The vast East Zerith region is home to dozens of tiny city-states and nations, but only Oestreich is large enough to be of note in the wider world. The immense city of Zentrum rivals Langberg in size, and is home to the Exchange, said to be the largest gem market in the world. Precious metals, gems and jewelry are the major exports of Oestreich. Much of the Oestreich’s well organized and well equipped military is occupied in guarding the roads from hundreds of mines to Zentrum, ensuring the safety of the caravans and patrolling against those bandits desperate enough to try for them. Surprisingly, given the long and accessible coastline of eastern Zerith, Easterners have never been sailors. Consequently, Oestreich maintains only a few Navy ships and a small merchant fleet. Trade with central and western Zerith is mostly via caravans through Kef Sirran, relying on Bedewe merchants to sell their wares in other markets.