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I luvv this 1!! I needed a good cry on my laptop….And the verdict is that yes it is a very good movie. And I teared up a little bit. But not much., and yes I thought like , “Man every girl deserves a Tarl Cabot”……lol

The two Gor movies were directed by Fritz Keirsch (Gor, 1988) and John ‘Bud’ Cardos (Outlaw of Gor, 1989) and included appearances of Urbano Barberini as Tarl Cabot, Rebecca Ferratti as Talena, Larry Taylor as Marlenus, Oliver Reed as Sarm, and Jack Palance as the evil Priest-King Xenos. Hans Khule was Director of Photography, and the screenplay, by Rick Marx and Peter Welbeck, weaved a very routinely double-tale of the good guy waging war against an evil priest and his army, aided by a handsome fellow from another planet. Many other films have threaded this well worn path, to a much better effect. Between the releases of both movies, in a letter from 1988, John Norman explained his involvement a bit further.

“Thank you for your review of the Gor video. You have the advantage over me in this particular, as I have not seen it, or the associated film. I gather that it had very little to do with the Gorean world, if anything. I did have a consultancy with the films and sent the producer something like 160 pages of single-spaced comments, suggestions etc. It would seem, however, that very little of this, if anything, went into the movie. From your account I gather that the film may have been quite different from, say, the scenarios on which I commented, at great length. It seems a shame that the Gorean opportunity may have been neglected, or ignored. With some imagination and talent, I think a very special, and different, and great film, could have been made. Those who see the films, I gather, if they are not acquainted with the books themselves, may find it difficult to understand why the Gorean books have been best sellers for over twenty years.”

Even so, both movies are still currently available on netflix

Gor [1987]

Gor is a 1988 science fiction and fantasy film based loosely on the novel The Tarnsman Of Gor, written by philosophy professor and author John Frederick Lange Jr. (better known as John Norman).

After being snubbed before a weekend-getaway by his teaching assistant, socially awkward professor of history Tarl Cabot accidentally unlocks the magical properties of a ring which transports him to the planet Gor. After his arrival, Cabot encounters a village being attacked by the army of the tyrannical priest-king Sarm. Sarm’s forces are invading neighboring settlements in an effort to retrieve the Home Stone, a mystical object that creates pathways between Gor and distant Earth. Cabot too is abruptly attacked by Sarm’s warriors. After inadvertently killing Sarm’s own son during the encounter, he is left for dead in the desert. He awakens to find himself being nursed back to health by Talena (Rebecca Ferratti), a scantily clad barbarian princess of the Kingdom of Ko-ro-ba. Cabot learns that Talena’s father, the King, has been captured by Sarm, along with the Home Stone. Cabot travels with Talena on a rescue mission to Sarm’s lands, where they are captured. Cabot leads a group of rebels in an escape effort, whereupon Cabot is able to kill Sarm, rescue Talena and her father, and reacquire the Home Stone. Tarl et al. return to Ko-ra-ba, where, after Cabot and Talena admit their love for one another, Cabot accidentally activates the Home Stone, and is returned to Earth

Outlaw of Gor [1989]

 
Outlaw of Gor is a 1989 American film directed by John Cardos. It is loosely based on the Gor novel series by John Norman, but has strong plot differences from the original book Outlaw of Gor (first published 1967). It is the sequel to Gor, and is also known as Gor II. It was parodied on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.

While drinking alone one night and reminiscing of his previous adventures on the planet Gor, Professor Tarl Cabot comes across Watney Smith, a fellow professor with a keen interest in women, yet little success in pursuing them. Watney insists on accompanying Cabot to his next drinking spot, and during the car journey Cabot’s ring activates and transports both him and Watney to Gor. Cabot is overjoyed at the thought of being reunited with his lover Talena, and the townspeople of Koruba are similarly overjoyed at Cabot’s return. After fending off a brief attack by slavers, Cabot meets Talena, and also discovers that her father, King Marlenus is now married to an ambitious woman named Lara. At a feast that night, Marlenus announces that he will soon step down from the throne, and names Cabot to succeed him.

Lara desires the throne herself, and gets the high priest Xenos to agree to help assassinate Marlenus. She then recruits the easily-persuaded Watney to provide her with an alibi, and proceeds to kill Marlenus, framing Cabot for the murder. While Cabot protests his innocence, and Talena believes him, the guards capture her, and Cabot is forced to flee along with his diminutive sidekick, Hup. Recognising the danger that Cabot represents, Lara and Xenos hire a “Hunter” to pursue and capture him. In the meantime, Lara betrays Watney and has him thrown in the dungeon, and attempts to have Talena killed by putting her in a fight with two female gladiators, only for Talena to easily triumph.

In the desert, Cabot and Hup two encounter another band of slavers, and after attacking their encampment, rescue a female slave. That night the Hunter finds Cabot, Hup and the freed slave, and captures them while they sleep. Upon being brought back to Koruba, the three are thrown into the dungeon by Lara, despite Xenos’s attempts to persuade her that even being held hostage, Cabot is too dangerous to be left alive. Xenos attempts to persuade Cabot to return to Earth, and Lara tries seducing him, but both attempts are unsuccessful, as Cabot is now determined to bring them to justice over Marlenus’s death. The alliance between Lara and Xenos breaks down, with the former becoming frustrated at Xenos’s lack of loyalty, and the latter realising just how disastrous it would be for Lara to rule Koruba, which leads to the two double-crossing and attempting to kill each other, though Lara’s attempt ends up being the successful one.

The following day, Cabot, Talena, Hup and Watney are brought outside the castle for a ceremonial execution. However, the four repeatedly fight off their executioners, until Lara sends in her entire guard and the Hunter, rapidly overwhelming the four. As the Hunter prepares to strike the death blow on Cabot, Watney reveals that Lara was the actual killer of Marlenus; the Hunter believes this without question and throws a spear at Lara, immediately killing her.

With Cabot and Talena now crowned King and Queen respectively, they prepare to finally consummate their relationship. However, Cabot’s ring then starts glowing, causing him to be worried that he’s about to be sent back to Earth. Instead, Watney ends up being the person sent back to Earth, where he promptly finds himself being arrested for jaywalking in a busy road.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gor_%28film%29

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John Norman’s Gor Books

When I picked up Hunters of Gor on Amazon , I wasn’t quite sure to expect.  The reviews that I had read before buying it were a mixture of outraged feminists, nostalgic reminiscences, and people pointing out the predictability of the plot and poor writing.  It sounded like it would either be a terrible read or a lot of fun.

I list his books and introduce a short roleplay. Old pulpy novels are fantastic for brightening one’s mood, and they’re also particularly good if you’re tired/stressed/having life fails/etc.  It’s the sort of thing that I never expected that I’d like, but once I started reading one I realized how fantastic it is, and I’d start reading more…..

John Norman has written the following sci-fi novels:

  1. Tarnsman of Gor (1966) ISBN 0-345-27583-7
  2. Outlaw of Gor (1967) ISBN 0-345-27136-X
  3. Priest-Kings of Gor (1968) ISBN 0-7592-0036-X
  4. Nomads of Gor (1969) ISBN 0-7592-5445-1
  5. Assassin of Gor (1970) ISBN 0-7592-0091-2
  6. Raiders of Gor (1971) ISBN 0-7592-0153-6
  7. Captive of Gor (1972) ISBN 0-7592-0105-6
  8. Hunters of Gor (1974) ISBN 0-7592-0130-7
  9. Marauders of Gor (1975) ISBN 0-7592-0141-2
  10. Tribesmen of Gor (1976) ISBN 0-7592-5446-X
  11. Slave Girl of Gor (1977) ISBN 0-7592-0454-3
  12. Beasts of Gor (1978) ISBN 0-7592-1125-6
  13. Explorers of Gor (1979) ISBN 0-7592-1167-1
  14. Fighting Slave of Gor (1980) ISBN 0-7592-1173-6
  15. Rogue of Gor (1981) ISBN 0-7592-1179-5
  16. Guardsman of Gor (1981) ISBN 0-7592-1368-2
  17. Savages of Gor (1982) ISBN 0-7592-1374-7
  18. Blood Brothers of Gor (1982) ISBN 0-7592-1380-1
  19. Kajira of Gor (1983) ISBN 0-7592-1926-5
  20. Players of Gor (1984) ISBN 0-7592-1932-X
  21. Mercenaries of Gor (1985) ISBN 0-7592-1944-3
  22. Dancer of Gor (1985) ISBN 0-7592-1950-8
  23. Renegades of Gor (1986) ISBN 0-7592-1956-7
  24. Vagabonds of Gor (1987) ISBN 0-7592-1980-X
  25. Magicians of Gor (1988) ISBN 0-7592-1986-9
  26. Witness of Gor (2001) ISBN 0-7592-4235-6
  27. Prize of Gor (2008) ISBN 0-7592-4580-0
  28. Kur of Gor (2009) ISBN 0-7592-9782-7
  29. Swordsmen of Gor (2010) ISBN 1-61756-040-5
  30. Mariners of Gor (2011) ISBN 0-7592-9989-7
  31. Conspirators of Gor (2012) ISBN 1-6175-6731-0
  32. Smugglers of Gor (Fall 2012) Coming soon

The tall, blond girl, Verna, beautiful and superb, led the file, her bow and a quiver of arrows now on her back, her spear in hand. Sometimes she would stop to listen, or lift her head, as though testing the air, but then she would resume her journey.
~ Captive of Gor

A storyteller visits the swamps. She tells her tale as the feral and the panther listen to her.

