Book I, Part V
Sith apprentice Darth Maul has infiltrated an auction attended by the most dangerous crime bosses in the galaxy against the will of his Master, Darth Sidious. The prize: Jedi Padawan Eldra Kaitis, who was captured by profiteering gangster Xev Xrexus. With a group of bounty hunters – including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing – Maul has kidnapped the Padawan with the intention of killing her to satiate his vengeance against the Jedi.
Having discovered the theft, Xrexes shoots the hunters’ vessel down and invites the auction attendees to hunt them down. Maul and Eldra split off from their group in order to pick off the pursuers. Despite working together, they bait each other until finally, their lightsabers clash….