Shinos was a Sith Acolyte of the Sith Empire who trained on the planet Korriban during the Cold War. Shinos encountered the hermit Spindrall, who lived in the tombs of the Valley of the Dark Lords, and Spindrall only allowed Shinos to leave if the acolyte promised to send Spindrall's "final gift" to Darth Zash's apprentice, who he called "the one who will shape fates both future and ancient."