- "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
House Beoulve appears in Final Fantasy Tactics. House Beoulve is a distinguished noble family who had served the kingdom Ivalice with loyalty and justice for generations, producing leaders of the Order of the Northern Sky.
|House Beoulve||Lugria Family|
Just prior to the beginning of the game, it consists of Barbaneth Beoulve and his four children; three sons and one daughter. His eldest son is Dycedarg, a prominent war leader and confidant to Duke Larg. Next is Zalbaag, also a war leader. His other two children are from a different wife of the commoner Lugria family. Ramza, the hero of Final Fantasy Tactics is the third child of Barbaneth, and the only girl, Alma, is the youngest.
House Beoulve has adopted Delita Heiral and Tietra Heiral, children of commoner lineage into the family, and had given them the privilege of learning in aristocratic schools, such as Delita in the The Akademy in Magick City of Gariland. Still, Delita and Tietra had to face the difficulties stemming from differences in rank and blood. Ramza and Alma, however, were supportive of their plight and had been their best friend since.
In the course of the story, Barbaneth succumbed to death, leaving his eldest son as heir to lead the House Beoulve. Ramza was fledgling cadet along with his childhood friend Delita.
During the course of the game, Dycedarg and Zalbaag would participate in The War of the Lions by commanding the Order of the Northern Sky and siding with Duke Larg. Ramza who became disgusted as his name after seeing Tietra killed by Argath Thadalfus became a mercenary for hire, who eventually clashes with the interests of the nobles. Delita would side with Duke Goltana and The Church of Glabados in his own way to fight against the selfish nobility, no longer serving House Beoulve. During this time Ramza would also become branded as an Heretic by interfering with the affairs of the Church who had masterminded the War to give power to the Church. Seeing Ramza in trouble, Alma decides to side with her brother and goes with him, leaving the her oldest siblings.
Eventually Zalbaag would learn that Dycedarg murdered their father Barbaneth for his own ends. Zalbaag battles and kills Dycedarg with Ramza aiding him. However Dycedarg is possessed by the Lucavi Demon Adrammelech, The Wroth and kills Zalbaag. Ramza prevails over the demon and kills him, thus killing Dycedarg as well.
Because of the death of the two eldest siblings, the branding of heresy upon Ramza, and Alma who sides with him, as well as both being considered death after the events of the game, it is currently unknown what actually happens to House Beoulve, although given the mentioned events it is likely the Beoulve name has died on its glory or diminished greatly. Given that Ramza and Alma are in fact confirmed to be alive and traveling in other lands, it is possible the Beoulve name may have survived, albeit in another region.