Ostermark is the Empire's easternmost province, and shares its northern border with Kislev. It is a mostly rural state since, unlike its neighbors, its soil is fertile and ideal for agriculture. The low-tech nature of Ostermark's major industries sometimes leads to its people being mocked in other states as simpletons. This is an unfair reputation however, as the people of the Mark are as stout and capable as those of any other province - if not more so, for Ostermark regularly sends troops to assist kislev in its battles against northern invaders. As a result, its forces are perhaps more hardened to wars against the Chaos barbarians than any other in the Empire.