Ah, my head is spinning but I do want to concentrate (without circular arguments if possible) about the idea of the Council not knowing Palps is Force-sensitive. 1. We know Naboo is in the Republic. 2. We are fairly certain that all children within the Republic are tested for midi and corollary to that, can assume that the Jedi have contacted the parents to discuss taking the child Palps into the Order Beyond that is conjecture. I *assume* that if the parents say no, baby Palps (wow, what a thought!) was never brought before the Council. I would *assume* there were records of his testing, whether on Naboo alone, within the Order's archives, or both It is possible if just on Naboo, Palps master found a means of erasing them. It is possible that Dooku erased the records within the archives at the same time he deleted Kamino. It is therefore within the bounds of possibility that the Order might once have had a means of knowing about Palps sensitivity and it is equally possible that those means were erased by the time it might have done some good.