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Silvano's portrait in Radiant Dawn.







Starting class



General Septimus! Gutless coward! Are you scared of these worthless sub- humans?!
— Silvano

Silvano (Japanese: シジオウ Sidiau) is a soldier in the service of the Imperial Army of Begnion, and a subordinate of General Septimus. He was on deployment with Septimus at Fort Flaguerre, near Begnion's border, at the beginning of the war between Begnion and the Laguz Alliance, and after Septimus fled Flaguerre out of panic about the laguz, he led the defense of the fort from a late-night raid by Skrimir, Ranulf, and Ike.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Silvano is the boss of the Part III, Prologue. He is standing on the objective point at the gate of Flaguerre, and he must be defeated to allow Skrimir to arrive at the objective point and clear the chapter.

Unlike most bosses in Radiant Dawn, Silvano is not designated as the commander of his faction, the Imperial Army, for the purposes of the authority stat.


See also: The Great Advance
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Level 8
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Constitution 11
Max HP 39 Speed 21
Strength 21 Luck 3
Magic 7 Defense 18
Skill 23 Resistance 13
Movement 7 Weight 12
Inventory Skills
CrossbowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.This item or skill is locked to this unit. Critical +10
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows C Knives -- Strike weapons --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Silvano sees Septimus as a coward and is frustrated by his constant panicking about the possibility of a laguz attack every evening, although to his face he tries to be polite about it.[1] Sharing the common racist attitude toward laguz, he is very dismissive of them and does not understand how Septimus could be so terrified of them.[2] He also believes that Ike and the Greil Mercenaries owe Begnion their loyalty for the help Begnion provided them in the Mad King's War.


Battle quotes

Wait, there are beorc among them? Why would beorc fight alongside sub-humans?
— Silvano, as the boss of the Part III, Prologue in Radiant Dawn.
Silvano: Who are you, swine? Why do you side with sub-humans?
Ike: I'm Ike of the Greil Mercenaries.
Silvano: I know that name. Have you forgotten the apostle's kindness? Thankless fool! You shall pay with your life!

— Silvano, when fighting Ike in the Part III, Prologue of Radiant Dawn.

Death quotes

Sub-humans... You dare to fight Begnion? There's no hope for you now. This will be your end. words...
— Silvano, as the boss of the Part III, Prologue in Radiant Dawn.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Italian form of Silvanus,[3] a Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest".[4]



Romanized as SIDIAU in his internal file name.



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  1. "Septimus: Oh, this is lunacy! Look how meager our force is, especially considering our proximity to Gallia!
    Silvano: General Septimus, sir, we're only making the rounds this evening. We don't need a bigger force.
    Septimus: No, you're wrong! Even now, those bloodthirsty beasts are stalking us. I just know it! Believe me!
    Silvano: General, p-please calm yourself. You say this every evening, and yet we've never had any–
    Begnion Soldier: E-enemy fire! We're under attack! It's those Gallian beasts! The sub-humans are attacking us!
    Silvano: What?!
    Septimus: See? See?! Now do you see, fool?! I was right! Hah, I told you...umm... N-now what do we do
    " — Septimus, Silvano, and a Begnion soldier, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. "Septimus: Oh no! They're drawing near! We're finished! We're doomed!
    Silvano: P-please, be quiet, General! You'll hurt the troops' morale! Wait, where are you going?!
    Septimus: To safety! I must escape to Mugill. The beasts... The beasts wish to... CONSUME ME!
    Silvano: General Septimus! Gutless coward! Are you scared of these worthless sub- humans?!
    " — Septimus and Silvano, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Silvano,, Retrieved: 16 November 2018
  4. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Silvanus,, Retrieved: 16 November 2018
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