Some say this great and austere mountain-top city/fortress should be the capitol of the empire. Many who believe this worship Ulric, the city’s chief deity and former patron deity of the Empire until the victories of Sigmar. The city is near-impregnable and looks out upon all Middenland and the Great Forest.
The city has been besieged by Chaos many times and has survived them all. Graf Boris Todbringer was the current duke of Middenheim and since his death turning back the Chaos attack a successor has not been named. This only adds to volatile climate of current politics.