Born on an outer rim planet in Year -12, Day 29, Dret Ream was the youngest son out of twelve siblings and the second youngest child of two soldiers, the youngest being his sister Rei Ream. On his birth planet, constant war was a norm for all the citizens, having only two sides to choose from. One side was the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. The two factions were always at a state of war, fighting each other for complete control of the planet. Unfortunately, his mother and father were part of the Rebel Alliance. In Year -10, when Dret was only two years old, his mother and father hired a Mandalorian bounty hunter under the alias Cross Ream to fight for the rebel army.
Dret's older siblings have all died in missions for the Rebel Alliance, leaving him and Rei the only children left for his parents. After Cross Ream had finished his assignment and was paid for his services, Dret's parents begged the Mandalorian to adopt the two children. Reluctantly, the bounty hunter agreed. The reason being was that Cross Ream was so preoccupied with war, that he had forgotten to settle down. Now already in his late forties, Cross realized he needed heirs. Thus, Dret and Rei were adopted into the Mandalorian culture by their new father Cross. Unlike ordinary children his age, Dret's childhood consisted harsh survival exercises and near-death experiences.