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xx GS Book club 7/18/2017
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Hunters of Gor Book 8
chapter 12

attending
Master Sandman
Master Bretval-moderator
Master Pax

mistress flicka
natasha
arella
karinda
chessie
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Bretval {meral}: 19:43:29 pm CDT
Shall Wwe begin... at Chapter 12?

swtpea{Frederick} 19:43:51 pm CDT
Greetings Master Bretval
greetings mistress flick natasha and ella warm squishy hugs

arella(GS) 19:44:07 pm CDT
Stealing within she smiles in greeting to Master Bretval
Mistress flicka

Nastasha
Her sunshine
With warm hugs and much love

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 19:44:16 pm CDT
greetings pea and arella *hugs*

flicka {GS}~ fg. 19:44:48 pm CDT
Greetings swtpea. ~returning the squishiness.~

Greetings arella. ~warm smile~

Bretval {meral}: 19:44:57 pm CDT
well lets see what happens... *wink to swtpea* our number just wnt up by one

Bretval {meral}: 19:45:43 pm CDT
make that two ,,

flicka {GS}~ fg. 19:46:33 pm CDT
it will be a grand day Master Bretval when You have to get a slave girl to count for You or remove Your boots so You can count all the participants.

arella(GS) 19:46:54 pm CDT
may this one make a confession?

Bretval {meral}: 19:47:14 pm CDT
Chapter Twelve

Needing a day or two of private time, Bosk leaves Arn and the rest of his hunting party at the camp of Marlenus, and sets off back to rejoin the crew of his ship, waiting patiently by the banks of the river with only some cheaply-hired slave girls and free wine to help them pass the time. He reflects on his now-shattered plans. Being himself only of the Merchants these days, having repudiated his old Caste, the Warriors, in self-revulsion at his submission in the marshes, Bosk could have done with a well-placed companion to advance him socially. Instead, all he has earned is humiliation for himself and all his men, so easily outwitted, captured and marked by Verna’s band, before Marlenus rescued them with quite as much ease and, no doubt, tacitly brought home to Bosk how much better he could have managed things.

Perhaps Marlenus is owed a debt of gratitude, but Bosk’s reaction suggests, as I have heard very well expressed, that gratitude is an ill-fitting garment that chafes if worn too long. He is also still chewing fretfully at the bone of his plan to Companion a woman of high Caste and, preferably, high political status. The daughter of a Ubar would do nicely, but there are very few who are even remotely suitable, and it occurs to Bosk, annoyingly, that the few daughters he could consider might be refused him, by virtue of his being only a Merchant of Port Kar, even if a wealthy and successful one.

flicka {GS}~ fg. 19:47:14 pm CDT
Dang arella! Now flicka has the song You are my sunshine on repeat loop in her head.

flicka {GS}~ fg. 19:47:52 pm CDT
~smiling at pea as she picks up her quill. Hands pea the inkwell and parchment~ You are a love.

karinda {GS} 19:48:39 pm CDT
Slips in quietly....picking up her book


arella(GS) 19:49:59 pm CDT
confesses she hasn't read a single book by John Norman


Bretval {meral}: 19:50:18 pm CDT
damn urts


swtpea{Frederick} 19:50:33 pm CDT
taking inkwell quill and parchment.. smiling at mistress bends to her work


natasha{Zoran}~t~ 19:52:10 pm CDT
this one thinks it wont be too long before Bosk takes up again his rightful name and caste.

Bretval {meral}: 19:52:13 pm CDT
ah... an honest slave with an open mind, arella

arella(GS) 19:53:34 pm CDT
Sometimes it takes a Man to fall off His high horse to humble Himself and see things that He had not realized once before, for Ella it is a time in the fire molding the Man to become who He is destined to be

[b]Bretval {meral}: 19:53:38 pm CDT

but which caste is that tasha?

