Scillara was a camp follower of Sha'ik's army in the Raraku desert. She reminisced at one point about her biological mother having been a camp follower of the Ashok Regiment before they were sent overseas and that her father would have been one of the soldiers.
Scillara was described as voluptuous with a throaty laugh, catching the eye of many an admirer. She was taken as a young girl and forcibly circumcised by Bidithal. She was also prostituted by the mage, which led to her pregnancy.
She was later healed by Heboric Ghost Hands which reversed the circumcision and she left the camp along with Felisin Younger, Heboric, Cutter and the demon Greyfrog on a quest to return Heboric to Otataral Island. On that journey, the group was set upon by some T'lan Imass who killed Heboric and kidnapped Felisin, leaving Scillara, Cutter, and Greyfrog for dead.
Scillara and Cutter were then found by some local villagers and nursed back to health. Scillara gave birth in that village, but chose to leave the child in the care of two local childless women and continued travelling with Cutter.