Cassius is a middle aged man sporting a fancy haircut and moustache. His casual attire is a green vest over his long white shirt, a brown belt with a red ribbon tie. He also wears black trousers with red protective pieces over his waist and shins. As the commander of the Liberlian Army, Cassius wears the green uniform of the Royal Army, complete with red coat tails and a red cape draped across one shoulder and tied with golden cord.
Around Estelle and Joshua, Cassius acts like an average silly, doting father. He cares deeply for his family and will do anything to protect them. However, when it comes to his work, Cassius becomes a very serious, hard-working person. Cassius is shown to possess a keen mind, and was able to successfully outwit both Ouroboros and Giliath Osborne and their plans for invading Liberl. His influence across the Zemurian continent is extraordinary due to his past actions and rank with the Bracer Guild.
During the Hundred Days War, Cassius Bright was a colonel in the Royal Army. He was the one who alongside General Morgan and Alan Richard planned an operation that stopped Erebonia's invasion of Liberl, losing his wife Lena Bright in the process. Blaming himself for not being there when Lena was killed, Cassius left the army in S.1193 and began pursuing a life as a bracer in order to protect his young daughter, Estelle.
Due to his work as a bracer, Cassius has traveled around most of the continent. His skills as bracer made him very reputable, leaving an impact on everyone he met.
In S.1197, Cassius became a target for extermination by Ouroboros. Georg Weissmann sent Joshua Bright (then called Joshua Astray) to assassinate him. Cassius caught sight of Joshua and was barely able to hold him off, commenting on how an 11-year old boy nearly killed him. However, Joshua believed otherwise, finding himself outmatched by Cassius; even his fellow Enforcer and friend Leonhardt angrily asked Weissmann why he sent Joshua on a "suicide mission".
During the fight with Joshua, Cassius knocked off his mask, revealing his identity. This prompted the society to send additional operatives to silence him, as his identity would compromise the secrecy of the society. Cassius, taking pity on Joshua, fended off the would-be assassins and brought him back to his home, introducing him to Estelle. Sometime after this, he officially adopted him as his own son and raised both him and Estelle for the next eight years.
Cassius is first introduced bringing a young, injured Joshua back to his house, much to his daughter Estelle's shock. Cassius then laughs as a young Estelle hits and lectures Joshua for his rude attitude after he wakes up. 5 years later, Cassius sees his children going for their Bracer Exams and also saves them from monsters in the Esmelas Tower. He returns home to find a letter requesting his assistance in Erebonia, meaning he will be out the country for some time and leaves his Bracer duties to Estelle and Joshua.
Estelle and Joshua do not realise where Cassius had gone at first, believing him to be on the missing airliner, and it is not till later that Zin reveals the truth that Cassius had gone to Erebonia to settle an incident involving Bracer Guilds being attacked by jaegers, and that he had written a letter to him asking for help if he should ever meet his kids.
Cassius officially appears again just after the battle with Reverie right as Alan Richard is about to be crushed by the Ring Guardian, chiding his student when he saves him. In the process, he cuts off Reverie's right arm. Seeing Reverie reviving, Cassius orders Estelle and the rest to finish it off. After Reverie is finally destroyed, Cassius thanks everyone for their help and greets his children, unaware of his daughter's, Estelle's growing anger.
Hearing Alan's tirade about the country's state with him, Cassius punches Alan in the face and yells at him to stop acting like a child. Cassius then yells at Alan for how he could rid himself of his own delusions and asks him why could he never stand on his own two feet. Cassius the states that he felt that it was alright to retire and that he could leave the army in his hands. Cassius then proclaims that he is not an "icon to be hailed," and that he is a man who has been running away from reality and from protecting what's truly important to him. Cassius then states that he is done running, and that he expects the same thing from Alan. Cassius then tells him that he wants him to think about how he can atone for this, as he'll have plenty of time to do it.
A week later at the Queen's Birthday, Cassius is seen escorting the Queen and Princess Klaudia in a full military uniform as the Queen gives her speech.
At the Bracer Guild, Cassius is present when Estelle and Joshua are officially made full Senior Bracers. Cassius personally performs the ceremony and gives Estelle and Joshua their Senior Bracer Emblems. After everyone congratulates Estelle and Joshua, Elnan announces that Cassius is leaving the Bracer Guild to rejoin the Royal Army in light of everything that's happened. Cassius then states his intention of reorganizing the army from the ground up and that he had already talked about this with the other higher ranked members.
He later discusses the origins of the Gospel and Lorenece Belgar's identity with Estelle and Joshua on the roof.
After the events with the Gospel at the Queen's Birthday Celebration in S.1202, Cassius rejoined the army, but was forced to resign as a bracer, as law stated that bracers could not occupy military positions. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. He was later made the head of the army after General Morgan retired.
