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CAGE, DISCIPLINE: A cage used in punishment of a slave, solid in structure, no openings but a small slot to pass food through. "I was locked inside. I could see a tiny slit of the outside through the aperture in the iron door, about a half an inch in height and seven inches in width. There was a somewhat larger opening at the foot of the door, about two inches in height and a foot wide. The box itself was square, with dimensions of perhaps one yard square. It was hot, and dark." Pg. 313, Captive of Gor.

CAGE, DISPLAY (place): a cage used especially for displaying slaves to others. "Her cage, mounted on the cart, was not of branches, but of steel. It was a circular cage, between some six and seven feet in height, flat-bottomed, with a domed top. Its diameter was no more than a yard. And she was chained. Her wrists were manacled behind her body, and a chain led from her confined wrists to a heavy ring set in the bottom of her cage." Pg. 215, Captive of Gor.

CAMERIUS (date): the third month of the Gorean calendar. "He did so late in the spring, on the sixteenth day of the third month, that month which in Ar is called CAMERIUS, in Ko-ro-ba Selnar." Pg. 234-234, Assassin of Gor.

CAMISK(clothes): simple, poncho-like slave garment, about 18" wide, rectangular in shape with a hole cut for the head, a piece of either binding fiber or chain wrapped around the waist. It is designed to proclaim a girl a slave, and to make it easy to be torn away by the master. "The commong CAMISK is a single piece of cloth, about eighteen inches wide, thrown over the girl's head and worn like a poncho." Pg. 90, Nomads of Gor.

CAMISK, TURIAN (clothes): a style of CAMISK worn by slaves in the city-state of TURIA. "The TURIAN CAMISK, on the other hand, if it were to be laid out on the floor, would appear somewhat like an inverted "T" in which the bar of the "T" would be beveled on each side. It is fastened with a single cord. The cord binds the garment on the girl at three points, behind the neck, behind the back, and in front at the waist. The garment itself, as might be supposed, fastens behind the girl's neck, passes before her, passes between her legs and is then lifted and, folding the two sides of the T's bar about her hips, ties in front. The Turian camisk, unlike the common camisk, will cover a girl's brand; on the other hand, unlike the common camisk, it leaves the back uncovered and can be tied, and is, snugly, the better to disclose the girl's beauty." Pg. 90, Nomads of Gor.

CANJELLNE (verb): challenge. "Kajira CANJELLNE," he had said. He had fought for me, and won me. He had brought me to his camp, where he had branded me. I was now his slave." Pg. 81, Slave Girl of Gor.

CAPRUS (person): Chief Accountant in the House of Cernus, from Ar. "After the work of CAPRUS and myself was finished I would be able to join her, probably in Ko-ro-ba, for a time, before we arranged to return her to Earth; I assumed, naturally, she would wish to return to her native planet." Pg. 245, Assassin of Gor.

CAPTURE KNOT (knot): a knot which is used in binding slaves. "It is a CAPTURE KNOT," I said. "Oh," she said. "It is used for binding slaves and such," I remarked." Pg. 82, Assassin of Gor.

CAPTURE LOOPS (knot): ropes made with slip knots dropped over a leg, head or arm, pulls tight and cannot release until the person holding it releases it. "others with club and knife, others with whips, some with CAPTURE LOOPS..." Pg. 51, Raiders of Gor.

CAPTURE NETS (noun): used in the marshes a lot to capture animals or slaves. "some with capture loops, some with CAPTURE NETS, all with binding fiber." Pg. 51, Raiders of Gor.

CAPTURE SCENT (drug): chloroform. "Soaked in a rag and scarf and held over the nose and mouth of a female it can render her unconscious in five Ihn. She squirms wildly for an Ihn or two, and then sluggishly, and then fell limp. It is sometimes used by tarnsmen; it is often used by slavers." Pg. 116, Marauders of Gor.

CARA (person): a slave of Rims, given to him after she laughed and taunted him at his telling of being captured by Panther girls while he himself was enslaved. Bosk freed him. "May I not beg a name?" she asked. He looked at her. "CARA," he said." Pg. 16, Hunters of Gor.

