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Online "Gor".. dwindling?
A council decision
Online Ettiquette
Gnats, mosquitos?

Online "Gor".. dwindling?

Lemuel~~~ ~looking to the water clock, then to Lady Kayla~
Well, shall We get the forum started?

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~looking up to Him as He calls the forum to order.. then lowering eyes to scribe~

Blade Bane's ja`dain~~~ ~**curls herself into a tight ball of sun-kissed flesh and blood-hued silks to listen**~

Lemuel~~~ ~banging the but of My staff on the wooden floor of the dais to get everyone's attention~
Alright, the forum is now started. Kajirae don't need to beg to enter or leave, keep crosstalk to a minimum or in PM's, and since there are no carry over topics, please PM me with one. ~G~

Kayla~~~ Agreed Lemuel ~settling back as it begins to listen~

aandra{Cernus}~~~ *smiles up at Master Kovak, nods in greeting, turns back to listen to the forum*

Lemuel~~~ ~G~ Anyone have a topic??? If noone does I could always discuss the best methods for providing ventilation in buildings...~chuckles~

inara{G}t~~~ *raises an eyebrow to Master Lemuel.*

shirin{SholGar}~~~ oh, that sounds intresting Master Lemuel ~soft giggles~

Markos~~~ looking to Lemuel, a charging herd of thalarion perhaps *LOL*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Can you hold off on that til Master gets home, Master Lemuel? He would understand what you would be talking about, ja wouldn't ~**chuckles**~

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles~ I knew that would get a topic.
O.K. - the first topic is, "Why are the numbers all around Gor dwindling lately?"

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ We can say what we really think as long as we're respectful, right Master Lemuel?

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening as the first topic is brought up~

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to ja'~ Aye girl, you can speak *freely* as long as it is respectful.

shirin{SholGar}~~~ just life, things change, people find other past times...shirin doesn't think there is any real answer that can explain why, just one of those things that *is*

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ Thank you, Master ~**smiles**~ Ok, here goes.
Ok, first of all, for as long as ja's been around, and it's been a while now, there's always been moaning about the diminishing numbers in the online Gorean population.
Second, ja'dain thinks that it is because many of the "old ones" have left due to what online Gor has become. And although they may not outnumber the ones who remain, they were very vocal, and noticable. Thus, when they went away, it was noticed.

marissa{HoS}~~~ one thinks that about half the problem is the seasons Master Lemuel

Errand Knight~~~ *listens and scrolls*

shirin{SholGar}~~~ ~nods, listening to ja~
tho if you look at the reasons those gave for leaving or being away for long periods of time, it was normally rt issues....

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to the opinions offered by others.. then offering as well~
a girl also feels that perhaps that it has to do with alot of people becoming disheartened with the way it has become, like ja mentioned.. and have decided that perhaps the outcome is too hard to fight anymore.. or maybe the thrill is gone with what it used to be..

Odin of Ar~~~ sits to listen to what's going on

Mandi~~~ ja, what has online Gor become?

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ That too, shirin. The way ja looks at it is: Gor turned into something, for them, that no longer had the means of holding their attention over rt. And of course, some just succumbed to rt plain and simple.

calia{GS}~~~ ~* snuggling next to ja~* laying her head upon her thigh...listening...~* ...

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ A shadow of its former self, Mistress Mandi.
And jaz, couldn't agree more. When ja forst came to GS, when she logged in, she could almost tangibly feel herself in a tavern. That feeling is long gone now.

aandra{Cernus}~~~ *whispers greetings to the new arrivals, turns back to the forum, eyes deep in thought*

Markos~~~ this topic was brought up at last night's forum and tho I thing there is many reasons, some seasons, some as shirin pointed out, things change, and some are because looking about, where is the structure in our home, where are the Captains, mainly the most W/we see and interact with are advisors, looking to Lemuel and Lady Kayla

shirin{SholGar}~~~ yes ja

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~listening to ja'.. nodding head in agreement~..
aye sis.. very true.. it seems as though a structure is missing nowadays.. something that was there before.. an excitement.. something intense.. or perhaps.. with a girl not being new anymore.. those feelings just wore off.. ~shrugs~

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**nods softly to jaz**~

Kayla~~~ I personally do not think that it is diminishing... We as a site keep getting a pledges We are alittle low on slaves for the Tavern but most Patrons own one or more... but never can have enough Tavern girls to attract more New Free *S* but last Novmember I remember alot of people asking this question... it just happens in waves... comes and goes

marissa{HoS}~~~ there might also be a different explanation Master Lemuel. there is always the possiblity that online Gor had filled a need within but as time wore on it just didn't fulfill that need as it had and so the people are ready to take v/t to r/t

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ That's another good reason, marissa. Many have moved on to rt, and thus do not have the same time to devote to vt.

