Trano survived the destruction of Gaman in one of two shuttlecraft that Sapaar successfully launched. Trano attacked the three Gamanian shuttlecraft, but was chased off by Werner's superior flying ability.
Trano's shuttlecraft landed on Gaman's moon and formed a colony. Trano's colony attacked Werner's twice and made only a cursory attempt to open friendly trade negotiations.
Trano led all his Sapaar to capture the Einstein-Rosen bridge on the day of its completion, a maneuvre which caused the fuel to run out before anyone could use the bridge. Immediately afterwards, the Gaman and Sapaar united, and Trano led with Werner as equals. (Ship of State)