Regarding Free Women
Face stripping a Free Woman could be a serious crime, subject to trial which could carry a sentence of banishment from the World.
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Free Companionship Contracts last for one (1)* Gorean year.
If not renewed at the end of that time, the companionship is dissolved.
Death or enslavement of either party of the contract results in automatic dissolution of the Free Companionship Contract.
(*Gorean year is equivalent to 90 earth days)
FREE WOMEN RULES AND LAWS
FW.02.02--Robes of Concealment are required by law in areas as noted by the . Facial veils, in areas stated in the, are to be worn.
FW.02.03--Any Free Woman who couches with another's slave or even prepares to do so will be enslaved and becomes the property of the owner of the slave.
FW.02.04--A Free man may not enslave a Free Woman of his own Home Stone for insulting or disrespecting him. How ever he may punish her as he sees fit in his Home Stone and she will pay the price. FW.02.05--A Free Woman will never insulting or disrespecting a Free Male in private or in public. If so she may be punish as he sees fit and she will pay the price for the insult or disrespect.
FW.02.06-- If a Free Woman exhibits conduct indicating suitability for a collar, any man wishing to enslave her must first seek a hearing with the World Court. That conduct includes, but is not limited to: 02.06.01-over interest in bondage and the bonds of slavery
02.06.02-performing slave dances
02.06.03-displaying slave like behavior
02.06.04-protecting slaves from punishment by their Master.
02.06.05-meddling in the affairs of men and their property.
02.06.06-poising or acting as a slave.
02.06.07-sneaking into inns and or paga taverns without an escort or in to any Masters furs.
02.06.08-We expect the Free Women to learn the ways by the as we would any kajira or Master.
02.06.09 The many years on the net we have noted that most Free Women are lazy or think they are better then others.
02.06.10 In our world a "smart or big mouth" is to be considered to have the ways of a panther or a barbarian sub and will be treated as such.
02.06.11 Any Free Women that keep talking and talking or is a "Drama Queen" will be gagged as any kajira, barbarian sub or panther.
02.06.12 If a Free Woman submits to being a slave to a specific Master and he refuses her, she is then considered a slave and will be subject to collaring by any one who may wish her.
02.06.13 Any Free Woman who in public kneels before a man or addresses him as Master (she should address him as "Sir" if ordered) brings legal embodiment upon herself and is considered to be a slave.
Lessons From the BOOKS
Lying on the ground, bound hand and foot, still clad in the white robe, was Talena.
The point of the sharpened impaling post lay near her. As the tarn had landed, her executioners, two burly, hooded magistrates, had scrambled to their feet and fled to safety. The Initiates themselves do not execute their victims, as the shedding of blood is forbidden by those beliefs they regard as sacred.
Now, helpless, Talena lay almost within the wing span of my tarn, so near to me and yet a world away.
---Tarnsman of Gor, chapter 19, page 204
There is no marriage, as we know it, on Gor, but there is the institution of the Free Companionship, which is its nearest correspondent. Surprisingly enough, a woman who is bought from her parents, for tarns or gold, is regarded as a Free Companion, even though she may not have been consulted in the transaction. More commendably, a free woman may herself, of her own free will, agree to be such a companion...
And it is not unusual for a master to free one of his slave girls in order that she may share the full privileges of a Free Companionship. One may have, at a given time, an indefinite number of slaves, but only one Free Companion. Such relationships are not entered into lightly, and they are normally sundered only by death. Occasionally the Gorean, like his brothers in our world, perhaps even more frequently, learns the meaning of love.
---Outlaw of Gor, chapter 6 page 54---
"I have been refused bread, and fire and salt," I said to Elizabeth.
She nodded. "Yes," she said. She looked at me, bewildered.
"Hup told me yesterday it would be so."
I looked at Hup.
"But why has this been done to me?" I asked. "It seems unworthy of the hand of a Ubar."
"Have you forgotten," asked he, "the law of the Home Stone?"
