A karavi is a relatively slow merchant vessel used on the open seas in Elysia?, mostly for cargo but also sometimes for a small number of passengers as well.

Karavi are large, flat-bottomed boats with a pointed stern and bow, a single mast and a single large, square sail. The middle of the karavi bulges out to create an open cargo hold which is then covered in water-proof canvas (for short journeys) or a removable deck to shield it from bad weather.

At either end of the karavi is a small, two-decked "castle" which hosts cramped quarters for a small (8-12) crew; these towers are also where the ship's gunners are stationed throughout the journey.