Bretval {meral}: 19:55:08 pm CDT
stay to the book arella b... or what part makes sense to you

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 19:55:14 pm CDT
the caste of the Warriors, Master Bretval

this one thinks he is slowly realizing how belonging to a lower caste might well put in jeopardy his deareste wish

flicka {GS}~ fg. 19:55:18 pm CDT
~laughing~ flicka knows.

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 19:55:42 pm CDT
walking in quietly and sitting down

nodding to each one

arella(GS) 19:56:25 pm CDT
Bides
Bretval {meral}: 19:57:10 pm CDT
Seem Bosk has a problem with Marlenus... and His achievements

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 19:58:18 pm CDT
they have always admired each other...and been competitors as well.

Bretval {meral}: 19:59:34 pm CDT
True enough tasha... that is Tarl's... um Bosk's true calling

Bretval {meral}: 20:01:51 pm CDT
So he stumps along, going round and round the same treadmill of his thoughts: the ruination of his plans, the shame of having to be rescued by Marlenus, his envy and resentment of the Ubar of Ubars who had so easily bettered him in everything he set out to do, from the freeing of Talena, to the capture of Verna, to even the mastery of the Kaissa board. And he resigns himself to returning to Port Kar as a laughing stock, even if Marlenus, the good-mannered sod, should forbear to laugh in his face.

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 20:02:49 pm CDT
somehow I think TC will find a way to come out on top

Bretval {meral}: 20:03:56 pm CDT
But despite Hus own achievements Bosk is still envious of Marlenus... and honestly One can see why

Bretval {meral}: 20:05:32 pm CDT
Eventually I think so as well Captain... TC is who He is... even if He cannot see it right now

Bretval {meral}: 20:07:01 pm CDT
With such happy thoughts circling in his head, it must come as a mighty shock to poor Bosk to find his ship and crew gone, leaving him to realize far too late that Verna and her girls do not hold any monopoly on the delicate art of slipping soporofics into people’s wine, especially wine that a considerate tavern-keeper offers as boot on the surprisingly cheap hire of a consignment of slaves, and the tarsk-bit falls with a resounding thud as it occurs to him that the Tyrosian ship he spotted earlier and casually dismissed may not have been after Marlenus at all, or at any rate, not after Marlenus alone.

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:07:02 pm CDT
But at this stage it would seem that Marlenus is always victorious.

Bretval {meral}: 20:08:30 pm CDT
and now He has lost His crew and ship.... really a bad day Bosl is having

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:08:45 pm CDT
it would seem that the Priest Kings are conspiring against Bosk, one cannot but wonder what else could go wrong for him...

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 20:09:28 pm CDT
well Marlenus didn't get to be in his position as UBAR by being a fool or weak

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:10:04 pm CDT
True Master Bretval,He is having a bad day, but at least unlike a slave brand His hair will grow out once more.

Bretval {meral}: 20:10:42 pm CDT
True flicka... but a lesson in humility for Bosk... No one can always be Number One...

arella(GS) 20:10:56 pm CDT
again a Man needs to realize what He has for Him to reach full potential and how will He do so less He loses everything?

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:11:16 pm CDT
he plays a wily game of Kaissa too Master Sandman.

Bretval {meral}: 20:12:14 pm CDT
and yes Captain... Marlenus earned His position

Bretval {meral}: 20:15:40 pm CDT
but Bosk is not one to just lie dawn and give up....

Chapter Thirteen

Bosk’s first course of action, after digesting this latest reverse, is to reflect that he may have a chance to surprise some of the malefactors revisiting the scene of the crime; and so it proves. Their nominal advantage in numbers is not sufficient to overcome a longbowman of Bosk’s prowess, and their naïvete in the face of this weapon’s devastating rate of fire and Bosk’s workmanlike accuracy proves instantly fatal. Only the leader of this gang comes close enough to bandy words with Bosk, and knowing who it is whom he faces, he prefers to take his chances with the sharks and tharlarion in the river. This is another of these second-best choices, for at least Bosk would not have eaten him alive.