CARPET PLANT (plant): a plant of the rainforest area inland of Schendi, having tendrils that aresometimes used as a source of drinking water. "I returned to the girl and, carefully, washed out the wound. She winced. I then cut some leaves and wrapped them about it. I tied shut this simple bandage with the tendrils of a CARPET PLANT." Pg. 347, Explorers of Gor.

CART {time} One of the units of time on a Gorean clock."Accordingly, the main divisions of the map are Ta-Sardar-Var, and the other seven; taking the Sardar as our "north pole" the other directions, clockwise as Earth clocks move OGorean clock hands move in the opposite direction) would be, first Ta-Sardar-Var, then, in order, Ror, Rim, Tun, Vask (sometimes spoken of as Verus Var. or the true turning away), CART, Klim, and Kail, and then again, of course, Ta-Sardar-Var." Pg. 3, Nomads of Gor.

CARTIUS (place): a tributary of the Vosk River. "I had heard it sung some two years ago by the bargemen on the CARTIUS, a tributary of the Vosk, far to the south and west of Ar." Pg. 207, Assassin of Gor.

CASE (place): the chamber in which a Mul lives in the Nest area on the Sardar Mountains. "My CASE was a transparent plastic cube of perhaps eight feet square, with ventilation holes and a sliding plastic door. There was no lock on the door and thus I could come and go as I pleased. Inside the cube there were canisters of Mul-Fungus, a bowl, a ladle, a wooden-bladed Fungus-Knife; a wooden headed Fungus-Mallet; a convenient tube of Mul-Pellets, which discharged its contents one at a time following my depressing a lever in the bottom of the tube; and a large, inverted jar of water, by means of which an attached, somewhat shallow, watering pan was kept filled." Pg. 111, Priest-Kings of Gor.

CASMU BAND (people): a sub-group of the Yellow-Kaiila Riders. "The Isbu, or Little-Stones band; the CASMU, or Sand, BAND; the Isanna, the Little-Knife band; the Napoktan, or Bracelets, band; and the Wismahi, or Arrowhead band, are the five bands which constitute the Kaiila tribe." Pg. 10, Blood Brothers of Gor.

CASTE (group): the division of different "occupations" of people of Gor, divided into Higher, Lower, and Sub-Castes, each with their own colors. "The Slavers, incidentally, are of the Merchant CASTE, though in virtue of their merchandise and practices, their robes are different." Pg. 208, Assassin of Gor.

CASTE SANTUARY (noun): the allowance of a member of a certain caste to have a place of safety. "CASTE SANTUARY!" screamed Portus. Pg. 208, Assassin of Gor.

CAT'S-CRADLE (game): a game which a length of thread, yarn, twine, or string is laced around the fingers and transferred from one player to another, making beautiful patterns in each exchange, with the material used. "Others faced one another, kneeling, and with string and their fingers, played on intricate CAT'S-CRADLE game." Pg. 107, Captive of Gor.

CELL FOR SPECIAL CAPTURES (place): a holding pen for slaves of special status, whether be face stripped FW, a male or female formerly of high caste, or one to be trained in a special way. "It was Cernus saying to me, outside the CELL FOR SPECIAL CAPTURES, "You, Killer, would not make a Player." Pg. 271. Assassin of Gor.

CATAPULT (weapon): a weapon in which is pulled back, a large boulder, or other weapon placed in the holder, then the catapult is released and the item sent flying towards the target. "She also carried, on leather-cushioned, swivel mounts, two light CATAPULTS..." Pg. 193. Raider of Gor.

CENTIUS (person): Player of Kaissa from Cos. "I had studied, too, the games of masters, in particular those of the young, handsome, lame, fiery Scormus of Ar, and of the much older, almost legendary master of Cos, gentle, white-haired CENTIUS, he of the famed Centian opening. Pg. 148, Hunters of Gor.

CERNUS (person): a Slaver who became Ubar of Ar, and a Kur agent. Was defeated by Tarl and Others to give the Ubarship back to Marlenus. "They seemed likable, capable young men, something above the average cut of the men in the employ of CERNUS the Slaver." Pg. 193, Assassin of Gor.

CHAIN LUCK (noun): the capturing of a girl, at times not knowing what she looks like prior. "That is interesting," said Harold, "for I had thought I might try CHAIN LUCK in the Pleasure Gardens of a Turian merchant named Saphar." Pg. 187, Nomads of Gor.