"Better surely banishment than torture and impalement."
"I do not understand," said Elizabeth.
"In the year 10,110, more than eight years ago, a tarnsman of Ko-ro-ba purloined the Home Stone of the city."
"It was I," I told Elizabeth.
She shuddered, for she knew the penalties that might attach to such a deed.
"As Ubar," said Hup, "it would ill become Marlenus to betray the law of the Home Stone of Ar."
---Assassin of Gor chapter 24, pages 406-407
The women cried out in misery. To enter the circle, if one is a female, is, by the laws of Torvaldsland, to declare oneself a bond-maid.
A woman, of course, need not enter the circle of her own free will..
She may, for example, be thrown within it, naked and bound. Howsoever she enters the circle, voluntarily or by force, free or secured; she emerges from it, by the laws of Torvaldsland, as a bond-maid.
---Marauders of Gor, chapter 3 pages 44-45
02.11 (Reason Debt)
Nela had been a slave since the age of fourteen.
To my surprise she was a native of Ar.
She had lived alone with her father, who had gambled heavily on the races
He had died and to satisfy his debts, no others coming forth to resolve them, the daughter, as Gorean law commonly prescribes, became state property; she was then, following the law, put up for sale at public auction; the proceeds of her sale were used, again following the mandate of the law, to liquidate as equitably as possible the unsatisfied claims of creditors.
She had first been sold for eight silver tarsks to a keeper of one of the public kitchens in a cylinder, a former creditor of her father, who had in mind making a profit on her; she worked in the kitchen for a year as a pot girl, sleeping on straw and chained at night, and then, as her body more adequately developed the contours of womanhood, her master braceleted her and took her to the Capacian Baths where; after some haggling, he received a price of four gold pieces and a silver tarsk; she had begun in one of the vast cement pools as a copper-tarn-disk girl and had, four years later, become a silver-tarsk girl in the Pool of Blue Flowers.
---Assassin of Gor chapter 5, page 390
I looked at the board, angrily. It was true that the Companionship, not renewed, had been dissolved in the eyes of Gorean law...
It was further true that, had it not been so, the Companionship would have been terminated abruptly when one or the other of the pledged companions fell slave.
---Hunters of Gor, chapter 1 page 9
I lay, stunned. According to irreversible ceremonies, both of the warriors and of the city of Ar, Talena was no longer the daughter of Marlenus. In her sha56me she had been put outside his house. She was cut off. In law, and in the eyes of Gorean's, Talena was now without family. No longer did she have kin. She was now, in her shame, alone, completely. She was now only slave, that and nothing more.
---Hunters of Gor chapter 8, page 131
"I was kept in great honor in Ko-ro-ba, " she said,
" respected and free, for I had been your companion even after the year of companionship had gone, and it had not been renewed.";;
At that point, in Gorean law, the companionship had been dissolved. The companionship had not been renewed by the twentieth hour, the Gorean Midnight, of its anniversary.
---Marauders of Gor chapter 9, page 14
The veil, it might be noted, is not legally imperative for a free woman; it is rather a matter of modesty and custom. Some low-class, un companioned, free girls do not wear veils.
Similarly certain bold free women neglect the veil...
Neglect of the veil is not a crime in Gorean cities, though in some it is deemed a brazen and scandalous omission.
---Slave Girl of Gor, chapter 5 page 107
Then he jerked away the veil of state from my features. I, though a free woman, had been face-stripped before free men..
My face was as bare to them as though I might be a slave.
Face-stripping a free woman, against her will, can be a serious crime on Gor.
On the other hand, Corcyrus had now fallen.
Her women, thusly, now at the feet of her conquerors, would be little better than slaves...
Any fate could now be inflicted on them that the conquerors might wish, including making them actual slaves.
---Kajira of Gor, chapter 13 page 183
Indeed, in some cities an unveiled free woman is susceptible to being taken into custody by guardsmen, then to be veiled, by force if necessary, and publicly conducted back to her home..
