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LA (language): it is not specific on what this word means, however from the way it is used, it is possible it means you. "Ute," repeated the short, dark-eyed girl, pointing to herself. Then she again pointed to me. "LA?" she inquired." Pg. 55, Captive of Gor.

LADY TINA(person): see "TINA". "'I herewith sentence you, LADY TINA of Lydius,' said the judge, 'to slavery.'" Pg. 50, Hunters of Gor.

LA KAJIRA (noun): an expression meaning I am a slave girl. "...and the meaning of "LA KAJIRA," which i had uttered to my captor was "I am a slave girl." Pg. 65, Slave Girl of Gor.

LANA (person): one of the slaves in the House of Cernus. "LANA," said Ho-Tu, "you will indeed leave the House tomorrow." Pg. 246, Assassin of Gor.

LANCE (weapon): a spearlike weapon. "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 the bola." Pg. 66, Nomads of Gor.

LARA (person): Tatrix of Tharna. "When I had questioned her, LARA had said to me that only when true love is learned is the Free Companionship possible, and that some women can learn love only in chains." Pgs. 250-251, Outlaw of Gor.

LARL (animal): a large (7 ft. at shoulder) feline, tawny red or black in color, having a black mane;carnivorous; similar to a lion. "...or, more dangerously, the LARL, a tawny leopardlike beast indigenous to the Voltai and several of Gor's ranges, standing an incredible seven feet high at the shoulder and feared for its occassionalhunger-driven visitations to the civilized plains below." Pg. 147, Tarnsman of Gor.

LARL, BLACK (animal): the vicious 7' tall catlike animal which moves around mainly during the night. "The pelt of the larl is normally tawney red or a sable black. The BLACK LARL, which is predominantly nocturnal, is maned, both male and female." Pg. 18, Priest-Kings of Gor.

LARL, RED (animal): the tawny red colored larl. "The RED LARL, which hunts whenever hungry, regardless of the hour, and is the more common variety, possesses no mane." Pg. 18, Priest-Kings of Gor.

LARMA (food): succulent fruit, similar to an Earth apple, sliced and fried, served withbrowned-honey sauce. the offering of a larma, by a slavegirl to her master without being asked by the Master to serve it, is a silentplea for the girl to be raped. "He then picked up a juicy, red LARMA fruit, biting into it with a sound that seemed partly crunching as he went through the shell, partly squishing as he bit into the fleshy, segmented endocarp." Pg. 220, Nomads of Gor.

LAR-TOVIS (noun): the sun. "LAR-TORVIS is a Gorean expression for the sun." Pg. 178, Outlaw of Gor.

LAST SPEAR (person): in a hunting line, the last spear carrier. "Paradoxically perhaps, LAST SPEAR is normally the weakest of the spearmen, the least skilled." Pg. 20, Priest-Kings of Gor.

LAST VEIL (noun): the innermost of the five veils worn by free women; it is worn under the veil of thecitizeness, and is often very sheer. "A free woman, publicly, will commonly wear, one or two veils; a frequent combination is the light veil, or LAST VEIL, and the house or street veil." Pg. 106, Slave Girl of Gor.

LATCH STRING (noun): a piece of string connected to the latch of a room, which when placed through the hole, will allow easy entry into the room. "When not barred it might be opened from the outside, if the LATCH STRING were thrust through the latch hole. Otherwise one would have to cut through the wood." Pg. 50, Assassin of Gor.

LAURA (place): a small trading city which is on the Laurius River, whose buildings are made of wood and is mainly warehouses and taverns. Its like a marketplace for many different types of goods. "He was bound, traveling over the hills and meadowlands east and north of Ko-ro-ba, for the city of LAURA, which lies on the banks of the Laurius river, some two hundred pasangs inland from the coast of the sea, called Thassa." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

LAURIUS (place): a river that flows gently in a westerly to southwest direction, the city of Laura lies on its' banks. "The LAURIUS is a winding, long, gentle, slow river." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

LAW OF THE HOMESTONE (rite): when the homestone of one is desecrated in some way, the one guilty would be put to death, banished, or tortured and impaled. the Ubar would never betray the law and be forced to carry through this punishment or loose face. "Have you forgotten," said he, "the LAW OF THE HOMESTONE?" Pg. 406, Assassin of Gor.

LEADING POSITION (command): posture of a slave girl, bending forward at thewaist, with her head at a master's hip, so that he may grab her hair and guide her where hewishes her to go. "In a moment I had left the building, pulling the captive behind me, her head down at my waist, in LEADING POSITION. Pg. 399-400, Mercenaries of Gor.

LEASH (noun):usually a long strip of leather, rope, chain or similar, used to lead a slave after it is attached to the collar of the slave. "He put slave bracelets on her, fastening her wrists together and put a LEASH on her throat." Pg. 70, Captive of Gor.

