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Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima retaken

Sunday, January 14th, 2024

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As a scout reported, the bandits were still at Exchange Point in the Oasis of Klima. They were only able to get there because they bribed a corrupt caravan leader. Therefore, the last caravan of the Southern Trade Alliance to Klima, which was, as always, under the patronage of Salt Ubar, was surprised and had to retreat after a fierce battle.

The bandits lived on the supplies that were actually intended for the oasis. When they ran out, they set everything on fire.

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The heavily armed STA caravan once again set out from the Oasis of the Lame Kaiila to retake Klima’s Exchange Point. They had to rely on the help of the dune guards because only a few people knew the way and the dunes often blocked it. Anyone who doesn’t know their way around the desert will quickly get lost and die.

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The magnificent panorama of the dunes did not hide the fact that the march would be dangerous. The caravan’s Kaiila and a guide had already marched ahead and were waiting a few pasangs from the Exchange Point.

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After a long time and after several sandstorms slowed the march, the red rocks near Exchange Point came into view. This area is particularly dangerous because the treacherous quicksand sometimes covers the path and you have to walk in it up to your knees.

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The caravan came under fire near the Exchange Point and several people were wounded. However, the STA warriors were in the majority and charged forward. After a long and very fierce battle, the bandits fled into the desert.

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The warriors pursued the bandits, who apparently didn’t know exactly where to flee. Those who were only slightly wounded remained at Exchange Point and put out the fires.

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It didn’t take long for the bandits to be overwhelmed. They were completely lost and had to turn back several times because they got caught in quicksand. However, the Guards of the Dunes and the STA fighters knew the area very well. The bandits were tied up and disarmed.

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Meanwhile, the Kaiila of the caravan had reached the Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima. Food supplies were increased and water barrels were filled.

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The prisoners were not taken to the salt mines, but were left to the STA’s allies. The wounded marched to the Oasis of Red Rock. One of the fighters was from there and knew the way.

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In the Oasis of the Red Rock there is a very large and well-equipped infirmary. Three members of the Green Caste were already waiting there, including Lady Sabina, who also runs the clinic in Isfahan and the Infirmary of the Oasis of the Lame Kaiila, and her student. The wounded were adequately cared for and some of them had to remain in bed for a few more days.

Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima

Sunday, January 7th, 2024

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The Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima has been looted and set on fire by bandits. Almost all buildings are destroyed. There are still food reserves in the oasis. But the situation will become critical if no caravans can deliver more.

The Salt Ubar and the Southern Trade Alliance are planning a heavily armed expedition very soon.

One of the major sites within the Tahari for obtaining salt are the brine pits of Klima. Klima is hidden deep within the dune country and its location is closely guarded. It is located roughly southeast of the Oasis of the Battle of Red Rock and the Salt Ubar’s kasbah. Similar pits exist in other parts of the dune country and their location is equally as secret.

Kaiila are not permitted at Klima, even for the guards. There is a well there but no other water for about a thousand pasangs. Though Klima has its own water supply, it is dependent for food on caravans. Such food is delivered to scouted areas some pasangs from the compounds where salt slaves will retrieve them up later.

Dangerous Tahari

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

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Sunrise at the Oasis of Lame Kaiila. A caravan is getting ready to march to the Oasis of Klima. What surprises will the next few days bring?

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The caravan leaders decided to march in two groups. The first group had to protect the initiate. It consisted of merchants from Venna and warriors and fighting slaves from Isfahan. The second group marched along with warriors from the Oasis of Scimitars.

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After a long march, the first group reached the area around the exchange point of the Oasis of Klima.- She was attacked there by a Kur. A fierce fight ensued.

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After the arrival of the second group, the Kur was captured. The initiate was unharmed and was guided through the salt mines of Klima.

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In a secret place in the oasis of Klima gathered the leaders of the Southern Trade Alliance, the warriors of the desert and the leaders of the caravan. A man some already knew was proclaimed the new Salt Ubar. The initiate held a small ceremony and gave his blessing.

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On the way back, the caravan got caught in violent sandstorms and was torn into several groups. Luckily everyone found their way back.

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March to the Oasis of Klima, reloaded

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

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Belnend approaching the Oasis of Lame Kaiila.

A group of merchants and warriors from the town of Belnend marched with our caravan to the Oasis of Klima. Although they have done this several times, they need a guide: The dunes in the desert are “wandering” and changing their size all the time. Only a few desert dwellers can find the path.

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Although we were attacked again, we reached our goal. However, some were wounded and required treatment by the physician in the infirmary.

