The daughter of two wealthy entrepreneurs who escaped on one of the first ships to take off from Earth, Era was named for their hope of starting a new chapter in human history. She and over 70,000 other voyagers were placed in cryostasis as their ship ventured out in search of a Synd-free world. Era was barely more than a toddler when she awoke to the horrible, skittering sound of something with too many legs. The ship crash-landed on the planet Sameta, where Era--now the only survivor--was taken in by a Sametan rescue party who came to investigate.
She grew up happy and healthy, believing she was no different from the other Sametan children, except for her lack of antlers. As she began to grow older and question why that was, her parents told her the truth of where she'd been found. They gave her a helmet made from an artifact they'd found on the ship with her, a V-shaped item that rested on her forehead to mimic the antlers she wanted so desperately. Now knowing the truth about her origins, she left Sameta to find out more about humans and where she came from, changing her name to V-Merang in honor of Sametan naming customs.