Ranks of Various Groups

Purple Dragon Knights

  1. Blade (common soldier)
  2. Telsword (sergeant / squad leader)
  3. First Sword (sergeant first class / platoon sergeant)
  4. Swordcaptain (Kadrath commander / platoon leader / 2nd lieutenant)
  5. Lionar (general purpose officer or “company xo” / 1st Lieutenant)
  6. Ornrion (“company commander” or “battalion xo” / Captain or Major)
  7. Constal (“battalion” commander / Colonel)
  8. Oversword (“regiment/brigade” commander / Brigadier General)
  9. Battlemaster (“corps/army” commander / General)
  10. Lord High Marshal (Supreme Command / Army Chief of Staff)

Updated and streamlined in Dragon 365, these are post Spellplague ranks.

TO&E Purple Dragon Company

  • Commanded by an Ornrion
  • Larger units, the Ornrion is assisted by up to 2 Lionrar (one serving as Company XO)
  • Usually has 1 War Wizard and may have 1-3 or more Junior War Wizards (1 per Kadrath)
  • A Company is composed of 2-4 Kadrath (platoons)
    • A Kadrath is composed of
      • Swordcaptain (platoon leader)
      • Assisted by a First Sword (platoon sergeant)
      • 2-5 Patrol (squads)
        • A Patrol is composed of
        • Telsword (squad leader)
        • 4-9 Blades

Purple Dragon Company Organization

  • TO&E “Full Strength”
    • Infantry = 211 soldiers + 4 War Wizards
      • Ornrion, 2 Lionrar, 1 War Wizard, 3 Junior War Wizards, 4 Swordcaptains, 4 First Swords, 20 Telswords, 180 Blades
    • Cavalry = 111 soldiers + 4 War Wizards + 115 horses
      • Ornrion, 2 Lionrar, 1 War Wizard, 3 Junior War Wizards, 4 Swordcaptains, 4 First Swords, 20 Telswords, 80 Blades, 115 horses
  • “Minimum Strength” (to get an independent charter)
    • Infantry or Cavalry = 25 soldiers + (optional 25 horses if Cavalry)
      • Ornrion, 2 Swordcaptain, 2 First Sword, 4 Telswords, 16 Blades

War Wizards

Updated and streamlined in Dragon 365, this is post Spellplague organization. Officially there is only 1 rank = War Wizard, however there are functional ranks.

  • “Fighting” War Wizards
    • Junior War Wizard (attached to Kadrath based on need and availability)
    • War Wizard (attached to Onrion units)
    • Senior War Wizard (works with the Oversword’s staff as regional advisors)
  • Second (second to the Royal Magician, sees to the daily operation of the College)
    • Currently (in 1479 DR) = Vainrence
  • Royal Magician (directly serves the King, Chair of the College of War Wizards)
    • Currently (in 1479 DR) = Ganrahast

Ranks of Various Groups

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