She lays on her stomach, face down and with her cheek
and breasts pressed to the floor, face turned to the
left with her wrists crossed behind her back. Her
ankles are usually crossed, as well, as if for
In this position, the girl falls to the floor face
down, her forehead resting flat on the surface, or her
left cheek pressed to the floor, her arms are at her
sides or clasped behind her back, sometimes bound,
with her knees "never" touching the girl crawls to the
Master on her belly.
When a blanket or cloak or covering of any sort is thrown over a slave girl
she may not speak or rise; she must remain silent until the
blanket is lifted by a free person.
Bondage Knot: (A.K.A. Slave Knot)
A loose knot tied in a slave's long hair near her
right cheek or before her right shoulder that has two
meaning, depending on how it is used. If a slave girl
approaches a Master and kneels naked before him,
looping the knot herself, she silently begs for use.
If a Master ties the knot himself, notably during a
time of battle, it is his way of marking the girl as
taken if he must continue on, leaving her bound
Bound by Masters Will:
Refers to a slave being commanded to hold position, as
though bound, hands clasping opposite wrists behind her back until she
She places her hands behind her back, her shoulders
pushed back and her breasts thrust outward, her hands
clasped tightly with the wrists touching her back.
Collaring Position Slave:
She kneels at the feet of Master's feet and leans her
body back, sitting upon her heels, with her arms
extended upward, crossed at the wrists (Though not
always the case) and her head between them lowered in
The girl gets down on all fours, palms to elbows flat
to the floor, her hips in the air with her forehead or
cheek close to BUT not touching the floor and crawls
to Master's feet, crawling to just an inch from Master's feet.
This is also most often a punishment position, if you KNOW you have done
badly or EXTREMELY wrong. you may do this crawl to go to your Master or
Mistress to beg forgiveness; you do NOT want to drag your forehead on the ground here.
This position may be used in inventive serves, as an
alternative to table, and is part of the "Belt Dance."
She kneels in nadu position and bends her body
backwards, her head to the floor, she places her hands
by her head palms down and lowered to the floor, then
pulls up into a back bend.
The slave girl stands and bows at the waist, letting
her hair fall followed for display, to be seized or
for any other purpose the Master might require.
Another variant of this position sometime used is for
the slave to stay in her previous position just bowing
her head and letting her hair dangle before her for
whatever use is required.
Slave follows the master at his heel. "where she
belongs." Slightly behind and to his left or right,
depending on which side is his weapon hand. The
distance behind varies.
A display position in which a kneeling slave is
braceleted and commanded to hold her head very high
exposing her neck.
Leading position Slave:
She stands and moves behind her Master, bending at the
waist her cheek resting at his belt or hip. She places
her hands behind her back wrists crossed.feet are
together....This allows the Master to easily lead he
by her hair OR her collar while walking.
This position is used to attach a leash. The slave
kneels, her back to her Master, with her chin lifted
and head turned to the left, offering her collar for
leashing. Her wrists are behind her back ready for
slave bracelets to be used or her wrists bound.
The girl stands, her feet parted so the knees do not
touch, her eyes lowered. (A gorean saying has it that
a leashed slave is a hot slave.)
The first position a slave should learn. Used to
kneel before her Master, her head held proudly high,
eyes downcast in respect but not shame, knees spread
wide open, shoulders back keeping her back straight or
arched in a subtle manner to move the breasts outwards
in an offering thrust. Her hands rest on her thighs.
Some Masters prefer the palms to be facing upward,
displaying the offer of submission and service.
The slave places her head in the crook of her Master's
The slave falls to the floor upon her belly, face down
before the Master. The slave turns her head and places
her cheek against his boots, kissing them lightly is a
gesture of love and submission. The slave may also
lick them or dust them with her hair in this manner.
The slave kneels touching her forehead to the floor
stretching her arms out before her with her palms down
and fingers spread.
The slave falls to her hands and knees, her head down on the floor,
her hindquarters upthrust for viewing and/or her Masters pleasure (either
sexual or whipped upon the bottom)
Serving in this position of the she-sleen is an instruction whereby
the slave performs her regular duties while upon her hands and knees,
without the benefit of the use of her hands. In this position
she may NOT rise to her feet and may use only her mouth and teeth to
grasp and manipulate objects. This position can be one of either punishment or
kissing position. she remains motionless, her lips thusly puckered, and may
not move until she is granted the kiss of a Master.
The slave lays on her back with legs spread and arms
to her sides motionless in preparation for usage.
The slave falls to the floor upon all fours and lowers
her cheek to the ground, with her ass thrust upwards
and her thighs widely spread, exposing herself fully
in preparation for the caress of the leather against
When chained at a stake with this command the slave
lies down and is not permitted to rise even to her
The slave stands beautifully, back straight, head
high, belly sucked in, hip turned, left foot slightly
forward bent to be on tippy toes. Arms to the side,
palms facing forward, breasts forward, eyes downcast
unless otherwise directed.
The slave kneels, bending at the waist with her hips
rising into the air and places her left cheek to the
floor. The slave might, take her Master's right foot
and place it upon her neck, moving her arms behind her
back, crossing them at the wrist.
The slave kneels, knees wide apart and lays her head
to the floor, one cheek to the floor, arms stretched
over head and wrists crossed, awaiting Masters
permission to speak.
The slave lays on her back, her hands at her sides,
palms facing upwards. Her legs are spread wide open.
Similar to sula, except once she has assumed the sula
position she slowly lifts her hips up off the floor,
as if beckoning him with her body, encouraging her
sexual use by him.
The slave goes to all fours, locking her
elbows, making her back smooth and level, holding her
head level as well, eyes straight ahead.
In this form of nadu, the slave kneels the same
way, but with her palms down and her knees modestly
together. The position may also be done with the arms
crossed at the wrists before the kajira or the hands
may be holding something, such as a tablet for
inscribing ciphers, etc.
When this command is given, a slave turns gracefully, her hair
carressing her body as she turns. She walks quietly across the room,
her feet hardly seeming to leave the ground, her hips swaying sensually,
her body erect and proud. When she reaches her objective she halts and
stands, her body erect, her shoulders back, her chest thrust forward,
her belly in. She turns her hips out a bit, her hands at her sides, and points
one foot. Her chin is held high and her eyes are lowered.
The slave first assumes the Nadu
position, though with her arms crossed in front over
her breasts. The slave then leans forward and places
her head to the floor, first sweeping her hair forward
over her shoulders to one side leaving her back
exposed to the whip.
kajira: female slave
1) barbarian: a native of the planet Earth, usually used in a derogatory sense in reference to slave girls from that planet. Also defined as slave girls captured from outlying regions or cities. Barbarian slave girls from Earth are considered shamelessly sensual.
"Assassin of Gor" p. 20 & "Savages of Gor" p 83
2) bath girls: are slaves at the public and private baths. They wear a chain and plate collar. The plate gives their name and cost. They wear towels with nothing beneath them. While swimming, many wrap a long broad strap of glazed leather about their heads like a turban. The bath girls are there for the pleasure of men. Sometimes the girls will pretend to swim away from the men and try to escape but are easily caught by the men. This is done on purpose as most girls could easily avoid the men if they wished. They become excellent swimmers.
Assassins of Gor, pages 158 - 166
3) below deck girl: the term used for slave girls transported in the hold of a ship. They are held in individual cages and because of infestations of lice, all of their body hair is shaved. The term 'below-deck girl' is used derisively especially by those slave girls allowed to remain on deck in cages, who need not have shaved heads, though all slaves on a slaver ship are unclothed.
"Slave Girl of Gor" p. 318 - 321
4) bond-maid: the term for a slave girl used in Torvaldsland also called a girl whose belly lies under the sword
"Marauders of Gor" p 44
5) chamber slave: A slave of the Priest Kings restricted to use within a particular chamber; these slaves cannot leave the chamber and are to serve the Freeperson living there fully.
