The Basics


The Basics of being a Gorean kajira or kajirus are much more subtle than the mere acting out various positions and actions. Nevertheless, most of those who are learning to be Gorean are first exposed to the Gorean lifestyle via IRC where a knowledge of positions, etc. is a fundamental requirement. Even if you are confining your activities to IRC, practice each of these positions in front of a mirror so that you will see how it feels and looks. In this way your descriptions will be both personal and accurate. I have seen many a would be kajira or kajirus make a fool of themselves by typing in a description of movements that are physically impossible.

This page covers three major aspects of the behavior of a Gorean slave:

Rules, Positions and Serves

Each is important and needs to be studied with care. There is also a section on "Tavern Rules" for the IRC Channel "TarnLanding"

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  flower graphic GENERAL SLAVE RULESflower graphic

dot graphic Slave Rule One -All Freepersons are to be addressed as either Master or Mistress. If the sex of the Freeperson can not be determined from the name, Master is to be used until the gender is clarified.

dot graphic Slave Rule Two - Serve Every Master or Mistress as if your well being depends on being pleasing.......it does.

dot graphic Slave Rule Three - While a Freeperson may not always be right, they are, by definition, never WRONG. Slaves always have the last word in any disagreement..the words "Yes, Master"...

dot graphic Slave Rule Four - Jealousy and Possessiveness have killed more slaves than disobedience.

dot graphic Slave Rule Five - Slaves do not use the first person pronoun. There is not "I", "me" or "mine" in a slaves vocabulary.

dot graphic Slave Rule Six - Perfection of Service and Submission is the goal, mere excellence will be tolerated.

dot graphic Slave Rule Seven - Your collar carries the honor of your owner. Your attitude can make is as light as a feather or as heavy as a mountain.

dot graphic Slave Rule Eight - If there are none requiring service, use the time to clean, cook, bake, practice serving techniques with your sisters or learn about Gor. Do not be idle.

dot graphic Slave Rule Nine - Slaves possess nothing not given to them by their owner, including their name. What is given can be taken away. If you are entrusted to carry a name for an owner, or silks or jewelry, remember that these can be removed as easily as they were given.

dot graphic Slave Rule Ten - The merest whim of your owner is your highest law. And lawbreakers are punished.

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There are a number of positions that slaves are required to know, as indicated in more than one of the various books on "Gor" by John Norman. The most basic are listed here. Some Masters will teach and require others in addition to these basic ones.

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dot graphic nadu: This is the first position a slave is taught. It is the general position of a slave when resting. The slave kneels before the Master or Mistress. The head is held high, but the eyes are downcast. The knees are spread widely, so that the inside of the knees is a space as wide as the shoulders. The shoulders themselves are back with the spine straight (kajirus) or slightly arched (kajira). The breasts are thrust outward. The hands are placed on the thighs, open, with the palms upward. The hips rest on the feet, which are turned in so as to take the weight off the arches. If the slave will be getting up and down often, it is permitted change the position of the feet so that getting up and down can be done gracefully.

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dot graphicbara: This in generally the second position a slave is taught. It is often the first one they experience, because it is the position of capture. It is used for a variety of reasons, sometimes as punishment, sometimes merely for convenience.

The slave lays in the prone position, that is, on the stomach. The wrists are crossed behind the back. The ankles are also crossed, so as to make binding of the hands and feet easy.

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dot graphiclesha: This position and the one following are generally used for transporting slaves, but also have been used as disciplinary tools.

The slave kneels, in a position exactly like "and" except for the following changes: the slave kneels facing away from the Master or Mistress rather than towards them. The chin is lifted and turned to the side to offer the collar for the attachment of a leash. The hands are behind the back with the wrists together as if already in slave bracelets.

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dot graphicbracelets: This position, like lesha, is used for transportation. It is also used when a slave is to be confined for a period of time for chaining them to a ring, etc. Slave rings are common on Gor. Most rooms have several and the beds of Freepersons always have a slave ring attached at the foot of them so that a slave can be kept there at night for warmth or pleasure or both.

