Chieftess is a female form of the word chief or chieftain, meaning the leader of a tribe or clan. In the Gorean language En means first. In Btb (by the book) tribes the leader is more often refrerred to as Chieftess rather than En.
Leaders: Chieftress – Leader of the tribe, coordinates all 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.
In SL Gor chieftesses are often chosen from members with years of experience. Having experience in moderating helps as dealing with drama requires a cool head. Also having a network of friends is a requirement, especially when setting up raids and roleplay. People skills come to mind and good communication. Being wary of capslutting and being a good bow are also requirements for a decent En.
I have nicknames. Marli is one of them, but I won’t tell you the others. I started this blog because I love to write. Mostly I write about things that pass my mind when I’m role playing. I like setting up new adventures for Marli and her tribe…Last week, a guy-friend asked me what do girls talk about when they’re together? Mhm….I suppose sometimes we’ll talk about something, but mostly we talk about everything….lolz
Marli trades with a Sa Vella and comes into possession of Fire’s En feathers. Rather musky old Tri Moon feathers …She thinks. So Marli decides to pass them onto a trader in Hrimgar……….
[13:29] Marli chuckles as she enters the trade post , she thought she recognised the face and hair , even without the hat on her head “well…well….if it isnt tae the trader”
[13:31] Taeden lifted a hand and waved, grinning, “Well tal there.” she stretched out lazily, “Yes, I’m verrrry busy here trading. Can’t you see that? And how might I help you today Marli the naughty panther?”
[13:33] Marli stepped closer to the fire , she noticed tizz wasnt around and grinned “Busy huh? , i heard you set up shop here, what are you trading? pictures of Mo and Willow?”
[13:36] Marli was about to add dodgy medical exams to the long list of items she thought Tae might trade
[13:37] Taeden scoffs, “As if there’s any profit in that… wait, is there? Would anyone actually buy drawings of them? Hmmm, maybe for target practice?” she motioned to the fire, “have a seat if you like. No charge to enjoy the warmth of the fire or my dazzling and witty conversation. Or if you’re in a hurry I’ll make it short and simple, we trade in just about anything we care to. And that which I don’t care to, others do. We have a few merc types who drop by looking for contracts as well. Right now, about my biggest need is for someone to steal and transport a bathtub for me. I’m not going to the falls to bathe with the sakis.”
[13:43] Marli patted the tree stump she saw , then turned her cheeky eyes to Tae “free warmth and witty conversation, its tempting offer” she brushed the leaves off the stump , grumbling about the mess “i came into the possession of some En feathers, i collect the unusual, something i picked up in Sa Ki Fori” she laughed “didnt see you as the shy type…..im a panther….i dont trade bathtubs…..perhaps some other items like fruits and poisons from my swamps”
[13:47] Taeden arched a near snowy brow as she looked toward the panther curiously, “Now let me get this straight. You’ve taken something from Willow or Morgasm at some point. And now want to trade it to me on the off chance they come looking for you to exact some revenge you can blurt, ‘Tae has them!'” she canted her head, “I’m still listening and interested. But I do like to know the specifics. Just like when someone stole and then offered me the saki trade bell recently.”
[13:50] Marli chuckles, she had a hunch Tae couldnt resist a gloat “not taken or borrowed , but traded fair and square from a Sa Vella panther” she leaned in and looked around making sure they were still alone “the feather belong to Fire, she is lost without them, the condition is so so, but then you know Fire isnt known for cleanliness” she lifted an eyebrow “who would steal a bell? you telling me there is a market for that?”
[13:57] Taeden was still listening and interested, but commented on the bell first, “Now you know it wouldn’t be good business for me to go naming names with regards to the specifics of particular thievings, but let’s just say a Kivar was around and mad that the sakis wouldn’t answer their trade bell as they were up there furring or something. She said since they didn’t have a use for it, she stole it. And think of all that metal in a trade bell” Tae rubbed her hands together greedily, “but that got resolved and the bell is back in place for them to ignore. Now, about these Fire feathers, I’m happy to take those off your hands if for no other reason Fire doesn’t much like me and does her best to ignore me. I will happily gloat in her conundrum of whether to approach me or not. But what are you looking for in return? And keep in mind some old moldy sweaty feathers in non pristine condition aren’t going to bring you a windfall. But could be a start to future trading.”
[14:03] Marli rubbed her chin , she knew the ki var, they were settled close to lake las , though lately they seemed to hibernate in their camp, it seemed to her the sa ki fori now were more focused on the sa vella, she allways had a notion to stirr up trouble between tribes , not getting involved directly , but to get some benefit indirectly “mhm….i just think its too hard work to drag a bell around….so ill keep it small ” she opened the leather pouch on her belt and proudly displayed Fire’s feathers in all their glory “I need a place to shift unwanted captives , my last place fell through, interested ?”
[14:13] Taeden nodded her head, “I am interested. Though, to be clear… there’s a difference between ‘unwanted’ captives and captives nobody in their right mind would want because they’re stupid idiots who should be drowned… if you catch my drift. Or to be more clear, I’m not a dumping ground for morons. I won’t take those .. and if they’re left when I’m not here, I’d do the same thing anyone else does– turn a blind eye as they walk right out. But yes, if you come across some slut– male or female I’d add– who wold be worth the time to guard or train them, then yes I’m interested. I mention men right now because I’ve had an order for a kajirus if I can find one that’s fit for labor on a ship. And whether I’m here or not, in a pinch, you can leave them on the cross in the cave… just don’t go dirtying up my camp with morons.” she stands to have a closer look at the feathers, “so that’s what you want, an agreement that I’ll at least take a look at your excess stock?
” [14:17] Marli held the feathers close to Tae “quite unusual are they not? proof indeed that they are Fire’s ” she sniffs “Uhm…that and the musty smell” then shifted to her side , the log wasnt comfortable, she reckoned that was probably for a good reason ” Yes , an agreement to take captives off my hands, they might be slightly damaged , and well to enter my swamps you have to be crazy so no guarantees about their sanity……however, i will make sure they are slave material”
[14:22] Taeden held out her hand and wiggled her fingers, “Well go on, let me have them.” she smiled, “and agreed… at least to see how it goes for both of us. And up to you whether they’re broken or not when brought here. I don’t mind them with some spirit or if they’re dangerous for whatever reason. But if they’re the kind that should be put down, I won’t be doing your dirty work for you.” Her eyes sparkled when she looked at the feathers, seems there was still a little panther left in the Trader.
[14:25] Marli lips curled into a thin grin , she passes the fancy feathers to Tae “no worry, the idiots i put down myself ….they are no use to any one….agreed i will leave the stock here at your trade post….you look them over…..and if suitable you take them off my hands ”
[14:34] Marli stretches like a feline panther she is and slowly got up from the tree stump , she wipes off the dirt from her pleated skirt , she looked at the Hrimgarian hills “only insiders know how to deal with the sa ki fori, even then, you cant trust them”
[14:36] Marli eyes shifted to Tizz , who seemed to appear out of nowhere, she prepared to leave, the agreement to take slaves off her hands done , she was satisfied “I head back to the lakes now, be well Tae”
[14:37] Taeden nodded, “aint that the truth!” she gripped the cord of the feathers and saw Tizz stir, “hey babe, just so you know. I’ve made a deal with Marli to take a look at excess stock they come across. So don’t be surprised if she brings a slave or captive by occasionally.” she lifted her hand to show off some feathers, “and we’ve been gifted with some of Fire’s feathers.” she nodded, “safe paths to you, panther.”