"Priest Kings of Gor" p. 36
6) city girl: slave girl in any city, her duties in the apartment cylinders are largely domestic
7) coin girl: a slave girl who, with a coinbox and triangular flat bell chained around her neck, is sent out in the streets of a city to earn money from Masters in return for her sexual use
"Rogue of Gor" p. 89-90 & "Guardsman of Gor" p 143
8) display girl: a slave girl whose primary purpose is for the display of her beauty to reflect the affluence of her Master; often chained in coffle with other display slaves behind the palanquin or other transport of her Master
"Dancer of Gor" p. 367
9) exotic slave: a slave male or female bred for special purposes producing quaint or unusual purposes; an example is the passion slave.
"Raiders of Gor" p. 15
10) field slave: these slaves work outdoors, usually gardening, fetching wood or water, etc. She is commonly dressed in plain, sturdy slave tunics. Her hair is shorn.
"Magicians of Gor" p. 299-302
11) first girl: slave appointed by the Master to oversee other usually younger or less experienced girls; she rules when FreePersons are not present as the Master, but she is subject to his total authority, usually called Mistress by the other girls, she may have switching rights over them as well.
"Explorers of Gor" p. 78 & "Dancer of Gor" p 170, 211, and 380
12) flute girl: a slave trained in the art of music, specifically the playing of the double flute. They perform at various functions and are available for sexual use by those free men of their audience.
"Magicians of Gor" p. 118-122
13) house girl: one whose primary duties are inside the residence. Duties range from personal serving girls to kettle and mat girls.
"Magicians of Gor" p 312
14) kettle slave/pot girl: girl whose main function is cooking and other menial household tasks; used disparagingly.
"Assassin of Gor" p 164
15) kettle and mat girl: a slave girl whose function is divided between household tasks and sexual servitude
"Assassin of Gor" p 112 & "Raiders of Gor" p 99
16) last girl: used to denote either the newest girl on a chain, or the least of all the girls.
"Savages of Gor" p 240
17) luck girl: a slave girl who acts as mascot onboard ship; her use is usually reserved for the captain of the ship, but she may be shared with the crew, usually as a disciplinary measure.
"Tribesmen of Gor" p 61
18) lure girl: slaves who are set out by their master's to entice men for the purposes of empressing as crewmen or in work gangs. While the man is delightfully distracted, her master's men accost him and hustle him away; also used by panther girls to entice men to be captured as their slaves.
"Dancer of Gor" p 244 * "Explorers of Gor"
19) mul: a Priest-King term for a human slave
"Priest-Kings of Gor" p 94
20) passion slave: a slave girl who has been bred, rather than captured; specifically, one that has been bred for a particular trait, such as beauty or slave heat or the shape of her lips.
"Priest Kings of Gor" p 53
21) personal serving slave: a slave assigned or owned by the person she obeys. Her duties may include running errands, general cleaning, or caring for personal belongings.
"Magicians of Gor" p 366
22) pierced ear girl: a slave girl whose ears have been pierced; as piercing a girl's ears is consider the ultimate degradation, it virtually guarantees that the girl will never be freed; the practice first became popular after the fall of Turia to the Wagon Peoples, but is gaining acceptance in the northern cities, especially Ar
"Captive of Gor" p. 157, 167 and 319
23) pleasure slave: a slave girl whose main function is sexual servitude to her master; traditionally, she kneels with her knees spread wide, and her hands either resting on her thighs or, in some cities, crossed behind her, ready for binding.
"Captive of Gor" p 101
24) scribe slave: scribes that have been captured, they do the bookkeeping no one else wants to do. they are above other slaves with the fact they can read and write, but aren't above, like all slaves, cooking, cleaning and warming the furs
25) self-contract, limited slave: an arrangement wherein a Free Woman contracts to be an experimental slave for a period of time ranging from one night to a year. Her documents will contain a specified termination date.
"Blood Brothers of Gor" p 101
26) she urts: short for 'she-urts of the wharves' homeless free girls - runaways vagabonds orphans etc. - who live near the canals in port cities surviving by scavenging begging stealing and sleeping with paga attendants; they sleep wherever they find space and usually wear a brief tunic instead of Robes of Concealment
"Explorers of Gor" p. 62
27) side block girl: A slave girl sold for a fixed price from the side block of a slave auction house instead of auctioned from the main block; used disparagingly.
"Savages of Gor" p 107
28) silk girl: term used by those of Torvaldsland to denote a slave girl from the southern cities; often used disparagingly.
"Marauders of Gor" p 144
29) stable girl: these slaves tend to the male slaves needs so they do not become unruly and keep them in line
30) state girl: a state owned girl may have various duties, ranging from general cleaning to carrying messages. State tunics and collars are uniform, sleeveless and plain. Considered by most states an unenviable slavery.
"Magicians of Gor" p 340-341 and 376
31) tavern slave: also called "kettle-and-mat girls" see above
32) tower slave: a state slave girl in any of the cities of Gor; her duties in the apartment cylinders are largely domestic; traditionally, she kneels with her knees together and with her wrists crossed in front of her, as if for binding.
"Priest Kings of Gor" p 45
33) work slave: a category of slaves consisting of field slaves, stable slaves, etc. These females are considered, like kettle and mat girls, to be low slaves.
"Magicians of Gor" p 305
So, what are the requirements and duties of a kajirus? Read the slave pages. All the information on absolute obedience and serving skills and knowledge and positions etc applies to kajiri also . . . and boys can expect to be put through a training program . . . there are no concessions just because you have different "equipment".
A kajirus kneels in nadu, knees spread, head high, eyes lowered respectfully before Freewomen, unless he is ordered to do otherwise by his Mistress or a Free. Before Men he should kneel with knees together, for men of Gor generally have no desire to see a boy's dangly bits.
field slaves: these slaves work in the fields, cultivating and caring for the crops, commonly dressed in plain, sturdy slave tunics with shorn hair.
seduction slaves: They are used to lure free women into compromising situations so that the women can be made slaves by the couching laws. The couching laws exist in many Gorean cities. Essentially the law states that any free woman who couches with another’s slave, or even prepares to do so, becomes a slave herself and the slave of the male slave’s master.
"Magicians of Gor" p 8
silk slave: a male slave kept by Free Women as sexual toys, handsome and sometimes pretty by male standards, these slaves are often muscular and manly, as Free Women love having strong men at their feet, this can be dangerous if the slave doesn't know his place or wishes to be free. At the present time there is a city ordinance in Ar which restricts the sexual use, or "couching" of slaves by Free Women, due to the widespread belief that the physical charms of precious Free Women are reserved only for the free.
"Fighting Slave of Gor" p 157 and 164 & "Mercenaries of Gor" p 437
stable slave: these kajiri are kept in stables and care for the livestock sometimes fighting for benefits, or betting money for their Owners; rewarded with female stable slaves
thralls: male slaves of Torvaldsland
"Marauders of Gor p82"
work slaves: They are usually used on cargo galleys, mines, great farms or as porters on wharves. Many cities use male slaves for some of the unpleasant labor in the cities, such as in the refuse pits. Most males work on chains with other slaves
The scrolls do not record male slaves dancing, though there are several examples of Free men dancing. It is not such a great leap of imagination to assume the Free woman might command her male silk slave to dance before her maybe in Her Home or in the privacy of her own quarters, but it would not be a spectacle Free men would like to see before them , although not all FM mind male slaves dancing.
TYPES AND WORTH OF MALE SLAVES
Male slaves, on Gor, are not particularly valuable, and do not command high prices. Most labor is performed by free men.Most commonly, male slaves are utilized on the cargo galleys, and in the mines, and on the great farms. They also serve, frequently, as porters at the wharves. Still, perhaps they are fortunate to have their lives, even at such a price.Males captured in war, or in the seizure of cylinders or villages, or in the pillaging of caravans, are commonly slain. The female is the prize commodity in the Gorean slave markets. A high price for a male is a silver tarsk, but even a plain wench, of low caste, provided she moves well to the touch of the auctioneer's coiled whip, will bring as much or more.An exception to the low prices for males generally is that paid for a certified woman's slave, a handsome male, silken clad, who has been trained to tend a woman's compartments. Some of such bring a price comparable to that brought by a girl, of average loveliness. Prices, of course, tend to fluctuate with given markets and seasons. If there are few such on the market in a given time, their prices will tend to be proportionately higher. Such men tend to be sold in women's auctions, closed to free men, with the exception, of course, of the auctioneer and such personnel.
