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sa (noun): life Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43


sa (noun): daughter 


Sacred Place (noun): the name given to a place located in the Sardar Mountains. It is considered taboo, perilous, and, until the time of Tarl Cabot, no man had ever returned from a journey to it. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 29 


Sa-eela (noun): one of the most sensual and erotic of slave dances; it consists of five distinct portions; belongs to the class of slave dance known as Lure Dances of the Love- Starved Slavegirl Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 259 


sa-fora (noun): Chain Daughter or Daughter of the . Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 8: Hunters of Gor ,page 194 


sajel (noun):a drug which causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body; in combination with gieron, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 154 


Salerian Confederation (noun): an alliance of 4 cities, Ti, Port Olni, Lara, and Vonda, formed to rid the Olni River of pirates and to protect inland shipping. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 171 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 88 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 283 


salt, red (noun): some of the salt mines in the Tahari Desert Waste area of Klima, deliver a salt, famed on Gor, that is red in color from deposits of ferrous oxide. It is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after it's port of embarkation at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, pages 20 and 238 


salt shark (noun): a long-bodied (12' or more) carnivorous fish having gills situated under the jaw, several rows of triangular teeth, a sickle- like tail, and a sail-like dorsal fin; inhabits brine pits such as those of the Tahari Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 251 


salt, white (noun): mined by the slaves who manage to live through a punishing march over the white hot crusts of salt of the Tahari Wastes to Klima, for example. Salt, mined from the Tahari makes up 20% of the salt used in various products of Gor. The forced marches to Klima can only be done in the fall, winter, or spring when the surface temperature of the salt crusts reach 160 degree's Farenheit and the air temperature ranges from 120 to 140 degree's. The mining, harvesting, sifting, purifying and packaging process turn out nine qualities of salt which are shipped all over Gor. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 231, and 238-240 


salt, yellow (noun): references to yellow salt as 'of the south' and on a table exist, but no other description has been found. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 86 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 186-187 


Samnium (noun): two hundred pasangs east and south of Brundisium, a walled city, spared the savageries of war with Cos, because of her alliance with them. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 9 and 14 


san (adj.): one; fem. sana Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 146 


sa'ng (adj.): without Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 216 


sa-fora (noun; lit. 'chain-daughter'): slavegirl 


sa'ng-fori (noun; lit. 'without chains'): freedom or liberty! Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 216 


sapa (adjective): Kailla or Dust Leg term meaning black. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 246 sar (noun): king Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 13 


Sardar (noun): priest-kings, large (c. 8 ft. tall) intelligent insects who are the true rulers of Gor; the mountain range where the Priest- Kings live Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 13 


Sardar Mountain Fairs (noun): huge fairs held 4 times each year at the foot of the Sardar Mountains; they coincide with the equinoxes and solstices (En'Kara-spring, En'Var-summer, Se'Kara-fall, & Se'Var); for the during of the Fair, the area is neutral territory: no one may be enslaved at the Fair (though slaves captured elsewhere may be sold), & no blood may be spilled; serves as a trading point for information and merchandise; every Gorean is required to visit the Fair at least once before the age of 25 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 179 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, En'Kara (noun): occurs during the spring, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 20: Players of Gor, page 8 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, En'Var (noun): occurs during the summer solstice, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 5: Assassins of Gor, pages 78-79 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, Se'Kara (noun): occurs in the fall, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 5: Assassins of Gor, page 78 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, Se'Var (noun): occurs during the winter solstice, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 309 


Sardar Mountains (noun): legendary location of the Sacred Place home of the Priest-Kings, they are 1000 pasangs from Ko-ro-Ba, in the North. They are smaller than other mountain ranges such as those of Thentis or the Voltai mountains. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 29 


Sa-Tarna (noun; lit. 'life-daughter'): staple gorean grain, described as yellow shafts growing in rows in a field. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 102 


Sa-Tassna (noun; lit. 'life-mother'): meat; food in general Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 


scarlet rug (noun): a submission rug used in Tharna on which a free woman naked and bound with yellow cords must submit as slave to her master first hearing him recite a ritual poem then yielding physically. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 205 


Schendi (noun): a port city just south of the equator having a population of c. 1 million citizens, most black. It is the base of operations for the League of Black Slavers. It's harbor on the Thassa is the entry for the Kamba and Nyoka Rivers which lead to the interior of the Schendi rainforest. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 16, 100, 115 and 123 


Schendi, rainforest of (noun): a vast rain forest covering thousands of square pasangs on the equator. It's western border is the Thassa and it's port of Schendi. Two great lakes puncturate it's center, Lake Ngao and Lake Ushindi, four hundred pasangs apart. The rain forest is home to myriad varieties of insects, birds, fish, mammals, rodents and reptiles and some of the most unique flora to be found on Gor. Book 13: Explorer's of Gor, pages 100, 115, 116, 309 - 312 


scmitar (noun): the preferred weapon of the tribesmen of the Tahari. A wickedly curved blade, so sharp that a bit of silk dropped upon it would fall, parted, to the floor. The wielder of such a weapon presses forward with lightening moves, in rapid, diagonal, figure-eight strokes, his booted foot stamped forward, his body turned to the left, minimizing target, his head to the right, maximizing vision, his rear foot at right angles to the attack line, maximizing leverage, assuring balance. On kailla-back, it is carried, sheathed, hanging from the saddle. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 120, 122, and 234 


Scribes, Caste of (noun): the Caste which includes the scholars and clerks of Gor. There are divisions and rankings within the group, from simple copiers to the savants of the city. Blue. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 44 


scrolls, Gorean (noun): Manuals of the Pens of Mira, Leonora's Compendium, Songs of Dina, or Hargon's The Nature and Arts of the Female Slave are all texts with information or instruction about slavery, sometimes used in slave training. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 193 


se (adj.): second Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


second growth patches (noun): area's of the jungle that are impenetrable or almost impenetrable, not characteristic of the virgin rain forest. They occur when land is cleared and abandoned. Often found along rivers. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 313 


Second Knowledge (noun): the education available to the higher castes; it is more esoteric, and includes knowledge of Earth Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, pages 41 and 45 


second slave (phrase): referring to the serving of black wine and the custom of having two slaves attending, one with a tray holding cream and sweeteners, and the second girl fetching and serving the pot of hot black wine. If no cream or sweetener is desired, then only the 'second slave' is needed. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 74 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 245 


second wine (noun): a breeding wine reverses the contraceptive effects of slave wine. Book 18 Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319 


seduction slave (noun): a kajirus used to seduce a Free Woman into violating the couch law and becoming slave. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 8 


