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Offline MeisterTopic starter

The World of Gor
« on: December 16, 2010, 06:02:32 AM »
I did a search, though it's always possible I missed it. If there really isn't a Gorean RP going on, I must say, that's very surprising. I did see a few solo and 1on1s, but nothing near the scope of what I was thinking. You see, I believe that a really good Gorean community could take root here if we encourage it's growth and maturation. I've seen what buzzen and imvu have to offer Goreans, and I am convinced that with a bit of effort, they could be blown completely out of the water. The amount of variety is just astounding, and it has almost everything for everyone.

For those unfamiliar with Gor, it is the setting of a long running series of books by one John Norman. Many of the books may be hard to find, but many websites have them for download. If you read this and are interested, pm me. I'll give you what I got, and eventually post that info if there's enough interest. I will give a basic rundown though.

A good Gorean rp has many facets. Gorean warriors are masters of armed, mounted, and naval combat. They fight wars, guard the peace, and protect those that can afford their services. They may not be as educated as an Earth man or Gorean scribe, but there is no such thing as an old, stupid warrior. If they aren't witty, they are at least bright and cunning.

Gorean slaves, kajira (women) and kajirus (men) are a major facet. Any woman looking to get it on with a Conan expy that owns her heart, mind, and body, this is your RP.

Merchants and scribes offer a multitude of non-violent, non-overtly sexual characters. Buy low, sell high, and hope pirates or bandits don't make off with more than the planned acceptable losses calculated for your caravans. Alternately, become a teacher, lawyer, scholar, or the first man those in power go to when they need answers and options.

Assassins are a mix of combat and rp, but should also be treated with great care. Yes, your job is to kill people, but few outside your caste are really ok with that. It's a fine line between being a total badass, or a total jerkass. But you get to skulk in the shadows and wear lots of black.

Free women can be frosty witches yearning for the collar in their hearts, or just frosty witches. They are smart, sharp, and possibly more dangerous than their men, but it is a dangerous game they play. They must protect themselves and trust the arms that wield the swords of their guards. One mistake, and all their plans and machinations could see them with a branded thigh and standing atop an auction block. If they are a lower caste though, their chances for responsible fun open up considerably, but they still live in a world where every man that they don't call family could be fitting them for a collar with their eyes.

Then there are all the different cultures. You have the urban Goreans, loosely based on the Greeks and Romans. There are the wagon peoples, Mongolian like herders of giant oxen creatures. Or the Torvaldslanders, Vikings and pirates that are on the front lines of a war against bestial invaders from space. The Native American red savages, and the Arabian Tahari also provide numerous settings, changes of pace... and enemies.

I think at first it might be best to start small and then expand according to interest levels. If enough people get involved, we could hypothetically get an entire world going. A city may be a bit more attainable though.

Of course, much depends on format. This would be my first time doing a Gorean rp outside a chatroom. However, my experiences with those has been universally negative. If we can get something going on the forums, that be awesome, but I am open to moving it to chat if it's agreed as the best option. If that happens, I have some ideas I'll get into at that point.

I'd prefer all those interested leave a post here instead of pming me, just to keep things centralized. Again, I'll provide clarification and whatever information I have on hand. Just ask, ok?

Hope y'all like this idea!

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 04:09:23 PM »
Hmm im familiar with this setting and could be very interesting and i think if your going to start an rp in this its best to start with everyone from the same home stone. As a former member of a Gorean home in a chat room on pal talk id love to be involved with starting one from the ground up to avoid the pit falls of the homes  i have seen and be able to draw together healthy well adjusted people that would be able to  show proper considerations and I was the Magistrate of my old home and would hope to start one here and provide a positive Gorean experience that can be fun and enjoyable.

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 04:16:59 PM »
Sounds good. So far that's two men, one definite woman, and one possible woman. Awesome. The one possible woman was hoping to find a kajirus so she could play Free Woman, but if nobody volunteers, she may go kajira as well. Just depends on how things go. I think we can easily fit in a few more people and then get to hashing details out, so please, guys, feel free to post here or PM me.

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 04:22:16 PM »
Sounds good to me, hope we attract more peopel.

