Bossonian Marches extended from the northern border of Zingara, throughout the Pictish border, to the south of Cimmeria and the east of the Border Kingdoms. The Bossonians descended from a formerly independent race which was among the first to fall to the Hyborians. By this time, they had some Hyborian blood, but were distinctly different in appearance. They were people of average height and skin pigmentation, with either gray or brown eyes. Their position at the borders of civilization with the barbarians never allows them to advance to the cultural height of other Hyborians. They are mostly farmers settled in fortified villages and their main concern is the defense of their land from barbarian raids. In effect, this also protects Aquilonia and the Hyborians from facing invasions by Picts or Cimmerians. Centuries of barbarian wars led to the Bossonians being particularly stubborn combatants and their defense techniques were impenetrable by the direct charges favored by barbarian military commanders.