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BAKAHS (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari and a vassal tribe of the Kavars. "This act, perpetrated against the BAKAHS at Two Scimitars, a vassal tribe of the Kavars, would doubtless bring full-scale war to the Tahari." Pg. 153, Tribesmen of Gor.

BAKERS, CASTE OF (people): the group of people who make their living by making and selling baked goods. "At one time, I gathered from Dina, her father's shop had been the most famed of the baking shops of Turia, most of which are owned by Saphrar of Turia, whose interests range widely, though operated naturally, as Gorean custom would require, by members of the CASTE OF BAKERS." Pg. 237, Nomads of Gor.

BAKERS KNOT{noun): used usually by a Baker to keep slaves from stealing bakery items while getting them for a Free. "The baker had tied the sack about her neck, with a BAKER'S KNOT, fastened behind the back of her neck." Pg. 65, Hunters of Gor.

BANA (noun): jewelry, of precious metals and stones, worn by free persons. "BANA," she said, "Ki Bina. BANA." Pg. 82, Slave Girl of Gor.

BARA :{command}the position where a slavegirl lies on her stomach, wrists crossed behind her back, ankles crossed, ready to be bound. "BARA," said I to Feiqua. Both slaves went immediately to their bellies, their heads to the left, their wrists crossed behind their backs, their ankles also crossed." Pg. 77, Explorers of Gor.

BARBARIAN (person): a native of the planet Earth; usually used in a derogatory sense in reference toslavegirls from that planet. "You know," said Kamchak, "the little BARBARIAN wears your chain well." Pg. 158, Nomads of Gor.

BARUS {person}The first Master to buy Ute after she'd taken her trip to Sardar on her 25th birthday and she was reduced to a slave on the trip. "It was there that she had been purchased by BARUS, of the Leather Workers." Pg. 234, Captive of Gor.

BASKET HITCH (knot): a knot which is used to tie baskets to hooks on saddles. "This is the BASKET HITCH," I told her, gesturing for her to put out one hand. "It is used for fastening a carrying basket to hooks on certain tarn saddles." Pg. 81, Assassin of Gor.

BA-TA (language): second letter of the Gorean alphabet; corresponds to the Earth letter 'B' "The expressions 'Al-Ka' and 'BA-TA' are the first two letters of the Gorean alphabet. In effect these men had no names, but were simply known as Slave A and Slave B." Pg. 94, Priest-Kings of Gor.

BA-TA (person): a cloned twin of Al-ka, both of whom were freed during the Nest War by Misk, a Priest King. "I am Mul BA-TA," said the other, "honored slave of the glorious Priest-Kings." Pg. 94, Priest-King of Gor.

BATH GIRL (person): a slave who serves Those coming to the Pools. "...there were of course the BATH GIRLS of Ar, of which Nela was one, said to be the most beautiful of all Gor." Pg. 165, Assassin of Gor.

BAZI (place): a large coastal city in the southern area. "and the coastal cities, such as Port Kar and Helmutsport, and, far to the south, Schendi and BAZI." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

BAZI PLAGUE (disease): a deadly, rapidly- spreading disease with no known cure; its symptomsinclude pustules which appear all over the body, and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. "PLAGUE, some years ago, had broken out in BAZI, to the north, which port had then been closed by the merchants for two years. In some eighteen months it had burned itself out, moving south and eastward." Pg. 116, Marauders of Gor.

BAZI TEA (drink): an herbal beverage served hot & heavily sugared; traditionally drunk 3 tiny cupsat a time, in rapid succession. "BAZI TEA is drunk in tiny glasses, usually three at a time, carefully measured." page 139, Tribesman of Gor.

BEJAR (person): a Captain of Port Kar. "When there was silence, it was suddenly, unexpectedly broken by the voice of BEJAR, the dark-skinned captain with the long, straight hair." Pg. 161, Raiders of Gor.

BELT DANCE (dance): a dance which the slaves head must NEVER move above the belt of the Master, her position is always low to the ground, never rising up further then where the Masters beltline is. "The BELT DANCE is performed with a Warrior. She now writhed on the furs at his feet, moving as though being struck with a whip. A white silken cord had been knotted about her waist; in this cord was thrust a narrow rectangle of white silk,perhaps about two feet long. About her throat, close-fitting and snug, there was a white-enameled collar, a lock collar. She no longer wore the band of steel on her left ankle." Pg. 186, Assassin of Gor.

BINA (noun): slave jewelry, usually consisting of plain metals, colored string,wooden or cheap glass beads; sometimes used as a slave name. "The most exact translation of 'BINA' would probably be "slave beads." Pg. 82, Slave Girl of Gor.

