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KAIL {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 (Gorean 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.

KAIILA (animal): large (20-22 hands), carnivorous mammal, with a long neck and silky fur; its eyeshave 3 lids; is vivaparous, has incredible stamina, and can be domesticated for riding in spite ofits vicious temper. in the Tahari, its long hair is used to braid rope; its milk is drank by humans. "The mount of he Wagon Peoples, unknown in the northern hemisphere of Gor, is the terrifying but beautiful KAIILA. It is a silken, carnivorous, lofty creature, graceful, mammalian, though there is no suckling of the younr. The young are born vicious and by instinct, as soon as they can struggle to their feet, they hunt." Pg. 13, Nomads of Gor.

KAIILA (people): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens; their language is related to thatof the Dust Legs. "The KAIILA were mostly members of the All Comrades, a warrior society, like the Sleen Soldiers, of the Isbu KAIILA. They were under the command of Canka, Cuwignaka's brother." Pg. 14, Blood Brothers of Gor.

KAILIAUK (animal): stocky ruminant, tawny with red and brown markings on haunches, having 3horns; stands c. 20-25 hands at the shoulder. "Even past me there thundered a lumbering herd of startled, short-trunked, KAILIAUK, a stocky, awkward ruminant of the plains, tawny, wild heavy, their haunches marked in red and brown bars, their wide heads bristling with a trident of horns..." Pg. 2, Nomads of Gor.

KAILIAUK (people): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens; their language is a dialect of Kaiila. "Red savages," smiled Grunt. "Fleer," he then said. "Kaiila, Sleen. Yellow Knives, KAILIAUK." Pg. 246, Savages of Gor.

KAISSA (game): a boardgame much favored on Gor; the board is marked with 100squares, colored alternately red and yellow; there are 20 pieces per side, which represent Ubarand Ubara, Initiates, Riders of the High Tharlarion, Tarnsmen, Scribes, Builders, Spearmen orSpear Slaves, and the Home Stone; played much like chess, the object being to captureone's opponent's Home Stone; in Torvaldsland, the Ubar, Ubara, tarnsman, Initiate, and Scribesare replaced by the Jarl, Jarl's Woman, Ax, Rune-Priest, and Singer, respectively. "The word actually cried was "KAISSA," which is Gorean for "Game." Pg. 26, Assassin of Gor.

KAJIRA (person): slavegirl; pl. kajirae. "...I wept; a KAJIRA, I knew was not even a servant; a KAJIRA was a slave girl..." Pg. 65, Slave Girl of Gor.

KAJIRUS (person): male slave pl. kajiri. "For a male slave, or KAJIRUS, of the Wagon Peoples, and there are few, save for the work chains..." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

KAJURALIA (festival): also called the "Holiday of Slaves," or "Festival of Slaves, it happens in most of the northern cities once a year. Port Kar does not hold Kajuralia. Many cities celebrate it on the last day of the Twelth Passage Hand, the day before the Waiting Hand. Ar and other cities celebrate it on the last day of the fifth month, the day before the Love Feast. During this Festival, a slave gets the chance to trade places with masters and play tricks on free persons. Most of the time it is celebrated on the last day of the 12th Passage Hand. Some cities celebrate it on the last day of the 5th month, the day before the Love Feast. "KAJURALIA!" cried the slave girl hurling a basket of Sa-Tarna flour on me, and turning and running." Pg. 223, Assassin of Gor.

KA-LA-NA (tree): a tree with very strong yellow wood, used for making bows; "I could see the shadows of tall KA-LA-NA TREES bending against the darkness of the night, their leaves lifting and rustling on the long branches." Pg. 35, Outlaw of Gor.

KA-LA-NA (drink): a very potent dry white or red wine, made from the fruit of the Ka-la-na tree. "After the meal I tasted the drink, which might not inappropriately be described as an almost incandescent wine, bright, dry, and powerful. I learned later it was called KA-LA-NA." Pg. 26, Tarnsman of Gor.

