Each king (negus) stands just to the right of the centerline from its player’s point of view. It moves one step in any direction as a chess king.
At the left of the king stands the ferz, moving one square diagonally.
On the flanks of the king and ferz stands a piece called the fil or alfil (saba). It leaps diagonally to the second square distant.
Beside the fils stand the horses (feresenya), moving as chess knights.
In the corners stand the rooks (der), moving as chess rooks.
The second rank is filled with pawns (medeq), which move one step forward and capture one square diagonally forward. There is no first move double-step option, and therefore no en passant. A pawn reaching the farthest rank is promoted to ferz.