Shoashang owned a utility truck company, which was in reality a front for the black market. During the First Formic War, Wit O'Toole contacted Shoashang about buying military grade supplies. Wit O'Toole met Shoashang later with his men, Calinga and Lobo. Shoashang originally acted as though he did not have black market supplies when selling to Wit. Eventually, Shoashang took Wit back to where he had stored five Rhinos and other military weapons. Without negotiations, Wit bought the Rhinos and other military weapons such as grenades from Shoashang at the first price Shoashang offered, which shocked him because he was used to long negotiations.