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val (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; calligraphically derived from demotic. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9


vangis (noun): type of produce sold at market; detailed description unavailable. Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 314 


var (phrase): meaning 'turning'; also signifies north of the Gorean compass; as in Ta-Sardar-Var. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


var (conj.): where 


vart (noun): carnivorous; a small, sharp-toothed mammal that flies in flocks. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 36 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 139 Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 26 


vart, jungle (noun): a relative of the northern vart, it inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 312 


Vask (noun): signifies south on a Gorean compass. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 (footnote) 


veck (verb): stand Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 12 


vegetables, common Gorean (noun): these are common Earth vegetables found on various parts of Gor, listed with their annotations: mushroom, beans, turnips, carrots, radishes, onions, peas, cabbage, peppers, and garlic. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 29 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 37 and 47 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 81 and 102 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 82 


veil (noun): a covering or coverings for the face, worn by free women in many city-states; up to five are worn see also house veil, last veil, pride veil, street veil, veil of the citizeness Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, freedom (noun): the second in the layer of veils worn by Free women also called the 'veil of the citizeness'. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, house (noun): the next-to-last veil worn by free women esp. when in the company of men not of her own family; worn over the pride veil and under the street veil upon leaving the house. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, intimacy (noun): a long, linear, diaphanous face veil worn by Free woman. It's opacity is determined by how many times it is wrapped about the face. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 404 


veil, last (noun): the innermost of the five veils worn by free women; it is worn under the veil of the citizeness and is often very sheer. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, pride (noun): the third veil worn by free women; worn under the house veil and over the veil of the citizeness. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, rep-cloth (noun): a rough veil worn by Free women of lower caste. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 141 


veil, slave (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. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107 


veil, street (noun): the outermost veil worn by free women; worn over the house veil when leaving the house Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor page 107 


veminium (noun): a bluish wildflower com- monly found on the lower ranges of the Thentis mountains; used in perfumes 


veminium bird (noun): a bird with a beautiful song not otherwise described. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 363 


veminium, desert (noun): small, purplish flower found in the Tahari; used in perfumes Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50 


veminium oil (noun): by-product of Veminium petals being boiled in water; a scented oil used in middle to upper-class homes to rinse hands before and after eating. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50 


veminium, Thentis (noun): a bluish wildflower commonly found on the lower ranges of the Thentis mountains; used in perfumes. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50 Book 15: Rogues of Gor, page 91 


Venna (noun): a resort city west of Voltai and 200 pasangs north of Ar, between Ar and the Vosk River on the Viktel Aria. Well known for it's tharlarion races, it is a common locale for the villas of the rich, usually from Ar. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 88 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 319 


verr (noun): a mountain goat indigenous to the Voltai Mountains; wild, agile, ill-tempered, with long hair and spiraling horns; source of a form of wool; it milk is potable, as well as being used for cheese Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 63 


verr grass (noun): a brownish grass that grows, stubbornly, in the shaded spots of the Tahari. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 71 


Victoria (noun): port town located on the Vosk River, one of the founding members and headquarters of the Vosk League. Known as a haven for pirates, and for it's slave markets. Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 235 Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 34 


viktel (noun): triumph as in Viktel Aria, a military road named 'Triumph of Ar'. Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 217 


Viktel Aria (noun): a military road, the phrase translates as 'Triumph of Ar', or, 'Ar's Triumph'. In it's more northern lengths it is called the Vosk Road and it's northern terminus is Ar's Station. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 63 Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 217 


vint (noun): tiny, sand-colored insects found in the Tahari Desert. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 115-116 


virgin bell (noun): single bell sometimes worn on a Free Woman's left ankle to announce her availability to swains. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 45 


Voltai Mountain Range (noun): a range commonly called the Red Mountains because of the dull reddish color of the rock caused by deposits of iron oxide; it is located east of Ar and south of the Vosk river and stretches from there to the Tahari Desert. The Voltai are the eastern border of known Gor. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 144 


Vosk Delta (noun): at the mouth of the Vosk River, where it empties into the Tamber Gulf and the Thassa beyond, is a marshland thousands of square pasangs deep of estuarial wilderness. The marshes can be traversed in small rush crafts through hundreds of shallow, constantly shifting channels. The delta is inhabited, particularly in the east, by communities of rence growers who eke out a living harvesting rence. The Vosk Delta is trackless and treacherous, and the habitat of the marsh tharlarion and the predatory Ul. The entire area is claimed by Port Kar which lies within it, some hundred pasangs from it's northwestern edge. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 5-6 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 26 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 88 


Vosk League (noun): an alliance of 19 towns (Fina, Forest Port, Hammerfest, Iskander, Jasmine, Jort's Ferry, Point Alfred, Port Cos, Ragnar's Hamlet, Sais, Siba, Sulport, Tafa, Tancred's Landing, Tetrapoli, Turmus, Ven, Victoria, White Water) formed to keep the Vosk River clear of pirates & to promote trade Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 235 


Vosk River (noun): Gor's mightiest river, flowing thousands of pasangs in a slightly southwesterly direction from it's source in the Voltai Range to the marshes of the Vosk Delta, the Tamber Gulf, and on the the Thassa, it rampages across most of known Gor, over forty pasangs broad.. The scene of mighty naval battles, involving fleets of warships, it is under constant threat from river pirates and cities who would control it's merchant trade. The Vosk League, a political and protective alliance, was formed to promote trade interests by the towns along it's banks. See *Vosk League Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 72 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 40 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 235 


Voyages of Acquisition (noun): voyages made to Earth by the Priest-Kings to gather biological samples; this perhaps accounts for the similarity in many animals, as well as in language and culture, plants between Earth and Gor Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 32 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 326 


vulo (noun): a tawny-colored poultry bird, similar to a pigeon, which also exists in the wild; used for meat and eggs Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 1 and 84 Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 34 Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 48 

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