Cassius Bright has another largely absent role in this game due to his military activities. He is first seen looking out at the city from the Garden Terrace at Grancel Castle when Estelle comes running up to him with news of Joshua's disappearance. Cassius knows but says they have little hope of finding him, relaying some of Joshua's past and the existence of Ouroboros and the threat they pose. Estelle runs away to Rolent after Cassius is finished, with Cassius later following her and apologising. Cassius then gives Estelle his full support in chasing Joshua, but laments that he won't be able to help her this time, because he'll be too busy re-building the army's organization.
Cassius is mentioned again when Estelle returns from Le Locle and is at the Grancel Bracer Guild. There, Estelle confirms to Anelace that Cassius is still going to be working for the Military for a while and that he is currently stationed at Leiston Fortress. Elnan then states that since then Cassius has been promoted to Brigadier General and is now the head of the army.
Cassius Bright officially appears again during the set up of the earthquake measuring devices. he exchanges pleasantries and greetings but explains the reorganization of the army is not done and the army still requires the bracers' assistance. After devices are set up and the group arrives in ZCF's operation room, Cassius is next seen when a earthquake hits Leiston Fortress again. Inside Leiston, Cassius is meeting with Cid and General Morgan. Hearing the shaking, Cassius notes that his predictions were right and General Morgan asks how did he know. Cassius replies that he just predicted the enemies desires through logical assumptions and informs Morgan that he deduced that the other three earthquakes were test targets and that the Fortress was a logical hot spot for its first official run. He is then reported to be fine after the earthquake.
Cassius Bright and Julia Schwarz have a duel. After his victory, Cassius praises Julia for her skill and the improvements that she had made since he had taught how to fight. General Morgan then offers to battle Cassius later on, but Cassius politely declines because of Morgan's age and tells him to let the young ones take the spotlight for a change.
Cassius was unable to accompany Estelle and the others to infiltrate the Liber Ark, as he had "played a card" that meant that he had to remain in Liberl after he used it. Before Estelle and the others board the Arseille to infiltrate the Liber Ark, Cassius gave Joshua a letter, telling him to read it before their confrontation with Weissman. In the letter, Cassius appeared to be aware of the Stigma he had, and told him to find a command that would break it. After Joshua broke his Stigma to a surprised Weissman, the latter quickly realized that Cassius had played a role in removing it.
In a Memory door, Cassius invites Anelace to Leiston fortress for training, where she questions him on why he left the path of a sword for a staff. he explains that he wants to protect, and the sword is not as suited for that. He grants Anelace his old sword, Jinu. In another door, he sends a communique to Alan Richard asking him to gather intelligence in the Eastern Quarter for Liberl.
A replica of Cassius was created by the Lord of Phantasma to serve as the final guardian of the Impregnable Fortress. He was eventually defeated by Kevin, Richard and two other members. He had been informed by Estelle during her journey with Joshua that she wanted to bring Renne into the family. Cassius thought that it was a good idea and gave his consent to adopt her.
Before his appearance in Trails of Cold Steel IV, he was promoted to Lieutenant General.
Cassius accompanied Klaudia to the Pantagruel, where it was decided that he would serve as the commander of Mille Mirage. While on the Pantagruel, Cassius met with both his children and Rean Schwarzer. Both had trained under Yun Ka-fai's Eight Leaves One Blade style. After Ouroboros forces attacked the Pantagruel, Cassius commented on how there was a "third option" in all of the chaos.
Before the Great War began, Cassius went to Mishelam Wonderland to relax with his friends and children. He had also received a letter from Yun, where Yun believed that Rean was ready to begin his trial of the Divine Blade; Cassius would serve as his representative. Rean successfully completed the trial, earning him the title of Divine Blade.
The next day, Cassius was pitted against Vandyck, who led Operation Jormungandr. Fortunately, Operation Shining Steel killed the mastermind behind the event, and the two agreed to a ceasefire two days after war broke out.
Cassius and the Bright family go on holiday to Ymir- the first they have had since Renne joined them. Cassius and Renne take a while to warm up to each other based on their pasts. Teo Schwarzer and Cassius get along well, with the latter asking about potential fishing spots. Unexpectedly, Cassius asks Joshua when he plans of marrying Estelle, giving his permission. Cassius is able to send Gilbert flying with his staff when he disturbs the peace and a local boar monster. The shield device he has is too much for the others, but Cassius can send him somewhere safe once the device malfunctions and Renne calculates a good location.
Cassius takes part in the Erebonian martial arts tournament, partnering up with Zechs Vander. They defeat Craig and Wallace but lose out to Arios and Victor.
Cassius is onboard the Arseille II when it arrives during the battle at Reverse Babel.
|Lt. General Cassius Bright|
|Kingdom of Liberl|
|A ranking officer in Liberl's Royal Army, famous for his role in the Hundred Days War. Father of Estelle, Joshua, and Renne.|
Cassius is also a practitioner of the Eight Leaves One Blade school. He promised to one day share their master's letter with Rean.
Cassius had to judge if Rean had mastered the school's techniques. It was an honor to witness the skills of Ka-fai's last pupil.
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