The Gazette of Gor – Issue 47


Contents:

•     Editorial by Selvi (LaraTorvis)
•     My Story of Gor by Logan Runewulf
•     Northern Forest Continent
•     The Woman And The Law
•     The Analytical Conversation With Jake of Tarnfell
•     You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (I’m Not Snoopy)

Editorial by Selvi (LaraTorvis)


*This week the responsibility of the editorial fell into my hands. It has been nearly six months since I had joined the Gorean community as a bond. It has nearly been the same length of time since I had joined the crew of the Gazette of Gor. I actually first discovered Gor and John Norman some seven years ago this pass January.
* In Second Life, Gor is one of the most successful role-playing themes. It has barbarism, sexual slavery, vivid imagery of Roman, Viking, or tribal style settlements. I marvel at each sim I visit. I see the dedication individuals put into bringing a vision alive for all to enjoy. Now, let us not forget the individuals we roleplay with, these folks are the reason we log in and roleplay our chosen roles. Without these talented, patient folks, the atmosphere would not be complete. Although sometimes, it feels the community is smaller in spite of all the new Gorean sims popping up all over the place then add the very nature of SL is one of quick change in a person’s circumstances, the landscape around us changes as folks ceased to log on and another Gorean sim closes.
*I genuinely enjoy interacting with my fellow Goreans. I can learn some much from just roleplaying along side individuals from different Castes, learning in OOC how to dance Gorean, seeing what it takes to keep a sim running and to share a few jokes and laughs. I take mental stock of all the adventures and misadventures, and I remember them with a smile.
*It is a very unique pixel world this SL-Gor. I hope as the readers of the Gazette read this, you see my sincerity when I say, I am grateful. I am grateful for all the guidance from those who taught me all I know now, I am grateful for the friendships I have made and still yet to make. I am grateful for all the laughs, the hiccups, hell…I am just grateful to be here. Thank you all. I really do sincerely mean that with all my heart.

Story of Gor
By: Logan Runewulf


Tal All…..I have been rping Gor for almost 19 yrs now, wow longggg time!  I started on AOL Gor which is where I learned to roleplay, I was there for ten years.  I started out as a slave/thrall and in my opinion if you are brand new to Gor  being a slave is a good place to start.  On AOL Gor I had very very strict owners.. the Savages were their surname and not only did they teach me the ways of being a slave but how to rp in text …. since AOL is not like Second Life.. no visual… so I had to learn as if I was writing a book and so my readers could see, smell, visualize what I was saying. and doing.  Aye it was hard, very hard but I learned it and the rp was awesome.  I started on AOL Gor in 1997 and came to SL in 2007 and haven’t left yet, don’t think I will either. I been a slave on SL Gor well many roles I learned to play, but now I’m an Axe up North in Torvaldsland and wish I came here earlier, I have never met a group of nicer people then the ones up North, be it GE or BTB..
I was born at Tsula Ne’esa.. lands deep in the Northern Forests, being the youngest son to Cyrus Runewulf and the only son to Levia Katar.  We lived inside rocks, aye when I say inside rocks that’s what I mean, not caves, not tunnels, but literally inside rocks, unless you were family you would of had no idea that there was a family living in the rocks on the land.. there was a secret entrance to it.  Aye, it was my birthplace and one I will never forget.. I grew up there and learned to love the lands, until my mother had a falling out with my father and took me and left him to other lands, until we finally settled at Ivar’s Fjord, I was 22 yrs old then and that’s where I met the most beautiful woman in all of Gor, well to me she was and still is so I claimed her on 4/10/16 and we just recently found out we are going to be parents to twin girls.. … *grins* I work fast Aye?  Me and my FC, Noire Runewulf, left Ivar’s Fjord and good thing many of us did because the Priest Kings didn’t like it for some reason and blueflamed it.. the lands exploded into dust, now we are living at The Ruins of Odin up North and my mother has disappeared somewhere but I reunited with my Pops, which is good and he is living still in the Northern Forests but not where we once were..
Our family, on Noire’s side, are working on land for all of us to live on, next week I think.. Skerry of Heilagr, which is up north in Torvaldsland, not the forests.. there I will be raising my daughters along with my fc and our family will be close by, life couldn’t be better.
 *Gor to me is and can be a harsh place to live and work but if you have a good woman behind you and a family, life can be a miracle and a blessing from Odin. and Odin has blessed me with being a G&S brewer plus I do know how to do most anything with G&S, glad it was invented, much better than that NLS, in my opinion that is.*

Safe paths everyone!


