Septimus is an antagonist from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a general of the Begnion Central Army, serving as the boss of Chapter 3-8, and first seen in the part 3 Prologue. He is noticeably frightened by the Laguz, to the point of harbouring thoughts of the other race consuming him.
Septimus is first seen in the prologue of the third part The Great Advance. 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 run in cowardice, 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. General 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 General. 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 in 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 berates his enemy and is relieved that the goddess has blessed him with an easy victory.
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—Septimus Quote in Ch 8 Incandescent Glow
Septimus: 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?
- 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!
- Vs. Laguz
Septimus: AHHH! Th-they’re here! Th-th-the sub-humans! The mongrels are here! They want to consume me!
- Septimus was a latin name once used in Ancient Rome. L. Septimus was a man who partook in the assassination of Pompey the Great.