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The Acquisition Division of the Jedi Order was responsible for taking Force-sensitive children to the Jedi Temple to become Jedi. Jedi recruiters of the Acquisition Division dealt closely with the Galactic Republic in their pursuit of new members. On all Republic worlds, newborns were subject to mandatory blood-testing to detect the concentration of Midi-chlorians in a sample. If results were returned with a high percentage, the sample was forwarded to the Temple on Coruscant for recording in the Division's database, known as the Kyber memory crystal.
Recruiters were tasked with using the information in the Kyber crystal to seek out and recruit those infants who showed potential, taking them from their families or guardians. While the Jedi did seek permission from the birth parents as to whether the child might be raised in the Order, the Jedi were given legal authority to take custody of any and all Force-sensitives. If a potential Force-user was identified in later stages of development, a positive test result might not have been definitive in judging their potential to become a Jedi. Special equipment was used in testing their perception and preternatural abilities, such as the testing screen.
Recruiter An'ya Kuro was responsible for the recruitment of future High Council member Ki-Adi-Mundi at the late age of four, while the nine year old Anakin Skywalker was discovered by non-Recruiter Qui-Gon Jinn on distant Tatooine. Roan Shryne, discovered by a recruiter and taken to the Temple at the age of three, was later offered a post in the Acquisition Division, but turned it down.
- Star Wars: Republic: Vow of Justice (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
- "Order 66: Destroy All Jedi"—Star Wars Insider 87
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force (Indirect mention only)