Gorean Dictionary

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PADDLE MITTEN (noun): a mitten worn by the Red Hunter as he paddles his kayak or umiak. It has a thumb on each side, so that when one side is worn, it can be turned over.

PAGA (noun; abbr. of Pagar-Sa-Tarna, lit. 'pleasure of the life-daughter'): a grain based, fermented hard liquor akin to whiskey; sometimes served warm

PAGA ATTENDANT (noun): a male employee of a paga tavern, who supervises the serving of paga by slave girls, and collects payment for the paga and the use of the slave girls

PAGA DRINKING VESSELS (noun): paga, the fermented drink made from Sa-Tarna grain seems to have no traditions surrounding it's service, as is demonstrated by the myriad variety of serving and drinking vessels deemed acceptable by the Gorean imbiber. The following annotations list these examples of drinking vessels: cups, brass cups, glasses, bowls, goblets, metal goblets, a silver goblet studded with rubies, a golden goblet, and a kantharos.

PAGAR SA-TARNA (noun): a strong fermented drink brewed from sa-tarna (pagar-sa-tarna or Pleasure of the Life- Daughter) grain, the favored drink of Gorean men. A cup in a paga tavern would cost a tarsk bit. One of the large serving bottles may be purchased for a silver tarsk. Paga is served warmed to fiery hot. There seem to be no traditions surrounding it's service as demonstrated by the variety of vessels from which it is, stored, served and drunk.

PAGA, SERVING VESSELS (noun): paga, the fermented drink made from Sa-Tarna grain, seems to have no traditions surrounding it's service, as is demonstrated by the myriad variety of serving and drinking vessels deemed acceptable by the Gorean imbiber. The following annotations list these examples of serving vessels: wineskins or botas made from verrskin leather, bottles so large they must be supported by a shoulder sling, bronze vessels with a similar strap, a hydria or water vessel, as well as bottles, sealed with the insignia of the brewer. Paga is served from kettles, jugs and vats when not sealed in a large or standard sized bottle.

PAGAR (noun): pleasure

PAGAR KAJIRA (noun): pleasure slave

PAGA TAVERN (noun): an establishment where food and alcoholic beverages, esp. paga, are sold; in addition, the use of the serving slave is included in the price of the paga bought

PALESTRA(AE) (noun): gymnasium

PALM TREES (noun): More than 1500 varieties of palm trees exist in the rainforest one of which is the Fan Palm more than 20 ft high and spreads it leaves in the form of a an opened fan it is an excellent source of pure water as much as one liter of water being found almost as though cupped at the base of each leaf's stem.

PALM WINE (noun): drink mentioned briefly; no description available.

PANGA (noun): is a two foot long, heavy, curve-bladed bush knife.

PANTHER GIRL (noun): runaway women who live in the forest without free men, taking as slave any man who enters their domain and eventually selling him. Those of the northern forests dress in the teeth and skins of forest panthers which they slay with their spears and bows.

PANTHER, FOREST (noun): is a tawny-colored, proud beast and is very common in the forests. They hunt largely at night but are not invariably nocturnal. They normally hunt when they are hungry or irritable.

PANTHER, JUNGLE (noun): Less dangerous to man than the northern variety inhabitant of the rainforest.

PARADE of SLAVES (noun): a presentation of beauty and attractions in which the slaves present themselves one by one usually accompanied by music for the inspection of the guests. Commonly takes place in paga taverns and brothels but may take place elsewhere. Free women are usually not present.

PARAVACI (noun): one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples; also called the Rich People; their standard is a bosk head shaped banner made of jewels strung on gold wire

PARFLECHE (noun): kailiauk hide is prepared in sheets, cut almost as thin as paper, dried in the prairie sun and layered to form a flat, leather envelope which is sealed with a seam of hardened fat. Used to store food, such as kailiauk meat

PARROT (noun): bird found in the emergent level of the rainforest, some varieties are also found in the level of the canopies of the rainforest

PARSIT, CURRENT (noun): the main eastward current of the waters above the polar basin, so named because of the several varieties of migrating parsit fish which follow it.

PARSIT FISH (noun): a silvery fish having brown stripes

PASANG (noun): measure of distance equalling .7 miles

PASANG STONE (noun): a stone set up along roads to mark distance to and from certain destinations.

PASSAGE BRAND (noun): 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.

PASSAGE HAND (noun): the 5-day period between Gorean months, which consist of 5 5- day weeks

PASSION SLAVE (noun): a slave girl who has been bred, rather captured; specifically, one that has been bred for a particular trait, such as beauty or slave heat or the shape of her lips

PASS OF TANCRED (noun): A pass through Hrimgar Mts., northeast of Torvaldsland where teh herd passes through.

PEASNATS, CASTE OF (noun): the basic caste of Gor; they refer to themselves as the 'Ox on Which the Home Stone Rests'

PEMMICAN (noun): strips of dried kailiauk meat pounded into a powder and mixed with fruit, such as chokeberries, is fixed in kailiauk fat and shaped into round, flat cakes. Provides portable protein and energy source.