Page 37 Hunters of GorMale slaves are generally not permitted to touch coins or weapons, and certainly not to touch any female slaves, the property of their Masters/Mistress, for fear of punishment or death . . . unless their Owner gives permission.The Gorean silk slave is by far the most common male slave found in on line Gorean role play.
Gorean men seem to turn a blind eye to the use of male slaves by Freewoman, although the discretion of the women in their closed quarters would probably have a lot to do with that. Perhaps they are occasionally puzzled that a woman would prefer a male slave to a full-blooded Gorean Free man, the woman well-collared of course *chuckles*"It seems a shame for a beautiful woman to waste her time with a silk slave," he said, "she should be crawling, collared, to the feet of a true man."
I said nothing."
Page 219 Fighting Slave of Gor
MALE SLAVES BEING TRANSPORTED
This quote refers to male slaves that have been captured in the forests by panther women, who mark the man as slave by shaving a broad strip of hair from his head, from forehead to nape of neck, (degredation strip) and usually sell him for goods or perhaps coins. If he is attractive to them they may choose to use him first. The captives of the panther women would be bought as ship slaves for the oars, or perhaps field slaves or working party slaves set to hard labour.I saw only one slave cage on a barge moving downstream. It contained four or five nude male slaves. They seemed dejected, huddled in their cage. Strangely, a broad swath had been shaven lengthwise on their head. Lana saw this and shrieked out, hooting at them across the water. The men did not even look at us, moving slowly across the current toward Laura.
I look at Ute. "That means they are men who were taken by women," said Ute. "See," she said, pointing up to the hills and forests north of Laura. "Those of the great forests. No one knows how far they extend to the east, and they go north as far as Torvaldsland. In them there are the forest people, but also many bands of outlaws, some of women and some of men.
Pages 81 & 82 Captive of GorBRAND: Slaves on Gor are branded, usually with a Kef, the Gorean equivalent of 'K,' the first letter of the words kajira and kajirus. Males slaves are branded with a block Kef (the Gorean name for the letter "K"), whereas the female slaves are branded with a highly stylized cursive "Kef" which also resembles the letter "K." Although many different brands can be found, with some Masters even choosing to design a unique brand for their slaves, the most common is the Kef.
The collars worn by Gorean slaves come in a variety of styles and shapes, according to the type of slave, the sex of the slave, the region in which she finds herself and most importantly the taste or pleasure of her owner.
Beauty is greatly appreciated by Goreans, beauty found in the natural world around them, their environment, cites and dwellings even in the lowest animal, their slaves. "In the matter of collars, as in all things, Goreans commonly exhibit good taste and aesthetic sense." Slave Girl of Gor, p. 215
The collar is considered to be “dressing” on a slave, most Goreans prefer simple collars, but there are those who are valued by their Owners such as exotics, pleasure slaves and dancers whose collars maybe of a more elaborate design.
"I had seen few collars on Gor, but I had learned from Eta that there was a geat variety among them. They ranged from simple bands of iron, hammered about a girl's throat, her head held down on an anvil, to bejeweled, wondrously wrought, close-locking circlets befitting the preferred slave of a Ubar; such collars, whether worn by a kitchen slave of the prize beauty of a Ubar, had two things in common; they cannot be removed by the girl, and they mark her as slave."
Slave Girl of Gor, p. 215
The collar, worn by a slave no matter what the style, type or design all serve the basic purpose: 1) to mark the individual as a slave 2) informs who the Owner is 3) makes the individual feel their slavery 4) provides a place for attaching a leash.
Once a collar is placed upon a slave, it is there until a Free wishes it removed. No Gorean slave can remove himself or herself from the collar or free themselves from slavery.
"'The collar,' I said, touching it, 'is put on from without, but what it encircles, the slave, comes from within.'
'Slavery,' I told her, 'true slavery, comes from within.'"
Savages of Gor, p. 210
"Slave girls almost never escape. The major reason for this is the steel collar, which, obdurately encircling her neck, read, promptly identifies her master and his city. Almost no one, of course, would think of removing a collar from a girl, unless it would be to replace it with one of his own."
Slave Girl of Gor, p. 96
“What is the common purpose of a collar?”
“The collar has four common purposes, Master,” she said. “First, it visibly designates me as a slave, as a brand might not, if it should be covered by clothing. Second, it impresses my slavery upon me. Thirdly, it identifies my master. Fourthly-fourthly-”
“Fourthly?” he asked.
“Fourthly,” she said, “it makes it easier to leash me.”
He kicked her in the side. She winced. Her response had been slow."
Explorers of Gor, p. 80
"An additional utility of the collar, though it did not count as one of its four common purposes, was that it made it easier to put the girl in various ties. For example, one can use it to tie her hands before her throat, or at the sides or back of her neck. One can use it with, say, rope or chain, to fasten girls together. One can tie her feet to her collar, and so on. If the feet are tied to the collar the knot is always in the front, so that the pressure will be against the back of the girl’s neck and not the front. The purpose of such a tie is to hold the slave, not choke her. Gorean men are not clumsy in their binding of women."
Explorers of Gor, p. 80
"That the collar was locked did not simply mean that she could not remove it, a fact which played its important role in guaranteeing slave recognition and identification, but, perhaps even more importantly, was momentous in its significance of bondage. A brand might be concealed by clothing, even the brief garb commonly allotted a female slave, but the collar, consistently and openly, proclaimed her girl property. The collar, stressing her vulnerability as a slave, is sexually exciting to the girl who wears it, and to the men who look upon it. Perhaps that is why free women do not wear collars. The steel on her lovely throat, lost beneath her hair, glinting beneath it, contrasting so with her delicious softness, is sexually and aesthetically maddening. No girl is so beautiful, I suspect, as she who wears a Gorean slave collar."
Slave Girl of Gor, p. 402
Ko-lar:The Gorean word for collar.
Capture:The capture Collar is a loop of chain controlled by two wooden handles so that it is easy to block off the slave's air supply as a measure of control.
Capture collar of the north with capture knots
"I took a length of binding fiber and knotted it, with capture knots, about her throat. It was her collar. Too, the capture knots, those of a warrior, would serve to identify her as mine in the north."
Beasts of Gor: p. 183-184
Coffle:A slave collar that has one or more rings directly attached to it, to which a chain may be connected or run through thus creating a coffle of slaves for transportation or collection and keeping. The purpose of this collar is to enable slaves to be secured together on a single or common chain. They are made to fit snug and lock much the same as the other.
Common Gorean Slave Collar
More a range of styles within a common theme than a set and specific type, the Common Gorean Slave Collar, or Lock Collar, is the form most often used on slave girls. It is based on a simple piece of plain, flat but well formed steel, hinged and made to fit snug on the girl, and often sized to accurately fit her neck. These collars can be engraved, enameled, or with a collar sleeve( see quotes below ) and otherwise adorned, as per the desire of the slave’s owner.
Though called "common" it should be noted that it is common to the central regions of Gor, the lands such as Turia and Torvaldsland having their own styles of collar which to them are considered common.
"The common Gorean collar, on the other hand, is a flat, snugly fitting steel band. Both collars lock in the back, behind the girl's neck."
Nomads of Gor: p. 16
"Most Gorean collars, decorated or not, are basically a flat, circular band, hinged, which locks snugly about the girl's neck."
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 251
"These collars are normally measured individually to the girl as is most slave steel. The collar is regarded not simply as a designation of slavery and a means for identifying the girl's owner and his city but as an ornament as well. Accordingly the Gorean master is often extremely concerned that the fit of the graceful band will be neither too tight nor too loose. The collar is normally worn snugly, indeed so much so that if the snap of a slave leash is used the girl will normally suffer some discomfort."
Priest Kings of Gor: p. 158
The lock on a slave collar is shown to have 6 or 7 pins. There is a contradiction in the books as far as the letters in the word kajira equaling the number of pins in the lock.
