Quintessence was a form of dark energy. Originally thought impossible to tap into, the First Order discovered a way to harvest it, giving it a practically unlimited source of energy. The First Order used quintessence to create a superweapon called Starkiller Base, which could destroy entire star systems. When the superweapon fired its planet-shattering beam, it transformed the quintessence within into phantom energy, another form of dark energy.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization (First appearance)
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- Quintessence on Wikipedia