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Valmafra Lenande
Sprite(s) Image:FFT-Balmafula.gif
Japanese バルマウフラ・ラナンドゥ
Romaji Barumaufura Ranandu
Age 22
Gender Female
Zodiac Sign Leo
Voice actor(s)
Job Class Witch of the Coven (base), Sorcerer
Affiliation Church of Glabados
Final Fantasy Tactics Character
"Even your friends are only pieces to be played."
—Valmafra

Valmafra Lenande, also known as Balmafula Lanando, is a character from Final Fantasy Tactics. She is a sorcerer sent by the Church of Glabados to assist Delita Heiral when the young knight infiltrated the ranks of Duke Goltanna. A young, blonde mage, Valmafra is seemingly loyal and accompanies him on all of his missions. She is not seen in battle during the regular game, but appears in the Multiplayer missions as an enemy.

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Double-agent

Upon Delita's successful infiltration into the ranks of Goltanna's men, the Church of Glabados in Mullonde offered Valmafra to assist him in executing their plans. After Delita killed Confessor Zalmour Lucianada, he introduced Valmafra to Ramza Beoulve as one of the many sent by the Church to assist him. In this initial meeting, she reveals that she was sent by the Church to keep watch on him, to ensure that Delita did not actually switch sides to the crest of the Black Lion.

During the Battle of Fort Besselat, Duke Goltanna's Cidolfus Orlandeau was accused of being in league with the Church. He was imprisoned in a dungeon within the fortress and was to be executed, but soon Ramza, Valmafra, and Orran Durai helped him escape. At this time, Delita betrayed Goltanna's trust in him and executed him, and at that moment sent for an Orlandeau lookalike; a Glabados devotee, and executed him to make as if Orlandeau had betrayed his own master.

Assignment:Delita

With Goltanna and Orlandeau's deaths, the command of the Order of the Southern Sky falls to Delita. The High Confessor Marcel Funebris' call for peace ignored by both Orders, Valmafra quickly understood that her real orders had come at last; to kill Delita at the first sign of betrayal against the Church. However, it was apparent that with the times she had spent in the missions with Delita, Valmafra had a high respect and admiration for him.

Delita about to draw his sword over Valmafra.

Orran was imprisoned in Zeltennia for knowing too much of Delita's plans, but he managed to escape. Orran tried to reveal Delita's scheme to Ovelia, but Delita managed to stop him and sent Ovelia away. Delita and Valmafra confronted Orran, and it was at this time that Delita confessed that he was indeed using everyone, including the Church, to become the ruler of Ivalice. Valmafra began to proceed with her orders, but she could not bring herself to kill him. It was unclear what had actually happened afterward; only a woman's scream was heard.

In the aftermath, it was revealed that Delita had allowed both Orran and Valmafra to escape from his castle, and faked Valmafra's death after acknowledging that he saw himself in her - a tool used by the Church. She appears one last time, at Ramza and Alma's funeral together with Orran, where she lays flowers on their graves. Her silence during the ending has lead to speculation that Delita cut her tongue, but this seems inconsistent with Orran's comment about Delita being "pure of heart" in allowing her to escape. Additionally, this would not have prevented her from revealing what she knew unless she was illiterate, which seems unlikely for a mage.

Base Job class

Valmafra's base Job class is Witch of the Coven (Arc Witch on PS1) though this is not seen without a cheat device or modding software. It describes her as a witch who made a pact with The Dark to place its power under her thrall. Beyond this, it is a blank class with no abilities and generic stats. The name is actually too long in battle, and is truncated to "Witch of the Cov". Valmafra is also one of the few non-recruitable characters whose sprite appears correctly on both the party roster and battle formation screens. This could imply she was being considered as a recruitable or guest character at the time of programming.


This article uses material from the "Valmafra Lenande" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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