"The small, heavy lock on a girl's slave collar, incidentally, may be of several varieties, but almost all are cylinder locks, either of the pin or disk variety. In a girl's collar lock there would be either six pins or six disks, on each, it is said, for each letter in the Gorean word for slave, Kajira."
Assassin of Gor: p. 51
"The common female slave collar on Gor has a seven-pin lock. There are, incidentally, seven letters in the most common Gorean expression for female slave, Kajira."
Raiders of Gor: p. 294
Common Collar: gray steel collar
“The girl’s hair was still bound, knotted, on her head; it had not yet even been loosened, as that of a slave girl. Looped about her neck, locked, was a slender, common, gray-steel slave collar. He had wired a tag to it, that she might be identified as his.”
Beasts of Gor: p. 42
"She wore on her throat a high , gold collar, with, in front, a large golden loop, some two inches in width. Threaded through this loop, was a golden chain. This chain terminated, at each end, with high, golden slave bracelets. When the girl stands her hands may fall naturally to her sides, each in its bracelet, each bracelet attached to the same chain, which passes through the collar loop. It is a very beautiful way of chaining a girl."
Beasts of Gor: p. 79
A collar adorned with a sleeve:
A sleeve made out of cloth of some type which goes around the collar and normally would match the outfit the slave is wearing. Only used in some cities.
“I reached out, timidly, towards her throat. I touched the object there. "What is this?" I asked. "The silk?" she asked. "That is a collar stocking, or a collar sleeve. They may be made of many different materials. In a cooler climate they are sometimes of velvet. In most cities they are not used."“
Kajira of Gor: p. 46
“"The purpose of the collar sleeve is to hide the collar," I said.
"No, Mistress," she said. "Surely the collar's presence within the sleeve is sufficiently evident."
"Yes," I said, "I can see now that it is."
The girl smiled.
"The yellow fits in nicely with the yellow of your belt," I said, "and the yellow flowers on the tunic."
"Yes, Mistress," smiled the girl. The sleeve I saw now could function rather like an accessory, perhaps adding to, or completing, an ensemble. It did, in this case, at least, make its contribution to the girl's appearance. "The belt is binding fiber, Mistress," said the girl, turning before me. "It may be used to tie or leash me, or even, coiled, to whip me."“
Kajira of Gor: p. 48
White enamel collar
“The meal was served by slave girls in white tunics, each wearing a white-enameled collar. These would be girls in training, some of them perhaps White Silk Girls, being accustomed to the routines and techniques of serving at table.
One of them carried a large pitcher of the diluted Ka-la-na wine and stepped behind us, climbing the two steps to the broad wooden dais on which our tables were set. She bent over my left shoulder woodenly, her body stiff. "Wine, Master?'' she asked.”
Assassin of Gor: p. 88
Red enameled collars
“At the wall on my right there were fifteen slave rings. To each, on furs, there was chained, by the left ankle, a bare-breasted girl about whose waist there was knotted a scarlet cord, in which was thrust a long, narrow rectangle of red silk. About their throats were matching red-enameled collars. Their lips were rouged and they wore eye-shadow. Some glistening red substance had been sprinkled on their hair. Following the meal, I understood, in the House of Cernus, is a time for the pleasure and recreation of the men. There are games and sports, and wagers and song. Paga and Ka-la-na are then, when Cernus would leave, brought forth.”
Assassin of Gor: p. 87
Yellow enamel color
"'You will in time be given a pretty collar.' He indicated Elizabeth's yellow enameled collar, bearing the legend of the House of Cernus. 'It will even have a lock.'"
Assassin of Gor: p. 154
Collar enameled and decorated for the slave of a woman:
"She rose easily from the curule chair and stood before me. She held the opened collar before me. It was slender but sturdy, steel, enameled with white, decorated with tiny flowers in pink, a collar suitable for a woman’s girl. There was printing in the enamel, tiny, exact."
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 309
" On the throat of each, was a lustrously polished silver collar, and on the left wrist of each, locked, with a chain loop should one desire to secure them, a matching bracelet. Both girls of course were barefoot."
Fighting Slave of Gor: p. 276
“On some rence islands I have heard, incidentally, that the men have revolted, and enslaved their women. These are usually kept in cord collars, with small disks attached to them, indicating the names of their masters.”
Dancing collars are made to be attractive, enhancing the beauty of the girl and her dance, while not restricting or hampering her movements. Sometimes these collars are part of an intricate arrangement that constitutes a form of dress, something that is also utilized in the dance itself. One such arrangement that is popular in the Tahari region is the "oval and collar" to which wrist cuffs are attached, once the two sides of the oval have been attached to a ring on the collar.
“A wrist ring was fastened on her right wrist. The long, slender, gleaming chain was fastened to this and, looping down and up, ascended gracefully to a wide chain ring on her collar, through which it freely passed, thence descending, looping down, and ascending, looping up, gracefully, to the left wrist ring. If she were to stand quietly, the palms of her hands on her thighs, the lower portions of the chain, those two dangling loops, would have been about at the level of her kneels, just a little higher. The higher portion of the chain, of course, would be at the collar loop”
Kajira of Gor: p. 143
"She wore a golden metal dancing collar about her throat, golden chains looped from her wrists, gracefully to the collar ring, then fell to her ankles; there are varieties of Tahari dancing chains; she wore the oval and collar; briefly, in readying a girl, after she has been belled and silked, and bangled, and has been made up, and touched with slave She wore a golden metal dancing collar about her throat, golden chains looped from her wrists, gracefully to the collar ring, then fell to her ankles; there are varieties of Tahari dancing chains; she wore the oval and collar; briefly, in readying a girl, after she has been belled and silked, and bangled, and has been made up, and touched with slave perfume, she kneels, head down in a large oval of light gleaming chain, extending her wrists before her; fastened at the sides of the top of the oval are two wrist rings, at the sides of the lower loop of the oval two ankle rings; the oval is then pulled inward and the wrist and ankle rings fastened on the slave; her throat is then locked in the dancing collar, which has, under the chin, an open snap ring; with the left hand the oval is then gathered together, so the two strands of chain lie in the palm of the left hand, whence, lifted, they are placed inside the snap ring, which is then snapped shut, and locked; the two strands of chain flow freely in the snap ring; accordingly, though the girl's wrists and ankles are fastened at generous, though inflexible limits from one another, usually about a yard for the wrists and about eighteen inches for the ankles, much of the chain may be played through, and back through, the collar ring; this permits a skillful girl a great deal of beautiful chain work; the oval and collar are traditional in the Tahari; it enhances a girl's beauty; it interferes little with her dance, though it imposes subtle, sensuous limits upon it; a good dancer uses these limits, exploiting them deliciously; for example, she may extend a wrist, subtly holding the chain at her waist with her other hand; the chain slides through the ring, yet short of the expected movement; the chain stops her wrist; her wrist rebels, but is helpless; it must yield; her head falls; she is a chained slave girl."
Tribesmen of Gor: p. 215
Errand Capsule:An errand capsule is a leather cylinder attached to a slave's neck by a string over the collar, it is used for carrying notes and messages usually.
“The slave was now in two collars, the holding collar and, just above it, the identification collar, that by means of which she can be identified, as belonging to a particular individual. As soon as the identification collar was in place, the guard of the court removed the holding collar. There had been no moment, then, when the slave had not been in at least one collar.”
Witness of Gor: p. 516
House collar as those worn by slaves in Slaver’s Houses
"She wore a yellow collar, that of the House
of Cernus, and yellow Pleasure Silk. The slave bells,
a double row, were locked on her left ankle."
Assassin of Gor: p. 150
"“You are too beautiful not to be a slave,” said Samos.
“No!” she cried. “No!”
“Take her below,” said Samos to one of the two guards flanking the woman. “Put the iron to her body, left thigh, common Kajira mark, and, I think, for the time, a common house collar will do for her.” She looked at him, aghast. Then her two arms were seized by the guards. "
Players of Gor: p. 14
Identificatory Anklet:This type of anklet is used for slaves stolen from Earth. It is removed and replaced with a collar upon her delivery. The anklet has the girl's identification number engraved upon it.
