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PAGA (drink): a grain-based, distilled hard liquor akin to whiskey; sometimes served warm. "The Older Tarl and Imay have drunk too much of that fermented brew concocted with fiendish skill from the yellow grain, Sa-Tarna, and called Pagar-Sa-Tarna, Pleasure of the Life-Daughter, but almost always "PAGA" for short." Pg. 61, Tarnsman of Gor.

PAGA ATTENDANT (person): a male employee of a paga tavern, who supervises the serving of pagaby slavegirls, and collects payment for the paga and the use of the slavegirls. "The fellow who stood by the table scarcely noticing the girl, placed a tarsk bit in her mouth, and she fled back to the counter where, under the eye of a PAGA ATTENDANT, she spit the coin into a copper bowl." Pg. 77, Rogue of Gor.

PAGA SLAVE (person): a slave in taverns who served drink, mainly paga to patrons. "Poor, scrawny, plain Luma, thought I, in her tunic of scribes cloth and collar! What a poor excuse for a PAGA SLAVE she had been!" Pg. 224, Raiders of Gor.

PAGA TAVERN (place): an establishment where food and alcoholic beverages, esp. paga, are sold;in addition, the use of the serving slave is included in the price of the paga bought. "I decided, if worse came to worst, that I could always go to a simple PAGA TAVERN where, if those of Tharna resembled those of Ko-ro-ba and Ar, one might, curled in a rug behind the low tables, unobtrusively spend the night..." Pg. 74, Outlaw of Gor.

PAGAR KAJIRA (person): pleasure slave.

PAGAR-SA-TARNA (drink): the longer name of Paga; see Paga. "The Older Tarl and I may have drunk too much of that fermented brew concocted with fiendish skill from the yellow grain, Sa-Tarna, and called PAGAR-SA-TARNA, Pleasure of the Life-Daughter, but almost always "Paga" for short." Pg. 61, Tarnsman of Gor.

PA-KUR (person): Master of the Assassins. Assassin of Ar. And, as the torches burned lower in the wall rackes, the singer continued to sing, and sang of gray PA-KUR, Master of the Assassins, leader of the hordes that fell on Ar after the theft of her Home Stone..." Pg. 226, Raiders of Gor.

PANTHER GIRL (people): wild girls of Gor, those that live in the forests without men. They enslave people and then sell them when they get bored of them. They shave the heads of the males they capture and sell them that way so everyone will know they have been slaves of Panther Girls. They are arrogant, live alone in the forests, hunting, enslaving, and outlaws, have little respect for noone else but themselves and the panthers and sleens they hunt. "Others call them the PANTHER GIRLS, for they dress themselves in the teeth and skins of forest panthers, which they slay with their spears and bows." Pg. 82, Captive of Gor.


PAPERS OF MANUMISSION (information): Papers which prove a former slave has been released from her owner and made free. "A girl with pierced ears is, of course, either a slave or a former slave. If she is a former slave, her PAPERS OF MANUMISSION had best be in perfect order." Pg.97, Slave Girl of Gor.

PARAVACI (people): one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples; also called the Rich People; theirstandard is a boskhead-shaped banner made of jewels strung on gold wire. "And there were four Wagon Peoples, the PARAVACI, the Kataii, the Kassars, and the dreaded Tuchuks." Pg. 9, Nomads of Gor.

PARP (person): a member of the Caste of Physicians, deemed to be superior in manual dexterity even to the Priest-Kings themselves, one of the "Implanted Ones" who in turn, pretended to implant Tarl as instructed by Sarm, a Priest-King. Parp was father of Vika, and died after having tricked Sarm and helping Tarl and Misk in the retaking of the Nest. 'I,' said PARP. 'The operation is not as difficult as you might expect and I have performed it many times.' Pg. 254, Priest-Kings of Gor.

PARSIT FISH (fish): a silvery fish having brown stripes. The slender, striped PARSIT FISH has vast plankton banks north of the town, and may there, particularly in the spring and fall, be taken in great numbers." Pg. 27-28, Marauders of Gor.

PASANG (measurement): measure of distance equalling .7 miles. "A Gorean PASANG is approximately .7 of a mile." Pg. 25, Outlaw of Gor.

PASSAGE HAND (date): the 5-day period between Gorean months, which consist of 5 5- dayweeks. "...which is that the last month of the year is separated from the first month of the year, which begins with the Vernal Equinox, not only by a PASSAGE HAND, but by another five-day period called the Waiting Hand..." Pg. 78, Assassin of Gor.

