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The Vosk River Slave Capture

Participation during forums

The Vosk River

Rollo the Ax~~~ Well, folks... should we get the forum under way ???? same rules as always... any carry over topics ????

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~offering~.. a girl don't believe there were any carry over topics, Master Rollo

Garawin~~~ *leaning back at His table to chime in if needed*

Lemuel~~~ ~idly twisting a silken, sable lock about My finger as I listen for the first topic~

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~moving on knees ever so slightly to be closer to Him as the forum begins~

Rollo the Ax~~~ LOL..okay, thanks jasma.... well folks, what will it be tonight ??? * Why is the Tassa green ??? the sky blue ??? how many Priest Kings can dance on the head of a pin ?? LOL..LOL.. or something else ?????? roaring with laughter....LOL...LOL..

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ I could answer the first two, Captain, but I'm afraid I'd put everyone to sleep. ~G~

Mandi~~~ How long is the Vosk River?

Rollo the Ax~~~ LOL.....LOL.... Lemuel, the answer would not need be boring, nor take a long time...LOL...LOL.... as with most things that we take for granted, the simple answer is an old military term.... * FM *... * F#@%*&% Magic * ....LOL...LOL..

Rollo the Ax~~~ But seriously folks, if anybody has a topic or question, please feel free to ask it...

Lemuel~~~ ~laughing~ Well that certainly is shorter. ~G~

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~listening to Mistress Mandi's question.. offering~
it's about 40 pasangs in width and don't believe it actually states how long it is.. but one would guess quite large indeed.. covering most of known Gor.. a girl believes..

Rollo the Ax~~~ Turning to Lady Mandi..... I don't remember a specific number or lenght ever given ??? But it has at least implied that it has quite a long river... so I would guess between the lenght of the Mississippi to that of the Amazon ????

Errand Knight~~~ aye ..tis long and wide enough to float Your boat

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ To the west of the massive Gorean continent lies Thassa, a vast ocean. No one knows where Thassa ends or what might lie beyond it. The "World's End" is a term used to describe the area of Thassa that lies beyond the islands of Cos and Tyros

Mandi~~~ The Vosk is a thousand pasangs long.

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~listening to Mistress Mandi~
this is what jaz found..
Gor's mightiest river, flowing thousands of pasangs in a slightly southwesterly direction from it's source in the Voltai Range to the marshes of the Vosk Delta, the Tamber Gulf, and on the the Thassa, it rampages across most of known Gor, over forty pasangs broad..
there's a section in Tarnsman of Gor starting on page 72.. but it would take forever for jaz to type it up.. ~apologetic eyes~

As I crossed the Vosk, that mighty river, some forty pasangs in width, which hurtles past the frontiers of Ar to pour into the Tamber Gulf, I realized that I was at last within the borders of the Empire of Ar. Sana had insisted that I keep the pellet of poison which the Council had given her to spare her from the otherwise inevitable tortures that would follow the disclosure of her identity in the cylinders of Ar. However, I took the pellet from my tunic and dropped it into the wide waters of the Vosk.
Tarnsman of Gor, pages 72-73

Garawin~~~ *sipping again from His bota - remembering the first time He ever saw the Vosk*

Rollo the Ax~~~ I nod to the FW... If You have found such a quote in any book, I accept that measurement.... as with most things in life, people often do not worry about the * whole * picture or size of any given thing... they are content to only worry about that tiny little slice that they see or deal with themselves... " it starts up there...somewhere, and ends... down there, somewhere... but as long as it keeps flowing past MY doorstep, the rest of it is somebody elses worry ..." We humans tend to be a Myopic bunch....

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ ...and as long as you're far enough upriver not to get all the sh**.

kanda{Sg}~~~ *smiles as she listens*

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*listening*~

Mandi~~~ I still do not know how long a pasang is.
I'm doing well to remember metric.

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ a pasang is .7 miles..

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ A pasang is aproximately 0.7 miles, Mandi.

Rollo the Ax~~~ Once again, I don't have a quote at hand... but I seem to remember equating a pasang very closly to a kilometer ??? Anybody have an exact quote ???

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*smiles at Mistress Mandi and softly whispers*~
A pasang is about seven-tenths of a mile. Most travel distances are expressed in pasangs. Speeds are also expressed in these units.

