Thursday, June 29, 2006

luminara

Luminara UnduliBiographical informationPhysical descriptionChronological and political information
Homeworld

Mirial

Date of death

19 BBY

Species

Mirialan

Gender

Female

Height

1.7 meters

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Blue

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire

Affiliation

Jedi, Galactic Republic

"Pure defense is inferior to a combination of defense and offense."
— Luminara Unduli

Luminara Unduli was a Mirialan Jedi Master and a Senior General of the Old Republic during the time of the Clone Wars. Her last Padawan was Barriss Offee.

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Biography

Luminara had become a Master in the years prior to the Battle of Naboo. Like Offee, her previous Padawans had all been natives of Mirial, as their culture had a requirement that any children given to the Jedi Order were to be trained by Mirialan masters.

Luminara and Offee fought alongside each other on many occasions. On Ansion, with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, they foiled a plot by the Commerce Guild to force a secession of a vital world. Luminara and Barris were later part of the strike force to sent to rescue Obi-Wan and Anakin, and as a result fought in the Battle of Geonosis.

Luminara with Gumbaeki in the jungles of Kashyyyk
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Luminara with Gumbaeki in the jungles of Kashyyyk

During the Clone Wars, she served as a Senior General; the Sector Army under her command included the 9th Assault Corps. Luminara's last mission alongside her Padawan was at Ilum , where they were able tostop a CIS attempt at destroying the Force Crystals that formed inside the cave. After this, and a similar mission on Drongar, Barriss ascended to the rank of Jedi Knight, and the two rarely crossed paths from then on.

She possessed power that very few Jedi would be able to overcome. She had amazing lightsaber skills, as she was a master of Form III. Not only were her lightsaber skills superb, but she had also trained herself to become so incredibly flexible that she could easily twist to evade almost any attack that she did not block with her green lightsaber. These skills were in tandem with her apprentice, Offee, who had long studied at her side.

Her lower lip was stained a permanent purplish-black, and a series of interlocking black diamond-shaped tattoos covered her chin, while more intricate markings covered her knuckle joints. These were Mirialan signs of her dedication to physical discipline. Her eyes were of an intense blue color, a contrast to her olive-colored skin, that gave the Jedi Master a serene, outworldly look.

Luminara is gunned down on Kashyyyk in accordance with Order 66
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Luminara is gunned down on Kashyyyk in accordance with Order 66

Luminara was one of several Jedi sent to Kashyyyk following Separatistincursions into the area. Right before the battle of Kashyyyk, she and Jedi master Quinlan Vos were fighting droids, while out-numbered and out-gunned, a senario they would have died in if it wern't for Quinlan's old friend, Vilmarh Grahrk and the young Wookiee Chak. When the battle of Kashyyyk came, she was healing the wounded when the battle was nearing an end. The treacherous Order 66 was transmitted to the clone troopers in her squad and she was gunned down by the troopers under Commander Faie's command.

When the Galactic Empire emerged, official records compiled by Sate Pestage stated that Luminara was executed because she was a conspirator in the plot to overthrow the Republic

1 comment:

emmi2sweet said...

ha ha ha ... oh buddy, I thought this was a guy!