So, writing the next great American novel requires worldbuilding, so I drew up the different ranks of officers in the Rinadrion army for your enjoyment. By the way, I'll probably be re-writing my post on Rinadrion pretty soon, so when I do I'll give ya'll a heads-up so you can read the new and improved version.
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Lance is the lowest rank. There are three levels of lance: lance minor (lowest), lance master, and lance major.
The insignia of a lance is a red badge on the right shoulder or arm, with one black star for a minor, two for a master, and three for a major. Any lance, no matter what level, has fifty men under his command.
Taje is the second rank. A taje wears a white badge with three red stars in descending size on his right arm or shoulder. He commands one hundred men (one company) and two lances.
A rygin commands four hundred men (a square or quadra). His insignia is four red stars on a white badge.
The first thain commands six hundred men. His insignia is a red half moon and four red stars on a white badge.
The second thain commands eight hundred men (two squares or quadras). His inisignia is a full red moon on a white badge.
The third thain commands one thousand men. His insignia is two full white moons and a half moon on a black badge.
Liege is the second highest rank. Generally a liege is the king's son or the son of a high-ranking nobleman. He commands four quadras. A liege's insignia is a silver sword ringed with six white stars on a black badge.
The commander directs the whole army by delegation, and rarely goes to war unless the entire army is mobilized. His insignia is a golden sword on a red badge.