Se'Kara-Lar-Torvis (noun): The Second Kara or the Second Turning the month of the autumnal equinox roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of September. but usually called simply Se'Kara Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


self-contract, limited, slave (noun): 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. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 101 


Selnar (noun): the third month of the Gorean calendar (in Ko-ro-ba and some other cities) Book 5 Assassin of Gor, page 235 


semnium (noun): a public building which houses the high council, or governing body. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 108, 141 


sereem diamonds (noun): red, sparking, white-flecked stones of great value. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 92 


Se'Var (noun; lit. 'second resting'): the tenth month of the Gorean calendar that of the winter solstice roughly equivalent with the Earth calendar month of December. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


Se'Var -Lar-Torvis (noun): the Second Resting of the Central Fire simply known as Se'Var. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


shelter trench (noun): to escape the blistering heat of the Tahari, where temperatures can reach 175 degree's Farenheit, a trench, 4 or 5 feet deep and 18 inches wide is dug. Temperatures are 50 degrees cooler 1 or two feet below the surface of the desert. The trench is drawn perpendicular to the path of the sun, so it provides the maximum shade for the longest period of time. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 21 


she-urts (noun; 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 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 62 


shield, Kurii (noun): a wide iron shield, round and four feet in diameter. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 171 


shield, northern (noun): round and wooden, variously painted, they are reinforced with iron bands, or leather, or small bronze plates. Hung, overlapping over the side of a ship, they are an indication of peaceful intent. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 32 


shield, round (noun): The round shield is formed from concentric, overlapping layers of hardened leather riveted together and bound with hoops of brass. It is fitted with the double sling for carrying on the left arm. Normally the Gorean shield is painted boldly and has infixed in it some device for identifying the bearer's city. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 21 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 68 


shipping collar (noun): a loose, generic collar worn by slaves when being shipped as cargo 


shrub, kanda (noun): A shrub of the Gorean desert; a lethal poison can be extracted from its roots while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 43 


shrub, kes (noun): a shrub whose salty blue secondary roots are a main ingredient in sullage, a Gorean soup. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45 


shu (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet which is probably oriental in origin. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


side-block girl (noun): 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. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 107 


sidge (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from cuneiform Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


signature knot (noun): a complex knot whose tying is known only to the one who invented it. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 214 


Sign of the Hammer (noun): the sign of Thor, made by holding up a clenched fist. In Torvaldsland, spiritual allegiance is to ancient gods, such as Odin and Thor. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 48 and 82 


silk girl (noun): term used by those of Torvaldsland to denote a slavegirl from the southern cities; often used disparagingly Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 144 


silk slave (noun): a male pleasure slave. His function, unlike the common kajirus, is attendance to a free woman. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, pages 157 and 164 Book 25: Mercenaries of Gor, page 437 


silver ships (noun): the name given to gorean space ships used on periodic visits to earth for the harvest of barbarian girls and other goods called 'Voyages of Acquisition'. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 40 


silver tubes (noun) charged cylindrical weapons manually operated; incorporated principles much like the 'Flame Death Mechanism'. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 229 


sim plant (noun): a rambling, tangled vine-like plant with huge, rolling leaves, raised in the pasture chambers of the Nest Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 214 


Singers, Caste of (noun): One of the low castes. On Gor the singer or poet is regarded as a craftsman who makes strong sayings he has his role to play in the social structure celebrating battles and histories singing of heroes and cities but also he is expected to sing of living and of love and joy not merely of arms and glory; and too it is his function to remind the Goreans from time to time of loneliness and death lest they should forget that they are men. The Caste name is interchangeable with Caste of Poets. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 103 


sip root (noun): a bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor , pages 46, 124 and 319 


sirik (noun): a arrangement of chains used to display a slavegirl rather than confine her; it consists of a collar, to which about five feet of chain is attached; part-way down the chain is a pair of manacles, and the chain terminates in a set of shackles Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor pages, 83 and 158 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages, 165-166 


sirik, work (noun): 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. Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 145 


six-strap (noun): one of a series of straps used in the navigation of a Tarn, namely to climb steadily and to the left. Six-Strap! Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 129 


Skjern (noun): an island in Thassa, it is located West of bleak, rocky Torvaldsland and north of the northern forests. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 198 


slave basket (noun): a wicker basket strapped to a tarn to transport slaves. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 51 


slave beads (noun): colorful glass or wooden strings of beads, suitable to be given to kajira at Master's whim. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 82 


slave bells (noun): tiny bells which give off a sensual shimmer of sound; threaded by the dozen on thongs or chains, they may be tied or locked around a girl's ankles or wrists, or attached to her collar; are worn or removed only at the whim of a Master. Thought to be symbolic of their status of domestic animals, property, in bondage. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 84 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 20-21 


slave belly (noun): the area of the abdomen around the navel; so called because only slavegirls expose their navels Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 335 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 334 


slave blanket (noun): thin cotton-like blanket woven from the soft fibers of the Rep Plant to protect her from the cold. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 67 


slave box, punishment (noun): small square (3x3') iron box with a door having a viewing aperture of 7 inches x1/2 inches in the middle and a pass-through of 12x2 inches at the base; a punishment device for slaves. Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 313-314 


slave box, transportation (noun): small, iron box used for the transportation of slaves. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 120 


slave bracelets (noun): manacles of various types intended to restrain the wrists of a slave; some are akin to handcuffs while some are almost jewelry light restraining bracelets made of blue and gold stones. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 102 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 218 


slave bracelet, identificatory (noun): used in lieu of a collar, described as silver, it is attached to the wrist of a slave. Information about the owner is inscribed. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 430, 441, and 459 


slave cage (noun): small, stout, wooden cord-bound, thick-barred cage adequate for the confinement of bound slaves. A wooden gate, tied shut, secures it. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 220 


slave dance (noun): any of the sensuous and lascivious dances performed by slavegirls to entertain their masters; The dancing of a slave is a thousand times more sensuous than that of a free woman because of the incredible meanings involved the additional richness which this furnishes the explosive significance of this comprehension that she who dances is owned and theoretically could be owned by you. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 193 


slave girtle (noun): a length of cord tied about a girl to mold a slave tunic to her form and enhance her curves, able to be crisscrossed about the body. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 21, 28-30 


slave goad (noun): an electrical device, much like a cattle prod, used for controlling and disciplining slaves Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 84 


slave harness (noun): a slave garment or bond not otherwise described. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 108-109 slave heat (noun): the intense need and passion of a slavegirl Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 242 


slave hobble (noun): a chain consisting of a wrist-ring and an ankle-ring joined by 7" of chainl it is fastned on one ankle and the opposite wrist Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 154 