[15:28] FeRaL TaK blinks eyeing the woman who’s sat next to them and sniffs her

[15:28] Fishbeard: I am here with a tale

[15:29] Fishbeard: A tale that goes beyond the ears, far and high, mighty fears.

[15:30] FeRaL TaK he sits down hearing the female talking, tilts his head curiously
[15:30] Fishbeard: Once upon a time, there was a peasant with a goat, who also owned a boat.

[15:31] Marli takes a long look at the woman whom she assumes must be a storyteller of some sort , she seemed harmless so Marli allowed her to continue her story

[15:31] Fishbeard: Not many years he had left to live, but he also had a lot to give.

[15:32] Fishbeard: Many people where after what he owned, and his children often groaned and moaned.

[15:32] Fishbeard: Father! When will you share your fortune? The children would say, but the peasant merely replied you will get nothing but a pile of hay.

[15:33] Fishbeard: He cherished none, but his goat, who had accompanied him along his lonely road.
[15:33] Fishbeard: And so his days came to an end, and still with not a penny he had spend.

[15:34] Fishbeard: The man had left everything to his goat, who now suddenly opened a great, big boat.

[15:34] Fishbeard: Upset, the children were, furious as you may say, and so they sought revenge.

[15:35] Fishbeard: The boat did not matter, it was all the other belongings that they had rather.

[15:35] Fishbeard: The coins and gold the goat now also had, it was all rather rad.

[15:36] Fishbeard: And so the children marched towards this goat, who owned a big boat.
[15:36] Fishbeard: It was not but for long they found the animal, he who simply lived on that one boat, they were all acting like manimals.
[15:38] Fishbeard: Charging the ship with their weapons and fire, the goat but a simple animal would not be able to withstand the power they brought, but there was one liar.

[15:38] Fishbeard: The liar was the eldest son, who had been hired but he didn’t just do it for fun.

[15:39] Fishbeard: The goat would give half belongings if the son were to kill the others, and so the son agreed, swearing on the grave of his mother.

[15:39] Fishbeard: And so the son did, they never saw him coming.

[15:39] Fishbeard: They were brutalized, slain in the cheap attack, the eldest son will now be called Jack.

[15:40] Fishbeard: Jack, who now was the sole surviver, asked for the pennies and the rest of the deal that he required.

[15:40] Fishbeard: And so the goat as promised gave him what was needed, and would be on his way, as heeded
[15:41] Fishbeard: BUT, then the goat had laced the coins with poison, figuring that wounds be left after the battle, and so his body was pushed in to the ocean.

[15:42] Fishbeard: Now the goat owned all, but he was a mere goat, and he did not need all the things he had. It was all rather sad.

[15:42] Fishbeard: The goat died lonely, in the pool of the blood, the children and the peasants body all buried as one.

[15:43] Fishbeard: Now tell me the point of this story.

 

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The Infamous One-Liner/Para/Multi/Novella Debate. We start off with a decriptive roleplay. Then discuss the one liner and para roleplay. Personally , I do both depending on the situation and who I am roleplaying with. I don’t look down on one liners as some do in SL Gor , it’s all part of personal style. Also you cant expect newcomers to roleplay a para , the learning curve is steep enough for SL Gor as it is. So lets have fun….

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[07:45]  Beastie  he had suffered making his way through the swamps she have spoken about as he have reached there camp… he shrugged for such a course which is set.. it was made almost imposibble for any to find there way in… glancing about the huts he wondered which one was hers.. he searched them one by one.. finally he stood infron of the one the belonged to her.. a painting of her fine face was beside it.. he grinned as he took a little scroll from his pouch.. along with a piece of charcoal… he stepped in and moved towards the second floor.. noticing her sleeping furs he grinned and sat there as he scripted “this is my payment to you for washing my laundaries, as he gripped that wet sack after he took it from the lakes and tossed it beside he pillow… he grinned and took the scroll in hand as he added “wear that gift and come to me mine* he added as he lifted that scroll to his lips and sealed it with a kiss.. dropping it over her pillow….
[07:49]  Beastie  glancing about the hut and the camp liking it.. he grinned to himself as he slowly took that piece of jewell he got her.. a fine collar made of the best jewells of gor when he stole himself from a fine city that city of Ar, he palced the collar over the scroll on the pillow and then reached for a red flower, one which was not poisonos.. one he pocked during his travels, during his visit to there camp and placed it over the collar… dipping his hand to his pouch he took out a candy and placed it there.. he couldn’t help it but chuckle at the idea.. tossing the candle inside the collar’s rim with a grin upon his lips.. as he slowly lifted his figure to a stand and walked outside the hut… it was time to find his way back to the docks and sail…

 

The Infamous One-Liner/Para/Multi/Novella Debate

Alright, someone needs to say it, so we’re going to: This debate over One Liner, Para, Multi Para and Novella needs to be put to rest so that’s what we’re going to do! Below you will find the definition along with an example of each. Some of you may think that knowing what these terms mean isn’t important but you’d be wrong. It is vitally important for every roleplayer to have an understanding of what these mean because we all fit into one or more categories. Why is it important to know what category you fit into? Because a lot of RPers have their own personal rules regarding how they roleplay. As a general rule , expect para roleplay in BtB (by the book)  tribes and one liners in GE (Gor evolved).  I think the main reason for this is that GE is more combat oriented and focused less on roleplay and developing storylines. Personally,  I adapt my  roleplay to who ever I am conversing with. So sometimes I will para and at other times I will one line.

That said, onward to the definitions and examples:

One Liners:

One-Liner RPers are RPers who’s comments are anything less than one paragraph long. (A paragraph is generally five or six sentences long at least. Though in RP it is generally upwards of six) It is important to understand that even though you may write more than one sentence it does not mean that you are a Para Rper. There is a large difference between the two.

One-Liner Example:

[12:39] Saint  promptly takes on out his Thalarion oil that he had kept tat his side, he began to pour the oil onto the ground and then promptly used a torch to set the oil aflame.

Para:

Para (Paragraph) RPers are Rpers who’s comments are at least one full paragraph long but less than two full paragraphs long. Keep in mind that a full paragraph is five to six sentences at the very least. Note that if you write a full paragraph and a sentence or two in addition it does not make you a Multi-Para roleplayer.

Para Example:

[00:13] Shark  encouraged Flame, seeing her spitting on the girl. “Whore, you just do not know when to stop, I see. You were given the chance to walk out of here but that mouth of yours, which is so unbecoming of a good slut, has chosen a new path for you.” Shark pressed her tongue into the side of her mouth, she spoke then to Mouse, “This girl is going nowhere.” Her words were firm and direct. She then turned, picking up a small bag of goods, taking a sharp blade, careful with her fingers as to not cut into her skin. She grabbed a chunk of the girl’s thick band of hair and began to slide away at it, tearing the strands from her scalp wildly, jerking back on her mane with unrelenting grasp.

Multi-Para:

Multi-Para RPers are RPers who’s comments are at least two full paragraphs in length but less than four full paragraphs in length. Multi-Para RPers tend to take their writing more seriously than both Para and One-Line RPers and generally will accept nothing less than Multi-Para comments in return. In order to be a true Multi-Para RPer you must also be a “Literate” RPer. This includes but is not limited to following all of these guidelines to the absolute best of your ability: proper spelling and grammar, no text speak, proper punctuation and so on. Any Multi-Para worth their salt generally has a developed and unique writing style as well a well developed character. Note that if you write three paragraphs and a sentence or two you are not a Novella RPer.

Multi-Para Example:

[00:24] Shark  indeed cared nothing for honor and so she would reply, sweetly: “It would be up to the girl, it seems. I am forcing her to make her own decision since she is so against it.” She had finished by this time, removing the remaining bits of hair from the girl until the white of her scalp shone through with only a few spots still remaining. She placed her palm on the girl’s head, her cold touch to the skull, “This is where your mouth and fragility has gotten you.” She added to Mouse’s rant, “You are but a powerless beast to them and now to us.” She took the sudden silence of Kemse as a self-proclaimed victory, giving way to her own arrogance and pride. “And this Master of yours, where is he now? Does he search for you? Nay. I be willing to be my lost bag of spices he is in some wretched tavern already forgotten about you, with another because you – wench – are so utterly replaceable.” With each word, a harsher tone, rolling off her tongue.

 Novella:

Novella RPers are RPers who’s comments are four full paragraphs or more. Like Multi-Para, a true Novella RPer must also be a Literate RPer, and will most likely take their writing seriously as well. Again, like most Multi-Para’s, a Novella RPer is likely to have a developed style to their writing that distinguishes them from other Roleplayers, and are likely to have well developed and established characters. A Novella RPer is likely to accept nothing less than at least Multi-Para comments and generally expect genuine effort from their story partners.

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As a Luna Caleeng slave, You need to be able to do the following (to the best of your ability):

1. Meet and greet newbies/visitors, with an inclusive and open minded approach. Be honest if you are new and tell the person you will be glad to help as best you can. Spend time near the camp entrance and offer to show potential Panthers or tribe slaves around/give a small tour. you are not obligated to obey strangers, especially if they are unreasonable – but attempt to be polite and helpful. Report any potential applicants names and also any troublemaker visitors to Marlies Dasmijn (En) , inticement (Elder) , Trish30 (Slaver) or Shiloh Tachikawa (first girl) . Call non Goreans Sir or Miss, instead of Master and Mistress unless directed.

2. Be able to discuss the role of  panther and their slaves in Gor in general.

3. Be able to discuss how we are different from other tribes in SL (primarily our friendly relationship with our neighbours the Di Jan) Combat *can* happen here; GM Meters are required.

4. Be able to inform prospective Panthers and Panther slaves, once you tour them or tell them about the tribe, by giving them our official notecard

There are both Panther and slave applications in this notecard as well as information about our tribe.

5. Visit the tribe lands regularly, and do your best to participate in our scheduled events, which you will receive notification of ahead of time in group notices.

6. Serve and spend time with the Panthers of the tribe as best you can, while respecting your restrictions. Ask the En if you are unsure on specifics regarding service – main activities will be food and drink serving, massage, dance and general pleasing of the Panthers (ask them how you may be of service, often just conversing or spending time together is a great service!).  IM tribe members when they log on and offer to join them.

7. Do your best to get to know the other slaves. You should support each other, and work together. In your down time, you can do things such as practice serves, travel to safe places together, help each other with your tasks. Report prims left by strangers for cleanup.

8. If you are experienced in Gorean ways, talk to the En about how you can contribute to events, discussions and training in the future.

9. Do not visit any dangerous (force collar) location without a panther escort. If you want to visit one or another of these places, communicate it – in most cases it may be organized, safely.

10. Get to know our neighbours the Di Jan and expand your friendship circle as well as your learning through participating in events when you are not spending time with the tribe.

11. you are expected to remain in contact and inform your Mistress or the En if you are going to be offline for an extended period of time. Be reasonable and communicate this so we will not be worried about you in your abscence.

12. you are expected to make an honest effort at fulfilling these expectations and continuing to work on yourself as a slave that is exquisitely beautiful and absolutely obedient and pleasing. If a slave is not deemed to be making an adequate effort or is consistently displeasing, they may be dismissed from the tribe and no longer our property.

13. Be polite, communicate honestly and openly with your family, and BE YOURSELF!

14. Tribal kajirae are requested to serve food and drink to everyone, within their individual slave restrictions.

15. If you are ever approached by someone who behaves suspiciously, chat log and notecard the conversation, in case of trouble. Report persons who break the sims rules of Justifiably Gorean actions, with consent, to the En or your Mistress

16. If you ever have problems or issues, bring them to the attention of inticement (Elder) , Trish30 (Slaver) or Shiloh Tachikawa (first girl), we will never hold you against your will and wish for you to feel cared for in Luna Caleeng, even as a slave.

17. Copy of Luna Caleeng slave papers

18. As a slave you are allowed only slave weapons to defend camp.

With any questions, contact En Marlies Dasmijn

 

Example of slave roleplay:

[07:06]  Camille: she streatches and rubs her eyes , sat blinking afew times as she gets up from her furs, sleepy she wandres out to chek the door , hmm goos still, she scratches her ass once and wandres up to chek the zipline, she pull the rope, hmm seem fine as well, she stood letting the wind caress her cheeks to help wake her up, hmm wake up tor common chores waiting for you

[07:09]  Camille: hmm what was it the mistress sayet yeasterday, change hay in the kennels .. change the pots, get gueasts watherand food incase there is someone. she starts to wandre down towards the kennel wile repeating the chores, oh pick berryes as well i was told and get the bosks hay pewwww were is the boy when you need them?

[07:13]  Camille : she kicks the door up to the kennels and walkt to the first cage, she graps the first pot and wrinkels her nose, this is weeds chore, she mumbels he should do this, she walks outsie and graps a shovel and outside the camp, she plases the pot on the ground and digs a large hole to emty the pot in and swears like a sailor uffff i hate doing that, she go to the wather and wash the pot, and back to the kennels , and goes to next cage and graps next pot, she repeats this with all the cages and covers the hole again so it dont smell.

[07:17]  Camille: shetakes a large bag and shovels the uset hay in the bag making sure she got it all in and emtyes all the cages for hay, and pulls the bag outside to take it to the bossk as she was told to but first she went to grap a new haystak and sweating wile she workt hard to pull it all the way to the kennels, she stops halfway and sat down to rest for afew mins, pewww damm this is boys work , but hmm they ran off i guess she rolls her eyes and got back up to pull it down stars again and starts to fill the cages again with hay. hmm well thats that . what was bext?? gueasts, hmm well no of them atleast today

[07:19]  Camille: she looks around the plase to chek if she forgot eanything, hmm seem fine today, she walks over to grap a basket to go pick berryes. and walks back outside. and took a deap breath , to fill her loungs with air, so were do i get berryes today?

 

Slaves can be very useful and helpful during raids, so read this carefully.

– Slaves duty in attacking raids :

1. Know how to grapple, how many lines is aiding ( if allowed), how to bind and how to unbind.

2. One slave will do the grappling, so learn how to grapple , be fast and accurate, when the grapple is up, shout it out so all sisters know about it.

3. Learn to aid, keep an eye on the battlefield and rush over to a Mistress that is in need of aiding.

4. Help with the binding of downed enemies , by doing so one more bow will be available to continue the attack. If there’s no time to bind them, at least disarm them.

5. In some circumstances you may come across a bound Mistress. Untie her as fast as possible.

6. you’re a slave, therefor expandable, every arrow that hits you doesn’t hit a Mistress, so try to make the enemy shoot at you, but be careful not to get downed.

– Slaves duty in defending the camp :

1. Watch for grapples, and cut them as quickly as possible

2. Help with the binding of downed enemies , by doing so one more bow will be available to continue the attack. If there’s no time to bind them, at least disarm them.

3. In some circumstances you may come across a bound Mistress. Untie her as fast as possible.

4. you’re a slave, therefor expandable, every arrow that hits you doesn’t hit a Mistress, so try to make the enemy shoot at you, but be careful not to get downed.

 

IMPORTANT !!!!!

Defending or attacking..when things go bad…escape or hide…It’s important the sleeping sisters get informed about the fate of their sisters.

_ Examples:

° grappling depending on the sim rules these need to be shouted or not, Usually 3 linesand 10 words per line minimum.

1) Uncoils the grapple from her belt, and starts swinging it over her head to pick up momentum for the throw 2) Keeps her eyes fix on the point where she wants the grapple to land ,and with a mighty throw let’s it fly. 3) Pulls the grapple , satisfied as it seem securely attached and proud it landed just where she wanted it.

That concludes grappling , grapple is rezzed now, now warn the band the grapple is up  by, in case of shouting  ,shout in local “grapple up” in case of not shouting do the same but in groupchat.

° Aiding, check the sim rules if aiding is possible, and how many lines are needed.

1) Bends over her sister, her trained eye checking her for severe injuries. 2) seeing only superficial scratches, she applies a bit of healing salves to the biggest ones 3) takes her flask of her belt and splashes the cold water over her sisters face ” Wake up sister

Now click on the bulb and press aid

°untieing : Again check how many lines are required depending on sim rules

1) Picks up a sharps stone, kneels beside the huntress and starts cutting her legs free with the stone 2) now concentrates on his Mistress arms, using the same stone, he works his way through her arm bindings, and cuts them too

Press the bulb, untie and job done

 

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Luna  Caleeng Code of Conduct

I know you are going to run into people RPing that do not follow our standards of RP and fair play. Regardless, we follow the rules of whatever sim we are on, and call a moderator before refusing or removing bindings. If you can legally leave the sim, consider doing so instead of arguing with someone you do not really want to RP with anyway. Avoid breaking rules and do not waste your time in OOC arguments with someone who is unreasonable. We share our lands with the Di Jan Lina tribe, living peacefully alongside them.  Our tribe does not interfere with their captives (even if they are a IC/OOC friend). Nor do we correct their slaves, any issues with their slaves should be taken up with their owner, let their owner deal with it. In a raid on the Di Jan Lina our tribe only gets involved if we are also shot at, otherwise do not interfere.  Our tribe or individuals in our tribe may raid and aid alongside the Di Jan Lina when the need arises.

Marlies Dasmijn Chieftess

1. Play fair, and put yourself in the other person’s shoes. What would you want? If a raider forgets to shout the grapple emote, go with the RP and remind them in an IM for next time.  If you forget to set your meter AFK when you go AFK and your are downed, be a good sport about it. If raiders have a good RP experience, they will return here. If you have a problem with the RP, or you have to leave or log always let the captor know as a courtesy and workout arrangements with them if necessary.

2. Do not refuse bindings, or TP out.  Call a mod first. You will be banned from most sims for this.

3. Do not raid cities.  Small villages, Outlaw camps, and panther camps are fine to raid.

4. No mega alliances.  We do not want to give the impression we gather all the panthers we can and randomly devastate everyone in our way.

5. Do not randomly attack for no reason.  Have a good IC reason for attacking.

6. Do not act IC on OOC information.  You have to find out IC about things before you can act on things.  If someone IMs you they are captured, for example, that the time RP IC missing them and find someone with IC information of who took them.

7.  Avoid OOC Insults, Drama and OOC cursing.  Be careful what you say OOC, particularly when you are mad. Cursing will generally make matters worse and cause hard feelings. OOC Insults can get you banned from most sims.

8. Avoid calling mods unless absolutely necessary.  First it disrupts RP.  Ask yourself: Did it really make a difference to the direction of the RP?  If the infraction is minor, go with it.  If a captive is whining and wanting a mod you always have the option of letting them go.  Do you really want to RP with a whiney captive?  I never waste time calling a mod if the captive is whiney.  I just leave them where I downed them,  or sail them on a boat.

9.  Do not be excessively brutal to other sister’s slaves without the owners consent.  You can correct or punish a tribal slave, but do not severely wound them, puncture them with a weapon, or set them on fire. Brutalizing a tribal slave causes drama.

10. Be tolerant and respectful of other people’s RP. Do not interrupt RP if you are asked not to OOC. Use commonsense when entering RP.  If it is obvious two people want to be alone IC, respect that.  If a group of people are taunting a captive, feel free to join in.

11. RP LIMITS:  We all have them, but we dont always read them in battle, so if you are capped and things are happening that are in your picks, IM them, tell them. Simple.

12. Always listen to your leaders, which includes the En, Se, Tor, Elders, En Bow and 2nd Bow, and Slaver.  And remember even if you disagree with them take it to IM’s. DO NOT do it in open chat or group chat.

13. There are non combatants in our tribe such as healer/shaman and slaves. Healers may defend themselves if they wish, they may join on raids and help with binding or healing. Slaves may carry slave weapons to defend the camp or on a raid. They may aid in binding.  When a slave is travelling on his/her own they are not permitted weapons.

14. Beasts and ferals may defend and raid alongside the panthers. They are the only ones permitted to use claws.

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Luna Caleeng Tribe Structure

Leaders: Chieftress – Leader of the tribe, coordinates all following positions.  Should be strong willed and strong minded.  Responsible for increasing RP, creating a more co-hesive and organized group, managing disputes and inter-tribal matters as they arise.

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Se – Second in command.  Their primary function is to keep the tribe headed on the same path when the Chieftress is unavailable. They counsel the Chieftress and act as the prime director of the Scout and Consul, making sure they are seeing to their positions and all important information concerning trade and geography are given to the Chieftress.

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Tor – Third in command.  Ready to take the position of the Chieftress if the Chieftress and Se are unavailable, the Tor helps guide the tribe and is the main point of contact point for pledges.

First Bow -The first bow assesses and trains our Sisters in an ongoing fashion so that we stay our sharpest. This is really a teaching position so anyone not interested in teaching, should not be the En Bow. Anyone who becomes En bow and does not assess/train/lead missions will be promptly removed from the position. The En bow may assign a Se bow but will seek the counsils approval for the appointment.

Elders These Sisters have proven themselves not only capable, brave and trustworthy, but essential to the tribe. This takes time and active dedication. They are leaders in their own right and will show it at all times. They are the backbone of the tribe and can step in when needed. Any Sister can come to them with concerns and questions.

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Council The Council is comprised of the Chieftress, Se, Tor, En Bow and Elders. They have proven themselves in their role play skills and are brilliant under pressure. They are also active and dependable. They make the main decissions in the tribe keeping in mind the welfare of the tribe always.

Sisters (Huntress or Panther) They have proven themselves capable, brave and trustworthy. They are valued assets to the tribe. When a pledge becomes a Sister she must understudy a Sister in a role that interests her or will be assigned one based on tribe need. Two panthers are preferred in each role to ensure maximum coverage.

Kat (luna caleeng friends)

Roles may be added as needed by the Council and suggestions are always welcome.

Slaver (2) The Slaver is in charge of giving guidance to all slaves. Tribe slaves that are not claimed by a Sister after 7 days must be sold. Our tribe is not a kajira school, slaves should be taken because they are exceptional, not because they exist. Taking lousy slaves lowers the morale of our excellent ones and also limits the attention they get. We value our slaves as a part of our tribal family and assign them tasks that we need done. They are interesting and obedient.

Healer/shaman (2 -3) Speaks for itself. A physicain maybe once in a city but now has her freedom and lives as a Free Forest Woman. They also check in on Sisters ooc after a traumatic IC event.

Scout (2-6) Has an excellent knowledge of sims for when we are looking for a lost tribe member or a great new place to explore. Submits scout reports regularly to the Chieftress and Se. If the scout knows a sim has changed or of a new tribe or group is occupying such territory they will make sure the report is updated.

Head Trader and Negotiator) (2) This person will be excellent at going into potentially dangerous situations and negotiating trade. Tribe ambassadors. Finds places of interest to do trading especially to trade captives that will bring supplies to the camp.

Membership and Pledge Coordinator (1) Makes sure the new pledges receive the current Pledge Packet and evaluate the pack contents keeping it up to date with rules, landmarks and current flag.

Priestess (1-2) Their visions and cures can generate interesting rp and storylines for the tribe. If you like to tell tall tales and have a vivid imagination then here is your chance.

Pledges The lowest of the tribe. These are panthers that we believe have potential to become full Sisters. Pledges not realizing their potential will not become Full Sisters.

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Slaves Slaves are beautiful and obedient. They are incredibly pleasing because they are bright and interesting individuals who live for that purpose. They do not rule from their knees. Life is difficult here and they work hard for their owners and the tribe. The First Girl and First Boy are experienced and help guide the other slaves, primarily through example. The First Girl and First Boy will be decided by the council.

source: Kimmy Lecker

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 In the  Luna Caleeng panther tribe you can explore the roles of shaman and healer. Leda our shaman has written some information on the role. 

Shaman healers are people who practise Shamanism, the healing art form blending mind, body and spirit, for inner health as well as outer health. A healer who is a Shaman acts as a medium between the visible world and the world of spirits to gain information for the purposes of healing, divination and to gain help or wisdom for the community or people they are serving.

A traditional medicine healer who acts as an intermediary between the spirit and material worlds and heals without using surgery or drugs.

A shaman is, in fact, a holistic healer, who enables your physical, emotional and psychic selves to be revived and repaired as they receive a shamanic healing.

Now what does this mean, This means that I am not here just for your physical needs with ingurys and wounds, but also for your mental and emotional needs. To be the one that you speak too about any ills you many have, advice, concerns, desires and fears without having to worry about who you share with as it stays between your Shaman and yourself.

It as means that I help guide you through the spiritual world, to help you find the path that fits you best and how to move about this world with love and peace in your heart for the best of the tribe and yourself.

A shaman does not judge nor take sides, they walk down a middle path of calm recourse to be stable on all levels for the best of they tribe.

They are often quite solitary people that keep to they own, as they are mostly deep in thought as well as praying to the other world for the best advice they may bring to the tribe for the betterment of all, nature as well as person.

This mean my tribe, that I am here for all your needs when you have a need to call on me, I stand by you all equally, no matter who you may be or the problem you have, I do not judge nor have the need to take sides.

live blessed everyone

Shaman of the Luna Caleeng Leda

For some reason the subject of what a panther healer and healing kajiras can and can’t do during roleplay is hotly debated when encountering other groups such as city dwellers.  It’s mostly when city Physicians get annoyed when kajira and healers such as those found in Panther tribes have the knowledge and technology to be fully trained medical people.

Look at it from this angle. On Gor a physician  spends many years training for his/her position, can a shaman, healer or a kajira match those years of training?  A physician is supposed to be a highly trained individual who has a large city and medical resources to hand, to take care of the citizens. Panthers live out of the cities and mostly off the land, they don’t have electrical power as such, so cant keep ice in a chiller … they don’t have access to things like sterilisers to keep equipment sterile and safe to use, they don’t even have access to some of the medicines. They are confined to using the natural medicines around them.

In the matter of the kajira.. they are not allowed to carry weapons, would a panther trust a slave, the beast at her feet to put her to sleep and operate on her. It is not the slaves place to be able to offer more than basic first aid, they are there for pleasure and to carry out the mundane and boring tasks a Free would feel was beneath them. My apologies to the kajirae but this is how it is in Gor. They are slaves, property to be used as the Free see fit, not highly trained medical people.

I guess before someone tries to use it as an argument that a trained physician could become a panther… she still wouldn’t have the facilities and would be lost in her new environment. A physician could be collared but then would her Owner want her to spend her time healing others when she should be at her Owners feet finding ways to please her Owner. Of course there is also the maths in this, so you are telling me every panther tribe in Gor has a runaway physician? Lets try to be real about this. The Green Caste isn’t that bad that all or even half its members run away to become panthers or they are so bad at their job or so disrespectful they earn a collar.

Let us try to look at the roles realistically. True this is RP and you can do it whatever way you want… but even RP needs to have some grounding in sheer common sense. Okay so I have a Mary Poppins bag called an inventory. If you were a panther and were searched and all taken from you, you can’t just magic a dagger in your hand and cut the throat of the person guarding you. It is the same with healing a panther in a camp can’t miraculously find she has all she needs including the knowledge to perform major surgery.

Some may argue that a panther could dress as a Free Woman and enter a city to steal medical supplies and sophisticated medical devices. But realistically , how many panther healers would try this?

So what can each group do? What are the strengths and the limitations of their healing abilities?

Kajira

The most basic knowledge and experience these are the infirmary orderlies at worst, fetching and carrying and cleaning. At best they are first aiders. They will perhaps know how to put a bandage on, how to clean a cut.. at a push they can use salves and oils but only under supervision. They are the nurses that do as the healer tells them. Of course some nurses are fairly skilled as would some kajira be but by no means all. Some may even be able to go as far as delivering a baby, check the pulse and know to some small degree what they were looking for. But like all nurses they would not dare to do more… if a healer causes a panther pain while healing him they can get away with it… a slave… again lets be realistic the panther would push her away and refuse to allow someone that is no more than a beast to treat them and may even punish them for causing more pain.

Panther healers

Panther groups would have as their healer someone that was well versed in the herbs growing around them. It is more than likely the skills would be passed down from generation to generation they would have superstitions over what herbs could be used and when they could be picked for use. They would know where to find the best crops of each herb. They would be able to give reasonable care to their tribe but would not be able to perform surgery or anything that might require skill and training. They may be able to sew up a wound or set a broken leg, They would know how to calm a fever and deliver a baby. So there skills would be an extension of the slaves with an awesome knowledge of herbs and poisons.

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 Luna Jerag the beginning

The Luna Jerag (sisters of the moons) began with a violent confrontation in the notorious tribe called the Verus Var. This tribe was the home of the finest bows in Gor, but they were harsh, unforgiving, and savage. Mars, the eventual founder of the Lunas, and the Var En got in an argument about a kajira, and the other Var gunned her down and pulled her to the outskirts of their territory.  As she limped off, Mars vowed that she would never again be in a tribe that would turn on its own sisters.

Mars Sirbu

In the Var, Mars had been a scout, and knew Gor territory well. She knew of a dense swamp, one that males would never enter, in a land called Terra de Luna. This land was the home of a large and aggressive outlaw clan named the Askari. Once, long ago, Mars had rescued the Askari matriarch from being capped, and she negotiated a peace treaty and made the decision to form a new tribe, one that ws different than those that came before. The tribe would be founded on the concept of sisterhood, and loyalty to each other.

Mars persuaded a core group of panthers who were close to her to come on this venture: Zarah, Katana, Terr, Eclair, Kit, and Shi courageously left their tribes and homes and followed Mars into the swamp. The swamp proved to be an excellent home, discouraging males from entering, and offering escape routes if a large raid materialized.

The nature of the tribe attracted positive attention, and numbers quickly grew. Soon, the Lunas started leaving the swamp and going out on raids.They learned more about the swamp, and the nature of the fruits and flowers that grew there.

Throughout these early times, the Askari, though having a peace treaty with the Luna, were routinely insulting and aggressive. One evening Mars returned home with a small raiding party to find Shi leading a battle against a much larger Askari force. It seems that the outlaws had finally crossed the line and violence had erupted. However, the battle did not go as the Askari had expected. The battle hardened Lunas wiped the field with their forces and quickly overran their keep. The same thing happened the following night. The Askari were no longer in charge of their own lands.

Being males, this situation was not tolerable to them, and they began burning our huts and messing up the swamp anytime we were not around. Efforts to calm things down were to no avail, and the decision was made to leave Terra de Luna.

One of the interesting elements of panther life is that tribes often make friends with the people they raid the most. The Lunas were very fond of raiding the Dijans, with their complex fort and rolling hills. Their lands were well known to the Luna, and the existence of the large and dense swamp, also uninhabited, became of great interest. Mars and her officers approached the Dijan leadership about moving to Lake Ias. This idea was embraced by the Dijan, who knew the Luna were honorable and skilled panthers. So, one moonless night, the Luna took their belongings, got into their canoes, and paddled to Lake Ias, not to raid, but to live. The new swamp was even more beautiful than the old one, and the Dijan were certainly more beautiful than the Askaris!

The tribe continued to flourish, and Luna raiding skills were unparalleled. The Luna’s secret was a signaling system, which allowed coordinated movement and attacks. The Lunas nearly always attacked camps with many more defenders than panthers attacking. However, due to the coordination, and excellent bow skills thanks to training from Niccole and Eclair, they very rarely lost a raid.

Such success would make any En happy, but Mars had always been a free spirit. Scouting suited her far more than leading a large and robust tribe. Her sisters saw that she was unhappy and tried to help, and to cheer her up. Mars continued to withdraw, and began to go out on journeys by herself, much to the tribe’s distress.

