Marke is a fairly large settlement in the Northrealms, closely allied to the Framarr house (sometimes refered to as a Framarr town). It is, however, a city state in its own right and a bastion against the wilds.
Marke trades with the northern tribes as well as Framarr and other kingdoms.
Marke has a City Guard, Army and a regiment called the Marke Outriders that actively seek out dangers in the hills and, if possible, eliminates them. If not possible to eliminate the threat then defensive precautions are initiated.