During the Galactic Civil War the Empire conducted experiments with Firegems to use them as high-energy power sources. The Pa'lowick system was quarantined and a task force of Star Destroyers and Imperial Customs cruisers patrolled the region to keep out trespassers. They also would detonate to high levels of radiation found in starship reactor cores, making them highly dangerous.
- The Truce at Bakura (First mentioned)
- The Truce at Bakura Sourcebook
- Gundark's Fantastic Technology: Personal Gear
- The New Essential Guide to Alien Species