The living are a minority in Crowlech. Most are bred and raised on "farms", and are eventually killed and raised as zombies. A small fraction of the living are born free, however, and these survive by doing work that is too skilled for semi–sentient zombies.
79% Mindless undead 11% Living 10% Advanced Undead
The Empire rarely trades preferring to use intermediaries to obtain rare items with arcane and or profane significance.