PENALTY BRAND (noun): small 1/4 inch brands that mark a convicted liar, thief, traitor etc.

PENTILICUS TALLUX (noun): a renowned poet of the Ar of one hundred years ago, the Great Theater in Ar is named for him. It has a huge stage which can accommodate a thousand actors.

PEOPLE (noun): a division of the Kur military, it is composed of twelve smaller units, the March.

PERIMETER WANDS (noun): marking the boundary or Ihanke of The Barrens are hundreds of markers, seven to eight feet high made of peeled Ka-la-na wood, tipped with yellow, black-tipped feathers of the Herlit.

PERSONAL SERVING SLAVE (noun): a slave assigned or owned by the person she obeys. Her duties may include running errands, general cleaning, or caring for personal belongings.

PHAROS (noun): tower or keep, lighthouse.

PHRATY (noun): a clan, a group of familes, a group of gens.

PHYSICANS, CASTE OF (noun): the caste which practices the healing arts; the Physicians are one of the five High Castes which make up the Gorean government; their caste color is green

PIERCED EAR GIRL (noun): 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 in Turia, but is gaining acception in the northern cities, esp. Ar

PILGRAM`S ROAD (noun): road leads to the Sardar; Torcodino is on this road.

PILLAR OF EXCHANGES (noun): about one hundred pasangs northwest of Tharna lonely white column of solid marble 400 feet in height and 100 feet in diameter. The solid pillar offers an almost ideal place for the exchange of prisoners.

PLACATORY DANCE (noun): a dance intended to assuage the anger of a Master. It is usually free-form, depending on the situation. The 'Contrition Dance' of Turia is an example of a formal placatory dance.

PLAINS OF TURIA (noun): the southern prairies of Gor, described as a broad grassland, from the Thassa and the Ta-Thassa Mountains to the southern foothills of the Voltai Range. Called the Land of the Wagon Peoples, their holdings extend in the north to the Cartius River.

PLANK COLLAR (noun): a two piece board hinged at one end and capable of being locked at the other, similar in operation to the stocks of 18th-century America and England; it has two or more semicircular holes cut in each side so that it may fit around the necks of more than one slave girl or captive free woman at one time

PLATE COLLAR (noun): collar of flat stock which is hammered about a slave's neck; usually worn by untrained slaves.

PLASTIC CAGE (noun): a means of exhibiting slave girls outside a slaver's establishment suspended from the roof of the portico or in a tier of cages with a comely wench inside.

PLATOS (adjective): chaste

PLAYER (noun): a member of a castelike society who plays Kaissa professionally; their caste colors are red and yellow

PLEASURE ALCOVES (noun): are often small and their entrances may be circular, about twenty-four inches in diameter. They are commonly stacked in levels and reached by narrow ladders fixed into the walls. A typical alcove has curved walls, and is about four feet high and five feet wide. It is lit by a small lamp set in a niche in the wall. It is lined with red silk and floored with love furs and cushions. The furs are usually about six to eight inches deep. An alcove will usually contain chains, rope and a whip. You may also request any special equipment you may desire such as hook bracelets. Some taverns may have different types of alcoves but most are fairly similar.

PLEASURE GARDEN (noun): an area in which wealthy Gorean men keep their slave girls; roughly akin to the harem of the Arab countries of Earth

PLEASURE RACK (noun): a device, comes in two types. One is refined, adjustable strap racks with beddings of flat, soft, criss-crossed straps and sturdy stud and eyelet securing straps the other is a simple net rack; a sturdy wooden frame slung with a netlike webbing of ropes, simple cords are used to secure the woman for the display and sexual use of slave girls and captive free women

PLEASURE SILK (noun): sheer, clingy form of silk worn only by slave girls; wraps like a pareau, with a disrobing loop at the left shoulder

PLEASURE SLAVE (noun): 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

POD TREE (noun): a tree in the rainforests and its inner bark is used to make bark cloth.

POETS< 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. This Caste is outlawed in Tharna.

POINT ALFRED (noun): town, part of the Vosk League, located west of Ar’s Station and Jort’s Ferry.

POISON (noun): the use of poison of Gor is generally considered not worthy of men. It is against the Code of Warriors. It is thought of as a weapon of women.

POLAR CAP (noun): The northern polar region is the home of the Red Hunters, a people similar to the Eskimos of Earth. The red hunters live as nomads, depending on the migration of certain animals including the tabuk and four varieties of sea sleen, little is known of them. The polar seas are frozen half the year. Icebergs, also called ice mountains, are a constant threat. The red hunters are generally kind, peaceable folk. They call themselves Innuit which means "the People." They live in scattered, isolated communities and war is largely unknown. The polar north is very dry as less snow falls there than in lower latitudes and the snow that does fall is less likely to melt. Most of the land is tundra, a cool, generally level or slightly wavy, treeless plain. In the summer, the tundra is soft and spongy due to mosses, shrubs and lichen. In the winter, it is desolate and barren. White pelted Kur, called ice beasts by the red hunters, also live in the polar region.

