The Battle of Theed Palace (also called the Resiege of Theed or Second Battle of Theed) was the turning point of the Invasion of Naboo, taking place at the same time as the Battle of Grassy Plains and the Naboo Space Battle.
Entry to the Palace
As the battle for Naboo raged on in space and in the plains, a ready force of Naboo soldiers entered the city and escorted the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with Captain Panaka and Padme Amidala, into the capital city of Theed. The squad of Gian Speeders destroyed the AAT defenses, allowing the team to enter the Theed Palace. The battle waged on in the corridors of the castle, and eventually into the hangar bay, where the team was pinned down by Droidekas. Anakin Skywalker, taking refuge in a N-1 starfighter, destroyed the droids with the craft's laser blasts, allowing the other pilots to take off.
Upon leaving the hangar, the team was confronted by Darth Maul.
As the starfighters left the hangar, taking several casualties from an AAT hidden outside the hangar bay, the Jedi and Sith engaged in a duel that waged on into a the Theed Generator Complex. Amidala, Panaka, and their security forces left the hangar unscathed through a separate door.
Retaking of the Palace
Queen Amidala and Panaka with their own group tried to break through the throne room where their target, Vicery Nute Gunray, had made himself nicely at home. However, a squad of droidekas surrounded Amidala's rebels and they put down their weapons.
After being led to the throne room as captured enemies, the Queen and her protectors were not to be prisoners for too long. Sabé and her team suddenly appeared, distracting the viceroy and droids long enough for Panaka to unlock a secret compartment full of blasters, and throwing them to his fellow freedom fighters. The confused battle droids were quickly shot down and the doors to the throne room jammed, locking in Viceroy Gunray and his second-in-command, Rune Haako, with Queen Amidala's pistol ready to kill at a moment's notice. The two cowardly Neimoidians didn't dare make any wrong moves. The two most prominent leaders of the Trade Federation were now in custody. Theed had been taken back from Federation control.
Duel in Theed
Meanwhile, Darth Maul engaged Obi-Wan Jenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in a furious lightsaber duel. They fought through a pair of blast doors connecting the hangar to the Theed Generator Complex. On a catwalk across the Complex the duel raged, Maul being more formidable than either Jedi or even both together; he wielded a double-bladed lightsaber. The catwalk met a hall with laser fields. Eventually Kenobi and Jinn were separated by the laser barriers, leaving Qui-Gon to duel alone with Maul. Kenobi could only watch in horror as his master was impaled by the Sith Lord. Finally the laser fields swiched off and Kenobi ran through to avenge his master's fatal blow.
Overcome with hatred, Kenobi was manipulated by Maul's dark senses and the Sith suddenly kicked Kenobi into a melting pit. Kenobi clung for his life on a power node, watching his lightsaber disappear down the endless pit. As the Sith lord came in for the kill, Kenobi was able to relax his nerves to the Light Side. He flung himself out of the pit, Force-guided his master's lightsaber into his hand, and landed with a single sweeping death blow. The Sith lord fell into the melting pit in two pieces. By then, the rest of Naboo had been liberated and the Invasion of Naboo was over.
- "Peace and peace!"
- ―Boss Nass