19 BBY, Order 66
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Rise of the Empire era
- "Good morning, Master Kenobi... if it is a good morning, which I doubt."
"Are you okay, Luminara? You seem depressed."
"My Padawan died last night. I could feel her slipping away, inevitably, falling into the black abyss of death. I cried for hours. Now I've come to accept it."
"Your Padawan, Barriss? She's not dead. She's standing right behind you."
"Oh." [pause] "Well, she'll die soon anyway. We all will. If you'll excuse me, it's time to bang my head against the wall."
- ―Luminara Unduli, in a typical conversation with Obi-Wan Kenobi
She honed her lightsaber skills in between her daily fretting and moping sessions. Fighting with her was difficult because she wore her huge, Guinan-like hat and thick, voluminous robes into combat. You could score several direct blaster hits on her, but you'd only be hitting robe. Several B2 super battle droids scored direct headshots on Luminara, but only singed her hat. Naturally, these garments were of a very dark hue.
sex partner Padawan was Barriss Offee, a much less depressive Mirialan Jedi with powerful healing abilities.Also on a mission she had "fun" with Ahsoka and they put it all up on holonet. Luminara was perpetually convinced that her Padawan was either dead or doomed. She abandoned Barriss on Ansion, on Ilum, and on Rodia, convinced that she'd fallen in battle, only to have her turn up weeks later. On Geonosis, Barriss was trapped under a pile of rubble with Ahsoka Tano, and Luminara once again insisted she was dead and started to leave, when Anakin Skywalker slapped her upside the head and made her help dig. They soon found them but Luminara gave up on them a second after being hit upside her head.
Luminara finally died on Kashyyyk during the Battle of Kashyyyk, when her clone troopers opened fire on her speeder bike, in compliance with Order 66. Even before Order 66, however, Commander Gree had already been planning her murder for months.