KAL-DA (drink): alcoholic beverage made of ka- la-na wine diluted with citrus juices and mixedwith strong spices, and served hot. "KAL-DA is a hot drink, almost scalding, made of diluted Ka-la-na wine, mixed with citrus juices and stinging spices." Pg. 76, Outlaw of Gor.

KALIKA (instrument): musical instrument having a long neck and hemispheric soundbox, its 6 stringsbeing plucked. "...the other was the KALIKA, a six-stringed instrument; it, means of small wooden cranks; on the other hand, it less resembles a low, flat box and suggests affinities to the banjo or guitar, though the sound box is hemispheric and the neck rather long; it too, of course, like the czehar, is plucked..." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor.

KALMAK (clothes): vest of black leather worn by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples. "...the KALMAK is then donned; it is a short, open, sleeveless vest of black leather..." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

KAMCHAK (person): Tuchuk Ubar, the 4th of the Wagon People who went to meet Tarl, the true Ubar of the Tuchuks, turned over the Turian homestone back to the Ubar instead of keeping it and remaining Ubar, because His mother was Turian. "Hear my name," cried he, "I am KAMCHAK of the Tuchuks!" Pg. 16, Nomads of Gor.

KAMRAS (person): a warrior, Champion of the city of Turia. "'Remove the collar immediately,' commanded KAMRAS, plenipotentiary of Phanius Turmus, Administrator of Turia." Pg. 101, Nomads of Gor.

KANDA (plant): a plant whose parts are used in healing and for killing, as the leaves can be chewed or made into salve for healing, and the roots ground and dried for poison. "Tobacco in unknown on Gor, though there are certain habits or vices to take its place, in particular the stimulation afforded by chewing on the leaves of the KANDA plant, the roots of which, oddly enough, when ground and dried, constitute an extremely deadly poison." Pg. 25, Priest-Kings of Gor.

KANDA STRINGS(drug-like): the leaves of the kanda are rolled and chewed on, is addictive. "It was after her death," said Harold, "that Kutaituchik first tasted the rolled STRINGS of KANDA." Pg. 339, Nomads of Gor.

KAN-LARA (noun): slave brand. "Eta smiled. She pointed to her brand. 'KAN-LARA,' she said. She pointed to my brand. 'KAN-LARA Dina,' she said." Pg. 80, Slave Girl of Gor.

KARA (noun): turning. "The month of the autumnal equinox is called fully Se'KARA-Lar-Torvis, but usually simply Se'KARA, The Second KARA, or the Second Turning." Pg. 178, Outlaw of Gor.

KASBAH (place): An desert "city". "I had heard of the Salt Ubar, or the Guard of the Dunes. The location of his KASBAH is secret. Probably, other than his own men, only some few hundred know of it, primarily merchants high in the salt trade, and few of them would know its exact location." Pg. 207-208, Tribesmen of Gor.

KASHANI (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars. "On the right flank were the golden Char and the diverse reds and bright yellows of the KASHANI." Pg. 37, Tribesmen of Gor.

KASKA (instrument): a small hand drum. "They were not as yet playing, though one of them was absently tapping a rhythm on a small hand drum, the KASKA..." Pg. 153, Nomads of Gor.

KASRA (place): Capitol city of the island of Tyros. Chenbar was from Kasra. "KASRA is the capitol of Tyros; its only other city is Tentium." Pg. 174, Raiders of Gor.

KASSARS: {people} one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples; also called the Blood People; theirstandard is a scarlet bola. "And there were four Wagon Peoples, the Paravaci, the Kataii, the KASSARS, and the dreaded Tuchuks." Pg. 9, Nomads of Gor.

