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Synopsis of Gor

At Ar‘s Station after the defeat of the Imperial City of Ar

by Alyena of Corcyrus
(Ashera of Nyoka, Ashera Ssha, Iscah of Ar, Iscah Alari)
Flame, Asha
Xixi

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Part 1 – History of Gor (by anonymous)
The Gorean novels present a fictional history of Gor that extends back a couple million years. This
scroll shall explore the events on that timeline, adding some analysis and comparisons to Earth
history when applicable. Some of the events on this timeline have very nebulous dates so their
position on the timeline is only supposition. This timeline does not contain every event mentioned
in the books, just many of the major ones. Additional events may be added in the future, especially
if new books are ever published.

The Mother of the Priest-Kings, alive at the time of Priest-Kings of Gor, was the oldest known
being on Gor. She was over two million years old though she died during the events of Priest-Kings
of Gor. Her first five children became the High Council of the Nest. Sarm was the First Born and
Misk was the Fifth Born. Misk was hatched, over two million years ago, before Gor was brought to
our solar system. Only Sarm and Misk would still be alive by the events of Priest-Kings of Gor. It
is unknown when the other three Priest-Kings died though it is known they succumbed to the lure of
the Golden Beetle.

Around two million years ago, the Priest-Kings brought the planet of Gor to our solar system.
Gor was brought from another solar system, possibly from another galaxy even. Gor has been
transported before but we know nearly nothing of that distant past. Obviously transporting an entire
planet, inhabited as well, is a monumental technological achievement. This speaks much of the
power of the Priest-Kings at that time. Why they chose to settle in our solar system is a mystery.
We do not know what attracted them. We do not know what they required of a solar system before
they would settle there.

At that time period on Earth, Homo Habilis, a primitive precursor to Homo Sapien, walked the
world. Homo habilis, the "handy man," presented a key point in evolution. It had a larger brain
than its ancestors and it was able to create and use tools. Civilization though was still a very long
time away. Maybe the Priest-Kings were seeking a place where no other sophisticated, intelligent
life existed. Maybe they sought a place in its beginnings, a place they could help direct and control.

We know the Priest-Kings brought with them to our solar system certain species of creatures,
some sentient such as the Swamp Spiders. We do not know what type of civilization the Swamp
Spiders might have had over the last two million years. They may have once covered much of Gor,
roaming far and wide. We do not know if they evolved or changed at all during this time. They are
now pacifists but we do not know if once they were more aggressive creatures that became pacifists
over time. We do not know what other creatures may have existed on Gor during that time that
maybe now are extinct. As the time of the dinosaurs on Earth had already been long past by this
time, no dinosaurs could have been transported to Gor.

We do not know exactly when the Priest-Kings began transplanting plants and animals from
Earth to Gor. We also do not know if the Priest-Kings transplanted any Gorean plants or animals
onto Earth. These are matters we will never know. We also are unsure what part the Priest-Kings
may have played in the evolution of man. Did they somehow interfere in man's natural evolution to
create mutations to speed up the evolutionary process? Where did man originate, Gor or Earth?

Anthropoidal fossils have been found on Gor that leads to the possibility that man could have
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to develop and evolve. Though we know as a fact that many men would be eventually brought to
Gor from Earth, there is still the possibility that some Goreans have no Earth blood at all. In the
present day, it is unlikely that any pure blooded Goreans exist as so many Earth people have been
brought to Gor that the bloodlines have probably been well mixed.

For the last one million years, no Priest-King has killed another Priest-King. This would change
during the War of the Nest in Priest-Kings of Gor.

About one hundred thousand years ago, the Kurii civilization began. They originated on a planet
orbiting a yellow, medium-sized and slow-rotating star. After two billion years of evolution, the
kurii had emerged as the dominant species on their world. The pinnacle of their civilization was
about forty thousand years ago. At that time, they possessed very advanced technology, far greater
than what they presently possess. But, over twenty thousand years ago, the kurii fought internecine
wars, very destructive wars among themselves. Much of their technology was destroyed and lost
during these wars. They also ruined the viability of their world so they needed to locate a new
planet to inhabit.

After these great wars, the remnants of technology they still possessed was sufficient to create
interstellar spaceships, steel orbs, each several pasangs in diameter. They piloted these ships to
other stars seeking a new world to claim as their own. We know that one group of Kurii entered our
solar system about twenty thousand years ago, before man on Earth had begun civilization. We are
unsure if other groups of Kurii settled into other solar systems. We do not know the details of the
first encounter between the ships of the Priest-Kings and those of the Kurii but we can be sure it
was not peaceful. The Kurii are an aggressive race and the Priest-Kings are very possessive of both
Earth and Gor. The war between the Kurii and Priest-Kings has continued through the many
centuries.

We know that the Kurii have been driven from our solar system eleven times but they always
return. We do not know why the Kurii have continued to fight this losing battle for thousands of
years. Why don't they simply seek another solar system? Maybe their fuel for their spaceships is
scarce and they do not possess sufficient power to travel to other solar systems. Maybe our solar
system possesses something unique that they desire. Maybe there are few solar systems that
possess viable planets that would fit their physiology. Their technological might is not a match for
the Priest-Kings and probably will never be as technological research does not appear to be a high
priority for the Kurii.

The city of Ar is said to been the oldest civilized community on Gor, over 10,000 years old. The
calendar of Ar dates back to the city's mythical founding by Hesius. Hesius may be the same
individual as Hersius. Hersius is the Gorean name for the planet Jupiter and was once a legendary
hero of Ar. It is unclear if Hesius and Hersius are two different people or not. The Home Stone of
Ar is said to be as old as the founding of Ar. The founding of Ar would coincide with the invention
of agriculture on Earth. Earth civilization would still be a couple thousand years away. Now, we do
not know if Ar is actually that old or not. It may only be a myth and it may be a few thousand years
younger. I believe it makes more sense that Gorean and Earth civilization paralleled each other so
both may have developed civilization about 8000 years ago.

Priest-Kings are usually sexless. Only the Mother of the Priest-Kings is a female. During the
last 6000 years, only a single female egg had been hatched. Sarm had previously destroyed all of
the other female eggs. In the last 8000 years, only a single male egg has been hatched.

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It is clear the Voyages of Acquisition, when the Priest-Kings would bring men from earth to Gor
date back nearly to the beginning of Earth civilization. There is no rhyme or reason as to which
Earth people were taken. There are Earth civilizations that are not represented on Gor. Why were
they passed over? What did they lack that the Priest-Kings sought in others? Or are there other
civilizations on Gor but located in the unexplored regions of Gor? For example, is there a Japanese
culture somewhere on Gor? Could it be located past the World's End, that part of Thassa that is
unknown?

Based on the civlization of Gor, we can see that ancient Greece and Rome apparently had the
greatest impact on the cities of Gor. This would make it logical that the Priest-Kings made the most
Voyages of Acquisition about two thousands years ago, during the historical period of ancient
Greece and Rome. The other cultures of Gor can also be somewhat dated as to their arrival on Gor.
Torvaldslanders are similar to the Earth Vikings and the Torvaldsland calendar in Marauders of Gor
states it is year 1006 by their reckoning. This would follow the historical period of the Earth
Vikings. The Red Savages of the Barrens are similar to the Native Americans of North America.
They have a Memory of a hatred of white men so they would have had to be brought to Gor
sometime after the first white explorers came to North America. Thus, the Red Savages may have
been brought to Gor roughly 300-400 years ago.

