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TOLA, FEAST OF (festival): the Priest-King festival celebrating the anniversary of the Nuptial Flight of theMother. "The Nest Feast Cycle," said Misk, "Tola, Tolam and Tolama." "What are these feasts?" I asked. "They are the Anniversary of the Nuptial Flight," said Misk, "the Feast of the Deposition of the First Egg and the Celebration of the Hatching of the First Egg." Pg. 87, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TOLAM, FEAST OF (festival): the Priest-King festival celebrating the anniversary of the Deposition of the FirstEgg. "The Nest Feast Cycle," said Misk, "Tola, Tolam and Tolama." "What are these feasts?" I asked. "They are the Anniversary of the Nuptial Flight," said Misk, "the Feast of the Deposition of the First Egg and the Celebration of the Hatching of the First Egg." Pg. 87, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TOLAMA, FEAST OF (festival): the Priest-King festival the celebrating the hatching of the first egg."The Nest Feast Cycle," said Misk, "Tola, Tolam and Tolama." "What are these feasts?" I asked. "They are the Anniversary of the Nuptial Flight," said Misk, "the Feast of the Deposition of the First Egg and the Celebration of the Hatching of the First Egg." Pg. 87, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TOLNUS (person): Paravaci Ubar, one of 4 reps of the Wagon Peoples who went to meet Tarl, The one who wore the black hood and spied for Saphrar. The man behind me called out, speaking Gorean with a harsh accent. "I am TOLNUS of the Paravaci." Pg. 15, Nomads of Gor.

TOOS (animal): a crab-like organism with overlapping plating; inhabits the Nest and scavenges on discarded fungus spores. "The one who was not a Priest-King," quickly said Mul-Al-Ka, "was a Matok and is called a TOOS and lives on discarded fungus spores." Pg. 142, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TOR (place): Located in the far south, NE of Turia, it is the largest and most populous of the desert areas of Gor. It sits at the edge of the Tahari wasteland and is a large cultural trade center. "TOR is an opulent city of the desert, well known for its splendors, its comforts and pleasures." Pg. 16, Hunters of Gor.

TORCADINO (place): A walled city-state not unlike Vonda. Recently served as a mercenary stronghold during the Ar/Cos conflict. Occupies a position of great strategic importance in the central north. Similar to anyof the walled city~states of ancient Earth Greece. "TORCADINO, on the flats of Serpeto, is a crossroads city. It is located at the intersection of various routes, the Genesian, connecting Brundisium and other coastal cities with the south, the Northern Salt Line and the Northern Silk Road, leading respectively west and north from the east and south, the Pilgrims' Road, leading to the Sardar, and the Eastern Way, sometimes called the Treasure Road, which links the western cities with Tar." Pg. 101, Mercenaries of Gor.

TORIAN OLIVES (food): red olives, primarily from Turia. "The Tarn Keeper...brought the food, bosk steak and yellow bread, peas and TORIAN OLIVES, and two golden-brown, starchy Suls, broken open and filled with melted bosk cheese." Pg. 168, Assassin of Gor.

TORIAN PERFUME {noun} A perfume used by FW. "In the darkness I smelled the scent of the TORIAN PERFUME." Pg. 289, Captive of Gor.

TORIAN SQUARES (tactic): this is a formation used in the military sense to allow the spearsmen of a unit to handle their weaons and give room to properly attack to defend themselves. The men would form a line with men carrying spears of different lengths, then attacking on the run, would break itself in the advance. "A close-formed military formation is difficult to maintain over rough terrain. Indeed the TORIAN SQUARES, which I have mentioned, common among Gorean infantries, with their superior mobility and regrouping capacities, had, long ago, made the phalanxes of such cities as Ar and, in the south, Turia, obselete." Pg. 345, Assassin of Gor.

TORM (person): Tarls Master at Arms of the Caste of Scribes. And, too, I was no longer worthy of the respect of my father, Matthew Cabot, Administrator of Ko-ro-ba, and of my teacher at arms, the Older Tarl, nor of he who had been my small friend, TORM, the scribe." Pg. 88, Raiders of Gor.

TOR-TU-GOR (noun): the sun. "The more common expression for the sun was TOR-TU-GOR, which means Light Upon the Home Stone." Pg 28, Tarnsman of Gor.

TORVALDSLAND (place): An area of smaller villages where the Torvaldslanders live. Like the Vikings of Earth, they are well known for their size, strength. "The men of TORVALDSLAND, however, do not find this limitation with respect to cargo a significant one, as they do not, generally, regard themselves as merchants or traders. They have other pursuits, in particular the seizure of riches and the enslavement of beautiful women." Pg. 256, Hunters of Gor.

TORVALDSLAND SHIP (transportation): A very strong built and hardy type of ship, different in many aspects, from the Gorean galley. They have square sails with a prow on each end for quick turning, easy maneuverability. Its very hard to ram a ship from Torsvaldsland because of the small size of the ship and speed, and the ability to reverse direction quickly. "The much smaller craft of the men of Torvaldsland, clinker built, with overlapping, bending planking, are more seaworthy." Pg. 256, Hunters of Gor.