LEECH PLANT (plant): a hemovorous plant that fastens two hollow, fang-like thorns into its victim,through which it can suck the blood that nourishes it. "The LEECH PLANT strikes like a cobra, and fastens two hollow thorns into its victim. The chemical respoonses of the bladderlike pods produce a mechanical pumping action, and the blood is sucked into the plant to nourish it." Pg. 33, Outlaw of Gor.

LEG SPREADER (noun): devices of various complexity designed to keep a slavegirl's legs spreadwhile being used sexually by her master(s); sometimes used on male captives as an indicationof humiliation; used mostly among the Red Savages of the Barrens. "Yes," I said. Max and Kyle Hobart wore LEG-SPREADERS. These are commonly reserved by the red savages for their white female slaves." Pg. 162, Savages of Gor.

LELT (fish): a small (5-7") blindfish with fernlike filaments at either side of the head which are itssensory organs; white, with long fins, it swims slowly, and is the main food of the salt shark;inhabits the brine pits such as those at Klima in the Tahari. "'Why did you not eat it?' asked the man near me. I shrugged. Some salt slaves eat the LELT, raw, taken from the water, or gleaned from their harvesting vessels. The first bite is taken behind the back of the neck." Pg. 256, Tribesmen of Gor.

LESHA (command): at this command, the slavegirl stands with her hands behind herback, ready for binding, and with her head back and chin to the left, ready to have a leash snapped onto her collar. "'LESHA,' snapped the second officer to the blond girl. She spun from facing him, and lifted her chin, turning her head to the left, placing her wrists behind her, as though for snapping them into slave bracelets." Pg. 76, Explorers of Gor.

LIANA VINE (plant): a rainforest plant which can be used as a source of drinking water. "Another useful source of water is the LIANA VINE. One makes the first cut high, over one's head, to keep the water from being withdrawn by contraction and surface adhesion up the vine. The second cut, made a foot or so from the ground, gives a vine tube, which, drained, yeilds in the neighborhood of a liter of water." Pg. 310, Explorers of Gor.

LIGHTER OF LANTERNS (person): One who wanders the streets of a city announcing when tis time to light the lanterns in that city. "Outside on the bridges I hear the cry of the LIGHTER OF LANTERNS, "Lighter your lamps," he calls. "Light the lamps of love." Pg. 252, Outlaw of Gor.

LINNA (person): of Tharna whom Tarl shared a prison cell with, imprisoned for loving and helping a man. "'The Caste of Poets is not so bad,' I said to LINNA. 'Of course not,' she said, 'but they are outlawed in Tharna.'" Pg. 105, Outlaw of Gor.

LIT, COMMON (bird): a bird found in the rainforests of the Schendi area. "In the second level, that of the canopies, is found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches, mindars, the crested lit and the COMMON LIT, the fruit tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot, and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

LIT, CRESTED (bird): a bird found in the rainforests of the Schendi area. "In the second level, that of the canopies, is found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches, mindars, the CRESTED LIT and the common lit, the fruit tindel, the yellow gim, tanagers, some varieties of parrot, and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

LIVING WAND (sport): one of the most dangerous sports of the Wagon Peoples which involves a slave holding a tospit in her mouth while the Warrior tries to lance it from the slaves mouth. "In this sport, as might be expected, one's own slave must stand for one. It is essentially the same sport as lancing the tospit from the wand, save that the fruit is held in the mouth of a girl, who is slain should she move or in any way withdraw from the lance. Needless to say many a slave girl has been injured in this cruel sport." Pg. 79, Nomads of Gor.

LO (Gorean word): Means "I am" "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.

LOCK-COLLAR (noun): a collar put on slaves which is locked with a key released lock. "She had already been a LOCK-COLLAR girl." Pg. 200, Assassin of Gor.

LONG BOAT (transportation): smaller then a long ship, it is used for quick travel, through narrow places on water. "I ordered a swift, tharlarion-prowed LONGBOAT made ready." Pg. 253, Raiders of Gor.

LONG SHIP (transportation): see RAM-SHIP. "Medium class for a LONG SHIP or ram-ship, is determined not by freight capacity but by keel length and width of beam..." Pg. 127, Raiders of Gor.

LONG BOW (weapon): a bow great in length, used by the Wagon Peoples, it is powerful and can be used in rapid firing of arrows. Made of ka-la-na wood, it is tipped with a notched bosk horn, a hemp cord, whipped with silk. "The bow, of course, smalle for use from the saddle, lacks the range and power of the Gorean LONGBOW or crossbow..." Pg. 66, Nomads of Gor.

