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Slave Duties

These are quotes from the Books I have found to be of interest on the topic of Slave Duties.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
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She had not prepared herself a portion but, after I had been served, had knelt silently to one side, back on her heals in the position of a Tower Slave, a slave to whom largely domestic duties would be allotted in the Gorean apartment cylinders.
Priest-Kings of Gor     Book 3     Page 45

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 blanket and mat. The stones of the floor are hard and the Gorean nights are 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     Book 3     Page 67

Moreover, even if she is never enslaved, she is familiar with the duties of slaves and what is expected of them; if she should be enslaved she will know, on the whole, what is expected of her, what is permitted her and what is not; moreover, the Gorean girl is literally educated, fortunately or not, to the notion that it is of great importance to know how to please men; accordingly, even girls who will be free companions, and never slaves, learn the preparation and serving of exotic dishes, the arts of walking, and standing and being beautiful, the care of a man's equipment, the love dances of their city, and so on.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 63

"For," said Kamchak, "among your other tasks, my dear, you will perform for this barbarian the duties of a female serving slave."
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 136

Then, two or three other groups of Tuchuk girls straggled in, each leading some wretched wench who had but hours before owned them. These girls they forced to comb their hair and wash their feet before the tables, performing the duties of serving slaves. Later they made some of them dance for the men.
Nomads of Gor     Book 4     Page 254

All three girls, in the last week, were taught certain standard answers to certain standard questions put to them by Flaminius, whether they agreed with them or not. These questions, to which simple, standard, memorized answers were to be promptly volunteered, were put to them over and over, until they, even Phyllis, responded without thinking. Certain of these questions and answers, suggesting their nature, would be;

Q: What are you?
A: I am a slave girl.

Q: What is a slave girl?
A: A girl who is owned.

Q: Why do you wear a brand?
A: To show that I am owned.

Q: Why do you wear a collar?
A: That men may know who owns me.

Q: What does a slave girl want more than anything?
A: To please men.

Q: What are you?
A: I am a slave girl.

Q: What do you want more than anything?
A: To please men.

There is, beyond these, an entire set of questions and answers, some of them considerably more detailed, and involving standard responses to simple questions pertaining to such matters as history and psychology.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Pages 197 - 198

A good deal of the training of the slave girl, surprisingly, to my naive mind, was in relatively domestic matters. For example, the Pleasure Slave, if she is trained by a good house, must also be the master of those duties commonly assigned to Tower Slaves. Accordingly, they must know how to cut and sew cloth, to wash garments and clean various types of materials and surfaces, and to cook an extensive variety of foods, from the rough fare of Warriors to concoctions which are exotic almost to the point of being inedible.
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 204

"Cara," said I, "see that this girl is taught the duties of a female slave."
"Yes, Master," said Cara. She led Sheera away. Sheera looked at me, over her shoulder.
She would be taught to cook, to sew, to iron and wash clothing.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 92

When a city falls, the daughters of such families are most avidly sought by the conquerors as slaves. Their first duty, naked and collared, is to serve the conquerors at their victory feast.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 172

"What is the duty of a slave girl," I inquired.
"Absolute obedience," she said, frightened.
"What are you?" I inquired.
"A slave girl," she said.
"What is your duty?" I asked.
"Absolute obedience," she cried out.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 258

"We shall take you with us, Slave," said the leader.
Tina's eyes shone. "Thank you, Master!" she breathed.
"Your duties will be heavy," he told her. "You will please us when it is our wish, and when it is not our wish, you will prepare food for slaves, which you will serve to them."
"Very well, Master," said Tina.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 261

She had been of assistance, but she was only slave. It was the duty of a girl to be of use to her master.
Hunters of Gor     Book 8     Page 286

Pudding and Gunnhild knelt on the bench, snuggled against him, one on either side. But they did not run to fetch his mead. That duty, this night, befell another.
Hilda the Haughty, daughter of Thorgard of Scagnar, stripped as any bond-maid, from a large bronze vessel poured mead for the Forkbeard.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 129

I had little doubt that the daughter, or she who had once been the daughter, of Marlenus of Ar, properly instructed by the switch, would make an excellent addition to the slaves of the kitchen. Perhaps, before I chose my wench for the night, one of her duties might be to scrub the tiles of my chamber.
Marauders of Gor     Book 9     Page 295