Northern Forest Continent – From Primus to Valkyrie Forest Bay
By Petra Poliatevska


PRIMUS WEAPONS
Rules: –
Additional rules on sign at dock
GM Settings:
[13:24:36] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Primus Weapons) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:24:36] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:24:53] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: No | Downing: No | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: Yes | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Harfax – Natalya Logan
GTS  DESIGN
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:27:07] GM 4.51 ~ This region (GTS DESIGN) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:27:07] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:27:12] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: Yes | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: On | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
None
WHISPERING MOONS
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:35:09] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Whispering Moons) has enabled: [Aiding] [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:35:09] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:35:56] GM Meter Detection V2.0: Petra Poliatevska has a valid meter.
[13:35:59] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: Off | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Ja’Lina Torvis
En: Heather Ulich, Petra Poliatevska
Solveig Village
Leader: Elrik (silentwar)
Forest Moon
En: 1ladysavage Ansar, Màяℓî (marlies.dasmijn), ysss Lilliehook
Kataii Warriors
Leader: Phil (philjohnuk.utorid)

 

VILLAGE OF GIMLI
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:37:34] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Village of Gimli) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Full splash] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] ~
[13:37:34] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report full splash
[13:39:14] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: Yes | Downing: No | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: Off | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: Off | Death time: 24
Groups:
Sa Di Sani
En: Etain Stonesoul

SIBA
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:41:44] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Siba) has enabled: [Aiding] [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:41:44] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:43:09] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
IKEREI
En: Sky Valerian
Black Panthers
En: Shana Oberts (amanda.oberts)
TALENDAR MOON
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:52:17] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Talender Moon) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:52:17] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:52:56] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 0
Groups:
Talendar Moon
En – Malinda Constantine
ELATION
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:45:28] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Elation) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Zero splash] ~
[13:45:28] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:45:33] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: No | Downing: No | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: Off | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
None.
EXTORRIUM
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:01:17] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Extorrium) has enabled: [Aiding] [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[13:01:17] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:04:47] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 0% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Crowe’s Landing:
Leaders: Marie Resch, XrivitX Resident

THREE MOONS VALLEY
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[13:57:56] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Three Moons Valley) has enabled: [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Zero splash] ~
[13:57:56] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[13:58:46] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: No | Fall damage: No | Downing: No | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: Off | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Rising Sun Mercs
Leader –  Retirea Rau
Ashkali Thieves
Leader- Mystilee Willowind
Three Moons Panthers
En – kalila.karu

APPLEGATE
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[14:05:02] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Applegate) has enabled: [Weaker females] [Aiding] [Stronger melee] [Shields] [Beast] [Zero splash] ~
[14:05:02] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[14:05:21] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: Yes
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: No | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: Off | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Twin Falls
Leader – Claude Belgar
Luna Navah
En – Dia Galaxy
VALKYRIE FOREST
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[14:02:12] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Valkyrie Forest) has enabled: [Aiding] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Zero splash] ~
[14:02:12] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report only direct
[14:03:33] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: No | Reduced splash: Yes | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: Off | RLV: Off | Zero splash: On | Death time: 24
Groups:
Valkryie Torva Panthers
En: Robin Dancer,  Danika Stenvaag
Torvavik Village
Leader: Argel Resident
VALKYRIE FOREST BAY
Rules: –
GM Settings:
[14:07:46] GM 4.51 ~ This region (Valkyrie Forest Bay) has enabled: [Aiding] [Stronger melee] [Half splash] [Shields] [Bandaging] [Beast] ~
[14:07:46] Tyrant Bow Draw [Genesis] v5.00: Hit report half splash
[14:08:41] GM 4.51: The region settings are: Aiding: Yes | Fall damage: Yes | Drowning: Yes | Weaker females: No
Simple weapons like stones can make strike: Yes | When recovering health starts at: 20% | Stronger melee weapons: Yes | Reduced splash: Yes | Splash filter: On | Defensive play: On | Old style muskets, pistols and cannons: Off | Bandaging: On | Avatar play: Off | Strong animals: On | RLV: Off | Zero splash: Off | Death time: 24
Groups:
None.

