Once per month, each player can declare Naqam (ritual combat - literally 'righteous vengeance'), arranging for a duel with the current Khan before the month's end. The Khan must accept all such challenges. Any players that defeat the Khan before the end of the month will be added to the list of Aspirants. Aspirants can then duel each other Aspirant only once that month officially, gaining a point if they win. In the first week of the next month, the points for all Aspirants are tallied. The Aspirant with the most points becomes the new Khan, and in the case of a tie must duel to decide the victor.
The Khan is a military leader by divine right and will of Gaea as expressed through Naqam. They command armies in battle ICly, and their RP-PVP events have priority over other events. They answer only to the High Lord in charge of the civil government.