|Job Class||Knight Devout|
|Affiliation||Order of the Northern Sky|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Character|
- "Hear me, Ramza. For generations, we Beoulves have stood foremost of those who serve the Crown. Ours is the soul of a knight. Become a knight worthy of your name. Tolerate no injustice. Stray not from the true path. You will know the path you must walk. A Beoulve can... can walk no other..."
- —Barbaneth to Ramza
Barbaneth Beoulve, also known as Balbanes Beoulve, is a minor but influential character of the House Beoulve from Final Fantasy Tactics. He is the father of the four Beoulve children: Dycedarg, Zalbaag, Ramza, and Alma. Barbaneth is mentioned many times throughout the story but only appears once during a flashback.
- "(Ramza,) The issue of his father's paramour, a baseborn woman of the Lugria family..."
- —From the game manual of "Final Fantasy Tactics - The war of the Lions for PSP
Barbaneth was originally married to a noblewoman with whom he produced his first children, his sons Dycedarg and Zalbaag. At some point, (whether before or after his wife's death) he had an affair another woman, of the peasant Lugria family, who in time gave birth to Ramza, and later, Alma Beoulve.
Fifty Years' WarEdit
In the outbreak of the Fifty Years' War, Barbaneth carried the Beoulve name with honor, fighting gallantly and loyally serving the royal family. He proved himself to be a fierce warrior, leading the Order of the Northern Sky within the ranks of the Ivalician army against Ordalia. He managed to secure victories where others had perished. It was his ferocity in battle that struck fear in the Ordalian army. After the war, he attained the title "Knight Gallant" for services rendered in the line of duty.
Not long after the conclusion of the war Barbaneth fell ill and was forced to retire. While on his deathbed, Barbaneth continued to advise his children and to carry on the House Beoulve name with dignity and justice. He whispered his final words to his son, Ramza, and died peacefully shortly afterward.
In truth, Barbaneth's illness was not of natural causes, but of the poison, Mossfungus. It is eventually revealed that his oldest son, Dycedarg, plotted the murder. A conversation between him and Loffrey is overheard by Zalbaag who goes to their father's graveside to confirm it.
Zalbaag later returns to avenge Barbaneth's death with assistance from his younger brother, Ramza. However, Dycedarg, having been corrupted by the Zodiac Stone given to him by Loffrey, transforms into Adrammelech and kills Zalbaag instantly - but is later reincarnated as a zombie controlled by the Lucavi to face Ramza in battle. Ramza faces Zalbaag and painstakingly slays him in his zombie state, thus enabling him to destroy the Lucavi demon in the end.
- In Vagrant Story, a jewel named Balvus is associated with Barbaneth Beoulve.