Duties, Rights, Discipline, Runaways
"The absolute truth must be spoken to a Gorean master. It is forbidden to a girl to hide her feelings"---Captive of Gor, page 346
"A slave girl is not permitted to conceal anything from her master. She is his. She must be completely open to him, in all ways, and at all times."
---Hunters of Gor, page 84
"What is the duty of a slave girl' I inquired. 'Absolute obedience' she said, frightened. 'What are you?' I inquired. 'A slave girl,' she said. 'What is your duty?' I asked. 'Absolute obedience,' she cried out."---Hunters of Gor, page 258
"I looked down upon her. 'You are a wanton slave,' I said. She looked up at me laughing, 'A girl in a collar is not permitted inhibitions,' she said. It was true, slave girls must reveal their sexual nature, totally. Do they not do so, they are beaten."---Marauders of Gor, page 278
"It is common,' I said, `for a slave to request permission to speak.' 'Forgive me, Masters!' she wept. 'You are men! You are men! A slave begs forgiveness!"---Magicians of Gor, page 226
"One of the utilities of a slave, of course, is to occasionally serve as the helpless object upon which the Master may vent his dissatisfaction, his frustration or anger. Too, of course, they may serve many other related purposes, such as the relief of tensions, to relax oneself and even to calm oneself for clear thought."---Magicians of Gor, page 134
"In the eyes of Gorean law you are an animal. You have no name in your own right. You may be collared and leashed. You may be bought and sold, whipped, treated as the master pleases, disposed of as he sees fit. You have no rights whatsoever. Legally you have no more status than a tarsk or vulo. Legally, literally, you are an animal."---Explorers of Gor, Page 316.
Discipline and Punishment
There is, on Gor, no reason needed to punish a slave. If it is unusual for a Master to be cruel, there are many reasons a slave will be punished that the non Gorean will not understand at first. Too, be aware that these punishments may seem,at first, unusually harsh to you. The Gorean slave is subject to rules that leave little space for error, and of course, as she has no rights, anything may be done to her, be it to punish, train, or merely to enforce upon her the depth of her bondage. The whip for example, is not always used to punish, in many situations a Master will feel it is time to let His girl feel the kiss of the whip to remind her that she is slave.
"What do you think should be her punishment ?' asked Callimachus of me. `If she is guilty,' I said, `whatever you wish, as she is a slave.' This was in full accord with Gorean law. Indeed, anything, for whatever reason, or without a reason, may be done to a slave."---Guardsman of Gor, Page 115
In most of the online Gorean community, a slave may be punished only by her Master when in her home. There are to this exception and a girl should inform herself of what they are. She will understand though that if any Free chooses to punish her, it is not up to her to state the rules, she, as always, will obey. Be forewarned as well, that the rules of your home have no bearing on what may be done to you outside of this home. If a girl finds herself in another place, she will be subject to the whim of any there. In NO SITUATION is it acceptable for a girl to run away from her actions.
"Any free man may discipline an insolent or errant slave, I said, even one who is the least bit displeasing, even one he might merely feel like disciplining. If she is killed, or injured, he need only pay compensation to her master, and that only if the master can be located within a specific amount of time and requests such compensation. In virtue of such customs and statutes the perfect discipline under which Gorean slaves are kept is maintained and guaranteed even when they are not within the direct purview of their masters or their appointed agents."----Players of Gor, page 235
Whether or not a girl thinks she has done wrong is irrelevant, whether or not a girl thinks the Free who wants to apply the punishment has that right or not is irrelevant, she is always to defer this judgment to her Master or Mistress, and to accept her fate in the meantime.
"The discipline of a slave may be attended to by any free person, otherwise she might do much what she wished, provided only her Master did not learn of it. The legal principle is clear, and has been upheld in several courts, in several cities, including Ar."---Magicians of Gor, page 122
"You cannot punish me! she cried. You are not my masters! Any free person can punish an errant slave girl, I said. Surely you do not think that her behavior fails to be subject to supervision and correction as soon as she is out of her Master's sight?"----Magician of Gor, page 225
uncollarings and runaways
"The slave cannot free herself. She can be freed only by an owner. The condition of slavery does not require the collar, or the brand, or an anklet, bracelet or ring, or any such overt sign of bondage. Such things, as symbolic as they are, as profoundly meaningful as they are, and as useful as they are for marking properties, identifying masters, and such, are not necessary to slavery. They are, in effect, though their affixing can legally effect imbondment, ultimately, in themselves, tokens of bondage, and are not to be confused with the reality itself. The uncollared slave is not then a free woman but only a slave who is not then in a collar.Similarly a slave is still a slave even if her brand could be made to magically disappear or, if she has been made a slave in some other way, if she has not yet been branded. Indeed, some masters, somewhat foolishly, I think, dally in the branding of their slaves. Indeed, some, perhaps the most foolish, do not brand them at all. Such girls, however, when they come into the keeping of new masters, usually discover that oversight is promptly remedied."---Renegades of Gor, page 273
"Theft or capture, if you prefer, conferred rights over me. I would belong to, and must fully serve, anyone into whose effective possession I came, even if it had been by theft. The original master, of course, has the right to try to recovers his property, which remains technically his for a period of one week. If I were to flee the thief, however, after he has consolidated his hold on me, for example kept me for even a night, I could, actually in Gorean law, be counted as a runaway slave, from him, even though he did not technically own me yet, and punished accordingly."---Dancer of Gor, page 95
"When one who is a slave strikes a free person the penalty is not infrequently death by impalement, preceded by lengthy torture."---Assassin of Gor, page 74