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Sabé Danrian was truly the most loyal of Queen Amidala's entourage. She was the closest friend the young queen had, or would have.

Many years ago she had pledged a vow that no matter where she went in life, she would always protect and support her Lady. She had made a young Jedi Knight swear he would do the same - and help her in her quest to protect her dearest friend.

When Obi-Wan Kenobi became aware that his former Padawan posed a grave threat to the Lady Amidala, he made sure Sabé was aware. She knew what she had to do.

Sabé stared at her reflection, and was amazed at what she saw. She appeared, for all intents and purposes, heavy with pregnancy. The costume was for a purpose…as were the tablets that lay before her. Senator Amidala had to die for Darth Vader to cease to hunt her…and everyone knew that the medidroids would be proof of any attempted deception.

There had to be a death today, someone who would be buried in the Tomb of Queens.

Sabé raised the pills to her lips and prayed that the gods would forgive her.