Indeed, in some cities she is marched back to her home stripped, except for the face veil which has been put on her.
In these cases a proud usually follows, to see what home it is that she is to be returned. Repeated offenses in such a city usually result in the enslavement of the female.
Such serious measures, of course, are seldom required to protect such familiar Gorean proprieties...
Custom, by itself, normally suffices.
---Players of Gor, chapter 6 page 125
She belonged to Samos, of course. It had been within the context of his capture rights that she had, as a free woman, of her own free will, pronounced upon herself a formula of enslavement..
Automatically then, in virtue of the context, she became his.
The law is clear on this.
The matter is more subtle when the woman is not within a context of capture rights.
Here the matter differs from city to city. In some cities, a woman may not, with legal recognition, submit herself to a specific man as a slave, for in those cities that is interpreted as placing at least a temporary qualification on the condition of slavery which condition, once entered into, all cities agree, is absolute. In such cities, then, the woman makes herself a slave, unconditionally.
It is then up to the man in question whether or not he will accept her as his slave. In this matter he will do as he pleases.
In any event, she is by then a slave, and only that.
In other cities, and in most cities, on the other hand, a free woman may, with legal tolerance, submit herself as a slave to a specific man. If he refuses her, she is then still free.
If he accepts her, she is then, categorically, a slave, and he may do with her as he pleases, even selling her or giving her away, or slaying her, if he wishes.
Here we might note a distinction between laws and codes. In the codes of the warriors, if a warrior accepts a woman as a slave, it is prescribed that, at least for a time, an amount of time up to his discretion, she be spared.
If she should be the least bit displeasing, of course, or should prove recalcitrant in even a tiny way, she may be immediately disposed of.
It should be noted that this does not place a legal obligation on the warrior.
It has to do, rather, with the proprieties of the codes.
If a woman not within a clear context of rights, such as capture rights, house rights, or camp rights, should pronounce herself slave, ‘simplicity, then she is subject to claim.
These claims may be explicit, as in branding, binding and collaring, or as in the uttering of a clemency formula, such as
“I own you,””
“You are mine,”
or “You are my slave,”
or implicit, as in, for example, permitting the slave to feed from your hand or follow you.
--Players of Gor chapter 1, page 21
02.20 Addressing Men as 'Master'
In the Gorean culture, of course, this sort of thing is very significant.
Indeed, in some cities such things as kneeling before a man, or addressing him as "Master" effects legal impoundment on the female, being interpreted as a gesture of submission.
---Players of Gor, chapter 6 page 139
In some cities a free woman who might be found with bared legs is taken in hand by magistrates tried and sentenced to bondage.
After the judge’s decision has been enacted, its effect carried out upon her, reducing her to the status of goods, sometimes publicly, that she may be suitably disgraced, sometimes privately, by a contract slaver, that the sensitivities of free women in the city not be offended, she is hooded and transported, stripped and chained, freshly branded, a property female, slave cargo, to a distant market where, once sold, she will begin her life anew, fearfully, as a purchased girl, tremulously as the helpless and lowly slave she is.
---Mercenaries of Gor, chapter 5 page 69
"In Ar's Station," he said,
"as in Ar, robes of concealment, precisely, are not legally obligatory for free women, mo more than the veil.
Such things are more a matter of custom.
On the other hand, as you know, there are statues prescribing certain standards of decorum for free women.
For example, they may not appear naked in the streets, as may slaves.
Indeed, a free woman who appears in public violation of these standards of decorum, for example, with her arms or legs too much bared, may be a slave.
---Renegades of Gor, chapter 21 page 367
The principle he had alluded to pertains to conduct in a free woman which is taken as sufficient to warrant her reduction to slavery.
The most common application of the principle occurs in areas such as fraud and theft.
Other applications may occur, for example, in cases of indecency and vagrancy.
Prostitution, rare on Gor because of female slaves, is another case. The women are taken, enslaved, cleaned up and controlled.