Some slaves, especially ones who have won the favor of their master, be of exceptional beauty such as an exotic or pleasure slave in a collection, or perhaps a preferred slave or a love slave, might be collared in a band made not of iron or steel, but some precious metal, perhaps even inlaid with jewels. This type of collar reflects the wealth of the owner, and stands as a testimony to his status and prestige.
This collar serves to heighten the overall beauty of the slave for the pleasure of the free, much like a pretty bow on an nicely wrapped package.
"The girl was naked, save that she wore many strings of jewels and armlets. Too, she wore bracelets and anklets of gold, which had been locked upon her, and were belled. Her collar, too, was of gold, and belled. A single pearl, fastened in a setting like a droplet, on a tiny golden chain, was suspended at the center of her forehead."
Rogue of Gor: p. 10-11
Kur:Not a collar commonly seen on Gor, a high, locking, leather collar which is used to identify Kur slaves, seen as livestock. The collar is large and thick, made of leather with attacked lock, and is often placed on top of any existing metal collar. It is a high collar that forces the girl to keep her chin up, limiting neck mobility, slightly. A large ring attached by sewing it to the leather of the collar.
Leather leash collar
“He then turned her about and put a leather collar leash collar, with its attached lead, now dangling before her, on her neck.”
Magicians of Gor: p. 33
Lock:A slave collar normally for a female slave, which locks in the back. The key would be kept by her Owner. Most locks are six pin or six disk locks, one pin or disk for each letter of the word kajira.
Marsh vine: used as a collar, wrapped about the slave’s neck five times:
"In the cities," she asked, "they have slave collars, do they not?"
"Yes," I said.
Then she had taken a length of marsh vine from a packet on her rence craft.
The, looking up into my eyes, smiling, close to me, her arms about my neck, she insolently wound the vine five times about my neck, and knotted it in front.
"Now," she said, "you have a collar."
Raiders of Gor: p. 29
“It was hot, and the coils of the marsh vine about my throat were hot. Beneath the coils my neck was red, and slippery with sweat and dirt. I put my finger in the collar to pull it a bit from my throat.”
Raiders of Gor: p. 30
Paga slave collar: indicating what tavern she belongs to:
“I was Teela, a paga slave of the Belled Collar. That could be read, I understood, on the close-fitting steel collar I wore, a ten-hort collar.”
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 294
The Peasant or rope collar:
Those of the Peasant's Castes, living outside of the cities in their villages, have their own means of collaring their slaves, they make simple and useful collars out of sleen rope, forming what is also know as the Rope Collar.
"I rose to my hands and knees. I felt a length of sleen rope tied on my neck."
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 188
"'This rope is rough and course,' said Ladletender, fingering the rope collar."
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 215
“I had worn only a rope collar, but yet it seemed to me that it, even in its coarseness, made me more beautiful, more exciting. When Thrunus had tied it on my throat he had shown it to me in one of Melina's mirrors. I had almost fainted at the sight of it, so exciting it had made me appear, so sexually charged it had made me. Seeing my state, he had used me immediately, and I had, my whole body, helplessly, to my amazement, responded instantly to him. He had collared me, I dared not dream what my responsiveness would have been had the collar been not of rope, which I might cut or untie, but of true steel, in which I would be helplessly locked. In a sense I both desired and feared a true collar. Collared, how could I resist any man?”
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 213
Plank:A plank collar is used on slave benches. It is a heavy wooden plank with five semicircular openings, when the plank is lifted it provides holding collars for five slaves. The plank is then chained down.
“The primary holding arrangement for women on the benches, however, are not chains. Each place on the bench is fitted with ankle and wrist stocks, and for each bench there is a plank collar, a plank which opens horizontally, each half of which contains five matching, semicircular openings, which, when it is set on pinions, closed, and chained in place, provides thusly five sturdy, wooden enclosures for the small, lovely throats of women. The plank is thick and thus the girl's chins are held high. The plank is further reinforced between each girl with a narrowly curved iron band, the open ends of which are pierced; this is slid tight in its slots, in its metal retainers, about the boards, and secured in place with a four-inch metal pin, which may or may not be locked in place. “
Savages of Gor: p. 60
The plate collar or hammered collar is simply a band of steel, which used most often on male slaves or low girls or girls who are to be sold or trained in anticipation of future removal and placement of a lock collar. They are also fairly common, with various regions having again, their own suitable versions. It is hammered into a circle around the slave's neck, by a metal worker. Such is the skill of these men that they are able to join the two ends of the once straight piece with practiced ease, making a perfectly aligned ring. This hammering is usually done with the girl's neck pressed against an anvil and only a metal worker can remove it. Collars of this type are put are low girls or girls who are to be sold or trained in anticipation of future removal and placement of a lock collar.
“Ho-Tu grinned. "Call the smith!" said he to the guard. "Plate collars!"
When the smith arrived, he took, from a rack in the wall, two narrow, straight bars of iron, not really plates but narrow cubes, about a half inch in width and fifteen inches in length."
The girls were then motioned to the anvil. First Virginia and then Phyllis laid their heads and throats on the anvil, head turned to the side, their hands holding the anvil, and the smith, expertly, with his heavy hammer and a ringing of iron, curved the collar about their throats; a space of a quarter of an inch was left between the two ends of the collar; the ends matched perfectly; both Virginia and Phyllis stepped away from the anvil feeling the metal on their throats, both now collared slave girls.""
Assassin of Gor: pp. 153-154
This is also the type of collar most often placed on a male slave
"The male slave, or Kajirus, seldom has a locked collar; normally a band of iron is simply hammered about his neck."
Assassin of Gor: p. 51
“I could see the heavy metal collar hammered about the man's neck, not uncommon in a male slave. His head would have been placed across the anvil, and the metal curved about his neck with great blows.”
Hunters of Gor: page 13
Red Hunter slave collar
"Under the tether on the throat of each there was tied an intricately knotted set of four leather strings. In such a way the red hunters identify their animals. The owner of the beast may be determined from the knotting of the strings.”
Beasts of Gor: p. 153
Red Savages slave collar
Those of The Barrens also have a form of collar that is appropriate to their culture. The Red Savages use a Bead Collar, made of colored beads, placed in predetermined and symbolic sequence on rawhide string. The combinations of beads and knots used to tie the strings signify the owner of the girl, and the tribe he is from.
"The red savages do not use steel collars. They use high, beaded collars, tied together in the front by a rawhide string. Subtle differences in the styles of collars, and in the knots with which they are fastened on the girls' necks, differentiate the tribes. Within a given tribe the beading, in its arrangements and colors, identifies the particular master. This is a common way, incidentally, for warriors to identify various articles which they own."
Savages of Gor: p. 102
“It was about an inch and a half high. It had a distinctive pattern of beading. The colors and design of the beading marked it as Canka's. It is common among red savages to use such designs, such devices, to mark their possessions. A collar of identical design, back in the village, was worn by the lovely, red-haired girl, the former Miss Millicent Aubrey-Welles, who had so taken the fancy of the young warrior. Both of our collars were tied shut. The knots on them had been retied personally by Canka after our arrival at his camp. This is done, in effect, with a signature knot, in a given tribal style, known only to the tier. This gives him a way of telling if the knot has been untied and retied in his absence. It is death, incidentally, for a slave to remove such a collar without permission. It can be understood then that slaves of the red savages do not tamper with their collars. They keep them on.”
Blood Brothers of Gor: p. 15-16
Turian:The Turian collar, unlike the common slave collars which fit closely to the girl's skin, is a loose round ring of steel, so loose that the girl can turn within it. Though it is harder to engrave, it is very popular in some areas, such as amongst the Wagon Peoples and of course, the city of Turia.
"She wore the Turian collar, rather than the common slave collar. The Turian collar lies loosely on the girl, a round ring; it fits so loosely that, when grasped in a man's fist, the girl can turn within it; the common Gorean collar, on the other hand, is a flat, snugly fitting steel band. Both collars lock in the back, behind the girl's neck. The Turian collar is more difficult to engrave, but it, like the flat collar, will bear some legend assuring that the girl, if found, will be promptly returned to her master."