LOOKING INTO THE BLOOD (rite): a ritual which can tell the future of a person, using the blood of a sleen slain by the person. "Then, soberly, though I acknowledged it as a supersition, I performed the Gorean ritual of LOOKING INTO THE BLOOD. With my cupped hands, I drank a mouthful of blood, and then, holding another in my hands, I waited for the next flash of lightning. One looks into the blood in one's cupped hands. It is said that if one sees one's visage black and wasted one will die of disease, if one sees oneself torn and scarlet one will die in battle, if one sees oneself old and white haired, one will die in peace and leave children." Pg. 38, Outlaw of Gor.

LOVE DANCE OF THE NEWLY COLLARED SLAVE GIRL (dance): a dance one in which the slave dances in the joy of knowing she will soon be laying in the arms of a strong Master. it is very beautiful and giving in every way. "I turned to the musicians. "Do you know," I asked, "the LOVE DANCE OF THE NEWLY COLLARED SLAVE GIRL?" Pg. 115, Raiders of Gor.

LOVE FEAST (date): common name for the 5th Passage Hand in late summer, during which time is the greatest period for the sale of slaves. "On the other hand, the single greatest period for the sale of slaves is the five days of the Fifth Passage Hand, coming late in summer, called jointly the LOVE FEAST." Pg. 193, Assassin of Gor.

LOVE FURS (noun): soft furs spread thickly on the floor at the foot of a master's sleeping couch. See FURS OF LOVE. "When a master wishes to make use of a slave girl he tells her to light the lamp of love which she obediently does, placing it in the window of his chamber that they may not be disturbed. Then with his own hand he throws upon the stone floor of his chamber luxurious LOVE FURS, perhaps from the larl itself, and commands her to them." Pg. 68, Priest-Kings of Gor.

LOVE SILKS (noun): clothes which are worn by a Free Woman during a time of intimacy with a Free Male. "Doubtless she had expected to receive that kiss standing in the swirling LOVE SILKS of the Free Companion, beneath golden love lamps, beside the couch of the Ubar of Cos..." Pg. 235, Raiders of Gor.

LOVE WAR (games): games held yearly in which the people of the plains meet the people of the city to fight for the women of each to take them as slaves, and prove who is the fiercest and most worthy. The taking of slaves from one to the other is part of the reward of the games. "The theoretical justification of the games of LOVE WAR, from the Turian point of view, is that they provide an excellent arena in which to demonstrate the fierceness and prowess of Turian warriors, thus perhaps intimidating or, at the very least, encouraging the often overbold warriors of the Wagon Peoples to be wary of Turian steel." Pg. 116, Nomads of Gor. LOWER HOLD(place): an area near the front of the ship, below deck. "The LOWER HOLD is the tiny crawl space, of some eighteen inches, between the deck of the first hold and the curved hull of the ship, divided by its keel." Pg. 38, Hunters of Gor.

LUCK GIRL (person): a slavegirl who acts as mascot onboard ship; her use is usually reserved forthe captain of the ship, but she may be shared with the crew, usually as a disciplinary measure

LUMA (person): a slave whom Tarl freed while in Port Kar, who helped take Surbus to see the Thassa Sea for the last time before He died. She was in love with Tab, and told Bosk/Tarl she could not love him. she became the chief scribe in Tarls house. she is described as scrawny, not atractive, deep blue eyes and a "superb scribe" but a poor paga slave. He'd purchased her from Surbus. "What is your name?" I asked. "LUMA," she said." Pg. 124, Raiders of Gor.

LURAZ (people): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai. "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.

LURIUS (person): Ubar of Cos, from Jad. "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 thorns." Raiders of Gor.

LYDIUS (place): a city which lies at the mouth of the Laurius where it empties into the Thassa. It is a freeport administered by the merchant caste and one of few northern cities with public baths. "From LYDIUS, of course, goods of many sorts, though primarily rough goods, such things as tools, crude metal and cloth, brought on barges, towed by tharlarion treading on log roads, following the river, are brought to Laura, for sale and distribution inland." Pg. 59, Captive of Gor.

LYING, PENALTY FOR {punishment}: lying is a serious offense on Gor, esp when done to a Free. "Do you know the PENALTY," I asked, "for a slave girl who LIES to her master?" She looked at me no longer smiling. She was now apprehensive. "Whatever the master wishes," she said. "For the first offense," I said, "the penalty is not usually severe, commonly only a whipping." Pg. 218, Hunters of Gor.

LYSIAS (person): a Captain whose 6 barges Tarl had overtaken in the rence marshes, taking the barges, slaves, and cargo, who sat on the Council of Captains in Port Kar. "I smiled to myself, looking upon the bearded, dour countenance of the officer, his long hair tied behind his head with scarlet string. His name was LYSIAS." Pg. 128-129, Raiders of Gor.