POLAR NORTH (noun): referring to the area above the Hrimgar Mountains, home of the Red Hunters. Most of this land is tundra, a treeless plain covered with mosses, shrubs, and lichens during the summer. Some two hundred and forty different types of plants grow in the Gorean arctic within 500 pasangs of the pole. In the winter, early spring, and late fall, it is s desolate, bleak, frozen barren alien landscape.

PORCUPINE, LONG TAILED (noun): animal of the canopy level of the rainforest.

PORT COS (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, founded by settlers from Cos over a century ago. It is a colony whose ties to Cos are largely historical and cultural. Many officers of Port Cos were native Cosians, mercenaries or veterans of the Cosian navy. It also has its own Home Stone. It is located west of Tafa.

PORT KAR (noun): city also known as the Tarn of the Sea, the Scourge of Thassa and the Dark Jewel in her gleaming green waters. It is located in the northwest portion of the estuary of the Vosk. On one side is the delta and on the other is the strong tides of the Tamber Gulf. It is known as a den of pirates, and its name is a synonym for cruelty and piracy. Their fleets range from the Ta-Thassa Mountains of the South to the ice lakes of the north, and westward beyond Cos and Tyros. The delta is Port Kar's best defense. It is very difficult to bring large armies through the delta. The nearest solid land is one hundred pasangs to the north and that land lays hundreds of pasangs from the nearest city.

PORT OLNI (noun): city located on the North bank of the Olni River. A member of the Salerian Confederation.

POT GIRL (noun): a slave girl whose main function is cooking and other menial tasks; used disparagingly

PRAIRIE FLEER (noun): yellow bird with long wings and a sharp bill; sometimes called the 'maize bird' or 'corn bird' from the belief that it is usually the first bird to find food.

PRAIRIE KAILIAUK (noun): short-trunked, stocky, awkward ruminant of the plains. Their color is tawny with haunches marked in red and brown bars. Their wide heads bear a trident horn. They instinctively circle when resting, their she's and young protected within.

PRAIRIE SLEEN (noun): the prairie sleen is tawny in color, and are smaller than the forest sleen, but quite as unpredictable and vicious. Domesticated prairie sleen are used for hunting and nocturnal herd sleen are used as shepherds and sentinels. They are released from their cages with the falling of darkness, responding only to the voice of their Master.

PRAIRIE TABUK (noun): described as tawny and gazelle-like with a single horn, it responds to threat by scurrying away or lying down. Presumably this reponse is useful because of the high grass of the Barrens as most predators depend on vision to detect and locate it's prey.

PRAYER RING (noun): ring with several tiny knobs on it has circular knob (like the golden circle at the termination of the Initiates staff notifies that one cycle of prayer has been completed.

PRIDE (noun): a military unit consisting of 100 Warriors

PRIDE VEIL (noun): the third veil worn by free women; worn under the house veil and over the veil of the citizeness

PRIEST-KING (noun): the Earth translation of the Gorean term 'Sardar'

PRIEST-KING’S EGG (noun): the last egg of the Mother sought by Tarl Cabot as an agent of the Priest-Kings so that they might replenish their race and keep it from extinction. It was found in plain sight, a gray, squarish, grained, leathery object in the wagon of the Tuchuk Ubar San, Kamchak.

PRIEST-KINGS, SYMBOL OF (noun): described as a golden circle, which has no beginning or end; the symbol of eternity.

PRISON MOON (noun): The planet of Gor has three moons, a large one and two small ones, only one of the moons has a name in the books. One of the small moons is called the Prison Moon.

PRITION (noun): title of a treatise on bondage written by Clearchus of Cos

PRIVATE MASTER (noun): an individual free man who owns slaves chosen for the pleasure he will personally receive from owning them and being in their company.

PROFALARINA (noun): state preceding womanhood

PRONG, GOLDEN EATING (noun): an eating utensil used in Turia, it has a single tine.

PROSTRATE (noun): the slave kneels, bows her head, leans forwward and touches her forehead to the floor, stretches her arms out before her with palms face down and fingers spread.

PUBLIC MASTER (noun): an individual free man or institution owning multiple slaves who are chosen for pleasing others, bringing indirect pleasure to their owner. Examples are feast slaves, flute girls, or state slaves.

PUNISHMENT SLAVE BOX (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.

QUALA (noun): small, dun colored, 3-toed mammal with a stiff, brushy mane of black hair; pl. qualae

QUARREL (noun): small arrow of the crossbow. It's initial velocity is the better part of a pasang per second. The crossbow is the preferred weapon of the assassin.