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to Markos~ So I heard...
As most know, the Captains have had a lot of r/t to deal with in the last several months. That means that the Advisors have had to step up and take on more responsibility just to keep things running.

Markos~~~ aye remembering last years holidays were rather low about gor

Mandi~~~ I would enjoy coming in and enjoying the company present and not mourning the company lost. And find this whole defeatist line of thinking rather wearisome.

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ You cannot evolve if you do not remember the past though, Mistress Mandi.

Lemuel~~~ ~looking to Kayla~ And I, for One, think that Kayla has done an admirable job keeping this place afloat in the Captains' abscence.

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::nodding her head vigorously in agreement with Master Lemuel::

Markos~~~ I understand the r/t issue, but seems like advisors have become the proverbial Initiates to the Priest Kings

Kovak Broadbelt~~~ listens~

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ Mistress Kayla.. with much respect.. a girl feels that perhaps a reason for being on the low side with the number of tavern slaves has alot to do with most girls wanting to be personally owned right off the get go instead of becoming Tavern owned and going from there.. or once they realize there's *work* involved.. they don't want a part of that..
jaz knows for her.. the reason that she's not been around as often lately is because of rt.. after her lil adventure during the summer.. she realized the importance moreso about family time..

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ ~**nods in agreement with jaz**~

Kayla~~~ Thank You Lemuel but it hasn't been without some scars ~remembering some harsh words when I over stepped some bounds~

Gornt~~~ ~smiling at jas's remark about work, knowing it is true~

Lemuel~~~ ~shrugs~ We cannot force the Captains to be online, Markos. We are doing the best We can in their abscence. If You have a problem with something We have done You are free to email the Council with specifics.

Mandi~~~ **rises** I feel certain it will be better, if that is what We all choose. Be well.

Gornt~~~ I think marissa may have hit on something though
if people have not the need anymore they will not be here
maybe it is RT maybe they have gone on to some other VT arrangement I am satisfied with My life in GS, ~laughing~ so what does that say about Me

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding agreement with jaz~
We all have lives outside this tavern. P.K.'s know I would like to be online more, but there is only so much free time and I have to divide that between a great many things.

marissa{HoS}~~~ this is where one has gotten totally confused with some of the things that are being bandied about because it sounds like the ones that are in the rooms regularly are accused of running the tavern and yes the ones that are supposed to be are complaining about it at the same time while they are absent. she thinks that it is a case of wanting some cake and its glaze too. both can not be done ::whispering - not specifically speaking ot anyone::

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ It's not a question of satisfaction, Master Gornt. ja likes coming into GS still, even if that original thrill is gone, but....Master comes first and thus rt comes first.

Markos~~~ I personally have no problems with how the Advisors are handling things, and after speaking with Lady Kayla last night and Her shedding new light on the matter I have to agree, but some I have talked to feel the Lady and a few other FW are running the place

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to Gornt~ Aye, and people change. When I first found online Gor 10 years ago I didn't like it at all. There were far too many boys playing at being Warriors then, IMO. When I came back I was pleasantly surprised to find more diversity in the roleplay.

marissa{HoS}~~~ Mistress is the One that is here the most as far as she can tell. if these Masters have problems with it why don't They start showing up regularly again. personally one feels that Mistress is one of the Ones that is keeping this tavern as strong as it is simply because She is here

penny{Kyo}~~~ *listening*
For us, or myself, anyway, coming into GS is a way to connect with those who have become a family, and the roleplay is not the attraction for me... Master does enjoy the roleplay, for he plays all sorts of tabletop RPG's offline, and loves developing characters... it isn't so much a tavern issue for me as it is an issue of fitting into the roleplay and making a differentiation between it and real life...

