The Corpse Brigade, also known as the Death Corps, is a terrorist organization from Final Fantasy Tactics. They are led by Wiegraf Folles, and consist of peasant soldiers from the Fifty Years' War, who were denied their pay at the end of the war.
Against Wiegraf's orders, Gustav Margueriff, one of Wiegraf's senior officers, had Marquis Elmdore of Limberry kidnapped. One of the Marquis' servants, Argath Thadalfus, escaped and was rescued by Ramza Beoulve's Order of the Northern Sky unit. The Corpse Brigade then demanded a ransom, but Ramza's forces launched an effort to locate and rescue Elmdore. At about that time, Wiegraf learned of Gustav's actions. He tracked down Gustav to the Sand Rat Sietch and killed him. When Ramza arrived, Wiegraf released Elmdore in exchange for his own freedom.
Shortly afterward, Ramza's forces were dispatched to deal with a Corpse Brigade force led by Milleuda Folles that was operating out of the Brigands' Den. Ramza's group defeated Milleuda, but he allowed her to go free, much to Argath's disbelief. Meanwhile, Gragoroth Levigne, another Corpse Leader leader snuck into Eagrose Castle, and attempted to kill Dycedarg Beoulve, the eldest of Ramza's siblings. When this proved futile, he attempted to kidnap the youngest Beoulve, Alma. Zalbaag, the other Beoulve sibling confronted him, and Gragoroth, seeing Alma's friend Tietra Heiral nearby, seized her instead. He took his hostage to the Windmill Hut near Ziekden Fortress.
Zalbaag and Argath immediately mobilized the Order of the Northern Sky for a frontal assault on the fort. As they did so, Ramza, joined by Tietra's brother Delita attempted a rescue from behind. In the resulting series of events, Milleuda was killed, the Corpse Brigade was defeated, and Wiegraf fled. The final senior leader of the Brigade, Gragoroth, took Tietra to Ziekden Fortress and made his final stand against the approaching Northern Sky army. Just as Ramza and Delita arrived, Argath opened fire with his crossbow, killing both Tietra and Gragoroth. In retaliation for his sister's death, Delita attacked and killed Argath. Just before succumbing, Gragoroth lit the gunpowder stores of the Ziekden Fortress, destroying the Fortress, and nearly killing Delita.
Wiegraf went on to join the Knights Templar, and eventually became one with the Lucavi demon Belias, before he too was slain. Even thought the Brigade itself was defeated, its message lived on. Other similar uprisings were spurred after the Fifty Years' War, such as by former knights calling themselves the Order of the Ebon Eye in Zeltennia.
|The War of the Lions|
|Ramza Beoulve - Mustadio Bunansa - Lady Agrias Oaks - Rapha Galthena - Marach Galthena - Cidolfus Orlandeau - Meliadoul Tengille - Ladd - Alicia - Lavian - Boco - Luso|
|Alma Beoulve - Orran Durai - Ser Goffard Gaffgarion - Delita Heiral - Argath Thadalfus - Princess Ovelia Atkascha|
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|Beowulf Cadmus - Reis Duelar - Construct 8 - Cloud Strife - Byblos - Balthier|
|Folmarv Tengille - Loffrey Wodring - Isilud Tengille - Cletienne Duroi - Barich Fendsor - Aliste Rosenheim - Wiegraf Folles|
|Ultima - Hashmal - Adrammelech - Belias - Cúchulainn - Zalera - Elidibus - Celia - Lettie - Archaeodaemon - Ultima Demon|
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|Riovanes Castle - Walled City of Yardrow - Yuguewood - Fovoham Windflats|
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