Shardra was an outlaw tech working in the Corporate Sector. She was in grease up to her elbows tweaking a spice freighter's alluvial dampers when she met Klaus "Doc" Vandangante, and the two mechanics immediately fell in love. Shardra introduced Doc to her profession, which he adopted. Eventually, they had a daughter, Jessa Vandangante. Shardra died in a fuel dump explosion, leaving Doc to raise their daughter.