Rollo the Ax~~~ and a kilometer is .6 miles.... so very close like I thought....LOL..

Errand Knight~~~ yep a pasang is aboput 2/3 of a mile so just fractionally over a kilometer

Garawin~~~ *looking around the room - hearing the talk about the Vosk and pasang - wondering what a mile and a kilometer are?? *G*

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~hearing Master Rollo and responding.. ~

The pasang is a measure of distance on Gor, equivalent approximately to .7 of a mile.
Tarnsman of Gor, page 58

Mandi~~~ Aye, .62 Miles.
*LOL* Darned Fractions.

kanda{Sg}~~~ *thinks to herself..so a kilometer and a pasang about equal length..smiles softly*

Errand Knight~~~ ride a tarn and join the pasang high club!

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*rolling in the furs giggling softly at Master Errand Knight's comment*~

Garawin~~~ *LOL at Errand Knights jest*

Mandi~~~ *LOL* The hort is a much more useful measurement.

kanda{Sg}~~~ *grins at Master Knights comment..imagining Him to be the Captain of such said club*

Errand Knight~~~ I will leave that to the Tarnsmen kanda...Im stretched to be captain of My laboratory and caged beasts kept there

Rejengo~~~ *just listens and watches amusedly*

Garawin~~~ *L* Never understood all that pasang high club hype - no matter where I use My kajira they always feel like they are in seventh heaven *G*

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~* sitting quietly waiting for the next topic *~

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~listening to the talk as she waits for more on the topic or for another~


Slave Capture

Garawin~~~ Captain *speaking to Rollo* I was reading the message board and came upon the message written by Evan concerning the Capture of the kajira myst - I was wondering how You think We should handle things like this in the future??

Mandi~~~ That was strange, Garawin. I was about Gor when it happened, and Evan handled it quite well. It was four a.m. Poolside time and F/few were even around.
It was a few hours too early to roust Logan from His furs.

Garawin~~~ Yes - I agree - thought He handled it well - though I think that after He explained the situation - He should have been able to tell myst to leave - captured or not - as it was an illegal capture - He shouldn't have had to pay that &*^%$#@$

Mandi~~~ The Man Who captured myst was all too anxious to do so, yet would not take the responsibility to make the word of His Ubar good. The Ubar did reimburse Logan, Who, in turn, reimbursed Evan; yet, some damage was done, in My opinion, by the illegal capture.

Rollo the Ax~~~ Well, Garawin... where the girl was * captured * and then ransomed right back, it seems like a bit of fun rope playing to Me... now should she have been captured and NOT returned, then that wouls have started a major shit storm... but as it went, I have no major problems... people need to remember to take things slowly, and not be so willing to go to war over minor mistakes or misunderstandings.... in MY opinion...

Garawin~~~ *S* Ahh..didn't know the Ubar reimbursed Evan - so I approve of that

Mandi~~~ Aye, Garawin, He did. Evan and Logan have been Friends for some time.


Participation during forums

Errand Knight~~~ thinks there must have been an urt uprising midforum

Errand Knight~~~ hallooooooooooo
can We have some active participation in forum from at least half those present?

Errand Knight~~~ well I figure We cum here to forum to discuss and learn, then find half the people here say sfa because theyre too busy using forum time for private chat
if naught else its rude

Mandi~~~ I agree with You, Errand Knight.

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ is not speaking to anyone

Rejengo~~~ here is a topic for You Errand *wry smile* what to Tuchuk kajiri wear

Lemuel~~~ ~S~ Some nights there just isn't much in the way of topics, E.K.
I can't think of any that wouldn't bore most folks to tears...

Asellus~~~ *Shrugs, knowing She's listening, but having nothing to offer*

Asellus~~~ Wouldn't want to keep the scribe slave busy with meaningless drivel that's not immediately pertinent, Errand Knight.....*listening away*

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~listening to what's being said~..
this one usually don't contribute vocally alot anyways.. she listens and speaks if she feels she has something worth offering to the topic at hand..
~looking to her Owner.. then scribing once more~

Errand Knight~~~ Lemuel: I can understand that but with more than 12 people here One would think there could be some useful and infornative and well humoured talk.. rather than half engaging in small talk and half silent waiting for something to be said ..as you see I am being direct and understand I am verging on disrespect to Others ..something i do not wish to take further

Ceredigawn Durst~~~ Well EK, if you must know, I am doing homework for a class, that is why I am being silnet, if I felt like saying something I would, but there is nothing for me to really add to this conversation.