slave hood (noun): a leather hood, having no opening for eyes, mouth, or ears, which covers a slave's entire head; usually has a gag attachment Book 11:Slave Girl of Gor, page 146 


slave ignorance (noun): it is sometimes deemed appropriate that slaves be deliberately kept in ignorance, i.e., not knowing the names of their captors, their whereabouts, or what is to be done with them, at the Master's whim. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 89 and 380-381 


slave kennel (noun): a small room, usually 3'x3'x4', having an iron grill for a door in which a slave girl may be confined at night . Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 117-118 


slave lips (noun): When this command is given the slave turns her head up to the Master her lips pursed in a sensual kissing position. She remains motionless her lips thusly puckered and may not move until she is granted the kiss of a Master. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 111 and 404 Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 224 


slave locker (noun): a sort of temporary slave box available at a depot for fee carts, for example. Once the slave has entered the locker, a tarsk bit is inserted which allows for the turning and removal of the key, which the owner pockets until his return. This kind of slave locker is unattended. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 423-424 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 67 


slave mat (noun): a course mat to which area a slavegirl may be ordered for discipline or rape; the girl may not leave the mat unless permitted by her master Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 74 


slave orgasm (noun): powerful orgasm in which a slave completely yields to the Master.. after which she can never be anything but a man's slave. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 13 


slave oval (noun): a method of chain a slavegirl consisting of a hinged iron loop which locks around her waist, with two sliding wrist- rings and a welded ring in the middle of the back Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 146 


slave perfume (noun): perfumes designed to be worn by slavegirls; they are heavier and more sensual than those designed for free women Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 230 


slave pole (noun): imaginary pole that 'transfixes' a dancing girl, by which she is 'held' during her dance Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 11 


slave porridge (noun): a cold unsweetened mixture of water and Sa-Tarna meal on which slaves are fed; in Torvaldsland it is called 'bond-maid gruel' and often mixed with pieces of chopped parsit fish. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 126 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 208 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 56, 63 - 65 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 66 


slave rag (noun): see Ta-Teera slave rape (noun): the sexual use of a slave girl; may be either tender or bruta, casual, deliberate or disciplinary. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 34 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 184 


slave rape position (noun): This is a disciplinary position wherein the slave is ordered to lie supine and motionless in preparation for usage. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 202 


slave ring (noun): a heavy iron ring, c. 1' in diameter, to which a slave may be secured for security, discipline, or any other reason; often found in floors, interior & exterior walls (either 1' or 3' above the ground), attached to the foot of a master's sleeping couch, etc. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 48 


slave sack (noun): a sack used primarily to transport slaves that ties off on at one end. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 244 


slave stake (noun): about four and one half feet in length and four inches in width, cut from wood. At it's top, about two inches from the end, a groove an inch deep is cut. A long leather tether is attached to a slave's neck and affixed to the stake. It is used for securing a slave for the night, for example. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 349 


slave steel (noun): generic term for collars, chains, siriks, etc. worn by slaves Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 158 


slave strap (noun): heavy strap or belt which buckles behind the wearer's back; in front, there is a metal plate with a welded ring, through which passes the 4 hort (5") chain of a pair of slave bracelets; designed to keep the wearer's hand before his body Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 65 


slave trap (noun): a trap of powerful steel that is lined by sharp teeth which snap shut on the slave's leg and locks closed until opened by a key. The trap is locked, unlike an animal trap to prevent it being pried open by strong hands. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 126 


slave tunic (noun): a simple, sleeveless, pullover tunic of brown cloth, slit deeply at the hips with narrow shoulder straps, little more than strings .Some have a disrobing loop at the shoulder. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 155 and 225 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 21 


slave veil (noun): a small triangle of diaphanous yellow silk, worn across the bridge of the nose and covering the lower half of the face; it parodies the heavy veils worn by free women, as it conceals nothing and often arouses the lust of masters 


slave wagon (noun): a flat-bedded barred wagon like a large cage with a door in the rear in which many slaves may be transported at one time their ankles chained to a bar that runs down the center of the floor; tarpaulins are often used to cover the cage & hide the cargo. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 65 


slave whistle (noun): used in issuing signals summoning slaves and so on. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 84 slave wine (noun): a black, bitter beverage that acts as a contraceptive; its effect is instantaneous and lasts for well over a month; can be counter-acted with a another, sweet-tasting beverage (see: breeding wine). Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 23 and 83-84 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 174 


slave wire (noun): a closely interwoven latticework of sharp, swaying strands, set at intervals of less than a hort. Serves as a confining fence. It's barbs and prongs could cut a slave to pieces. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 347 


Slaver (noun): any person owning or dealing in human slavery. While all of the Caste of Slavers are slavers, not all slavers belong to the Caste. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 315 


Slaver's Caress (noun): a method of touching, without warning, a slavegirl who is being sold in order to exhibit her slave heat for potential buyers; also known as the Whip Caress, as it is commonly done using a coiled whip Book 5: Assassin of Gor, pages 294-295 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 40 


slaver's necklace (noun): fanciful term for a coffle of slave girls. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 107 Slavers, Caste of (noun): the sub-caste of the Merchants, one who deals in human merchandise; their caste colors are blue and yellow Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 315 


Slavers, League of Black (noun): a branch of the Caste of Slavers; they work out of Schendi and its environs. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 16 


slavery, vengence and contempt (adv): one form of vengeance slavery is proxy slavery where one woman, totally innocent, is enslaved and made to stand proxy for a hated, but unavailable woman, even being given her name. Ironically, even though the original woman may be found, the proxy is not released from slavery. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 139-140 


slee (noun): a rodent which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 312 


sleen (noun): a ferocious feline, some 20 feet long, having 6 legs and 2 rows of teeth; there are four types: the prairie sleen, which is tawny; the forest sleen, which is black or brown; the aquatic sea sleen; and the white snow sleen; can be domesticated for herding and tracking 


