So I got to thinking the other night about Vong-tech, Lambent crystals and Lightsabers.
(As per wookipedia)-Lambent was a type of crystal harvested by the Yuuzhan Vong. Lambents were the fruits of a certain Yuuzhan Vong plant. Lambent fields gave fruit when they were located on the surface of a planet or in a gravitational field created by dovin basals. For some reason, lambent plants did 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 would be 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 were used as communication crystals or light sources, as they could be dimmed or brightened by the thoughts of whoever possessed them
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.
Presumably, the organisms were integrated into the life on Zonama Sekot.
So this is the Idea [keep in mind, this is not to a common devise, rather a rare / possibly legacy Item concept]: By being Force Sensitive and in the company of the Vong (as Vergere was), you could probably not get away with toting around a lightsaber at all, but if you are a crafty baztard- it may be possible to work with what is available.
Below is an idea for lightsaber construction that would be almost impossible for a Force User to exercise without....
A.) Having spent at least a couple years with the Vong
B.) Trained in Physical Sci and or Galactic Lore
C.) Must have built at least one lightsaber prior to attempting this.
So the Idea is to build a non-mechanical lightsaber, thus not having access to a portable power source, let alone a fancy lightsaber power supply.
Considering their may not be a good "Electric Eel-like candidate" to function as a Vong-craft power supply, what can we do with the Force and a Lambent crystal?
My First thought was to create a talent...but I didn't want to dump all this on Dread_P's contest, so instead....lets let it be a community effort.
I still think this should be a talent, but I wanted to run it through the you guys- the think tank.
What if you could (as a Move Action) spend a Force Point and expend a certain Force Power to fuel a Vong-Craft-Lightsaber. The idea is that you actually roll the result of the Force point to determine the duration of the Lightsabers activation time in rounds. (1d6 + con mod= the number of rounds your lightsaber can remain active before you need to spend another force point)
In this way- since "You" are powering the weapon, your strength in the force should relate to the potency of your Vong-Craft-Lightsaber. This idea is modeled after how level dependant Force Point uses is gauged. So if you are....
Level 1-7, your weapon deals 1d6
Level 8-14, your weapon deals 2d6
Level 15+, your weapon deal 3d6
Strong in the Force ? You deal d8s instead of d6s
Power of the Dark Side- you deal an additional die of damage (this one may be too much, I don't know yet)
Since you must activate the Vong-Craft-Lightsaber with a Force Point AND a Force Power, we can tinker with a variation on how different powers might affect this system.
Activating Power, Saber color, Damage variation, and possibly a special effect ( ? )
Hatred Red Force Dark side
Lightning Purple Force Dark side
Corruption Brown Force Dark side + heal half damage inflicted
F Blast Lt. Blue Bludg ? Neutral
Cryokinesis Drk Blue Cold Neutral
Combustion Orange Fire Neutral
F Light White Stun Light side
Vital Transfer Gold Stun Light side + heal half damage inflicted
These are a few ideas; some are a stretch I will agree.
By Spending a Force Point and using certain Force Powers to "fire-up" this type of lightsaber- you create an option for unique variations. So people, masterminds, rules layers, hecklers, and dear community members- what do you think?
Disclaimer-Sorry guys...I'm a typo a minute today. I blame it on being stuck at work when I should be on safari in beautiful downtown- 1 more hour and counting...