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Caria the second wife of Gaius Sextus

The second wife of Gaius Sextus, First Lady of Alera, Caria had been married to Sextus for three years by the time of the events of Furies of Calderon. Pale of skin, dark of eye, and with dark chestnut hair, Caria is the daughter of High Lord Atticus Quentin and is fifty years younger than Sextus.


  • Caria Gaius is first said to be the daughter of High Lord Parcius (book 1) but later in book 3 she is said to be the daughter of Atticus Quentin. More is said and done on that plot thread, so we will go with Atticus as her father.
"not even High Lord Parcius, Caria’s father" (Furies of Calderon chapter 7)

Furies of Calderon[]

When Amara flees the Legion camp following Fidelias' betrayal, she eventually takes shelter and uses a creek and her silver bull to send word to the capital. However, it is Caria who answers the message, bitter and angry, for life as the spouse of the First Lord is not what she expected.

It is also revealed in the epilogue that Caria is engaged in an affair with Attis—an affair arranged by Attis' wife, Invidia Aquitaine.

Princeps' Fury[]

When Ehren goes to fetch Sextus' medicine during the battle for Alera Imperia, he runs into Caria, who has left the liquor cabinet door unlatched. He confronts her, and it is revealed that Caria has been poisoning Sextus for at least six years with helatin. After this incident, Caria is not seen ever again —perhaps she met her death when Sextus destroyed Alera Imperia. Her healing teacher at academy, old Sireos, felt she should be executed. He was personal physician to Gaius Sextus (Princeps' Fury ch 29).

In truth, we do not know what becomes of Caria. She is never mentioned again.