For many years TAO had had a great interest in the Jedi Order. It was only the destruction of their great Order that had led to the young Cerean searching the Force sensitive worlds of the Galaxy for survivors.
His search eventually led him to Korriban and he found his way to an ancient cave that felt strange to him.
Slowly TAO began to descend deeper into the Temple, feeling all the more as if the Temple was calling to him.
After a short while TAO stumbled across a room filled with large chests. He knelt down and began to search them for anything of interest.
Darth Levid walked silently into the room, watching the Cerean for a short while. He then activated his blade.
Darth Levid: "Well well, what do we have here then?"
With a wave of his hand Levid plucked the Cerean from the ground and gripped him at the throat with the Force.
Darth Levid: "Who are you?"
TAO: "P... Please. My... My name is TAO. Don't kill me!"
Darth Levid: "No? We shall see..."
Levid led TAO to one of the Temple's halls and threw him before Darth Nihilus.
Darth Levid: "Lord Nihilus, I found this boy stumbling through the Temple. I would have killed him but I sense..."
Darth Nihilus: "The Force in him. Yes it is strong, not as strong as your connection but strong nevertheless."
Darth Levid: "He could become a powerful Sith."
Darth Nihilus: "Boy? If offered would you join us and accept us as your Masters?"
TAO: "Yes, anything!"
Nihilus: "So be it..."
Darth Sion suddenly walked in.
Darth Nihilus: "Sion, you're late. Where is your Apprentice?"
Darth Sion: "Darth Zealot is dead. He died fighting Dana Kowls and Ordan Minoh."
Darth Nihilus: "You sent him on his own? Why did you not consult me?"
Darth Sion: "I train my Apprentices in the way I see fit!"
Darth Levid: "Forgive my intrusion Masters. But we all know that Zealot was weak. His Force connection was minimal. Why doesn't Lord SIon take the Cerean as his new Apprentice?"
Darth Sion: "Hmm, the Force is strong in him, stronger than Zealot for sure."
Suddenly the young Cerean was launched powerfully into the wall.
The three Sith turned to see Darth Zealot stood before them.
Darth Sion: "Zealot! You live?"
Darth Zealot: "Yes, Master. Although this fact seems disappointing to you."
Darth Sion: "We only spoke the truth Apprentice. You have much to learn!"
Darth Zealot: "I agree. But I am your Apprentice, you cannot take this boy!"
Darth Nihilus: "Zealot is right. Darth Levid, you will take the boy as your Apprentice. Pass on what I passed to you. This shall be your final test."
Darth Levid: "As you wish, My Lord."
And so Darth Levid would begin TAO's training, and yet another powerful Sith would join the unseen threat that the Galaxy was yet to face...
In the depths of the Temple, Darth Zealot searched the Dark Side. He was starting to doubt his Masters, doubt his position. Something was wrong with what he was doing.
His holopad chimed, signaling that Darth Sion was summoning him. Zealot gritted his teeth and walked forward.
Darth Sion: "Zealot, we are here to discuss your failure on Naboo."
Slowly, Zealot unclipped his blade and activated it.
Darth Zealot: "No Master. We are here to discuss your failure."