From a young age, these slave-warriors were trained in the art of combat and the function of a military unit.  Working closely together, they rewarded those who demonstrated prowess and allowed them to rise in the ranks so they served under and led one another.  This allows a strong, highly rigidly hierarchical military structure to flourish and each warrior to gain prestige for his accomplishment.  As a result of their hard work and strong organization, Mamluks ran their civil structure as well as military, responding to one another and defending their charge with a strict adherence to rules.

Because of their strict hierarchy, Mamluks tend to be non-chaotic, as the very reliance on order and the structure is what allows their organization to be successful.

Mamluk Organizations - This chart represents the largest, best known mamluk organizations in Al Qadim.  Each one has its own unique set of tattoos that vary depending on rank.  These are described a bit in the Players Guide to Zakara, the second of the Land of Fate books on pages 20-25. Following the chart is a link to a PDF (You will have to scroll through the first book before you reach this one.)

Mamluk Organization
The Dauntless
The Defenders
The Devoted
The Devout
The Dutiful
The Exalted
The Faithful
The Honored
The Parched
The Respected
11/12 – 1 on d4
The Studious
11/12 - 2 on d4
The Valiant
11/12 – 3 on d4
The Wanderers
11/12 – 4 on d4
The Wondrous

Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, Vehicles (land)

Equipment: An insignia of rank, a trophy taken from a fallen enemy (a dagger, broken blade, or piece of a banner), a set of bone dice or deck of cards, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 gp

Feature: Chain of Command
All mamluks have a strict rank within the organization. All mamluks still recognize your authority and influence, and they defer to you if they are of a lower rank.
You can invoke your rank to exert influence over other soldiers and requisition simple equipment or horses for temporary use, and even to requisition military support.
You can also usually gain access to friendly military encampments and fortresses where your rank is recognized.

However, your rank pulls in the other direction as well.  If anyone of higher rank enlists your help, you are expected to immediately render aid and fulfill your duty.

Personality Trait
I always look at the positive; no matter how bleak it may seem, that is what keeps us going.
I never smile – When enemies see you smile, they think you are weak.
I delight in the small pleasures in life.
I am thunderous like the desert storm.
I mete out justice silently and meticulously.
I prefer to work alone; while still loyal to my brethren, I find it is harder to track a quarry in a group.
There is safety in numbers – I prefer to face foes as a unit, together to the last.
I am relentless – I will not quit till I accomplish my goals.

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