Scara (military association)
The Scara (derived from Schar ) were an early medieval military unit during the Carolingian era . It is not clear whether it was composed of foot soldiers or cavalry . They were considered a special force that was used, among other things, as a bodyguard, border force and sometimes as a police unit.
The Scara were a standing association that was maintained by the royal court. Many historians see the historical description as a fast task force as an indication that the Scara were cavalry because they had to be mobile. The plural of Scara is Scarae . Other names are Scarati , Escarati and Scarii .