Crystal Lambent
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Lambent

Lambents are a type of crystal harvested by the Yuuzhan Vong, the fruits of a certain Yuuzhan Vong plant. Lambent fields give fruit when they are located on the surface of a planet or in a gravitational field created by dovin basals. For some reason, lambent plants does not give fruit when placed in an artificial gravity well, such as interdiction fields existing on starships or space stations; but this can be attributed to New Republic disinformation to the Yuuzhan Vong.

When ready for harvesting, the lambent is cut from a milky sac hidden behind the leaves of the plant that grew it. Before cutting off the lambent, the harvester or his helper, usually a non-Yuuzhan Vong slave, would have to calm the plant by touching it in a slow manner. Lambents are used as communication crystals or light sources, as they could be dimmed or brightened by the thoughts of whoever possessed them.

The Jedi Anakin Solo encountered lambent-bearing plants on a field on Yavin 4 while in Yuuzhan Vong captivity. Solo used a personally-harvested lambent as a lightsaber crystal. Because he became "attached" to his lambent, he was able to use the crystal as a conduit to vaguely sense any Yuuzhan Vong around him.

After the Second Battle of Coruscant, the beaten New Republic forces on Borealis supplied false information to the Yuuzhan Vong that stated they were growing lambents to equip more members of the New Jedi Order with the creatures to attune themselves to the enemy. Furthermore, the misinformation stated that lambents were being grown by the New Republic to power superlasers.

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