The Woman And The Law

By: Lady Asa Darkbyrd


“Are free women held accountable for their actions? Is it something that should be taken seriously in Gor?  Being part of a gorean society one is definitely held accountable for their actions, no one should be or is above the law no matter their station or name”
 “Free women who think themselves above the law should think again, as in the north was witnessed such an account, of a Lady who would not control herself and went against her own people and not to mention her own mate, let’s watch this trial as it transpires:”
Valerius Stark Röst Mod: arrived with a kettle full of water and prepared the camp fire in the middle of the thingstead, lighting it and let the water start heating. Took a deep breath and looked around “Tal Father, Tal free of Tyrstoftir” Nodded at them and sighed “where is the healer?” asked looking to Kristoff, frowning remaining silent at his father’s shout, waiting for the rest to come
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod: caught Etana’s look and he gave her a soft wink.  He glanced to Geralt at his words but said nothing, glancing to Kralice, “Alright let’s do this, Val?”
Valerius Stark Röst Mod: opened the scroll and sighed, hating to do that, yet still the law was the law. “Kristoff Stark Röst Mod, Head Merchant of Tyrstoftir af Fjollum” called motioning next to him. “Death menace towards the kin, kith and a higher ranked man. Obstacle the developing of the Marshall’s investigation and applying resistance to a detention.” Read the accusations and looked to Cuinn prototypically “You have been found culpable of those crimes. “Looked around for the people to understand that breaking the law would have consequences, for everyone, not matter if it was family of the Land Jarl or just a peasant or a stranger.
Kralice Wartooth: stood there listening and glanced to Kristoff and then to Geralt before turning to watch Valerius staying silent*
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod: nodded and gestured. “Aye go on then.” he said, casual about it, but would see this to its end.  He stayed in charge yet… laid back.  A strange way to see the Land Jarl perhaps but this was his kin on both counts and the whole thing was.. ugh.  He gave a plastered smile as he waited.
Kristoff Stark Röst Mod: listened to Valerius read out the crimes he’d committed and stood up. “I do not deny the accusations and stand ready to face the result of my crimes.. To my Jarl, my brother and huskarl…To all..I humble myself.” Moving then towards the cauldron.
Kralice Wartooth: watched as she got up and wrung her hands looking nervous and sent another prayer for him but stood there as best she could before turning to look at the children*
Valerius Stark Röst Mod: took a deep breath, giving his brother an encouraging look. Took three collars from his belt and rose them “The punishment will be to risk what he so fiercely over protected. His woman” motioned to Kralice “and both his daughters” pointed the twins, the collars were one of adult size and two of kid size. “You will retrieve one collar each time… IF you choose to. With the hand of the shield, as is the hand of the protection, so you will feel how painful could be to over protect one’s family… even when there was no reason to…” took the first collar, one of the kids and tossed it into the cauldron, as the water was already boiling. Waited for a moment and approached Kat. Carefully holding the first of the twins into his arm and returning to the fire. Holding the covered bundle so carefully against his chest. “If you can’t recover the collar in the first attempt, or if you refuse to get the collar, the female will be permanently enslaved” Explained the rules and the consequences of the trial, motioning for him to proceed if he wished to.
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod: would let a rough breath out his nose and fold his arms as he sat there.  He closed his eyes and his head fell just waiting to hear for a moment, then his head would rise again and stare right at the back of his son Kristof’s head.
Kralice Wartooth : watched on and when she saw him come to get on of the twins she wanted to reach out to take her but didn’t dare. She would have tears start to cloud her eyes and clasped her hands and prayed he would get the twins at least but she was proud of him regardless*
Kristoff Stark Röst Mod:  closed his eyes a moment and knew what had to be done, even as Val took to holding one of his daughters. “My brothers and father..my kith..” His family was his world and he’d went beyond what he should have in a moment of rage. Stepping to the cauldron he looked down to see the collar within the bubbles. He took a breath..holding it..knowing what pain would come but he was not prepared..With a splash that scalded his arm the reached in, grabbing the collar to pull it out..but even the few ehn it’d taken he bellowed in pain is his hand exited with boiling water , dropping it as he gripped his arm..The twist myriad of emotions and pain well showing on his face.
Salies Warcliffe: perhaps Astrid is the mean one in the group but she blames Kristoff’s Woman, Kralice for all this. She looks to her with such disdain there was no mistaking she blamed her for her lack of control. It was the control of a Free Woman’s emotions that separated then from slave. As the babe was Taken she look to Kristoff then the cauldron.
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod:  stared without emotion as his son did as he should, counting off this was the first one done.  He nodded.
xKarinnax  her eyes widened in fear, confused and puzzlement, lost in how these men would allow a child innocent, be made to paid for crimes of others, wanted to shout, no  to rush and grab the twins and run, to only gasp, but would fist her hand into her mouth to stop the sound of what her Jarl has to do..only to see Him do so, the sound of pain, would echo in her mind for many hands to come.
