We take a look at the role of thief and the punishment you can expect if caught thieving. I once caught a slave girl stealing in our camp , I asked a sister to notch her ear , then place one copper in the girls mouth, the copper was compensation to her Owner and her tribe. Panther girls being wild women and outlaws will steal from cities. In Lake Ias the Di Jan and Luna Caleeng panther tribes will steal from caravans and lone travellers…..be warned , we will ask a toll when you cross our lands…..Let us look at some thief roleplay…….
The Luna Caleeng return from hunting to find their stores stolen. Some one who was very lucky that day , who didnt get captured in the Luna swamps, thieves will have their ears notched or worse !
PÂИÐØRÂ (pandora.oxhall) ran up to the sign that read ‘panther territory KEEP OUT’ and grimaced. She wasn’t keen on them, and they usually hated her on sight. From a distance she couldn’t see any rising smoke from their campfire, so was a good a sign as ever that it was empty. She ran despite this, anxious to get what she needed and scram.
PÂИÐØRÂ (pandora.oxhall) follows the logs gingerly and got the sinking feeling she was running in circles, panicking like the cool person she is – Pandora attempted to head back, before getting stuck in some giant plants, “GAH!! FUCK!!” she began slicing everything out of her way and running blindly – if anyone was home, they’d definitely know she was coming. “AAAAAHHHH!!!” she yelled before stumbling back to the sign she’d met on her way in. “What the ?……….. sheeeeeeit”
PÂИÐØRÂ (pandora.oxhall) had known what to expect the second time, so prepared her scimitars and simply sliced and screamed her way through the maze, stumbling often but eventually making it to a high vantage point i the panther camp. She glanced up and read the flag, “Luna Caleeng Panther?…” she scoffed, “Sounds gay.” with that said she began her hunt for any of the items, rushing into each hut and throwing everything around as she searched
PÂИÐØRÂ (pandora.oxhall) came to the hut that looked like it fed everyone, there was bread and jerky and other dry foods, opening the sacks one by one she finally came across one with some yellow grains inside, she lifted a handful to her nose and sniffed. “Nice.” closing up the sack she threw it into her back pack and made like a banana…. split.. aha. But no really, there were plenty of zip lines, so with those at her disposal, she made her way out of there!
PÂИÐØRÂ (pandora.oxhall) ran like a maniac, sweat dripping from her forehead as her hands pumped at her sides, tightly dripping her scimitars. Suddenly she broke out of the forest and actually saw a road! “Yes!!” mentally she ticked of Sa Tarna from her list and kept on going.
So what do goreans do with thieves? Well,…….
Thievery on Gor is not much approved.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 92
His right ear had been notched, doubtless in some accident. Such notching, I knew, is usually done to the ears of thieves; a second offense is normally punished by the loss of the right hand; a third offense by the removal of the left hand and both feet. There are few thieves, incidentally, on Gor. I have heard, though, there is a Caste of Thieves in Port Kar, a strong caste which naturally protects its members from such indignities as ear notching. Nomads of Gor Book 4 Page 85
The man, who wore a simple dark tunic and sandals, dropped out to the ground. His hair was dark and clipped short; his face intelligent, but hard. On his right cheek, over the cheekbone was the Thief brand of the Caste of Thieves of Port Kar, who use the small brand to identify their members.
Assassin of Gor Book 5 Page 96
There is even, in Port Kar, a recognized caste of Thieves, the only such I know of on Gor, which, in the lower canals and perimeters of the city, has much power, that of the threat and the knife. They are recognized by the Thiefs Scar, which they wear as caste mark, a tiny three-pronged brand burned into the face in back of and below the eye, over the right cheekbone.
Raiders of Gor Book 6 Page 104
“This penalty brand,” said Rask of Treve, lifting another iron from the brazier, again with a tiny letter at its glowing termination, “marks you also as what you are, as a thief.”
Please, no, Master!” I wept.
I could not move a muscle of my left leg. It might as well have been locked in a vise. It must wait for the iron.
I screamed again, uncontrollably. I had been branded as a thief.
Captive of Gor Book 7 Page 310
Some free girls, without family, keep themselves, as best they can, in certain port cities. That her ear had been notched indicated that, by a magistrate, she had been found thief. Ear notching is the first penalty for a convicted thief in most Gorean cities, whether male or female. The second offense, by a male, is punished with the removal of the left hand, the third offense by the removal of the right. The penalty for a woman, for her second offense, if she is convicted, is to be reduced to slavery.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Pages 22 – 23
“In Port Kar,” said I, “there is a caste of thieves. It is the only known caste of thieves on Gor.”
She looked at me.
“You will have little difficulty,” I said, “in earning entrance into that caste.”
