King Castruccio Irovetti
He spends most of his time in his castle. Very few opportunities to research this target. He has no doubt changed greatly from his previous life.
Uncanny Dodge, Archaeologist Luck
Spells CL 11
4th 4/day dimension door, dominate person, greater invisibility
3rd 6/day charm monster, dispel magic, Scrying, haste
2nd 6/day Cat’s Grace, Cure Moderate, Detect Thoughts, Glitterdust, Gallant Inspiration
1st 8/day Alarm,Charm Person, Cure Light, expeditious retreat, grease, timely inspiration
Dodge, Out Flank, Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Iron Will, Imp Iron Will, Dimensional Agility, Dimensional Assault, Dimensional Dervish, Dimensional Savant, Weapon Focus Halberd, Weapon Specialization Halberd, Power Attack (-3 Att +6 Dam [or +9]), Furious Focus, Dazing Assault
Belt of Str & Con +4
Boots of Haste
Gloves of Dueling
Cap of the Free Thinker
Heaband of Cha +6
Amulet of Nat AC +3
Cloak of Resist +3
Spell Guard Bracers
Ring of Protect +3
Ring of Counterspells (Dispell Magic)
+5 Mithral Breast Plate
Rod of Razors (+3 Keen adimantine Halberd)
Perm Darkvision 60ft
Perm See Invisible 60ft
Tongues, Common, Celestial
Role / Background
The man known today as Castruccio Irovetti was not born unto that name. The bastard son of a crusading Taldan knight and a Numerian noblewoman named Cimany Bellander, Castruccio’s birth name was the even more flamboyant Mandalarucio. His father sent regular deliveries of gold from the field of battle, so he and his mother never wanted for wealth. Mandalarucio’s mother doted on him, paying for dance, music, and language lessons and parading him among the other nobles of Hajoth Hakados as often as possible. Mother and son knew little of hardship until the payments from Mandalarucio’s father (a man he never met) ceased with his death at the hands of the Worldwound’s demonic host.
His mother did her best to make ends meet, but they had both grown used to extravagances, and within 2 months their funds had given out. The cutthroat aristocracy of Hajoth Hakados swiftly took action to reclaim the family estate, and just like that the Bellanders were out on the street. After suffering another 2 months of indignities, Mandalarucio turned to crime, using magic to gain the confidence of rich visitors and then robbing them, leaving behind victims too embarrassed or shamed at being duped to pursue justice. Eventually, though, Mandalarucio made a critical error by attempting to con and rob a visiting member of the Technic League. When the con went sour and the Technic League sorcerer lost his hand to Mandalarucio’s blade, the young man went into hiding to escape punishment. But the Technic League didn’t need him to repay the blood debt. Operating under the aegis of the Black Sovereign and the slanderous whispers of local aristocrats, they quickly found that the missing Bellander had a mother—they arrested Cimany, and by the time Irovetti heard of her arrest, she’d already been executed.
When he learned of this development, Mandalarucio wasted no time. He stole into the inn the Technic League agents were staying at and extracted his revenge in a single night of red ruin. When the sun rose, the five Technic League agents were dead and the delivery of rare Numerian artifacts they had been entrusted with delivering to Starfall had vanished. Hajoth Hakados’s government had its suspicions, but the case was never solved, for Mandalarucio had fled Numeria entirely, never to return.
The next 2 years of his life were spent lying low in the River Kingdoms. He changed his name to Castruccio Irovetti, combining the first and last names of his mother’s favorite artists, and periodically sold off some of the Numerian artifacts he’d stolen for funds, but overall kept a low profile. It wasn’t until his wanderings took him to Pitax that his fortunes finally changed. After hearing rumors of strange treasures hidden in the forest called Thousand Voices, Irovetti entered the mysterious woodland in search of riches.
Irovetti returned from the forest of A Thousand Voices much more powerful. He then traveled to Pitax. Through a great deal of guile, charm, and intrigue he was able to gain access to the royal court of Pitax. His scheming and plotting yielded results quickly. Not even six months later the king was deposed and the squabbling thief houses stood together behind Irovetti.