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Lost caravan – why?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

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Rarius Yuroki talking to guards of the dunes.

[Roleplay event: Saturday, 21th of January, 1 pm SLT, 9 pm gmt]

A large caravan from the Oasis of Klima has disappeared without a trace. However, there are no reports that the Kurii have reappeared. There must be another reason. What’s particularly strange is that a few lesser kaiila from this caravan showed up at the Oasis of Lame Kaiila, but they weren’t carrying salt or saddles. We need to know the reason for this and will search the desert up to the exchange point of Klima.

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We were attacked by a group of bandits near the exchange point of Klima. The fight went on for a long time as we had to force our way through the rock gate under heavy fire. We took prisoners, there were numerous wounded. The bound bandits were taken to the salt mines of Klima.

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A high-ranking delegation from the Oasis of two Scimitars marched with us to Klima and supported us in the fight. Negotiations started in Klima about the accession of the Oasis of two Scimitars to the Southern Trade Alliance (STA) and about a cooperation between the Gorean Merchant Association and the STA. The negotiations lasted into the night.

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Dangerous Salt Trade

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

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Announcement: Salt sale for everyone for just one day! (29th of October) Location: Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima (NOT Klima itself). Start: Gates of the Silver Stone Desert Oasis

Not all of you will be able to find the path to Klima or to reach the exchange point! It will be extremely dangerous! All men should be armed! Female merchants should ask for the protectoon of men.

All merchants of Gor welcome! You will be able to buy a reasonable amount of authentic red and yellow salt from Klima and a certificate. To get to the exchange point you will have to find persons who have been in Klima before. Ask the people you will meet near the gates!

Very few Goreans know the way to the Oasis of Klima. Anyone who draws maps of the desert will be killed. The Salt Ubar and his warriors (Guards of the Dunes) control the trade in salt from Klima. Their names are not known, they are always veiled or wear a mask.

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Many Goreans from all regions gathered at the gates of the Oasis of Silver Stones. The caravan marched at night because the temperature in the desert is almost unbearable during the day. Some masked warriors seemed to know the way, the others joined them. The Tahari is dangerous, often you can see bleached bones of animals or people.

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A few experienced STA merchants had marched to the Exchange Point days beforehand and were preparing to sell salt.

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According to the rumors spread by the caravan leaders, the caravan encountered three Kurii who attacked immediately. The men defended themselves, some of them taking a detour to lead the women and the kaiila to a safer route. The Kurii were repelled. There were a few injured, but the men finally arrived at the Exchange Point of the Oasis of Klima.

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The Kurii seemed to have disappeared, but no one knows where and if they would return…

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Some merchants who are members of the Southern Trade Alliance marched from the Exchange Point to the Oasis of Klima to meet the Salt Ubar there.

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It seems that the remotest reaches of the Tahari can once again be traversed with guides, but who knows how long this treacherous peace will last…

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Beware of the Steeltower!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

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Strong sandstorms destroy the paths to the Oasis of Klima very often. Even the Guards of the Dunes had trouble finding their way. For several months, no salt caravan has arrived from the oasis, There are rumors that entire caravans have even disappeared. The STA leaders had decided to equip an expedition to reach the oasis of Klima. Armed men lead the caravan and scout the terrain.

The caravan to the Oasis of Klima prepares for for the march at the gates of Cartassa. The leaders give final orders.

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A guard of the dunes riding a kaiila explores the terrain, as yet no danger seems imminent

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After a long march, the steel tower that some caravan leaders had reported about suddenly appears. A spooky being runs towards the caravan and lets out an incomprehensible roar.

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The men draw their weapons and prepare for a fight. A second Kur appears behind the first one. The experienced caravan leaders try to placate the Kurri with crates of raw meat. Some run behind the dunes and try to avoid the steel tower.

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The Kurri are irritated by the smell of the meat. Everyone run towards the oasis of Klima. The Kurii attack the stragglers, there are some wounded. Luckily nobody gets killed.

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The wounded are treated in the infirmary of the Oasis of Klima.

The most remote place on Gor – We marched there!

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

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Survival in the Tahari can be very difficult, if not impossible, unless one is cognizant of the ways of the desert, unless one properly understands the intricacies of desert survival. As an initial issue, this region can be extremely hot. When the sun beats down upon the sand, the surface can attain a temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Though shaded areas can offer some respite, the temperature can still sometimes reach as high as 140 degrees. But, what many may not realize is that only a foot below the surface the temperature can drop by as much as 50 degrees.