TOSPIT (food): a small tart fruit...that is used in both throwing games of skill with the knife and as a food.The tospit is yellow in color. Small, peachlike fruit that is about the size of a plum. They are bitter, butedible. Often they are dried and candied. "...I raced past a wooden wand fixed in the earth, on the top of which was placed a dried tospit, a small wrinkled, yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the western Cartius. They are bitter but edible." Pg. 59, Nomads of Gor.

TOWER SLAVE:{person} a state slavegirl in any of the cities of Gor; her duties in the apartment cylinders are largelydomestic; traditionally, she kneels with her knees together and with her wrists crossed in front of her, as if for binding. "She had not prepared herself a portion but, after I had been served, had knelt silently to one side, back on her heels in the position of a TOWER SLAVE, a slave to whom largely domestic duties would be allotted in the Gorean apartment cylinders." Pg. 45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TOWER SLAVE POSITION (command): There is another variation of Nadu in which the slave kneels the same way, but with her knees modestly together. Usually this is used when serving a Mistress food and drink, or by a white silk slave. "The POSITION of the TOWER SLAVE, in which Vika knelt, differs from that of a free woman only in the position of the wrists which are held before her and, when not occupied, crossed as though for binding. Pg. 46, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TRANSLATOR(noun): a device used to translate from or into the Gorean language. "One of the most interesting was the TRANSLATOR, which could be set for various languages." Pg. 39, Tarnsman of Gor.

TRANSLATION MACHINES(tool):"These TRANSLATION MACHINES are a marvel of miniaturization, each of them, about the size of a portable typewriter, being programmed for four non-Gorean languages." Pg. 39, Tarnsman of Gor.

TRANSPORTATION DISK(noun): riding disks used for transportation by those in the Hall of the Priest-Kings and the Priest-Kings themselves. "Part of the time we rode on a TRANSPORTATION DISK, and he showed me how to operate it. The disk flows on a tread of volatile gas and is itself lightened by its construction from a partially gravitationally resistant metal, of which I shall speak later." Priest-Kings of Gor, Pg. 134.

TREVE (place): A hidden city in the Voltai Mountains, accessible only by Tarnback. It has little or noagriculture and is a raiders city with no Free Women living there, only as guests, but not true "members" of the city, because of its violent ways. It does not grow their own food, but chooses to steal from other cities, the harvest of others. The ment are considered the proudest and most ruthless on Gor. They love danger, and steal FW to make as their slaves. The city can only be reached by tarnback and is well hidden. It is where the best tarnsmen are found. Known for its warring ways, attacking especially known for its attack on the city of Ko-ro-ba. It was attacked by tarn by the Arian forces in a battle which killed many and was considered the largest tarn battle ever in Gor. It lasted for several days and ended up in a tie with many casualties in Treve, but Ar unable to break through its defenses. To this day, neither raids the other, as neither wishes a repeat of the bloody battle. *SPECIAL NOTE: GDC is modeled after Treve* "TREVE is a bandit city, high among the crags of the larl-prowled Voltai. Most men do not even know its location." Pg. 272, Raiders of Gor.

TREVIS (Gorean word): Gorean word for "Treve". "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.

TRIDENT (weapon): a long three forked weapon, used at times for spearing fish. "Another popular set of weapons, as in the ancient ludi of Rome, is net and TRIDENT. Usually those most skilled with this set of weapons are from the shore and islands of distant, gleaming Thassa, the sea, where they doubtless originally developed among fishermen." Pg. 189, Assassin of Gor.

TRUE DAWN (time): When the sun actually breaks the horizon, right after what is referred to as the false dawn. "There was already, though before dawn, a dim filtering of light in the forest, the false dawn, the inchoate, fractionated light preceding the TRUE DAWN, when Tor-tu-Gor, the common star of two worlds, would, as a Gorean poet once said, fling its straight, warming, undeflected spears of the morning among the wet, cool branches of the forest." Pg. 219, Hunters of Gor.

TRUMPET (instrument): used many times as an alert. "Behind us we heard TRUMPETS, and the beating of spears to shields, the shouts of men." Pg. 51, Raiders of Gor.

TUCHUK (people): one of the four tribes of the Wagon Peoples whose symbol is like 4 bosk horns. A custom of the Tuchuks is to never leave an enemy behind. "And there were four Wagon Peoples, the Paravaci, the Kataii, the Kassars, and the dreaded TUCHUKS." Pg. 9, Nomads of Gor.

TUCHUK BARBED ARROW (weapon): also called the broad-headed arrow, this is an arrow with barbs which cannot be removed by pulling back from a wound, instead must had the blade cut off and the arrow pulled through. "Had I used a broad-headed arrow, or the TUCHUK BARBED ARROW, one would, in removing it, commonly thrust the arrow completely through the wound, drawing it out feathers last." Pg. 79, Raiders of Gor.