One important question then arises of why the Priest-Kings chose to monitor only Gor and leave
Earth free to develop on its own. The small number of Priest-Kings may have prohibited them from
properly monitoring two worlds at once. They may also have wanted Earth to be a control for their
experiment on Gor, to see what man would become if left unfettered to develop. Whatever their
reasons, they are not pleased with the progress of Earth. They even believe that the Earth will
destroy itself in 1000 years. Yet, they still protect the Earth from the predations of the Kurii.

During the last ten thousand years on Gor, only the last fifty years are documented to any
sufficient degree in the novels. Some prior historical events are mentioned but often not given
specific dates.

The Slave Wars occurred at some indeterminate time in the past, likely quite some time ago. The
Slave Wars were a series of wars, between various cities, that occurred off an on for a period over a
period of twenty to forty years. The wars involved large-scale slaving, levying of tribute and trade
route control. The importance of these wars was that much of the law concerning slavery originated
as a result. The Slave Wars occurred basically in the northern hemisphere of Gor but in the
southern hemisphere there were the Kailla Wars. We do not know if these Wars occurred in the
same time frame or not. The Kaiila Wars were fought among the different tribes of the Wagon
Peoples. Though the acquisition of kaiila was the primary reason for the Wars, the acquisition of
slaves became an important side benefit. The Wagon People began to appreciate the idea of owning
slaves and their slave ownership grew more prevalent.

The most common calendar used on Gor is the calendar of Ar. The calendar of Ar is reckoned as
"Contasta Ar" which means from the founding of Ar. It is the calendar I will use primarily to
describe the events depicted in the Gorean series. Other calendars are used by the different cities of
Gor but the Ar calendar is the most widely used. We can try to equate the Ar calendar to our own
Earth calendar but we cannot be precise as there is insufficient information in the books to do so.
Logically, we can narrow it down to within a two to three year span.

The events of Tarnsman of Gor started during 10,109 C.A., during February on Earth. The book
was published on Earth in December 1966. According to Outlaw of Gor, Harrison Smith, a friend

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of Tarl Cabot, received the manuscript for Tarnsman of Gor just after Tarl Cabot returned to Gor the
second time, in 10116 C.A., again in February. The Gorean New Year begins in March. Harrison
Smith brought this manuscript to John Norman to publish. It normally takes at least a year or two
to get a book published.

If we assume the book was published in less than a year, which is unlikely, then Outlaw of Gor
would have begun in 1966. That would then place the start of Tarnsman of Gor in 1959. But, it
would make more sense that the book took longer than a year to be published, based on normal
publishing standards at that time. Thus, we should push back the time frame a year so that
Tarnsman of Gor actually began in 1958. Potentially, if the manuscript had serious problems
getting published, we might have to push the date back further to 1957. My personal preference
would be 1958 as I assume it would take longer than one year to get published but not more than
two. In the rest of this scroll, I will use this estimate to translate Gorean years. Though Gorean
years and Earth years are the same length, they do begin at different times. Gorean years go from
spring equinox to spring equinox. Thus, the Gorean year of 10110 C.A, would encompass the Earth
time period of March 1958 to March 1959.

During the 1300s A.D. (about 9451 C.A. to 9551 C.A), Matthew Cabot was born. We do not
have a more specific date, knowing only that he was brought to Gor over 600 years ago, possibly
when he was in his 40s.

During the 1500s A.D. (about 9651 C.A. to 9751 C.A.), Matthew Cabot began to first work for
the Priest-Kings.

On February 3, 1640 A.D., (8469 C.A.), Matthew Cabot wrote a letter that would eventually be
delivered to Tarl Cabot, over three hundred years in the future.

We do not have an exact age for Tarl Cabot though he is said to be in his early 20s and not more
than 25 years old. He did attend a University in England so it is likely he is not just 20 or 21 years
old. He does become a college professor though so may have gotten his Masters after University. I
will suppose that he was 25 years old when he was first brought to Gor. This would make his year
of birth around 1933. His father, Matthew Cabot, would vanish before Tarl Cabot was six years old.
His mother would die when Tarl was six, around 1939.

Around 10098 C.A. (around 1947 A.D.), a Valley War ended on Gor. The war involved the city
of Ar against unknown foes. There are no real details of this war but it would coincide timewise in
some respects with Earth's Second World War. In the Valley War, Marlenus seized power in Ar as a
Ubar. After the war, Marlenus refused to step down as Ubar but luckily many people supported him
and permitted him to remain in power. Marlenus had major plans for the expansion of Ar.

Around 10108 C.A., (around 1957 A.D.), Matthew Cabot became the Administrator of Ko-ro-ba.
He was once its Ubar and it is unsure if this occurred directly before he became Administrator.

In 1957, Tarl Cabot would begin a job as an English history teacher in a small college in New
Hampshire. During the Christmas vacation, Tarl would go camping in the White Mountains of New
Hampshire. On Febrary 3, 1958, Tarl Cabot was first taken to Gor, by a spaceship of the Priest-
Kings. Thus begins the events of Tarnsman of Gor that will continue on into 10110 C.A. When
Tarl arrives on Gor, it would be the 11th month of 10109 C.A. Tarl Cabot would reunite with his
father and receive training both as a Warrior and all about Gorean society. This training would last
several months, into 10110 C.A.

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During the Planting Feast of Sa-Tarna, celebrated early in the growing season of Ar, Tarl steals
the Home Stone of Ar. Marlenus, Ubar of Ar, humiliated for this great loss, must flee the city and
the Initiate Caste takes control of Ar. Later, the Master Assassin Pa-Kur assembles a mighty army
to try to conquer Ar. His army besieges Ar and the Initiates eventually surrender to Pa-Kur. His
reign is short lived though as Tarl Cabot, Marlenus and armies from Ko-ro-ba and Thentis,
successfully retake the city. Tarl and Pa-Kur duel and Tarl defeats him. Rather than be captured,
Pa-Kur leaps off a high cylinder, obstensibly to his death. But, Pa-Kur's body is never found and its
whereabouts are never confirmed. The Warrior Kazrak is made the temporary Administrator of Ar
while Marlenus is exiled. Tarl is joined in Free Companionship to Talena, the daughter of
Marlenus. But, Tarl is then returned to Earth, against his will, in September 1959, seven months
after his arrival on Gor. Tarl does not understand why the Priest-Kings returned him to Earth.

Around 10114 C.A., Ar's Station is established by the city of Ar as an outpost and trading station
on the southern shore of the Vosk River. Ar does this in an attempt to extend its influence over the
important Vosk River. Ar is battling Cos and Tyros for influence over the Vosk River communities.

