Fifth Month
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Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


Here are relevant references from the Books where a whips in general 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

I tried to rise to my feet, but the weight was too much. I heard the hiss of a whip and gritted my teeth as the leather coil bit at my flesh.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 86

Amidst the burning of the lash wounds I felt the cold air of the dungeon on my back. The whip had opened my tunic, I would be bleeding. I turned to look at the man who had spoken. It was he who held the whip. I noted grimly that its leather was wet with my blood.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 87

The first man to reach me was the man in wrist straps, his face livid with rage. He savagely struck me across the face with his coiled whip. "Sleen," cried he, "you have spoiled the Amusements of Tharna!"
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 116

The Whip Slave, another of the slaves of Tharna, but one in charge of the chain, was pleased with his task. Though he might never see the light of the sun, yet it was he who held the whip, he who was Ubar in this macabre dungeon.

The slaves tensed, their eyes fixed on the trough. The whip lifted. When it fell, that would be the signal that they might rush to the trough.

There was pleasure in the eyes of the Whip Slave as he enjoyed the tormenting moment of suspense which his uplifted whip inflicted on the ragged, hungry slaves.

The whip cracked. "Feed!" he shouted.
Outlaw of Gor     Book 2     Page 151

Beside him, coiled, perhaps as a symbol of power, lay a bosk whip.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 43

"Let me test your grip," said one of the captains. "I use only strong men on my ships."

He extended his hand.

In an instant he was screaming for mercy.

"Stop, Slave!" cried the slave master, striking me with the butt of his whip.

I released the man's hand, not having chosen to break it.
Raiders of Gor     Book 6     Page 181

I opened the whip, letting the broad, soft leather fall loose.
Tribesmen of Gor     Book 10     Page 356

"Away," said the driver, "before I use the whip on you!"

"Stop!" she wept. "Stop!" Then she ran to the head of the tharlarion and seized its halter. The beast grunting, slowed, dragging the girl's weight; she clung fiercely to the halter; it moved its head about, pulling her about, from side to side, shaking her; it tossed its head impatiently upward, lifting her literally from the ground. But she held firmly to the halter and was then, in a moment, still clinging to it, again on the ground. The beast stopped.
The driver angrily rose in his place and the long whip lashed out.
Mercenaries of Gor     Book 21     Page 41

I folded back the blades of the whip and inserted them in their clip, near the butt end of the staff. By means of the hook at the end of the butt, I attached the whip to my belt.
Mercenaries of Gor     Book 21     Page 367

The third man went to the table, that on which rested the attaché case. He removed an object from the case. I gasped in terror. He handed it to the man in front of me. It was a whip. It had a single, stout, coiled lash.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 36

The whip is an excellent mnemonic device. The girl who receives a lash, or lashes, for an error, seldom repeats it.
Magicians of Gor     Book 25     Page 343

He looked much as he had before, robed, and such, save that now, as he reclined in the curule chair, across his knees there lay a whip.
. . .

"I think I will beat you," he said. She sensed that the blade of the whip was shaken free.
. . .

He threw the whip to one side.

"The beating was nothing," he said, angrily. "It was not the five-bladed Gorean slave lash. You were not even tied at a ring."
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Pages 82 - 90

Then I was put under the slave whip of Gor     .

I am sure the beating was light, and intended to be more informative than anything else, but, still, I had, for the first time in my life, felt the flexible broad-bladed, five-stranded Gorean slave lash, designed specifically for the discipline of female slaves, a lash designed to punish but not to mark.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Pages 69 - 70

"What if we are not sold?" I asked.

"The masters would be displeased," she said. "It is common to whip a girl who is not sold."
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 126

"She will prove satisfactory," said the fellow. "The whip will see to it."
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 148

"Please do not whip me!" I said.

"Do you deserve to be whipped?" he asked.

"I trust not, Master!" I said.

"Do not all kajirae deserve to be whipped?" he asked.

"I trust not, Master!" I said.
"But they are slaves," he said.

"Even so," I said.

"Surely they know what they have done, or failed to do, even if masters do not," he said, "and thus well know, given their lapses and faults, however infrequent or slight, which may have escaped the notice of the masters, how richly they deserve to be whipped, and, accordingly, should have no objection whatsoever, to having the lash at any time well laid upon them."
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Pages 161 - 162

Slaves, as other animals, are seldom whipped on Gor. The reason for that is simple, and obvious. The slave, subject to the whip and knowing herself so, is careful to avoid it, insofar as it lies in her power. She does her best to satisfy her master, and in all the ways of the slave, all of them. And, obviously, she who satisfies a man fully has little, if anything, to fear. Thus, it is she who is primarily responsible for keeping the whip on its peg. She is, of course, subject to discipline, and this encourages diligence. The female slave is far more likely to be beaten by a free woman than a free man. To the free man she is a joy and treasure; to the free woman she is a hated reproach and rival.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 162

"Go downstairs," said the beast to the Lady Bina. "Fetch a slave whip."

"They have no slave," she said.

"They will have such a device," he said.

I did not doubt it.

Such things are common in a Gorean household. Delia companion of Epicrates, a free woman, I was sure, would not be without one. Who knew when a slave, perhaps near the shop at a fountain, on the street might be displeasing? Free women, abroad, often have a switch about their person.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 223

I looked to the slave whip suspended from its peg on the wall. I feared that simple implement, so useful in establishing and maintaining diligence amongst kajirae. It is seldom used, if ever, but it will be used, we know, if we are not pleasing.
Conspirators of Gor     Book 31     Page 555

"I trust the alcove is well furnished," I said, "with various instruments, a switch, a whip such things."

"Of course," he said.
Smugglers of Gor     Book 32     Page 74

There are many forms of discipline, of course. The switch and whip are but two.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Page 61

Kurik then, to my relief, folded the blades of the whip about the handle, clipped them closed, and hooked the handle at his belt.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 464

Looking up, I saw that he had hooked the whip on his belt.
Quarry of Gor     Book 35     Page 30

Those who do not fear the whip have not felt it. The whip, even hanging inertly on its peg, keeps a girl well in her place.
Quarry of Gor     Book 35     Page 70

I hurried quickly past a shop featuring binding straps, switches, and whips, many of the latter items colorfully beaded.
Quarry of Gor     Book 35     Page 140

I heard the snapping of a whip, sharp, loud, like the report of a rifle, only feet away.
Treasure of Gor     Book 38     Page 85

The stroke of some whips can literally cut open the sacking on a girl's back.
Treasure of Gor     Book 38     Page 138


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