By 1374 DR, Calimshan had reinstated the archaic ranks of askar, djawal, and mumijin and created a new rank of sahrmak. An askar was originally a term for a generic soldier. Originally, "djawal" was a term for a noble soldier, or knight, who were similar to officer cadets. Historically, a djawal outranked a musar, but this had changed by 1374. Between the ranks of shyk and balak, the mumijin was now inserted, and a sahrmak was a higher ranking general than even a qayadin.
Upon reaching the rank of balak or qayadin, a soldier in el Sadimmin was granted a mansion or villa on the syl-pasha's estate. This provided enhanced status for the officer but also meant that the syl-pasha could blackmail him more easily.
The barracks for the soldiers of each sabban was known as a sadidah. A sadidah often had a minaret attached to it and was four stories tall or taller. They tended to be simple and practical structures, holding 40 to 60 troops. Each garrison was controlled by at least four officers and contained armories as well. A sadidah armory was stocked about twice as well as that of a typical amlakkhan.
El Sadimmin awarded decorations to its troops who had demonstrated bravery or other favorable things, such as simply surviving a conflict. Known decorations in order of increasing prestige included:
- Sword of the Syl-Pasha — an embroidered badge awarded for being wounded
- Howl of the Black Horde — an embroidered badge awarded for skill during training
- Chains of Harakhti — an embroidered badge awarded for service in a battle
- Torch of the Seven Burnings — an embroidered badge awarded for service in a campaign
- Axe of Shanatar — an embroidered badge
- Eye of the Beholder — an embroidered badge
- Quarrel of the Night — an embroidered badge
- Fire of Memnon — a reddish gold sash
- Breath of Calim — a silvery-gold sash
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), pp. 67–68. ISBN 978-0786912377.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Steven E. Schend and Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. (TSR, Inc), p. 59. ISBN 978-0786912377.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Clayton Emery (January 1999). Star of Cursrah. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21. ISBN 0-7869-1322-3.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend (October 1998). Calimport. (TSR, Inc), p. 72. ISBN 0-7869-1238-3.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 34. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.