Darth Sidious sends Darth Maul on a mission to eliminate
a certain disturbance in the Force. Sidious informs Maul
that the phenomenon threatens to wake the Jedi from
their complacency and inability to sense the return of
Maul tracks his quarry to a cantina on a planet in the
Outer Rim. The disturbance is in the form of a Drovian
brute called Silus, who is extremely strong in the dark
side of the Force. Silus is a champion competitor in a
fighting sport that involves use of the Force, and the
winning of credits.
When Maul enters, an Aleena called Tabor engages Silus
in combat. Tabor is no match for him, and dies quickly.
Maul confronts Silus, and opens a holocommunication
channel to his master. Through the holo, Sidious offers
Silus an opportunity to become his new apprentice: by
giving him a chance to kill Darth Maul. Maul is confused
by his Master's apparent betrayal, and turns to great
anger. He kills Silus without much effort. Maul later
realizes that it was merely a test of his own strength,
and a lesson demonstrating that in fear there is power.