BINDING FIBER :
stout twine made of strips of leather or of a fiber like hemp; a piece long enough to
circle a slavegirl's waist 2-3 times is often used as a belt for her slave tunic
"Binding fiber was looped about my wrists and pulled tight; then it
was tied; I winced; I was helpless."
Slave Girl of Gor, Pgs. 276-277.
BRANDING RACK : a device to which a new
slave is chained for branding; the slaves hands are chained above their head, but the rest of their
body is free to move, except for whichever thigh is to be branded, this being held motionless in a
large vise"He placed this near the branding rack."
COFFLE : a method of chaining a line of
slaves together for trekking; common methods are to link the slaves by the left ankle, left wrist, or
throat; also, the line of slaves itself"As the girls stood straight in the coffle,
looking directly ahead, fearing not to, I, from behind, one by one, moving their hair aside, snapped a
slave collar on the throat of each."
Hunters of Gor, Pg. 226.
COLLAR : any of several iron or steel devices that
fit around the neck of a slave; in Torvaldsland, they are of iron, hinged, and fastened with a rivet
"As the girls stood straight in the coffle, looking directly ahead, fearing not to, I, from
behind, one by one, moving their hair aside, snapped a slave collar on the throat of each."
Hunters of Gor, Pg. 226.
COLLAR, FLAT : a hinged collar easily removed
by the use of a key; usually of flat stock, c. 1-1/2" to 2" high; usually worn by trained slaves; the lock has
one pin for each of the letters in the word 'kajira'"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."
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 19.
COLLAR, TURIAN : a slave collar of cylindrical
stock, rather than the normal flat stock of northern lock collars; fits more loosely that a lock collar, enabling
it to turn around the wearer's neckThe 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
Nomads of Gor, Pg. 19.
HARL RING : a form of slave chain which consists
of an ankle ring with a welded ring in back and a yard of in front; the chains
"From one of the abandoned crates, discarded now becuase of its weight and its
putative lack of utility, I spilled a quantity of chains to the grass. They were Harls rings, named for the
slaver Harl of Turia, who is reported to have first used them. They consist, in effect, of four portions.
First, there is a metal ankle ring, which snaps about the girl's ankle. Second, to the back of the ring,
there is welded a closed loop. Third, to the front of the ring, fastened through another closed loop, is
about a yard of chain. Fourth, this chain terminates in a locking device, which may then be snapped
shut, if one wishes, through the welded, closed loop on the back of a secon ankle ring. The Harl ring is
a versatile piece of custodial hardware."
Hunters of Gor, Pg. 208.
IRON PENS : the subterranean retention facilities
in a Slaver's house where slaves are kept for training and prior to sale"Even
the slaves in the iron pens in the House of Cernus received that day a small cake with oil and had their
troughs filled with water mixed with Paga."
Assassin of Gor, 212.
KURT : the five-bladed slave whip
"Eta lifted up 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."
Kajira of Gor, Pgs. 82-83.
PLANK COLLAR : a two-piece board hinged at one
end and capable of being locked at the other, 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 slaveboy"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."
Savages of Gor, Pg. 60.
PLEASURE RACK : a device, ranging in complexity
from a grid of ropes in a wooden frame to a moveable, adjustable frame with chains, for the display and
sexual use of slaves"To be sure not all the pleasure racks were as sophisticated
as that on which was bound my former Mistress, the former female slaver, the Lady Tima of Vonda."
Rogue of Gor, Pg. 27.
SHIPPING COLLAR : a loose, generic collar worn by
slaves when being shipped as cargo"'What sort of collar do you wear?' 'A shipping
collar, Master. It shows that I am a portion of the cargo of the 'Palms of the Schendi'.'"
Explorers of Gor, Pgs. 70-71.
SIRIK : a arrangement of chains used to display a slavegirl
rather than confine her; it consists of a collar, to which about five feet of chain is attached; part-way down the
chain is a pair of manacles, and the chain terminates in a set of shackles"She lifted
up some loops of chain; there were linkled ankle rings and linked wrist rings, and a lock collar, all connected by
a length of gleaming chain and a lock collar, all connected by a length of gleaming chain running from the collar.
It was rather lovely. It was too small for a man. I knew, however, it would fit me, perfectly, 'Sirik,' said Eta. 'Sirik,'
Kajira of Gor, Pg. 83.
SLAVE BELLS : tiny bells which give off a sensual shimmer
of sound; threaded by the dozen on thongs or chains, they may be tied or locked around a girl's ankles or wrists, or
attached to her collar; are worn or removed only at the whim of a owner"She wore a
yellow collar, that of the House of Cernus, and yellow Pleasure Silk. The slave bells, a double row, were locked on
her left ankle."
Assassin of Gor, Pg. 150.