From The Heretic Knowledge Vault
Nera's story starts here. She was the 6-month-old occupant of a baby carrier being schlepped around by her unnamed mother, one of the denizens of the Malletarian compound in Veracia, when they had the misfortune to run into Jamie and colleagues in the catacombs beneath the compound. This was a fairly trigger-happy crew under the best of conditions, and since this encounter occurred right after the adventurers had been in a big firefight with the Malletarians, not to mention received psychic damage from the Malletarians' messy sacrifice of Liz Arganial, it definitely was not "the best of conditions" for a peaceful sit-down to coo over how cute this bambino was. A short bit of gunplay (and a murderous word from Wilbur Hamael) later, Nera was an orphan, and Jamie was a surrogate mother.
Ever since that unfortunate ending, Nera has been hauled around by Jamie, or sometimes by Jamie's own mother Jasmine, as they wander the boonies of Farrel. Nera serves mainly to make cute noises, turn food into full diapers at a truly heroic rate, and just maybe, keep the weirdness of the party from careening too far off the deep end -- although the mechanism by which Ayiee helps with the "food" part of the gig certainly qualifies as "weird" by most definitions of the word.