Gaius Sextus is the First Lord of Alera.Heismarriedto[[GaiusCaria]]. Hisonlychild, [[Gaius Septimus]] diedat the First Battle of Calderon.With no heir apparent, therearemanyquestionsastowhoshall lead when he dies. SeveralcurrentLordsare trying to position themselves to lead upon his deathwhileothersarejusttryingtohasten it so they can come to power. Through his network of [[Cursori]], he'skeptasinformedaspossibleaboutsuchplots.
Gaius Sextus is the First Lord of Alera . [[Gaius Septimus]] of , . his of ]], .
==During ''Furies of Calderon''==
==''Furies of Calderon''==
[[Amara]] informs the First Lord of [[Fidelias]]'s betrayal. Heinformsherthatsheshould go to [[Calderon Valley]] to followuponsomeleads she gathered. After the Second Battle of Calderon andthedeath of the currentCount of Calderon,Gaispromotes [[Bernard]] to the position of Count of Calderon.Thisleaves [[Bernardholt]] without a steadholder.So, Gaius promotes [[Isana]] to the position of steadholder, making her Alera's first named female [[Citizenry|Citizen]] (allpreviousfemalecitizensachieveditbyeithermarryingacitizenor winning it through ''[[Juris Macto]]''). For bringing in much needed reinforcement from the [[Marat]]and saving the Calderon Valley from invasion, Gaius patrons [[Tavi]] in the Academy.
[[Amara]] of [[Fidelias]]' betrayal. to [[Calderon Valley]] to After the Battle of Calderon the [[Bernard]] to the position of Count Calderon [] a steadholder [[Citizenry|Citizen]] [] in [[ ]].
==During ''Academ's Fury''==
Gaius continues to defend the realm. The Canim have been sending massive storms to the southwestern edge of Alera and most of Gaius's focus has been on preventing these storms from making landfall. Eventually, the level of effort required overwhelms him and he goes into a coma-like state. Antillar Maximus is forced to impersonate the First Lord while he is incapacitated.
Gaius Sextus is the First Lord of Alera for most of the duration of the Codex. The father of Gaius Septimus and grandfather of Gaius Octavian, he married Gaius Caria after Septimus' mother died. Sextus is in his eighties at the outset of Furies of Calderon, and is dark of hair and green of eye.
Furies of Calderon
Sextus is informed by Amara of Fidelias' betrayal during the opening events of Furies of Calderon. In response, he orders her to the Calderon Valley to continue in her investigation. After the Battle of Second Calderon, Sextus arrives in the valley, where he appoints Bernard to the position of Count Calderon and makes Isana a steadholder and Citizen. He also gives Tavi the reward of patronage to the Academy in Alera Imperia.