Archive for August, 2011

HoY Bank in Ostia

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

hoy bank

Rarius Yuroki travelled to Ostia recently to talk with the merchants and to inspect the branch of the HoY bank.

Black Flags in Landa II

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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The Ianda Times vol. 1, issue 16

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The Ianda Times, vol. 1, issue 16 (shorter online version)

The Ianda Times vol. 1, issue 15

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

The Ianda Times, vol. 1, issue 15 (shorter online version)

Sleen Training in Landa II

Sunday, August 21st, 2011


They left the training pit. On my hands and knees, miserable, in the hot sand, the rope on my neck, I looked about the training pit, at the rack of whips and ropes, the sleen tethers, the cages, the wooden barrier about the training area, and then, on my hands and knees, made my way through the sand and out of the training area toward the hut of Thurnus, the rope dragging behind me. (Slave Girl of Gor)

The cage was in a sleen training pit, surrounded by a low, wooden wall and floored with sand. Within the walls were several individuals, my sisters in bondage, those still the property of Clitus Vitellius, one of whom was encaged like myself, Chanda, who was sitting in her cage, wrapping a cloth about her bleeding leg; Thurnus; another of his girls, Sandal Thong; some men assisting Thumus; and Clitus Vitellius, and some of his men. Within the ring, too, were some eight sleen, tied on short tethers to stakes, at the sides; and a rack of meats, and poles, and ropes and whips, used in the training of the animals. Outside the low walls, several individuals observed the proceedings, the balance of the men of Clitus Vitellius, some villagers, including some peasant boys, and Melina, veiled, the slack, fat companion of the huge Thurnus. (Slave Girl of Gor)


Most domestic sleen are bred. It is difficult to take and tame a wild sleen. Sometimes young sleen, following the killing of the mother, are dug out of a burrow and raised. If they can be taken within the first two months of their life, which seems to be a critical period, before they have tasted blood and meat in the wild, and made their own kills, there is apparently a reasonably good chance that they can be domesticated; otherwise, generally not. (Slave Girl of Gor)

There are many varieties of sleen, and most varieties can be, to one extent or another, domesticated. The two most common sorts of trained sleen are the smaller, tawny prairie sleen, and the large, brown or black forest sleen, sometimes attaining a length of twenty feet. In the north, I am told the snow sleen has been domesticated. The sleen is a dangerous and fairly common animal on Gor, which has adapted itself to a variety of environments. (Slave Girl of Gor)

It was a precisely trained beast, but no training is perfect. It is a balancing of instincts and conditioning. It is never perfect. The beast, at the nearness and intensity of my scent, was becoming uncontrollable. The critical attacking distance for a sleen in the wild is about twenty feet. This distance, in a herd sleen, of course, is much smaller. I could see its excitement mount. The fur about its neck rippled and bristled. Then I saw it gather its four hind legs beneath it. (Slave Girl of Gor)

Sleen are trained variously. The five most common trainings are those of the war sleen, which may also be utilized as a bodyguard; the watch sleen, to guard precincts; the herding sleen, which will kill only of given destination, usually a pen or slave cage; the trailing sleen, which is used, in leash, to follow a scent; and the hunter, which is trained to hunt and kill. It is next to impossible to use a hunter as a trailer, because, when the quarry is near, and the killing fever is on it, it will even turn and attack its leash holder, to free itself for the strike on the quarry. A trailer is usually a smaller beast, and one more easily managed, but it is, when all is said and done, a sleen, and trailers not unoften, at the hunt’s end, their instincts preponderating, break loose for the kill. When they begin to become unmanageable they must sometimes be killed. They hungers are used generally, of course, in the pursuit of fugitives, free or slave. Unleashed, they are not retarded in their hunt by the lading of their keepers. I was terrified of sleen. I had seen how they could tear apart great pieces of meat. Most houses in which female slaves may be found, it might be mentioned, as it may be of interest to some, would not have sleen. The sleen is, at least in civilized areas, a rare, expensive and dangerous beast.

Sleen are used for a multitude of purposes on Gor, but most commonly they are used for herding, tracking, guarding and patrolling. (Slave Girl of Gor)

Re-Opening of the HoY Bank in the Oasis of Klima

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Bank of Klima

The House of Yuroki Bank – which is working under licence from of the city of Landa – re-opened the branch of the bank in the Oasis of Klima.

Natural Desaster in Black Reef Shores and Port Shilo

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Black Reef shores

On a night where the wind seemed Faster than it normally would even on its worst night, a loud series of cracks and breaks are heard along the coast where the coast guards posts are.

Citizens rush out of their Homes and out of the tavern to witness the damage, Before they could make sense of anything, a large wall of water and debris from the damaged areas came flooding near them.

Black Reef shores

The following morning. We came back to Port Shilo and Black Reef Shores to see the destruction and complete obliteration. The mill has been destroyed too….

Black Reef shores

“It was horrible” a free woman said “i was just making something for my child when i heard this large noise!” There are at least 20 Injured people in the infirmery including two coast guards.

Black Reef shores

More News updates as the situation becomes under control.

Helen dancing in the tavern

Thursday, August 11th, 2011