The strip which had been shaven on his head, from the forehead to the back of the neck, signified that he had been captured, and sold, by the panther girls of the northern forests. It is among the greatest shames that a man can know, that he had been enslaved by women, who had then, when weary of him, sold him, taking their profit on him.
Hunters of Gor
We take a look at the degredation strip and explain with qoutes from the novels. Below is a summary of what you can expect if you enter our Lair. To illustrate how males are treated I have included some roleplay examples for your amusement.
ALL ENTERING THE LUNA SWAMP DO SO AT THEIR OWN PERIL, NO EXCEPTION
Lake Ias is based on the Gor novels by John Norman. This sim works around Book 7, Captives and Book 8, Hunters. Ignorance of the books is no excuse for being surprised by how you are received here.
You find yourself walking through the dense Northern Forest of Gor… All is still and quiet… A feeling of danger is in the air… In the blink of an eye you are surrounded… Beautiful, strong, tanned Women, barely clothed drop from the trees… each carries a weapon that is pointed at your quivering flesh… You are quickly bound, searched, stripped of all weapons and blindfolded!
There is no way to find and enter the hidden Swamp Lair of the Panthers otherwise!
this is Our home… if you don’t like this policy find another camp… there are many in Second Life Gor…
If you are a Free Woman or Panther of another Lair… You are asked to state your business and come in peace and respect… if not then you will be caged and the men of your home disturbed with a message to meet at the EXCHANGE POINT. Only Free Women and Panthers whose names are in the Friends Group will be allowed to keep their weapons in the Lair.
If you are a Freeman, or thrall, be aware the guidelines will have you in danger..
There are too many Panthers to fight… you are helpless… They quickly take your weapons, shackle your ankles and cuff your wrists behind your back! … You are blindfolded and led through the forest to the Lair in chains… you feel the sting of many points of steel prick your flesh along the way…. as you enter the camp you are met by the snakes and sleens… they roam freely about the camp and will attack… few strangers are welcomed!
YOU ARE NOW THE PROPERTY OF THE PANTHER GIRLS
Panthers, Free Woman and slaves may come here seeking Membership and in certain cases they will be given such… depending on the mercy of Panthers is a gamble at best… those given Pledge tags may be accepted as Panthers with full Membership tags ONLY if they meet Our standards…
IF YOU DO NOT COME IN PEACE YOU WILL BE CAGED!
Runaway Slaves: slaves did not wander Gor freely. Female slaves occasionally would flee to the forest seeking freedom. Your reception will depend on what we think of you. Male slaves did not flee to the forest and did NOT voluntarily seek to serve women.
Animal r/p is allowed, as long as it is realistic. Know your animal. Animal r/p is for fun only, and animals will not be allowed to kill tribe members.
REMEMBER, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Men, you may have your head shaved in a reverse mohawk, the degradation strip… you may be used and sold, but at least you will have your life!
Free men: be aware that you will be seen as a danger, and thus will be killed or neutralized as soon as possible. Weapons may be taken, and you may be bound, collared, used, shaved (degradation stripe), and/or sold. If you wish to discuss trading or the ransom of a captive, send a messenger (i.e. Messenger for “your name”), and you will be met in the Forest or at an Exchange Point.
She was magnificent. She might have been bred from pleasure slaves and she-panthers. She was sinuous and arrogant, desirable, dangerous, feline. I had little doubt that she was swift of mind. She was surely proud and haughty. She was lithe. She was perhaps two inched taller than the average Gorean woman, and yet, due to the perfections of her proportions, as vigorous and stunning as a girl bred deliberately in the slave pens for such qualities.” Panther girls are arrogant. They live by themselves in the northern forests, by hunting, and slaving and outlawry. They have little respect for anyone, or anything, saving themselves and, undeniably, the beasts they hunt, the tawny forest panthers, the swift, sinuous sleen.
~ Hunters of Gor
Marli captures a male in the swamps and begins the process of giving him a strip. I suppose I wouldn’t have minded so much if he wasnt’t calling me ” luv” all the time and being so condescending. Nowadays, when I speak to guys on SL, they say they are attracted to “hot” avatar girls, but they’d never take the woman behind the keyboards seriously. “Hot” girls or avatars are just seen as objects in men’s eyes. It’s a very superficial way to judge someone, and unrealistic. I have guys call me , well actually my avatar “hot” quite often, but I kinda dislike it because they’ll never see me for who I am as if I’m just an image or even just a thing.
[14:47] Marli looks down at the man, her eyes roaming over his naked body, since he had been stripped by her
[14:47] GrimWolf Darkstone looks up at the girl. “say that’s a nice knife madam mind if i barrow it?”
[14:48] Marli grins at him “my knife is mine , its never borrowed out”
[14:49] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “ah a shame, well never mind lets talk about those pretty eyes of yours.”