It was 3 am, and the tribe was asleep. The swamp was calm and fragrant with summer blossoms. Mars awoke and stepped out into the blazing moonlight. The Crone and the Huntress were both full. As if in a dream, the En gathered her bow and few possessions and kissed her sleeping slavegirl on the forehead. Walking silently to the tied up canoes, she picked the one she had used to go to Terra de Luna so long ago. Pushing out into the still, silver water, she sat a moment with her head bowed in thought. Then, she picked up her paddle and sailed away.

She did not look back.

 

In the period between Mars and Marli there were three other Chieftesses of the Luna Jerag.

Niccole was chieftess from late 2010 to early 2011. Had come from the Di Jan tribe. Well known in SL Gor for her excellent bow skills , she worked her way up from En bow to En. She left the tribe to form her own mercenary group. She is presently back with the Di Jan once more.

Terr was chieftess from 2011 to early 2012. Elder in the Luna Jerag and present in the tribe since it’s formative years. Known for her down to earth approach. She is presently retired from SL Gor.

Twig was chieftess feral during 2012. Was elder feral in Luna Jerag. She is presently elder feral in the Luna Caleeng.

If you wish to join us , you can find our tribe in SL Gor in Lake Ias

 

The birth of Luna caleeng

The Luna Caleeng  are the daughters of the Moon water, they pray to Artemis who was the goddess of the hunt and Selene a luna diety.

Her name is Marli  and she  was born in the month of Se Var (the second resting), in the year 1029 (Rune Priest) , her mother’s name was Shy, a mighty and skilled huntress. She was born  in the cold north of Torvaldsland.

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Marli knew nothing of her father. He had been captured during a raid and was used for sexual pleasure by her mother before he was sold into slavery. Of her mother, Marli remembers little. Marli knows that she was very beautiful. She held a high rank among the panther women and was highly respected , she was deadly with her spear and bow.

Marli’s earliest memories is of her mother and her hunting near the outer forest when Marli was around the age of twelve. To this day Marli  does not understand why her mother would leave the safety of the swamps with only her daughter to accompany her. All panther women know to never leave the interior of the forest without the tribe at your side. Otherwise you run the risk of death or, worse enslavement. There were Askari men living outside the forest.

As they were walking, they heard something move. Before she  could react, her mother had thrust her to one side . Marli cried out in pain as she hit the ground. Marli heard a fierce growl and her mother screaming. Turning, Marli saw a huge black larl on top of her mother, its claws tearing into her flesh. She looked at her and screamed at Marli to run. Marli will never forget the sound of her and the larl as she ran away as fast as she could.  Marli had continued running home until she reached the swamps. The trade post where the tribe traded bonta fruits is where she finally stumbled and fell down. Tears rolled from her eyes, Marli was so tired and fell asleep on the hard wooden beams.

Marli awoke in the arms of Mars. Marli thought for a moment that it was her mother, but when she opened my eyes and heard her voice, Marli knew that she was mistaken. Marli was placed under the care of an elder by the name of Sophie Crabe, a healer from the Sa’ang Suri.  She herself had been born and raised a free woman , but was one day captured , branded, and sold as a slave. The man who bought her had been Red caste and warrior. She was the only slave he had ever owned. After she served him for a few years, he freed her and she agreed to become his companion in life. She became a physician in the city. They had two daughters, the youngest dying from the bazi plague. Their eldest survived , her name  was Lynn.  One day on a patrol near the outer forest their wagon had been attacked by a band of rival panthers. Somehow Sophie and her daughter had survived and found their way to the swamps. Proving herself worthy she was allowed to stay, her daughter renamed Scar , due to an unfortunate cut to her arm on that fateful day. Scar and Marli became like a sisters. By the time Marli was sixteen years old, she had learned all she could from the panther women. Sophie herself had began to teach her the ways of the green. She taught her of all the different herbs and poisons within Gor. Anytime Marli would ask a question Sophie didn’t know, she would fetch one of the books from her hut.

When Marli was about the age of eighteen, she noticed men looking at her in ways that sent chills down her spine whenever she was trading tanned skins with them. Without asking, Marli knew what these looks meant. It was times like this when she was very happy to be wearing the weapons of a panther girl.

Before, Marli had worn clothing that left her midriff, arms, and most of her legs bare so that she would not get too hot. Then, after Marli noticed the looks, she started wearing more modest outfits when she knew she was to be near men.  When amongst the tribe though, Marli wore minimal clothing, as it pleased her. Marli made braids  that she wore to keep her hair out of her face.  She kept her hair long, it fell to her lower back, so that she may braid in hair ribbons.  Marli has  been raped once by a man,  one good thing came of it , her sweet  daughter her name is Feathers. Often her daughter asks Marli about her father. All Marli remembers is that she was lured away foolishly by his good looks and charm, when she resisted he simply took her as any Gorean man would.

In the tradition of the panther healers in the tribe Marli placed an ornate shell necklace around her daughters neck.  She cared for her daughter only for a few years,  Marli was out hunting with her sisters when Askari men invaded the swamps taking with them her daughter and the female slave that was taking care of Feathers. Marli was devastated and heartbroken. Swearing to her Goddess that she would do all sheI could to find her daughter. The tribe discovered that a Priest King orb that had been hidden in their caves had also been taken.

Rumour quickly spread to the swamps that one of the Askari men whilst holding Marli’s  young daughter had touched the orb and in a blinding flash both had disappeared. Many years later Marli heard a tale of a kajira that had been to Earth , that she had aged miraculously to maturity when she had returned to counter Earth. Marli sought out this kajira in the city of Ko-Ro-Ba , when she first met her in the presence of her Master  Marli had intense feelings of recognition, these were confirmed when she saw the shell necklace around her daughter’s neck. She had to free her daughter and return her to her rightful  side as elder in their tribe. Dressed in the robes of concealment and In a daring escape from the city they headed into the forests and found their way back to the swamps. Marli was so grateful to her Goddess for hearing her prayers, though at times Marli is concerned about her daughters Earthly ways.

By the age of twenty Marli was a skilled panther healer. Times were changing and a rival band encroached their  territory. Mars mustered all her panthers to fight against the Sa Sang Hrimgar. A fierce tribe  living in the weathered caves of Jorts. At the end of the bloody  fight, the Luna were victorious ,  most of the tribe were killed however , but a few had survived. Marli tended to the wounds on Mars and the others.

Marli rested near the river, then heard a grunt and spun around , Her spear at the ready. It was a Sa Sang Hrimgar , she jumped at Marli and thrust her dagger into her. Marli lost consciousness and awoke in Jorts.  She saw the dark pool of blood beneath her body and the deep gashes on her legs.  She could save Marli’s  life if she wished. Or, could allow her to die.

With a triumphant look on her face she offered Marli a choice , join her band as a healer or die on that very spot in the caves. Marli remembered that Mars always told them that panthers must survive by any means.

Two years passed . Mars had disappeared, yet rumours abounded that ferals now lived in the swamps. Scar had survived somehow and had founded a tribe near the river banks of Ven, she named her tribe Sa Caleeng, daughters of the water.

At the age of twenty two Marli owned two slaves , the first  her name was Shi.  Her second slave was Nala.

In her  early childhood Marli had known shi as the Tor and elder in the Luna Jerag.  She had been the one Marli had sought advice from when certain things troubled her youthful mind. In retrospect , her roughness and matter of fact ways  were endearing qualities. Though not always appreciated by some in the tribe. How different shi became when the fire of servitude started to burn in hear heart. Kneeling at Marli’sy feet she has become the inspiration to the camp slaves. Aided in her duties by the second girl.

Nala didn’t serve Marli long , when one winter the Askari raided the swamps they took sweet nala , had her serve the men in the village and then they killed her mercilessly.

Returning from a successful raid Marli had proven myself a worthy sister, eyes were no longer tracking her every move. She packed her belongings and travelled to Ven , joining with Scar and telling her stories about the Luna Jerag now led by a feral girl.  The Sa Caleeng was a small tribe and they agreed that they needed to grow to survive.  The Sa Caleeng under Marli’s leadership now  headed to Lake Las, in the swamps they were challenged  by wild feral girls. Marli  showed her old  Luna feathers , using her knife she drew the moon circle into the soft earth. The feral leader understood that Marli was claiming the tribe as her own. Twig spoke little as did the other feral girls but Marli felt at home once more.

To honour the Sa Caleeng  Marli named the new tribe Luna Caleeng, meaning  Daughters of the Moons water. And so the stories begin………….