Tarl spends several years on Earth, yearning to return to Gor. Finally, on February 3, 1965, Tarl
is once again taken to Gor by agents of the Priest-Kings. This begins the events of Outlaw of Gor,
which start in the 11th month of 10116 C.A. and eventually end in 10117 C.A., before the fair of
En'Kara. Tarl discovers that the city of Ko-ro-ba, the place of his Home Stone, has been destroyed
by the will of the Priest Kings. Tarl chooses to confront the Priest Kings in the mysterious Sardar
Mountains to get an explanation for their actions. On route to the Sardar, he stops in the city of
Tharna to purchase a tarn. Tharna is a city ruled by women, led by a Silver Masked Tatrix. Tarl
ends up accused of plotting against the Tatrix and is enslaved, to be used in their gladiatorial games.
Tarl is able to escape, kidnapping the Tatrix as well. While Tarl and the Tatrix are away, Dorna, a
powerful woman in Tharna, seizes power of the throne. She captures Tarl when he tries to ransom
the Tatrix back to Tharna and he is once again made a slave, though this time to work in the silver
mines. Tarl is able once again to escape, this time freeing many of the other mine slaves. The
slaves then lead a rebellion in the city and the Silver Masked women in power are overthrown.
Dorna is able to escape by tarn from the city and vows vengeance on Tarl. Dorna does not appear in
any further books. The former Tatrix, Lara, is installed as Administrator of Tharna. Tarl then
continues his journey to the Sardar.

Late in En'Kara of 10117 C.A., as depicted in Priest-Kings of Gor, Tarl ventures to the Sardar
Mountains to confront the Priest-Kings who ordered the destruction of Ko-ro-ba. Tarl Cabot is
permitted to enter the Sardar and soon learns the identity of the Priest-Kings, a race of sentient
insect-like beings. Tarl finds himself drawn into the intrigues between two High Priest-Kings, Sarm
and Misk. Sarm wants Tarl to destroy Misk. Misk though has a more noble task for Tarl, to save
the Priest-Kings from extinction. The Priest-Kings are generally sexless but the first male Priest-
King has been born after 8000 years. The Mother of the Priest-Kings is dying and they need to
perpetuate their race. A female egg has recently become available and Misk wants Tarl to locate it.
Tarl is told that he was brought to Gor to help the Priest-Kings and he had been tested at the siege of
Ar. He was then sent back to Earth for a time to build up resentment to the Priest-Kings. When he
was brought back, Ko-ro-ba was also destroyed to build even more hate within Tarl for the Priest-
Kings. They wanted to goad Tarl into coming to the Sardar.

The Mother of the Priest-Kings tells Tarl that the female egg is being kept by the Wagon People.
Soon after speaking with Tarl, she dies. Sarm, thwarted in his plans to use Tarl to kill Misk and also
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first his forces are able to overpower Misk and his allies. But, Tarl Cabot and the Muls aid Misk
and they are eventually able to defeat Sarm's forces. Sarm then tries to destroy the Power Plant
within the Sardar that will destroy the entire planet of Gor. The Muls though had previously
constructed an alternate Power Plant and this was placed into action to save the planet. Tarl and a
few others now leave the Sardar. They find it is now the Fair of Se'Var in 10117 C.A. Tarl finds his
father at the Fair who has the Home Stone of Ko-ro-ba. The city of Ko-ro-ba may now be rebuilt
and the people of Ko-ro-ba are returning to help. Tarl heads off the land of the Wagon Peoples to
locate the female egg of the Priest-Kings.

Nomads of Gor details Tarl's experiences with the fierce Wagon Peoples of the Plains of Turia.
In the fall of 10117 C.A., Tarl begins his journey to the south. On the Plains, Tarl impresses the
Ubars of the Wagon Peoples with his courage and is befriended by Kamchak, the Ubar of the
Tuchuks. The Tuchuks find an Earth woman, Elizabeth Cardwell, bearing a message collar. The
message within it is obstensibly from the Priest-Kings and states that Tarl should be killed.
Kamchak ignores the message, knowing that it is a fake. Tarl spends some time among the Tuchuks
and notes a gold sphere that he believes to be the egg he seeks. The Turians also appear interested
in the egg. Eventually, Turians, accompanied by a group of mercenary tarnsmen, attack the Tuchuk
camp. They kill Kamchak's father and steal the golden egg. In retaliation for the murder of his
father, Kamchak and the Tuchuks besiege Turia.

Tarl enters Turia to steal the golden egg but ends up captured. He learns that the Paravaci have
betrayed the rest of the Wagon Peoples. Tarl is given to the Yellow Pool Monster of Turia to be
killed but he is able to escape the creature's grasp. He flees the city only to return at another time.
This time though, the Tuchuks, with a bit of subterfuge, break into the city and capture it. The
treacherous Paravaci though attack the Tuchuk camps and kill many of their bosk. With the help of
the other tribes, the Tuchuks are able to defeat the Paravaci. Tarl then discovers that the golden
sphere was not the egg of the Priest-Kings. Kamchak gives him the real egg, now trusting he will
deliver it to the Priest-Kings. The Tuchuks depart from Turia, allowing it to recover and rebuild.
Kamchak is declared the Ubar San of the Wagon Peoples, a great honor. It is now the start of 10118
C.A., and Tarl and Vella, once Elizabeth Cardwell, head off toward the Sardar.

The events of Assassin of Gor begin in 10118 C.A. Tarl returns the egg to Misk and is told about
the Others who seek to conquer Gor. These Others had been quiet for thousands of years but now
have begun again to make moves against Gor. To help battle these Others, Tarl proposes infiltrating
a known connection to the Others, the House of Cernus, a Slaver in Ar. During the second month of
10118 C.A., Tarl stops to visit Ko-ro-ba before following through with his mission in Ar. A Warrior
is killed and Tarl Cabot is thought to have been the victim. He pretends to be dead and disguises
himself as an Assassin named Kuurus. He enters Ar in En'Var and is hired by the House of Cernus
as a Sword. Cernus is working for the mysterious Others and is scheming to become the Ubar of
Ar.

A few years before, Administrator Kazrak of Ar was deposed and banished by the Initiates and
Merchants. Kazrak had made many enemies during his short reign. He began to levy taxes on the
Initiate Caste and upheld some rulings of the civil courts over the Initiate courts. He also tried to
stop some of the monopolies of the Merchants. A new Administrator was chosen, Minus Tentius
Hirnabius, of a well-known and respected family in Ar. Cernus eventually kidnaps the
Administrator's daughter. Cernus also raises his Caste and becomes a Warrior. Cernus increases the
pressure on Administrator Minus and causes him to step down. Cernus is then made Ubar of Ar in
the month of Camerius 10119 C.A.

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Cernus captures Tarl, aware of his disguise as Kuurus. Tarl is made to participate in the
gladiatorial games of Ar. Marlenus also happens to be disguised as a gladiatorial fighter. Together,
they cause the other gladiators to rebel and strike back at Cernus. Cernus tries to escape in the
chaos but is killed by one of the Others. Marlenus assumes the throne of Ar once again. Though
Tarl helped him regain the throne, he banishes Tarl for his past crime of stealing the Home Stone of
Ar. Marlenus could not escape this duty to his city even though he likes Tarl. Tarl left Ar on his
tarn.

Raiders of Gor begins around the Sixth Passage Hand of 10119 C.A., just before Se'Kara. Tarl
tried to get the Priest-Kings to return Vella to Earth but she doesn't want to go. Vella fled on Tarl's
tarn and when the tarn returns, Tarl is very upset and sends the tarn away. Tarl now travels through
the Vosk delta on route to Port Kar to visit Samos. While traveling through the marshes, Tarl is
captured by Rencers. They give him a choice of becoming a slave or being bound and fed to the
marsh tharlarion. To his dismay, Tarl chooses slavery over death. He then feels that he has betrayed
his codes and is nothing but a coward. A Rence girl, Telima, becomes his Mistress and makes Tarl
cut rence.

