- "According to the priest, the gems are living entities… Life forms from another part of the cosmos swept here by the cataclysm that created the Red Nebula. They're mates of sorts. As long as they are together, they radiate a sense of well being, a positive physical aura—an aura that can affect their surroundings. Separated, their well being turns to anguish and the aura turns negative, radiating stronger… growing…"
- ―Domina Tagge
The Great Life Jewels were a pair of gems that appeared in the Red Nebula after the cataclysm that separated it from the rest of the galaxy. Together, they had the power to preserve life within their proximity; however, once separated, they carried a fatal disease known as the Crimson Forever.
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. III, p. 87 ("Red Nebula")