The bishopric of Dax was promised by King Chilperic to Count Nicetius of that city, brother of Bishop Rusticus of Aire. After Chilperic's death, Gundovald, king's illegitimate son and usurper to his throne, decided to appoint the presbyter Faustianus instead. Since the metropilitan bishop of Bordeaux, Bertram, was afraid to it, Faustianus was ordained by Bishop Palladius of Saintes, in the presence of Bishop Orestes of Bazas.
(ed. Krusch 1937: 351-352; summarised by J. Szafranowski)