TUFTED FISHER (bird): a waterbird which inhabits the rivers of the rainforests inland of Schendi. "Along the river, of course, many other species of birds may be found, such as jungle gants, TUFTED FISHERS and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

TUKA (person):a Tuchuk slave Tarl saw in the plains, who was in charge of teaching Elizabeth the Gorean language. " The work of the wagon was done by TUKA and another girl, whom Kamchak hired for the purpose." Pg. 185, Nomads of Gor.

TUMIT (bird): large flightless bird, about the size of an ostrich, having an 18' long hooked beak;carnivorous. "...beyond them I saw one of the TUMITS, a large, flightless bird whose hooked beak, as long as my forearm, attested only too clearly to its gustatory habits;..." Pg. 2, Nomads of Gor.

TUN (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from demotic Egyptian. 'Sidge', on the other hand, could be cuneiform, and 'TUN' and 'Val' are probably calligraphically drifted from demotic." Pg. 9, Explorers of Gor.

TUN {time} One of the units of time on a Gorean clock."...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..." Pg. 3, Nomads of Gor.

TUR (tree): a large, tall reddish tree having a large trunk, some varieties grow more than 200' high. "...cultivated in host orchards of TUR trees..." Pg. 45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TURIA (place): Often referred to as "the Ar of the south," it is the largest of the southern Gorean cities. A walled city of the southern coastal plains. It is a major city of Gor, south of the equator it is named for the Tur tree found at the stream near where it was built. It is one of few northern cities with public baths. "TURIA, the high walled, the nine-gated, was the Gorean city lying in the midst of the huge prairies claimed by the Wagon Peoples." Pg. 1, Nomads of Gor.

TURIAN CAMISK (clothes): similar in shape to the inverted "T" with the tar of the T having beveled edges, it gors from the girl's throat, in front of her body , between herlegs, and then pulled tight and wrapped about the thighs. A single cord fastens the camisk behind the girl's neck and behind her back, then going around her once or twice more before tying in the front. It conceals the brand, but exposes the back. "The TURIAN CAMISK is worn tightly. Turians are barbarians. In private pens in Ko-ro-ba, where we were taken daily for training, we were taught to wear the garment." Pg. 160, Captive of Gor.

TURIAN COLLAR (noun): a collar which upon the slaves neck, hangs looser then the common collars, is used by some slaves of the Turian Wagon Peoples. "She wore the TURIAN COLLAR, rather than the common slave collar. The TURIAN COLLAR lies loosely on the girl, a round ring; it fits so loosely that, when grasped in a man's fist, the girl can turn within it; the common band. Both collars lock in the back, behind the girls 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. 29, Nomads of Gor.

TURIAN DAGGER(weapon): a smaller knife, which usually is carried by a Turian FM. "He might carry a Double-headed ax, but at his belt may hang a TURIAN DAGGER." Pg. 45, Hunters of Gor.

TUR-PAH (animal): an edible tree parasite with curly, red, ovate leaves; grows on the tur tree; a mainingredient in sullage. "...the curled, red, ovate leaves of the TUR-PAH, a tree parasite, cultivated in host orchards of the Tur trees..." Pg. 44-45, Priest-Kings of Gor.

TURRET (misc): a tower on a ship, from which battle can be done, or watch can be kept. "Besides her stem and stern castles the Dorna carried two movable TURRETS amidships, each about twenty feet high." Pg. 193, Raiders of Gor.

TURUS (person): one of Bosk's men who wanted Tina for his own. Tina, in turn, wanted him also. "But I knew that one of my men, the young TURUS, he with the amethyst-studded wristlet, had found her not displeasing." Pg. 108, Hunters of Gor.

TWENTIETH AHN (time): the Gorean midnight. "The tenth AHN is noon, the TWENTIETH, midnight." Pg. 26, Outlaw of Gor.

TWO LEGGED CATTLE (people): another name for slaves. "Then I recalled that I and the others were now stock, beasts, animals, and so, I supposed, 'TWO-LEGGED CATTLE'!" Plunder of Gor, Pg. 196

TWO-STRAP (command): the use of straps to control a tarn, each strap is numbered and when pulled, it tells the tarn how to react, in this case to move right and continue climbing at the same angle. "TWO-STRAP!" I called, and the bird now veered to the right, still climbing at the same angle." Pg. 130, Outlaw of Gor.

TYING SLAVES TO SHIP PROW (rite): to tie the most beautiful of slaves captured on the prow of each ship, shows success in the raids. "There were six ships. One beautiful girl was tied to the prow of each ship that, in returning to Por Kar, others might see that the raid had been successful." Pg. 60, Raiders of Gor.

TYROS (place): An alliance of several cities which all exist on the island of Tyros. Known for its great fleets of raiding ships. Capitol city is Kasra. The warring between Ar and Tyros came from Tyros paying pirates to disrupt shipping and try to control the borders around Ars northern side. "Though raised in TYROS and successful in Turia, Saphrar the merchant thought of himself as one of the Port Kar." Pg. 197, Nomads of Gor.