Errand Knight~~~ *smiles at pennys words*

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to Markos~ Aye, I have heard the same, but there was no one else to do the job. I was not yet an Advisor and the Captains and other Advisors were not around much. That is something You probably didn't hear from these others You have talked to, Markos.

Gornt~~~ well I am no boy, ~chuckling~ but I do get a lot of pleasure in coming into GS and being with People that have like interests.
I don't know about others that come here, but for ME it is idea I control My fate and I have control of hers, touching inara's cheek, for Me that is enough
The other Gorean sites were so full of how they were the most Gorean that they forgot this is supposed to be fun

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding agreement with marissa~
Aye girl.

Kovak Broadbelt~~~ chuckles~

shirin{SholGar}~~~ ~giggles at Master Gornt~

Lemuel~~~ ~nods to Gornt~ Yes, it is supposed to be fun, and for everyone, not just the Free. Some of Us forget that as much as We might wish it were real, it isn't. Some thought should be given to the person on the other end of the connection.

Gornt~~~ ~smiling at assembled Goreans~
I like being here because we have not stifled anyone that can remain between the lines so to speak.
we are free, even the slaves to a certain extent to play our roles as we see fit

Gornt~~~ exactly Lemuel
in BDSM the sub is giving a gift, their submission.
and while we on Gor call it slavery, it is the same thing. The slave has to choose to give that submission. Out of respect for the gift, the Free have to respect the slave and their role

Gornt~~~ ~nodding sheepishly as I step down from the soap box~

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to penny~ Yes, I think of the people here as My family too. And like any family there are bound to be squabbles, but that doesn't mean everything is necessarily falling apart.

Gornt~~~ sorry didn't mean to make a speech

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles~ Well, this is the night for it, Gornt. ~G~

penny{Kyo}~~~ *listening to Lemuel*
penny didn't mean to imply that there were squabbles... if people devoted their energies into their own affairs and spent less time worrying about the actions of others, there would *be* far fewer disagreements...

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::laughing:: this is true penny ::winks to her::

Lemuel~~~ ~grins at penny~ I agree completely, lil' one.

Gornt~~~ ~striking My left shoulder with My fist~
well said penny

aandra{Cernus}~~~ *nods in agreement with penny, smiling*

Lemuel~~~ Well, it seems we've pretty well exhausted this topic. Any more comments before we move on?

marissa{HoS}~~~ not any comments that won't get one into trouble Master Lemuel ::laughing::

Gornt~~~ not on Forum night marissa

inara{G}t~~~ *grins at marissa*

Kayla~~~ speak your mind dear *S* there are no repercussions during a forum nor from a Forum

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::chuckles:: Mistress the terms respectful is opposite of the words that one has in mind so she refrains from speaking

marissa{HoS}~~~ but she can post them if You desire Mistress

Kovak Broadbelt~~~ Well said,but there are some That is all they want is to keep temp hot

Markos~~~ before W/we move onto another topic I would like to publicly apologize to Lady Kayla about any misconceptions I have had with Her, standing and facing the Lady, My apologies

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to Markos~

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::smiling happily to herself as she sees Her receive something that She had deserved but not saying anything::

Kayla~~~ Accepted Markos and please allow Me to state again My worry was not that You had objections with GS but that might be aired in a public function... I just wished for Us to solve Our problems here at Home *S*

Markos~~~ aye, nodding to the Free Woman, but of course

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ Alright then....
We were about to move on to a new topic, Captain. Would You like to take over, or shall I continue?

SabreWolf~~~ carry own Lem,,grins,,You're doing a fine job,although I do have 1 comment about this forum and what's said here by slaves,,I suggest they always be respectful,,even in forum,,while none's gonna harm them now,,folks will remember what and how it's said,,,and if offended enough,,would have a tendancy to get even(not Me,,grins,,,but some folks)

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding at the Captain's words~
Aye, good advice to all the lil' ones. ~S~

Kayla~~~ Actually I think that goes well for all Captain... EveryOne should think before they post for their words will live on long after the sound dies... the memory will live live on... and grudges can be held on... so be kind before hitting the post key ~smiles~

Lemuel~~~ ~grins at the Healer's words~
Aye Kayla, that is very true.

