The 8th Legion was one of three legions in the Malaz 14th Army, which also included the 9th and 10th Legions. It was commanded by Fist Gamet, and consisted of 9 companies. It fielded four thousand soldiers and their officers.
The events of House of Chains were largely told through the eyes of the 8th Legion. Command of the legion was given to Fist Keneb after Gamet's breakdown.