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“The beasts....the beasts wish to...CONSUME me!”

Septimus is an antagonist from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a general of the Begnion Central Army. He is noticeably frightened by the Laguz, to the point of harboring thoughts of the other race consuming him.


Septimus is first seen in the prologue of Part 3 at the border fortress of Flaguerre, where he is discussing the sizes of the force that should be taken out to take out the Laguz. His aide, Silvano, is saying that they were only simply taking the rounds that day, when a soldier cries out that the "sub-humans" had reached Flaguerre, leading Septimus to gloat that he is right. When either the Greil Mercenaries or the Gallian army reach the thickets that are near the fortress, Skrimir yells that he is the general of the army and nothing can stop him, and Septimus goes crazy and says that the Laguz would eat him and runs away, leaving Silvano to command the forces.

Septimus is prejudiced against the Laguz and afraid of them operating under the propaganda that they consume Beorc flesh, fearing that the Laguz might kill him. In the Kauku Caves, Senator and Begnion Imperial Army Commander Valtome orders him to lead the force to "collect the bodies of the Laguz Alliance" while the Laguz Alliance flees into the caves to escape the Begnion forces. Septimus and a large group of Begnion soldiers charge into the cave, not knowing that the Laguz Alliance is alive, well, and ready for combat. While Skrimir searches for an exit out of the cave, Ike leads the forces which distract the Begnion forces and take down Septimus.


Septimus is a paranoid and cowardly man. This fact is shown as he seamlessly panics at every aspect that involves the Laguz, whether it's having to face one head-on or hearing the roaring taunts of them from miles away. His fear of the Laguz tribe is so extreme that it causes him to believe that they're nothing but hungry, feral beasts that are out to feast upon his flesh. Upon engaging a Beorc, he tends to berate his enemy and is relieved that the goddess has blessed him with an easy victory.


Boss Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
Lance GeneralFE10Earth Earth
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Shove ShoveFE10 Lance Lance - SSilvergreatlance Silver Greatlance
FE10purewater Pure Water
FE10concoction Concoction


RD Biorhythm E


“Why... Why do I always get stuck with these awful missions? I should have curried favor with General Zelgius! Then perhaps I wouldn't have had to step into these ghastly caves...”
—Septimus in Incandescent Glow
“They told me the enemy would be burnt by the time I reached them. The only thing I'd to do was carry their dead bodies back as proof...It's just my luck the enemy is alive and well! Why does this always happen to me?”
—Septimus' battle quote
“AHHH! Th-they’re here! Th-th-the sub-humans! The mongrels are here! They want to consume me!”
—Septimus' battle quote against any Laguz

Battle Conversations[]

Vs Ike[]

  • Septimus: Wh-Who are you?!
  • Ike: Ike of the Greil Mercenaries. You don't look too good. Maybe you should just leave...
  • Septimus: Wait a moment... HAH! Look everyone! Look at this one! He's not a beast! Oh, thank the goddess! Victory is nigh!
  • Ike: So... Chasing us into these caves wasn't the plum assignment that all the best generals wanted, huh?
  • Septimus: How DARE you! Take my spear, knave!

Death Quote[]

“I-I knew it... I knew I would end up like this...”
—Septimus' death quote


Septimus was a Latin name once used in Ancient Rome. L. Septimus was a man who partook in the assassination of Pompey the Great.