She was part of the Ones, a family of powerful Force-wielders featured in The Clone Wars TV series. She was mortal, unlike her "family", and in an attempt to hold onto the life she so loved, she did the forbidden - she drank from the Font of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge. Her actions corrupted her, transforming her into the twisted, immortal entity known as Abeloth.
Abeloth is not seen at first, but her influence manifests itself in the form of madness affecting young Jedi Knights. For Luke Skywalker, this comes at the worst possible time: two-and-a-half years have passed since his late nephew, Jacen Solo, wrought havoc as the Sith Lord Darth Caedus during a brief, but violent and catastrophic civil war, and ties between Luke's Jedi Order and the government are at a low point. After the current head-of-state, former Imperial Admiral Natasi Daala, exiles Luke, he travels with his son Ben to find out why Jacen turned to the dark side. This leads them on a quest that brings them into alliance, and later conflict, with a "Lost Tribe of Sith" and ultimately Abeloth herself.
Abeloth proves to be no run-of-the-mill adversary, able to use avatar bodies to disguise herself and stave off death. She takes control of the Lost Tribe and later the Galactic Alliance, then flees back to her homeworld after being discovered. At the end of the series, Luke confronts Abeloth in a metaphysical battle alongside a mysterious Sith Lord named Darth Krayt. During the fight, Luke's allies destroy all of her remaining avatars almost simultaneously, allowing Luke to finish her off. Just in case, Luke sends a group of Jedi to find the magical Dagger of Mortis so that Abeloth, should she ever show her face again, can be killed once and for all.