     “So as we understand from listening to the trial so far what has seemed to transpire is the mate of this son of a Land Jarl had caused much trouble and even possible death to the kith and kin of the lands and for that was aggressive acts made between each other, pitting kin against kin, so as punishment the son Kristoff ended up in order to save his children from the collar and lives of slavery he had to retrieve their collars from the bottom of the boiling cauldron, which as you can see the first one he magnificently and bravely retrieved, twice was the two collars tossed and twice was the two collars retrieved but not without great sacrifice of pain, anguish and suffering:”
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod:  “The gods have spoken.  Your children remain free by that of your courage, son.” he said to Kristof stoically.  He heard Geralt pound his fist and he glanced for a moment, then back to the crowd.
Ginger Amaranth  couldn’t watch, the hears of his screams were enough to make tears stream down her cheek. She didn’t know what he had done, or understand. His screams enough to make her cringe as she lowers onto her heels and wipes the tears away. She would finally look over to see him standing before the cauldron and his arm that was really red.
     “Now let’s see what happens when the collar of the free woman, his mate is tossed into the cauldron the source of all the trouble: “
Valerius Stark Röst Mod (LaerkeBird): saw the struggle in Kristoff’s body. His own heart beating painfully against his chest. giving encouraging shouts in silence, his lips barely moving with a ‘you can do it’ motion. Took a deep breath as saw he taking some more time then the first time, and for a moment feared he would not be able to recover the collar. Once the collar fell on the ground, rose the kid and kissed her forehead, returning it to Kat. Finally motioned Kralice to stand beside him and took the third collar “The second kid will be free thanks to his father’s bravery” Looked to Kristoff seriously and dropped the bigger collar inside “One to go” said in a way of encouraging him, took a deep breath and waited. He admired his brother for his strength.
Kristoff Stark Röst Mod (Dorian Cela)  was emotionally distressed, truly, it was his daughters lives on the line, how could he not be? He heard his brother, Geralt and fought to keep his legs locked. His hand looked like the red claw of a lobster and just as red and swollen. When Valerius dropped the largest of the three collars in he looked at it, then his brother. He got a perplexed look and stood there , for him it seemed like ahn’s before stepping back. He then turned to the dais. To his father and brother..”All women are held accountable for their transgressions. Hers have been severe and is deserving more then what had been given. I showed weakness and I will not show it now. Her collar will not be removed. I give it to the hold..” Meaning if his father wanted to pull it out he could, but Kristoff would not. “If it is not pulled I turn the woman over to the hold to serve her punishment for her own crimes.” He stood there, proud, hard. Steady as he awaited his fathers words.
      “Oh my goodness, a free woman held accountable for her actions, yes, as it should be indeed. So what  is the punishment of the Free Woman named Kralice, what is it the Land Jarl will do to her to make her pay for her crimes against the land and the people thereof?”
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod: thought on this as Kristoff addressed him and the people of the land.  He stood. “Kralice, come forward.” he said but he kept his eyes on Kristoff, looking nowhere else.
Kralice Wartooth (BabeAngel)  closed her eyes when she saw him turn his back to her and face the dais. She let the tears slid down from her eyes and then looked to Valerius before looking to Cuinn. Taking a deep breath she then move to stand in front of him silently and waited*
Salies Warcliffe: nod her head in approval to Kristoff as he rejected to retrieve the collar of the woman that nearly cost his children to be slaves.
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod (Quinn Zeitman): “Your title of head healer is stripped.  Yoor children will be raised by the other women of meh sonne’s family.  Kneel! Yoo are now a bondmaid of Gor.” she said simply waiting for her to do so as he grabbed his dagger and stepped down.  He meant to cut off her clothes in a moment.
Kralice Wartooth:  watched him come forward with the dagger he pulled and then hearing his decision. She inhaled sharply trying not to break down and sob. She wasn’t ashamed of seeing her cry and at least her girls were safe and she would hit her knees in front of him not fighting it crying silently*
Kristoff Stark Röst Mod:  stood fast, steady as his father went forward to kralice and took in a breath. Exhaling. It was extremely hard for him to do, he cared for the woman but too much had happened and it needed to be put to rest. “Know that because the woman is enslaved my claim on her has been released..” Was all he said in a stoic tone then moved to sit down. Watching silently. His daughters were safe and that was what he had intended
Cuinn Stark Röst Mod (Quinn Zeitman)  would remove her fur with his hand and then would slice down each side of her dress until it fell onto the ground.  He then yanked at her hair to get the up do.. undone.  He then stepped back. “Yoo all stand as witness this woman has been enslaved by the Land Jarl of the land yoo live on.  May it beh so under the eyes of our gods.  Yoo are now a bond maid of meh hall and will serve amongst the other bonds of meh hall.”  He then dropped a collar on her throat, “Geralt will see to yoor official collaring and branding.” he said to her. Poetic justice if there ever was.  “Kneel to the side, Trouble and watch tha proceedings.”  He had just named her then on the spot as well.
“Well there you have it folks of Gor, in some places free women are held accountable for their actions, but trust me not in all places, as I have personal witness to a place where murder, mayhem theft and lies are a daily part of life and yet those who perpetrated the offenses are not held accountable but are as of yet still running free and the whole sordid doings were swept under the rug, it just goes to show you some places hold honor with high esteem and other places, well let’s just say that’s a story for another day.

