Gor versus earth

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    Tal dear reader,

    In this series of "Gor versus earth", I gonna address matters that happen in our daily life and compare it with how it is/dealt with on Gor. I will try to keep it light to digest and even add some fun and facts to it.

    In this first episode, I gonna start with something simple: drinking black wine also known on earth as drinking a cup of coffee.  wink

    "What is that I smell?" I asked.
    "Black wine," said she, "from the Mountains of Thentis."
    I had heard of black wine, but had never had any. It is drunk in Thentis, but I had never heard of it being much drunk in any of the other cities.
    "Bring two bowls." I said......Then I picked up one of the thick, heavy clay bowls. Since no one was looking, we knocked the bowls together and put them to our lips.
    It was extremely strong, and bitter, but it was hot, and, unmistakably, it was coffee.

    Assassin of Gor Page 106

    Many of us drink coffee at breakfast (maybe out of need?) Well Goreans aren't that different after all tongue-out

    "There is nothing like coffee and a good wench after breakfast," I told her.

    Assassin of Gor Page 108

    In contrast to Gor on earth over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day with an average price of $2.38. Over 90% of coffee production takes place in developing countries - mostly South America, while consumption happens mainly in the industrialized economies. 25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living worldwide. (source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_coffee )

    On Gor,  it is both expensive and rare.

    “Actually,” I said to Elizabeth, “this is very rare. Thentis does not trade the beans for black wine. I have heard of a cup of black wine in Ar, some years ago, selling for a silver eighty-piece. Even in Thentis black wine is commonly only in High Caste homes.”

    Assassin of Gor Page 106

    I grinned, and washed down the eggs with a swig of hot black wine, prepared from the beans grown upon the slopes of the Thentis mountains. This black wine is quite expensive. Men have been slain on Gor for attempting to smuggle the beans out of the Thentian territories.

    Beasts of Gor Page 21

    Black wine was served by one or two slavegirls hot with cream or powdered bosk milk and various sugars ….or it could be served “second slave” that is without any additions usually in tiny silver cups.

    The two slaves, their chains removed, now returned, and began to serve the black wine. The voluptuous slave of Aemilianus, whom he had not yet named, placed the tiny silver cups, on small stands, before us. The lovely little slave in bluish gauze, whom I had not yet named, holding the narrow-spouted, silver pouring vessel in a heavy cloth, to protect her hands, poured the scalding, steaming black fluid, in narrow, tiny streams, into the small cups. She poured into the cups only the amount that would be compatible with the assorted sugars and creams which the guest might desire, if any, these being added in, and stirred, if, and as, pertinent, by Aemilianus’ slave, who directed the serving.
    “Second slave,” I told her, which, among the river towns, and in certain cities, particularly in the north, is a way of indicating that I would take the black wine without creams or sugars, and as it came from the pouring vessel, which, of course, in these areas, is handled by the “second slave,” the first slave being the girl who puts down the cups, takes the orders and sees that the beverage is prepared according to the preferences of the one who is being served.
    The expression “second slave,” incidentally, serves to indicate that one does not wish creams or sugars with one’s black wine, even if only one girl is serving.

    Guardsman of Gor 243 - 247

     

    From one side a slave girl, barefoot, bangled, in sashed, diaphanous, trousered chalwar, gathered at the ankles, in tight, red-silk vest, with bare midriff, fled to him, with the tall, graceful, silvered pot-containing the black wine. She was veiled. She knelt, replenishing the drink. Beneath her veil I saw the metal of her collar.
    I had not thought to have such fortune. She did not look at me. She returned to her place with the pot of black wine.
    Ibn Saran lifted another finger. From the side there hastened to him another girl, a fair-skinned, red-haired girl. She, too, wore veil, vest, chalwar, bangles, collar. She carried a tray, on which were various spoons and sugars. She knelt, placing her tray on the table. With a tiny spoon, its tip no more than a tenth of a hort in diameter, she placed four measures of white sugar, and six of yellow, in the cup; with two stirring spoons, one for the white sugar, another for the yellow, she stirred the beverage after each measure. She then held the cup to the side of her cheek, testing its temperature; Ibn Saran glanced at her; she, looking at him, timidly kissed the side of the cup and placed it before him. Then, her head down, she withdrew. 

    Tribesmen of Gor Pages 88 - 89

    Did any of you slavegirls serve coffee the Gorean way? Feel free to share your stories in the comments section.

    To all of you: any topics you want to see written about in the future? Share in the comments and maybe your topic will be my next episode cool

    I wish you all well,

    Yahto

     

     

5 comments
  • Maham Amber
    Maham Amber Coffee? My Master abhors it. I have to brush my teeth after I have had coffee, or he will not kiss me because of 'coffee breath'. ...

    If I served coffee to him, I would be flogged.
    May 10
  • Yahto Savage
    Yahto Savage To Gejay Singh: glad you liked it :-)
    To Maham Amber: haha, I don't like coffee either
    May 11
  • Adira of Alduras
    Adira of Alduras Tal Master, we do teach the gorean serves including Black Wine. However we didn't serve with two slaves, that would be a great addition for the next training. Personally my Master usually orders coffee, not Black Wine and no specification like first or...  more
  • Claws and  Steele
    Claws and Steele Finally I am getting a chance to catch up on things. I don't drink coffee, can't stand the stuff. I am more of a tea person.
    May 19