During a Festival in the marsh, slavers from Port Kar attack, aided by a traitor within the
Rencers. In the confusion, Tarl escapes with Telima into the marsh. Because a small boy of the
Rencers had once shown him kindness, Tarl chooses to pursue the men of Port Kar. He kills many
of them with a long bow and ultimately prevents the slave ships from leaving the marsh. Tarl frees
two men, Thurnock and Clitus, and lets the Rencers be freed by the other slaves on board. Tarl and
the two men, and some slaves, then journey to Port Kar. Tarl feels that due to his dishonor in the
marshes, he may belong in Port Kar.

Out of concern for the fate of a kajira, Tarl duels Surbus, an infamous Captain of Port Kar. Tarl
kills Surbus but allows him to see Thassa before he dies. The men of Surbus, pleased that Tarl let
Surbus see the ocean, then join Tarl who becomes their Captain. By the First Passage Hand of
10120, C.A., Tarl has been in Port Kar for seven months. He now calls himself Bosk of Port Kar
and has become a prosperous Captain. Five Ubars led Port Kar but the regent of one Ubar betrays
the rest, seeking to be the sole ruler of Port Kar. And this traitor is supported by the islands of Cos
and Tyros, long enemies of Port Kar. The coup fails and the Council of Captains seizes power in
the city. Port Kar tries to make peace with Cos and Tyros but they refuse.

In Se'Kara of 10120 C.A., a massive naval force from Cos and Tyros sails toward Port Kar to
attack. Many wish to flee Port Kar fearing this massive navy. Tarl creates Port Kar's first Home
Stone from a rock in the streets, carving the initials of Port Kar in it. This helps to unite many in
Port Kar and give them an important reason to defend themselves against Cos and Tyros. Though
outnumbered, on the 25th of Se'Kara, Port Kar soundly defeats the attacking fleet. While this
occurs, the original traitorous regent tries to seize power again. This second coup attempt is also
defeated. Tarl later learns that Samos works for the Priest-Kings and wants his help but Tarl states
that he will no longer work for the Priest-Kings.

In the beginning of Captive of Gor, it is the spring of 10121 C.A. Elinor Brinton, an Earth
woman, is captured and taken to Gor by the Kurii, the enemies of Gor, known to some as the
Others. Their the ship crashes and Elinor escapes only to be later captured by a Slaver. The book
details her adventures on Gor including her dealings with the infamous Rask of Treve. Marlenus,
while hunting in the northern forests, captures Verna, a leader of a band of panther girls. Men from
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now a slave of Verna and he wants to seek her out. Much of this book sets up the plot for its sequel,
Hunters of Gor.

In Hunters of Gor, Tarl heads to the northern forest to find Verna so he can recover Talena.
Marlenus is also in the northern forests but he is there seeking only Verna. While hunting, Tarl and
his men locate Verna's camp and find it empty. They drink some wine they find there but do not
realize that it is drugged. The panther girls later return to their camp and capture all of the men
including Tarl. Marlenus arrives though, captures Verna and frees Tarl. Tarl returns to find his camp
captured by men from Tyros. He later learns that they are working with some panther girls and
hope to capture Marlenus. Marlenus is indeed captured by men of Tyros and some panther girls.
The men of Tyros head toward the shore to await their ships, building a wooden stockade for their
protection. Tarl enters this stockade to stop the men of Tyros and soon finds himself aided by men
from one of his ships. Unfortunately, in one duel, Tarl is poisoned by a blade and ends up partially
paralyzed. Marlenus is freed and frees Verna, offering to make her his Ubara. She refuses though
she loves him, preferring the freedom of the forests. Talena is bought by men of Samos and Tarl
returns to Port Kar.

In the events of Marauders of Gor, Samos gives Talena to Tarl who then frees her to return to Ar.
Telima, the Rence girl, is stolen from the marshes by a tarnsman who heads northwest. Tarl
overcomes his paralysis so he can recover Telima. He heads north, toward Torvaldsland, early in
10122 C.A. In Kassau, Tarl meets Ivar Forkbeard of Torvaldsland and takes passage north on his
ship. Ivar is an outlaw and is trying to pay a near impossible wergild. Tarl finds that there is a large
army of Kurii seeking passage through Torvaldsland to the lands of the south. The men of
Torvaldsland refuse their offer for safe passage through their lands and eventually the Kurii attack.
The Kurii win this first major battle though Tarl and Ivar escape. Tarl and Ivar climb the
Torvaldsberg Mountain and find the ancient war arrow of Torvald, the legendary founder of
Torvaldsland. With this arrow, Ivar rallies the Torvaldslanders for an attack on the Kurii. In a
berserk rage, they are able to defeat the Kurii and thwart their plans. An antidote for the poison that
plagues Tarl is found and he is cured. Tarl sets sails for Port Kar.

Tribesmen of Gor begins during the winter of 10122 C.A. and then continues into 10123 C.A.
Tarl returned two months ago from Torvaldsland. The Kurii have issued a cryptic ultimatum to the
Priest-Kings. It simply read "Surrender Gor." Tarl heads toward the Tahari region to try to gain
further information about the plans of the Kurii. Tarl encounters Sulieman, chieftain of the Aretai
tribe. Tarl is framed for an assassination attempt of Sulieman and is sentenced to be a slave in the
salt mines of Klima. Tarl eventually escapes before being sent to the mines and seeks for a steel
tower in the desert. Tarl is subsequently caught two more times, but now by agents of the Kurii and
he is actually sent to the salt mines of Klima. Tarl escapes once again and finds a Kur in the desert.
The Kur leads Tarl to a Kurii spaceship. The Kur gives Tarl an invisibility ring that will allow Tarl
to easily sneak up on the ship. The ship has a massive bomb that will destroy the entire planet. Tarl
is able to kill the Kur guarding the ship and disarm the bomb. Another plot of the Kurii is foiled.

Though little clear evidence is given, it appears that most of the events of Slave Girl of Gor
occur during 10124 C.A. An Earth girl, Judy Thornton, is captured and sent to Gor, part of a Kurii
plot. The book details her life on Gor as a slave. Near the end of the book, we learn that she has a
secret message hidden away within her memory. Tarl and Samos learn that the message states that a
great Kurii general, Half-Ear, is coming to Gor. This might signal an imminent invasion.

Beasts of Gor begins just before the En'Kara Fair of 10125 C.A. Tarl receives a message from
Half-Ear, the Kurii general, to meet him at the world's end. Samos wants Tarl to immediately sail

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past the World's End, that part of Thassa past which no one knows what lies and from which no one
has ever returned. Tarl decides to first attend the En'Kara fair to see an important Kaissa match
between Centius of Cos and Scormus of Ar. In this epic match, Centius defeats Scormus. Scormus
feel disgraced and goes into hiding. Tarl also uncovers some clues that indicate Half-Ear might be
in the polar north, another possible definition of the world's end. When Tarl returns to Port Kar, he
tells Samos he is going to the polar region though Samos thinks it is a trap to keep him from the
World's End.