PASSION SLAVE (person): a slavegirl who has been bred, rather captured; specifically, one that hasbeen bred for a particular trait, such as beauty or slave heat or the shape of her lips. "...I wondered if Vika might be a bred slave, a PASSION SLAVE, one of those girls bred for beauty and passion over generations by the zealous owners of the great Slave Houses of Ar, for lips such as Vika's were a feature often bred into PASSION SLAVEs; they were lips formed for the kiss of a master." Pg. 53, Priest-Kings of Gor.

PEASANT BOW (weapon): see LONG BOW. "This is the PEASANT BOW, is it not?" he asked. "Called the great bow, the long bow?" Pg. 18, Raiders of Gor.

PEASANTS, CASTE OF (group): the basic caste of Gor, they refer to themselves as the "Ox on Which the Home Stone Rests"

PENALTY, ATTEMPTED FLIGHT(punishment): when a slave tries to flee, she is punished first by beating, second time hamstringing, which would make her worthless. "The PENALTY for ATTEMPTED FLIGHT by a slave girl, for the first offense, is commonly a severe beating. The girl is, so to speak, permitted that mistake once. If she should attempt to escape again, the master's patiences is usually less willing to be presumed upon. It is not uncommon to hamstring her." Pg. 67, Hunters of Gor.

PENALTY BRAND {noun}A brand specifically given for humiliation and punishment due to lying and stealing. "Penalty brands," she said. "They are tiny, but clearly visable. There are various such brands. There is one for lying and another for stealing." Pg. 277, Captive of Gor.

PENALTY, OUTLAWRY (punishment): When someone is captured and found to be an outlaw, they may be penalized either by hanging or hamstringing. Hamstringing is the act of cutting the two large tendons behind each knee. The legs can no longer be contracted and they are useless. "Hanging is a not uncommon PENTALTY in the northern forest for OUTLAWRY. Another such penalty, not infrequently inflicted, is hamstringing." Pg. 160, Hunters of Gor.

PHAIS (person): a slave whom Tarl met in the Street of Pots in the City of Ar. "What is your name?" I asked. "PHAIS," she said." Pg. 338, Assassin of Gor.

PHANIUS TURMUS (person): Administrator/Ubar of Turia, when the city was taken over by the Wagon Peoples, Tuchuks, was given back the homestone by Kamchak, the new Ubar of Turia via takeover, instead of destroying the city. "PHANIUS TURMUS, of Turia, was said to have two daughters. They had once been enslaved by Tuchuks, but were now free." Pg. 174, Hunters of Gor.

PHYLLIS ROBERTSON (person): a woman brought from Earth Whom Tarl met while posing as Kuuris. "Ho-Sorl carried the struggling PHYLLIS ROBERTSON to the square of sand and flung her to his feet. He then stood over her, hands on hips. She could roll neither to the left nor right." Pg. 242, Assassin of Gor.

PHYSICIANS, CASTE OF (group): the caste which practices the healing arts; the Physicians are oneof the five High Castes which make up the Gorean government; their caste color is green. "He is a member of the Caste of Physicians," said Kusk." Pg. 254, Priest-Kings of Gor.

PIERCED-EAR GIRL (person): a slavegirl whose ears have been pierced; as piercing a girl's ears isconsider the ultimate degradation, it virtually guarantees that the girl will never be freed; thepractice first became popular in Turia, but is gaining acception in the northern cities, esp. Ar. "The silk girl, passing them, did not appear to hear them. 'PIERCED-EAR GIRL!' screamed Pouting lips." Pg. 145, Marauders of Gor.

PILLAR OF EXCHANGES (place): a place where prisoners are taken and exchanged for those prisoners of enemy cities, similar to hostage demands and exchanges. "When I had eaten, she said, "Take me now to the PILLAR OF EXCHANGES." "What is that?" I asked. "A pillar on the borders of Tharna," she said, "where Tharna and her enemies effect the exchange of prisoners." Pg. 139, Outlaw of Gor.

PIT 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, in which the floor falls away and the intruder is trapped in a pit in the floor. "Another form of lock difficult to guard against is the PIT LOCK, because of the natural crevices in Gorean tiling commonly found in corridors of cylinders; when tampered with a trap falls away beneath the individual, dropping him to a pit below, usually containing knives fixed in stone, but upon occassion osts, or half-starved sleen or water tharlarion; sometimes, however, the pit may be simply a smooth-sided capture pit, so that the individual may later be interrogated and tortured at length." Pg. 52, Assassin of Gor.