SabreWolf~~~ I agree Homie,,but,,if Any take offence to anything I say or said,,first they make sure I said it,,then We'll handle like Men,,,

Kayla~~~ So if I take offence You'll treat Me like a Man Captain? Darn knew these robes were doing nothing for Me ~grinning~

Markos~~~ aye, nodding to Sabre's and the Lady's words

SabreWolf~~~ Homie,,,if You take offence,,grins,,,well,,I love Ya,,grins,,so,,hopefully you'll understand what I say comes outta love for this place and for Gor,,and it don't always have to come to steel,,but it usually ends up that way


A council decision

Kayla~~~ it was decided by the Council that Dak is to not be served in the Tavern and to be placed on ignore by Tavern slaves We can not order personal slaves but We strongly suggest that Owners tell their slaves the same as He is still harassing slaves of GS

Errand Knight~~~ *notes Kayla's words*

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding at Kayla's words~
Yes, Rollo made the announcement to the Council that Dak is officially *dead* in Gorean Shores.

Kayla~~~ hopefully with the word spread that the girls do not serve may place Him on ignore do not have to speak He will stop coming here... We may not be able to ban Him but He will lose intrest in Gor at least here in GS

BladeBane's ja`dain~~~ hopefully, Mistress.


Online Ettiquette

Lemuel~~~ The next topic that was PM'ed had to do with online ettiquette - paying attention when One is in the tavern.

marissa{HoS}~~~ is this not a given Master Lemuel unless that One doesn't desire to talk to the slave?

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to marissa~ One would think so, lil' one. But sometimes people will leave the keyboard for extended periods w/o posting an "rti" to let others know. Then the others present may mistakenly feel they are being ignored.

Markos~~~ I am a warrior, give Me a break, *LOL* whos next to be in line to be pampered and coddled, come to Me and I will kiss it and make it all better *LMAO*

marissa{HoS}~~~ when she is in that situation where another has gone rti she makes sure to tell Any that enter that the Other is rti Master Lemuel because sometimes the Other did post it it has just been too long to see the post

Gornt~~~ I am back marissa

SabreWolf~~~ laughs@Markos words,,aye,,

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::laughing:: so one sees Master Gornt but You know of what she talks about it as You have been on the receiving end many times

Kovak Broadbelt~~~ Chuckles~
too many have corks up there ass,to allow any reason to clear their mind over the smallest offence

Lemuel~~~ ~nods to marissa~ That's a good thing to do, girl.

calia{GS}~~~ *~ a girl sighs quietly*~ wishing the tavern could be this full ,on regular week nights,so calia could bore EveryOne with her dancing .......

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::laughing at how His words had matched her own thought::

Lemuel~~~ I think mostly though, it's the kajirae that feel ignored sometimes. They put a lot of effort into their serves and they get the impression that it isn't always appreciated. A few kind words after each of their posts, perhaps making note of something from their post, isn't a lot to ask...is it?

Gornt~~~ not ME calia, I wish one would teach Mine

Kyoto~~~ calia, feel free to bore us anytime. I think a few might stay around after the forum so they can suffer.

Kayla~~~ paying attention in the room can you give an example?

Gornt~~~ ~nodding with Kyoto's comment~
we should stay inara

inara{G}t~~~ *grins at Master, nodding her head to calia.*

calia{GS}~~~ *~softly smiling to Master Lemuel,her voice lifts respectfully*~ truly,calia always feels the rain of praises or punish when she serves ~squirm~ ...this slave believes the problem lies in ,that the tavern is so vacant...
she is here often weekdays and nights,alone *gigglin*
even bathed,to help the problem *shrugging with a wink*
maybe once summer comes to an end ~ chilly weather might draw in Some for a warm romp,with calia *hopeful grin*

Kayla~~~ calia if the girl would just enter sometimes just enter there is no telling who might be lured in to watch the girl practicing her dancing. ~smiling~

calia{GS}~~~ *~smiling to Master Kyoto~* ...blushing..
actually a girl is so used to dancing alone,she is suddenly shy ~coy wink~

SabreWolf~~~ well this is roleplay,,and in r/p we can "see" your eye movements,,or a smile,,or if anyone is paying attention or not,,so no matter what,,if a slave is serveing you a drink in r/t,,you'd surely be watching her move,,or You'd smile at her if she were across the room,,,something,,and that should be in your post here as well,,even if your talking,sparring,,meat catch,,what ever,,it's just good role play,,

calia{GS}~~~ aye Mistress Kayla....calia enters always and tends fire,or cleans some ... dances alone...awaiting Who might enter *smiling*

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::nodding as for once she agrees with Him::

Lemuel~~~ ~nods~ Aye Sabre, and I think that is one of the things the girls have been missing. I can't count how many times I've heard that the Free seem to just c&p their replies to a girl's serve.

