Fifth Month
Passage Hand
Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


These are relevant references from the Books where Wardens are 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

There are wardens who watch the trees, guarding against illegal cutting and pasturage, and inspectors who, each year, tally and examine them. The wardens are also responsible, incidentally, for managing and improving the woods. They do such work as thinning and planting, and trimming, and keeping the protective ditch in repair. They are also responsible for bending and fastening certain numbers of young trees so that they will grow into desired shapes, usually to be used for frames, and stem and sternposts. Individual trees, not in the preserves, which are claimed by Port Kar, are marked with the seal of the arsenal. The location of all such trees is kept in a book available to the Council of Captains.
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 141

Cuwignaka nodded, recognizing the justice of this view. It was not Hci, so to speak, who was being obeyed, but rather a duly constituted authority, an officer, a constable or warden in such matters.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 11

"But you did not listen," said Hci. "You chose, rather, to deliberately disobey a warden of the hunt."
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 67

"You might be spared," he said. "You might be enclosed in a cage, suspended in the piazza. Others might then learn from your fate a lesson. You might be put in a dozen chains and flung into the deepest dungeon in the city. Perhaps then, eventually, you would be forgotten, save perhaps by a warden and some urts. You might even be kept chained in the public tarsk pens, in the mud, for years, there to compete naked, mocked by all, for your swill."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 209

The "Tarsk," the pit master, or, to use his more exact title, the depth warden, was still at the table.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 302

"It was your aide," I said. "I only conveyed your please to the depth warden. Had I not do so, in some failure to comply with your request, I might have risked serious discipline."

"Nonetheless, I am grateful!" she exclaimed. "You need not, I am sure, have conveyed my pleas. You might even have managed somehow to escape punishment for the inadvertence. Since my care was put in your keeping I have not even seen the depth warden. He might never have known. You might have pretended to misunderstand, or forget, or you might have denied that such pleas were made."

"In such a matter," I said, "your word would be taken over mine."

"How vulnerable are slaves!" she marveled.

"Yes," I said, climbing upward. "We are vulnerable."

"But you could have conveyed my pleas in such a manner as to have had them discounted, or rejected as haughty demands, or such."

I was silent.

"You must have enjoined them upon the depth warden with sympathy."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 315

Specifically, I think it was useful to have had to explicitly, frequently, and humbly address the depth warden as "sir," which practice apparently, in its present authentic form, began on that day, to know that she was not permitted to attempt to interfere with the latching of the cage, and might thus, at any moment, walking or sleeping, be plunged into the pool, to the creatures which frequented it, and, perhaps most significantly, to learn that she, though a free woman, was being housed in a slave cage.
. . .
She had began soon after that, as I had learned from the brunette, Fina, she preferred by the pit master, who slept at his feet, to kneel in the cage at the approach of the pit master, the depth warden, who commonly attended to her.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 316

"It is the pit master, the depth warden, really, ultimately," I said. "who permits such things."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 334

"You are in the presence of a warden of our city, Lady," said the clerk. "It is in his keeping that you will find yourself until your disposition is clear."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 540

"You may begin," she said, "by removing these horrid bracelets and this obscene leash!"
"They are the devices," said he, "of your current keeper, a warden of the city."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 542

The jailer, the warden of the cliff cells, Tenrik, in whose care I had first been in this city, had come out upon the plank and brought me back to safety, before I might fall.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 649

The container was transparent, and had there been wardens or guards, visitors or bystanders, the container's occupants would have been in public view.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 62

"Do jailers or wardens enter the cage?" I asked.
Warriors of Gor     Book 37     Page 230


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