PLAINS OF A THOUSAND STAKES (place): during the Love War Games, rows of stakes are set up, whereupon there would be fights, and men would die within their perimeter. "I do not know if there are, by count, a thousand stakes or not on the PLAINS OF A THOUSAND STAKES, but I would suppose that there are that many or more." Pg. 112, Nomads of Gor.

PLANK COLLAR (noun): a two-piece board hinged at one end and capable of being locked at theother, similar in operation to the stocks of 18th-century America and England; it has two or more semi-circular holes cut in each side so that it may fit around the necks of more than one slavegirl or captive free woman at one time. "Each place on the bench is fitted with ankle and wrist stocks, and for each bench there is a PLANK COLLAR, a plank which opens horizontally, each half of which contains five matching, semi-circular openings, which, when it is set on pinions, closed, and chained in place, provides thusly five sturdy, wooden inclosures for the small, lovely throats of women." Pg. 60, Savages of Gor.

PLANTING FEAST OF SA-TARNA(rite): A ritual performed to ensure a good harvest. "The next would be the PLANTING FEAST OF SA-TARNA, the Life-Daughter, celebrated early in the growing season to ensurea good harvest." Pg. 68, Tarnsman of Gor

PLATE COLLAR (implement): a collar which lays flat against the skin and is wider. "You were then no longer wearing a PLATE COLLAR," I said." Pg. 294, Raiders of Gor.

PLAYER (person): a member of a society who plays Kaissa as professionals. their "group"colors are red and yellow. "The PLAYERS are not a caste, nor a clan, but they tend to be a group apart, living their own lives. They are made up of men from various castes who often have little in common but the game, but that is more than enough." Pg. 27, Assassin of Gor.

PLEASURE GARDEN (place): an area in which wealthy Gorean men keep their slavegirls, and Warriors can go pay to be with the slaves. ""That is interesting," said Harold, "for I had thought I might try chain luck in the PLEASURE GARDENS of a Turian merchant named Saphrar." Pg. 187, Nomads of Gor.

PLEASURE RACK (noun): a device, ranging in complexity from a grid of ropes in a wooden frame to amoveable, adjustable frame with chains, for the display and sexual use of slavegirls and captivefree women. "On one side of the tent there stood, with its straps, a PLEASURE RACK." Pg. 199, Outlaw of Gor.

PLEASURE SILK (noun): sheer, clingy form of silk worn only by slavegirls; wraps like a pareau, witha disrobing loop at the left shoulder. "The girls that now stood before us, barefoot, in swirling PLEASURE SILKS, belled and collared, were wenches of the Wagon Peoples, now, as could be determined even beneath the silks they wore, the branded slaves of Turians." Pg. 98, Nomads of Gor.

PLEASURE SLAVE (person): a slavegirl whose main function is sexual servitude to her master;traditionally, she kneels with her knees spread wide, and her hands either resting on her thighsor, in some cities, crossed behind her, ready for binding. "The position of the PLEASURE SLAVE, incidentally, differs from the position of both the free woman and the Tower Slave. The hands of a PLEASURE SLAVE normally rest on her thighs but, in some cities, for example, Thentis, I believe, they are crossed behind her." Pg. 46, Priest-Kings of Gor.

POISON 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 poison to stop the intruder. "Much more dangerous is the POISON LOCK, becaue the opening through which the tiny pins, usually coated with a paste formed from the kanda root, can emerge can be extremely small, almost invisible to the eye, easy to overlook in the crevices and grillwork of the commonly heavy, ornate Gorean lock." Pg. 52, Assassin of Gor.

POOL OF BLUE FLOWERS (place): one of the Pleasure Gardens which Tarl/Kuuris met Nela, a slave. There was a little wench named Nela, usually in the POOL OF BLUE FLOWERS, whom i enjoyed sporting with." Pg. 148, Assassin of Gor.

