The Weighted Thread is a large cargo barge. Due to her huge draft compared to other watercraft common to the City, the Weighted Thread mainly travels the Nothing, to avoid any underwater hazards. Her unique construction gives the Weighted Thread a cargo capacity many times larger than that of other barges with her full load being well over 500 tons.
As a baby, Shana was handed to a perplexed Hirplakker representative by a Lostfinder. The macrocorp became an unlikely foster family to her, for which she plies the canals somewhere amongst which she must have once come from.