“I have seen the thief’s brand!” she cried. “It is beautiful!” It was a tiny, three-pronged brand, burned into the face over the right cheekbone. I had seen it several times, once on one who worked for the mysterious Others, a member of a crew of a black ship, once encountered in the mountains of the Voltai, not far from great Ar itself. The caste of thieves was important in Port Kar, and even honored. It represented a skill which in the city was held in high repute. Indeed, so jealous of their prerogatives were the caste of thieves that they often hunted thieves who did not belong to the caste, and slew them, throwing their bodies to the urts in the canals. Indeed, there was less thievery in Port Kar than there might have been were there no caste of thieves in the city. They protected, jealously, their own territories from amateur competition. Ear notching and mutilation, common punishment on Gor for thieves, were not found in Port Kar. The caste was too powerful. On the other hand, it was regarded as permissible to slay a male thief or take a female thief slave if the culprit could be apprehended within an Ahn of the theft. After an Ahn the thief, if apprehended and a caste member, was to be remanded to the police of the arsenal. If found guilty in the court of the arsenal, the male thief would be sentenced, for a week to a year, to hard labor in the arsenal or on the wharves; the female thief would be sentenced to service, for a week to a year, in a straw-strewn cell in one of Port Kar’s penal brothels. They are chained by the left ankle to a ring in the stone. Their food is that of a galley slave, peas, black bread and onions. If they serve well, however, their customers often bring them a bit of meat or fruit. Few thieves of Port Kar have not served time, depending on their sex, either in the arsenal or on the wharves, or in the brothels.
Hunters of Gor Book 8 Page 304
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…’A vagabond slave is found picking flowers in the swamps
[11:36] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches
[11:36] lacyrose1: greeting Huntress
[11:36] Marli: greetings Gabs
[11:36] Gabriella Silverpath: [ cznt find any good flowers to fil teh baskedt with but I will girl]]
[11:36] Gabriella Silverpath: tal sis
[11:36] Gabriella Silverpath: smiles
[11:36] Gabriella Silverpath: hoep yoiu dont mind
[11:36] Marli looks at the slave girl
[11:36] Marli: greetings slave
[11:36] Gabriella Silverpath: we were just collecting some flowers
[11:37] lacyrose1: lacy hold up her basket of flower for the Huntress to see
[11:37] Marli smiles at gabs “of course sister , pick any flower you need , the di jan are welcome in the Luna swamps”
[11:39] Gabriella Silverpath: it is good to be back home
[11:39] Gabriella Silverpath: thank you
[11:39] Marli smiles
[11:39] Gabriella Silverpath: this girl si very sweet but I do not know her name
[11:40] lacyrose1: thnak you for the pretty basket Mistess
[11:40] Marli: I just came to see who was in the swamps , ill leave you to collect your flowers …….she seems a pleasing slave
[11:40] Gabriella Silverpath: you are very welcome girl
[11:40] Gabriella Silverpath: oh yes she does
[11:40] Gabriella Silverpath: smie
[11:40] Gabriella Silverpath: how are things here in luna?
[11:41] Marli: quiet lately, many sisters are still out hunting in other lands (though some good rp now and then)
[11:42] lacyrose1: listen to the Huntress thinks she is alway willing please a free
[11:42] Gabriella Silverpath: nods well I hope the are well
[11:42] Marli: I hope so too
[11:45] Marli looks at the girl “you seem new to these lands ? ”
[11:46] lacyrose1: yes Huntress this girl is very new here never been her to pick flowers before got this on my Map the other day want to try it
[11:47] Gabriella Silverpath: smiles warmly
[11:47] Gabriella Silverpath: [brb]]
[11:48] Marli noted the slave girl was wearing silks more akin to those of a city slave “you are fortunate you ran into my sister, she is very helpfull” she peered into the flower basket “what will you use the flowers for?”
[11:51] Gabriella Silverpath: aye she seems too innocent to be in Di’ Jans clutches
[11:51] Gabriella Silverpath: shudders just think what carrie would do!
[11:52] Marli chuckles , gabs should shudder about what Marli would do too
[11:52] Gabriella Silverpath: oh?
[11:52] Gabriella Silverpath: you wouild kneel in nadu beside this girl and beg me to dom you?
[11:52] Gabriella Silverpath: giggles
[11:52] Gabriella Silverpath: that is what carrie would do laughs
[11:53] Gabriella Silverpath: shudders
[11:53] Marli laughs loudly “No”
[11:53] Gabriella Silverpath: I did not think so sis
[11:53] Gabriella Silverpath: grins a bit
[11:54] Gabriella Silverpath: hmm the basket shoud attach to your arm girl
[11:54] lacyrose1: smile sweetly at the Huntress as she look up in the sky knowing she has long trip home ” may this girl go her haome Huntress ”
[11:55] Marli looks sternly at the slave girl “tell me , what you will use the flowers for , you didnt answer my question…..girl”
[11:55] lacyrose1: thank you Mistress
[11:55] Gabriella Silverpath: your welcome
[11:55] Gabriella Silverpath: girl im going to leave you in my sistres hands
[11:55] Gabriella Silverpath: I believe my en wishes to uhm spank me
[11:55] Gabriella Silverpath: laughs
[11:55] Marli: hehe
[11:55] Gabriella Silverpath: serve well girl
[11:56] Gabriella Silverpath: I will come visit you again soon sis
[11:56] Gabriella Silverpath: love you
[11:56] Gabriella Silverpath: and i have missed you
[11:56] Marli: love you sister
[11:57] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches
[11:57] lacyrose1: may this girl go to the boat Huntress
[11:58] Marli leans in closely to the girl “My sister is sweet , I am not, you may leave for the docks , after you have answered my question…..understood?”