PORT KAR (place): A Port city on the Tamber Gulf, referred to as the Tarn of the Sea, also known as the scourge of the gleaming Thassa. "PORT KAR, squalid, malignant POR KAR, scourge of gleaming Thassa, Tarn of the Sea, is a vast, disjointed mass of holdings, each almost a fortress, piled almost upon one another, divided and crossed by hundreds of canals. It is, in effect, walled, though it has few walls as one normally thinks of them. Those buildings which face outwards, say, either at the delta or along the shallow Tamber Gulf, have no windows on the outward side and the outward walls of them are several feet thick, and they are surmounted, on the roofs, with crenelated parapets. The canals which open into the delta of the Tamber were, in the last few years, fitted with heavy, half-submerged gates of bars. We had enetered the city through one such pair of gates. In PORT KAR, incidentally, there are none of the towers often encountered in the northern cities of Gor. The men of PORT KAR had not chosen to build towers. It is the only city on Gor I know of which was built not by free men, but by slaves, under the lash of masters. Commonly, on Gor, slaves are not permitted to build, that being regarded as a privilege to be reserved for free men. Politically, PORT KAR is chaos, ruled by several conflicting Ubars, each with his own following, each attempting to terrorize, to govern and tax to the extend of his power." Pr. 103-104, Raiders of Gor.

PORTUS (person): Master of the House of Portus, one of the largest slave houses in the Street of Brands. "Caste sanctuary!" cried PORTUS, shaking himself free of the guards and stumbling forward and falling on his knees before the wooden dais on which sat the table of Cernus." Pg. 207, Assassin of Gor.

POT GIRL (person): a slavegirl whose main function is cooking and other menial tasks; used disparagingly. "She had first been sold for eight silver tarsks to a keeper of one of the public kitchens in a cylinder, a former creditor of her father, who had in mind making a profit on her; she worked in the kitchen for a year as a POT GIRL, sleeping on straw and chained at night, and then, as her body more adequately developed the contours of womanhood, her master braceleted her and took her to the Capacian Baths where; after some haggling, he received a price of four gold pieces and a silver tarsk; she had begun in one of the vast cement pools as a copper-tarn-disk girl and had, four years later, become a silver-tarsk girl in the Pool of Blue Flowers." Pg. 164-165, Assassin of Gor.

POURING SLING (noun): a leather strap which cradles a larger bottle, making it easier to carry and pour many drinks. "..and took in return one of the huge bottles of paga, of the sort put in the POURING SLING, and reeld out of the tavern, making my way along the narrow walkway lining the canal, toward the quarters taken by my men, Thurnock and Clitus, with our slaves." Pg. 111, Raiders of Gor.

PRAIRIE GRASS (plant): thought to be the same as on earth. "Yet the prairie itself was not afire, only the fields of peasants, the fields of men who had cultivated the soil; the PRAIRIE GRASS, such that it might graze the ponderous bosk, had been spared." Pg. 4, Nomads of Gor.

PRETTY SLAVE (person): the name which Telima was given by a master. it was the nickname she teased Tarl with after gaining him as a slave of hers. she escaped through the marshes, something which is rare. "What was your slave name?" I asked. "By what name did he choose to call you?" She looked down, shaking her head. She refused to speak. "It was PRETTY SLAVE," I told her. She looked up at me, red-eyed, and cried out with grief. Then she put her head down to the rence, shoulders shaking, and wept. "Yes," she said. "Yes, yes." Pg. 64, Raiders of Gor.

PRIDE (noun): a military unit consisting of 100 Warriors. "Minus Tentius Hinrabius," she said, "has a dozen times sent PRIDES of a hundred Warriors to the Voltai to seek him out and slay him, but never have they found him." Pg. 166, Assassin of Gor.

PRIDE VEIL (noun): the third veil worn by free women; worn under the house veil and over the veil of the citizeness. "It was light, and shimmering, of white silk, almost transparent. Then, one after the other, she added the freedom veil, or veil of the citizeness, the PRIDE VEIL, the house veil, and the street veil." Pg. 106, Slave Girl of Gor.

PRIEST-KING (people): the Earth translation of the Gorean term 'Sardar'. "My father then explained to me something of the legends of the Priest Kings, and I gathered that theyseemed true to this degree at least--that the Priest Kings could destroy or control whatever they wished, that they were, in effect, the divinities of this world." Pg. 30, Tarnsman of Gor.

PRISON MOON (noun): one of the two smaller of the 3 moons of Gor. "I looked up and saw the three moons of Gor, the large moon and the two small ones, one of the latter called the PRISON MOON, for no reason I understood." Pg. 170, Assassin of Gor.