CHAINED UNDER THE MOONS {tradition}Used to help a slave discover what she is, naked, chained beneath the light of the moons piercing the dark quiet of the night..""Let her be CHAINED UNDER THE MOONS of Gor," had said Verna." Pg. 338, Captive of Gor.

CHALWAR (clothes): baggy pants of diaphanous silk, worn by slavegirls of the Tahari; similar to theharem trousers of Earth. "From one side a slave girl, barefoot, bangled, in sashed, diaphanous, trousered CHALWAR, gathered at the ankle, its tight, red-silk vest, with bare midriff, fled to him, with the tall, graceful, silvered pot containing the black wine. She was veiled." Pg. 88, Tribesman of Gor.

CHAMBER OF THE COUNCIL (place): "The CHAMBER OF THE COUNCIL is the room in which the elected representatives of the High Castes of Ko-ro-ba hold their meetings." Pg. 61, Tarnsman of Gor.

CHAMBER SLAVE (person): a slave who lives and serves in the chambers of a given place. "I am a CHAMBER SLAVE," she said. "I don't understand," I said. "It means," she said, irritably, "that I am confined to this room, and that I am the slave of whoever enters the room." Pg. 36, Priest-Kings of Gor.

CHAR (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars. "If war should erupt their vassal tribes, such as the CHAR, the Kashani, the Ta'Kara, the Raviri, the Tashid, the Luraz, the Bakahs, would all become involved." Pg. 47, Tribesmen of Gor.

CHATKA (clothes): the strip of black leather, some 6 inches by 5 feet long, worn like a breech- cloutover the curla by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples. "...the CHATKA, or long, narrow strip of black leather, fits over this cord in the front, passes under, and then again, from the inside, passes over the cord in the back; the CHATKA is drawn tight..." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

CHENBAR (person): Ubar of Tyros, from Kasra, the capitol of Tyros. "As I spoke, the Ubar of Cos, Lurius of Jad, and the Ubar of Tyros, CHENBAR of Kasra, the Sea Sleen, who was visiting Lurius on matters of state, sat unspeaking upon their thrones." Pg. 174, Raiders of Gor.

CHOKE LEASH (noun): a leash which will tighten and release the more or less it is pulled on. a chain or rope slips through another, causing it to tighten upon tension applied. A slave can offer no resistance without strangling. "Then, by the CHOKE LEASH, half strangling, I was dragged to my feet." Pg. 118, Captive of Gor.

CHRONOMETRIC TEMPERATURE DEVICE (noun): an device to work like an alarm clock to awaken sleepers. "It was chilly to the touch now, because I had set the CHRONOMETRIC TEMPERATURE DEVICE to turn to cold an hour before the first light." Pg. 60, Tarnsman of Gor.

CHUNG (person): an Ubar of Port Kar Who sat on the Council of Captains. "The five Ubars of Port Kar, CHUNG, Eteocles, Nigel, Sullius Maximus and Henrius Sevarius, control among themselves some four hundred ships." Pg. 133, Raiders of Gor.

CITIES OF DUST (place): the Gorean land of the dead, or underworld. "Returned from the CITIES OF DUST," gasped the warrior. "No," I said, "I am a living man as you." Pg. 61, Outlaw of Gor.

CIVITATIS (Gorean word): Gorean word meaning "city of". "Lo Rask," said he, "Rarius, CIVITATIS Trevis." "I am Rask," he said, "of the caste of warriors, of the City of Treve." Pg. 266, Captive of Gor.

CLAN OF SCARERS (people): a group of people whose job it is to place the scars upon the Wagon Peoples, when called upon. "When I have time," said Harold, "I will call one from the CLAN OF SCARERS and have the scaraffixed. It will make me look even more handsome." Pg. 274, Nomads of Gor.

CLAN OF TORTURERS (people): a group of people whose job it is to get much needed information from others by means of torture. "For what you have dont," he said, "it is common to call for one of the CLAN OF TORTURERS." Pg. 142, Nomads of Gor.

CLARK(person): a merchant from Thentis who approached Tarl regarding FC His daughter. "CLARK of Thentis had a daughter, but he was not a Ubar. He was not even of high caste." Pg. 174, Hunters of Gor.

