Senator Valtome is given command of the Begnion Central Army in the stead of General Zelgius sometime after the beginning of the war between Begnion and the Laguz Alliance by order of the Begnion Senate. At this time, Apostle Sanaki and Prime Minister Sephiran have already been dethroned and imprisoned, respectively, and are powerless to halt this action. In Chapter 3-8, he sends his soldiers, led by General Septimus, after the Laguz Alliance in the Kauku Caves, which turns into a failure. In Chapter 3-9, when the army learns that the Laguz Alliance made it to Gallia, Valtome had the Begnion Central Army go through Crimea. When they were told they were not allowed, Valtome takes this as a sign of treason, and has the army ransack Crimea as they go, like common bandits. This forced the Crimean Royal Knights to take action, forcing Valtome to make a meeting with Queen Elincia, after which the Begnion Central Army is given unopposed advance to the Crimea-Gallia border and to capture the forts near it.