|Fifty Years' War|
|Final Fantasy Tactics|
|Armies of the Northern Sky
Armies of the Southern Sky
Armies of the Eastern Sky
|Armies of Ordalia
|Unknown, presumably heavy||Unknown, presumably heavy|
The Fifty Years' War is a conflict from Final Fantasy Tactics. It takes place prior to the plot of Tactics, and is fought between Ivalice and Ordallia, its neighboring kingdom to the east. At the end of the war, many peasant soldiers were denied their pay, leading to the formation of the Corpse Brigade.
Ivalice was ruled by King Denamda II, while its neighbouring kingdom Ordallia is ruled by King Devanne III. Ivalice is defended by the Order of the Northern Sky Knights, led by Ramza's father Barbaneth Beoulve, and the Order of the Southern Sky Knights led by Cidolfus Orlandeau. Another squad, the Order of the Eastern Sky also serve Ivalice under the leadership of Goffard Gaffgarion. Gustav Margriff also served within the Order of the Northern Sky.
Strife erupted at Zelmonia, a once independent province near to Ivalice's border and now under Ordallian rule. About a century ago, Ordallia invaded and assimilated Zelmonia as part of its territories. Ivalice had secretly provided means to weaken Ordallia; however, the Zelmonian nobles decided to petition for King Denamda's direct intervention. King Devanne III died without naming a successor. His cousin Varoi VI was named as successor, but King Denamda II proclaimed himself as rightful heir to the throne, being Devanne's uncle, and declared war against Ordallia.
King Denamda II led the Ivalice army towards the Ordallian capital of Viura. On their way, knights of the three Orders fought valiantly, winning battle after battle. However, just as they were reaching the Ordallian border, King Denamda II fell ill. He died soon after, never able to return to his kingdom.
The Ivalice army became lost and confused due to their leader's death. The confusion was used as an opportunity for Ordallia to strengthen their army and defend the Ordallian borders. The war was fought fiercely, reaching to the point of stalemate. A successor to Denamda II, Denamda IV, was quickly pulled to the throne to replace his father.
During the stalemate, Romanda's armies crossed the Rhana Strait in an invasion upon Ivalice. Romanda is a military nation ruled by King Varoi VI's blood relative. King Denamda IV and his Ivalice army held off the invasion through the aid of Fovoham's ruler Grand Duke Gerrith Barrington and his assassination squad Khamja.
After three years of continuous fighting, Romanda was forced to retreat. King Denamda IV was a fearless warrior who personally led his armies in battles against the combined forces of Romanda and Ordallia. The outbreak of Black Death within Romanda also led to their retreat.
With Romanda's retreat, Ivalice continued on with the war against Ordallia. However, Demanda IV died suddenly, believed to be assassinated. He was succeeded by King Ondoria Atkascha III, although the king was a weak-willed man and unfit to rule, and all his decisions are made by Queen Louveria.
Ordalia's ruler Varoi VI also died, and was replaced by Prince Lennard. Due to Ondoria's weakness, Ordallia forced Ivalice to cease fighting in the war.
The last battle fought between Ivalice and Ordallia took place in Zeltennia, and though the Knights of the Orders fought bravely, Ordallia manages to invade Zeltennia. Finally, Ivalice and Ordallia agreed to a treaty, in which mutual peace was acknowledged between them, though whispers persist that in reality, Ivalice had surrendered.
After the Fifty Years' War ended, Ivalice suffered a great loss as the people began to harbour ill-feelings and dissatisfaction to the nobles and the royal family who placed them into the meaningless war. Farmers frequently staged riots and revolt, and many had turned banners to join the Corpse Brigade.
Ivalice's economy suffered as payments could not be made to the knights who had fought in the war due to the large amount of spending on weapons and defences. Due to this, many were discharged from the army, and with less food and little money, there were high unemployment rates and higher disloyalty to the ruling factions.
King Ondoria's two sons died, and the king adopts his own younger sister Princess Ovelia as his daughter. Soon after, Queen Louveria gives birth to Prince Orinus, which caused a conflict over who to become King Ondoria's successor. This will be the starting point for the War of the Lions.
