In 2370, Skoran purchased fragments of a crashed Federation deep space probe due to their unusual metallic properties from "Jayden". "Jayden" was an amnesiac Data, who was on a mission to retrieve the probe when he suffered memory loss from the radiation. Skoran fashioned jewelry out of the metal and distributed it widely within his village on Barkon IV. What Skoran did not know, however, was that the metal was radioactive and was causing radiation poisoning to spread within the village.
As more people became sick, Skoran blamed "Jayden" for the sickness. Skoran led a group of villagers that attacked and disabled Data just as he was placing an antidote to the poisoning in the town well.
In addition to his violent tendencies, Skoran was both a liar and a thief. He promised to pay twenty doraks for the metal fragments and then swore that he had only pledged fifteen. (TNG: "Thine Own Self")