It's like this in my head:
The room they are in is in the middle of a longish corridor, and there is a guard posted at each end of the corridor. The guards are physically powerful, and seemingly indestructible, but also maybe not so strong in the observation and intelligence area.
Sadim has very little trust for those who may still be loyal to the old queen (also they might rob him!), so he surrounds himself mostly with these dudes for protection. He's mostly concerned with keeping Sasha & co away from the medallions and him until Laszlo shows up to collect.