This position is generally like nadu and lesha in general form except that the wrists are crossed as if already in slave bracelets. When used for discipline, it is not unusual for the Master or Mistress to leave the slave in this position for quite some time, the slave bracelets used being those "of the mind" and thus both stronger and more telling than the strongest steel.

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dot graphicsula: This position is used for training, discipline or inspection. Generally the slave hopes that it is the first reason.

The slave lays on the back in a supine position, hands at the sides. The palms face upward. The legs are spread widely enough to be inviting without being ungraceful.

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The purpose of a kajira or kajirus is to serve. In Real Life, which it is hopes is the goal for most who access these pages, this service can take many forms. Some of those that pretend to be Gorean are content to limit their participation to IRC Channels. While this is understandable, it is not Gorean. However, most new Goreans are found via the IRC channel route and this is why the Gorean Foundation exists in this forum.

Given these circumstances, learning to serve like a Gorean kajira or kajirus is ONLY possible through practice, reading (if possible), observation and experience. MANY new slaves copy copy the method and manner of others they see serving. This is NOT an acceptable practice. It demeans the service of the one copying and deprives both the the one it was "borrowed from" and the one who is begin served from genuine thought and creativity. True service can not exist on IRC without creativity and a genuine desire to please. Ask for help from an experienced kajira or kajirus, ask the Tavern Keeper to assist you in finding a "coach"... and practice diligently off channel before you try anything difficult.

Because the copying of the serves of others is to be avoided, we will NOT detail any serves here.

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flower graphic SPECIFIC SLAVE RULESflower graphic

These Rules apply to Tarn Landing ONLY

dot graphic Tavern Rule One - Intelligence and Wit are to be Rewarded -- Laxity and Laziness are punished....Rancher's Rule

dot graphic Tavern Rule Two - Offer the patrons Food as well as Drink. Consult the menu often.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Three - Popups and Macros In Serving Are to be avoided.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Four - Since a slave can not serve two masters fully at the same time, she can not be in two channels at the same time. Correct service is always the priority. The EXCEPTION to this Rule is when a slave is in #wildflower which is a part of this channel. #wildflower is the TL slaves R&R and training area...

dot graphic Tavern Rule Five - Fussing and Fidgeting are to be kept to a minimum. Quiet Beauty, Wit and Charm are preferred to noisy nonsense

dot graphic Tavern Rule Six - Entry to provide service at TarnLanding does not require permission. Leaving TarnLanding DOES require permission. Just ask for "permission to leave" and it will be granted.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Seven - The First Girl, jewel{TR} is to be obeyed as if she were Freeperson when a Freeperson, other than Master Bluto, is not present. Her council, even when Freepersons are present, is to be listened to.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Eight - If you are serving a patron fix your attention on him or her only, otherwise greet those who enter, using Master or Mistress as appropriate. All Freepersons are to be served equally regardless of sex, race, philosophy or planet of origin. Slaves who "pick and choose" WILL be punished.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Nine - Visiting other Taverns or Inns or other places on Gor carries the risks of those places. Be cautious.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Ten - Slave Heat is only to be used if the kajira truly WANTS to entice the Master or Mistress. If you display slave heat, be prepared to be used as a slave.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Eleven - There is a special channel for TarnLanding slaves called #wildflowers. It was a gift from Rancher to his First Girl, jewel{TR}. As a rule, Masters and Mistresses are not allowed there. It is a place for slaves to learn, relax and play.

dot graphic Tavern Rule Twelve - This rule can only be seen in the room upstairs, #wildflowers.. If you are a kajira or a kajirus, go there and ask

dot graphic Tavern Rule Thirteen - This rule can only be seen in the room upstairs, #wildflowers. If you are a kajira or a kajirus, go there and ask

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