BINDING FIBER (equipment): stout twine made of strips of leather or of a fiber like hemp. "He had no BINDING FIBER, no slave hood, no tarn. Yet this absence of equipment did not deter him, nor did he seem to regard his deprivations in these particulars as worthy of note." Pg. 218, Nomads of Gor.

BINDING STRAP (equipment): a strap used for binding the wrists and ankles of prisoners and slaves.

BINT (fish): small carnivorous freshwater fish which inhabits the rivers of the rainforests inland ofSchendi; a large school of bints can strip a carcass in minutes; similar to the piranha of Earth. "'Such blood might attract the BINT, a fanged, carnivorous marsh eel, or the predatory, voracious blue grunt, a small, fresh-water variety of the much larger and familiar salt-water grunt of Thassa'." Pg. 267, Explorers of Gor.

BLACK DAGGER, MARK OF THE (symbol): when an Assassin receives His payment of gold, and the name of the person He is too kill, he places a "black dagger" on His forehead, that way He can go anywhere He wants without being bothered by anyone. "Guardsmen did not detain him, for he wore on his forehead the MARK OF THE BLACK DAGGER." Pg. 6, Assassin of Gor.

BLACK GOLD (money): the money which is paid an assassin is referred to as black gold. "It is BLACK GOLD." He then turned away, and began to grope his way from the place of the game." Pg. 38, Assassin of Gor.

BLACK SHIPS (transportation): the black ships were used for their color and ease of hiding, to transport goods such as slaves, weapons smuggled from Earth to be used in attacking the Priest-Kings and taking over Gor. "He is now, chained, on his way to the Sardar, along with the materials taken from the room of the beast and what had been brought in from the BLACK SHIPS." Pg. 394, Assassin of Gor.

BLACK SLAVERS {people}The citizens of Schendi were dark skin color, thus those referred to as The Black Slavers were those that made their living as slavers on the island of Schendi."Her ship fell to those of the BLACK SLAVERS of Schendi." Pg. 234, Captive of Gor.

BLACK WINE (drink): like earth coffee, traditionally served with red and yellow sugars, powdered bosk milk, in tiny cups. "I lifted the tiny silver cup to my lips and took a drop of the BLACK WINE. It's strength and bitterness are such that it is normally drunk in such a manner, usually only a drop or a few drops at a time. Commonly, too, it is mollified with creams and sugars. I drank it without creams and sugars, perhaps, for I had been accustomed, on Earth, to drinking coffee in such a manner, and the BLACK WINE of Gor is clearly coffee, or closely akin to coffee." Pg. 247, Guardsman of Gor.

BLUE-SKY RIDERS (people): a warrior society of the Fleer tribe of Red Savages. "'Our friend,' said Grunt to me, 'is a member of the BLUE-SKY RIDERS, a warrior society of the Fleer.'" Pg. 260, Savages of Gor.

BOLA (weapon): a weapon whose ends have "weights" of sorts, attached to a long rope. Held with the ends together, in the middle, one would start it spinning over their head and release it to wrap around the "prey's" legs, or elsewhere. "Kamchak was a skilled instructor in these matters and freely, hours at a time, until it grew too dark to see, supervised my practice with such fierce tools as the lance, the quiva, and BOLA." Pg. 66, Nomads of Gor.

BOND-MAID (person): the term for a slavegirl used in Torvaldsland. "In the north, the BOND-MAID is sometimes referred to as a women whose belly lies beneath the sword." Pg. 87, Marauders of Gor.

BOND-MAID CIRCLE(noun): in Torvaldsland, a Master will usually draw this circle in the dirt, any girls entering it is taken as a slave. "a female who enters the circle, drawn in the dirt for example, is declaring herself a BOND-MAID by the laws of Torvaldsland. She may enter voluntarily or be thrown into it bound and naked." Marauders of Gor, page 44.

BOND-MAID GRUEL (food): see slave porridge. "I will not eat the GRUEL of BOND-MAIDS," said Aelgifu." Pg. 66, Marauders of Gor.

BONDAGE KNOT(noun): a slave can tie her hair in a knot against her right cheek as a silent beg to be used by her Master. "There is, first, the bondage knot. The bondage knot is a simple looped knot tied into the girl's hair and worn at the side of her right cheek or before her right shoulder. The girl approaches the master naked and kneels, the bondage knot soft, curled, fallen at the side of her right cheek or before her right shoulder." Pg. 27, Tribesmen of Gor.