Offline bloodrose

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 04:58:57 PM »
Here's my character sheet, if you think this would work

Name Penny Turner
Age 22
Gender Female
Human or Other (if Other, details please) Human
Slave or Free? She thinks of herself as free
Profession (for the free) On earth she was studying to be a furniture designer
Appearance
Penny is a pretty girl, but perhaps doesnít make the best of herself, because she thinks of herself as ordinary.  She has long medium brown hair, pretty brown eyes and what she thinks of as an average figure, although she doesnít realise how the curves she has are in all the right places.  She usually wears baggy clothes, which donít show off her figure to the best advantage, but underneath she is shapely and with the right makeover would turn heads anywhere, but she isnít that sort of girl, sheís quite happy to be in the background, and to go unnoticed.

Background  The youngest of a family of three sisters, she is the quiet studious one.  Her older two sisters were quite stunning, and have done very well for themselves, one marrying a high-flying lawyer, now living in New York, and the other with a reasonably successful modelling career in California.  Penny catches up with them from time to time, but finds them both self-centred since their parents died suddenly in a car crash.  Penny was left her parentsí house and together with the cut of a substantial insurance pay out, she is comfortable, if not wealthy.  She has enough to pursue her studies, and is hoping to set up her own business designing furniture in the future.
She was on holiday, camping out in the wilds, and although her friends all thought she was foolish, she decided to go, just to see if she could cope with a few days away from all of her technology and modern life.  The first night out, however, whilst she was sleeping she was taken captive by a Gorean raiding party, and when she awoke, she was on Counter Earth, terrified and confused.
Sexual orientation/Limits (for a slave) Penny is as most people on earth, horrified by the idea of slavery, and so would rebel strongly against any attempt to make her a slave.  She is not stupid however and will quickly find that she has no choice but to comply, at least for the moment.
My limits as a writer are in my on and offs.

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 05:33:35 PM »
Oh goody a pretty young lass to be dragged into counter-earth!

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 06:46:17 PM »
So we have one person posting a character so do we have any idea what type of home stone will go with cause since im playing a Gorean this will affect what i put together.

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 06:51:55 PM »
Well, I'm mostly familiar with the urban Goreans. Anybody wants to play something else, they are gonna have to say so now or suck it up if they join later. I'm up for working together on creating an original city, but Ar and Ko-Ro-Ba are pretty handy models.

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 07:11:37 PM »
I like Ar myself and im pretty flexible just as long as we have an idea of where its going so i can make an appropiate history. Hmm what caste so many choices.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 06:20:27 AM »
I need to spend some time reading up on the setting as I'm mostly ignorant of what it all entails apart from picking up some bits and pieces here and there from lifestyle websites. I was going to play a free woman but that would require a good deal of research and I'd be concerned about getting it wrong. One thing I only just discovered (from the posts above) is I was unaware that Gor was a parallel and linked world to our own. Now in that case I could instead play a submissive female taken to the counter-earth unwittingly and enslaved because by doing so my Big Fat Zero knowledge of Gor itself would matter far less.

I've been playing a lot of dominant characters recently which are naturally more work and I've just gained a taste for submitting again which is a whole lot easier to write! So, yes, I'll be an Earth woman transported to Gor.

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 07:39:50 AM »
Idea:

The two of you came in together. Maybe you are friends, or related even. Lorcan and I (well, our characters) buy you at auction, our first slaves in some time.

Thoughts?

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 08:25:40 AM »
I am interested in playing a Kajira,  either of the red silk or even perhaps a black silk caste of the kajira.   

I am quite familiar with the Gor setting.   

That is if there is still openings. 

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Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2010, 08:29:41 AM »
Awesome, ESG. Difficulty is, we may need at least one more man, just to keep things even. I'd also REALLY like to see a Free Woman or two as well. I'd kind of like to see a relatively equitable distribution of roles, so that we don't end up with ungainly harems or some very jealous would-be Masters.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2010, 09:17:31 AM »
Yes, I could play a character who is a friend of Bloodrose's girl. That works. I was thinking of playing a more worldly girl than hers though, one who has been around a bit and perhaps done some internet porn (though not much) and who, upon being scared and confused at first would actually eventually enjoy her submission a lot since it will fill a strong kink of hers which she may just be realising she has.

I tend to prefer to play characters that actually enjoy their treatment rather than those who hate it since I go for realism and playing a slave who hates being enslaved would actually be pretty depressing to write because I'd have to write her responses honestly.

I do not see an issue with having an imbalance of females to males at least to begin with. The two males could be brothers living together who already own one slave and buy two more. This achieves a couple of useful things - it puts us all in one location, it raises the levels of group interaction and it allows Elven's character to be a mentor to the two Earth women.