QUERN (noun): a grinding implement which consists primarily of a mount, two stones, an overhead beam and a pole. The two stones are circular grinding stones. The bottom stone has a small hub on its upper surface which fits into an inverted concave depression in the upper stone. This helps to keep the stones together. It also has shallow, radiating surface grooves through which the grindings may escape between the stones.

QUIVA (noun): balanced saddle knife about a foot in length double edged; it tapers to a daggerlike point. It is regarded as more of a missile weapon than a hand knife.

RACING THARLARION (noun): these high tharlarions are bred and registered for racing. Unlike the animals used as cavalry, these are chosen from 'medium class' tharlarion, being smaller and ligher. Famous bloodlines include Venetzia, Toraii, and Thalonian.

RAGNAR’S HAMLET (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, located far west of Ar’s Station.

RAINFOREST, CANOPIES ZONE (noun): zone in rainforest that ranges from 60 to 125 Gorean feet above the jungle floor. This is the fantastic green cover which constitutes the main ceiling of the jungle. It is inhabited by an incredible number of birds, monkeys, reptiles, and insects.

RAINFOREST, EMERGENT ZONE (noun): an ecological level of the rainforest 125 to 200 gorean feet above the jungle floor. In this highest level, the trees have thrust above the canopies below them. Mainly birds, particularly parrots, long-billed fleers, and needle-tailed lits inhabit this zone.

RAINFOREST, GROUND ZONE (noun): the 'undergrowth' of the rainforest. Extending from the ground to the lower canopies, this ecological zone is home to species of birds, snakes and insects. Many small animals, such as the giani, jit monkeys and four toed leaf urts are found in this zone as well. On the floor itself are marsupials, tarsk, twenty kinds of single-horned tabuk, and jungle larls and panthers.

RAINFOREST OF SCHENDI (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.

RAINFOREST OST (noun): a snake of the rainforests inland of Schendi are red with black stripes.

RAM-BERRIES (noun): small, succulent berries, small reddish fruit not unlike tiny plums, save for the many small edible seeds.

RAM-SHIP (noun): war galley, having up to 3 banks of oars as well as masts and sails; named for the battering rams on the prow

RARIR (noun): tiny village located south of the Vosk and near the shores of Thassa.

RARIUS (noun; pl.rarii): warrior

RAM (noun): small city is noted for its copper mining; lies southeast of Tharna.

RAVIRI (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai

RAVISHMENT LAMP (noun): a small tharlarion-oil lamp, found in the chamber of a Master; its soft glow is sufficient to illuminate a slave girl as she is raped

RED FRUIT (noun): similar in flesh and taste to apples of earth origins

RED GRASSHOPPER (noun): beyond color, this insect is described as weighing around 4 ounces.

RED HUNTERS (noun): the peoples who inhabit the Gorean arctic; in appearance and culture, they are similar to the Eskimos of Earth

RED HUNTER’S DRUM (noun): large, heavy, handled and disklike. The frame, made of wood with a cover of Tabuk hide, is struck on the frame with a stick, giving the drum an odd resonance sound.

RED LARL (noun): predominately day hunting larl which is tawny-red coated and has no mane in either male or female.

RED OLIVE (noun): from the groves of Tyros, not otherwise described.

RED SALT (noun): red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen.

RED SAVAGES (noun): the peoples to inhabit the plains area (Barrens) of Gor; in appearance and culture, they are similar to the American Indians of Earth

RED SAVAGE HAND SIGNS (noun): A mode of communication common to all the tribes of the Barren, sign is simple, easy to learn and adequate for relaying information.

RED SAVAGE MOONS (noun): the moons as they mark the seasons of Red Savage life. Among them are the winter moons of Waniyetuwi and Wanicokanwi, as well as the Istawicayanzanwi or Sore-Eye Moon. The moon of the Returning Gants or Magaksicaagliwi heralds early spring followed by Wozupiwi, the Planting Moon. Kantwasi is the moon when the plums are red. The moon in which the tabuk rut (Takiyuhawi) is also called the Canpasapawi, the moon when the chokecherries are ripe. The Canwapegiwiw is the moon when the leaves become brown followed by the Corn-Harvest Moon which is called either the Wayuksapiwi or Canwapekasnawi, the moon when the wind shakes off the leaves. The autumnal equinox occurs in Canwapegiwi.

RED SAVAGE SMOKE SIGNS (noun): a method of messaging over distance, using smoke from a fire set for that purpose.

RED-SILK GIRL (noun): A slave girl who is not a virgin, or, as is said on Gor, her body has been 'opened by men'.

REINS, KAIILA (noun): a light rein, plaited with 10 to 12 strips of dyed leather. Each strip is cut with knives to be thinner than a thread, but the combination is very strong and durable. Used by the Tribesmen of the Tahari.