Sleen (noun): one of the wilder tribes of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 85 


sleen, hunting (noun): the hunting sleen is a hunter of men. It is 20 feet in length and weighs eleven hundred pounds. This domesticated forest sleen is double-fanged and six-footed. It's tail tends to switch back and forth, getting rigid, as it hunts, it's ears flatten against it's head just prior to it's final 'charge' attack on it's prey. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 12-13 


sleen knife (noun): knife carried, sheathed, at the waist of Panther Girls. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 122 


sleeping mat, chronometric (noun): mat with power switch and chronometric temperature device which may be set to have the mat turn cold before the first light as one has little inclination to remain in a freezing bed. The mat is rolled up or folded back after each use. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 60 


slime worm (noun): a long, slow, blind worm which inhabits the caverns below the Nest in the Sardar; scavenges the remains of the Golden Beetles kills Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor page 186 


small people (noun): a tribe in the jungles of Schendi, not otherwise named. They are no more than 5 feet in height and weigh about 80 pounds at most. They have coppery skin and are probably of the Negroid race. They were slaves of the talunas until Tarl Cabot aided them in capturing and enslaving the last of the taluna women. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 390-393 and 397-399 


smoke signs, Red Savage (noun): a method of messaging over distance, using smoke from a fire set for that purpose. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 255-256 


soccer-like game (noun): soccerlike game with the leather ball with goals drawn in the turf played by the Red Hunters. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 193 


sorp (noun): a shellfish, common esp. in the Vosk river, similar to an oyster; like an oyster, it manufactures pearls Book 4: Nomads of Gor page 20 


Spider People (noun): man-sized arachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Curlon Fiber which is used in the textile mills of Ar Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 81 


Stabilization Serums (noun): a series of medical injections which, among other things, retards the aging process; an invention of the Priest-Kings, approved by them for use by humans; administered in 4 injections Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 124 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 30 and 31 Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 93 - 97 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 282 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 472-474 


staff contest (noun): a game played, namely at fair-type events, where men compete with staffs in good-natured sport for various prizes. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 40 


stake position (command): When chained at a stake the with this command the slave lies down and is not permitted to rise even to her knees. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 386 


staking, exposure death by (noun): A death from exposure used in Klima for those attempting to escape. As the term implies, a person is staked to the salt crusts, spread-eagled, until the heat of the Tahari sun kills. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 265 


staking, sleen death or punishment by (noun): an form of execution or punishment used when a Master is done with a slave; he may stake her for sleen, by staking ankles and legs widely apart between two stakes. The slave is blindfolded and cut on the thigh to draw blood, smearing it across her body, to attract the animal.. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 230 -231 


state slave (noun): 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. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 340-341 and 376 


steel tower (noun): the visible portion of a spaceship half buried in the Tahari Desert. It housed a destructive device, and was sent by the Kurii to destroy the planet Gor, hence the Priest-Kings. Their supposed prize was to be Earth, or Gor, as some believe, a planet to replace their ancient home, a planet destroyed by their own technology. The destructive device was destroyed at the last moment by Tarl Cabot, who had survived a punishing trip through the dunes, aided by a Kur who was in opposition to the politics of the Kurii. From this Kur, Cabot received the Tahari Ring. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 22-23, 44, 116, 166, 285-294, and 363 


steel worlds (noun): an ancient race of Kurii, whose advanced technology contributed to the ruin of their planet, now share a boulder-strewn, enigmatic black space beyond the orbits of Gor, Earth and Mars, living on space ships such as the one found half buried in the Tahari. Since they have no planet of their own, they seek one, possibly Gor, or even Earth. The Priest-Kings constantly battle them, and monitor to see that they do not intrude beyond certain atmospheres, orbiting with the asteroids in their 'steel-world'. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 295 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 362 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 94 


stimulation cage (noun): an ornate, fairly roomy cage, furnished comfortably with fabrics of all kinds, furs, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry, etc. in which a naked slavegirl in training may be housed; its purpose is to awaken her senses, esp. the tactile senses, to everything in the world around her, so that she may be more pleasing to masters; in addition, it is just too short for her to stand upright, so that her head is always inclined in a gesture of submission Book 10: Tribesman of Gor page 24 


Stone (noun): a unit of measurement equal to four earth pounds. There is an official stone, a solid metal cylinder which is kept near the Sardar. During fairs, cities, on a given day can test their stone against the 'standard' stone Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 138 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 127 


Stones (noun): a guessing game in which one player must guess whether the number of stones hed in the fist of the second player is odd or even Book 7: Captive of Gor page 107 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 34 


story skin (noun): an artifact of the red savages... a series of drawings and pictographs on a skin used to tell a story... the beginning of the story is at the center of the skin reading it in a slow spiral outward.. by turning the skin Book 17: Savages of Gor page 36 


stranger (noun): enemy Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 110 Street of Brands (noun): the city or area in a given city where slavers conduct their business Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 132 


Street of Coins (noun): the street or area in a given city where banking and other financial transactions take place Book 12: Beasts of Gor page 45 


Street of the Writhing Slave (noun): dark narrow street not far from the wharves in Victoria where most renters and dealers in coin girls keep their kennels on this street Book 16: Guardsman of Gor page 143 street veil (noun): the outermost veil worn by free women; worn over the house veil when leaving the house 


strigil (noun): usually made of metal in a narrow, spatulate form. Used at bathing to scrap excess oils and dirt from pores. Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 51 


submission mat (noun): a scarlet mat, used in Tharna, on which a free woman, naked and bound with yellow cords, must submit as slave to her master, first hearing him recite a ritual poem, then yielding physically Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor page 129 


sugars, Gorean (noun): although the flavors of the sugars are not revealed, there are several colors. White and yellow are described, and other quotes speak of gorean sugars, and in particular four gorean sugars. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 89 and 105 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 132 


sul (noun): a large, thick-skinned, starchy, yellow-fleshed root vegetable. It is a staple of the Gorean diet. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 219 Book 11:Slave girl of Gor, page 134 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 234 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 80 


sul paga (noun): clear, almost tasteless, but very potent alcoholic beverage made from suls. It is seldom available outside of the peasant villages where it is brewed. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 134 and 414 


sul plant (noun): vine with golden leaves. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 44 


sula (command; lit. 'back'): at this command, a slavegirl will lie on her back, her hands at her sides, palms up, and with her legs spread wide to await her Master's pleasure Book 13: Explorers of Gor page 77 


sullage (noun): a soup made prinicipally from suls, tur-pah, and kes, along with whatever else may be handy Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor page 44 


sun gate (noun): one or several are found in most cities, so called because they are commonly opened at dawn and closed at dusk, their hours of ingress and egress determined by the diurnal cycle. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 102 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 9 and 20 


Sun Lances (noun): a warrior society of the Sleen tribe of Red Savages Book 17: Savages of Gor page 314 


Swamp Spiders (noun): man-sized acrachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Cur-lon Fiber, which is used in the textile mills of Ar Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 81 


Sword Brother (noun): this is a part of the kinship of Warriors no matter what City one belongs to. If a Warrior sheds the blood of another Warrior, they are considered sword brothers unless the blood on the weapons are formally repudiated. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 119 

sa (noun): life Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 


sa (noun): daughter 


Sacred Place (noun): the name given to a place located in the Sardar Mountains. It is considered taboo, perilous, and, until the time of Tarl Cabot, no man had ever returned from a journey to it. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 29 


