Scara Bandaris or Scabandari Bloodeye, also known as Father Shadow, was originally a Tiste Edur. He was a Soletaken Eleint. He was described, in his Tiste Edur form as having skin the shade of hammered iron, long grey hair, a gaunt, aquiline face with hard, and close-set eyes. In his eleint (dragon) form, he was said to have vast, iron-hued wings.
Scara was a Tiste captain and cohort commander in Urusander's Legion in Kurald Galain and good friend of Silchas Ruin. His detachment escorted twenty-five Jheleck child Hostages to Kharkanas as part of the treaty requirements of the Jheleck War. While he was away from the rest of his command they became involved with Hunn Raal's plans against the Deniers. When Scara returned and discovered his soldiers' involvement in the violence he rebuked them and fellow captains Hallyd Bahann and Tathe Lorat. He resigned his commission and invited any volunteers to accompany him to Sedis Hold.