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FFT Lionel Castle

Lionel Castle.

Home to Cardinal Delacroix, liege lord of Lionel, this castle once belonged to the Holy Ydoran Empire.
—Description

Lionel Castle (ライオネル城, Raioneru-jo?) is a location from Final Fantasy Tactics. Located in Southern Ivalice, it is the stronghold of Cardinal Delacroix of the corrupt Church of Glabados. It is also the site of Saint Ajora Glabados's capture and of Ramza Beoulve's battle with Cúchulainn.

StoryEdit

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Ramza Beoulve arrives at Lionel Castle with Princess Ovelia, Agrias Oaks, and Mustadio Bunansa to seek his assistance. Delacroix pretends to offer aid and agrees to shelter Ovelia, while Ramza and Mustadio go to the Clockwork City of Goug to search for Mustadio's father. They are unaware that Delacroix is really the Cúchulainn, the Impure of the Lucavi demons. He has Ovelia captured, but Agrias escapes. Meanwhile, Delacroix's hired mercenary Ludovich Baert, acquires a fake of the Taurus Stone, incurring Delacroix's anger. After assigning Goffard Gaffgarion to get rid of Ramza, Delacroix kills Baert.

Ramza attempts to rescue Ovelia from Lionel Castle, unaware that she has already been taken away by Delita Heiral. At the gate, he is attacked by Gaffgarion but defeats and kills him. He makes his way inside to confront the Cardinal, who transforms into Cúchulainn and attacks Ramza. Ramza wins the ensuing battle, killing the demon and landing Ramza an accusation of heresy by the Church of Glabados.

Spoilers end here.

Battle informationEdit

Lionel Castle GateEdit

At the Gate of Lionel Castle
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 1
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 2
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 3
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 4
At the Gate of Lionel Castle OH
Units
Additional info The gate barring Ramza from the rest of the party can be opened by a switch on Ramza's side.
Conditions Defeat all enemies
Weather Clear night
Enemy level 15 - 18 Recommended level 16 - 20
Team capacity Team 1: Ramza, Team 2: 4 Number of teams 2
Battle Trophies 700 gil, Mythril Helm Hidden items
Terrain Grassland, Flagstone, Stone Wall, Stone Outcropping, Brick, Swamp, Barrier Geomancy Tanglevine, Contortion, Tremor, Wind Slash, Quicksand

This is the first multi-battle zone, so the player should save a separate file. Ramza will start the battle on the other side of a gate from the rest of the party, who will be forced to take on the Knights and Summoner whilst Ramza fights with Gaffgarion. The best strategy is to put two stronger characters and two black chocobos in the second group. Two human characters should ride chocobos on their first turn and use them to fly to help Ramza on the second turn.

When the turn order gets to Ramza, units should stop riding the chocobos. When Gaffgarion is defeated, the player should recover all units, open the gate and have a more fair battle of 5 versus 6. It is also a good strategy to use the Knight skill Rend Weapon so Gaffgarion can't use his abilities forcing him fight with bare hands.

Lionel Castle OratoryEdit

Lionel Castle Oratory
Inside of Lionel Castle 1
Inside of Lionel Castle 3
Inside of Lionel Castle 2
Inside of Lionel Castle 4
Inside of Lionel Castle OH
Units
  • (3,2): Ramza
  • (2-5,0-1): Team 1
  • (4,6): Cúchulainn
Additional info Despite being undead, Cúchulainn cannot be hurt through healing magic or items.
Conditions Defeat Cúchulainn
Weather Indoors (no special effects)
Enemy level ? Recommended level 18 - 20
Team capacity 4 + Ramza Number of teams 1
Battle Trophies None Hidden items
Terrain Flagstone, Furnishings, Stairs, Carpet, Cross Section, Barrier Geomancy Contortion, Wind Slash, Will-o'-the-Wisp

This battle occurs immediately after the previous battle. It is the first battle with a Lucavi, and the player will receive the Scorpio Stone after Cúchulainn's defeat. Cúchulainn has several attacks that can inflict various status ailments, so the player should hit him hard and fast.

Of important note, this battle is more difficult in the PSP version than in the PS version due to being restored to its original Japanese version and Cúchulainn's stats are much higher.

First Optional Battle (PSP Exclusive) [Gate]Edit

At the Gate of Lionel Castle
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 1
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 2
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 3
At the Gate of Lionel Castle 4
At the Gate of Lionel Castle OH
Units
Enemies

6 (Aliste, 2 Ninjas, 2 Archers, 1 Time Mage)

Guests

Beowulf

Formation
Additional info If Beowulf is KO'd, the game is over.
Conditions Defeat Aliste twice
Weather Clear night
Enemy level 42 - 48 Recommended level 48 - 54
Team capacity 3 + Ramza Number of teams 1
Battle Trophies Genji Armor Hidden items N/A
Terrain Grassland, Flagstone, Stone Wall, Stone Outcropping, Brick, Swamp, Barrier Geomancy Tanglevine, Contortion, Tremor, Wind Slash, Quicksand

Second Optional Battle (PSP Exclusive) [Oratory]Edit

Lionel Castle Oratory
Inside of Lionel Castle 1
Inside of Lionel Castle 3
Inside of Lionel Castle 2
Inside of Lionel Castle 4
Inside of Lionel Castle OH
Units
Enemies

7 Bremondt (first phase), Dark Dragon (second phase), 2 Ninjas, 2 Samurais, 2 Mystics)

Guests

Beowulf

Formation
Additional info After completing this battle, the player will receive a Gold Hairpin, Hydrascale Bag, two Hermes Shoes, Diamond Bracelet, and Sortilége.
Conditions Defeat Bremondt/Dark Dragon Bremondt
Weather Indoors
Enemy level 45 - 51 Recommended level 50 - 55
Team capacity 3 + Ramza Number of teams 1
Battle Trophies Zeus Mace Hidden items Zeus Mace, Masamune, Chantage, Cachusha, Barette, Sortile'ge
Terrain Flagstone, Furnishings, Stairs, Carpet, Cross Section, Barrier Geomancy Contortion, Wind Slash, Will-o'-the-Wisp

TreasuresEdit

Note: It is possible to miss out on treasures here, as these are a one-time battle.

Lionel GateEdit

Inside of Lionel CastleEdit

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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