The rank of footmann, also called private or recruit, is the lowest rank of the three rank schema for enlisted Valyrian soldiers. The rank is determined by both experience and in-game character skill. Footmann is the military equivalent to the bowmannseamann and matross in Valyrian missile, naval, and artillery units, respectively. All three of these ranks are tallied by the Valyrian courts in census with the general term “pedes“.

Footmenn progress in rank to menn at arms, also called the broken lance or lance corporal, before ultimately progressing to the rank of sergeant when they have reached maximum skill level in training. A footmann may hold a bond of fealty by sergeanty, but this is a general description for all bound fighting menn, and he will not be counted as the proper military rank of sergeant until he has reached the requisite level of training.