The Scalandi were the skirmishers in the Pannion Domin military, who fought in legions of no less than five thousand. They wore leather shirts and helms, and fought with barbed javelins, spears, swords scavenged from the enemy, or no weapons at all. Some carried wicker shields. While in combat they voiced a keening warcry and fought as a frenzied, shrieking mob. The Scalandi dragged the wounded and the dead of friends and foes alike back behind their lines.