Share your Caravanserai!

So. This playthrough I want to avoid building one huge main base, and instead build a loose network of ‘friendly’ outposts around the map. My current planned project is a silk-road style caravanserai in the desert region.

Whats a caravanserai, you ask? Its a kind of fortified courtyard/waystation meant for caravans to stop at during their journey to shelter from bandits and storms. Usually consisted of high walls, a well, an open courtyard, and space for animals, sleeping quarters and shops. Thematically a fit for the Exile lands. See here for more;

What does this have to do with you guys? Simply this; I suck at base building, I am consistently entertained by how good this community’s builds are, and I’d love to see your guys take on a caravanserai build!

Anyone have a build like this? Let’s see 'em!


I appreciate your suggestion and would like to incorporate something like that on my server. Close as I have gotten waystations from the desert and map rooms near Obelisks but a caravan trail would be great. Thanks for the suggestion.

See, this is why I want a desert themed dlc, I want sandstone coloured arches!

I’ve got a few ideas though, i’ll go build a couple of them :smiley:

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LOL I have one, it’s where I leave “welcome booty” for new players who pledge allegiance to the Barnes, old friends who need a boost, or for the conducting of commerce.

My clanmate built the bridge right before he left the server, as T1. I fixed it, then decided to build my Snak Shak right against the cliff wall. There’s a problematic piece of landscape there anyway, which I’d rather hold than let fall into crooked hands.


The bridge looks great!

A unrelated question, how is in first screenshot, your thrall holding the weapon instead of taking a boxing stance? I play the singleplayer and my thrall will have the weapon put on his back and taking a boxing stance with fists instead of holding his weapon.

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I filmed this when thralls refused to put away their weapons. I’m not sure there’s a way to keep their weapons deployed these days; there used to be a glitch, but even if there were, talking about glitches is not appropriate. :slight_smile:

Thanks about the bridge. From bridge center facing toward Hand of Maker, the Sinkhole is to the left, and a ragged pack of hyena is to the right, it’s a fun place to stand and watch truly new players “deal.” I purposefully suspended that Shack there to have the lowest impact, and sprinkled a few RP pieces around a cart on the ground level. I always catch players thinking they’ve made it, gawping at my RP while the hyenas close in.

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It’s just a small one, right inside my city walls of New Sanctuary (current pop. 110 people, 2 camels). Abu Rachman ben Abdellah looks after your animals for a fee. The awning you can see on the left wall is where a bearer waits to carry your stuff while you’re visiting the city, but this picture is taken before I “hired” a bearer for this task.

So yeah, this one is one of the more modern versions, kinda like a medieval parking lot near the city gates.