Bosk now has his guesses as to what has happened here confirmed by the slaves previously in the possession of the men of Tyros. This involves a spot of interrogation of the type sometimes cited as evidence of how the Gorean mindset condones the abuse of women, in that one of the slaves gets dangled in the water as shark-bait and is made to speak on pain of being fed to the creature. On the other hand, it should be noted that not one hair of her head is harmed, nor one drop of her blood spilled, whereas men normally suffer rather harsher treatment.

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:18:18 pm CDT
flicka was shuddering at the dangling. A girl does agree with the proposition of Master Socrates, but terror also can be abuse and the slave was terrified.
Sad because the girls had no choice in the part they were forced to play.

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 20:22:58 pm CDT
I suspect it didn't take long for the girl to talk

Bretval {meral}: 20:23:04 pm CDT
True enough flicka... they were just Tavern sluts and had to obey their owner... so Bosk did little to the girls... like throwing them to the sharks

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:25:19 pm CDT
flicka felt sorry for them, and not wishing to get ahead will bide until You put up the next bit before she comments.

Bretval {meral}: 20:26:17 pm CDT
instead, He takes the girls with Him... granted He may have something in His plans for them....

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Bretval {meral}: 20:26:57 pm CDT
To bring the reader up to date with the plot: these are paga slaves thrown in as a free gift by the tavernkeeper Hesius of Laura, who was hired by Captain Sarus of Tyros to connive in the capture of Bosk’s crew by feeding them drugged wine. It was a simple plan and utterly successful, and now his crew and ship have both been spirited away. But Bosk alone was not the target of these men, and they have their sights on the biggest game of all: Marlenus. Initially puzzled that they would attempt such dangerous quarry as Marlenus and his hand-picked bodyguard with only a three-to-two advantage in numbers, Bosk deduces that they must have Panther allies, specifically the band of Hura, supposedly Marlenus’s hirelings, and this is confirmed for him when he puts the question to one of the paga slaves, an Earth girl called Ilene. Since she was slow with the information, Bosk resolves to punish her by selling her in Port Kar.

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:27:11 pm CDT
natasha would have been singing and bellowing all she knew, and what she didnt know too, at the top of her voice. She is no fan of sea critters at all

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:29:04 pm CDT
grins

it seems Bosk's turn to get on top is within his reach

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 20:29:57 pm CDT
TC will never be down long

karinda {GS} 20:30:34 pm CDT
Continues to listen

Bretval {meral}: 20:31:43 pm CDT
curious that Bosk would put His questions to an Earth girl... sure He would have gotten more info out of one of the other sluts

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:33:48 pm CDT
Maybe He thought an Earth girl would be more aware of the machinations, rather than paga sluts who would have had little education.

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:36:22 pm CDT
or that she would be less ressilient to erm...the questioning

Bretval {meral}: 20:37:53 pm CDT
possibly flicka and certainly true if she was on Earth... but a girl totally out of her element... not o sure

Bretval {meral}: 20:40:00 pm CDT
moving on...

Chapter Fourteen

Making what haste he can, Bosk is still too late to prevent this plan being executed, and he arrives at Marlenus’s camp to find out that it has been completely successful. Marlenus’s boast, that he can take any city behind whose walls he could get one tarn of gold, has rebounded on his own head, and he has been dealt with in the same manner. Knowing where the captives are to be taken, and guessing that the Panthers will want to enjoy the usual fruits of their triumph, Bosk is confident of overtaking them, and he sets off in pursuit.

That night he catches up with the raiders, and while he is waiting for his moment to strike, he treats his plundered paga slaves to a tasty supper of raw urt. Ilene, being a mere Earth girl, nearly chokes on this and, inevitably, begs for special treatment. She doesn’t know our Bosk very well, of course.

flicka {GS}~ fg. 20:45:45 pm CDT[/b]
flicka is sorry she has a real time.