Tarl heads north and encounters the Red Hunters of Gor. He stays with them for a time and
eventually seeks out Karjuk, a Red Hunter who might know of the Kurii. Tarl is eventually
captured by agents of the Kurii and brought to their secret base within a mountain of ice. He meets
Half-Ear, the Kurii General, who has plans to conquer Gor. He sends Tarl out to be killed by a Kur
on the ice. Tarl is able to defeat the Kur and he returns to the base to seek a way to destroy it.
Aided by some Red Hunters and an Assassin, they attack the base and seize control of it. Rather
than surrender, Half-Ear sets the base for self-destruction. Tarl and his friends leave the base before
it explodes and Half-Ear is believed to have died in the explosion.

It is now 10126 C.A. for the events of Explorers of Gor. Samos recovers a ring similar to the
invisibility ring that Tarl Cabot acquired in the Tahari. But, this new ring might be a trap. The other
ring is supposed to be taken by Shaba, an explorer and agent of the Priest-Kings, and delivered to
the Sardar. But, Shaba instead takes the ring and heads into the equatorial rainforests. Tarl pursues
him into the jungles. Tarl meets Bila Huruma, the black Ubar of the jungles, and is again set up to
look like an assassin out to kill Bila. Tarl is sentenced to work as a slave building a canal. Tarl
escapes and continues his pursuit of Shaba. Tarl heads up the Ua River, finally finding Shaba at a
lake at the head of the Ua. There are the ruins remains of an ancient civiliztion at the lake. Shaba
tells Tarl that he used the ring for the glory of exploring these uncharted regions, not for personal
gain. Kurii then attack the men at the lake, including a force of men of Bila Huruma. Shaba is
killed, the Kur recover a ring and then they depart. But, they recovered the wrong ring, the trapped
one. It explodes, killing that group of Kurii. Tarl is given the true invisibility ring and he returns to
Port Kar.

Books #14 to #16 form the Jason Marshall trilogy, three novels centering on another Earth man
brought to Gor. They apparently begin in 10126 C.A. and conclude in 10127 C.A.

In the first book of the trilogy, Fighting Slave of Gor, Jason Marshall is taken from Earth to Gor
and immediately enslaved. He is trained as a silk slave, a male slave taught to please women.
Jason eventually becomes a stable slave, fighting other slaves as entertainment for the stable
masters. He excels in this area becoming a champion fighting slave. Cosian tarnsmen attack the
suburbs of Ar. During this time, Jason enslaves his own Mistress and escapes from his slavery. He
begins to search for an Earth girl, Beverly Henderson, he knew who was enslaved when he had
been.

In the second book of the trilogy, Rogue of Gor, Jason searches for Beverly Henderson in the
towns on the Vosk. At this time, Cos and Vonda ally together against Ar and try to get the rest of the
Salerian Confederation to join against Ar. Ar successfully conquers Vonda and holds off the other
cities of the Confederation. The Confederation decides not to pursue the issue and the war ends.
Jason does find the woman he seeks, wanting to free her, but she is not what he expects. The Vosk
River pirates decide at this time to join together to attack some of the river towns. The pirates begin
amassing their fleets while some of the river towns try to ally together against the coming attack.

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Guardsman of Gor is the finale of the trilogy. A few of the Vosk towns form a blockade line to
stop the pirate fleets from uniting. The pirate fleet, though heavily damaged, breaks through the
blockade and unites with the other pirate fleets. The pirates attack the town of Victoria but are
defeated by a joint alliance of all the major river towns. This new alliance then seeks out and
destroys the strongholds of the river pirates. The alliance, except for Ar's Station, then form the
Vosk League to prevent any further piracy on the Vosk. Ar will not permit Ar's Station to join the
alliance. Jason becomes a lauded hero of the river war and he also makes Beverly his slave.

Books #17 and #18 then form a single story of Tarl Cabot's journey to the Barrens in 10128 C.A.
As Savages of Gor begins, two Kurii have come to parley with Tarl and Samos. The Kurii claim
that Half-Ear still lives and is hiding in the Barrens, the home of the Red Savages. The Kurii want
them to kill Half-Ear for them. Tarl refuses to aid them and the Kurii depart. Tarl decides to travel
to the Barrens to warn Half-Ear because they once shared paga together. Samos does not quite
understand why he is going. Tarl first visits some border towns next to the Barrens seeking a guide
to take him into the lands of the Red Savages. Tarl finds a Merchant to take him into the Barrens.
In the Barrens, Tarl learns that a small force of Kurii has entered the Barrens seeking Half-Ear. At
one point, Tarl frees a staked Red Savage, angering the Kaiila tribe. Though Tarl wishes to battle
them, he is convinced to surrender to them as a slave.

Tarl's adventures in the Barrens continue in Blood Brothers of Gor. Tarl remains as a captive of
the Kaiila. The Kurii foster war within the Barrens convincing some of the tribes to attack other
tribes. The tribes of the Yellow Knives and Kinyanpi, along with a mercenary force of white men,
plan to attack the Kaiila tribe during their Festivities. A traitor within the Kaiila tribe aids them as
well. During the Festivities, a great battle ensues and it goes poorly for the Kaiila. Tarl and and a
few others escape and seek out other Kaiila tribes for aid. Tarl reunites with his old tarn, the Ubar
of the Skies. The remaining Kaiila tribes rally together to battle a combined force of Yellow
Knives, Kinyanpi, white mercenaries and Kurii. Half-Ear joins the battle to aid the Kaiila and fight
the Kurii. The Kailla are victors in the war.

After the war, there is a single Kur left who speaks with Half-Ear. This Kur was not part of the
Death Squad. Tarl leaves his tarn to be free within the Barrens. Tarl then speaks with Half-Ear and
learns that the death sentence against Half-Ear has been lifted. Half-Ear will return to the Steel
Worlds as a General. Tarl then returns home.

Kajira of Gor takes place during 10129 C.A. An Earth woman, Tiffany Collins, is captured,
brought to Gor and made the Tatrix of Corcyrus. This is all part of an intricate scheme by the real
Tatrix of Corcyrus, Sheila, supported by the Kurii. Corcyrus seizes the silver mines of Argentum,
starting a war, the Silver War. But forces from Ar enter the fray to protect their ally, Argentum, and
Cos chooses not to get involved. Corcyrus loses the war and is captured. Tiffany, thought to be the
Tatrix, is to be brought to Argentum to be impaled. She is freed by unknown parties and she flees.
Eventually she is caught and brought to Argentum, though the real Tatrix has also been captured.
Argentum tries to decide who was the true Tatrix and in time the real Tatrix confesses. Tiffany
becomes the slave of her previous bodyguard. Corcyrus now becomes an ally of Ar.

Also in 10129 C.A., Marlenus, Ubar of Ar, takes a military force to make a punitive attack
against Treve. The results of this attack have yet to be given though Witness of Gor is expected to
give the details of this endeavor.

As Players of Gor begins, it is a couple days before the Twelfth Passage Hand of 10129 C.A.
There is now a new Mother of the Priest-Kings. Carnival arrives in Port Kar and someone tries

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unsuccessfully to kill Tarl. Samos warns Tarl that the Priest-Kings have declared him to be a traitor
and wish him to be captured and sent to the Sardar. Samos though will not do that. As Tarl plans to
leave the city, he is tricked by a woman, drugged and captured. Tarl is later able to trick the woman
and escape. He stops off at the En'Kara fair of 10130 C.A. Tarl's clues lead to the city of
Brundisium and he joins a carnival troupe on route to the city. Just outside Brundisium, Tarl is
captured and placed into a cell with an urt person. He and the urt person escape though their
captors had expected it. Only Tarl is able to escape from a murderous horde of urts.