RENCE (noun): a tufted reed-like plant that grows in the marshes; it has long thick roots about four inches thick which lies under the surface of the water with smaller roots that sink down to the mud with stems 15-16 feet long with a single floral spike used for making paper, the pith is the edible part of the plant, either raw or cooked. Rence pith and fish are the dietary staples of the rence growers. Also sometimes used for caulking. The root is used to make wooden tools and utensils that can be carved from it also used for fuel. The stem is used to make reed boats, sails, mats, cords and a fibrous cloth

RENCE BEER (noun): steeped, boiled and fermented from crushed seeds and the whitish pith of the rence plant, served in a gourd flagon.

RENCE ISLANDS (noun): part of the Vosk Delta where the communities of rence growers dwell. They live on rence islands which are small, seldom more than 200 by 250 feet and about 8 to 9 feet thick with an exposed surface above the water of about 3 feet. They are formed entirely from interwoven stems of the rence plants and float in the marsh. To prevent unwanted movement, they are tethered by marsh vine to near-by strong rence roots.

RENCE PAPER (noun): made from the fibers of the rence plant by rence growers, there are 8 grades, laboriously fashioned into sheets, which are attached to each other, into a roll, twenty sheets per roll. Rence paper is one of the papers used on Gor. Others are milled linen, vellum, and parchment.

RENNEL (noun): a crablike poisonous desert insect.

REP (noun): a fiber plant similar to cotton

REP-CLOTH (noun): rough fabric woven from the fibers of the rep plant; analogous to cotton muslin?

REP-CLOTH VEIL (noun): a rough veil worn by Free women of lower caste.

REVELS, MASTER OF (noun): a city's Master of Entertainment.

RIM (adj): east directional division of a gorean map.

RING LOCK (noun): there are many varieties of these locks, one being the combination padlock with numbers of rotating disks which, when aligned properly, allow the lock to open.

RING-NECKED WADERS (noun): bird found along the river of the ground zone of the rain forest.

RITUAL OF EXILE (noun): a man being exiled for whatever reason is publicly refused bread and salt, and is then ordered to leave the city by sundown under penalty of death. The exiled one may not come within ten pasangs of the city from that day forward.

RIVER SHARK (noun): a narrow, black, vicious, carnivorous fish with a triangular dorsal fin, which inhabits the rivers of Gor

RIVER THARLARIAN (noun): 1)extremely large, herbivorous, web-footed lizards used by bargemen of the Cartius River to pull barges. 2)crocodile-type animal; implied to be carnivorous and very similar to the marsh tharlarion.

ROAD WAGON (noun): describes a heavier wagon in comparison to one used within a city.

ROBES OF CONCEALMENT (noun): the mode of dress favored by free women in some of the larger city-states (i.e. Ar, Ko-ro-ba, Turia, etc.); it consists of one or more hooded robes of heavy brocade, or other opaque fabric, plus up to five face veils

ROCK SPIDER (noun): an inhabitant of the rainforests lower level this brown or black spider camouflages itself by tucking legs under its body to look like a rock hence its name; it is approximately one foot in diameter and will catch small rodents or birds in its web.

ROCK THARLARION (noun): a small, six-toed reptile of the south.

ROGUE SEA SLEEN (noun): rare broader headed more dangerous variety of sea sleen found in the Polar North.

ROR (adj): northeast directional division of a gorean map.

RORUS (noun): a village on the route to Rarir.

ROUND SHIELD (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.

ROUND SHIP (noun): heavy cargo & passenger ships, having up to 3 banks of 10 oars to a side; not as swift or maneuverable as ram- ships, having a keel to beam ratio of 6:1; has 2 rudders, and 2 permanent, lateen rigged masts; carries a crew of 20-25 free men, plus up to 200 oar slaves.

RUN COMMAND (command): When this command is given, she runs toward her objective, taking short rapid steps, with her legs almost straight, her feet hardly leaving the floor. As she moves her back is straight, her head is turned to the left, and her arms are at her sides, her palms facing outward at a 45 degree angle to her body. Upon reaching her objective she drops gracefully to her knees and typically resumes the position of Nadu

SA (noun): 1) life 2) daughter

SACRAMASAX (noun): short stabbing sword used by the Alars, similiar to the gladius.

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.

SADDLE, THARLARION (noun): constructed with the leather seat mounted on a hydraulic fitting which floats in a thick lubricant. This saddle is made to absorb shock with the added ability of the seat always being parallel to the ground.

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 Slave girl

SA-FOR A (noun): chain daughter, a slave.

SAIS (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, located west of Ar’s Statio, Jort’s Ferry, Point Alfred, Jasmine, and Siba.

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

SALAMANDER (noun): an inhabitant of the brine pits of the salt mines of the Tahari, they are white and blind with long stemlike legs with fern-like filaments which are feather gills.

SALERIAN CONFEDERATION (noun): It is also known as the Four Cities of Saleria. The Confederation consists of the cities of Ti, Vonda, Port Olni and Lara, which all lie on the Olni River. The largest and principal city is Ti. The Confederation is a growing power in the north. Ti is farthest from the joining of the Olni and Vosk Rivers, Port Olni is next in line, then Vonda and Lara. Lara lies at the junction of the Olni and Vosk. This alliance is one reason the Olni River is mostly free of pirates. The Confederation got its name because the oath of the league was signed in the meadow of Salerius on the northern bank of the Olni between Port Olni and Vonda. The Confederation maintains close relations with Cos due to their mutual distrust with Ar.

