Gundark's Jedi Knighthood was transformed into that of the life of a Master when the council bestowed the title upon her just two years ago, however she has yet to take on a padawan, despite being 37 now. Born on Vataan, she was taken into the Jedi order when she was all of two years old, however her parents both died along with the rest of the unfortunate population when Vataan went super-nova when Gundark was 10. The loss was bitter, but Gundark knew the tragedy was purely fate; she reconciled her anger and grief though her training and came out much the wiser Jedi on the other end. The council relies much upon her cool, collected thinking and ability to control her fear, fear that would lead to anger, hate and suffering, and thus to the dark side as many times Master Yoda had told her. Gundark had lost track of how many field missions she had been sent on by the council, but accepted each assignment with the respect due the council, usually without question. Ushgarak was one of her closest friends in the order and he was quite strong with the Force, despite the emotional baggage of his past.