A large building with a great central courtyard, able to accommodate entire caravans. It serves as a way-station for travelers who follow the trade routes of the larger Islands. </p><p> The caravanserai provides food and lodging for patrons and their beasts, storage room for their cargo, as well as simple hospitality and sundries. A caravanserai is often able to tend to a traveler's other needs - related businesses such as metalsmiths, harness-makers, clothiers, entertainers, and food merchants may be found on the premises or nearby. Caravanserai are typically located near the main gates of a city.