SALT, RED (noun): red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen.

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

SALT, YELLOW (noun): references to yellow salt as 'of the south' and on a table exist, but no other description has been found.

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.

SAMNIUM (noun): sometimes spelled Semnium, a city, some two hundred pasangs east and a bit south of Brundisium, an ally of Cos. It's original meaning was "Meeting Place".

SAN (adj.): one; fem. Sana

SA-FORA (noun; lit. 'chain-daughter'): slave girl

SAND CLOCK (noun): large, cylindrical and re-set at midnight, the twentieth ahn, and perhaps at noon, as well.

SAND CLOCK, KAISSA (noun): a device used for timing kaiisa moves, it has a spigot arrangement to enable the flow of sand. When it is open for one player, it is off for the other. Each player enables it, as his play is completed.

SA`NG (adj.): without

SA`NG-FORI (noun; lit. 'without chains'): freedom

SAR (noun): king

SARDAR (noun): 1) priest-kings, large (c. 8 ft. tall) intelligent insects who are the true rulers of Gor; 2) the mountain range where the Priest- Kings live (see below)

SARDAR 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, En'Var, Se'Kara, and 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), and 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

SARDAR MAOUNTAINS (noun): It is more than a thousand pasangs from Ko-ro-ba, in the North. Described as not being as large or impressive as the Voltai or the Mountains of Thentis, this range is the home of the Priest-Kings. The Sardar fairs occur at the base of the mountains four times a year.

SA-TARNA (noun; lit. 'life-daughter'): grain, specifically wheat

SA-TARNA BREAD (noun): gorean bread made from Sa-Tarna grain, described as yellow, and since it is usually described as being cut in wedges, probably baked in a round flat pan.

SA-TASSNA (noun; lit. 'life-mother'): meat; food in general

SCAGNAR (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located in the far north. Thorgard is its Jarl.

SCAR, COURAGE (noun): A facial marking of the warrior of the Wagon Peoples. This scar is the first one applied and without it no other scars can be applied. Each scar is placed by members of the Clan of Scar Makers. The can be read by each tribe of the Wagon Peoples as easily as one reads a newspaper. Each scar represents a act of courage and honor in the wearer's life. The Courage Scar is the highest and most important.

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.

SCHENDI (noun): a port city just south of the equator, having a population of c. 1 million citizens, most of whom are black; is the base of operations for the League of Black Slavers which are pirates and known for their cruelty on shipping. The city is an equatorial free port and ships going to and from Schendi are safe. The slaving is commonly restricted to the high seas and coastal towns well north and south of Schendi. Its waters are open to shipping year round.

SCHENDI GULL (noun): inhabiting the area around Schendi on the Thassa, they nest on land at night.

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.

SCRIBES, CASTE OF (noun): the caste concerned with history, accounting, record keeping, etc.; one of the five High Castes which make up Gorean government; their caste color is blue

SCRIBE SLAVES (noun): 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

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.

SCIMITARUS (noun): a two-handed sword used by the Tahari.

SCORPION (noun): found in the canopy level of the rainforest.

SCYTALE (noun): a marked ribbon wrapped around a spear. When the marks are aligned, a message can be read.

SE (adj.): second

SEA SLEEN (noun): long, sleek, mammal with flippers and six legs, and double fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for food and pelts. There are four varieties of sea sleen in the north including the black sleen, brown sleen, tusked sleen, and flat-nosed sleen.

SEA SLEEN, ROGUE (noun): rare broader headed more dangerous variety of sea sleen found in the Polar North.

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.

SECOND KNOWLEDGE (noun): the education available to the higher castes; it is more esoteric, and includes knowledge of Earth

SECOND SLAVE (phrase): referring to the serving of black wine, it indicates that the consumer prefers to drink it without sugar or milk; from the fact that the sugar and milk are placed in the cup by one slave before the beverage is poured into the cup by a second slave

SECOND WINE (noun): see breeding wine

SEDUCTION SLAVE (noun): a kajirus used to seduce a Free Woman into violating the couch law and becoming slave.

SE`KARA (noun; lit. 'second turning'): the seventh month of the Gorean calendar, that of the autumnal equinox, roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of September

SE`KARA-LAR-TORVIS (noun): The Second Kara or the Second Turning the month of the autumnal equinox but usually called simply Se'Kara

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.

SELNAR (noun): the third month of the Gorean calendar (in Ko-ro-ba and some other cities)

SEMNIUM (noun): a public building which houses the high council, or governing body.

SEREEM DIAMONDS (noun): a transparent mineral which is precious because of its rarity; is red with flecks of white

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

SE`VAR-LAR_TORVIS (noun): the Second Resting of the Central Fire simply known as Se'Var.