[14:50] Marli smiled back as she unsheathed her blade “you can look into my pretty eyes whilst i give you a degredation strip”
[14:50] GrimWolf Darkstone smirks. “i don’t think that is a good idea luv.”
[14:50] LR Ottar Dagger (melee) 2.12: Fast stance: delay 0.50 seconds, range 2.00 meters. Hit report enabled. Fighting Style: Normal.
[14:52] Marli tilts her head “im not your love, and whether you think its not a good idea is of no consequence” she squatted beside him and checked the ropes.
[14:52] GrimWolf Darkstone laughs. “suit your self, don’t say i didn’t warn you.”
[14:54] Marli chuckled “talk all you like, it may give you comfort whilst i cut off your hair” she roughly grabbed a handfull and with her blade started to pull and cut at the hair, starting at the front and working her way back
[14:55] GrimWolf Darkstone raises his brow in annoyance. “oh its not the talk that will make me feel better, its what i’ll do to you after, and well if i can’t find you i’ll just take it out on your little friends.” he shrugs. “then i’ll feel better.”
[14:57] Marli had managed a bald spot , she too got annoyed with threats , she presses the flat edge of her blade into flesh part of his skull to catch his attention “not wise to threaten me”
[14:58] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles ignoring the pressure on his head. “its not a threat luv, just a fact.”
[15:01] Marli patted the flat part of her blade on his skull “im not your love, and i will tell you a fact, you have lost some of your hair already, soon you may loose your freedom,” she shook her head “i live for now, the future , bah, who knows what it brings me”
[15:06] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “take as much as you want, it will grow back.” he looks up at her. “i should hope so i’d hate for you to miss the chaos your actions will bring you.” he nods. “i don’t know why you think its in your power to take my freedom, or that i would be intimidated by you.” he his brow furrows as his smiles grows wide. “you’re nothing but a little scavenger, you don’t know me or what i am, you only know is that there is a tied up and for the moment incapacitated person on the ground.” he his tongue clicks the roof of his mouth. “so what does she do, lets go over and do something not so nice so she doesn’t feel so weak and powerless in her own world, because that would prove to everyone what exactly?” he ask. “that you’re too insucure with your own powerlessness? or is it that you get off on being an ignorant slut?” he winks. “you tell me luv which is it?”
[15:12] Marli leant over him as her deep brown golden eyes tried to pierce at his very essence , she spoke softly yet defiantly despite her youth “the strip marks you as a captive of a panther….and i could do much much more to than this if i wished” she dropped some hairs on his lips and hoped this would make him upset “…i am a scavenger…..thief ……outlaw…..very perceptive of you ….and what i do to you amuses me”
[15:16] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “as good of reason as any i suppose.” he rolls his neck to work out the kninks. “might i have the pleasure of your name, so i may send your regards to those i play with if we don’t cross paths again?”
[15:19] Marli chuckled as she ran the flat of her blade down his chest, not finding any hairs of consequence she focused on the hairy dark bush around the belly , taking a few plucks to make the next point ” some call me evil……some a bitch……” she grinned and turned to face him “Remember my name well…..it is Marli”
[15:22] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “oh don’t worry i won’t forget.” he nods. “i will consider each mark you leave on me a debt to collect on, one for you and all the others will be paid off by girls of this camp one at a time till the debt is payed luv, ” he smiles. “but don’t worry they’ll live long enough to thank you for it.”
[15:24] Marli was amazed he didnt flinch and just smiled as she plucked at the belly hairs and pulled them out “now tell me your name boy and where you are from, so i can have a good laugh around the camp fire”
[15:26] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “just call me Al.” he grunts as she pulls at his hair. “tell me luv, are you from this camp? it would stand to reason that you are but i never like to assume.”
[15:31] Marli twisted a long belly hair around her pinky and gave it a tug , she enjoyed listening to a male grunt , it gave her a sense of primal satisfaction “whether or not i am is of no consequence……if you escape and i suppose you will eventually you may come hunt me individually or these panthers you see around the camp fire” she grinned “al is a easy name to remember…..now al…..where do you live? do you have a slut that whimpers at your feet?”
[15:34] GrimWolf Darkstone smiles. “its ok if you’re not from here, i am sure one of them will know of you and tell me where to find you.” he grins. “oh it is luv, and as far as whimpering little sluts i have no taste for them, they are nothing but hallow shells, dead meat puppets.” he licks his teeth. “i like my victims to be fresh and alive.”
[15:38] Marli laughs at him “you and a handfull of other boys that made such idle promises about capturing me….and here i am …still very much a free and alive” she gave him a twisted look ” the fact you wont tell me where you live means you are a loner….”
[15:45] GrimWolf Darkstone laughs. “oh my dear they aren’t idle or threats i’ll simply collect from this camp here, till we meet again, it will amuse me ether way.” he tilts his head.
[15:50] Marli smirks “then stew on those thoughts you pathetic man, all those dark nights wasted trying to find me” she shrugs back and stands up , she withdrew to join the others around the camp fire.