Sa-eela (noun): one of the most sensual and erotic of slave dances; it consists of five distinct portions; belongs to the class of slave dance known as Lure Dances of the Love- Starved Slavegirl Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 259 


sa-fora (noun): Chain Daughter or Daughter of the . Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 8: Hunters of Gor ,page 194 


sajel (noun):a drug which causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body; in combination with gieron, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 154 


Salerian Confederation (noun): an alliance of 4 cities, Ti, Port Olni, Lara, and Vonda, formed to rid the Olni River of pirates and to protect inland shipping. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 171 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 88 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 283 


salt, red (noun): some of the salt mines in the Tahari Desert Waste area of Klima, deliver a salt, famed on Gor, that is red in color from deposits of ferrous oxide. It is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after it's port of embarkation at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, pages 20 and 238 


salt shark (noun): a long-bodied (12' or more) carnivorous fish having gills situated under the jaw, several rows of triangular teeth, a sickle- like tail, and a sail-like dorsal fin; inhabits brine pits such as those of the Tahari Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 251 


salt, white (noun): mined by the slaves who manage to live through a punishing march over the white hot crusts of salt of the Tahari Wastes to Klima, for example. Salt, mined from the Tahari makes up 20% of the salt used in various products of Gor. The forced marches to Klima can only be done in the fall, winter, or spring when the surface temperature of the salt crusts reach 160 degree's Farenheit and the air temperature ranges from 120 to 140 degree's. The mining, harvesting, sifting, purifying and packaging process turn out nine qualities of salt which are shipped all over Gor. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 231, and 238-240 


salt, yellow (noun): references to yellow salt as 'of the south' and on a table exist, but no other description has been found. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 86 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 186-187 


Samnium (noun): two hundred pasangs east and south of Brundisium, a walled city, spared the savageries of war with Cos, because of her alliance with them. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 9 and 14 


san (adj.): one; fem. sana Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 146 


sa'ng (adj.): without Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 216 


sa-fora (noun; lit. 'chain-daughter'): slavegirl 


sa'ng-fori (noun; lit. 'without chains'): freedom or liberty! Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 216 


sapa (adjective): Kailla or Dust Leg term meaning black. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 246 sar (noun): king Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 13 


Sardar (noun): priest-kings, large (c. 8 ft. tall) intelligent insects who are the true rulers of Gor; the mountain range where the Priest- Kings live Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 13 


Sardar Mountain Fairs (noun): huge fairs held 4 times each year at the foot of the Sardar Mountains; they coincide with the equinoxes and solstices (En'Kara-spring, En'Var-summer, Se'Kara-fall, & Se'Var); for the during of the Fair, the area is neutral territory: no one may be enslaved at the Fair (though slaves captured elsewhere may be sold), & no blood may be spilled; serves as a trading point for information and merchandise; every Gorean is required to visit the Fair at least once before the age of 25 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 179 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, En'Kara (noun): occurs during the spring, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 20: Players of Gor, page 8 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, En'Var (noun): occurs during the summer solstice, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 5: Assassins of Gor, pages 78-79 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, Se'Kara (noun): occurs in the fall, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 5: Assassins of Gor, page 78 


Sardar Mountain Fairs, Se'Var (noun): occurs during the winter solstice, one of the four great fairs held in the shadow of the Sardar during the Gorean year. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 309 


Sardar Mountains (noun): legendary location of the Sacred Place home of the Priest-Kings, they are 1000 pasangs from Ko-ro-Ba, in the North. They are smaller than other mountain ranges such as those of Thentis or the Voltai mountains. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 29 


Sa-Tarna (noun; lit. 'life-daughter'): staple gorean grain, described as yellow shafts growing in rows in a field. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 102 


Sa-Tassna (noun; lit. 'life-mother'): meat; food in general Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 43 


scarlet rug (noun): a submission rug used in Tharna on which a free woman naked and bound with yellow cords must submit as slave to her master first hearing him recite a ritual poem then yielding physically. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 205 


Schendi (noun): a port city just south of the equator having a population of c. 1 million citizens, most black. It is the base of operations for the League of Black Slavers. It's harbor on the Thassa is the entry for the Kamba and Nyoka Rivers which lead to the interior of the Schendi rainforest. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 16, 100, 115 and 123 


Schendi, rainforest of (noun): a vast rain forest covering thousands of square pasangs on the equator. It's western border is the Thassa and it's port of Schendi. Two great lakes puncturate it's center, Lake Ngao and Lake Ushindi, four hundred pasangs apart. The rain forest is home to myriad varieties of insects, birds, fish, mammals, rodents and reptiles and some of the most unique flora to be found on Gor. Book 13: Explorer's of Gor, pages 100, 115, 116, 309 - 312 


scmitar (noun): the preferred weapon of the tribesmen of the Tahari. A wickedly curved blade, so sharp that a bit of silk dropped upon it would fall, parted, to the floor. The wielder of such a weapon presses forward with lightening moves, in rapid, diagonal, figure-eight strokes, his booted foot stamped forward, his body turned to the left, minimizing target, his head to the right, maximizing vision, his rear foot at right angles to the attack line, maximizing leverage, assuring balance. On kailla-back, it is carried, sheathed, hanging from the saddle. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 120, 122, and 234 


Scribes, Caste of (noun): the Caste which includes the scholars and clerks of Gor. There are divisions and rankings within the group, from simple copiers to the savants of the city. Blue. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 44 


scrolls, Gorean (noun): Manuals of the Pens of Mira, Leonora's Compendium, Songs of Dina, or Hargon's The Nature and Arts of the Female Slave are all texts with information or instruction about slavery, sometimes used in slave training. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 193 


se (adj.): second Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


second growth patches (noun): area's of the jungle that are impenetrable or almost impenetrable, not characteristic of the virgin rain forest. They occur when land is cleared and abandoned. Often found along rivers. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 313 


Second Knowledge (noun): the education available to the higher castes; it is more esoteric, and includes knowledge of Earth Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, pages 41 and 45 


second slave (phrase): referring to the serving of black wine and the custom of having two slaves attending, one with a tray holding cream and sweeteners, and the second girl fetching and serving the pot of hot black wine. If no cream or sweetener is desired, then only the 'second slave' is needed. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 74 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 245 


second wine (noun): a breeding wine reverses the contraceptive effects of slave wine. Book 18 Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319 


seduction slave (noun): a kajirus used to seduce a Free Woman into violating the couch law and becoming slave. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 8 