Lemuel~~~ ~nods~ I understand, E.K. Sometimes it's *nice* to have a slow night though...
Perhaps we could try arranging topics before hand? Do book discussions and the like?

Errand Knight~~~ Ceredigawn: aye I understand

Asellus~~~ There is integrity in sitting quietly and listening; that is still participation, though you cannot see Me in RT.
If You like, I have a FW-related topic, but I am not sure how pertinent it is to even bring up at the moment as it is just a casual question.

Errand Knight~~~ Lemuel: I think there should be some reserve topics of iterest or learning for all. I had sort of assumed that to be the case rather than relying on attendees to cum up with an issue of common interest. It would be wonderful to say on the Boards next week we will amongst other issues raised talk about "x" so that we could prepare outselves. Before the knockers raise to the meat bait ..I understand the paractical issues and the 101 reasons why not

Kayla~~~ ~shaking My head as I kneel in the furs~

Mandi~~~ Aye, Errand Knight, and We can post topics in advance via a link on the Forum notes that goes to a board for posting them.

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ We have tried it in the past, sometimes it's successful other times it isn't. ~shrugs~

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~softly offering to Master Knight~
also where the pages are kept with past topics there's a board there that can be used to post topics for discussion on.. although a girl knows it isn't an official board and it would just be another board for people to check.. *IF* they wanted..

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~listening to Mistress Mandi and smiling warmly in Her direction then looking at the notes once more~

Errand Knight~~~ Lemuel and other Council members present: a thought ...some months ago there was a discussion which caught me on the hop about Physicians on gor ..I tried my best to answer questions and many others did too ..I would have luved to have been better prepared rt rely on c&p of bits of My scrolls. My thought is that it would be fun to do stuff on not only other Castes but professions and rolls particularly with people here who follow that path. For example what about a Tuckuk and a camp slave and the differences between them and Uus..or find out something about Rollos mob?

Mandi~~~ *smile lines appear above veils at the crossed post with the first girl**

Errand Knight~~~ Mandi and jasma: I didnt know that ..just part if my general ignorance

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding and grinning~ Aye, sounds good to Me, E.K. When can You be ready to do a presentation on the Physician's Caste for the forums?

Mandi~~~ You are right, EK, that it would be great if P/people could know a topic some in advance and come "prepared" with some information to present on-topic. It would not have to be anything fancy, either.

Errand Knight~~~ Lemuel: We already did that ..sorta ..happy to do so again in the future..though perhaps it would be nice for others as well including some of the FW professions

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ sounds like that would be a fun forum....

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding~ Well then, You could take one of those other topics You mentioned...~grins~

Garawin~~~ *pulls out a sharpening stone and begins to sharpen His axe as He listens - meticulous as He works - looking up from time to time*

Rollo the Ax~~~ Getting back to forum business.... Yes, the format or way we do things is always open to change or improvement... should anybody wish to give such a * speech * or host a discussion on castes, etc. .... it can be posted ahead of time and done so....

Mandi~~~ There could even be some "generic" topics available, such as the inexhaustible "what are the differences between the scrolls and the online Gor?"

Errand Knight~~~ well here are a few thoughts which we could all "bone up on" and chatter about for out mutual benefit..there are probablyy heaps more exciting but theyre just a few thoughts from the top of My head:
- the customs of nomad people v's ours
- who'd be a panther girl or an assassin
- from FW to slave
- are goreans into kinky furring

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ it would be nice to learn how people here decided upon which caste they belonged

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding at Mandi's words~ That's one topic I never tire of talking about. ~S~

Paedur of Culai~~~ I belong to a Dom Group that has a poll each month as to what is wanted next to be discussed. We make suggestions and the general membership votes, and what ever wins the most votes, that is the discussion for the next meeting. It also allows Us to get speakers for that discussion, without too many surprises. Perhaps something similar here?

Asellus~~~ WHO'D be a panther girl or an Assassin, Errand Knight? I'm not sure I follow that one...