KASSAU: {city} a city which sits at the northern edge of the forests in the north. The town is made of wood, and its greatest building is the temple. The town is surrounded by a wall with 2 gates, one large which faces the inlet, and the other smaller gace leading to the forest. The wall is made of sharpened logs with a catwalk. Its main business is trade, lumber, and fishing. It is the high seat of the Initiate of the north. "The High Initiate of KASSAU, a town at the northern brink of the forest, sat still in his white robes, in his tall hat, on the throne to the right, within the white rail that separated the sanctuary of the Initiates from the common ground of the hall, where those not annointed by the grease of Priest-Kings must stand." Pg. 25, Marauders of Gor.

KATAII (people): one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples, whose members are negroid; theirstandard is a yellow bow. "And there were four Wagon Peoples, the Paravaci, the KATAII, the Kassars, and the dreaded Tuchuks." Pg. 9, Nomads of Gor.

KAVARS (people): a major tribe of the Tahari, their vassal tribes are the Ta'Kara, Bakahs, Char, andKashani. Their war-cry is Kavars Supreme. "Most importantly I had gathered that there was brewing bad blood between the tribes of the KAVARS and the Aretai." Pg. 37, Tribesmen of Gor.

KAZRAK (person): a warrior of Port Kar, in the service of Mintar, of the Merchant Caste. Tarl's sword brother. Named Administrator of Ar when Marlenus was thrown out. Tarnsman of Gor. "I have friends in Ar," I said, "even KAZRAK, the administrator of the City. Pg. 305, Priest-King of Gor.

KEEP, THE (place): in a Gorean home, the place which will provide the greatest defense, a room specially for surviving. "I agreed with him. THE KEEP, in the private houses of Goreans, is most often a round, stone tower, built for defense, containing water and food. It is difficult to fire from the outside, and the roundness--like the roundness of Gorean towers in general--tends to increase the amount of oblique hits from catapult stones." Pg. 224, Nomads of Gor.

KEF (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet, analogous with the Earth letter 'K'; the first letter of the Gorean words for male and female slaves, and hence often used as a brand. "She wore the KEF high on her left thigh, just under the hip. This is the most common brand site for a Gorean slave girl." Pg. 75, Savages of Gor.

KELEUSTES (person): the person who keeps the rhythm of the rowing on a ship. "The officer, standing on the tiller deck of the flagship, lifted his arm. In marsh barges there is no time-beater, or KELEUSTES, but the count to the oarsmen is given by mouth." Pg. 61, Raiders of Gor.

KENNEL (place): a small, concrete room where a slavegirl may be confined at night. "The expression "KENNELS" is sometimes used similarly, but more often it refers to a kind of small, cement cell, customarily about three feet by three feet by four feet, with an iron gate which can be raised and lowered; similar cells, but entirely of bars, are also common, and are to be found in the house of slavers; the smaller cells can function as separate units, and may be used to ship slaves, but they can also be locked together in groups to provide tiers of cells, usually bolted into a wall, conserving space." Pg. 123-124, Assassin of Gor.

KES (clothes): short tunic of black leather worn by the male slaves of the Wagon Peoples. "For a male slave, or Kajirus, of the Wagon Peoples, and there are few, save for the work chains, to be clad Kajir means to wear the KES, a short, sleeveless work tunic of black leather." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

KES SHRUB (plant): a shrub whose salty, blue secondary roots are a main ingredient in sullage. "..and the salty, blue secondary roots of the KES SHRUB, a small deeply rooted plant which grows best in sandy soil." Pg. 45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

KETTLE GIRL/SLAVE (person): a slave who only performs household duties, cleaning, cooking, etc. "Ho-Tu shook his head. "Sura is right," he said, rather too agreeably. "They are only KETTLE GIRLS." "But," protested Flaminius. "KETTLE GIRLS," insisted Ho-Tu." Pg. 152, Assassin of Gor. "Telima I kept mostly in the kitchens, with the other KETTLE SLAVES, with instructions to the Kitchen Master that the simplest and least pleasant tasks be hers..." Pg. 131-132, Raiders of Gor.

