anonymous asked:

When and how do you think the Judges became, well...Judges? I mean, were they helped by the position of their family and the influence of the said, or did they have to struggle a bit to rank up in the military?

Well, dear anon, I think they all had to work in some way for it, but I do see some of the Judges as having perhaps a leg up due to their position in life! Read on to see just how I think each of them became these higher-ups in the Ministry of Law…

Judge Gabranth had to struggle his way up entirely. Coming from Landis and trying to acclimatize himself to the Archadian Empire was hard enough, but he poured blood, sweat, and tears into his training. Eventually Gabranth was noticed by someone who had say in these things, and found himself given a commission as a Judge Magister. But the work never stopped there!

Judge Bergan’s family was pleased as punch to see their boy rising through the ranks so quickly, as they weren’t exactly in a position to influence it themselves. His combat skills and tactical brain meant that he practically shot through the military straight through to the top. His superiors were astounded by his ferocity, and placed him in a position to use it to the best of his abilities.

Judge Zargabaath studied hard to pass his academic examinations, and trained hard to pass the physical inspections. A combination of exceedingly high scores in both secured him a position in the Ministry of Law. Though he did not struggle, as scholastic exploits often came easy to him, he did not have a cake walk either. He prides himself on reaching the rank all on his own merit!

Judge Ghis was subtly helped along by his family’s position in Archadian society, winning a commission through their noble influences. But he was soon noticed for his prowess when it came to a battlefield, and rose to his rank through his own cunning. Should anyone even slightly suggest that he purchased his way into the Ministry, satisfaction will be demanded.

Judge Drace worked herself to exhaustion for many days and nights to rise through the military to where she is now. With her parents’ encouragement, she trained and studied so that she could achieve her dream of the Ministry. What they didn’t know, however, was that she often used her leave days to keep on training. It was hard work that saw her here and will continue to serve her well!

Judge Zecht had a wee nudge from his family in getting into the position of Judge, but he would never be so indiscreet as to flaunt that around to everyone! He made sure to train with the others, and keep himself honest. Zecht always remembered to use the opportunity well because he was afforded it. Resting on his family’s influence, he thought, just wouldn’t be right.

anonymous asked:

Wow girl, your Final Fantasy headcanons are so good! I want to send in a request too, just slightly related to Judges: Do you think Judge Gabranth had a relationship or at least romantic experiences back in the days when he was Noah? And what about his brothers, Basch?

Oh my gosh, thank you! I’m glad you enjoy them, as I have been having such fun writing them. Thinking of Gabranth back when he was Noah, happy in Landis with his brother Basch, gave me such feels. But! Read on for what I think their romantic lives were like…

Noah and Basch fon Ronsenburg certainly weren’t the playboy types, when they grew old enough to have romance in their lives. They had the attitude that if it happened, that would be wonderful, but they certainly weren’t about to chase it down, not when they had their studies and training to worry about. They both planned to be more established in the world before initiating any kind of romantic relationship with someone. But sooner or later, the best laid plans will go awry, and for Noah, it happened in a spectacular fashion. His sweetheart came into his life with all the subtlety of a whirlwind and was, in his eyes, everything he could have possibly hoped for. It was distracting, and Basch teased him about it, often at the most inopportune times.

But Basch himself was not immune to charm, and when he found a sweetheart, someone who slowly turned from an acquaintance, to a friend, to a lover, then it was Noah’s turn to tease his brother. They laughed together, shared fond memories of time spent romantically and commiserated with one another when the relationships had their cold moments, but it seemed to them that such happiness would last forever. The romances they found were sweet and caring, the sort of romance best suited to warm moonlit nights and long walks in summertime meadows. Basch and Noah were young, in love with excellent people, and that was all that mattered at the time. Life could wait while they savoured every moment of their new and exciting romances.


Square Enix announced the different versions of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age that will be available.

The first is the Collector’s Edition, available only through Square Unix’s online store. For $199.99, included with the game are

  • Exclusive Judge Magisters Mini Bust Set, featuring busts of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath
  • Original soundtrack CD
  • Steelbook featuring art exclusive art to the Collector’s Edition
  • Set of six cards, featuring Vaan, Ashe, Basch, Fran & Balthier, Penelo and World of Ivalice
  • Digital code to unlock the original soundtrack background music option in-game

The Limited Steelbook Edition, for $49.99, includes a steelbook case with art by Akihiko Yoshida, and a digital code to unlock the original soundtrack background music option in-game. This edition is pre-order only through select retailers.

The First Print Edition includes the series typical cover art with the game’s logo over a white field, which is also reversible to feature art by Akihiko Yoshida.

Lastly, the digital download through the PlayStation Store comes with a status PS4 theme of art by Akihiko Yoshida, and four tracks from the soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakimoto.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is available for PlayStation 4 on July 11, 2017 in North America and Europe, and July 13, 2017 in Japan.



from left to right : Ashelia B’nargin Dalmasca, Balthier (Ffamran mied Bunansa), Fran, Basch fon Ronsenburg, Judge Gabranth (Noah fon Ronsenburg), Vaan, Larsa Ferrinas Solidor, Penelo, Vayne Carudas Solidor.

edit : fixed Balthier & Vaan Lockscreen, typo mistake.


Day 6: Favorite Antagonist – Judge Gabranth (Noah fon Ronsenburg)

Unlike most fans who would most likely pick Sephiroth or Kefka or Seymour Guado as their favorite antagonist, I choose Final Fantasy XII’s Judge Gabranth of the Archadian Empire, who is also the twin brother of one of the main characters, Basch. 

While Gabranth is no main antagonist and is almost the same as any other villain in a story; ruthless and cruel, the thing I liked most about him was his story. While he appears to serve the Empire faithfully, a torn and broken man lies behind his lordly façade. He is personally responsible for Basch’s disgrace and the fall of Dalmasca to Archadian rule. This also makes him a personal enemy of Vaan and Ashe. 

He’s not as friggin’ psychotic as the other villains in the series. His strong point is his redemption after he is defeated later in the game, and how he developed well throughout the story. I also believe he was not completely evil before he died, because of how he cares for Larsa, as well as his comrades (showing hesitation before finally killing Judge Drace), and because of the fact that he always puts the welfare of the people first.

Well, I could go on for a while so I’ll just stop here. To cut it all short, Gabranth is both simple and complex, which his why I’m so interested in him, and that’s why he’s my favorite antagonist.