 The Analytical Conversation With Jake of Tarnfell
By: Lady Asa Darkbyrd


 Well Ladies, Gentlemen and slaves of Gor, we are here today to interview Jake who is the owner and Administrator of Tarnfell, a great leader who has many ideas, great accomplishments under his belt and a sense of humor, let’s see what he has to say:
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd (xouxanchin) pulls out her parchment and quill and sets it down to begin the interview and smiles “So”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: I am the product of a world of steel, ale and mead, a Torvladslander by birth but I still feel the burn of Torvie blood running through my veins. I was raised in old Tarnburg and adopted by the first sword at the time called Storm,  that was in the earth year of late 2006 early 2007.
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd (xouxanchin) nods as she looks over at him listening to him speak of his life and she leans back in the seat crossing her leg over the other simply listening as though she were a councilor of sorts “So what has happened to this one called Storm that adopted and raised you?”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: he disappeared about 4 months later, never heard of him again
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: That is rather sudden I think ‘she says to him’  How did you feel about that? ‘she asks’  I mean after all here a man adopts you as his family and simply vanishes
*JAKE of TARNFELL: chuckles, do i need to call you doctor?
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd laughs “Do you feel as though you need to call one?” she asks him
*JAKE of TARNFELL: laughs
*JAKE of TARNFELL: feels an analyzing  session coming on
*JAKE of TARNFELL: So what is the interview about,?
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: The interview here? ‘she asks him in reference to his question’
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  laughs then smiles “Oh, I could not begin to analyze such a witty person as yourself” she mused at him “So when did you open this village up” she asks him of Tarnfell
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well 2 months ago, after a afk of about 2 years before that i ran Fina and was the lead admin and creator of the counter earth continent
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd sits there listening as she asks questions she smiled then looked at him thoughtfully “That’s a very long afk” she says to him “What is the counter earth continent?” she asked “I’ve never heard of it and I’m sure if I haven’t there are many readers that haven’t also, care to expound upon that a bit for us?”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: the counter earth continent was a 28 sim continent with all the mayor sims of the time coming together to form one landmass
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: And what has happened to it? ‘she asks him’ Or is it still in existence or will it make a comeback?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: no its gone
*JAKE of TARNFELL: the lesson was that such a continent only works with one leader
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd nods then looks at him “Are you wanting to bring it back or have plans to bring it back?”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: we had agreed on one set of rules, but then everybody has a ego and it all went to shit in the end
*JAKE of TARNFELL: and no, unless i win the super bowl lottery then i might
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: That is a shame indeed, I am sorry to hear that ‘she says to him then laughs’  Who doesn’t want to win the lottery ‘she chuckles’  So tell me of Tarnfell what is the idea behind it, what are you wanting the people to know about it? I mean if people are looking for a new home and which there are usually people who are looking for places to fit into, what would you tell them about Tarnfell that makes it a great place to be”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well when i came back i figured i had to outdo my self
*JAKE of TARNFELL: back in the day a Gorean tow/city was nothing more then a bunch of boxes with a wall round it
when i build Fina the white city, i wanted it to be a real city feel
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods listening
*JAKE of TARNFELL: different levels, alleys and narrow streets with laundry from wall to wall
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: You mean goreans actually do laundry? ‘she asks him’
*JAKE of TARNFELL: so back then it was a revolutionary concept even made it in to a Japanese rl magazine for having build the most realistic feeling city in sl, well so they thought but when i came back many now build that way
so i had to find a new concept to stand out
*JAKE of TARNFELL: back in the day i was playing with the idea of an exchange point market, for it’s liberal views
allowing panthers and outlaws to trade in it and so on and really giving that feel you are in a shady market ambiance
     So then i wrote down the entire concept for it using a rp of several years back called the silver wars as a backdrop for how i got my hands on Tarnfell what to build then and i was watching a episode of game of thrones and bang there it was Winterfell the rest is history and you see it down on the sim
*JAKE of TARNFELL: yes and no
*JAKE of TARNFELL: it has to feel liberal and open
*JAKE of TARNFELL: just like the Laurius exchange points in the book
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: I have never watched Game of Thrones I admit, but I was thinking that it was a viking setting, is this place of a Torvalds setting or a southern setting or a place for pirates and such things?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: a high caste lady of Ar can come there and feel safe as well as a panther girl
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: Oh wow okay ‘she nods’
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well its what Gor would call the edge of southern civilization, the northern forest is literally at our gate
