Quotes Slaves


It is a felony to falsify slave data. The penalties can range from banishment to impalement.
Some female slaves, incidentally, have a pedigreed lineage going back through several generations of slave mating, and their masters hold the papers to prove this. It is a felony in Gorean law to forge or falsify such papers.
pg. 69, Savages of Gor
And, Vart, once Publius Quintus of Ar, banished from that city, and nearly impaled, for falsifying slave data. He had advertised a girl as a trained pleasure slave who, as it turned out, did not even know the eleven kisses.
pg. 36, Explorers of Gor
"Slaves are generally not permitted to touch legal documents."
pg. 279, Fighting Slave of Gor
Ha-Keel had been banished from Ar. It has been a matter of murder. A woman had been involved. He had captured, raped and enslaved her, then selling her.
pg. 266, Fighting Slave of Gor
Bastinado: a punishment commonly inflicted on female slaves, for instance, if caught en flagrante delecto with a kajirus (pg. 445, Renegades of Gor). In it, the soles of the feet are beaten. Similarly, it is no fun to be put on one's stomach and have one's feet, by the ankles, fastened over the six-inch high, seven foot-long metal tying bar, and then to have them spanked with a light, springy board.
pg. 331, Kajira of Gor
Hamstringing: a punishment inflicted on a slave girl for a second attempt to escape. The tendons are severed behind her knees, leaving her crippled. (pg. 67, Hunters of Gor). An alternative punishment is cutting the feet off
pg. 350, Explorers of Gor
On Gor a slave, not being legally a person, does not have a name in his own right, just as, on earth, our domestic animals, not being persons before the law, do not have names…. That name which he has had from birth, by which he has called himself and knows himself, that name which is so much a part of his own conception of himself, of his own true and most intimate identity, is suddenly gone.
Outlaw of Gor, 21:197
"…In the eyes of Gorean law you are an animal. You have no name in your own right. You may be collared and leashed. You may be bought and sold, whipped, treated as the master pleases, disposed of as he sees fit. You have no rights whatsoever. Legally you have no more status than a tarsk or vulo. Legally, literally, you are an animal."
Explorers of Gor, 32:316
When one who is a slave strikes a free person the penalty is not infrequently death by impalement, preceded by lengthy torture.
Assassin of Gor, 5:74
…A girl dares not raise a weapon against a free man. Some girls have been slain, or had their hands cut off, for so much as touching a weapon.
Slave Girl of Gor, 9:220
…It can be a capital offense on Gor, incidentally, for a slave to so much as touch a weapon.
Mercenaries of Gor, 4:57
"Many masters," I said, "do not permit a slave to so much as touch money. To be sure, they might let her carry coins in an errand capsule, or and errand sack, tied about her neck, instructions to a vendor perhaps also contained within it, her hands braceleted behind her."
Renegades of Gor, 8:122
Certain of these things, such as failing to kneel in the presence of a free man, may be regarded as a capital offense on the part of a Gorean slave girl, even if it is inadvertent. If intent is involved in such an omission, it can be an occasion for death by torture.
Players of Gor, 12:252
The absolute truth must be spoken to a Gorean master. It is forbidden to a girl to hide her feelings.
Captive of Gor, 16: 346
…I looked down upon her. "You are a wanton slave," I said. She looked up at me laughing. "A girl in a collar is not permitted inhibitions," she said. It was true. Slave girls must reveal their sexual nature, totally. Do they not do so, they are beaten….
Marauders of Gor, 21:278
The free woman, often, fears to feel. The slave, on the other hand, fears not to feel, for she may then, in all likelihood, be punished. The same frigidity which may be accounted a virtue among free women, figuring in their vanity competitions, how well they can resist men, is commonly among slaves an occasion for the imposition of severe discipline; it can even constitute a capital offense. The degraded slave has little choice but to yield, and yield well….
Savages of Gor, 12:222
"I will never yield to them," wept the girl.
"Then you will be killed," said the woman.
The girl gasped, shrinking back in the chains. "I could pretend to yield," she whispered.
"That is the crime of false yielding," said the mother. "It is easy to detect, by infallible physiological signs. It is punishable by death."
Mercenaries of Gor, 16:191-192
…Free men do not take it lightly that a Kajira would dare to don the garments of a free woman. This is regarded as an extremely serious offense, fit to be followed by terrible punishments. It can be worth the life of one to do so….
