House Lyrandar and the gnome shipwrights of Zilargo joined forces to create fast seagoing vessels powered by a bound elemental. Similar in appearance to mundane sailing vessels, elemental galleons are superior in terms of cargo capacity and speed. An elemental galleon has about half the number of sails of a mundane ship and is distinguished by a strange ring of moving air (the bound elemental that propels the ship).
While a few are owned by the nations of Khorvaire, the majority of elemental galleons are owned and operated by House Lyrandar. The galleons are a cheaper alternative to airships while being much faster than a standard ship.