Tuesday, February 22, 2011

4 Attacks

It seems like all that ever happens in Hrimgar is being under fire, these days. About four days ago, I was relaxing by the falls after a long day of traveling, only to find Shock getting fired arrows at by that irritating panther. She has been captured at least twice now, and just keeps coming back for more. I think we ought to cut her feet off.

No more than a day later, I was standing lookout for that nasty panther, had only just met a new member of the guild, when some gigantic white beast of a Kur came smashing along the path. We fled and took cover in the encampment, and the beast left us alone. Returned to the tavern for a drink, but there were no kajiri present to serve. What one needs, after a long hard day, is a good horn of mead. What kind of Northern city do we live in when one cannot even get that?

Of course, all of this was followed by the most spectacularly stupid display of events. A tribe of about five or sex foreign panther women arrived overseas on a ship in our harbour. The High Jarl, amongst others of us closed off the village like a fortress and shot them full of arrows, after capturing three, the others fled. They did not speak Gorean, but what little they did spit out was nothing but insults, against Eily, no less. You would think a panther might admire her, but no, they called her a kajira. Probably a poor choice of words when you are bound. Any possibility of trading was off, and the panthers were quickly disposed of.

Today, I intended to go traveling locally. No sooner do I make a few steps down the path out of Hrimgar when I came across the harbour master and one of our own boys. Apparently there had been some manner of skirmish with Silver Tree over a slave... or something. It was never properly explained, and I couldn't care less.

And in addition, when I did make it to Kalana Woods, but a few days before, they were under attack by a city I have never heard of, called Einar.

In short, it seems like all that we ever do these days is get raided or attacked. It seems to be too dangerous to linger any longer. I may go traveling for some time. Travel is never safe, either, but at least I will know to have my guard up, and the opportunity to gain new experiences and wares. I'm questioning calling Hrimgar my home, if it will be under such constant threat.

"It is not uncommon for panther girls to first make contact," said Rim, smiling, "with a hunting arrow in the back." (Hunters of Gor, 79)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Long Hall

Did some travelling out to Kalana Woods. Met the "woodsmen" (Outlaws) there and gave them a sample of some wares. They have invited me back, and I should return soon. More importantly, during this time I came across Silus, who indentured himself to me as a swordsman/protector. He has a good character about him and a long and substantial history as a slaver. His blade will come in most useful during travel through dangerous regions.

Was served mead at the Long Hall tavern by a boy and a girl whom I met on the docks. I cannot remember much beyond that, except that I awoke with a nasty head-ache. I suppose I had too much to drink. I really should be more careful with excessive mead... But the stuff is delicious.

Also, the mohawked warrior did something rather startling today. I am unsure whether I will be able to go back to stay with him again, as I had a standing invitation to his mead and his floor.

"Such places, regardless of their cost, their location, their appointments, the excellence of their food and drink, the beauty of their slaves, the quality of their music, existed, as did the tavern of Hendow, for the pleasures of men." (Dancer)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Washed up ashore at the docks of the Northern Expanse of Hrimgar. Hrimgar is a Northern, viking-styled retreat which is just seeing winter's last breaths as the air begins to fill with early spring and the cropping up of new life.

Was found by Shock who brought me to the GoT where my talents might better serve them. Living in the brush has not been an enjoyable experience. Eily assigned the first mission: obtain something of value from The City of Fina. Have also been tended to by the slave known as Endy.

Also visited the local village tavern, meeting a free man named Sean where we shared mead. The locals seem very hospitable thus far.

A few days ago, some beasts showed up at the docks, though I am more concerned with the dock eels. Off to Fina next to complete my mission.

"There is much danger in the north, and much to know." (Beasts of Gor, p.322)

"Hrimgar" is the Gorean word for "barrier". There are numerous passes in these mountain chains.