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Eight Legends

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Eight Legends

FERK EightGenerals.jpg
Artwork of the Eight Legends from The Blazing Blade.




8 members

Group type

Group of warriors


To banish the dragons from Elibe and end The Scouring

Once, dragon fought man in a war called the Scouring... Mankind vanquished the dragons thanks to the efforts of eight heroes. These eight mighty generals brought peace to Elibe.
— Opening narration of Chapter 11E, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

The Eight Legends or Eight Generals (Japanese: 八神将 Eight Divine Generals) were eight powerful human warriors who fought in the Scouring in Elibe, leading the forces of mankind in banishing the dragon race from the face of the continent.


Late in the conflict, when the legendary weapons were created to efficiently combat the dragons, eight of the warriors judged to be the most powerful in the human forces were chosen to wield them; these eight came to be known as the "Eight Generals" or "Eight Legends".[1] Led by Hartmut, the Generals travelled to the Dragon Sanctuary in what would later become Bern and launched an assault upon it and its dragon occupants, wielding the legendary weapons. In this battle, the immense power of the legendary weapons and of the dragons reacted to each other and caused the Ending Winter, forcing the dragons to take manakete form. Human legends would later falsely claim that the Winter was caused by dragons alone, and that the Generals and the legendary weapons fixed it.[2]

Even with the dragons forced into the weaker forms and rendered helpless, the Generals nonetheless pressed the assault, mercilessly slaughtering the manaketes; Jahn was among these manaketes and escaped with only a deep wound inflicted by one of the Generals.[3] When they ventured into the Sanctuary, they found Idunn in manakete form, who transformed into her demon dragon form and engaged them in battle; she was struck down by Hartmut wielding the Binding Blade, which reacted to Hartmut's hesitance and failed to kill her. Afterward, at Hartmut's insistence, the Generals created a sanctuary in which to seal her away using the Binding Blade and Fire Emblem.

With the war over, the Generals went their separate ways in the now-peaceful Elibe. Most of them formed a new nation in some corner of the continent, and they all enshrined their legendary weapons in a hidden location to attempt to prevent their immense power from being misused; Bramimond placed a powerful magical seal upon all of the weapons from his new home, the Shrine of Seals, preventing their use without him lifting the seal. By 980 years later, Bramimond and Athos were the only Generals still alive; Athos assisted the Lycian lords Eliwood, Hector and Lyn in fighting Nergal, a former friend of Athos who intended to summon and control dragons for his own personal use, and to this end persuaded Bramimond to lift the seal upon the legendary weapons so they could be used against Nergal. After Nergal's death and that of the three dragons he managed to summon, Athos himself died from exhaustion, and Bramimond also passed within twenty years.


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Binding Blade
Founder of Bern
Founder of Lycia
Founder of Ilia
Founder of the
Western Isles
FERK Hanon.png FERK Elimine.png Portrait athos fe07.png Portrait bramimond fe07.png
Founder of Sacae
Staff of the Saint
Founder of Etruria
Settled in Arcadia
Keeper of the
Shrine of Seals

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
  • Eight Generals
  • Eight Legends

The script of The Blazing Blade variously refers to the group by both names; "Eight Generals" is primarily seen in song titles in the Sound Room, while "Eight Legends" is often used in dialogue. "Eight Generals" is also used in Heroes's arena rank while "Eight Legends" is used in Heroes' dialogue.



Eight Divine Generals

  • Ocho generales
  • Ocho leyendas
  • Eight generals
  • Eight legends
  • Huit Généraux
  • Huit légendes
  • Eight Generals
  • Eight legends
  • Acht Generäle
  • Acht Legenden
  • Eight Generals
  • Eight Legends
  • Otto generali
  • Otto Leggende
  • Eight generals
  • Eight Legends
  • Oito generais
  • Oito lendas
  • Eight generals
  • Eight legends
Traditional Chinese


Eight divine generals



  1. "Jahn: However, the humans soon found out about the demon dragon. They concluded that their numbers were not enough to defeat us. They focused their efforts into forging weapons that would pierce our scales. They are what you humans call the legendary weapons.
    Roy: That much I know...
    Jahn: The strongest human warriors were chosen to wield their newly crafted weapons.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Jahn: They came and attacked this sanctuary. However, the immense power of the weapons clashing with our own power... It caused something none of us had anticipated.
    Roy: What happened?
    Jahn: The laws of nature started to collapse. Snow began to fall in summer. Stars shone in the middle of day...
    Roy: You mean it caused the Ending Winter? I thought it occurred because the dragons released vast amounts of energy...
    Jahn: Is that how your legends go?
    Roy: The power of the legendary weapons were used to restore order to nature. That's what I learned.
    Jahn: So in other words, we were the cause of everything bad that happened. How typical of you humans. But the truth is as I said.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Jahn: When the order of nature collapsed, we dragons suffered the most. With nature weakened, we could not maintain our dragon forms. And so, we sealed our power into gemstones and took human form.
    Roy: The dragonstones...
    Jahn: Yes. We were utterly powerless against the humans. In human form, we were even more feeble than the humans themselves. The humans took the opportunity to slaughter us.
    Roy: Why did you choose the form of humans? Why not some other shape?
    Jahn: In the new order of nature, the human form required the least energy to transform into. The Eight Legends mercilessly crushed us as we were helpless in our human form. I too suffered deep wounds.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters BramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMarkMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Background characters AenirAeshaAthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutHassarKellesMadelynRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale P: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or DeathF: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of LifeF: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics List of version differencesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline