Fifth Month
Passage Hand
Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


These are relevant references from the Books where Official is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.

I wish you well,

Supporting References

I was surprised, for this was the first time I had known that my father had been War Chieftain of the city, or that he was even now its supreme civil official, for that matter, that the city was named Ko-ro-ba, a now archaic expression for a village market.
Tarnsman of Gor     Book 1     Page 58

The High Council receiving the promise of Minus Tentius Hinrabius to depart from the city, did not inflict officially the penalty of exile.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 235

The auctioneer conferred with a market official, who kept lists of lot numbers and confirmed the bids and final sale with the buyers or their agents at the side of the block.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 297

"Perhaps also," I suggested, "in uniting the islands there might be some measure of protection gained from the officials of Port Kar."

"Officials?" she asked. "Ah, yes, the collectors of the taxes, in the names of various Ubars, who may or may not have a current ascendancy in the city."

"And would there not be some measure of protection against," I asked, "the simple slavers of Port Kar?"

"Perhaps," she said. She spoke bitterly. "The difference between the collector of taxes and the slaver is sometimes less than clear."
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 32

"Anticipating such a desire," laughed Verna, "we had written confirmation of the enactment, signed with the seal of Marlenus himself. Further, documents proclaiming the disowning, officially notarized with the seals of Ar and Marlenus, will soon be posted in all the major Gorean cities."
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 131

"No!" she had cried. "I am free!" Officers of the court, by order of the magistrate, removed her garments. If she were free, the slaver would be impaled. When her last garment had been torn away, there was applause in the court. The girl stood there. On her thigh was the brand. She was braceleted and leashed, and given to the slaver. He led her, weeping, away to his slave chain.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 156

Most of those in the Tahari who sit upon the rugs of office are those who are the descendants of men who ruled, in ruder days, scimitar in hand, from the high, red leather of the kaiila saddle. The forms change but, in the Tahari, as elsewhere, order, justice and law rest ultimately upon the determination of men, and steel.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 151

A beautiful slave girl, of course, has no official or legal power. Yet it would be naive to underestimate the weight and influence of her beauty, her vulnerability and service. Her display and submission behaviors, and performances, surely influence to a considerable extent the treatment she is likely to receive at the hands of a master.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 341

The unauthorized rape of slave girls, without the permission of their masters, is officially frowned on in most cities, but, too, it is as often winked at.
Guardsman of Gor     Book 16     Page 184

Most seating, however, in Gorean theaters, except for certain privileged sections, usually reserved for high officials or the extremely wealthy, is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 109

Such troupes, incidentally, must petition for the right to perform within a city. Usually a sample performance, or a part of a performance, is required, staged before the high council, or a committee delegated by such a council. Sometimes the actresses are expected to perform privately, being "tested," so to speak, for selected officials. If the troupe is approved it may, for a fee, be licensed.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 10

"As I may remind you, my dear," said Boots, patiently, "you are no longer of high caste nor of the scribes. Similarly, as I am sure you will recognize, at least upon reflection, you now have no standing before the law. You are now of no more interest to magistrates, in their official capacities, as opposed to their private capacities, than would be an urt or a sleen."
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 201

"A body was found, that of an official of Venna, an aedile, I think."
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 336

"The situation is reputed to stand thus," said Aemilianus. "Supposedly, over two months ago, I, and my high officers, and the caste officials, and councils of the city, treasonously, and without a fight, surrendered Ar's Station to a delegation of Cosians. In return for this perfidy we received much gold and were granted safe passage to Port Cos, within whose walls we are to receive domicile and security."
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 419
In a moment or two, I stopped a few yards from a registration desk. There one of Ina's pursuers, I recognized him from earlier, was making inquiries of one of the five camp prefects, fellows under the camp praetor. The perfects are identified by five slash marks, alternately blue and yellow, the slavers' colors, on their left sleeve, the praetor himself by nine such stripes, and lesser officials by three.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 453

The original time of the assignation, conveyed to the slave, which he, in turn, would have conveyed to his master, was the seventh Ahn. Accordingly the master, and presumably two magistrates, who would act as official witnesses and be officers versed in certain matters, would wish to arrive early, presumably about half past the sixth Ahn, or, at any rate, at a decent interval before the seventh Ahn.
Magicians of Gor     Book 25     Page 414

But the leader, as he was that, and we shall call him Archon, to utilize a Gorean title for a variety of civic officials, removed the sheath and dagger from the remains of the Kur harness he wore and handed it to Cabot.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 180

Similarly, as a contract woman whose contract was held by so high-ranking an official as a daimyo, in this case Lord Nishida she would have for most practical purposes, most of the time, a complete liberty of movement within the holding.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 137

Fishing villages, of course, share portions of their catch, fresh or dried, with their patrons and protectors, these goods gathered by low-level administrative officials.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 181

Recognizing this temporary impasse, and being unclear as to the extent of matters, frantic officials, while summoning and organizing a relieving force, had ordered the ringing of the alarm bars.
Warriors of Gor     Book 37     Page 186


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