Rumors were spread of King Ondoria's failing health. Since his collapse during Prince Orinus' birthday celebration, it was obvious he was on the brink of death. His advisers, the Board of Chamberlains delivered news that he was getting better, but the people knew better. Soon rumors surfaced that Queen Louveria and other nobles had argued over his successor.
Goffard Gaffgarion was dismissed from the Eastern Sky, and Gustav from the Northern Sky, both on true charges of misconduct during the War. Gaffgarion then turned to the life of a mercenary, claiming allegiance to the highest bidder.
|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|
|Secret playable characters|
|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|
|Queen Louveria Atkascha - King Ondoria Atkascha III - Prince Orinus Atkascha - Duke Bestrald Larg - Duke Druksmald Goltanna - Chancellor Glevanne - Marquis Messam Elmdore - Barbaneth Beoulve - Dycedarg Beoulve - Zalbaag Beoulve -Tietra Heiral - Ludovich Baert - Grand Duke Gerrith Barrington - Besrudio Bunansa - Saint Ajora Glabados - High Confessor Marcel Funebris - Cardinal Alphonse Delacroix - Valmafra Lenande - Confessor Zalmour Lucianada - Simon Penn-Lachish - Germonique - Milleuda Folles - Gragoroth Levigne - Gustav Margriff - Lezales - Arazlam Durai - Master Darlavon - Aerith - Celebrant Bremondt Freitberg|
|Eagrose Castle - Magick City of Gariland - Merchant City of Dorter - Ziekden Fortress - Brigands' Den - Mandalia Plains - Siedge Weald - Lenalian Plateau|
|Lionel Castle - Castled City of Zaland - Port City of Warjilis - Clockwork City of Goug - Golgollada Gallows - Tchigolith Fenlands - Balias Swale - Balias Tor|
|Limberry Castle - Dorvauldar Marsh - Lake Poescas - Beddha Sandwaste|
|Zeltennia Castle - Trade City of Sal Ghidos - Finnath Creek - Mount Germinas|
|Riovanes Castle - Walled City of Yardrow - Yuguewood - Fovoham Windflats|
|Royal City of Lesalia - Mining Town of Gollund - Free City of Bervenia - Orbonne Monastery - Fort Besselat - Zeklaus Desert - Mount Bervenia - Araguay Woods - Grogh Heights - Zeirchele Falls - Dugeura Pass|
|Mullonde Cathedral - Necrohol of Mullonde - Lost Halidom - Airship Graveyard|
|Nelveska Temple - Midlight's Deep - The Kingdom of Ordallia|
|Baert Trading Company - Battle of Fort Besselat - Battle of Ziekden Fortress - Church of Glabados - Corpse Brigade - Durai Papers - Fifty Years' War - Holy Ydoran Empire - House Beoulve - House Tengille - Khamja - Knights Templar - Knockback - Mossfungus - Order of the Eastern Sky - Order of the Northern Sky - Order of the Southern Sky - Pharism - Poachers' Den - Scriptures of Germonique - Tavern - War of the Lions - Warriors' Guild - Zodiac Braves - Zodiac Stones|
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Battles in Final Fantasy
|Final Fantasy II|
|Siege of Fynn - Liberation of Fynn|
|Final Fantasy III|
|Saronia Civil War|
|Final Fantasy IV|
|Siege of Fabul - Battle of the Giant of Babil|
|Final Fantasy V|
|Battle on Xezat's Fleet|
|Final Fantasy VI|
|War of the Magi - Siege of Doma - Battle for the Frozen Esper - Battle over the Floating Continent|
|Final Fantasy VII|
|Wutai War - Siege of Fort Condor - Battle of Midgar - Jenova War|
|Final Fantasy VIII|
|Sorceress War - Siege of Dollet - Battle of the Gardens - Siege of Esthar|
|Final Fantasy IX|
|Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Battle of the Iifa Tree|
|Final Fantasy X|
|Machina War - Operation Mi'ihen - Siege of Home|
|Final Fantasy XII|
|Battle of Nabudis - Battle of Nalbina Fortress - Battle above Rabanastre|
|Final Fantasy Tactics|
|Fifty Years' War - Battle of Ziekden Fortress - Battle of Lesalia Plain - The Horror of Riovanes - Battle of Fort Besselat - War of the Lions|