Bretval {meral}: 20:47:34 pm CDT
Have to wonder if Bosk has a problem with Ilene simply because He was raised on Urth too... He certainly is not giving her any consideration

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:50:02 pm CDT
or maybe he is loth to give any slave special treatment.

grins

or the kind of special treatment the slave is begging for

Bretval {meral}: 20:50:27 pm CDT
and on to the end of the session....

Having put the slave girls out of harm’s way, or at any rate where any harm they come to will not inconvenience him, Bosk makes his way to the edge of the Tyrosian camp in time to watch the Panther revels begin. This time it is Marlenus who is the main attraction, and he is staked out and forced to wait helplessly as the branding iron reaches white heat and the sexual arousal of Hura and her girls does something similar. Watching him, Bosk broods upon a thousand unintentional slights and the envy he undoubtedly feels towards this Gorean Übermensch. It is, perhaps, hardly Marlenus’s fault that up until now he has proven Bosk’s better with almost embarrassing ease at anything the pair of them should have set their minds to, and it is something less than noble of Bosk to resent it as he does; but, though we can’t help feeling it petty of him, we should need to be made of fine metal indeed to have stood in his shoes and not been sorely tempted to let Hura and her girls have their way with Marlenus.

At all events, as the Panther dance reaches its climax and we may reasonably assume that the Panthers themselves are desperately in need of one, Hura gives the order for Marlenus to be branded slave, and Bosk enjoys a smile at the fate of his - rival? Enemy? It’s hard to make either such label fit Marlenus. Say only “one for whom Bosk feels a profound envy” - before, in a dramatically-appropriate fashion, he shoots down the man wielding the branding iron just in time to save Marlenus from his fate.

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:52:28 pm CDT
smiles

the honor and courage of the Warrior caste still lives in Bosk

Bretval {meral}: 20:52:39 pm CDT
*wink at tasha*
and He keeps threatening to sell the girl in Port Kar

Bretval {meral}: 20:55:08 pm CDT
it certainly does tasha... despite His personal feelings about Marlenus He still saves Him from the branding iron

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 20:55:34 pm CDT
nodding no matter what befalls him a true man will always have His honor

natasha{Zoran}~t~ 20:57:44 pm CDT
may this girl be excused, please?

her Master is calling her

Bretval {meral}: 20:59:50 pm CDT
off you go, tasha... Wwe are finished for this session

OriginalSandman_Builder/ Sr. Captain of GS 21:01:02 pm CDT
thanks for running Book Club Bretval

swtpea{Frederick} 21:01:51 pm CDT
thank you for leading book club Master Bretval

karinda {GS} 21:01:55 pm CDT
Thank You Master Bretvsl for leading book club. girl is glad to see it come back. Thanks you pea for scribing

Bretval {meral}: 21:02:03 pm CDT
Any other comments or remarks?

Bretval {meral}: 21:04:37 pm CDT
I thank you Aall for attending
and swtpea for scribing

Bretval {meral}: 21:06:34 pm CDT
I think Aall should read up to Chapter 20 for next session

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xx Re: GS Book club 7/18/2017
« Reply #2 on: Jul 20th, 2017, 07:10am »

Could someone advise me how to participate? I just registered for GS but can't log into the chat.. Where do the book discussions take place?
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 20th, 2017, 09:54am »

it takes place in the forum room of Gorean Shores
if you can't log into Gorean shores you may want to contact the web Master if your account isn't working
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 20th, 2017, 6:17pm »

Greetings Master Harrison

The corks (this board) is a different log in to Gorean Shores.

To visit the chat site you need to go to this address if your not a member of the site, that allows you to visit as a guest.
http://www.gorean-shores.com/chatguest.php

If you have purchased a membership to the site, you go to this address and put your user name and password in.
http://www.gorean-shores.com/chatlogin.php

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 21st, 2017, 07:22am »

Ok so login to the chat as a guest and choose forum.. What time is the discussion? I am on East coast of the US ...
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