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: Okay so it can literally go both ways if a person chooses to play a north or south character?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: it amuses me that i had several self proclaimed BTB people visiting and then calling the city GE when they see panthers at our dock and market
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: I know you’ve told me this before in our meeting that you are old school, is the sim run in the same manner? ‘she asks’
*JAKE of TARNFELL: that is actually based on the books mind you, but i don’t expect people that read slave girl at best to know that, for them Gor is collar and fur instead of honor and steel
*JAKE of TARNFELL: for sure
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods in answer to his statement ‘Yes, some people feel that panthers do not travel up so far I suppose’
*JAKE of TARNFELL: there is rules, people breaking them and or giving OOC insults i ban without question
*JAKE of TARNFELL: many people allow fuck all cause of there markets, they fear banning some asshole kid might cost them traffic and that will cost them market income
*JAKE of TARNFELL: i don’t do sky market so i couldn’t care less plus i prepaid the thing for a year so i can actually handle disturbances as they should be handled. i do understand not all have that luxury though
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  looks at him thoughtfully “So to break a rule is an automatic ban?’ she asks him ‘Is there rules in particular or just the ones that cause disruption to role play and a good role play environment?’ she nods listening once more “I mean the reason I ask is because I know at times infractions are made breaking the laws that would otherwise be of harm or theft and they got caught, etc is that punished in a court or just simply banned also?’
*JAKE of TARNFELL: i always try talking to people first but if they give me lip and start shit i ban without further notice
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods and smiles “That’s always a good thing indeed”
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: So saying all this, what is the village traffic like in the peak hours?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well back in the day you could really define that like sometimes US times would do better other euro but here i can’t get head nor tails on it
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: that’s a whole lot, I know at the times I’ve come to visit it’s been maybe one or two here,
*JAKE of TARNFELL: sometimes its the US time, other days its the Euro time
*JAKE of TARNFELL: yeah like now
*JAKE of TARNFELL: and yesterday around this time i had  24, that’s what i mean, can’t make heads or tails of it these days
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: That’s a really good number ‘she says’  so what would you like to add to this interview that you feel would be beneficial to the readers?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well if there is still warriors in the btb sims and they wanna get back in to wars come visit I’m eager to get a standing army back in to btb
*JAKE of TARNFELL: that is the only thing i miss in todays Gor
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: awesome ‘she smiles’  So you’re wanting more warriors to join your ranks here?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: no more room for warlords
*JAKE of TARNFELL: aye for sure
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods
*JAKE of TARNFELL: back in the days of Fina we had a army of over 100 we could field an army of 20 any time of the day
*JAKE of TARNFELL: yeah that was part of that silver war rp, about 25 sims involved and ran for 6 months
*JAKE of TARNFELL: I agree
*JAKE of TARNFELL: back in the day there was about on and off 1500 original toons for 15 sims
*JAKE of TARNFELL: now there is maybe 1000 for over 350 sims
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods “that is a drastic number change” she says ” So in seeing the influx of new players that come to Gor and don’t have a clue what it’s about I’m guessing from what I’ve seen so far of the new ones that they seem to think that this is just a club for BDSM people, what are your thoughts on that?”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: well its the more experienced players that stimulate that for a lot of ‘men of honor’ it’s collar and fur instead of honor and steel
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods and agrees with this
*JAKE of TARNFELL: had such a drama with a player that was in Gor since 2009 and i toke him as my commander
*JAKE of TARNFELL: he collared every girl he saw and then after a fur just left them on the dock, that lead to mayor drama and then turns out he was afk a lot cause he played multiple toons and same story in every other sim
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: oh no that’s awful
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd: So what advice would you give them from an old Gorean soul?
*JAKE of TARNFELL: if you wanna have bdsm fun and I respect that but then go to bdsm clubs, the dress style will be way more pleasing then silks
*JAKE of TARNFELL: If you come to Gor, do understand that the kajirae are a nice bonus, but it is a world of honor, war and death
*Asa Inger Darkbyrd  nods and smiles liking this “That’s very well said” she says to him then nods and smiles “Well I really appreciate you giving me your time and all the wonderful conversation, it’s a great insight into who Jake is and what sort of place Tarnfell is, and I hope that it grows much more for you”
*JAKE of TARNFELL: hope so too but with the state gor is in these days, I will work harder to get there
*And there you have Goreans, not only is the man dashing and handsome, but smart, creative and a born leader, if you’re looking for a great place to play find yourself stop by Tarnfell and if you’re a warrior looking for a place to fight for, Tarnfell is looking for you to fill their ranks and go with them to war, till the next time be well and safe paths to you all
Till next time may your roads curve and your way sure,


 You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( I’m Not Snoopy! )

By Breezy
SE Valkyrie Torva Panthers


As a child I can remember an episode of Charlie Brown & The Peanuts called “Snoopy Come Home”. It made me cry as poor little Snoopy found himself tossed out of place after place, told over and over, “no dogs allowed”, followed by the sad-faced puppy with his snout hanging walking alone as a song of the same name, “No Dogs Allowed”, played.
I am reminded of that tear-jerking childhood memory all the time in SL Gor as I land on this sim or that, seeking roleplay, usually trade based but also once in a while as a hired guide/scout or bow for outlaws or warriors, always keeping to the outskirts because I try to keep it real, only to find some obnoxious dock sign or rule stating “No Panthers Allowed!”… or worse, some zealous sim moderator or owner who would eject for the pixel clothes I’m wearing without even asking first if there’s valid cause for a panther girl to appear on their lands or docks.
Now I get it, some people just don’t acknowledge that Book #8 (Hunters of Gor) exists in the series for whatever reason. Perhaps they don’t like losing to girls in combat, or playing with girls in roleplay… whatever the reason I’m not here to judge others.
I also get it that it’s your sim, so your rules. This isn’t me crying sour grapes because you won’t let me come play in your yard. I’m fine with that, really. Being on anyone’s sim is a privilege and not a right, I fully agree with that idea.
The fact is I’m not writing this as a complaint or to whine at all. My only desire is to offer good fun and roleplay and then leave it in the hands of you, the reader, to give consideration to or not.
I’m a roleplayer first and foremost, as are most of the panther girls I’ve met and known in my years here. I’m neither GE nor BtB, those terms mean nothing to me. I roleplay as Gorean as I possibly can according to the books as I’ve read and comprehended them, and I look for stories.
I do at times fight, mostly with a bow, because the role I play is one of women who did so in the books. I roleplay as an outlaw panther girl, because panther girls are outlaws in the books. I’m arrogant in my interactions when not in mortal danger, because that’s how panther girls are depicted in the books, and I’m humble, even nervous and fearful when in danger because that too is how panther girls are depicted in the books.
I like to visit places alone or sometimes with a slave in tow, to seek out trading. Always staying outside of perimeter walls or village propers. And often I will hire myself out as a guide on land or a bow to outlaws and warriors going to war or raid, because this again is what panther girl outlaws did in the stories Norman created.
Rather than block me with rules about roles, rather than eject me from your docks simply upon seeing my clothing of animal skins, perhaps you might first consider the question “aren’t we all here to roleplay Gor?”–in all it’s nuances–which would include the small number of panther girl and taluna outlaws that exist here–you don’t know what you’re missing when we don’t engage and enjoy one another’s play.

© Gazette of Gor
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