Nomads of Gor: p. 29
"The Turian collar, on the other hand, fits more loosely, and resembles a hinged ring, looped about the throat. A man can get his fingers inside a Turian collar and use it to drag the girl to him. It does not fit loosely enough to permit its being slipped, of course. Gorean collars are not made to be slipped by the girls who wear them."
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 251-252
Shipping:Shipping collars are employed by Slavers and Merchants transporting slaves over long distances. They are used to mark what lot of slave goods they are a part of, for easier accounting and identification. The collar itself will state not only the owner, but shipping information and sometimes current destination. These notations are usually placed on an attachment made to be easily removed and replaced from the collar.
"What sort of collar do you wear?" "A shipping collar, Master. It shows that I am a portion of the cargo of the Palms of Schendi."
“no longer wore the black, enameled, belled collar, and snide ring, of the Chatka and Curla.
I heard men shouting, and saw them running. There seemed excitement below.
I now wore a ship collar, of locked steel, gray, with its destination tag. The tag, I had been told, read: “Send me to the Lady Elicia of Ar, of Six Towers.””
Slave Girl of Gor: p. 355
Sleeve:A sleeve made out of cloth of some type which goes around the collar and normally would match the outfit the slave is wearing. Used only in some cities.
“I then fetched the collar, designed to resemble a state collar, from the flat leather box. I went behind her and locked it on her neck, above the Appanius collar. She now wore two collars. I then removed the Appanius collar from her neck. In this way there was no moment in which she was not in at least one collar.”
Magicians of Gor: p. 358
State collar designating ownership and return instructions:
“She had already donned the livery intended to resemble the state livery of Ar, and I had earlier put on her neck the collar designed to resemble a state collar. Indeed, I had even a few days ago, stopped a state slave, to check her collar. "RETURN ME TO THE WHIP MASTER OF THE CENTRAL CYLINDER" read the legend on the collar. I picked up the small cloak she had worn, and put it about her shoulders.”
Magicians of Gor: p.372
"The two girls, on their hands and knees on the deck, linked together by a gleaming neck chain, some five feet in length, attached to two steel work collars, these fitted over their regular collars, looked up...."
Explorers of Gor: p. 98
Kan-lara: Gorean word for slave brand.
Eta smiled. She pointed to her brand. "Kan-lara," she said. She pointed to my brand. "Kan-lara Dina," she said. I repeated these words.
Slave Girl of Gor, page 80
Bond-maid: Described as a half circle about an inch and a quarter in width, adjoined at it's right tip by a steep, diagonal line an inch and a quarter in height. In the north, the bond-maid is referred to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword.
The brand used by Forkbread is not uncommon in the north, though there is less uniformity in Torvaldsland on these matters than in the south, where the merchant caste, with its recommendations for standardization is more powerful. All over gor, of course, the slave girl is a familiar commodity. The brand used by the Forkbread, found rather frequently in the north, consisted of a half circle, with, at its right tip, adjoining it, a steep diagonal line. The half circle is about an inch and a quarter in width, and the diagonal line about an inch and a quarter in height. The brand is, is like many, symbolic. In the north, the bond-maid is sometimes referred to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword.
Marauders of Gor, page 87
Dina: A small short-stemmed flower indigenous to hillsides, it is sometimes called the 'slave flower' and is often used as a design for slave brands.
my own brand was the "dina"; the dina is a small lovely, multiply pedaled flower, short-stemmed, and blooming in a turf of green leaves, usually on the slopes of hills, in the northern temperate zones of Gor; it is and exotic, alien flower; it is also spoken of, in the north, where it grows most frequently, as the slave flower; it was burned into my flesh
Slave Girl of Gor, page 61
Kassar: One of the four Tribes of the Wagon Peoples, they are are known as the Blood People. Their brand, which is used on both slaves and bosk, is a stylized representation of a bola, three circles joined at the center by lines.
The standard of the Kassars is that of a scarlet, three-weighted bola, which hands from a lance; the symbolic representation of a bola, three circles joined at the center by lines, is used to mark both their bosk and slaves
Nomads of Gor, page 106
Kataii: One of the four tribes of the Wagon Peoples. Their brand is a yellow bow, facing to the left.
..the standard of the Kataii is a yellow bow, bound across a black lance; their brand is also that of a bow, facing to the left..
Nomads of Gor, page 106
Kef: A letter of the Gorean alphabet analogous with the Earth letter 'K'; the first letter of the Gorean words for male and female slaves and hence often used as a brand. It is sometimes called the "staff and fronds" due to its appearance.
I had now been branded, a small, graceful mark burned into my left thigh, high, under the hip. It had a vertical bar, a rather strict one, with two curling, frondlike extensions, rather near its base, as though in submission to it. It looked a little like a 'K.'
Magicians of Gor, page 67
Knife: Rather like a tattoo, an appropriate design is cut into the thigh of a slave and a colored powder is rubbed into it. Used in the jungle of Schendi.
From the box he then took a small, curved knife and a tiny, cylindrical leather flask. I gritted my teeth, but made no sound. With the small knife he gashed my left thigh, making upon it a small, strange design. He then took a powder, orange in color, from the flask and rubbed it into the wound.
Explorers of Gor, page 330
Paravaci: One of the four tribes of the Wagon Peoples, the Paravaci are known as The Rich People. The Paravaci brand is a stylized representation of a bosk head: a semi-circle resting on an inverted isosceles triangle.
the Paravaci standard is a large banner of jewels beaded on golden wires, forming the head and horns of a bosk its value is incalculable; the Paravaci brand is a symbolic representation of a bosk head, a semicircle resting on an inverted isosceles triangle.
Nomads of Gor, page 106
Passage: A tiny brand in the form of spreading bosk horns found on the forearm of goreans, it's presence guaranteeing their safe passage, at certain seasons, across the plains of the Wagon People. The stigma attached with such a brand is that the one who wears it approaches the Wagon People as a slave. If the offering of the person of wearing the brand, be it the song of a singer or merchandise from a merchant, is rejected than the bearer is slain out of hand.
The street was lined by throngs of Tuchuks and slaves. Among them, too, were soothsayers and haruspexes, and singers and musicians, and, here and there, small peddlers and merchants, of various cities, for such are occasionally permitted by the Tuchuks, who crave their wares, to approach the wagons. Each of these, I was later to learn, wore on his forearm a tiny band, in the form of spreading bosk horns, which guaranteed his passage, at certain seasons, across the plains of the Wagon Peoples. The difficulty, of course, is in first obtaining the brand. If, in the case of a singer, the song is rejected, or in the case of a merchant, his merchandise is rejected, he is slain out of hand. This acceptance brand, of course, carries with it a certain stain of ignominy, suggesting that those who approach the wagons do so as slaves.
Nomads of Gor, page 34
Penalty: small 1/4 inch brands that mark a convicted liar, thief, traitor etc.
I looked at her, puzzled. "Penalty brands," she said. "They are tiny, but clearly visible. There are various such brands. There is one for lying, and another for stealing."
Captive of Gor, page 277
Thief's: Tiny 1/4 inch three-pronged brand worn on the cheek of those of the Caste of Thieves, who are found only in Port Kar.
The thief's scar in Port Kar is a tiny, three-pronged brand, burned into the face over the right cheekbone. It marks the members of the Cast of Thieves in Port Kar. That is the only city in which, as far as I know, there is a recognized caste for thieves.
Mercenaries of Gor, page 239
Treve: A brand marking those of Treve. It is the first letter, in cursive script, of the name of the city of Treve.
"I have never seen a brand of Treve," I said.
"It is rare," said Ena, proudly.
"May I see your brand?" I asked. I was curious.
"Of course," said Ena, and she stood up and, extending her left leg, drew her long, lovely white garment to her hip, revealing her limb.
Incised deeply, precisely, in that slim, lovely, now-bared thigh was a startling mark, beautiful, insolent, dramatically marking that beautiful thigh as that which it now could only be, that of a female slave.
"It is beautiful," I whispered.
Ena pulled away the clasp at the left shoulder of her garment, dropping it to her ankles.