CLAUDIA TENTIA HINRABIA (person): the only surviving daughter of one of the wealthiest families in Ar, the Administrator of Ar. The family was killed and she ended up hiding as a slave. "...the one Hinrabian whose body was not found among the dead, scattered on the plains and among the burning remains of the wagons, was, interestingly, CLAUDIA TENTIA HINRABIA." Pg. 235, Assassin of Gor.

CLAUDIUS TENTIUS HINRABIUS (person): One time Ubar of Ar, was one of the richest men in Ar. "I could probably have Claudia Tentia Hinrabia, of the Builders, who had been the daughter of CLAUDIUS TENTIUS HINRABIUS, once Ubar of Ar, but she was now without family." Pg. 174, Hunters of Gor.

CLAUDIUS (person): Excellent swordsman killed by Fish, a slave. "Remarkable," said Samos. "CLAUDIUS is dead. And slain only by a slave." Pg. 303, Raiders of Gor.

CLIENTHOOD (noun): to join with, in way of mutual help, protection, etc, another. "I myself did not choose to apply for CLIENTHOOD with a Ubar of Port Kar. I did not expect to need their might, nor did I wish to extend them my services." Pg. 129, Raiders of Gor.

CLITUS (person): a fisherman whom Tarl met when he took over the marshbarges filled with the slaves from the raid on the rence islands. "My name is CLITUS," he said. "I am a fisherman. I can guide ships by the stars. I know the net and trident." Pg. 85, Raiders of Gor.

CLOAK (clothing): a long cloth that hangs loosely from the shoulder, identical the ones used on earth, worn by both men and women. "The men stood, their CLOAKs gathered about them." Pg. 293, Hunters of Gor.

CLOSED HARL RING {tool}: a way in which a harl ring is connected to itself to form a closure in the loop. The chain, of course, may also be looped about say, a tree, or a piller in a public building, and the locking device snapped into the welded ring on the back of the girls own ankle ring. This is called a CLOSED HARL LOOP." Pg. 208, Hunters of Gor.

CODE OF WARRIOR CASTE (noun):What a Gorean Warrior lives by. "The CODE OF THE WARRIOR was, in general, characterizedby a rudimentary chivalry, emphasizing loyalty to the Pride Chiefs and the Home Stone. It was harsh, but with a certain gallantry, asense of honor that I could respect." Pg. 41, Tarnsman of Gor.

COIN GIRL (person): a slavegirl who, with a coinbox and triangular flat bell chained aournd her neck,is sent out in the streets of a city to earn money from masters in return for her sexual use. "It has its name from the fact that most renters of, and dealers in, COIN GIRLS in Victoria, keep their kennels on this street." Pg. 143, Guardsman of Gor.

COFFLE (noun): a method of chaining a line of slaves together for travel, also refers to the band around thri neck to which they are linked. the more common methods are to link the slaves by the left ankle, left wrist, or throat. "They had been beautiful, in silver throat COFFLE, their wrists bound behind their backs in golden slave bracelets, kneeling as pleasure slaves among the jeweels, the piled gold, and the heaps of silk and kegs of spices." Pg. 232, Raiders of Gor.

COLLAR (noun): any of several iron or steel devices that fit around the neck of a slave; inTorvaldsland, they are of iron, hinged, and fastened with a rivet. "The primary significance of the COLLAR is that it identifies the master and his city. The COLLAR of a given girl may be changed countless times, but the brand continues throughout to bespeak her status." Pg. 187, Outlaw of Gor.

A metal collar which is similar to a chain with a leather collar, made especially to slide if pressure put on it, used to control girls easier. "Then I felt the leather and metal CHOKE COLLAR again slide shut on my throat and, choking, I followed hurriedly at my tether." Pg. 136, Captive of Gor.

COLLAR, DANCE (dance): a collar to which light- weight (but effective) chain has been attached inorder to set off the dancer; a common type consists of a large oval of chain roughly 3 yds. incircumference, to which wrist cuffs and ankle cuffs are attached; once the two sides of the ovalhave been attached to a ring on the collar, the chain gives about 36" of play for each hand, and18" play for each foot; much used in the Tahari

COLLAR, LOCK (noun): a hinged collar easily removed by the use of a key; usually of flat stock, worn by trained slaves. the lock has one pin for each of the letters in the word kajira. "'I will decide if and when they receive a LOCK COLLAR,' said Sura." Pg. 154, Assassin of Gor.

