"Light repeating blasters have been added to squads in almost every sector, but the rearming effort has been sporadic everywhere but in three sectors where better than half of the line squads have been re-equipped: Shwuy, Harron and Nembus."
―A compilation of Imperial documents by Rebel Alliance Major Arhul Hextrophon[src]

The Shwuy sector was located in the Colonies and contained the Uviuy Exen system. The planet Uviuy Exen was situated at the intersection of the hyperlanes known as the Hydian Way and the Shwuy Exchange.

Uviuy Exen was already a part of the Galactic Republic by 22,000 BBY and was a member of the Galactic Empire by 17 BBY. By the time of the Battle of Yavin, more than half of all the line squads of the Imperial Army in the Shwuy sector had been armed with light repeating blasters. During the later struggle between the Empire and the New Republic, Uviuy Exen was the site of a pair of battles between the two factions.

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The Shwuy sector[1] was located in the Northern Dependencies portion of[2] the Colonies region.[1] It shared its name with the area known as the Shwuy Perimeter[5] and contained the Uviuy Exen system,[1] which in turn was the site of the heavily populated planet of the same name.[4]

The Uviuy Exen system lay at the intersection of two hyperlanes.[3] The minor hyperspace route[6] known as the Shwuy Exchange connected the system to the Dankayo system. The Hydian Way super-hyperroute, specifically the portion that had at one point been known as the Corsin Run and had been merged into the modern Hydian Way by 3694 BBY, linked Uviuy Exen to the Eeropha and Wakeelmui systems.[3]

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"On heavily populated worlds in those sectors, such as Uviuy Exen in Shwuy and Trammen in Harron, every single line squad has been completely armed with light repeating blasters."
―A compilation of Imperial documents by Rebel Alliance Major Arhul Hextrophon[src]

More than half of the Imperial Army squads in the Shwuy sector were armed with light repeating blasters.

Although space surrounding the Uviuy Exen system became well-explored between 20,000 BBY and 15,000 BBY, the planet Uviuy Exen had already been incorporated into the Galactic Republic by 22,000 BBY.[3] By 17 BBY, Uviuy Exen fell under the control of the Galactic Empire,[7] and, by the time of the Battle of Yavin, more than half of all the line squads of the Imperial Army in the Shwuy sector had been armed with light repeating blasters. The latter fact was noted by Rebel Alliance historian Major Arhul Hextrophon in a compilation of Imperial documents for Alliance Supreme Commander Mon Mothma and other Rebel officers.[4]

The military of the New Republic defeated the forces of Imperial Warlord Zsinj at Uviuy Exen in 6 ABY as part of a drive to push Imperials up the Hydian Way,[7] and the Shwuy sector[1] world had fallen under New Republic control that same year. However, four years later, Imperial forces advancing from the Inner Rim's Chagri system defeated the New Republic in another battle in the Uviuy Exen system before continuing on to the Brentaal system in the Core Worlds.[3]

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"Placing the galaxy's major trade routes, like the Corellian Run and the Hydian Way, was the equivalent of erecting the spine. The other body parts came easier after that milestone, but it often turned into a maddening game of 'the Fakir sector's connected to the Shwuy sector, the Shwuy sector's connected to the Uoti sector…'"
―Daniel Wallace[src]

The Shwuy sector was first mentioned in the 1989 Imperial Sourcebook, written by Greg Gorden and published by West End Games for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.[8] When discussing the writing of the 2009 reference book The Essential Atlas in the "Blaster" department of the 111th issue of Star Wars Insider magazine, Daniel Wallace, co-author of the book, mentioned that the Shwuy sector was connected to the[9] Core Worlds'[1] Uoti sector, despite no official Star Wars sources providing evidence of such connection.[9]

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