The carnival troupe recaptures Tarl and brings him back to the city. One of the troupe is actually
Scormus of Ar, the famous Kaissa player. The city, once an ally of Ar, is now working with Cos.
The troupe helps Tarl escape, their plan all along. Tarl frees a captive Kur and it then kills the Ubar
of Brundisium. Ar arrives to retake the city. It is learned that Cos and Tyros wish to attack the city
of Ar. Early in Se'Kara, their fleets begin landing in the harbors of Brundisum and Ar must flee.
Tarl deciphers some intricate codes that state Talena is going to betray Ar to the Cosians. Cos and
Tyros have some bold ambitions and a traitor within Ar would surely make it much easier for them.

Late in Se'Kara of 10130 C.A., Mercenaries of Gor begins. Tarl is traveling around, seeking
information on the invasion forces of Cos and Tyros. Tarl encounters a group of Alars and travels
with them a bit. They visit they city of Torcodino that was once allied with Ar but now is allied
with Cos. Dietrich of Tarnburg, the famous mercenary captain, now captures the city of Torcodino
with his mercenary army. He does this on his own initiative. No one had hired him to do so. Tarl
meets with Dietrich who asks him to deliver some military information to Ar. Tarl accepts the
mission and journeys to Ar. He learns that Talena has been made a citizen of Ar by the Regent of
Gor. Marlenus is still away on his raid against Treve. Tarl is arrested and is to be brought before
the Regent.

Dancer of Gor is a bit of a departure from the last book. It concerns an Earth girl, Doreen
Williamson, who is taken to Gor to be a slave. The book mainly deals with her life as a slave,
eventually becoming a very talented dancer. The book touches on the Ar/Cos war only briefly. It
states that Ar sends some forces toward Ar's Station to defend it from Cosian invaders.

Renegades of Gor continues the story that ended in Mercenaries of Gor. Tarl is brought before
the Regent of Ar and tells him that the main Cosian force is at Torcodino. The Regent ignores his
information and sends the bulk of the army of north toward Ar's Station. The Regent sends Tarl to
Ar's Station with a message for the city. Tarl flies to Ar's Station and finds Cosian forces besieging
it. Tarl enters Ar's Station and meets the commander, handing over the message. The Regent's
message states that Tarl is a Cosian spy and he is arrested. The army of Ar is actually wintering at
Holmesk and will not come to save Ar's Station. Tarl escapes from his cell and helps defend the
city against Cos. But, Cos captures the city though the Home Stone had been sent to Ar a few
weeks before. Ships of the Vosk League arrive and attack some Cosian ships. Tarl meets Jason
Marshall. Vosk League ships help take some of the refugees from Ar's Station to Port Cos. Rumors
begin to pass around that Ar's Station willingly let Cos capture the city in exchange for gold.

Vagabonds of Gor appears to take place during 10131 C.A. Tarl goes forth to spy on Cosian
forces near the Vosk River. Tarl is recognized as a spy and must flee the Cosian camp. Tarl heads
toward Holmesk and encounters his friend Marcus on route to Holmesk. They meet a patrol of Ar
and are arrested as spies. They learn that Ar has left Holmesk and is headed toward Brundisium.
Tarl is sent to the Vosk Delta as a prisoner with a large army of Ar seeking Cosians within the Delta.
This is actually ruse to destroy the army, devised by traitors within Ar. The army loses many men to
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attacked by Cosians waiting outside the Delta. Tarl eventually escapes and meets up with some of
the remaining men of Ar who now realize they have been betrayed. Over 45,000 Warriors of Ar
perished in the Delta. Tarl reunites with Marcus and they leave the Delta. Dietrich withdraws from
Torcodino and Saphronicus, leader of the forces of Ar in the north, dies mysteriously. Tarl and
Marcus head back to Ar.

Magicians of Gor, the last published Gor novel, starts with Tarl and Marcus staying in a camp
outside of Ar. During the day, they enter the city and Tarl tries to join Ar's military but no one is
being hired. The Home Stone of Ar's Station is publicly displayed and people revile it, thinking Ar's
Station sold out to the Cosians. People are saying that the Regent is a tyrant. Seremides finally
deposes the Regent in a military coup. Cos is then welcomed into the city, praised for helping to
deliver Ar from the tyranny of the Regent. The mighty gates of Ar are burned by its own citizens.
Talena is made the Ubara of Gor, the military forces of Ar are disbanded and Cosians take their
place. The citizens of Ar are disarmed and the walls of Ar are destroyed to serve as quarries. It is
said that Ar's Home Stone is moved to Cos and a false Home Stone is used for citizenship
ceremonies.

Tarl and Marcus form what they call the Delta Brigade to cause trouble for Cos. The Brigade is
just the two of them but others begin copying their tactics to oppose Cos. Tarl meets again Boots
Tarsk-Bit, the leader of the carnival troupe he once accompanied to Brundisium. He hires Boots to
recover the Home Stone of Ar's Station through his sleight of hand. Boots easily recovers it and
takes it north to Port Cos. Tarl tricks Talena into going to meet a handsome male slave, Milo.
Talena prepares to couch with the handsome slave and thus violates the couching laws of Ar. She
then becomes a slave of the master of the male slave, which is now Tarl. Her violation is witnessed
and her slavery is documented. Tarl allows her to resume her position of Ubara knowing that she is
his secret slave. Tarl wants to oust Cos from Ar and Marcus remains with him in Ar.

The timeline of these books would bring us to 1981 A.D. The projected 26th book of the Gor
series is Witness of Gor. This will deal with the fate of Marlenus and his raid against Treve. It is
supposed to be over 1000 pages long. It may also continue to describe Tarl's efforts within Ar to
help oust the Cosians. There is no current date of publication for Witness of Gor though it is
eagerly awaited by many.

The current Earth year of 2000 A.D. would correlate to 10152 C.A.

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Part 2 – My Gorean Herstory
Most of the events reported above took place when I was not yet born. I came into existence in
10.123 C.A.

Many lies were told about my birth. I was born as Baby Eleanor to the Chief Physician and later
Admin of the City of Lara, Whitewater Creek. The identity of the father was hidden for long and he
most certainly was not the Builder Mel but her slave Max, first boy.

I do not know whether Max was of Gorean breed or abducted; he came from the „channel“. The
family in any case was of Alar origin, and grandma some kind of tribal Tatrix who factually led a
Kajira School at Port Ven (Kajira Falls).

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When I grew up no consistent Alar tribe existed anymore, the men often became warriors and the
women were enslaved. Legend tells that Iscah Haran was the tribal ur-mother, sister of Milcah and
daughter of Haran, also called Alan. She is only one time mentioned in the Bible book of the
earthlings. On earth her tribe was called Alans or Alani; in India she was known as Ushas it is
reported. Finally she arrived at Tibet where she was abducted to Gor, remembered in Tibet as the
Spring Queen who left a chest with books there – the source of the ü-sang. Ü is also a vowel of the
Gorean alphabet.