KETTLE-AND-MAT GIRL (person): a slave who is trained to tend to household chores and sexual pleasures. "Kettle Girl," I said. She sniffed. "I would say," laughed Thurnock, grinning, "KETTLE AND MAT!" Pg. 99, Raiders of Gor.

KEY BOX (noun): a place where cells/pens are kept safely. "The KEY BOX was about a yard to the left of the keyhole; and about four feet from the observation panel; it is a small, heavy metal box bolted to the stone of the wall; it opens and shuts to the left, by means of a round-knobbed screw, which must be turned several timesb efore the small metal door opens." Pg. 275, Assassin of Gor.

KISSING THE GOBLET (rite): The action of placing a kiss on the goblet, before offering it to the Master/ Mistress. "Trembling, I extended the goblet to him. He did not take it. I shrank back, confused. I did not know what to do. I realized then that I had, in my confusion and distress, forgotten to place my lips upon the goblet in subservience. I quickly pressed my lips to the GOBLET, KISSING it. Then, suddenly, as I was to hand it to him, I boldly, again, lifted the goblets side to my lips. Holding it in both hands, I kissed it again, lovingly, delicately, fully, lingeringly, my eyes closed. I had never kissed a boy on Earth with the helplessness and passion that I bestowed upon the mere goblet of my Gorean captor. I opened my eyes. I proffered, tears in my eyes, the cup of paga to my captor. I was as though, with the cup, I was giving myself to him." Pg. 68, Slave Girl of Gor.

KISS OF THE MISTRESS (rite): at the time of the taking of a male slave, the Mistress will sometimes place a violent kiss which will leave a marking to show the slave is owned and has been used by his Mistress. "It was in my mouth, black and swollen, that she had put the KISS OF THE MISTRESS." Pg. 86 and 86, Raiders of Gor.

KI-VAR(language): See TA-SARDAR-KI-VAR.

KLIM {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.

KNEELING TO THE WHIP (position):a position which is assumed for punishment of a slave through whipping. "I crossed my wrists beneath me and touched my head to the floor, exposing the bow of my back. It is the submissive posture of a slave girl who is to be punished. It is called KNEELING TO THE WHIP." Pg. 200, Captive of Gor.

KNIFE LOCK (noun): a type of lock used in the compartments of rich people usually, or on places owned by merchants, or where any riches are found, which uses a knife to stop the intruder. "...the KNIFE LOCK, when tampered with, releases a blade, or several of them, with great force, sometimes from behind the individual at the lock." Pg. 52, Assassin of Gor. KNIFE, SHAVING (tool): a flat single blade used to shave. "He wanted to make small purchases, among them a new SHAVING KNIFE." Pg. 65, Hunters of Gor.

KNIFE, TARN (weapon): a knife which is easily carried while riding a tarn. "I saw that he had been given another knife, a TARN KNIFE, of the sort carried by riders." Pg. 363, Assassin of Gor.

KNOTS (noun): there are many types of knots used for many different things. tying anchors, tying slaves, etc. "I then illustrated, she cooperating, several other common knots, among them the Karian anchor knot, the Pin hitch, the double Pin hitch, the Builder's bend, and the Builder's overhand." Pg. 81-82, Assassin of Gor.

KNUCKLEBONES (noun): used for dice. "Behind her the men began crying out, watching the tumbling of the KNUCKLEBONES on the stones of the floor." Pg. 248, Assassin of Gor.

KO-LAR (noun): slave collar, though not used much in the books, it is the gorean spelling of collar."Collar!" I said. Eta frowned, "Ko-lar," she repeated again indicating the neck band of steel fashioned on her throat. "Ko-lar," I said, carefully following her pronunciation. Eta accepted this........"Var Ko-lar?" asked Eta. I pointed to the collar on her throat." Pg. 81, Slave Girl of Gor.

