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A Force-sensitive Human of Dathomiri descent, Shae Koda was trained in the ways of the Force by the Je'daii Order on the planet Tython, one of nine planets in the Tython system which made up the Settled Worlds. Raised by her parents until she was orphaned at the Battle of Kaleth, the final battle of the Despot War, Koda achieved the rank of Journeyer at which time she carried a single Force-imbued blade as a defense against the wilds of Tython. During her travels between the nine Great Temples in 25,793 BBY, Koda studied under the guidance of Temple Master Quan-Jang at the Temple of Science, Anil Kesh. Together in the labs, Koda and Master Quan-Jang created a rancor-dragon, whom Koda named Butch. Sometime during their work together, Koda delved into the Abyss of Ruh to collect specimens for the project and almost died.
While attempting to train the rancor-dragon, a mysterious man named Xesh, a Force Hound of the Infinite Empire crashed the Rakatan ship called the Devourer near the Rift on Tython. The surge of deaths associated with the crash alerted all Je'daii to the foreign presence on the world, as well as stirring a Force storm that would rage across the entire planet. Sensing the disturbance through a vision while deep inside the Rift, Koda was nearly killed before being rescued by Master Quan-Jang. Detailing the vision to her master, Koda was ordered to follow the vision to where ever it may lead in order to maintain balance in the Force.
At the crash site, Koda met fellow Journeyers Sek'nos Rath and Tasha Ryo, both of whom had experience similar visions. Searching the wreckage of the alien ship, the trio discovered an escape pod carrying the stranger known as Xesh. Drawing their blades, the Je'daii were shocked as Xesh's Forcesaber easily cut through their durasteel blades. Despite the loss of their weapons, the three Je'daii's mastery of the Force outmaneuvered Xesh and Koda was able to take the Forcesaber from his grasp. Unarmed and winded, the Je'daii forced Xesh deeper into the Rift towards the dangerous Abyss of Ruh. While tracking the Force Hound, the three Je'daii experienced hallucinations brought on by the dark energies inside the Abyss. Koda was sent into a rage after apparitions of her deceased parents stirred resentment she held towards them for abandoning her through their deaths. After Rath was able to calm her, the trio was able to locate Xesh as he battled a saarl. When Rath's distraction only antagonized the beast, the group was forced to flee deeper into the cave. Making a final stand, Koda and her allies attempted to hold off the beast but were unable to turn on the Forcesaber she had confiscated from Xesh. At the urging of her fellows, Koda relinquished possession of the saber to Xesh in hopes that he would activate it and kill the saarl; however Xesh took the weapon and abandoned the Je'daii to their fate.To his surprise, none of them did. Xesh then spontaneously aided Shae against the saarl, ultimately killing it.
The Je'daii Masters soon arrived, having determined that Xesh was the cause of the storm threatening Tython and demanded that he surrender. Xesh then turned on the Je'daii, only to be struck by lightning channeled by Master Quan-Jang. In anger, Shae grabbed Xesh's Forcesaber, blaming him for the apparent death of her Master. Xesh willingly resigned himself to death and encouraged her to eat his heart. Shae relented, stating that it wasn't the Je'daii way. Xesh remarked that they were odd beings and passed out.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Shae Koda was very talented in the Force, and among several of her known abilities, there was the animal friendship, which she used to tame her female Rancor, Butch. She was also one of the four known force-sensitives that received a vision of Xesh's impending arrival on Tython. She along with her Master, was able to use Alchemy of some kind, creating a winged rancor, which she would name Butch, her pet. She was also proficient with hand-to-hand combat as showed when fighting Xesh.
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 1: Force Storm, Part 1 (First appearance) (Cover only)
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 2: Force Storm, Part 2
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 3: Force Storm, Part 3
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 4: Force Storm, Part 4
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 5: Force Storm, Part 5
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 6: The Prisoner of Bogan, Part 1
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 7: The Prisoner of Bogan, Part 2
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 0 (First mentioned)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 138 (Indirect mention only)