To quote Zek - one of our finest Raiders:
"The reason why the establishment of ranks was integrated into The Khans was to allow true Khans to surface throughout the hardship, the toil and, of course, true recognition of wanting to belong to the faction."
By Order of the Presidency - be it resolved that Khans stick strictly to our system of ranking and progression with no exception.
Be it further resolved that inactive members (3+ months of inactivity), and/or ancient members of past Khan epochs (2000-2007, 2011-20112), all hold the status of Raider upon their return to activity. This also being strictly enforced.
Pardoned exiles , or ex-members returning after hiatus with other orgaizations, return with blank slate and prove their worth again.