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In the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 9 A Necessary Bond:

Kenobi: Ahsoka, it's good to see you're all safe.
Ahsoka: Yes master. We had quite an eventful mission.
Huyang: The most eventful since Master Yoda went to find his lightsaber crystal.
Younglings: Whoa! What! Tell us what happened! What happened then?

Me: Yes.. yes.. Tell us what happened!

Kenobi: I'm afraid that story will have to wait.

Me: Kenobi, you sucking backstory blocker!!! Anyway, I'll see it on SciFi.SE.

I wish they had told the story there, but I'm hoping it has been covered by EU. Does this story exist anywhere?

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/yoda Found the crystal I did. Herh herh herh. –  Jared Dec 11 '12 at 20:29
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The movies never show this, but the video game Knights of the Old Republic suggest that a more traditional Jedi apprenticeship (than the incomplete and rather extraordinary ones in the movies) simply includes finding the crystal for one's own hand-crafted lightsaber. Of course that was an even longer time ago than the long, long time ago the movies play, but I wouldn't be surprised if Huyang's comment merely hints at a non-standard way of Yoda finding his crystal - which is also what Wookipedia suggest though I can't identify the source of this quote:

Yoda constructed this lightsaber as an apprentice under the instruction of the architect droid Huyang. It is possible Yoda did this onboard the Crucible after acquiring his crystal on Ilum.

So probably something interesting happened on Ilum, but there's no specific information on this.

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