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racing tharlarion (noun)
these high tharlarions are bred and registered for racing. Unlike the animals used as cavalry, these are chosen from ‘medium class’ tharlarion, being smaller and lighter. Famous bloodlines include Venetzia, Toraii, and Thalonian.
Ragnar’s Hamlet (noun)
a town, part of the Vosk League, located far west of Ar’s Station.
rainforest, canopies zone (noun)
zone in rainforest that ranges from 60 to 125 Gorean feet above the jungle floor. This is the fantastic green cover that constitutes the main ceiling of the jungle. It is inhabited by an incredible number of birds, monkeys, reptiles, and insects. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311)
rainforest, emergent zone (noun)
an ecological level of the rainforest 125 to 200 gorean feet above the jungle floor. In this highest level, the trees have thrust above the canopies below them. Mainly birds, particularly parrots, long-billed fleers, and needle-tailed lits inhabit this zone. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311)
rainforest, ground zone (noun)
the ‘undergrowth’ of the rainforest. Extending from the ground to the lower canopies, this ecological zone is home to species of birds, snakes and insects. Many small animals, such as the giani, jit monkeys and four-toed leaf urts are found in this zone as well. On the floor itself are marsupials, tarsk, twenty kinds of single-horned tabuk, and jungle larls and panthers. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311)
rainforest of Schendi (noun)
a vast rain forest covering thousands of square pasangs on the equator. Its western border is the Thassa and it’s port of Schendi. Two great lakes puncturate its center, Lake Ngao and Lake Ushindi, four hundred pasangs apart. The rain forest is home to myriad varieties of insects, birds, fish, mammals, rodents and reptiles and some of the most unique flora to be found on Gor.
rainforest ost (noun)
a snake of the rainforests inland of Schendi is red with black stripes. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311)
ram-berries (noun)
small, succulent berries, small reddish fruit not unlike tiny plums, save for the many small edible seeds. (Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 207 and 305)
ram-ship (noun)
war galley, having up to three banks of oars as well as masts and sails; named for the battering rams on the prow (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127)
Rarir (noun)
tiny village located south of the Vosk and near the shores of Thassa.
rarius (noun; pl.rarii)
warrior (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 266)
Rarn (noun)
small city is noted for its copper mining; lies southeast of Tharna.
Raviri (noun)
a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 47)
ravishment lamp (noun)
a small tharlarion-oil lamp, found in the chamber of a master; its soft glow is sufficient to illuminate a slave girl as she is raped (Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 203)
redfruit (noun)
similar in flesh and taste to apples of earth origins
red grasshopper (noun)
beyond color, this insect is described as weighing around 4 ounces. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 261)
Red Hunters (noun)
the peoples who inhabit the Gorean arctic; in appearance and culture, they are similar to the Eskimos of Earth. The men of the polar basin, of Indian heritage and similar physically, but culturally distinct from the Red Savages of the Barrens. Their babies are born with a blue spot at the base of their spine. They live as nomads, dependent on the migrations of tabuk, and the sea sleen. The Red Hunters refer to themselves as the Innuit, which, in their tongue means, 'The People'. They are few in number, and live in scattered, isolated, communities. Culturally, they tend to be gentle, kindly and friendly, even to strangers. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pagse 36, 155-156, and 188-189)
Red Hunter’s drum (noun)
large, heavy, handled and disk like. The frame, made of wood with a cover of Tabuk hide, is struck on the frame with a stick, giving the drum an odd resonance sound. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 261-262)
red larl (noun)
predominately day hunting larl that is tawny-red coated and has no mane in either male or female. (Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 18)
Red Mountains (noun)
Voltai Range (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 144)
red olive (noun)
from the groves of Tyros, not otherwise described.
red salt (noun)
Some salt mines at Klima deliver red salt, red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 238)
Red Savages (noun)
the peoples to inhabit the plains area (Barrens) of Gor; in appearance and culture, they are similar to the American Indians of Earth (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 35)
Red Savage hand signs (noun)
A mode of communication common to all the tribes of the Barren, sign is simple, easy to learn and adequate for relaying information.
Red Savage moons (noun)
the moons as they mark the seasons of Red Savage life. Among them are the winter moons of Waniyetuwi and Wanicokanwi, as well as the Istawicayanzanwi or Sore-Eye Moon. The moon of the Returning Gants or Magaksicaagliwi heralds early spring followed by Wozupiwi, the Planting Moon. Kantwasi is the moon when the plums are red. The moon in which the tabuk rut (Takiyuhawi) is also called the Canpasapawi, the moon when the chokecherries are ripe. The Canwapegiwiw is the moon when the leaves become brown followed by the Corn-Harvest Moon that is called either the Wayuksapiwi or Canwapekasnawi, the moon when the wind shakes off the leaves. The autumnal equinox occurs in Canwapegiwi. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 143-144 and 253)
Red Savage smoke signs (noun)
a method of messaging over distance, using smoke from a fire set for that purpose.
