Caravans in Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord are a great way to earn gold. The caravan you bought will start traveling around the cities and sell goods. At first you have to invest a lot in the caravan, but after a while it will start to generate high passive income. On this page of our guide you will find out how caravan works and how you can create one.
Is it worth creating a caravan?
The answer is simple - yes, it's worth creating a caravan. One caravan can earn over 1000 gold pieces per day. This is done without your participation - you don't oversee the caravan in any way. Also, you don't have to deliver any goods for sale. But you have to remember about two important things:
- Creating one caravan costs 15,000 gold pieces (or 30% less if you have chosen the Aseri culture). In addition, you must assign a companion to each caravan. This will make him leave your team - he won't help in the battles. Also, his skills won't work on soldiers.
- A caravan doesn't start earning money immediately after it has been created. At first, the caravan will make some losses. You have to pay for the protection of the caravan every day, and it will not earn money during the first days. So, you will lose about 200 gold pieces a day. Besides, your caravan may be attacked by another lord, and that also involves losses.
As you can see, the creation of a caravan requires a large investment of gold, as well as the sacrifice of one companion. Despite that, caravans are the best way to earn money in Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord. One well-functioning caravan will allow you to pay for about a hundred soldiers.
How to create a caravan?
You can create a caravan in any city. Once you get into town, you have to talk to the merchant. You don't have to look for him on the streets of the city. All you have to do is hover your cursor over the icons of characters and find one marked as the Merchant.
During the conversation, select I wish to form caravan in this town option. You will know the price. Once you accept it, you will have to choose a companion who can lead and command the caravan. As mentioned above, a companion assigned to the caravan will leave your team, so it is best to choose an ally that hasn't had much impact on your army. The caravan will be immediately created. After a while it will start traveling to other cities.