SHARKS (noun): there are several varieties of sharks on Gor, saltwater and freshwater. The common shark is nine-gilled and its skin is very rough and abrasive. Varieties include river sharks, salt shark, marsh shark, white sharks of the north and the Vosk and Laurius sharks.

SHARK, MARSH (noun): deadly fresh water hunter of the Gorean Marshes, similar in shape to the shark of earth.

SHARK, RIVER (noun): a narrow, black, vicious, carnivorous fish with a triangular dorsal fin, which inhabits the rivers of Gor.

SHARK, SALT (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.

SHEAF ARROW (noun): slightly over a yard long, metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers made from the wings of the Vosk Gulls. This, and the flight arrow, is used with the gorean long bow.

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.

SHE-QUADRUPLED, MODALITY OF (noun): an instruction whereby the slave performs her regular duties upon hands and knees without the benefit of the use of her hands. In this mode she may not rise to her feet and may use only her mouth and teeth to grasp and manipulate objects.

SHE-SLEEN POSITION (command): Also known as "assuming the modality of the she-quadruped." She falls to her hands and knees, her head down on the floor, her hindquarters thrust high for viewing and/or her Master's pleasure. "Serving in the modality of the she-quadruped" is an instruction whereby the slave performs her regular duties upon hands and knees, without the benefit of the use of her hands. In this mode she may not rise to her feet and may use only her mouth and teeth to grasp and manipulate objects.

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

SHIELD, KURII (noun): a wide iron shield, round and four feet in diameter.

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.

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.

SHIELD, SIGNAL (noun): the men of Torvaldsland use different colored shields as a means of communication. Two that are universal are the red shield which means, 'war', and the white shield meaning, 'peace'.

SHIELD, TURIAN (noun): unlike the common Gorean shield, the Turian shield is oval.

SHIP BOW (noun): short stout maneuverable bow, easy to use in crowded quarters easy to fire across the bulwarks of galleys locked in combat.

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

SHIP, ROUND (noun): heavy cargo and passenger ships having up to 3 banks of 10 oars to a side; not as swift or maneuverable as ram- ships having a keel-to-beam ratio of 6:1; has 2 rudders and 2 permanent lateen-rigged masts; carries a crew of 20-25 free men plus up to 200 oar-slaves.

SHIP, TARN (noun): a type of ram-ship being long and narrow with a shallow draft a straight keel a single lateen-rigged mast and a single bank of oars; at the prow below the waterline is a ram shaped like a tarn's head; it also carries light catapults shearing blades and other weaponry.

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.

SHU (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from oriental calligraphy; represents the sh sound

SIBA (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, located west of Ar’s Station, Jort’s Ferry, Point Alfred, and Jasmine.

SIDGE (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from cuneiform

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

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.

SIGNATURE KNOT (noun): a complex knot whose tying is known only to the one who invented it.

SILK, GIRL (noun): term used by those of Torvaldsland to denote a slave girl from the southern cities; often used disparagingly

SILK, SLAVE (noun): a male pleasure slave; usually in attendance on a free woman

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'.

SILVER TARSK (noun): a coin considered to be of much value by most goreans. It is worth 100 copper tarks in most cities. Ten silver tarks is the equivalent of one gold piece of one of the high cities. Many gold pieces are standardized against the golden tarn disk of Ar.

SILVER TUBES (noun): charged cylindrical weapons manually operated; incorporated principles much like the 'Flame Death Mechanism'.

SILVER YOKE (noun): In Tharna, male slaves are brought into the presence of the Tatrix in a yoke made of solid silver, presumably to show the Tharnan's contempt for riches. The yoke itself was valuable enough to be the ransom of an Ubar.

SUM PLANT (noun): a rambling, tangled vine-like plant with huge, rolling leaves, raised in the pasture chambers of the Nest.

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.

SIP ROOT (noun): a bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine

SIRIK (noun): a arrangement of chains used to display a slave girl 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

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.

SIX-STRAP (noun): one of a series of straps used in the navigation of a Tarn, namely to climb steadily and to the left.

SKJERN (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It lies west of Torvaldsland. They seldom venture south or as far inland as Ko-ro-ba.

SLAVE BASKET (noun): a wicker basket strapped to a tarn to transport slaves.

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, usually used so a Master will know the whereabouts of his slave.

SLAVE BELLY (noun): the area of the abdomen around the navel; so called because only slave girls expose their navels

SLAVE BLANKET (noun): thin cotton-like blanket woven from the soft fibers of the Rep Plant to protect her from the cold.

SLAVE BOX (noun): 1) small, square (3x3') iron box, with a door having a viewing aperture of 7"x1/2" in the middle, and a pass through of 12x2" at the base; a punishment device for slaves; 2)a small ventilated box, barely large enough to contain a slave, sometimes used in the transport & delivery of slaves after purchase

SLAVE BRACELETS (noun): manacles; there are 3 links between the wrist rings

SLAVE CAGE (noun): a small cage, just big enough for a slave girl to sit or curl up, in which she may be placed as cargo

SLAVE CHAMBER (noun): 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.