Slave Girl of Gor, 5:120
…This was my first owner collar. The laws of Ar, incidentally, do not require a similar visible token of bondage on the bodies of male slaves, or even any distinctive type of garments….
Kajira of Gor, 24:268
…It is very serious "cause for punishment" on the part of a slave to conceal or deny her status. Normally, of course, there is very little danger of this sort of thing occurring, as she is usually collared and branded and, usually, is clad in distinctive manner.
Renegades of Gor, 21:37
…She had attempted to take advantage of the fact that she had not yet been branded and collared. She had attempted to pass herself off as a free woman. In many cities, such a thing is a capital offense….
Renegades of Gor, 21:389
Anything may be done to a slave, for any or no reason
"What do you think should be her punishment?" asked Callimachus of me.
"If she is guilty," I said, "whatever you wish, as she is a slave." This was in full accord with Gorean law. Indeed, anything, for whatever reason, or without a reason, may be done to a slave."
Speaking words which indicate acceptance of slavery, even if not intended to mean such, legally make one a slave
"Beware of the words you speak," said Seibar. This was true. Such words, in themselves, in the appropriate context, effected enslavement. Intention, and such, is immaterial, for one might always maintain that one had not meant them, or such. The words themselves, in the appropriate context, are suffcient. Whether one means them or not one becomes, in their utterance, instantly, categorically and without recourse, fully and legally a slave, soemthing with which masters are then entitled to do with as they please. Such words are not to be spoken lightly. They are as meaningful as the collar, as significant as the brand.
"The words I speak, I speak knowingly," she said.
"Speak clearly," he said.
"I herewith proclaim myself a slave," she said. "I am a slave."
"You are now a slave," I said to her, "even in the cities. You are property. You could be returned to a master as such in a court of law. This is something which is recognized even outside of the Barrens. This is much stronger, in that sense, than being the slave of Kaiila or Yellow Knives."
"I know," she said.
Seibar looked down upon her.
"I am now a legal slave," she said.
He nodded. It was true.
Blood Brothers
Man owns woman by nature; in a complex society, and in a world with property rights and laws, female slavery, as a legalized fact, is to be expected; it will occur in any society in which touch is kept with the truths of nature. Gorean law, of course, is complex and latitudinous on these matters. For example, many women are free, whether wisely or desirably or not, and slavery is not always permanent for a slave girl. Sometimes a girl, winning love, is freed, perhaps to bear the children of a former master. But the freedom of a former slave girl is always a somewhat tenuous thing. Her thigh still bears the brand. And, should her ears be pierced, it is almost certain she will, sooner or later, be re-enslaved. It is hard for men to leave a woman who can be a good slave girl free.
A slave becomes a legal slave by branding, a collar, or a gesture of submission
"The sense in which you are not a slave, of course," he said, "is a trivial one. You have not yet been placed within the actual institution of slavery. You are not yet a legal slave, a slave under law. You have not yet, for example, been branded, nor have you been put in a collar, nor have you performed a gesture of submission."
She looked at him with horror.
"But do not fear," he said, "you will eventually find yourself in full compliance with any necessary legal pedantries. You will eventually find that you are, fully and legally, under law, a slave, totally a slave, and only a slave." He smiled at her. "You may now say, ‘Yes, Master,’" he said.
Fighting Slave
Legally a slave is an animal, an article of property.
Legally a slave has no name
Legally a slave has no caste
Legally a slave has no citizenship
"She is no longer a citizen of Ar," said Marlenus. "She is a slave."
In the eyes of Goreans, and Gorean law, the slave is an animal. She is not a person, but an animal. She has no name, saving what her master might choose to call her. She is without caste. She is without citizenship. She is simply an object, to be bartered, or bought or sold. She is simply an article of property, completely, nothing more.
On Gor a slave, not being legally a person, does not have a name in his own right, just as, on earth, our domestic animals, not being persons before the law, do not have names. That name which he has had from birth, by which he has called himself and knows himself, that name which is so much a part of his own conception of himself, of his own true and most intimate identity, is suddenly gone.
The brand was on Gor legal, institutional status; that which it marks it makes an object; its victim has no rights, or appeal, within the law.
Slave Girl
A male slave can be slain for touching a free woman….
Kajira of Gor, 8:144

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