The major duty of a slave girl, I suspected, was not to cook, or sew, or launder, but to give men lengthy, profound and exquisite pleasures, such as only a beautiful female could give a man, to be to him whatever he might wish, and to give to him all that he might command, and, to the extent of her beauty, ingenuity and imagination, a thousand times more.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 69

I was an Earth girl, true, but now I was only a slave girl. A slave girl is not only permitted to be responsive to men, but it is obligatory for her. It is a duty which, further, should she shirk, will be enforced upon her.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 90

"What is your duty?" asked my master.
"Absolute obedience," I replied, in Gorean.
He held the whip to my lips. I pressed my lips to it, and kissed it. "Absolute obedience," I said.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 106

"What is the duty of a slave girl?" he asked.
"Absolute obedience, Master," I whispered, frightened. "Absolute obedience."
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 117

The aura of his ownership enveloped me. I felt warm, and protected, and stimulated as a slave girl, warm in my master's furs. I wished that he, too, were in the furs, that I might perform delicious, servile duties for him, fitting for one who was only a lowly bond girl.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 168

Sandal Thong, one of the girls of Thurnus, who had assisted in the training pit, had left, too, now, to attend to other duties, including, the watering of the sleen.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 187

"Surely you know, Bran Loort," said Thurnus, "it is the duty of a slave girl to be fully and completely pleasing to men. Were she not so she would be subject to severe punishment, including even torture and death, should it be the master's wish."
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 226

"What are my duties?" I asked. "Exquisite beauty and absolute obedience," said Sucha.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 261

"I see by your silk," he said, "that you work in the Chatka and Curla."
"Yes, Master," I said.
"What is your duty there?" he asked.
"To please the customers of my master," I said.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 348

I left the alcove, to return to my duties on the floor, those of a paga slave.
Slave Girl of Gor     Book 11     Page 340

I looked down at the kneeling girls. "There are many men here," I said. "Doubtless they are quite hungry. Perhaps you should consider scurrying to the cook shack, to be about your duties."
"Yes, Master!" they cried.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 174

"Is it a slave girl's first duty to be interesting?" I asked.
"No," she said. "That is a concern of free women."
"What is the first duty of a slave girl?" I asked.
"To be pleasing to the master," she said.
Beasts of Gor     Book 12     Page 279

It is my conjecture that some ninety percent of Gorean slaves are female, and that some eighty percent of these fit into the category of slaves what must figure into their duties the serving of the pleasure of men.
Fighting Slave of Gor     Book 14     Page 163

"You performed your duties as a naked waitress well," I said, "expertly and deferentially."
"I do not wish to be killed," she said.
Rogue of Gor     Book 15     Page 29

"Your duties in this house, Lola," I told her, "will be numerous and complex. In particular, you will be a house slave. You will dust and clean the house, and keep it neat. You will mend and sew. You will wash and iron clothing. You will shop, and cook and serve. All manners of domestic tasks, trivial and servile, unfit for free women, will be yours."
"Yes, Master," she said.
"Too, you will take orders in this house from Lady Beverly, Miss Henderson, who is a free woman in the house, as you would from me, but you are to remember always that it is I who own you, and not she."
"Yes, Master," she said. "But for such a handsome Master am I to be only a house slave?"
"Foremost among your duties," I said, "for you are beautiful, will be to attend to the pleasures of your Master."
"Yes, Master," she said.
Rogue of Gor     Book 15     Page 130 - 131

The hair of slave girls, incidentally, unless shaved or shortened as a punishment, is usually worn long. There is more, cosmetically, which can be done with long hair and such hair, too, is often useful in the performance of intimate duties for her master.
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 118

"What are the duties of a slave?" I asked.
"They are complex, and manifold, Master," she said.
"Speak generally," I said.
"We are to be absolutely docile," she said, "totally obedient and fully pleasing."
"Are there any qualifications to that?" I asked.
"No, Master," she said, "there are no qualifications. We are slave."
"And are you prepared to fulfill the duties of a slave?" I asked.
"Yes, Master," she said, "and I must, Master, for I am a slave."
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 184 - 185

"I will not please warriors," said Cuwignaka.
"That is the first duty of a woman," said Canka, "to obey men, and be pleasing to them."
Savages of Gor     Book 17     Page 323