She was incredibly beautiful.
"Can you read?" she asked.
"No," I said.
She regarded the brand. "It is the first letter, in cursive script," she said, "of the name of the city of Treve."
Captive of Gor, page 277
Tuchuk: One of the four tribes of Wagon Peoples. Their brand is the sign of the four bosk horns, that of the Tuchuk standard, it is only an inch high and resembles an 'H'. It is used to mark both their bosk and their slaves. the brand of the Tuchuk slave, incidentally, is not the same as that generally used in the cities, which, for girls, is the first letter of the expression Kajira in cursive script, but the sign of the four bosk horns, that of the Tuchuk standard; the brand of the four bosk horns, set in such a manner as to somewhat resemble the letter 'H', is only about an inch high; the common Gorean brand, on the other hand, is usually an inch and a half to two inches high
Nomads of Gor, page 62
Priest-Kings: the moons and collar. Locked collar and, ascending diagonally above it, extending to the right, three quarter moons. This brand indicates the girl is subject to Gorean discipline commonly occurs in certain of the Gorean enclaves on Earth,which serve as headquarters for agents of the Priest-Kings.
--Explorers of Gor, page 12--
Kurii: the chain and claw. tends to occur in the lairs of Kurii agents on Earth. The chain-and-claw brand signifies, of course, slavery and subjection with the compass of the Kur yoke
--Explorers of Gor, page 12--
"The camisk is a rectangle of cloth, with a hole cut for the head, rather like a poncho. The edges are commonly folded and stitched to prevent raveling. The camisk, I am told, normally falls to the knees...The camisk, I am told, was at one time commonly belted with a chain. However, the camisks that I have personally seen, and those we were given, were belted with a long, thin strap of leather binding fiber. This passes once around the body, and then again, and then is tied, snugly, over the right hip.... The camisk, in its way, is an incredibly attractive garment.It displays the girl, but provocatively. Moreover, it proclaims her slave, and begs to be torn away by the hand of the master. Men thrill to see a girl in a camisk." Captive of Gor, pg. 64
"Ibn Saran, not taking his eyes from Alyena, lifted his finger. From one side a slave girl, barefoot, bangled, in sashed, diaphanous, trousered chalwar, gathered at the ankles, in tight, red-silk vest, with bare midriff, fled to him, with the tall, graceful, silvered pot-containing the black wine. She was veiled. She knelt, replenishing the drink. Beneath her veil I saw the metal of her collar." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 109
"Over the Curla in front, slipping under the body and between the legs, and passing over the Curla in the back, was the Chatka, or narrow strip of black leather, some six inches in width, some five feet or so in length; it was drawn tight; when a girl wears the Curla and Chatka, the brand, whether on left or right thigh, is fully visible, for the inspection of masters." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 329
"Among the Wagon Peoples, to be clad Kajir means, for a girl, to wear four articles, two red two black; a red cord, the Curla, is tied about the waist; the Chatka, or long , narrow strip of black leather, fits over the cord in front, passes under, and then again, from the inside, passes over the cord in back; the chatka is drawn tight; the Kalmak is then donned; it is a short sleeveless vest of black leather; lastly the koora, a strip of red cloth, matching the Curla, is wound about the head, to hold the hair back, for slave women, among the Wagon Peoples, are not permitted to braid, or otherwise dress their hair; it must be, save for the koora, worn loose." Nomads of Gor, pg. 30
"The red cord, or Curla, was knotted about my waist, tightly, the knot, a slip knot which might be loosened with a single tug, over my left hip." Nomads of Gor, pg. 30
"Following him, in a black haik, was a woman. Suddenly I was startled. As she passed me, her stride small and measured, I heard the clink of light chain, the sound of ankle bells. She was slave. She turned her head, briefly, to look at me; I saw her eyes, dark, through the tiny opening in the haik, through the tiny, black-lace screen, about an inch in height and four inches in width. Then, with a rustle of the chain, and the tiny music of her bells, she turned swiftly, following her master. Beneath the haik, I supposed her collared, naked. The use of a light walking chain, tethering the ankles, meant to be worn abroad, accompanying the master, incidentally, is not uncommon in the regions of the Tahari. A beautifully measured gait is thought, in the Tahari, to be attractive in a woman. There is dispute as to the desirable length of the stride, and the chain may be adjusted accordingly. To me it seems obvious that one must experiment with the given girl. Height and hip structure vary. I resolved to obtain such a set of chains for Miss Blake-Allen. I was curious to see what measure of stride would best suit the slave in her. Free women, in the Tahari, incidentally, usually, when out of their houses, also measure their stride. Some fasten their own ankles together with silken thongs. Some dare even the chain, though they retain its key. Free girls, not yet companions, but of an age appropriate for the companionship, sometimes signal their availability to possible swains by belling their left ankles with a single "virgin bell." The note of this bell, which is bright and clear, is easily distinguished from those of the degrading, sensual bells of the slave. Sometimes free girls, two or more of them, as a girlish lark, obtain slave bells and, chaining their ankles, dress themselves in their haiks and go about the city."
Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 44
"I also wore a brief, open, sleeveless vest of black leather, the Kalmak; a patron parted it, holding it open, as I tried to move past him on the ramp; I stood, quietly, stopped helplessly, the tray held over my head; he kissed me twice; "Little beauty," he said."
Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 29
"For a male slave or Kajirus, of the Wagon Peoples, and there are few, save for the work chains, to be clad Kajir means to wear the Kes, a short, sleeveless work tunic of black leather." Nomads of Gor, pg. 30
"She was blond; she was barefoot; she wore an ankle-length white kirtle, of white wool, sleeveless, split to her belly. About her neck I could see a dark ring." Marauders of Gor, pg. 81
"For slave women, among the Wagon Peoples, are not permitted to braid, or otherwise dress their hair; it must be, save for the koora, worn loose." Nomads of Gor, pg. 30
"My hair had begun to grow out, from having been shaved away for the voyage on the slave ship, but it was still quite short; I wore a broad Koora, which, kerchieflike, covered most of my head." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 329
"I wore a peasant's tunic. It was white and sleeveless, of the wool of the Hurt. It came high on my thighs." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 191
"Any girl on the ship, incidentally, unless she is certified "white silk," a virgin, is free to the sailors for their sport. There were no "white silk" girls on board; we were all "red silk." This was not unusual. There are few virgin slaves. Their virginity usually does not last more than an Ahn beyond their first sale." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 317
"I slipped on the bit of silk. I looked in the mirror and shuddered. I had been naked before men, many times, but it did not seem to me that I had been so naked as this. It was Gorean pleasure silk. Not naked, I seemed more than naked." Captive of Gor, pg. 63, 225
"The lower portion of the cloak was then snapped under her chin, below the leash. The cloak, which was brief, had four circled oval cutouts. It was a tantalizing garment. There was writing on the cloak. I had little doubt but what it advertised the Chatka and Curla." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 328
"At a watering hole, from a nomad, I purchased Alyena a brief second-hand, black-and-white-striped, rep-cloth slave djellaba. It came high on her thighs. This was that she would have something in which to sleep. She was permitted to wear it only for sleep. I slept her at my feet. I taught her to pitch a tent, and cook, and perform many useful services for a man." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 72
"She wore the briefly skirted, sleeveless slave livery common in the northern cities of Gor; the livery was yellow and split to the cord that served as her belt; about her throat she wore a matching collar, yellow enameled over steel." Assassin of Gor, pg. 7
"Joyfully I drew on the garment, slipping it over my head and fastened it, more tightly about me, by the two tiny hooks on the left. The slit made the garment, a rather snug one, easier to slip into; the two hooks, when fastened, naturally increased the snugness of the garment, drawing it quite close about the breasts and hips; deliciously then, from the point of view of a man, the girl's figure is betrayed and accentuated; also, the two hooks do not close the slit on the left completely, but permit men to gaze upon the sweet slave flesh held pent, held captive, within." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 76
