This is more a lore than a game question. I am still on my very first playthrough and I’m having a blast. So, please, no spoilers.
I had been invited to the Rushlight tournament in Pitax. After winning two out of three contests, Irovetti still declared Pitax as the winner. He then mocked me and my “kingdom” in front of the audience and also called it tiny.
Which I don’t understand. Looking at the map, Pitax is the tiny one. The land I rule over is about three times the size of Pitax and my economy is going through the roof. It don’t believe I could win a fight against Pitax, but I am surely getting Irovetti worried. Also, I was surprised Pitax did let me annex the region north of it and have barbarians settle there. If I ever planned to invade Pitax, I would safely start from there, instead of going through the Narlmarch.
Why tiny? Defenitely not in size. Is Pitax supposed to have a high population density? I think the stolen lands were (and probably are) rather sparsely populated.
Looking at this map here puts my little upstarter kingdom more in the league of Gralton than Pitax. For sure I’m the best neighbor to mock and play pranks on, but I am defenitely not tiny!