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding at fa'~
Aye, we could have a discussion on choosing a caste...

Mandi~~~ And a topic on how various Castes are taught, and even the adoption of "Clans" online versus city governments, even in Peoples Who are traditionally not organized into clans.

Asellus~~~ *Nodding at fa's suggestion* I kind of always wondered how people's Castes turn over into their RT, if at all....? *smiling*

Garawin~~~ *Laughing as He looks up from His Axe* fa - do We get to choose our Caste - I feel as if it was something I was born to

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ nthat is what fa also wondered, however a friend here who fa was speaking with about castes said it may be boring for Him to be what He is in RT as well as VT, which fa can understand.

Garawin~~~ And r/t is often different then v/t - I am a Physician r/t - though here I am a Gorean Warrior

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding at the suggestions~ We could decide tonight what next weeks topic will be and post it on the board. Give plenty of time for people to think about it.

Garawin~~~ *Grinning - knowing that it was He that fa was refering to*

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*smile*~ Master Garawin, that is the exact way in which one becomes a part of their said Caste...Theyt are born into it. But how did You, the r/t You, decide to be a Warrior on online Gor?
one can also partitian to change Caste ....

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*winks at Master Garawin*~

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to fa'~
I can understand that. People wanting to get away from their r/t lives and be something different. For Me I chose the Builder's Caste because it is pretty much what I do r/t. That makes it easier for Me to roleplay...

Errand Knight~~~ Asellus: just My way of suggesting some discussion of either or perhaps other roles which arnt generally present here. I have for example tried to inform Myself about Assassins though immsure I could learn from others. When travelling recently I was waylaid by a Panther Girl and found I was way-ignorant ...have never researched beyoind basics ..didnt know anything about "exchange points". Would be wonderful to talk with friend about stuff like that. Like our dicoveries about the differences between healers and physicians which are generally not known about on gor

Mandi~~~ **chuckling at EK** And did You like the company of PG's?

Errand Knight~~~ *laffin* well as Many know Im a clinical Psych in rt and hence decided to be a Physician on gor ..only to dicover there was no mental illness on gor ..well supposedly not...so instead I research a cure for the dark desease

Garawin~~~ *furrowing His eyebrows* Hmmmm...fa...for Me there was never a question....even though I am a surgeon r/t...I have always thought of Myself as a Warrior...even in the OR as I battle trauma/disease etc..so I guess this translated to My natural persona as a Gorean Warrior

Paedur of Culai~~~ It would also help those like Me who know so very little of Gor, and do not enjoy the tastes of Our boots, as We tend to put Our Own feet into Our mouths.

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles at E.K.'s reference~

kanda{Sg}~~~ Master Knight..the dark disease..do You mean the Bazi plague?

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*nods and listens to Master Garawin*~ aiii Master that's a good analogy (sp?)

Shadowglade~~~ nay little one, I think he meant the holy disease,Dar Kosis...

Mandi~~~ Ouch, Errand Knight. I'm sure They found You quite charming, apparently so as You lived to tell U/us about the misadventure.

Errand Knight~~~ kanda: dar-kosis lilone

Garawin~~~ *S* why thank you sweety *grinning at fa*

*LOL* sure, Brother, I'll try to step in...though Rollo's boots are Wayyyyyy bigger than My own....Im still trying to catch up, is there a current topic, or any new topics to be discussed? If not, it's time for the Forum to close, so any last comments and carry over topics? Now is the time for them...

Lemuel~~~ ~looks around~
Shall we carry over the discussion of castes to next week then?

Shadowglade~~~ I'd say, though of course, anyone wishing to stay and discuss after the forum close may feel free to do so, just regular Tavern protocols will apply...

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~trying to catch the last of the notes.. not stopping till her Master tells her to~

Shadowglade~~~ Aright folks, since no one's speaking up and letting Me know what they want to do, Im calling this forum CLOSED...

Lemuel~~~ ~looks to the Slave Master then to jasma~
I think we're done, lil' one...you can wrap it up.

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ ~*smiles and winks at jaz*~

fallen~angel{Stan}~~~ fa thanks You All for letting her attend Your forum

jasma{LB}GSFG~~~ ~eyes lifted to Him.. hearing His words~
yes, my Master.. thank You