COLLAR, PLATE (noun): collar of flat stock which is hammered about a slave's neck; usually worn byuntrained slaves. "Ho-Tu grinned. 'Call the smith!' said he to the guard. 'PLATE COLLARS!'" Pg. 153, Assassin of Gor.

COLLAR, TURIAN (noun): a slave collar of cylin- drical stock, rather than the normal flat stock ofnorthern lock collars; fits more loosely that a lock collar, enabling it to turn around the wearer's neck. "The TURIAN COLLAR is more difficult to engrave, but it, like the flat collar, will bear some legend assuring that the girl, if found, will be promptly returned to her Master." Pg. 19, Nomads of Gor.

COLLARING FEAST (rite): a feast held in celebration of a tarnsman's first slave capture, attended by his family and friends. During the ceremony in front of all present, the girl dances and serves food to the young tarnsman, after which the new Master takes the slave fully. "If he is a young tarnsman and she is his first girl, he will take her back to his own city, and display her for his family and friends, and she will dance for him, and serve him, at the COLLARING FEAST. If he is a brutal tarnsman, he may take her rudely, should he wish, above the clouds, above her own city, before even his tarn has left its walls. If he should be even more brutal, but more subtly so, more to be feared by a woman, he will, in the long flight back to his city, caress her into submission until she has no choice, but to yield herself to him, wholly, as a surrendered slave girl." Pg. 228, Captive of Gor.

COLLARING ANNIVERSARY RITUAL (rite): monthly, on the anniversary of a slaves collaring, the Master will celebrate by feeding the slave by hand or tossing her food to remind her of who is her Master. "The ceremonial taking of food from the hand of the man, as it had been done this evening in the camp, would prove to be somewhat unusual, though it would be reasonably commone to be handfed, when it amused him, or thrown scraps of food. Among many men, it might be mentioned, however, the monthly anniversary of a girl's acquisition as a slave would be marked by this, and similar ceremonies. A slave girl is a delight to a man; she is extremely prized and precious; that the day of her acquisition should be celebrated each month with special ceremonies and rites is not surprising. These numerous anniversaries are deliciously celebrated, as they may be with a girl who is only a slave, and seldom forgotten; should such an anniversary be forgotten, should it be such that it is commonly celebrated, the girl redoubles her efforts to please, fearing she is to be soon sold." Pg. 66, Slave Girl of Gor.

COMMANDER OF A TEN (title): "The lance stikes the shield once for the COMMANDER OF A TEN...." Pg. 250, Nomads of Gor.

COMMANDER OF A HUNDRED (title): "...twice for the COMMANDER OF A HUNDRED; three times fo the commander of a Thousand." Pg. 250, Nomads of Gor.

COMMANDER OF A THOUSAND (title): a position of honor which puts the Warrior head of a thousand warriors, only in a verbal sense, tis the next position below the Ubar of the Wagon Peoples. "Indeed it was true, for the next level beneath a Ubar among the Wagon Peoples is that of the COMMANDER OF A THOUSAND." Pg. 251, Nomads of Gor.

COMMON STOCK (noun): the item being purchased, isn't worth much, there is nothing special about them to pay more. "They are beauties," said Arn. "COMMON STOCK," said Rim." Pg. 25, Hunters of Gor.

COMPANIONSHIP PRICE (noun): the gift, in money or goods, given by a man to the father of thewoman he wishes to take in Free Companionship. "He would doubtless let her go if the COMPANIONSHIP PRICE were sufficiently attractive." Pg. 174, Hunters of Gor.

COMPLICIUS SERENUS (person): a High Initiate. Assassin of Gor.

CONRAD (person): Kassar Ubar, who met Tarl upon his first meeting with the Wagon Peoples. "From my left came a cry. "I am CONRAD, he of the Kassars." He threw the chain mask from his face, back over the helmet and laughted." Pg. 15, Nomads of Gor.