"took the tiny, triangular yellow veil, utterly diaphanous, and held it before her face, covering the lower portion of her face. The veil was drawn back and she held it at her ears. The light silk was held across the bridge of her nose, where, beautifully, its porous, yellow sheen broke to the left and right. Her mouth, angry, was visible behind the veil. It, too, covered her chin." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 69
"One of the most exciting slave garments, if a slave is permitted clothing, is the Ta-Teera or, as it is sometimes called, the slave rag. This is analogous to the tunic, but it is little more, and intentionally so, than a rag or rags. In it the girl is in no doubt as the whether or not she is a slave. Some cities don not wish girls in Ta-Teeras to be seen publicly on the streets. Some masters put their girls in such garments only when they are camping, or in the wild. Others, of course, may prescribe the Ta-Teera for their girls when they are within their own compartments." Guardsman of Gor, pg. 107
"Men in the fields wore short tunics of white wool; some carried hoes; their hair was close cropped; about their throats had been hammered bands of black iron, with a welded ring attached." Marauders of Gor, pg. 82
The Turian camisk, on the other hand, if it were to be laid out on the floor, would appear somewhat like an inverted "T" in which the bar of the "T": would be beveled on each side. It is fastened with a single cord. The cord binds the girl at three points, behind the neck, behind the back, and in front at the waist. The garment itself, as might be supposed, fastens behind the girls neck passes before her, passes between her legs, and is then lifted and, folding the two side of the T`s bar about her hips, ties in front. The Turian camisk, unlike the common camisk, will cover the girls brand; on the other hand, unlike the common camisk, it leaves the back uncovered and can be tied." Nomads of Gor, pg. 90
"Any girl on the ship, incidentally, unless she is certified "white silk," a virgin, is free to the sailors for their sport. There were no "white silk" girls on board; we were all "red silk." This was not unusual. There are few virgin slaves. Their virginity usually does not last more than an Ahn beyond their first sale." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 317
"'Bina' was the expression for beads, or for a necklace of beads. I lifted one of the chest's covers. I took from the chest a string of pearls, then one of pieces of gold, then one of rubies. "Bina?" I asked, each time. Eta laughed. "Bana," she said, "Ki Bina. Bana." "Bina," she said, pointing to them. Bina, I then understood, were lesser beads; beads of little value, save for their aesthetic charm. Indeed, I would later learn that bina were sometimes spoken of, derisively, as Kajira bana. The most exact translation of 'bina' would probably be "slave beads." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 80
"Ko-lar," she said, indicating her col- lar. "It is the same word in English," I cried. She did not understand my out- burst. Gorean, as I would learn, is rich in words borrowed from Earth languages; "Collar!" I said. Eta frowned. "Ko-lar," she repeated, again indicating the neck band of steel fashioned on her throat. "Ko-lar," I said, carefully following her pronunciation. Eta accepted this." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 80
"The girl in the long, light chain smiled at me. She, at any rate was pleased by my response. A wrist ring was fastened on her right wrist. The long, slender, gleaming chain was fastened to this and, looping down and up, ascending gracefully to a wide chain ring on her collar, through which it freely passed, thence decending, looping down, and ascending, looping up, gracefully, to the left wrist ring. If she were to stand quietly, the palms of her hands on her thighs, the lower portions of the chain, those two dangling loops, would have been about at the level of her knees, just a little higher." Kajira of Gor, pg. 143
"I looked at the girls on the platform. How little they would understand a biological world. And yet each wore adornments in her ears, which required the literal piercing of her ears, the softness of her beauty yielding therein to the emblematic spike of penetration. On Gor only slave girls have pierced ears. On Gor these girls, with pierced ears, could be only slaves." Beasts of Gor, pg. 58, by John Norman.
"His girls served nude and chained. Each ankle and wrist ring had two staples. Each girl's wrists were joined by about eighteen inches of chain and similarly for her ankles. Further each girl's left wrist was chained to her ankle and her right wrist to her right ankle. This arrangement, lovely on a girl, produces the "four chains," from which the establishment took its name. The four-chain chaining arrangement, of course, and variations upon it, is well known upon gor. Four other paga taverns in Port Kar alone used it." Captive of Gor, pg. 42
"He wore a head scarf, the wrapped turban, wound about his head. It was of rep-cloth. It protects the head from the sun; its folds allow beat and perspiration to escape, evaporating, and, of course, air to enter and circulate." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 36
"I rose to my feet and went to the slave room to fetch the hook bracelets, leather cuffs with locks on them, and snaps; they are soft and the snaps, as opposed to the cuffs, require no key; some men enjoy them on their slaves; by means of the snaps the girl may be variously secured by the locked cuffs, her hands being fastened behind her or before her, or perhaps to her collar." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 296
"I felt then the encircling clasp of metal closed about my waist, and then, swinging up between my legs, another piece of metal. These things were fastened into place, the right side, and the lower portion, hasp like, over the staple on the left side of the apparatus. The whole then, was secured behind my back with a padlock. Once again, I wore an iron belt." Mercenaries of Gor, pg. 99
"The man, rare in Port Kar, won the kaffyeh and agal. The kaffyeh is a squarish scarf, folded over into a triangle, and placed over the head, two points at the side of the shoulders, one in back to protect the back of the neck. It is bound to the head by several loops of cord, the agal. The cording indicates tribe and district." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 20
Light Walking Chain
"The use of a light walking chain, tethering the ankles, meant to be worn abroad, accompanying the master, incidentally, is not uncommon in the regions of the Tahari. A beautifully measured gait is thought, in the Tahari, to be attractive in a woman. There is dispute as to the desirable length of the stride, and the chain may be adjusted accordingly." Tribesmen of Gor, pg. 45
"I waited my turn before the mirror and applied the cosmetics of the Gorean slave girl. I knew well how to do this, for I had been trained." Captive of Gor, pg. 322
"Interestingly, the piercing of the septum, for the insertion of a nose ring, is regarded, generally, a great deal more lightly by female slaves than the piercing of the ears. The piercing of the ears, however, is regarded as being the epitome of a slave girl's degradation. Any woman, it is said, with peirced ears, is a slave girl." Marauders of Gor, pg. 113
"Put Slave Beads in a Sirik," said my master. Swiftly my master's new girl was locked in the light, gleaming Sirik. The collar clasped her throat; a chain dangled from the collar; her small wrists were locked in the slave bracelets fixed on the dangling chain, and the dangling chain, itself looped down to a short chain and pair of ankle rings, to which it was gracefully short chain and pair of ankle rings, to which it was gracefully fastened at a sliding ring. The ankle rings were then closed about the lovely ankles of Slave Beads, and locked. She was helpless in Sirik. The confinement became her. She was beautiful. I had never worn Sirik." Slave Girl of Gor, pg. 205
"The sound was tiny, rich, sensuous. They were slave bells. They would draw men to my body. I moved slightly. I felt them stir on my body and on the loops that held them. So slight a movement made them sound!" Kajira of Gor, pg. 84
"Unresisting, the girl extended her wrists, and the soldier snapped slave bracelets on them--light, restraining bracelets of gold and blue stones that might have served as jewlery if it had not been for their function. Tarnsman of Gor, pg. 102
"A rich master will often have individual purfumes specially blended and matched to the slave nature of his various girls. All are slaves, completely, but each girl, collared, imbonded, is deliciously different. Some slave purfumes are right for some slaves, and others not."
"Angrily Alyena, the former Miss Priscilla Blake-Allen of Earth, took the tiny, triangular yellow veil, utterly diaphonous and held it before her face, covering the lower portion of her face. The veil was drawn back and she held it at her ears. The light silk was held across the bridge of her nose, where, beautifully, its porous, yellow sheen broke to the left and right. Her mouth, angry, was visible behind the veil. It, too, covered her chin. (and later) The slave veil is a mockery, in its way. It reveals as much as conceals, yet it adds a touch of subtlety, mystery; slave veils were made to be torn away, the lips of the master then crushing those of the slave." Tarnsman of Gor, pg. 69
"The chain she wore was a work sirik. It resembles the common sirik but the wrists, to permit work, are granted about a yard of chain. Like the common sirik, it is a lovely chain, Women are beautiful in it." Kajira of Gor, pg. 145