The Aravel is a construct of the Dalish elves in which they live or store their possessions. As they lead nomadic lives, the aravels also serve as vehicles in order to travel overland. It is pulled by animals called halla, who are treated as honored companions. The Dalish Keepers use their magic to make it possible for the aravel to move through the forests. The humans refer to aravels as landships.
—From Codex entry: Aravels