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I am creating this fruit to encourage more RP and bring alittle something new to Gor instead of usual PewPewCapSex RP that has long grown old and boring to me. I hope you enjoy this little fruit and with it, encourage and spread the use of it among others. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions about the Bonta fruit, please IM Diamond Mikita.  Addendum: Marli has added some extra RP elements to the bont a fruit, for example it can be used as an effective poison…. 

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Products: Basket of Bonta Fruit Bonta Fruit Liquor, mixed from Bonta and Kalana

Effects: Repels insects Prevents certain diseases found within Swamps Allows inhabitation of the Terra de Luna Swamp

Fate of those in the swamp without eating bonta: Day 1: Bug bites all over, swelling, irritating itching Day 2: Fever, Nausiea, Weakness Day 3: Bed ridden, vomiting, bodily pains, chills and very high fever Day 4: Death

Storyline of the Bonta Fruit

Discovering the Bonta Fruit Tree —     Indigenous to the swamps within Terra de Luna, it was this sole element that allows the inhabitance of anything living within the dangerous swamp. The fruit was discovered while the lone scout of the Luna Jerag sought refreshment while getting lost through the thick muck in the swamp. Seeing the strange fruit, she cut it down from the tall tree and would try it carefully, not wanting to poison herself. The Bonta looked somewhat like a melon, a thick, leathery rind covering and protecting the sweet flesh inside. Peeling back this hard cover with her dagger, inside it was juicy and ripe, it contained a center of seeds, but were easily scraped out, leaving the rest of the fruit exposed for eating. The fruit was bitter at first, but it was something that grew on you, turning quickly into a thickly sweet taste to savor. Finishing the small treat, she would cut down two more of these and pack them away for later.

The bugs and insects of the swamp were thickly abundant, growing within the humid, wet atmosphere of the swamp, biting and eating anyone within it alive. However, Kit seemed to notice that none of the bugs wanted anything to deal with the wandering woman. Little did she know the special property of the fruit she had eaten was that it repelled insects and other diseases found within the swamp, making it one of the few able food supplies to grow within the marsh. Continuing to make her way through the rest of the swamp, unbitten and uninfected, she made her way out the otherside and quickly returned to her sisters with the news.

Harvesting the Bonta Fruit —     Alittle after spreading word through their nomad band of panthers, they decided the swamp the perfect place to setup home. An extinct volcano comprised of their main home, with huts in the trees and floating in the water around the base. They immediately began collecting the bonta from the trees, placing them in baskets in the camp. Ideas were collected what to do with these special fruit and if it should be spread. Later on, it was discovered the effects of the bonta fruit lasted about a hand’s time. A visitor venturing into the swamp, who hadn’t eaten the fruit, soon fell victim to the swamp’s bugs and diseases while staying in their camp. The first day, they were bitten all over, itching and swelling up. The second day, they became feverish and weak, feeling nautious and dizzy. By the third day, the woman was bed ridden, vomiting and bodily pains, barely able to remain conscious, with chills and very high fever. The forth day, she had died.

The Luna Jerag learned from this experience and made sure all their sisters regularly ate the bonta fruit, so that none of them go through what the woman had. They would eat the fruit with their meals atleast twice a week. Later on, one of the sisters sick of eating the fruit, decided to do something with it. Taking a bottle of kalana, she mashed the fruit up into a bowl of fruit juice, experimentally adding amounts of the kalana, giving it kick and changing the flavor into a more subtle, tolerable taste. Now the Bonta Kalana was made, regularly mixing it with their alcohols and bottling them up for consumption.

The Bonta Fruit to Others —     Even though the tribe was new, word of their existance in the deathly swamp spread quickly. The nearby Askari was drawn to these women, wondering how they could possibly live within what they thought was uninhabitable land. Despite tensions between the Merc and Panther neighbors, they soon began trade of the Bonta for other goods. The Askari sought the precious fruit as valuable for their taste, as well as keeping bugs away while travelling. Others soon caught on, visiting the swamp or being taken out to other tribes, trading them for goods the new and prospering tribe sorely needed, while providing the new fruit to others. However, any attempting to grow their own Bonta would find themselves disappointed. For some reasons, the trees would only grow within the dank, mucky swamps of Terra de Luna, keeping the fruit in the hands of the Luna Jerag.

Credit given to Diamond Mitikita  for creating this rp [aka Kit]

 

The Storyline of the Bonta fruit cont.

When the Luna Jerag tribe moved from Askari lands to the Lake Ias region, their healer Marli took with her some bonta seeds.  When Mars had chosen the swamps as their new home it was Marli that started to plant some seeds in the new swamps close to the marshes.  In the years that followed the saplings grew into large bonta trees.  The conditions of the swamp was very similar to the one in the Terra de Luna Swamp.

Marli instructed her sisters and the slaves on how to harvest the fruits, they were collected in baskets.  Some were stored and some were crushed to make bonta juice.  Later on, Marli wondered if the juice could be used in a herbal tea, as Marli was rather partial to brewing a cup of tea.  She made a cotton filter and placed the flesh inside , leaving the seeds as they could be used to plant more trees in the future.  The bark of the trees being used to make huts, bows and other useful implements for in the camp. 

She brewed the cotton bag in a boiling pot of water. She first noticed the rather penetrating smell that started to fill her hut.  Undeterred she continued to boil the contents, the clear boiling water turning darker. The brew tasted bitter , so she added some sweet honey, Marli then added some slave wine and this was her way of avoiding pregnancy and swamp diseases.

Now, Marli being a healer decided to study the bonta in greater detail.  Although the bonta might not be toxic themselves but  the seeds (in large doses) are.  Oil pressed from these seeds  had  been used as cooking oil.  It was then that Marli accidentally discovered the side effects of the bonta seed.  They may produce symptoms of cyanide poisoning, including nausea, fever, rash, headaches, insomnia, increased thirst, weakness, lethargy, nervousness, various aches and pains in joints and muscles, and eventually death within the space of three days.

When Mars heard of this she instructed her sisters to start boiling great quantities of bonta seed oil, some arrow heads were dipped in the oil. Now when an arrow only grazed an enemy it would still be highly effective, the oil entering the skin would cause the victim develop a blistering rash,  in the three days that followed the cyanide poison would eventually lead to death.  Marli, is still working on a cure…….she does advise the following , rinse the wound with running water or alcohol, avoid scratching the rash, suck out the oil and spit it out.  Bind the wound, repeat the wound rinsing the second day. There is a 50% chance of survival if treated in the first few ihn.  

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Spend time with some GE (Gor evolved ) Panther tribes and one will find jargon that isn’t used in the novels and is frowned upon by more serious Btb (By the book) tribes…..”crazy bi***es!”….lol

Learning Gorean terms is a must for all newcomers to SL Gor. Without learning at least the basics for time , food ,drinks,  animals and greetings you will be lost. Some reading of the novels or searching on the internet is required.  But , first we start off with an amusing roleplay…..

Marli wakes up, she had leant against the tree she had been sleeping on, the second spear she had made  standing next to her. She rubs her eyes and looks around, mumbling ‘strangers…’….Arrows fly…..A Di Jan panther  captures a woman  near the Luna camp. ❤

[06:06] Tamar : Tal Marli do you know this one

[06:07] Marli: Yes , she is Nan, formerly of SSH

[06:07] Tamar: “Oh she was near our camp and seemed to want a fight , but she ran away ”

[06:07] Tamar : Tal Ice

[06:08] Nanny grunts and whimpers, waking up blinking, looking around “where am I, and why am I on the ground?” I slowly come to, realizing I am bound, and sigh. “Did I have too much to drink again? I’ll pay for the damages”

[06:08] Marli rubs her chin “She runs with Imani now…i forget the name of their tribe…Tahem Rogues? ”

[06:09] Tamar looks down she giggles as she listens “why would you want to fight me when we were just talking ?”

[06:09] Tamar : “well she is a silly one , I would have just talked ”

[06:10] Tamar reaching out and takes the leash

[06:10] Nanny remembers now what happened. “Did I fight you? Did I let one arrow fly? No, for if I had, you’d be down. I merely was running off to my next place to hunt, as there were no healthy tabuk here”

[06:10] Marli smirks “yes , very silly”

[06:10] Tamar leans down and cuts the feet loose

[06:11] Tamar : “Girl you have more metal on your Boobies then i have in my arrows ” she chuckles

[06:11] Nanny shrugs at the nonsequitur, not really knowing how to respond to that

[06:12] Isabeaux flipping a coin to the captain sailed away quickly whispers to the destination

[06:12] Tamar : let move over before we get in trouble here

[06:14] Nanny looks at these two “you obviously have important things to discuss and I’l like to get my bow from the river and get back to hunting – so how about you untie me and we’ll forget this ever happened eh?”