I was so three years old when my mother, then city admin already, signed the contract with the
Salerian Confederation, like many other cities too. As some kind of answer Ar in 10.127 C.A.
conquered Vonda and prevented the Confederation to really establish for a while. This only
happened later when the City of Olni became the leading power (Olni Confederation).

In 10.129 C.A. Corcyrus became an ally of Ar. This also must have been when „The Axis“, a land
bridge from Port Kar to Ar (to circumvent the Vosk river) was discussed the first time.

I was so 14 years old when I first met Sir Robert of Corcyrus, an agent of the Dominion of Corcyrus
and a Blue Caste member of the University of Gor, Market of Semris, who then operated in Vonda
as Robert Foxdale. The last time I met him in Korat Village where I lived some time before I
headed north in a secret mission.

Sir Robert convinced me to join the University of Gor. To my mother this was highly suspicious and
subversive and I was trained as kajira. Maybe I even provoked her with the aim to become kajira, I
did not experience it as punishment.

One reason to join the Confederation allegedly was a common defense strategy against the Kurii
whose attacks increased. I myself experienced two massive attacks in Lara City. The second time
they used something that made the space-time tremble, not just walls.

For long I had no idea that Kurii were intelligent beings and thought of them as some bosk species.
To this imagination added that Kur fat was rendered in Lara for medical purposes, inter alia for the
treatment of newborn. I mainly was trained as healer kajira, had lessons at the City Kennels and the
Medical Academy.

With the Confederation ideas of „democratization“ increased, the caste structure eroded, and many
High Castes left the city. After a strange trial against two girls a Warrior Caste did not exist
anymore.

A City Commander was inaugurated who organized some police state structure instead. Similar
things happened in other cities of the Confederation too, and probably most effective in Olni that
became the leading power in the Confederation. Cities like Tharna or Besnit were not directly
members but associated. Later Besnit would play a major role for a while, not as military power but
as intellectual pacemaker.

My mother made the commander her free companion to whom she later submitted. But this
happened after I left Lara. I cannot tell much about this period and the effects.

Even when I also was trained as alcoven and bathing girl I refused to serve the commander, and my
Black Wine serves were half-assed. That he furred my sister was obvious.

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To escape the increasing trouble I submitted to Shade, a Black Caste assassin, who visited the city.
This way I also avoided grandma and her kajira school a while.

Black Caste and certain Panther Tribes are informally interwoven, it is an information system that
factually covers all Gor. This is because the Black Caste is often the only caste that cares fallen girls
and women and gives them shelter and food at their settlements.

Shade partly camouflaged as a panther, this was to me a strange experience. We travelled all Gor
and I was known when we reached the ruins of Tathassa in 10.140 C.A. and stayed there one year I
think, inhabited by two or three associated tribes. We got a room in the pyramid to live in. While
Shade was in negotiations I explored the terrain and found my seal that I still own today; it did not
even vanish when I was transported to earth. Sometimes I had to hide it or it became invisible: the
Seal of Tathassa. It is a roll seal as I later got out, originally I only took it for a bracelet.

In comparative studies I classified it as Aztec. It does not nessessarily need seal wax, with some
water one can solve the oxides on its surface and print the seal onto a scroll.

In reflection I also found similarities between the Tathassa ruins and Aztec architecture, and the
Gorean caste system resembles the Aztec two-step. Taken it for granted that Tathassa are the oldest
ruins in Gor they must be older than Ar and have existed before its foundation over 10.000 years
ago. This speaks against a terrestian origin of the Aztec culture, it must be Gorean.

In any case Shade lost me in a fight with one of the Tathassa Ens in which I was the prize and that I
had to watch as single public. Some days before he had gifted me a kajira flute that I really loved to
play and that I still own – among other flutes that I later got. It was my first flute.

I was traded to the Tri Moon Viktel, then a huge tribe with many branches that inhabited the Ven
Lands. I got the tribal collar but was privately owned. Fire, then the En of the Viktel, sometimes
also called Smoke, became my name matron and named me Flame. I submitted to Death and Light
as my Mistresses.

Even if I was tribal I later became First Girl of Port Ven, factually a trading post, and panthers
pulled the strings in the background. I mainly helped in the infirmary, mentored by Lady Wendy
and also Lady Rhia. But I also worked at the tavern and had to attend the Kajira School – and there
ruled grandma.

Her left hand was empty, no one had the right to sit as First Girl to the left of her „throne“. I was
sometimes allowed to kneel at her right side after she had proven me.

Then strange things happened. First singular Kurii showed up, one also claiming to be an artist who
wanted to present his paintings at the school. But another one chased me with the idea to eat one of
my hands. Light defeated him.

Factually they spied the region and were to me then not understandably interested in a handicapped
cousin who helped at the school. A partly aggressive but harmless guy who was tolerated so far with
his excentrics.

Later for the region exceptionally well-dressed Blue and Green Castes appeared who asked me,
sitting by the docks, for that very cousin. Rhia later told me that a brain surgery at Rarir was

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planned and we travelled there to prevent the worst. Also Stormy and Cloudy, two panthers of a
neighbouring tribe, gained their suspicion.

Wendy and Rhia cared for my departure to Port Kar. First I worked as Second Girl in the tavern of
Master Thom, then I was given to Master Stephen, a Blue Caste from Berlin and alchemist who was
friend to the Green Caste Master Shadow Walker from Bristol. Finally I gave my silverish cylinder
with the slave papers to the Physicians Caste of Port Kar, became Apprentice of Silver and citizen.
In this period I was several times transported to earth, where I mainly studied anthropology, and
back to Gor. The earth etablissement of Lady Diane was some kind of „Gor Gate“, and me First Girl
and lure slave, I became Black Silk, anyway classified as „exotic“ - the Gorean meaning is different
to the earth usage of the term.

The trouble with Cos and Tyros increased even if I was friends with Galvinus of Cos who also
frequently visited earth. Olni was located as a driving force. I spied the city, using panther scout
tactics, was outed and almost landed in a city collar. Only with the help of the Green Caste I could
escape and departed direction Imperial City of Ar.

Meanwhile Lady Wendy became Head Green of the Arian Physicians who made me Chief Green,
the second one in the local caste hierarchy.

As before already my main tasks were anamnesis and slave papers but also a lot of administration
work. I had to prove applications of migrants from the realm of the Confederation and scrutinize
them for possible „caste doublings“ and to indirectly interrogate them to cover up possibly planned
subversive activities.

In the periods with less pressure I investigated the filed documentation about Darkosis and the
„Serum“. I also studied the reports of Flaminius of Ar. I tested the structure, composition and
ingredients of the serum, much knowledge was lost already. I did not come to any final conclusion
and could not reconstruct the formula. I also was interested in why the White Caste so vehemently
fought it, its secret.

When I left Imperial Ar as last free person I took the remnant amounts of serum with me, I did not
want it in the hands of Kurii who, as we now got out, pulled the strings in the background of the
Confederation. This war had two fronts, one at Olni, and one at Ar. Even if the Arian forces, mainly
Oultlaws and Mercenaries then, could defeat Olni, Ar lost at the homefront. Olni resurrected but Ar
never recovered and became what we later called a „ghost city“, ruled by shadows. This must have
also been the time when two bifurcating times frames developed. To the Dominion the earth year
2019 was 10.181 C.A. while the Confederation defined it as 10.170 C.A.

