Shyon was born on Toseng, part of a mining community on the southern continent of Toseng called Physnara. She is old enough to still remember how the Besalisk invited the Separatists to their small mining world and began to force the locals into back breaking labor, working her mother and many others to death, and how later the Empire had come to liberate them, only to enslave them again. The Besalisk species disappeared nearly overnight from Toseng. She remembered the dark rumors of relocation, and the conspiracy that followed in the wake of all the violence.
Some time after the Empire took over her father remarried and had another daughter, Astin. Shyon did her best to love Astin, but the resentment she felt towards the Humans was too strong. When she was fifteen she left Physnara and joined a small movement of Zabraks and Humans who opposed the Empire on Toseng.
The group was extremely small, and very pathetic in their attempts to thwart the Empire, but in time they garnered support from the Rebel Alliance and were able to actually make a difference. This would be their downfall as well. In the dead of night the Empire would send commandos into their base and kill everyone. Shyon survived because she was among the few holding key positions–in her case a university student located in the Capital, allowing her to move freely through the city and report back. When there had been someone to report back to.
She continued her studies, graduating with a major in political studies, and started trying to follow the plan that had originally been laid out: Get on the inside.
It really was by chance that she met Rori Brebor. His brother Oiran had been leader of their little rebel group, so she recognized him easily when they crossed paths in a bar. Rori had left the planet years ago, but now he was back, and he planned to save his people. She was instantly his, and his dream was her dream.
Using every political connection she'd established over the years and the network she'd slowly started to build, as well as Rori's instinct and her own political savvy, she propelled him on a meteoric rise. First at a small, local level, building a small base, and eventually bigger and bigger until whole provinces were considered to back Rori Brebor.
Everything was done legally, and under the nose of the Imperial Governor Spidrucket. There was some opposition of course, but their brains would continuously outwit the brawn of the Empire. And then the Battle of Endor happened, and that pushed their momentum as hard as it could ever, and for once everything Rori and Shyon had fought for was within their grasp...
Until the Battle of Toseng. Rori did his best to stop it only to be assassinated by Shyon's very own sister Astin. The two sisters had reunited months ago, and Shyon had taken it in stride, another mote of joy in her life, and she could never have foreseen Astin's bloody, calculated betrayal. Rori was dead. Toseng was ravaged. Shyon herself was caught in the explosion, receiving burns along her upper back, the back of her neck and part of her left cheek.
When Shyon awoke had nothing left. She remembered Major Barraken, the New Republic Intelligence Officer who risked himself to save so many of them that had been caught in the explosion. She remembered the pilots of Renegade Wing sacrificing themselves to fend off the Empire from her home, even though they too had been betrayed.
As soon as she recovered she applied to enlist in the New Republic and was accepted into the Regis' Training Wing. She has a drive about her, something that pushes her. She won't just free Toseng from the Empire, she'll free the entire Galaxy, and one day repay the Renegades for the debt she's decided she owes them. Believe it or not, she's proven to be a great shot and a pretty competent pilot.