- "Your hospitality is as welcome as the prospect of refreshment."
- ―Beknit speaking to Shanko.
Shanko was an insectoid, and the owner and bartender of Shanko's Hive, a drinking establishment located on the inner floor of Borgo Prime. He was a capable bartender and could stay focused on his job despite the constant chaos that erupted inside the walls of Shanko's Hive. Though the majority of his customers were disreputable, he took great pride in the fact that they attracted many more paying customers who were seeking them out.
- Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy (First appearance)
- Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
- Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur