Korriban, immediately after the events in An Increasing Threat 6.
Master Ean Sheppard hurried across the ruined surface of Korriban, calling for Levid to show himself. He could feel the Dark Side coursing through both the planet and himself.
He did not care.
All that mattered was killing Levid and making things right.
Suddenly, a tall Zabrack appeared before him, stood atop a large rock.
Ean Sheppard: "Out of my way boy! I look for Levid!"
Darth Sion: "Levid has not yet arrived. You will have to make do with my apprentice, Darth Zealot, and myself."
Ean Sheppard: "I will kill you both!"
The two Sith lept forward and clashed their blades against Ean's.
Darth Sion: "So much anger, so much hate! You are questioning everything you know."
Ean Sheppard: "One cannot learn if one doesn't question. But I wouldn't expect a Sith to understand."
Sion backflipped over Sheppard whilst Zealot swung low for the Jedi's legs.
Darth Sion: "The Dark Side is what is fueling your power Sheppard. You must realise this."
Sion reached out with the Force and blasted Sheppard back into a boulder.
Ean Sheppard: "You are scum! And you know nothing of the Force!"
Darth Zealot snarled and pounced upon Sheppard.
Darth Zealot: "You dare insult my Master!?"
Just as Zealot was about to plunge his blade into Ean's chest, the Jedi jumped into the air, flipping over the Zabrack's head.
Darth Sion: "This is your end, Jedi."
He dashed forward and slashed his blade down upon Sheppard as he landed.
Sheppard let out a shaken gasp as his body fell away from his legs. He fell to the floor and lay still.
Darth Zealot: "It is done, Master."
Darth Sion: "Yes, you fought well, my apprentice."
Suddenly Sion's comlink crackled to life.
Darth Levid: "Lod Sion. Darth Nihilus requests you return to us. We are tracking an incoming ship..."