- "Alone for a Jedi is sometimes the only way."
- ―Lorana Jinzler
The third of four Jinzler children, Lorana was accepted for Jedi training at the age of 10 months, and was taken to the Temple, only meeting her jealous, hurt brother Dean at the initiation of Outbound Flight.
Often surprised by her master's gruff tone and high expectations, Jorus C'baoth and Lorana weren't as close as other Padawans and masters. Lorana was promoted to the level of Jedi Knight shortly before the launch of Outbound Flight, although Obi-Wan Kenobi thought she was a number of years off from completing her training.
Lorana was selected for the Outbound Flight exploration mission by her master. She was far more reasonable and humble than C'baoth, and during the initial stages of the flight, she could usually be found trying to appease the disgruntled passengers.
When Outbound Flight was attacked in warning by Commander Thrawn, many lives unintentionally perished and Lorana felt C'baoth's fall to the dark side. She tried to reach her master in time to help him but she sensed his death by the second wave of assault droids. When the outer ships were mostly destroyed by Kinman Doriana, the only survivors were Lorana and the fifty-seven passengers C'baoth had imprisoned in the central storage core.
While attempting to save the ship, Lorana met Syndic Thrass and Jorj Car'das on the bridge of D-One. She and Thrass had planned to land the ship on a planetoid in The Redoubt, with D-Three on the top, allowing them to use the small ship there to get aid. But the surviving passengers had moved to D-Four. With no other choice but to land D-1 on the bottom to save the colonists, Lorana and Thrass chose to sacrifice their lives for the survivors in D-Four.
Lorana wielded a green lightsaber, with an amethyst gem in the place of the activation stud (this gem had, unbeknownst to Lorana, been a gift from her parents). This lightsaber was recovered by Luke Skywalker, but was later destroyed. Lorana was humble and good-natured. It is speculated that she might have become a fine Jedi knight had her master, Jorus C'baoth, been less arrogant.