For the god of magic, see Magnus.

Magnus Septim (3E 793E 145) was the eleventh ruler of the Empire of Tamriel. He was the youngest son of Emperor Pelagius Septim II and Empress Quintilla. That made him half-brother of Antiochus Septim, brother to infamous Potema Septim and Cephorus Septim.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early years[edit | edit source]

Prior to his becoming Emperor, he lived in Almalexia, where he had been a Councillor to the Royal court, being too young to hold a more formal office.[1]

At some point, Magnus married either Hellena, Queen of Lilmoth[4] or Utheilla of the Direnni Clan. With one of these women he had a son named Pelagius as well as a daughter named Jolethe.[3]

War of the Red Diamond[edit | edit source]

At the time of the War of the Red Diamond Magnus was either of King of Lilmoth or Wayrest.[2][3] He attended Kintayra's coronation, and after her death continued to fight the forces of Uriel III. In the year 3E 127, Magnus led an army of Argonians through friendly Morrowind and occupied Kogmenthist Castle.[5] His army would be driven back by Potema Septim, but his brother, Cephorus would defeat Uriel's forces at the Battle of Ichidag.[6] Magnus would later breach the walls of Solitude during the Siege of Solitude, ending the war.[2]

Ascension[edit | edit source]

Magnus ascended to the throne when his brother, Cephorus I, died in 3E 140. When he ascended to Emperor, he was already 61 years old. The many arrests and trials of those who were treacherous during the War of the Red Diamond drained his health. He was only two years younger than his brother.[1]

Death[edit | edit source]

Magnus Septim died after only five years on the throne in 3E 145 at the age of 66. It is rumored that his son, Pelagius "the Mad", killed him and ascended the throne. Scholars, however, agree that it is highly unlikely due to Pelagius's strange persona and, following the death of Potema Septim, he was busy ruling Solitude and thus rarely visited the Imperial City.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

Emperor of Tamriel
Cephorus Septim 3E 1403E 145 Pelagius Septim III
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