Se'Kara-Lar-Torvis (noun): The Second Kara or the Second Turning the month of the autumnal equinox roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of September. but usually called simply Se'Kara Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


self-contract, limited, slave (noun): 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. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 101 


Selnar (noun): the third month of the Gorean calendar (in Ko-ro-ba and some other cities) Book 5 Assassin of Gor, page 235 


semnium (noun): a public building which houses the high council, or governing body. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, pages 108, 141 


sereem diamonds (noun): red, sparking, white-flecked stones of great value. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 92 


Se'Var (noun; lit. 'second resting'): the tenth month of the Gorean calendar that of the winter solstice roughly equivalent with the Earth calendar month of December. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


Se'Var -Lar-Torvis (noun): the Second Resting of the Central Fire simply known as Se'Var. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 178 


shelter trench (noun): to escape the blistering heat of the Tahari, where temperatures can reach 175 degree's Farenheit, a trench, 4 or 5 feet deep and 18 inches wide is dug. Temperatures are 50 degrees cooler 1 or two feet below the surface of the desert. The trench is drawn perpendicular to the path of the sun, so it provides the maximum shade for the longest period of time. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 21 


she-urts (noun; 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 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 62 


shield, Kurii (noun): a wide iron shield, round and four feet in diameter. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 171 


shield, northern (noun): round and wooden, variously painted, they are reinforced with iron bands, or leather, or small bronze plates. Hung, overlapping over the side of a ship, they are an indication of peaceful intent. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 32 


shield, round (noun): The round shield is formed from concentric, overlapping layers of hardened leather riveted together and bound with hoops of brass. It is fitted with the double sling for carrying on the left arm. Normally the Gorean shield is painted boldly and has infixed in it some device for identifying the bearer's city. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 21 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 68 


shipping collar (noun): a loose, generic collar worn by slaves when being shipped as cargo 


shrub, kanda (noun): A shrub of the Gorean desert; a lethal poison can be extracted from its roots while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 43 


shrub, kes (noun): a shrub whose salty blue secondary roots are a main ingredient in sullage, a Gorean soup. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45 


shu (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet which is probably oriental in origin. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


side-block girl (noun): 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. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 107 


sidge (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from cuneiform Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9 


signature knot (noun): a complex knot whose tying is known only to the one who invented it. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 214 


Sign of the Hammer (noun): the sign of Thor, made by holding up a clenched fist. In Torvaldsland, spiritual allegiance is to ancient gods, such as Odin and Thor. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 48 and 82 


silk girl (noun): term used by those of Torvaldsland to denote a slavegirl from the southern cities; often used disparagingly Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 144 


silk slave (noun): a male pleasure slave. His function, unlike the common kajirus, is attendance to a free woman. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, pages 157 and 164 Book 25: Mercenaries of Gor, page 437 


silver ships (noun): the name given to gorean space ships used on periodic visits to earth for the harvest of barbarian girls and other goods called 'Voyages of Acquisition'. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 40 


silver tubes (noun) charged cylindrical weapons manually operated; incorporated principles much like the 'Flame Death Mechanism'. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 229 


sim plant (noun): a rambling, tangled vine-like plant with huge, rolling leaves, raised in the pasture chambers of the Nest Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 214 


Singers, Caste of (noun): One of the low castes. On Gor the singer or poet is regarded as a craftsman who makes strong sayings he has his role to play in the social structure celebrating battles and histories singing of heroes and cities but also he is expected to sing of living and of love and joy not merely of arms and glory; and too it is his function to remind the Goreans from time to time of loneliness and death lest they should forget that they are men. The Caste name is interchangeable with Caste of Poets. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 103 


sip root (noun): a bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor , pages 46, 124 and 319 


sirik (noun): a arrangement of chains used to display a slavegirl rather than confine her; it consists of a collar, to which about five feet of chain is attached; part-way down the chain is a pair of manacles, and the chain terminates in a set of shackles Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor pages, 83 and 158 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages, 165-166 


sirik, work (noun): 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. Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 145 


six-strap (noun): one of a series of straps used in the navigation of a Tarn, namely to climb steadily and to the left. Six-Strap! Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 129 


Skjern (noun): an island in Thassa, it is located West of bleak, rocky Torvaldsland and north of the northern forests. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 198 


slave basket (noun): a wicker basket strapped to a tarn to transport slaves. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 51 


slave beads (noun): colorful glass or wooden strings of beads, suitable to be given to kajira at Master's whim. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 82 


slave bells (noun): tiny bells which give off a sensual shimmer of sound; threaded by the dozen on thongs or chains, they may be tied or locked around a girl's ankles or wrists, or attached to her collar; are worn or removed only at the whim of a Master. Thought to be symbolic of their status of domestic animals, property, in bondage. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 84 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 20-21 


slave belly (noun): the area of the abdomen around the navel; so called because only slavegirls expose their navels Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 335 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 334 


slave blanket (noun): thin cotton-like blanket woven from the soft fibers of the Rep Plant to protect her from the cold. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 67 


slave box, punishment (noun): small square (3x3') iron box with a door having a viewing aperture of 7 inches x1/2 inches in the middle and a pass-through of 12x2 inches at the base; a punishment device for slaves. Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 313-314 


slave box, transportation (noun): small, iron box used for the transportation of slaves. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 120 


slave bracelets (noun): manacles of various types intended to restrain the wrists of a slave; some are akin to handcuffs while some are almost jewelry light restraining bracelets made of blue and gold stones. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 102 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 218 


slave bracelet, identificatory (noun): used in lieu of a collar, described as silver, it is attached to the wrist of a slave. Information about the owner is inscribed. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 430, 441, and 459 


slave cage (noun): small, stout, wooden cord-bound, thick-barred cage adequate for the confinement of bound slaves. A wooden gate, tied shut, secures it. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 220 


slave dance (noun): any of the sensuous and lascivious dances performed by slavegirls to entertain their masters; The dancing of a slave is a thousand times more sensuous than that of a free woman because of the incredible meanings involved the additional richness which this furnishes the explosive significance of this comprehension that she who dances is owned and theoretically could be owned by you. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 193 


slave girtle (noun): a length of cord tied about a girl to mold a slave tunic to her form and enhance her curves, able to be crisscrossed about the body. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 21, 28-30 


slave goad (noun): an electrical device, much like a cattle prod, used for controlling and disciplining slaves Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 84 


slave harness (noun): a slave garment or bond not otherwise described. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 108-109 slave heat (noun): the intense need and passion of a slavegirl Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 242 


