Star Wars - The Old Republic
Gardalas Aurosid - The Pink Panther
El corazón de Halm - Halm's heart
“The crystal is not, by itself, the power source of the weapon. Like the Force user, the crystal is attuned to the Force. Without that attunement, the crystal is just a rock. And while a non-Force user could probably ignite and wield a lightsaber, provided the crystal was properly attuned to the Force, all that lightsaber would be for him is a shaft of superheated plasma. But for a Jedi, the lightsaber becomes more: it is a manifestation of a Jedi’s connection to the Force.”
Popularly known as The Pink Panther, The Heart of Halm , and rumored to be the famous The Heart of the Guardian by others; this is an ancient crystal that was discovered on the biggest mine in the plante Halm on the Ardegan System . This gem was rumored lost for thousands of years and was rediscovered some time prior to the Jedi Civil War. Some rumor that this was possibly utilized as a lightsaber crystal by the redeemed Revan.
It is believed that the Heart was involved in the founding of the Jedi Order. According to prophecies of the Order, the Heart would appear at the time of greatest turmoil and help in bringing the galaxy into salvation. However, the Sith also believed it to be an object of their heritage, which in turn would have brought about their domination of known space.
Halm is today an arid planet but there was a time it was a bright red gas giant, Halm Nova. The Rakata empire consumed the giant gas to power one of his weapons leaving only the dense metallic core of the planet, produced by a combination of the extreme pressures present in the atmosphere of Halm Nova—pressures great enough to crush elements together—and the scraping of the liquefied air of the planet against its metallic core. For that reason Halm is known for his rare minerals; his gems increase in size with proximity to the core.
Halm’s gems were mostly valued for their beauty. The way that light reflected inside a Halm gem would make it seem as if it had a furnace within it. As a result, there were many Halm gem fisherman, who made a living out of collecting the gems.
Halm gems were some of the hardest objects known to the galaxy, and had industrial as well as decorative applications. Large Halm gems were mounted on drills and used for precision drilling when explosives could not be used. The largest of Halm’s gems is known as Halm’s Hart or as The Pink Panther. Despite their well known strength, Halm gems had shatterpoints, minuscule points where multiple edges and facets would come together, forming an extremely weak spot. If delivered at exactly the right point, and exactly the right way, the slightest tap could cause the entire gem to crumble. In the case of the Hart of Halm, in its weak distinctive flaw you can see something that resembles a leaping panther.