Indulgence in sensuous dance is another case.
Sensuous dance is almost always performed by slaves on Gor.
A free woman who performs such dancing publicly is almost begging for a collar.
In some cities the sentence of bondage is mandatory for such a woman.
---Renegades of Gor, chapter 21 page 372
Any free woman who voluntarily couches with another’s slave, or readies herself to do so, becomes the slave of the slave’s master.
By such an act, the couching with, or the readying herself to couch with, a slave, as though she might be a girl of the slave’s master, thrown to the slave, she shows herself as no more than a slave, and in this act, in law, becomes a slave.
---Magicians of Gor, chapter 19 page 303
The strength of a full-grown woman is equivalent to that of a twelve-year-old boy.
Gorean's read in this an indication as to who is master.
---Tribesmen of Gor, chapter 14, page 223
A girl with pierced ears is, of course, either
a slave , or a former slave.
If she is a former slave, her papers of
manumission had best be in perfect order.
More than one freed woman, because of
pierced ears, has found herself again on
the block, again reduced by strong men
to the helpless state of bondage.
---Slave Girl of Gor, chapter 4, pages 97-98
"Indeed, there have been cases in which a girl’s brothers have had her clad as a slave, bound in slave bracelets, and handed over to her rescuer, in order that the honor of the family and her city not be besmirched.
There is, of course, a natural tendency in the rescued female to feel and demonstrate great gratitude to the man who has saved her life, and the Gorean custom is perhaps no more than an institutionalization of this customary response.
There are cases where a free woman in the vicinity of a man she desired has deliberately placed herself in jeopardy.
The man then, after having been forced to risk his life, is seldom in a mood to use the girl other than as his slave."
(also see Slaves Law #043)
--- Priest Kings of Gor, chapter 20, page 161
"Will the Lady Tina of Lydius deign to face me?" asked the judge, using the courteous tones and terminology with which Gorean free women, often inordinately honored, are addressed.
I looked quickly at Rim and Thurnock.
"Tina!" I said. They grinned.
"It must be she," said Rim, "who drugged Arn, and took his gold."
Thurnock grinned. I, too, smiled. It must indeed be she.
Arn, I supposed, would have much relished being here.
I suspected that little Tina would cut few purses in the future.
"Will the Lady Tina of Lydius please deign to face me?" asked the judge, with the same courtesy as before.
The girl turned in the chain and leather to face her judge, standing removed from her and above her, in his white robes, trimmed with two borders, one of gold, the other of purple.
"You have been tried, and convicted, of the crime of theft," intoned the judge.
"She stole two gold pieces from me!" cried a man standing in the crowd.
"And I had witnesses!"
"It took an Ahn to catch her," said another man,laughing.
The judge paid no attention to these speakings.
"You have been tried and convicted of the crime of theft," said the judge,
"for the second time."
The girls eyes were terrified.
"It is now my duty, Lady Tina," said the judge, "to pass sentence upon you."
(To learn more of the Trail and out come
of the sentence go to Laws, Trial #002)
~~~~ Hunters of Gor ~~~~ Chapter 3, pages 48-51
"She is no longer a citizen of Ar," said Marlenus.
She is a slave." In the eyes of Goreans, and Gorean law, the slave is an animal.
She is not a person, but an animal.
She has no name, saving what her master might choose to call her.
She is without caste.
She is without citizenship.
She is simply an object, to be bartered, or bought or sold.
She is simply an article of property, completely, nothing more.
---Hunters of Gor chapter 8, pages 148 - 149
The Gorean man, as a man, cheerfully and dutifully attends to the rescuing of his female in distress, but as a Gorean, as a true Gorean, he feels, perhaps justifiably and being somewhat less or more romantic than ourselves, that he should have something more for his pains than her kiss of gratitude and so, in typical Gorean fashion, puts his chain on the wench, claiming both her and her body as his payment.
---Priest Kings of Gor, 20:161-162
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