In the Sakkara book, it says the traveler's inn charges for "lodging in the courtyard", and this confuses me, because I am used to sleeping with a roof over my head. I imagine that my players will be similarly confused unless I can explain this practice to them.
So how does this practice work? Do people in the Auran Empire actually pay to sleep while exposed to the elements? Does the inn provide bedrolls or tents or something? Does the courtyard have a stone floor instead of just grass? What if it rains?