Before being horrifically cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo, Darth Maul was a rabid young Sith Apprentice, absolutely craving for the day he would get to slaughter a Jedi. After hearing reports that a Twi’Lek Jedi Padawan was being held outside of Republic space, Maul enlisted the help of notorious bounty hunter Cad Bane, to hunt down and locate the young Jedi. So, lets find out how things went when Cad Bane, Darth Maul and Aurra Sing teamed up to hunt her down… Darth Maul FINALLY teamed up with Cad Bane, long before the time of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and the Clone wars!
So, the story begins on the smuggler’s moon Nar Shaddaa, where Darth Maul is currently racing too, after discovering that someone there has information about the location of the captured Jedi Padawan. Feeling pure rage and hatred for the Jedi, Maul goes against the wishes of his Master, Darth Sidious, and decides to hunt down this lost padawan. After landing on the smuggler’s moon below, Maul Menacingly enters a local cantina, and his dramatic entrance draws the heads of everyone inside. Ignoring the dark started, Maul simply walks up to the bartender and the bartender immediately knows that Maul is here only for information.
The only words to come out of the Sith Apprentice’s mouth are “Xev Xrexus”, expecting the bartender to know what he’s talking about. The bartender quickly notices that Maul is a fellow Zabrak, but before he can get friendly with him, Maul growls that he does not know anything about him, and repeats the name from earlier. The bartender tells Maul that he’s come to the wrong place, because his customers don’t appreciate questions and it would probably be best if he left quietly, before anyone were to harm him. Maul again growls in anger, asking again for the woman named Xev, to which he finally gets a response.
A Quarren man behind him taps Maul on the shoulder and tells him that he knows exactly who this Xev is, but won’t be saying a word about in to Maul, because only a Jedi would care enough to ask about it. The quarren then takes a step back, brutally insulting Darth Maul and calling him a Jedi lackey. This then sends maul into an unstoppable rage, bursting out with fury and kicking the Quarren out of the window. Outside a massive brawl erupts, and Maul is a ready to pull his bleeding red lightsaber out to end things quickly, but hesitates for a moment.
He knows that if he pulls his red blade out, his identity will be revealed and his master would learn of this disobedience, and punish him harshly. So instead, he resorts to hand to hand combat, using a few objects in the process, and knocking out the other patrons cold. Eventually, the Quarren gets up and blasts Maul with his ink reflex, blinding the Zabrak and allowing the others to knock him down. The quarren, named Dirty Calgriz now has his blaster bolt pointed directly at maul, ready to put a bolt between his eyes, but before he can even pull the trigger, Maul flings a nearby knife straight through his heart, killing him on the spot.