slave hobble (noun): a chain consisting of a wrist-ring and an ankle-ring joined by 7" of chainl it is fastned on one ankle and the opposite wrist Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 154 


slave hood (noun): a leather hood, having no opening for eyes, mouth, or ears, which covers a slave's entire head; usually has a gag attachment Book 11:Slave Girl of Gor, page 146 


slave ignorance (noun): it is sometimes deemed appropriate that slaves be deliberately kept in ignorance, i.e., not knowing the names of their captors, their whereabouts, or what is to be done with them, at the Master's whim. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 89 and 380-381 


slave kennel (noun): a small room, usually 3'x3'x4', having an iron grill for a door in which a slave girl may be confined at night . Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 117-118 


slave lips (noun): When this command is given the slave turns her head up to the Master her lips pursed in a sensual kissing position. She remains motionless her lips thusly puckered and may not move until she is granted the kiss of a Master. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 111 and 404 Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 224 


slave locker (noun): a sort of temporary slave box available at a depot for fee carts, for example. Once the slave has entered the locker, a tarsk bit is inserted which allows for the turning and removal of the key, which the owner pockets until his return. This kind of slave locker is unattended. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 423-424 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 67 


slave mat (noun): a course mat to which area a slavegirl may be ordered for discipline or rape; the girl may not leave the mat unless permitted by her master Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 74 


slave orgasm (noun): powerful orgasm in which a slave completely yields to the Master.. after which she can never be anything but a man's slave. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 13 


slave oval (noun): a method of chain a slavegirl consisting of a hinged iron loop which locks around her waist, with two sliding wrist- rings and a welded ring in the middle of the back Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 146 


slave perfume (noun): perfumes designed to be worn by slavegirls; they are heavier and more sensual than those designed for free women Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 230 


slave pole (noun): imaginary pole that 'transfixes' a dancing girl, by which she is 'held' during her dance Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 11 


slave porridge (noun): a cold unsweetened mixture of water and Sa-Tarna meal on which slaves are fed; in Torvaldsland it is called 'bond-maid gruel' and often mixed with pieces of chopped parsit fish. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 126 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 208 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 56, 63 - 65 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 66 


slave rag (noun): see Ta-Teera slave rape (noun): the sexual use of a slave girl; may be either tender or bruta, casual, deliberate or disciplinary. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 34 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 184 


slave rape position (noun): This is a disciplinary position wherein the slave is ordered to lie supine and motionless in preparation for usage. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 202 


slave ring (noun): a heavy iron ring, c. 1' in diameter, to which a slave may be secured for security, discipline, or any other reason; often found in floors, interior & exterior walls (either 1' or 3' above the ground), attached to the foot of a master's sleeping couch, etc. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 48 


slave sack (noun): a sack used primarily to transport slaves that ties off on at one end. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 244 


slave stake (noun): about four and one half feet in length and four inches in width, cut from wood. At it's top, about two inches from the end, a groove an inch deep is cut. A long leather tether is attached to a slave's neck and affixed to the stake. It is used for securing a slave for the night, for example. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 349 


slave steel (noun): generic term for collars, chains, siriks, etc. worn by slaves Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 158 


slave strap (noun): heavy strap or belt which buckles behind the wearer's back; in front, there is a metal plate with a welded ring, through which passes the 4 hort (5") chain of a pair of slave bracelets; designed to keep the wearer's hand before his body Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 65 


slave trap (noun): a trap of powerful steel that is lined by sharp teeth which snap shut on the slave's leg and locks closed until opened by a key. The trap is locked, unlike an animal trap to prevent it being pried open by strong hands. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 126 


slave tunic (noun): a simple, sleeveless, pullover tunic of brown cloth, slit deeply at the hips with narrow shoulder straps, little more than strings .Some have a disrobing loop at the shoulder. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 155 and 225 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 21 


slave veil (noun): a small triangle of diaphanous yellow silk, worn across the bridge of the nose and covering the lower half of the face; it parodies the heavy veils worn by free women, as it conceals nothing and often arouses the lust of masters 


slave wagon (noun): a flat-bedded barred wagon like a large cage with a door in the rear in which many slaves may be transported at one time their ankles chained to a bar that runs down the center of the floor; tarpaulins are often used to cover the cage & hide the cargo. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 65 


slave whistle (noun): used in issuing signals summoning slaves and so on. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 84 slave wine (noun): a black, bitter beverage that acts as a contraceptive; its effect is instantaneous and lasts for well over a month; can be counter-acted with a another, sweet-tasting beverage (see: breeding wine). Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 23 and 83-84 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 174 


slave wire (noun): a closely interwoven latticework of sharp, swaying strands, set at intervals of less than a hort. Serves as a confining fence. It's barbs and prongs could cut a slave to pieces. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 347 


Slaver (noun): any person owning or dealing in human slavery. While all of the Caste of Slavers are slavers, not all slavers belong to the Caste. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 315 


Slaver's Caress (noun): a method of touching, without warning, a slavegirl who is being sold in order to exhibit her slave heat for potential buyers; also known as the Whip Caress, as it is commonly done using a coiled whip Book 5: Assassin of Gor, pages 294-295 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 40 


slaver's necklace (noun): fanciful term for a coffle of slave girls. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 107 Slavers, Caste of (noun): the sub-caste of the Merchants, one who deals in human merchandise; their caste colors are blue and yellow Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 315 


Slavers, League of Black (noun): a branch of the Caste of Slavers; they work out of Schendi and its environs. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 16 


slavery, vengence and contempt (adv): one form of vengeance slavery is proxy slavery where one woman, totally innocent, is enslaved and made to stand proxy for a hated, but unavailable woman, even being given her name. Ironically, even though the original woman may be found, the proxy is not released from slavery. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, pages 139-140 


slee (noun): a rodent which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 312 


sleen (noun): a ferocious feline, some 20 feet long, having 6 legs and 2 rows of teeth; there are four types: the prairie sleen, which is tawny; the forest sleen, which is black or brown; the aquatic sea sleen; and the white snow sleen; can be domesticated for herding and tracking 


