- Commander Blistig - until Adjunct Tavore's arrival (1164 BS - House of Chains)
- Commander Alardis - after the 14th Army was created
During the Whirlwind rebellion, the Aren Guard were the only Malazan force to survive the traitor Korbolo Dom's advance on the city. Mallick Rel tricked High Fist Pormqual into leading his ten thousand Malazan Regulars into a trap outside the city where they were massacred. The Aren Guard were meant to accompany this expedition, but Blistig suspected a trick and secretly held back his soldiers to defend the walls. In this way, the city was kept safe until the arrival of Adjunct Tavore Paran and the Malaz 14th Army.