Gaius van Baelsar
- This article is about the npc. For the dungeon boss, see Gaius van Baelsar (boss).
- Legatus of the XIVth Imperial Legion (former)
Viceroy of Ala Mhigo (former)
The Black Wolf
- Male ♂
- Garlean Empire
XIVth Imperial Legion
- Alfonse (son)
Nero tol Scaeva
Livia sas Junius
Rhitahtyn sas Arvina (subordinates)
- Quest NPC
- Voiced by (JP)
- Akio Otsuka
- Voiced by (EN)
- Michael McElhatton
- Voiced by (FR)
- Philippe Dumond
- Voiced by (DE)
- Thomas Dehler
"He who cannot preserve the sovereignty of his nation is unfit to rule it."
Legatus of the XIVth Imperial Legion, Gaius is a pure-blooded Garlean of fifty-six summers possessed of a natural flair for wartime command, perhaps equaled only by his sensibilities as a governing administrator. Known as the Black Wolf, his many accomplishments include the conquest and political assimilation of five enemy cities. In subjugating Ala Mhigo, he employed subterfuge to stoke the fires of civil unrest, a masterstroke which led to the nation's capture without the need for a protracted siege. Though he remained in Ala Mhigo as the imperial viceroy, he began to move against Eorzea again shortly following the Calamity. Gaius fights as would become a hero of the Empire, valiantly wielding Terminus Est, a most difficult and deadly battle technique.
Heirsbane: Midas nan Garlond sent Heirsbane to his dear friend Gaius when the latter attained the rank of legatus. The gunblade is said to have spilled the blood of nine aspirants to the crown in times past.
— In-game description
Gaius Baelsar is a Garlean.
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"Unworthy is the ruler whose subjects seek the solace of false gods."
Legatus of the XIVth Legion, the imperial force currently occupying Ala Mhigo, van Baelsar is possessed of a natural flair for wartime command equaled perhaps only by his sensibilities as a governing administrator. Among his numerous accomplishments is the conquest of five enemy cities, the political conversion of which he also oversaw. In subjugating Ala Mhigo, van Baelsar employed subterfuge to stoke the fires of civil unrest, a masterstroke which led to the nation's capture without the need for a protracted siege. However, the unanticipated appearance of a primal shortly thereafter prompted the Empire to halt the legion's advance. The legatus has since remained in Ala Mhigo, where he rules as an imperial viceroy.
Motto: He who cannot preserve the sovereignty of his nation is unfit to rule it.
Weapon: Heirsbane—a gunblade said to have spilled the blood of nine aspirants to the crown.