red-silk girl (noun)
A slave girl who is not a virgin, or, as is said on Gor, her body has been ‘opened by men’. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 205; Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 472; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 128 and 204)
reins, kaiila (noun)
a light rein, plaited with 10 to 12 strips of dyed leather. Each strip is cut with knives to be thinner than a thread, but the combination is very strong and durable. Used by the Tribesmen of the Tahari. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 56)
rence (noun)
a tufted reed-like plant that grows in the marshes; it has long thick roots about four inches thick which lies under the surface of the water with smaller roots that sink down to the mud with stems 15-16 feet long with a single floral spike used for making paper, the pith is the edible part of the plant, either raw or cooked. Rence pith and fish are the dietary staples of the rence growers. Also sometimes used for caulking. The root is used to make wooden tools and utensils that can be carved from it also used for fuel. The stem is used to make reed boats, sails, mats, cords and a fibrous cloth. Each part of the rence is used for something. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 7)
rence beer (noun)
steeped, boiled and fermented from crushed seeds and the whitish pith of the rence plant, served in a gourd flagon. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 18 and 44)
rence islands (noun)
part of the Vosk Delta where the communities of rence growers dwell. They live on rence islands that are small, seldom more than 200 by 250 feet and about eight to nine feet thick with an exposed surface above the water of about three feet. They are formed entirely from interwoven stems of the rence plants and float in the marsh. To prevent unwanted movement, they are tethered by marsh vine to near-by strong rence roots. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 13 and 14)
rence paper (noun)
Papyrus made from the fibers of the rence plant by rence growers, there are eight grades, laboriously fashioned into sheets, which are attached to each other, into a roll, twenty sheets per roll. Rence paper is one of the papers used on Gor. Others are milled linen, vellum, and parchment. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 49; Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 7)
rence, pith of (noun)
edible (both raw and cooked) part of rence, it along with fish is the staple in rence growers’ diet. Also sometimes used for caulking. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 7)
rence, root of (noun)
used to make wooden tools and utensils that can be carved from it, also used for fuel. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 7)
rence, stem of (noun)
used to make reed boats, sails, mats, cords and a fibrous cloth (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 7)
rennel (noun)
a crablike poisonous desert insect. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 27)
rep (noun)
a whitish fibrous matter, found in the seed pods of a small reddish woody bush, used to make rep-cloth, similar to cotton (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 10)
rep-cloth (noun)
rough fabric woven from the fibers of the rep plant; analogous to cotton muslin (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 294)
rep-cloth veil (noun)
a rough veil worn by Free women of lower caste. (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 141)
Revels, Master of (noun)
a city’s Master of Entertainment. (Book 20: Players of Gor, page 10)
rim (adj)
east directional division of a gorean map. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 footnote)
ring lock (noun)
there are many varieties of these locks, one being the combination padlock with numbers of rotating disks which, when aligned properly, allow the lock to open. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 292)
ring-necked waders (noun)
bird found along the river of the ground zone of the rain forest. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311)
ritual of exile (noun)
a man being exiled for whatever reason is publicly refused bread and salt, and is then ordered to leave the city by sundown under penalty of death. The exiled one may not come within ten pasangs of the city from that day forward. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 216)
river shark (noun)
a narrow, black, vicious, carnivorous fish with a triangular dorsal fin, which inhabits the rivers of Gor (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 79)
river tharlarian (noun)
1) extremely large, herbivorous, web-footed lizards used by bargemen of the Cartius River to pull barges. (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 80); 2) crocodile-type animal; implied to be carnivorous and very similar to the marsh tharlarion. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 326)
road wagon (noun)
describes a heavier wagon in comparison to one used within a city.
Robes of Concealment (noun)
the mode of dress favored by free women in some of the larger city-states (i.e. Ar, Ko-ro-ba, Turia, etc.); it consists of one or more hooded robes of heavy brocade, or other opaque fabric, plus up to five face veils (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 87)
rock spider (noun)
an inhabitant of the rainforests lower level; this brown or black spider camouflages itself by tucking legs under its body to look like a rock hence its name; it is approximately one foot in diameter and will catch small rodents or birds in its web. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 294)
rock tharlarion (noun)
a small, six-toed reptile of the south.
rogue sea sleen (noun)
rare broader headed more dangerous variety of sea sleen found in the Polar North. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 283)
ror (adj)
northeast directional division of a gorean map. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3)
Rorus (noun)
a village on the route to Rarir.
round shield (noun)
The round shield is formed from concentric, overlapping layers of hardened leather riveted together and bound with hoops of brass. It is fitted with the double sling for carrying on the left arm. Normally the Gorean shield is painted boldly and has infixed in it some device for identifying the bearer’s city. (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 21; Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 68)
round ship (noun)
heavy cargo & passenger ships, having up to three banks of ten oars to a side; not as swift or maneuverable as ram- ships, having a keel to beam ratio of 6:1; has two rudders, and two permanent, lateen rigged masts; carries a crew of 20-25 free men, plus up to 200 oar slaves. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127; Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 322)
Run Command (command)
When this command is given, she runs toward her objective, taking short rapid steps, with her legs almost straight, her feet hardly leaving the floor. As she moves her back is straight, her head is turned to the left, and her arms are at her sides, her palms facing outward at a 45-degree angle to her body. Upon reaching her objective she drops gracefully to her knees and typically resumes the position of Nadu.



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