BOSK (animal): a large, shaggy, long-horned bovine similar to the Earth ox. the Wagon People herd it and they are also kept on ranches in the northern part of Gor. "The an oxlike creature. It is a huge, shambling animal, with a thick, humped neck and long shaggy hair. It has a wide head and tiny red eyes, a temper to match that of a sleen, and two long wicked horns that reach out from its head and suddenly curve, forward to terminate in fearful points. Some of these horns, on the larger animals, measured from tip to tip, exceed the length of two speers." Pg. 5, Nomads of Gor. "The meat was a steak, cut from the loin of a BOSK, a huge, shaggy, long-horned, ill-tempered bovine which shambles in large, slow-moving herds across the prairies of Gor." Pg. 45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

BOSK (person): a name given to Tarl when taken slave by Telima in the rence islands. "She walked about me. "Your back is broad," she said. "You are strong, but stupid." She laughed. "I shall call you BOSK," she said." Pg. 26, Raiders of Gor.

BOSK HORN (equipment): used by the Wagon Peoples to alert their camps or sound an alarm, made from a bosk horn. "We heard the BOSK HORNS of the Paravaci signaling to the assembled Thousands." Pg. 263, Nomads of Gor.

BOSK WHIP(equipment): A long sturdy whip used mainly on bosk. "Beside him, coiled, perhaps as a symbol of power, lay a BOSK WHIP." Pg. 43, Nomads of Gor.

BOW (weapon):A bow is like the earth bow, used in many ways depending on the type of bow. "I learned as well the rope and BOW. The BOW, of course, small for use from the saddle, lacks the range and power of the Gorean longbow or crossbow; still at close range, with considerable force, firing rapidly, arrow after arrow, it is a fearsome weapon." Pg. 66-67, Nomads of Gor.

BRACELETS (position): a position for binding. "BRACELETS!" snapped Ho-Sorl suddenly, and Phyllis flung her wrists behind her back, threw back her head and turned it to one side, the instantaneous response of a trained girl." Pg. 214, Assassin of Gor.

BRAIL ROPES (equipment): used to raise and lower sails on the lateen rigged crafts. "The BRAIL ROPES serve little more, in the lateen-rigged craft, than to raise the sail to its yard, permitting its being tied there, or to drop the sail, openin git to the wind." Pg. 34, Hunters of Gor.

BRAK BUSH (plant):a bush of the desserts whos branches branches of it are nailed to house doors during the Waiting Hand to discourage the entry of badluck into the house for the New Year. "Almost all dorrs, including that of the House of Cernus, had nailed to them some branches of the BRAK BUSH, the leaves of which, when chewed, have a purgative effect." Pg. 211. Assassin of Gor.

BRANCH SHACKLE (tool): usually used on the spur of a moment, it is made from the brand of a tree, notched, to bind a slave. "She wore a BRANCH SHACKLE, a thick, rounded branch, some eighteen inches in length, notched toward each end, with supple tendrils, fitting into the notches and about her fair ankles, tied across the back of her legs." Pg. 297, Hunters of Gor.

BRAND (noun): a mark burned into the flesh of animals and slaves to mark them as property;specific brands include the kef (common kajira brand), Dina, Palm, mark of Treve, mark of PortKar, mark of the Tahari, mark of Torvaldsland (a girl whose belly lies under the sword), Tuchukbrand of the 4 bosk horns. "The BRAND itself, in the case of a girls, is a rather graceful mark, being the initial letter of the Gorean expression for slave in cursive script. If a male is branded, the same initial is used, but rendered in a block letter." Pg. 187, Outlaw of Gor.

BRAND, KASSARS (brand): a small brand representing the bola. "...the BRAND of the KASSARS is that of the three-weighted bola;..." Pg. 194, Hunters of Gor.

BRAND, KATAII (brand): a small brand representing the bow. "The BRAND of the KATAII is that of a bow, facing to the left;..." Pg. 194, Hunters of Gor.

BRAND, PARAVACI (brand): a small brand representing a bosk. "...the BRAND of the PARAVACI is a symbolic representation of a bosk head, a semicircle resting on an inverted isosceles triangle." Pg. 194, Hunters of Gor.

BRAND, PENALTY (brand): small brand that marks a convicted liar, thief, traitor, etc. "I saw Rask, with a heave glove, draw forth one of the irons from the fire. It reminated in a tiny letter, not more that a quarter of an inch high. The letter was white hot. 'This is a PENALTY BRAND," he said. "It marks you as a liar." Pg. 310, Captive of Gor.

BRAND, KAJIRA (brand): a brand placed on the thigh of a slave girl, the common one is the first initial of the gorean word kajira. "A female's BRAND is smaller, and much more graceful, usually being the initial in cursive script, of KAJIRA, the most common Gorean expression for a slave female." Pg. 310, Captive of Gor.