Sleen (noun): one of the wilder tribes of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 85 


sleen, hunting (noun): the hunting sleen is a hunter of men. It is 20 feet in length and weighs eleven hundred pounds. This domesticated forest sleen is double-fanged and six-footed. It's tail tends to switch back and forth, getting rigid, as it hunts, it's ears flatten against it's head just prior to it's final 'charge' attack on it's prey. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 12-13 


sleen knife (noun): knife carried, sheathed, at the waist of Panther Girls. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 122 


sleeping mat, chronometric (noun): mat with power switch and chronometric temperature device which may be set to have the mat turn cold before the first light as one has little inclination to remain in a freezing bed. The mat is rolled up or folded back after each use. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 60 


slime worm (noun): a long, slow, blind worm which inhabits the caverns below the Nest in the Sardar; scavenges the remains of the Golden Beetles kills Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor page 186 


small people (noun): a tribe in the jungles of Schendi, not otherwise named. They are no more than 5 feet in height and weigh about 80 pounds at most. They have coppery skin and are probably of the Negroid race. They were slaves of the talunas until Tarl Cabot aided them in capturing and enslaving the last of the taluna women. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 390-393 and 397-399 


smoke signs, Red Savage (noun): a method of messaging over distance, using smoke from a fire set for that purpose. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 255-256 


soccer-like game (noun): soccerlike game with the leather ball with goals drawn in the turf played by the Red Hunters. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 193 


sorp (noun): a shellfish, common esp. in the Vosk river, similar to an oyster; like an oyster, it manufactures pearls Book 4: Nomads of Gor page 20 


Spider People (noun): man-sized arachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Curlon Fiber which is used in the textile mills of Ar Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 81 


Stabilization Serums (noun): a series of medical injections which, among other things, retards the aging process; an invention of the Priest-Kings, approved by them for use by humans; administered in 4 injections Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 124 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 30 and 31 Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 93 - 97 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 282 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 472-474 


staff contest (noun): a game played, namely at fair-type events, where men compete with staffs in good-natured sport for various prizes. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 40 


stake position (command): When chained at a stake the with this command the slave lies down and is not permitted to rise even to her knees. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 386 


staking, exposure death by (noun): A death from exposure used in Klima for those attempting to escape. As the term implies, a person is staked to the salt crusts, spread-eagled, until the heat of the Tahari sun kills. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 265 


staking, sleen death or punishment by (noun): an form of execution or punishment used when a Master is done with a slave; he may stake her for sleen, by staking ankles and legs widely apart between two stakes. The slave is blindfolded and cut on the thigh to draw blood, smearing it across her body, to attract the animal.. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 230 -231 


state slave (noun): 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. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 340-341 and 376 


steel tower (noun): the visible portion of a spaceship half buried in the Tahari Desert. It housed a destructive device, and was sent by the Kurii to destroy the planet Gor, hence the Priest-Kings. Their supposed prize was to be Earth, or Gor, as some believe, a planet to replace their ancient home, a planet destroyed by their own technology. The destructive device was destroyed at the last moment by Tarl Cabot, who had survived a punishing trip through the dunes, aided by a Kur who was in opposition to the politics of the Kurii. From this Kur, Cabot received the Tahari Ring. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 22-23, 44, 116, 166, 285-294, and 363 


steel worlds (noun): an ancient race of Kurii, whose advanced technology contributed to the ruin of their planet, now share a boulder-strewn, enigmatic black space beyond the orbits of Gor, Earth and Mars, living on space ships such as the one found half buried in the Tahari. Since they have no planet of their own, they seek one, possibly Gor, or even Earth. The Priest-Kings constantly battle them, and monitor to see that they do not intrude beyond certain atmospheres, orbiting with the asteroids in their 'steel-world'. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 295 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 362 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 94 


stimulation cage (noun): an ornate, fairly roomy cage, furnished comfortably with fabrics of all kinds, furs, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry, etc. in which a naked slavegirl in training may be housed; its purpose is to awaken her senses, esp. the tactile senses, to everything in the world around her, so that she may be more pleasing to masters; in addition, it is just too short for her to stand upright, so that her head is always inclined in a gesture of submission Book 10: Tribesman of Gor page 24 


Stone (noun): a unit of measurement equal to four earth pounds. There is an official stone, a solid metal cylinder which is kept near the Sardar. During fairs, cities, on a given day can test their stone against the 'standard' stone Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 138 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 127 


Stones (noun): a guessing game in which one player must guess whether the number of stones hed in the fist of the second player is odd or even Book 7: Captive of Gor page 107 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 34 


story skin (noun): an artifact of the red savages... a series of drawings and pictographs on a skin used to tell a story... the beginning of the story is at the center of the skin reading it in a slow spiral outward.. by turning the skin Book 17: Savages of Gor page 36 


stranger (noun): enemy Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 110 Street of Brands (noun): the city or area in a given city where slavers conduct their business Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 132 


Street of Coins (noun): the street or area in a given city where banking and other financial transactions take place Book 12: Beasts of Gor page 45 


Street of the Writhing Slave (noun): dark narrow street not far from the wharves in Victoria where most renters and dealers in coin girls keep their kennels on this street Book 16: Guardsman of Gor page 143 street veil (noun): the outermost veil worn by free women; worn over the house veil when leaving the house 


strigil (noun): usually made of metal in a narrow, spatulate form. Used at bathing to scrap excess oils and dirt from pores. Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 51 


submission mat (noun): a scarlet mat, used in Tharna, on which a free woman, naked and bound with yellow cords, must submit as slave to her master, first hearing him recite a ritual poem, then yielding physically Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor page 129 


sugars, Gorean (noun): although the flavors of the sugars are not revealed, there are several colors. White and yellow are described, and other quotes speak of gorean sugars, and in particular four gorean sugars. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 89 and 105 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 132 


sul (noun): a large, thick-skinned, starchy, yellow-fleshed root vegetable. It is a staple of the Gorean diet. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 219 Book 11:Slave girl of Gor, page 134 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 234 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 80 


sul paga (noun): clear, almost tasteless, but very potent alcoholic beverage made from suls. It is seldom available outside of the peasant villages where it is brewed. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 134 and 414 


sul plant (noun): vine with golden leaves. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 44 


sula (command; lit. 'back'): at this command, a slavegirl will lie on her back, her hands at her sides, palms up, and with her legs spread wide to await her Master's pleasure Book 13: Explorers of Gor page 77 


sullage (noun): a soup made prinicipally from suls, tur-pah, and kes, along with whatever else may be handy Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor page 44 


sun gate (noun): one or several are found in most cities, so called because they are commonly opened at dawn and closed at dusk, their hours of ingress and egress determined by the diurnal cycle. Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 102 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 9 and 20 


Sun Lances (noun): a warrior society of the Sleen tribe of Red Savages Book 17: Savages of Gor page 314 


Swamp Spiders (noun): man-sized acrachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Cur-lon Fiber, which is used in the textile mills of Ar Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 81 


Sword Brother (noun): this is a part of the kinship of Warriors no matter what City one belongs to. If a Warrior sheds the blood of another Warrior, they are considered sword brothers unless the blood on the weapons are formally repudiated. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 119  

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