Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm 5 is the fifth issue in the Force Storm story arc of the Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi comic book series and the fifth issue of the series in total. Written by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, the issue was scripted by Ostrander, pencilled by Duursema, colored by Wes Dzioba, inked by Dan Parsons, and lettered by Michael Heisler, and it was released on June 20, 2012. The issue sees the end of the confrontation between the Force Hound Xesh and the Je'daii Order in the Rift on the planet Tython, as well as the end of the titular Force Storm. The end of the issue sees Xesh exiled to the moon of Bogan, setting up the events of The Prisoner of Bogan arc.
As the first arc of the epic tale comes to a close, powers beyond even the Je'daii's understanding will be revealed, and a threat to the galaxy at large will be unveiled!
The Force Hound Xesh abandoned the Je'daii Journeyers who saved him from the saarl in the Rift, but he remains behind to watch them fight. However, Shae Koda's demonstration of the light side of the Force and her determination to protect her friends intrigues the Force Hound, who returns to join Koda in her fight as Je'daii Rangers Rori Fenn and Hawk Ryo arrive to aid them. Xesh succeeds in killing the saarl, but the Force Storm continues to grow in power with the Force Hound at its center. With the aid of the other Je'daii Temple Masters, Quan-Jang shifts the Force back into balance and ends the storm, though his apparent death in doing so leads an enraged Koda to activate Xesh's Forcesaber—a feat only the Force Hound had been capable of—and to try and kill Xesh in revenge before she comes to her senses. Xesh, Quan-Jang, and the others are healed of their injuries at Mahara Kesh, the Temple of Healing, but despite the Journeyers' protests, the Je'daii Council exiles Xesh to Bogan so that he can find balance.
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- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Book One—Force Storm
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Tales of the Jedi Vol. 1
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