Situated in the Mid Rim Territories within grid square Q-16 of the Standard Galactic Grid, Yuw was an astronomical object[1] where the Dark Quarter was located.[3] The Llanic Spice Run[2] hyperspace route connected it to[1] the planets[4][5] Llanic and Mon Gazza.[1] At some point prior to the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY,[6] the Sith Lord Darth Vader traveled to Yuw after learning of a plot to assassinate him. He interrogated and killed several bounty hunters in the Dark Quarter in order to gain information on the Hidden Hand criminal syndicate, who were behind the plot.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Yuw appeared in the first issue of the 2019 comic-book series Star Wars: Target Vader, written by Robbie Thompson, illustrated by Marc Laming and Cris Bolson, and released by Marvel Comics[3] on July 3, 2019.[7]


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Timelines' map of the galaxy
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Timelines' map of the galaxy places Yuw along the hyperspace route Heir to the Jedi identifies as the Llanic Spice Run.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Target Vader 1
  4. Poe Dameron: Free Fall
  5. Shadow Fall
  6. Star Wars: Target Vader is set before Empire Ascendant 1, which in turn takes place before the Battle of Hoth. Therefore, the events of Target Vader 1, including Yuw's appearance, must take place sometime before the Battle of Hoth, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 3 ABY.
  7. MarvelLogo.svg Star Wars: Target Vader (2019) #1 on Marvel Comics' official website (backup link)
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