Gor versus earth - Part 21

  • Tal dear reader,

    In this 21th issue of "Gor versus earth" I gonna talk about furniture. 

    There is an interesting discussion going on in the forums about the use of furniture by slaves , you can still participate in it here.

    Like on earth there was also furniture on Gor, I let the quotes speak for themselves this time.

    Bench

    "The Chamber of the Council is the room in which the elected representatives of the High s of Ko-ro-ba hold their meetings. Each city has such a chamber. It was in the widest of cylinders, and the ceiling was at least six times the height of the normal living level. The ceiling was lit as if by stars, and the walls were of five colors, applied laterally, beginning from the bottom - white, blue, yellow, green, and red, caste colours. Benches of stone, on which the members of the Council sat, rose in five monumental tiers about the walls, one tier for each of the High Castes. These tiers shared the color of that portion of the wall behind them, the caste colors."

    Tarnsman of Gor, Page 61

    Chairs

    "On Gor, incidentally, chairs have special significance, and do not often occur in private dwellings. They tend to be reserved for significant personages, such as administrators and judges. Moreover, although you may find this hard to understand, they are not thought to be comfortable."

    Priest Kings of Gor, Page 45

    "Indeed, when I had returned to Earth from my first trip to Gor I had found that one of the minor inconveniences of my return was re-accustoming myself to the simple business of sitting on chairs. I felt, for some months, rather awkward, rather unsteady perched on a little wooden platform supported by four narrow sticks. Perhaps if you can imagine yourself suddenly being forced to sit on rather high end tables you can sense the feeling.The Gorean male, at ease, usually sits cross-legged and the female kneels, resting back on her heels."

    Priest Kings of Gor, Page 63

    Curule chair

    "Near the finishing perches, nine of which were standing for this race, were the areas reserved for the Administrator, the High Initiate, and members of the High Council. These areas were almost porches, extending beyond the regular stands, covered with awnings, on which were mounted sets of curule chairs, at different levels."

    Assassin of Gor, Page 139

    Sedan chair

    "My own duties during these months in the House of Cernus remained light, consisting of little more than accompanying Cernus on infrequent occasions on which he left the house, a member of his guard; in the city Cernus traveled in a sedan chair, borne on the shoulders of eight men. The chair was enclosed and, under the blue and yellow silk which covered it, there was metal plating."

    Assassin of Gor, Page 205

    Couch

    "I would allow Vika to share the great stone couch, it's sleeping pelts, and silken sheets. This was unusual, however, for normally the Gorean slave girl sleeps at the foot of her Masters couch, often on a straw mat with only a thin, cotton-like blanket, woven from the soft fibers of the Rep plant, to protect her from the cold. If she has not pleased her Master of late, she may be, of course, as a disciplinary measure, simply chained nude to the slave ring in the bottom of the couch, sans both the blanket and the mat. The stones of the floor are hard and the Gorean nights cold and it is a rare girl who, when unchained in the morning, does not seek more dutifully to serve her master."

    Priest Kings of Gor , Page 67

    Desk

    "She knelt before a low desk, her back to me, and gave her attention to the papers which she had now placed upon it. She held a marking stick in her right hand."

    Fighting slave of Gor; Page 128

    Table

    "I descended three steps, and found myself in a warm, dimly lit, low-ceilinged room, cluttered with the low tables common on Gor, around which huddled groups of five or six of the grey-robed men of Tharna."

    Outlaw of Gor, Page 78 

    "I turned and, from where I sat cross-legged behind the low table, removed a small, crisp disk of fried larma, with a browned-honey sauce, from the silver tray."

    Guardsman of Gor, Page 231

    I wish you well,

    Yahto

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