The title "First Sword of the Empire" was used by both the Malazan Empire and the T'lan Imass. The title denoted an Imperial Champion of the Empire and the commander-in-chief of all armies. The First Sword's leadership extended only to action on the field. Overall strategy was left to the Emperor/Empress and his or her advisors.
Notable First Swords Edit
See also Edit
- Dassem's First Sword, Ultor's retinue of guards.