The Shepherd was an Imperial Star Destroyer under the command of Targ Seth Gul as part of a Sal Maroian task force commissioned to find and rescue the scattered Jedi after the Galactic Alliance turned on them.

It was damaged in a conflict with the Vagaari above Yavin IV while trying to rescue the Jedi Knight and her Padawan from the moon. After the fighting was over, the ship went to Bespin for repairs.

Later, it was present in the Battle of Sal Maro once again as Colonel Seth Gul's flagship. In that battle, it performed well and inflicted damage on several Galactic Alliance ships. The Shepherd was heavily damaged in that battle, but managed to survive to be repaired.