[12:00] Marli: “good girl, now you will tell me where you live and what you will use the flowers for……If i am satisfied you tell the truth , then you may leave ”
[12:03] lacyrose1: smiel sweetly at the Huntress ” this girl form viktyrie forest im a black pearl this girl picks flower for her Mistress house so they smell good this girl was show this place on her map yesterday so she thoughshe come check see what the flower look like here
[12:04] lacyrose1: she smile again before talking ” before she pick any flowers she ask first so no one would get up set with her
[12:05] Marli noted the sweet smile and the look of innocence on the girls face ” very well, if you ask permission then you may pick any flowers in the swamps you wish”
[12:05] lacyrose1: thank you Huntress
[12:05] lacyrose1: may this girl go to the boat now it getting very late
[12:06] Marli: “come , i will escort you out the swamps ”
[12:06] Sound of water splashes in the distance as someone or something approaches
[12:07] Marli: I will take you to the docks , so no one will harass you
[12:08] Marli: be safe and serve with fire girl
[12:09] lacyrose1: thank you Huntress wave bye as she jump on the boat sail way
[12:09] beth Sheryffe: tal marl
[12:09] Marli: Tal Beth
[12:10] Marli: Tal bac
[12:10] Bac join the huntress hands behind her back, wrap one of the ropes siveral times around her hands and tie them with a triple knot
[12:10] Bac: Tal marli
[12:10] Marli looks down at the fallen panther and shakes her head
[12:11] Bac then wrap the other rope siveral times around the huntress arms and torso and tie her with other triple knot …. “Marli do you knoew her?”
[12:11] Bac then wrap the other rope around her neck and tie it in a way that she will be forced to follow or choke to death
[12:12] Jynx Ninetails rolls her eyes a bit as she wakes up and just shakes her head. “well so much for the idea of coming here here in hopes of perhaps talking to someone. Attacking a person not even having weapons out. same old as always baca”
[12:12] Jynx Ninetails: you can sail me to get me on my way
[12:13] Marli smirks “depends …..the Luna may talk first …if you have something worthwhile to say”
[12:13] Bac pull the leash and look at the huntress face …….. “i know you”
[12:13] Jynx Ninetails: you should Baca. Had i faught back you be the one in binds.
[12:13] Jynx Ninetails: I just did nto think you where worth eh effort as i had come here peacefuly
[12:14] Bac: second time that you come here in so short time, that you only can be scouting
[12:14] Jynx Ninetails: Second time had come here to scout? you smoking kanda again Bac? i not been in your lands in 4 months
[12:14] Bac: you sure
[12:15] Bac: i suere that was your smell
[12:15] Jynx Ninetails just shakes her head and looks to teh docks “well how about you sail me then. Pretty sure after this little ordeal my interest in joining here just been squashed”
[12:15] Bac: well lets go to the camp, i think that i go collar and brand you
[12:16] Bac: Marli, you invited
[12:16] A flock of well trained vulo shouts: “Someone’s coming.”, and squawks loudly
[12:17] A flock of alarmed vulo shouts: squawk, sqwark and even sqaark in the multilingual manner of Gorean vulos
[12:17] A flock of vulo shouts: ‘squawk’, then pretty much ignore you as they are so used to people by now
[12:19] Marli looks over at the stockade and lifts both eyebrows , marli wondered if that was where bac would take her captive
[12:19] Bac points with her nose to the ground as she looks at Jynx ……… “sit there, that way i dont need to push you”
[12:21] Jynx Ninetails rolls her eyes and looks to bac “the purpose of this is what? you trying to get your jollies off collaring and torturing someone who did nto even bother to fight you? We both know i do not want to be here or have to deal with you after this. We both know i will not wish to stay a slave and will just leave first chance i get. i had come here to see if dijans was even worth joining as a panther tribe. Obivious not if this is how you treat people”
[12:22] Bac: sit there
[12:22] Bac: is not the first time that i capp you
[12:22] Bac: did i tortured you before?
[12:23] Jynx Ninetails laughs “Bac you never have beaten me in a 1 on 1 fight. You usally find some reason to get out of it, like last time in whispering moons”
[12:23] Marli listened to bac and jynx , whilst doing so Marli inspected her fingernails
[12:24] Bac: we can have some fun sparing after this
[12:24] Jynx Ninetails: So do us all a big favor and take me to teh docks and sail me so i cna get on my way looking perhaps for a place to call home
[12:24] Bac: well Jynx, Di’jan are agressive and thats how i want them
[12:24] Bac: many saay bad things about Di’jan, but they fear us
[12:25] Bac: so yes thats how we treat who come here
[12:27] Jynx Ninetails shrugs a bit “well get on with ever you plan. we already established I rather not be here or deal with you. but as I am in the binds not like get much say do i?”
[12:29] Bac pull the leash and walk …… “you didnt shot me back, so yes i go to free you, and i think that you know that i always respected you, but well ….”