Mercury(VCDM037) was born on November 18, 2000 in the Commandos. His mother was Libitina the dominant female and his father was Subaru, a rover from the Lazuli. He was born with two litter-mate sisters Luna(VCDF038) and Iris(VCDF039). Since their mother was the dominant female, the pups were well looked after. Mercury and his two sisters were the only pups born in the Commandos at the time so they had no competition. The pups survived their first few weeks and started foraging with the adults. In December the Commandos split in two forming the Aztecs, led by Mercury's aunt Gaia. Mercury and his sisters remained in the Commandos, however several of his aunts, uncles and cousins later joined the Aztecs. His mother Libitina gave birth to a new litter of four pups in March, Mercury and his sisters were no longer the pups of the Commandos, however they were old enough to care for themselves. In October 2001, a group of Lazuli males led by Mercury's father Subaru joined the group after the adult males had left. Subaru became the dominant male beside Libitina. Mercury then reached his first birthday. Mercury is still in the Commandos today a eleven months old.