Earth's inhabitants call themselves humans, but Zheien refer to them as Earthans because Ryonne~ worded the First Agreements in this way. Had he been healthy and uninjured, he would have used the term Humans.
Laura Sherri Martin, Nurse of Earth. Laura is a Registered Nurse [RN] and has a Master of Science degree in nursing. She is good at researching, and has a very caring personality. She works at a nonprofit facility for treating severe head injuries. When she learned of Ryee's plight, she came to his aid, on Earth, and advanced Zheien Healing with what she learned on Earth caring for him.
Sara Lee, Laura Martin's younger sister. She is divorced and has three children in 1992: Steve Metzger, 11; Brent Metzger, 9; and Mandy Lee, 5. They also have a pet parrot, Alex, 9.
Laurence Shane Martin, Laura and Sara's father. He was a cattle rancher on his independent ranch for a few years in Tennessee before his health failed him and he went to live with Laura in her home in Atlanta. He had Alzheimer's and heart failure before diagnosis with inoperable prostate cancer in late 1991.