Cephorus Septim II (??–3E 268) was the sixteenth monarch of the Empire of Tamriel. He was voted into power by the Elder Council in 3E 247, weeks after the death of his cousin and predecessor, Uriel Septim IV.
Cephorus' reign was marked by two significant events. The first was his rivalry with Andorak Septim, the son of Uriel Septim IV. During the first nine years of Cephorus' rule, forces loyal to Andorak attacked the Emperor's forces. Eventually, Cephorus conceded the High Rock kingdom of Shornhelm to Andorak, and the conflict was concluded, although Sage Eraintine described it by stating that "Tiber Septim's heart is beating no more."
The second significant event of Cephorus' reign was the invasion and skirmishes of the Camoran Usurper. Camoran was supposedly an undead lich who gathered a huge army of combined undead and Daedric forces, and launched an assault across all of Tamriel, beginning in Valenwood. His armies tore across cities and countryside—seemingly undefeatable. At first, the offense was merely a rebuke to what seemed an indestructible Empire. Cephorus' initial reaction was to send a group of mercenaries to meet Camoran's forces in Hammerfell, however they were bribed, turned into undead, or slaughtered.
Later life and deathEdit
Soon, Camoran had taken the region of Dwynnen with a composite army of ghosts, zombies and vampires, as well as parts of Hammerfell. He eventually met a naval force in the region of Iliac Bay near High Rock province. With an almost endless army of mighty Daedra and undead, Camoran still managed to lose the battle. The reports of the event are vague, making some simply speculate it was divine intervention. However it was established that the weather played a large part in Camoran's seemingly impossible defeat. Cephorus Septim died in 3E 268. He was succeeded by his son Uriel Septim V.
|Emperor of Tamriel|
|Uriel Septim IV||3E 246–3E 268||Uriel Septim V|