CONTASTA (adv): means of determining chronology; equivalent to the Earth term AD (Anno Domini). "Time is reckoned "CONTASTA Ar", or "from the founding of Ar." Pg. 179, Outlaw of Gor.

COS (place): one of the larger islands in the Thassa. "From Lydius goods may be embarked for the islands of Thassa, such as Teletus, Hulneth and Asperiche, even COS and Tyros." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

COSIAN SONG FISH (animal): a fish which is found in the seas of Gor. "They spend much of the day in the water and, it is said, are more at ease in that element than the COSIAN SONG FISH." Pg. 161, Assassin of Gor.

COUNCIL OF CAPTAINS (group): a council of the city of Port Kar which in order to have a place on, one must be a Master of at least 5 ships; either round ships or ram-ships which are of medium class. Usually there are 120 captains forming the council, give or take a few. The five Ubars of Port Kar are members of this council. "I took my seat in the COUNCIL OF THE CAPTAINS of Port Kar." Pg. 126, Raiders of Gor.

COUNCIL GUARD (group): a council of a city which helps enforce the laws of the city, keeping order. "For one thing, they had now formed a COUNCIL GUARD, with its distinct livery, that was now recognized as a force of the Council, and in, effect, as the police of the city." Pg. 218, Raiders of Gor.

COURAGE SCAR (noun): Among the Wagon Peoples, a scar which has social and economic status. "Indeed, without the COURAGE SCAR one could not even think of proposing oneself for the competition. It might be mentioned, incidentally, that without the COURAGE SCAR one may not, among the Tuchuks, pay court to a free woman, own a wagon, or own more than five bosk and three kailla." Pg. 113, Nomads of Gor.

CROSSBOW (weapon): a bow used by Wagon People which requires much strength and time to reset. "The bow, of course, small, for use from the saddle, lacks the range and power of the Gorean longbow or CROSSBOW..." Pg. 66, Nomads of Gor.

CURLA (clothes): the red waist cord worn slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples; supports the chatka. "Among the Wagon Peoples, to be clad Kajir means, for a girl, to wear four articles, two red, two black; a red cord, the CURLA is tied about the waist..." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

CUR-LON FIBER (noun): fiber spun by the Swamp Spiders (Spider People) for webs, and used in the textilemills of Ar. "They hunt us and leave only enough of us alive to spin the CUR-LON FIBER used in the mills of Ar." Pg. 83, Tarnsman of Gor.

CURULEAN (place): the most impressive slave auction house in Ar. "I knew that I was on my way to the CURULEAN." Pg. 283, Assassin of Gor.

CURVED THROWING STICK (weapon): a curved stick thrown at a bird, can stun it. it is NOT a boomerang, which would be useless in the sedges and rushes. it floats and is easily retrieved, the stunned birds are tied and put in the boats, killed later and cooked. "In her hand was a CURVED THROWING STICK, used for hunting birds." Pg. 10, Raiders of Gor.

CYLINDER OF DOCUMENTS (place): the place in Gor where all the scrolls are held. "lists of competitions and tournaments and their winners are filed in the CYLINDER OF DOCUMENTS; there is even in most Gorean libraries a section containing an incredible number of scrolls pertaining to the techniques, tactics, and strategy of the game." Pg. 27, Assassin of Gor.

CYLINDER OF JUSTICE (place): The place in a city whereas the claims of justice would be decided by civil jurists. "I noted with repulsion that on the roof of the CYLINDER OF JUSTICE there shimmered a public impaling spear of polished silver, some fifty feet high, gleaming, looking like a needle in the distance." Pg. 194, Tarnsman of Gor.

CYLINDER OF WARRIORS (place): the place in Gor where Warriors are located. "A knife on the high bridge," said I, "in the vicinity of the CYLINDER OF WARRIORS--at the Twentieth Ahn--in the darkness and the shadows of the lamps." Pg. 41, Assassin of Gor.

CYMBALS (instrument): like Earths cymbals. "...CYMBALS of various sorts; and what was obviously a tambourine;..." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor.

CZEHAR (instrument): musical instrument consisting of a flat, oblong box, having 8 strings which areplayed with a horn pick. "One of the instruments was an eight-stringed CZEHAR, rather lik a large flat oblong box, it is held across the lap when sitting cross-legged and is played with a horn pick.." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor.