- Ta'a Chume: "No one hurt."
- Tenel Ka: "It was a bomb?"
- Ta'a Chume: "Yes. In the dining hall. [We] must leave immediately."
- Tenel Ka: "We were all supposed to be in the dining hall!"
- Jaina: "So that bomb—"
- Ta'a Chume: "—was meant for the princess and me."
- ―Ta'a Chume, Tenel Ka, and Jaina after the explosion of the bomb
In 23 ABY, the dining hall of Fountain Palace, the personal residence of the Hapan Queen Mother on the planet Hapes, was bombed. The bomb was meant to kill Ta'a Chume, the matriarch of Hapes, and her granddaughter Tenel Ka, the Hapan princess. However, because they had unexpectedly decided to eat in Tenel Ka's private room with her friends and fellow Jedi trainees Lowbacca, Jacen Solo, and Jaina Solo, no one was hurt by the explosion of the bomb. As a result of the bomb, the young Jedi were sent to the private island stronghold of the Royal Family of Hapes, Reef Fortress, where they were watched over by Yfra, who was Ta'a Chume's personal ambassador, and some Hapan Honor Guards. Ta'a Chume traveled back and forth between Reef Fortress and Fountain Palace as she personally attended the investigation of the bombing. Later, one of the bomb conspirators was caught. However, the prisoner was poisoned before she could be interrogated.
Behind the scenes
The bombing of Fountain Palace was described in Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta and published in 1996. It was later mentioned in the 1998 Star Wars Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet.
- Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers (First appearance)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Essential Chronology (Indirect mention only)
- The New Essential Chronology (Indirect mention only)