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Leaving Imperial Ar

First I moved to Ar‘s Station and defended it together with a group of Outlaws who hold it. I was
some hybrid of Green Caste and Huntress then, every hand was needed even if this violated the
customs. A bow I anway had for hunting purposes, and a dagger to degut small animals, sometimes
even of medical use, to remove arrow heads from the wounded flesh, then to be cleansed with Ka-
la-na root that I always carried in a small buta with me. I was not good in sewing but some stitches I
was able to applicate.

The Station was successively given up, and I escaped direction Vosk river, partly using a barrel on a
raft as housing, hoping to reach Port Ven some day.

On the Vosk river, direction Port Ven

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In Port Ven I purchased my zebra travel chest and an amount of kanda for some serum. The Port
Master still knew me but a lot had changed and all was in dissolution. The huntress Rebecca
suddenly appeared and asked me to go to Schendi. Even if I moved there as a Green Caste I did not
practise much, I became a Taluna.

Because of certain differences that showed up in Imperial Ar already I was in permanent struggle
with the PCOG (Physicians Caste of Gor). But nevertheless I sometimes travelled to the Gorean
Campus and to the City of Besnit to attend certain lessons, I also went to Market of Semris,
Dominion of Corcyrus, where I used the university library exhaustingly for anthropological and
medical studies.

I should not say that I was impressed but rather astonished about the high percentage of White and
Blue Caste attendees at the Green Caste lessons in Besnit for example. I vividly took part in the
discussions and brought my often contradicting arguments in.

It further came clear that the Schendi region was infiltrated by agents of the Confederation, and thus
of the Kurii. Especially the Korat trading post and the inn became a pivot of their activities.

Some day a runaway slave boy appeared who reported about huge farming projects. Mani, a Zima
Ak‘am scout, and me, followed his hints and spied a huge areal of farm and breeding slavery.

Wherever the Kurii involved they eroded the caste system by means of „democratization“, and this
meant that also the caste of peasants and rencers dissolved. To keep the steadily growing populace
in the by them controlled regions supplied they installed farm slavery, partly kidnapping she-urts
and vagabonds directly from the roads to keep this machinry running.

Longevity they refused, at least for humans, and implemented a system of seed and harvest
metaphors, corrupting the native Gorean idea of Sa-Tarna. All this more and more resembled belief
systems known from earth, namely the belief in a some Lord and his junkers and priests. The
individual was increasingly devaluated and seen as mere mass material and resource. Disgusting
medical experiments further proved this stance. Also the idea of some human foster mother
analogous to the mother of the nest was discussed.

At the Korat; me to the left, the hair newly done

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In my house hut, Korat Village

I kept the Dominion informed and after a while Sir Robert appeared. Me and a small troop were
sent to the North. Obviously the Kurii HQ was once again located there somewhere but no one had
an idea of the exact position. I also carried a small cylindric device with me, it was a bomb that I
could ignite with my Green Caste calculator; not so unsimilar to a common laptop on earth today
but mostly used for blood tests and so on. I got it in Port Kar when I was promoted. There exist
infirmary calculators in Gor, not far spread, and probably based on the technology of the spider
translators – but I am not a Builder.

Everyone of the troop got his own route and directives. We should unite again when the HQ was
located. I was sent direction Tharna because this semt quite safe and the structure resembled the one
of Corcyrus. First I tried to become tribal healer of the Zima Ak‘am who had migrated to Tharna
Woods. This attempt failed but I became mentor of En Sarka before she was banished from her
barrel from where she ruled.

I applied in Tharna and became physician there. Athena, a famous travelling physician who visited
Tharna later, became my last mentor. She gave me all what one cannot get for money, and almost
also death.

I drink no alcohol since I became kajira, you hardly survive it, and if I was forced I spat it under
tables, in the storage rooms, or behind the taverns. This is an ideal precondition for becoming Green
Caste. I do not deny that I like kanda, and tobacco from the far Sardar, and Black Wine beans from
Thentis, but this is a very different matter. The black wine addiction was surely inherited by my
mother, kanda not so. As small child already I was after the remnants in her mugs.

I placed my calculator under the infirmary window on the sideboard close to my bed. This also was
a good position to watch what happened outside, with a view at the city gate. Several nights a city
boy opened the gate, obviously sneaked outside to let strange folks in who never left Tharna again.

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Over a hand the Tatrix did not show, and the city was void. The following Passage Hand a small
crowd assembled at the gate of her palace, then a bomb exploded. I was not fatally hurt because I
was not close enough but the pressure wave reached me.

I interpreted all this as a violent take over, making the Tatrix a string puppet of some alien power
and to terrorize the populace to make it to obey. So it was clear that Tharna was not the Kurii HQ.
After I recovered from the attack I was ordered to the Tatrix. She was not alone as I had expected
but under surveillance, the leading voice was a guy with naked upper body who truly did not fit into
the imperial chair he had placed himself in. An expression of democratization?

The Tatrix whispered some more or less understandable words. Did she repeatedly say Tharna? But
no… Tarnfell!

Maybe it only was luck or a means of far reaching politics, not easily to scrutinize, that I was
banned from Tharna. A logical reason was anyway not to deduce, except different ideas of medicine
once again. And here this mainly meant sexual convictions, I vividly denied the spreading
genderism, that also the half naked male advocated, an impact of the Confederation.

I had not the slightest idea where Tarnfell was located or what it was, never heard of it. After some
weeks I reached the Northern Forests, even earned a Torva feather. My stay there was very
informative, some smaller panther groups were corrupted already, infiltrated, and drugged, the
tribals uttering and performing plain madness. Upcoming kidnapping and transportation for
rehashing was to expect.

I got out that Tarnfell was located in the North West, close to the polar, beyond Torvaldsland. It is a
misbelief that Gor is a planet, it is a 3D-projection based on a 2D-flatspace with a vanishing point
perspective and therefore called „The Continent“. This also means that the north pole is not located
in the Sardar mountains as probably believed for centuries (rather a mythological pole) but in the
north west where some gate exists, an interdimensional passage, known as the „North-West
Passage“. This also must have been the way that Matthew Cabot used to reach Gor the first time,
probably accidentially.
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The whole thing is artificial, and one only can imagine the connection of earth and Gor as toridial. I
argue that Gor ai a floating Venus continent, so 56 kilometers above the surface (the central fire).
The three moons are no moons but „compensation bodies“ to keep the construction stable. Other
compensation bodies are located in the Jungle of the Mist at Schendi; without those ominious
„channels“ there the vanishing point perspective would not function over long distances. All this
clearly is Priest-King technology even if human workers were used to build the construction. Those
who thought too much about their work often developed serious brain damages. Factually the
channel and tube system is not unsimilar to the structure of a brain.

In Lara City my heigth is measured as 172cm, in Port Nyoka I am over 180cm, and at the polar I
am so 150cm. About my weigth I could tell similar things. One cannot go much more south than the
oases of the Tahari region, you finally dissolve into thin air and inexistence, reaching over 500cm
heigth; and no compensation body could prevent this; such huge structures are not to build
anymore.

It was obvious that the Kurii learned to use the North-West Passage to transport people from earth
to Gor and partly vice verse. Strangely enough many Big Foot creatures where observed in the
corresponding region of earth.

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