Emperor Castruccio Irovetti is the ruler of Pitax. He is a bard who won the city in a singing competition, then he started working out and getting buff in the gladiatorial arenas. He started by facing rats and badgers, worked his way up to porcupines, and is renowned for wrestling a Dire Procupine to death. He later defeated bears and human beings. His scars are often healed by his Chief Cleric, Lauralana Desiratta, a cleric of the Goddess of Sensuality (Deities). Lauralana is also rumored to be Irovetti's lover.
Irovetti is responsible for some of, but not all of the artistic taste in Pitax. He has ruled there for 23 years and has made his mark, executing or exiling artists who do not conform to his aesthetic.