BRAND, KAJIRUS (brand): a brand used on a male slave, the common one is the first initial of the gorean word kajirus. "Its marking surface, its termination, soft and red in the night, was in the form of a large block letter in Gorean script, the initial of KAJIRUS, a common Gorean expression for a male slave." Pg. 310, Captive of Gor.

BRAND, SA-FORA (brand): another common brand placed on the thigh of a slave girl. "Another common expression for a female slave, incidentally, the initial of which, in cursive script, is sometimes used to mark a girl, is SA-FORA, which means, rather literally, Chain Daughter." Pg. 310, Captive of Gor.

BRAND, THIEF'S (noun): tiny 3-pronged brand worn on the cheek of those of the Caste of Thieves or as punishment to someone caught stealing. This penalty BRAND, said Rask of Treve, lifting another iron from the brazier, again with a tiny letter at its glowing termination, "marks you as what you are, as a THIEF." Pg. 310, Captive of Gor.

BRAND, TUCHUK (brand): a small brand representing the animal the Tuchuks hold high, the bosk. "The TUCHUK BRAND, tiny andfine, is the paired bosk horns." Pg. 194, Hunters of Gor.

BRANDING IRON (equipment): a device which has a symbol, letter on the end which the iron is curled into, that when heated and placed upon bare skin, leaves a mark, branding the slave or animal to the Owner. "He also purchased certain articles of slavers' equipment, a display chain, various other sorts of chains, slave bracelets, ankle rings, neck collars, binding fiberts, BRANDING IRONs and whips." Pg. 63, Captive of Gor.

BRANDING RACK (equipment): a device to which a new slavegirl is chained for branding; her hands arechained above her head, but the rest of her body is free to move, except for whichever thigh is tobe branded, this being held motionless in a large vise. "Also mounted on the wagon was a BRANDING RACK, of the sort popular in Tyros." Pg. 49, Hunters of Gor.branding rack: "The girl was brought into the shop and stood in the branding rack, which was then locked on her, holding her upright. The metal worker placed her wrists behind her in the wrist clamps, adjustable, each on their own vertical, flat metal bar. He screwed shutthe clamps. She winced. He then shackled her feet on the rotating metal platform." Pg. 70, Explorers of Gor.

BRASS LAMP {tool}A small lamp made of polished brass, a wick lit inside brings light. "But we must rest now," she said, getting up and extinguishing the BRASS LAMP in the tent." Pg. 279, Captive of Gor.

BRED PASSION SLAVE (person): a woman who is, from birth on Gor, raised in the ways of pleasures and every way of serve, usually bred for a special feature. They are highly trained and knowledgeable in the ways of pleasure. "One was slender, a fragile girl, with deep gray eyes; the other had dark eyes and hair, a body that might have been that of a BRED PASSION SLAVE." Pg. 400, Assassin of Gor.

BREEDING WINE (drug): a sweet tasting drink, in sharp contrast to slave wine, which counteracts the effects of slave wine, making a female slave fertile it is also called second wine. "In the concentrated state, as in slave wine, developed by the caste of physicians, the effect is almost indefinite, usually requiring a releaser for its remission, usually administered, to a slave, in what is called the BREEDING WINE, or the "second wine." Pg. 319, Blood Brothers of Gor.

BROAD-HEADED ARROW (weapon): SEE TUCHUK BARBED ARROW. "Had I used the BROAD-HEADED ARROW, or the Tuchuk Barbed arrow, one would, in removing it, commonly thrust the arrow completely through the wound..." Pg. 79, Raiders of Gor.

BROTHERS OF THE WIND(people): a nickname for Tarnsmen. "Tarnsmen, riders of the great tarns, called BROTHERS OF THE WIND, are masters of the open sky, fierce warriors whose battleground is the clouds and sky; they are not forest people; they do not care to stalk and hunt where, from the darkness of trees, from a canopy of foliage, they may meet suddenly unexpectedly, a quarrel from the crossbow of an invisible assailant." Pg. 63, Captive of Gor.

BUCKLER SWORD (weapon): a weapon used in fighting. "BUCKLER and short sword are perhaps most popular, but there are few weapons on Gor which are not seen over a period of three or four days of the games." Pg. 189, Assassin of Gor.

BUILDERS, CASTE OF (group): the caste which includes architects, draftsmen, stonemasons, etc.;the Builders are one of the five High Castes included in the government of Gor; their caste coloris brown. "The walls were crowded, and I supposed many upon them used the long glasses of the CASTE OF BUILDERS to observe the field of the stakes." Pg. 113, Nomads of Gor.

BUILDER'S GLASS(tool): telescope which folds down by sliding into itself. (See Also, Glass of the Builders} "I snapped open the BUILDER'S GLASS again." Pg. 198, Raiders of Gor.