The hilt was encased in a simple shell of duranium alloy, chosen for its durability and light weight. Inside the lightsaber employed a bifurcating cyclical-ignition pulse that allowed the lightsaber to operate underwater due to a combination of two crystals, rather than one. Because the lightsaber was double-bladed, essentially that meant it was two seperate lightsabers attached by a shared hilt. So in order for the ignition pulse to work, Dragus employed not two but four lightsaber crystals. Both sections of the hilt were gifted with a twin combination of lignan and stygium crystals.
Produced from each emitter was a dark crimson energy beam that appeared as contained boiling plasma. The use of stygium crystals allowed Dragus to better focus his newly developing stealth abilities, while the lignan crystals assisted him in channeling the Dark Side of the Force. While the lignan crystals were taken from the New Order of the Eye's treasury, the two stygium crystals used were taken from the cloaking unit of the Sith clone's private transport. Dragus believed that using stones of the same foundation would grant him a deeper bond to the technology. The Famine Lord affectionately referred to the lightsaber as "Pagoola", which is Ewokese for "Darkness".