If more players join later, all well and good. We would only then need to try and keep an approximate balance as we go.

Would a fairly heavily pierced girl be a problem for anyone?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2010, 09:18:41 AM by Haibane »

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2010, 09:34:09 AM »
Septum rings were, last I checked, actually in fashion. Ear rings were considered very racey. I do not recall any mention of lip, belly button, nipple, or surface piercings, however. I'd rule it that an Owner decorates his property as he wishes. If he wants more attachment points to keep her in place, he may have them installed.

Your idea actually does work out quite nicely. Lorcan, thoughts buddy? I'll try to get a character sheet with the settled details tonight, but we gotta decide on caste.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 09:51:22 AM »
GAh, lol.  :D 

And to think, if I'd signed up before Lorcan...  :P 

Anyways, is it okay if I've only read Tarnsman, and that a while back?  I'd be intrested to sign up, perhaps as a soldier who specializes in those birds? 

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 10:00:30 AM »
Sure. Do you mind waiting and see if any other slaves or FW present themselves before you get one to yourself? I kinda like Haibane's idea.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2010, 10:12:27 AM »
Could Muse be a slave dealer perhaps?

Offline lorcan

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010, 03:12:48 PM »
Hmm well if no one wants the role i can step up and take the role of Ubar and work on crafting the homestone and such and organizing peoples imput on that.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2010, 05:03:26 AM »
I had a Gorean RP thread going here:

http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=78217.0

I don't think it is typical Gorean stuff, though.  My co-writer was into Gorean RP and I was the only one who showed interest in it at the time.  She seemed to want to be objectified as property but still have a romantic relationship with her master, which was taboo.  So far, the basic plotline was my main character visited an old friend, her master at the time.  Her master offered my character a chance to spend the night with one of his slaves, and my character chose her.  My character took a liking to her and decided to accept her as payment to settle a debt.  He kept her in a little house of his own, away from his business and main home.  He then surprised her by arranging to take another slave from her former master.

Personally, I didn't really have the patience to learn all the cultural stuff of Gor, but the general premise is cool and I liked the gritty feel and the various positions slaves were expected to know.

I used these websites for research.

http://www.worldofgor.com/reference.aspx?rpID=24

http://www.annasart.com/node/86

http://www.bondage-guide.net/post/kajira.html

http://www.londonfetishscene.com/wipi/index.php/Gorean_slave_positions


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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2010, 05:14:11 AM »
You very much for those links, good sah.

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Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 06:20:22 AM »
*Smiles* 

I can wait.  I can even inquire of a few gal friends if they'd be intrested in j oingin us. 

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 06:27:35 AM »
Oh, yes please.

Offline Haibane

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2010, 07:21:37 AM »
Vin, did you want to join us?

Frankly I'm a bit surprised. Usually with slave settings there's loads of female players clamouring to be submissives, LOL. The lack of them on this thread might be because few know what Gor is? Perhaps editing the thread title will help attract more interest?

Hmm well if no one wants the role i can step up and take the role of Ubar and work on crafting the homestone and such and organizing peoples imput on that.
Do we need such a socially significant role played? Why not just play a group of people from similar castes - warriors guarding some scribes on route to attend a council meeting or something and they take their slaves with them. Start the game in a low profile manner and build from there if we get more interest. Details of the bigger picture can come later.

Or if Lorcan wants to be Ubar, then Meister and Muse can be the two brothers, presumably in the same caste.

@ Meister - if the Priest-Kings are still gathering Earth females for slave stock I presume they'd gather the more beautiful ones, not the plain Janes. If that logic works I might go for an exceptionally beautiful woman, possibly a porn model, travelling between assignments by car when she has a 'close encounter' and vanishes from earth.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2010, 07:30:06 AM by Haibane »

Offline MeisterTopic starter

Re: The World of Gor
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 07:46:42 AM »
Yeah, I've been mulling over the ubar idea myself. It tends to get to people's heads, especially because possessiveness of the group, and not just any individual, tends to rear its ugly head. I can't tell you how many times I've seen wonderful people leave because the "ubar" went full Stalin. Also, if we are in Ar, it already has an established homestone, though yes, technically we do need one for the residence. Never met too many people who bothered to include that generally minor detail though.

Thoughts, Lorcan?