PRITION (noun): title of a treatise on bondage written by Clearchus of Cos. "'The slave makes no bargains; she does not desire small demands to be placed upon her; she does not ask for ease; she asks nothing; she gives all; she seeks to love and selflessly serve.' Quoted from the PRITION of Clearchus of Cos." Pg. 139, Blood Brothers of Gor.

PROBE SHIPS (noun): ships which would cruise Gor under cover of night in an attempt to gain enough to try to take over Gor from the Priest-Kings. "Further," said Misk, "the Others are themselves, a not uninteresting species, and we have permitted certain of them, prisoners taken from the disabled PROBE SHIPS, to live on this world, much as we have humans." Pg. 66, Assassin of Gor.

PROCESSION TO THE SEA(ritual): a rite in which ships are lined up and sailed for the first time in the year, out to the sea, the most worthy being first allowed in line order. "The next matter for consideration was the negotiation of a dispute between the sail-makers and the rope-makers in the arsenal with respect to priority in the annual PROCESSION TO THE SEA, which takes place on the first of En'Kara, the Gorean New Year." Pg. 134, Raiders of Gor.

PRON {person} A huntsman from Treve who is known by His mastery of techniques of weapon skills. "Those men," said Ena, "are Raf and PRON, huntsmen of Treve, though they range widely in their huntings, even to the northern forests." Pg. 298, Captive of Gor.

PUBLIC HUMILIATION CEREMONY (ceremony): A ceremony in which a free woman, posing as a slave, is found out and put through public humiliation. This can be done in several ways. It is easy to figure out who is guilty of this, as a free woman has no idea how to be a true slave. "They are then handed over to chieftains, for use in the PUBLIC HUMILIATION CEREMONies to be inflicted upon the conquered city, for public rebranding and recollaring, and subsequent public distribution to high officers." Pg. 156, Hunters of Gor.

PUBLIUS (person): one of the names suggested for Fish by Bosk. "Perhaps we could call you PUBLIUS," I suggested, "---or Tellius." Pg. 223, Raiders of Gor.

PUNCH (tool): a tool commonly used for nose piercings and ear piercings. "I looked at him with sudden apprehension. In his hand he held something which looked like a pair of pliers, except that the claws were extremely slender, and bent in such a way as to touch one another, at the tips scarcely more than a needle's width. "What is that?" I asked. "A PUNCH." said Targo." Pg. 164-165, Captive of Gor.

PURPLE BOOTH (place): booths which were set up to hold slaves being considered for sales. "You are not now in the PURPLE BOOTH." I said. She laughed. The allusion was to certain practices having to do with themerchandising of Red Silk Girls, in private sales for individual and important clients of the House. At certain times of the year, several such booths are set up within the courtyard of a slaveer's house; in each, unclothed, chained by the left ankle to a ring, on furs, is a choice Red Silk Girl; prospective buyers, usually accompanied by a member of the Caste of Physicians, in the presence of the slaver's agent, examine various girls..." Pg. 59, Assassin of Gor.

QUALA (animal): small, dun-colored, 3-toed mammal with a stiff, brushy mane of black hair; pl.qualae. Near one of the green stretches I saw what I first thought was a shadow, but as the tarn passed, it scattered into a scampering flock of tiny creatures, probably the small, three-toed mamalscalled QUALAE, dun-colored and with a stiff brushy mane of black hair." Pg. 141, Tarnsman of Gor.

QUALIUS (person): a blind Player who was there during the game which put Scormus against Hup, the Fool, in a bet waging the freedom of Tarl. "He looked about Himself, and saw QUALIUS, the blind Player. "The game will be an interesting one," said the boy." Pg. 323, Assassin of Gor.

QUARREL (bird): the name of the tarn which was ridden by Menicius in the Tarn Races at Ar. "QUARREL, automatically, had struck the second perch only an instant behind us." Pg. 376, Assassin of Gor.

QUARREL (weapon): small arrow of the crossbow preferred by the Assassin Caste. "Now, down from the skies rained fiery QUARRELS, tipped with blazing, tarred cloth wound about the piles." Pg. 225, Captive of Gor.

QUIVA (weapon): knife. "I was most fond, perhaps, of the balanced saddle knife, the QUIVA; it is about a foot in length, double edged; it tapers to a daggerlike point." Pg. 67, Nomads of Gor.


QUIVER (weapon): a holder for arrows. "At my belt was a sleen knife; at my hip, in a verr-skin QUIVER, temwood sheaf arrows, nineteen of them, piled with steel winged with the feathers of the vosk gull." Pg. 177, Hunters of Gor.