[06:14] Tamar : sure lets move over

[06:14] A flock of vulo shouts: ‘squawk’, then pretty much ignore you as they are so used to people by now

[06:14] Marli pats Nans cute ass “No no, you are a guest now”

[06:15] Nanny pouts “awwwww I thought you might say that”

[06:15] Tamar : come along now you can serve us paga

[06:15] Tamar : lead on I get lost here

[06:16] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches

[06:18] Tamar : chuckles “ok i would get lost every time in ”

[06:18] Nanny looks around “who the heck lives here? I have never been here.”

[06:18] Marli chuckles “thats the idea ……it keeps the Luna safe”

[06:19] Tamar turns my head looks at her “the great Luna ‘s Tribe”

[06:19] Marli grins , she liked the sound of that

[06:19] Nanny shakes my head and laughs “the luna mori moved AGAIN? Oh gosh I will have to bop that silly en of theirs tight on the head Poor Nova, always moving”

[06:20] Marli laughs “We are the Luna Caleeng !…not that tribe led by Nova ”

[06:21] Nanny looks at the surroundings “yeah there are too many bugs and snakes here for Nova and Sam to be happy”

[06:26] Tamar : Nods and nods I agree do you want this girl I have a problem i need to look after ”

[06:26] Marli: “i will look after her and then take her to your camp, she is a di jan capture”

[06:28] Tamar looks around and jump of the wall in the water and waves as she goes

[06:28] Marli waves

[06:29] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches

[06:29] Nanny turns to the other panther “so you know me, but do I know you – were you SSH too?”

[06:29] Marli pulls on the leash and heads over to the fire “lets talk”

[06:30] Marli: “take a seat” she pushed nan to the ground

[06:30] Nanny grunts as I am pushed down to my butt “one of the pillows would have been nice”

[06:30] Marli smirks “you have to earn that right ”

[06:31] Nanny pouts “so, how do you know me? were you SSH too?”

[06:31] Marli: “yes , i was Sa Sang Hrimgar in Jorts, i was one of the healers in Morri’s and Sorrows tribe”

[06:32] Nanny nods as the face is familiar “Sorry for not remembering all the details of that part of my lift. I have a new one now, in Verr Fjord, and am happy”

[06:32] Nanny Gothly: life…

[06:34] Marli nods “so tell me, you know the reputation of the Di Jans as well as i do, why be so foolish and hunt so close to their lands ?” she wondered if Nan and Tam were perhaps an item

[06:35] Nanny sighs and looks at Marli “I hunt where I see game – my tummy tells me when I need to hunt. And I am hungry. So, I got a little close to the di jan camp but I didn’t threaten them. There were no arrows shot to them”

[06:38] Marli lips curl in a thin smile “the Di Jan will shoot their arrows first and ask questions later” she tugs the leash to make her point “as you have now found out”

[06:39] Nanny jolts forward with the tug “so I have seen. I thought that was something limited to the sds and sa vella but now I know better – the di jans had always been patient before today, with me”

[06:43] Marli spits in the fire when Nan mentions the name of the sa vella and sds “aye, they will fire arrows at a trade post ” she turns her head at Nan “the luna caleeng only take what enters into their swamps uninvited ” she nods “…in the tradition of Mars Sirbu”

[06:44] Nanny nods “well I have never made it into this bog, my former sister – how did you end up here? I would like to hear your story, as last we met was in the mountains of jorts”

[06:45] Marli tilts her head to one side “Before i was SSH in Jorts , i ran with a band led by Mars Sirbu, a former Verus Var and some of her sisters” she paused and then continued

[06:46] Nanny nods and listens closely

[06:47] Marli: “…..i was healer , we lived in the swamps of Terre de Luna , those where the glory days of Luna Jerag”

[06:48] Nanny leans in close to not miss a word

[06:50] Marli: “……then one day Morri declared war on us, she captured me and i had a choice , join her or be enslaved, i chose for freedom …..i didnt expect to stay with SSH , though the new lands grew on me…..i loved the caves we had in Jorts”

[06:52] Marli: “…..years passed and one fatefull day Jorts was gone….an earth quake perhaps……on that day i decided to form my own tribe , the sa caleeng……i later heard Mars had left , it was then that Sa Caleeng joined with Luna Jerag”

[06:53] Nanny listens to the history this woman tells so well – these pieces of gorean history were things I reveled in hearing since many were so closed off about it

[06:56] Marli: “we are now known as Luna Caleeng” she drew a arrow in the dirt “we travelled from TDL to here , lake las and found another swamp to live in…” she grins “its our trade mark in a way”

[06:58] Nanny nods “it is definitely a smart way to live – find some place you feel comfortable, but that others do not find hospitable, and make home there – people will fear losing to you, and being brought to these swamps for interrogation and possible torture, also no one will want to take over your camps for their own”

[07:01] Marli nods at the wise words of her former SSH sister “Indeed , the camp can be defended by just a handfull of sisters, to newcomers the swamps can be confusing ”

[07:03] Nanny laughs “I’ll be honest – if you fell asleep now and i were left alone to escape, I’d most likely still be wandering when you awoke – or, more truthfully, I’d just stay close to you for safety – I saw the snakes looking at me on the way in, and would not like to meet one with now axe

[07:03] Nanny : no axe”

[07:04] Marli: “yes the snakes , bugs and flesh eating plants act like our gates ” she tucked a scroll into Nans left boot “without the bonta fruit you would die here”

[07:06] Marli she looked at Nan “speaking of fruits …..that reminds me ….since i have an trade agreement with Imani , i will honour that” she inspected her fingernails “Tam has not returned to claim you ” she paused “so …i plan to let you go”

[07:07] Nanny nods “thank you my former sister. I will take all your words to heart, and appreciate your freeing me. I will return to tam to meet her again, sometime, do find out of we still have issues with one another”

[07:08] Marli: i will unleash you at the entrance of our swamps…..its just to make sure you dont get……well lost

[07:09] Nanny nods “I don’t want to get lost and become snake fodder for sure” [07:10] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches

[07:11] Marli drops the leash, she unsheaths her sleen knife and cuts at the thick ropes

[07:12] Marli: Be safe my former sister

[07:14] Nanny smiles “thank you, my former sister. I wish you and your tribe wll”

Common Gorean Expressions:

Enemy/stranger- “The words for stranger and enemy in Gorean are the same.”—Nomads, 9

Mine- “’Yes,’ I had told her. ‘Yes, Vella, Kajira mira. I am pleased. I am pleased indeed.”—Nomads, 320

Greetings: “’Tal!’ I called, lifting my hand, palm inward, in Gorean greeting.”—Nomads, 15

So like , here are a few Gorean words you might like to learn:

ˇ★”En”==first

ˇ★”Fora”==chain. plural==fori

ˇ★”Har-ta”==Faster

ˇ★”Hrimgar”==barrier

ˇ★”Kajira”==female slave, plural=kajirae

ˇ★”Kajirus”==male slave, plural=kajiri (This plural also refers to a group of mixed-sex slaves)

ˇ★”Ko-lar”==collar (Some claim this is not truly a Gorean word. There is a single passage concerning this word in Slave Girl of Gor. The Gorean word is not pronounced the same as the Earth word “collar.” It is pronounced the way “ko-lar” is spelled.)

ˇ★”Nadu”==kneel

ˇ★”Sa”==daughter

ˇ★”Sa-Fora”==Chain Daughter, a slave

ˇ★”Sa’ng”==without

ˇ★”Sa’ng-Fori”==Without chains: freedom or liberty

ˇ★”Se”==second

ˇ★”Tor”==light

ˇ★”Urth”==This is not a Gorean word. It was never used in the books. There is no known Gorean term for “Earth.” Simply use the term “Earth.”

ˇ★”Var”==This has three meanings. First, a resting in months. Second, a turning in directions. Third, “what is.”

ˇ★”Verus”==true

ˇ★”Viktel”==triumph

Want the list expanded ?……. please TELL ME :)

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