Kyoto~~~ *Thinking about meat catch and counting the number of girls in the room*
Hey, this might be fun if they all stayed...
*Just thinking of a pile of squirming, biting kajira flesh*

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::hiding behind Mistress's chair as she is a vegatarian""

Kyoto~~~ *Sliding the pot of paste and the scissors under my furs*
I do not c&p...

calia{GS}~~~ *~purrring to Master Kyoto~* oh no,You dont c&p,Master *gigglin*

Kayla~~~ ~grinning at marissa~ you are not required to swallow...LOL

Kyoto~~~ *Lusty wink to Kayla and marissa*
Your girl doesn't swallow?

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::chuckling to herself as she moves out from behind Her chair back to her previous position::

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::blushes deeply but can't help but laugh::

Kayla~~~ LOL

Gornt~~~ I was wondering the same thing

Kayla~~~ I never trained her to do so Kyoto ~smiling under the veil~


Gnats, mosquitos?

SabreWolf~~~ by that same token,,there are those who are too "observant' of the girls,,'no mead in Port Kar",,that's a northern drink,,or not from a tankard,,or something stupid like that,,yea,,the books say one thing and We try to stay in basic context with them,but to say there are no gnats in Port Kar or similar is just plain dumb(in my humble opinion ofcourse,,grin)

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckling as Kyoto hides the paste pot~
Aye, neither do I. It really isn't that hard to take one or two things from a girl's serve and make a brief comment on them. No one is asking that the Free be as verbose or flowery as the kajirae, just give them a little feedback so they know We're still breathing. ~G~

marissa{HoS}~~~ ::wrinkles nose but whispers:: aye Mistress

Kyoto~~~ Look Sabre, J Norman never said there were any gnats in Port Kar and I believe him.
*Scratching at a non-existant flea that I got from somewhere.

SabreWolf~~~ don't worry Bro,laughs,,I got plenty of gnats and fleas in r/t,,laughs,,if Ya need some just let Me know,,laugh

Lemuel~~~ ~nodding to the Captain~ Aye, there is that as well, though I haven't heard as many laments about it. ~G~

Gornt~~~ no gnats? what about mosquitos?

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ Mosquitoes would be called "sting flies" or "needle flies" in the books, Gornt

Kyoto~~~ Were they mentioned at all? The only blood suckers I can recall, aside from some of the merchants, were those plants.

Gornt~~~ Thank you Lemuel, I don't remember coming across them yet, not even when HE was in the rence

Lemuel~~~ ~chuckles~ Yes Kyoto, they mentioned "sting flies" in a couple of the later books and the blood sucking plant was mentioned in Outlaw, but I don't think it was mentioned after that.

Kyoto~~~ Yes, it was also mentioned in the early parts of "Captive of Gor" when elinor was running away from the crashed ship.

Gornt~~~ yes it was that is where I remember it from

Lemuel~~~ ~grins~ Well, I think that about does it for the forum. Anything else before I call it to a close?

calia{GS}~~~ thank You All for allowing slave to partake in most information forum *~eyes yielding~*

aandra{Cernus}~~~ thank You for a wonderful forum

Kyoto~~~ *Grumbling as I watch everyone leave, thinking back to the earlier topic about why people are never in the tavern*

Kayla~~~ It does believe what was said of why no one is in the Tavern when they all run out the door

Lemuel~~~ ~nods~ Aye, I forgot about that one, Kyoto. ~S~
And with that, I *officially* call the forum closed. ~G~

Gornt~~~ yes it does, can any say forked Tongue?

Kyoto~~~ Excellent.
*rising and clapping my hands together*
Slaves, the free need drink and entertainment.

jasma{GS~FG}~~~ ~looking up to Master Lemuel as He calls the forum to a close.. folding the notes~
thank You, Master for conducting the forum tonight..