SLAVE DANCE (noun): any of the sensuous and lascivious dances performed by slave girls to entertain their Masters; designed to display the sexual heat of the performer, and invite her use by Masters; dances include the Belt Dance, Chain Dance, Dance of the 6 Thongs, Sa-eela, Tile Dance (performed on red tiles), Tether Dance

SLAVE DIP (noun): Slaves are immersed in this liquid, shortly after debarkation of a ship, to avoid parasites. The rules of many port authorities also require this.

SLAVE, FIELD (noun): one who works outdoors, usually gardening, fetching wood or water, etc. She is commonly dressed in plain, sturdy slave tunics. Her hair is shorn.

SLAVE GIRDLES (noun): belts to tie around clothes to accent a figure. There are various ways to tie them and it is said that only men know how to tie them properly. They may even be used to bind a girl if needed.

SLAVE GOAD (noun): an electrical device, much like a cattle prod, used for controlling and disciplining slaves

SLAVE HARNESS (noun): a slave garment or bond not otherwise described.

SLAVE HEAT (noun): the intense need and passion of a slave girl

SLAVE HOBBLE (noun): a chain consisting of a wrist ring and an ankle ring joined by 7 & quot; of chain it is fastened on one ankle and the opposite wrist

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

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.

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.

SLAVE LIPS (noun): the pursing of a slave girl's lips as for kissing; often used as a command

SLAVE LIVERY (noun): the most common of slave outfits, it is basically a very short dress, split down the middle, held together with a cord. It rides high upon the thighs and comes in a variety of patterns and materials.

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.

SLAVE MAT (noun): a course mat to which area a slave girl may be ordered for discipline or rape; the girl may not leave the mat unless permitted by her Master

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.

SLAVE OVAL (noun): a method of chain a slave girl 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

SLAVE PERFUME (noun): perfumes designed to be worn by slave girls; they are heavier and more sensual than those designed for free women

SLAVE POLE (noun): imaginary pole that 'transfixes' a dancing girl, by which she is 'held' during her dance

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

SLAVE RAG (noun): see Ta-Teera

SLAVE RAPE (noun): the sexual use of a slave girl; may be either tender or brutal, casual or deliberate

SLAVE RAPE POSITION (noun): This is a disciplinary position wherein the slave is ordered to lie supine and motionless in preparation for usage.

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.

SLAVE SACK (noun): also called a body hood and several varieties exist. Most are made of leather or layers of stout canvas. They may be fastened by cords, straps, laces or locks. It is a common form of light punishment to be put in one. It makes her feel helpless and keeps her unaware of her location. Most sacks are usually stout enough to hold a man.

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.

SLAVE STEEL (noun): generic term for collars, chains, siriks, etc. worn by slaves

SLAVE STRAP (noun): a 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

SLAVE TRAP (noun): like a trap used in hunting animals. It has curved jaws with heavy, sharp steel teeth. It is not held by a heavy spring as a man might be able to open it. It can only be opened with a key.

SLAVE TUBE (noun): a device to force feed a slave and is not a pleasant device. It consists of a cylindrical, truncated cushion, usually of cork or leather, with a circular hole in its center. It is forced into a slave's mouth and a tube is inserted into the center hole. The cushion prevents the slave from biting the tube. The tube goes down to the stomach. There is a funnel at the end of the tube into which liquid is usually poured. If a special plunger is also used, semi-solid food like slave gruel or hash, may be given.

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.

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; analogous to an old-fashioned Earth circus wagon

SLAVE WHISTLE (noun): is used in issuing signals, summoning slaves, training slaves, etc.

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 counteracted with a another, sweet tasting beverage

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.

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. SLAVER’S CARESS (noun): a method of touching, without warning, a slave girl 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

SLAVERS, CASTE OF (noun): the subcaste of the Merchants, one who deals in human merchandise; their caste colors are blue and yellow

SLAVERS, LEAGUE OF BLACK (noun): a branch of the Caste of Slavers; they work out of Schendi and its environs

SLAVER’S NECKLACE (noun): fanciful term for a coffle of slave girls

SLAVERY, VENGENCE AND COMTEMPT (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.

SLEE (noun): a rodent which inhabits the rain forests inland of Schendi

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): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens SLEEN, GRAY (noun): said to be Gor's finest tracker, this six legged sleen is a furred mammal with silver gray fur. It has an agile, sinuous body, thick as a drum and is 14-15 feet long. The gray sleen has a broad triangular head and a huge jaw with two rows of fangs and a dark tongue. It's widely set eyes have slit-like pupils. As is true for all sleens, it has six legs. This breed is relentless and tenacious. It can follow a scent that is weeks old for a thousand pasangs.



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