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[Leader of the caravan] …raises his hand in a Gorean salute: welcome to Cartassa, wanderers and merchants and friends of the Southern Trade Alliance: this caravan will leave for the exchange point of the Oasis of Klima very soon.

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[Leader of the caravan] …recognizes a few palm trees on the horizon, it looks like there is water there, he mumbles to himself in astonishment: That has never been here or am I hallucinating? He waves to the group that someone should see if it really is water there…

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[Leader of the caravan] …behind a dune he recognizes a strange thing, he raises his hand to get everyone’s attention: Stop! Armed men twith me! We need to examine that… thing… he shakes his head in disbelief: Have you seen, or heard aught, of a tower of steel?

Leader of the caravan] …stops and points with his had to the steel tower: Move! Move! We should move away. This is a very dangerious area, ignore that steel tower! I have been told that men disappeared here in the past!

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Leader of the caravan] …holds his palm over his eyes again and scans the horizon, then he points straight ahead, a smile on his face: We are not far from Exchange Point from the oasis, I recognize the rocks, it’s only a day from there until you are all safe and can rest and have enough water, as they say, you don’t need to know the name of the oasis..

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Leader of the caravan] …”Kaiila and other animals you may use to ride are not allowed in the oasis from many reasons,” He points to the crest of the dune that everyone is just climbing over to have.

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Leader of the caravan] …We need to go to Vask, barbarians call it “South”, I recognize that area now…

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Leader of the caravan] …you have enterered the caves and salt mines of the Oasis of Klima, caution! dont fall down…

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The locations of the pits, such as those at Klima, are little known, and, to protect the resource, are kept secret by mine agents and merchants.

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Thank you for everyone who participated the very interesting roleplay! (Many thanks to the 24 roleplayers of Belnend!)

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First View: Oasis of Klima, rebuilt

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

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“In the distance, below, perhaps five pasangs away, in the hot, concave, white salt bleakness, like a vast, white, shallow bowl, pasangs wide, there were compounds, low, white buildings of mud brick, plastered. There were many of them. They were hard to see in the distance, in the light, but I could make them out.
“Klima,” said Hamid.
“I have made the march to Klima,” said one of the prisoners. He cried out, elatedly, “I have made the march to Klima!” It was the man who had, for many of the days, cried out for us to be slain. It was he who had, since the noon halt of four days ago, been silent.
I looked at the prisoners. We looked at one another. Our bodies were burned black by the sun. The flesh, in many places, had cracked. Lighter colored flesh could be seen beneath. There was salt on us, to our thighs. The leather wrappings about our legs were in tatters. Our necks and bodies were abraded, raw from collar and chain. In the last days we had been denied salt. Our bodies were cruel with cramps and weakness. But we stood, all of us, and straight, for we had come to Klima.”

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“The surface temperature of The crusts would be in the neighborhood of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. The air temperature would range from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.”

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“Needless to say, Klima contains as well, incidental to the salt industry entered there, the ancillary supports of these mining and manufacturing endeavors, such as its kitchens and commissaries, its kennels and eating sheds, its discipline pits, its assembly areas, its smithies and shops, its quarters for guards and scribes, an infirmary for them, and so many respects Klima resembles a community, save that it differs in at least two significant respects. It contains neither children, nor women.”

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“How,” I asked, “does one become kennel master?”
“Kill me,” said T’Zshal.

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“It was cool in the pit, on the large raft. At each corner of the raft, mounted on a pole, was a small, oil-fed lamp [kommt noch]. It was dark in the pit, save for our lamps, and those of other rafts.”

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“The retaining vessels are, at the salt docks, lifted from the rafts by means of pulleys and counterweights. The crew of a given raft performs this work. When the retaining vessels are suspended, they are tipped, and the sludge scooped and shoveled from them into the wide-mouthed, ring-bearing lift sacks… These ropes run in systems to the surface and return.”

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“Klima has its own water, but it is dependent on caravans for its foods. These food stores are delivered to scouted areas some pasangs [several kilometers or miles] from the compounds”.

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“The salt in solution is obtained in two ways, by drilling and flush mining and, in the deeper pits, by sending men below to fetch the brine. In the drilling and flush mining, two systems are used, the doublepipe system and the separate-pipe system”.

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A Mysterious Man

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

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Three merchants from the Oasis of Four Palms arrived at the Oasis of Klima after a grueling trek. In the tavern they met a mysterious man who did not want to reveal his name. He said he was a simple-minded salt merchant…