He was tall, like his brethren, with brown hair which he wore bound in finger-length braids. His eyes were the colour of wet sand and his skin the colour of ash. His youthful features were long and narrow, except for his wide mouth.
Later he accompanied his brothers on a quest to retrieve a gift for Hannan Mosag.
During the Whirlwind uprising on Seven Cities a Malazan Coastal Guard patrol vessel accidentally found its way into the Nascent. The ship carrying Gesler, Stormy, Truth, Kulp, Felisin Paran, Heboric, and Baudin was severely damaged and in danger of sinking. Luckily, the Malazans discovered the intact and seemingly abandoned Silanda floating nearby. Transferring over to the derelict ship, they were surprised to discover rows of headless Tiste Andii and human oarsmen in its hold. In the captain's cabin, they found the bodies of four Tiste Edur. Three had been crushed while the captain lay pinned to his chair by a spear.
The details of Binadas' encounter with Karsa Orlong were revealed. Karsa and his companion, Torvald Nom, found themselves trapped within the Nascent. They came across the wreckage of a naval battle between a score of low and sleek raiders and six black, high-decked vessels. Salvaging a dory and supplies from one of the black vessels they continued on looking for land. They soon found the Silanda, which appeared to be the flagship of the black ships.
Karsa and Torvald were brought aboard, but the Teblor refused to kneel before the haughty and unintelligible Tiste Edur. He struck with his Bloodsword, killing the crew on deck before charging into the ship's cabin. There he found Binadas sitting at his chart table surrounded by guards. Binadas' magic washed off Karsa as he killed the Edur and flung a harpoon into Binadas' chest, pinning him to his chair.