KOORA (clothes): strip of red fabric worn as a headband by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples. "...lastly the KOORA, a strip of red cloth, matching the Curla, is wound about the head, to hold the hair back, for slave women, among the Wagon Peoples, are not permitted to braid, or otherwise dress their hair; it must be, save for the KOORA, worn loose." Pg. 30, Nomads of Gor.

KO-RO-BA (place): village market (obsolete); cap. a major city-state, often referred to as the'Towers of the Morning'. According to Pg. 39-40 of Outlaws of Gor, the word Ko-ro-ba is "an expression in archaic Gorean referring to a village market." "How could it have known that I was Tarl of KO-RO-BA, and that I was returning to my city?" Pg. 37, Outlaw of Gor.

KORT (food): a fruit usually served sliced with melted cheese and nutmeg. "I had had verr meat, cut in chunks and threaded on a metal rod, with slices of peppers and larma, and roasted; vulo stew with raisins, nuts, onions and honey; a KORT with melted cheese and nutmeg;hot Bazi tea, sugared, and, later, Turian wine." Pg. 47, Tribesmen of Gor.

KRON (person): of Tharna, Caste of Metal Workers, opponent of Tarls during the Amusements of Tharna and aided in the revolt in the mines in Tharna. "My opponent was not Andreas, but a squat, powerful man with short-clipped yellow hair, KRON of Tharna, of the Caste of Metal Workers. His eyes were blue like steel. One ear had been torn from his head." Pg. 113, Outlaw of Gor.

KUR (animal): a large carnivorous furred mammal having 4 legs, but usually stand upright. They have paws with 6 "fingers" with claws and a thumb. It has 2 rows of teeth and are very strong and ferocious..their favorite food are usually slaves. "In one hand it carried a gigantic ax, whose handle was perhaps eight feet long, whose blade, from tip to tip, might have been better than two feet in length; on its other arm it carried a great, round, iron shield, double strapped; it lifted it, and the ax; its arms were incredibly long, perhaps some seven feet in length; about its left arm was a spiral band of gold; it was the KUR which had addressed the assembly." Pg. 20, Marauders of Gor.

KURDAH (noun): a small, light, semi-circular tent usually carried on the back of a kaiila. It has layers of white cloth and is utilized in the Tarhari, carrying FW and slaves. "This frame is called, in Gorean, the KURDAH." Pg. 69, Tribesmen of Gor.

KURT (noun): the five-bladed slave whip. "Eta lifted a stout whip, with long handle, which might be wielded with two hands, and five dangling, soft, wide lashing surfaces, each about a yard long. "KURT," she said. I shrank back. "KURT," I repeated." Pg. 83, Kajira of Gor.

KURII (animal): A Gorean word which is a "corruption" of the Kur name for themselves. "If Samos were correct that "KURII" was a Gorean corruption of the name of such animals for themselves, and that the word was used in Torvaldsland as a designation for beasts, then it seemed not unlikely that such animals were not unknown in Torvaldsland, at least in certain areas, perhaps remote ones." Pg. 21, Marauders of Gor.

KUSK (person): a Priest-King, considered the "greatest of the Nest". "KUSK," said Misk, "is one of the greatest of the Nest." Priest-Kings of Gor.

KUTAITUCHIK (person): known as the Ubar of the Tuchuks, but not so, was father of Kamchak, the real Ubar of the Tuchuks. "To be of the First Wagon," said Kamchak, "is to be of the household of KUTAITUCHIK. "I repeated the name slowly, trying to sound it out. It is pronounced in the four syllables, divided thus; KU-TAI-TU-CHIK. "He then is the Ubar of the Tuchuks?" I said." Pg. 32, Nomads of Gor.

KUURUS (person): Tarl Cabots name while in the Caste of the Assassins, seeking out the one responsible for killing the warrior the person mistook as being Tarl Cabot. "Yet none would stand in the way of KUURUS for he wore on his forehead, small and fine, the sign of the black dagger." Pg. 7, Assassin of Gor.