"Oh," she said. The position of the tower slave, in most cities, is very similar to that of the pleasure slave. The major difference is that the tower slave, whose duties are commonly, primarily, domestic, kneels with her knees in a closed position, whereas the pleasure slave, in a symbolic recognition of the fuller nature of her bondage, and its most significant aspects, kneels with them in an open position.
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 107

My duties were light, usually those of a maid, dusting and cleaning, making beds, tidying rooms, and such. Sometimes, too, I helped in the kitchen.
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 280

"You must, accordingly, strive to understand, relate to, serve and please the unique master in each man. You must bring your own individual personalities and talents to bear on his challenge. Try in your uniqueness to be perfect and special for him in his uniqueness. Read him. Learn him. Become acutely aware of him. Be sensitive to his moods, and his changes. Find out what he wants from you, and then see that he gets it, and more. Find out what he wants you to be and then be it, beyond his wildest dreams. Remember that you are the slave. You exist for his service and pleasure."
Kajira of Gor     Book 19     Page 293

"Go, seek out your own master," I said. "See that you give him even more pleasure than you did me."
"Yes, Master," she smiled, and turned, disappearing into the crowd. A slave girl's first duty is to her own master.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 64

I reached to the wall and took a slave whip from its hook. Such things are common in the alcoves of inns and taverns on Gor. They help a girl be mindful of her duties.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 115

"Sometimes, too, I gather," she whispered, "the slave must serve in varieties of manners regardless of her desires of the moment or will."
"Of course," I said.
"She is at the master's disposal, completely, for all forms of work and duties."
"Yes," I said.
"She is to be diligent and obedient in all things," she said.
"Yes," I said.
"That, too," she whispered, "is rewarding and gratifying."
"Really?" I said.
"Yes," she whispered. "Very much so."
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 176

"You will cook, sew and wash for him, and perform for him all the other duties of the female slave. You will be to him in all things as his own slave. You will serve him in all ways, intimate or otherwise, and perfectly, as he may wish or direct."
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 255

Too, I had come to the floor late, Tupita having assigned me cleaning duties in the slave area.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Page 221

The fellow moved himself to a sitting position, and sat them, half asleep, on the furs.

"Here," I whispered, again.

He blinked, sleepily, in my direction. He then went to all fours, to crawl toward me.

I did not know if he could reach me.

"Open your arms," he said, slowly.

I could smell his breath, heavy with drink, and garlic, and herbs, across the furs. I opened my arms, obediently, to him. Slave girls are not permitted to be fastidious. We must take what comes. What matters is that these fellows have paid their fees to our masters. Accordingly we must serve them with enthusiasm, skill and passion. They have paid their money. We must thus see to it that we are marvels to them, that we serve them with eagerness and perfection. This is not a matter, incidentally, of serving regardless of our will and possible desires, or in spite of them, but of actually adjusting our will and desires, in such a way that they now find expression and fulfillment even in such service. To be sure, some men enjoy taking a woman who hates them, and whom they hate, and reducing her to a panting, pleading slave, begging for a continuation of their touch, which they may then either grant or deny her, as it pleases them.
Dancer of Gor     Book 22     Pages 311 - 312

"Such she-tarsks are worthless," he said. "She probably doesn't even know what to do with her toes."
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 108

One of the duties of these women, many of high caste, now enslaved, would doubtless be the tending of the soldiers' gardens.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 389

"And what are the duties of a slave?" I asked.
"She will learn that from her master," she said. "Typically, she will cook and clean for him, and shop for him, and launder and sew for him, such things."
. . .
Ina, since her captivity, and her uncompromising subjection to men, had proved eager to perform such labors, and to be found pleasing in the doing of them. In them she found a felicitous and welcome reassurance, a delicious confirmation, of her subjection, Interestingly enough, such labors, too, given their meaning and what was involved in them, were extremely sexually charged for her, rather like the carrying out of a specific task commanded by a master, except on a more regular, pervasive basis. In the almost ubiquitous sexuality of the female obedience and service are arousing. In the performance of her duties she knows she is serving her master. Her day, thus, can be spent in a glow of pleasure.
"But are there no other duties?" I asked.
"A girl's first duty, of course, Master," she said, "is to be pleasing to her Master."
"In what way?" I asked.
"In any, and every way, of course, Master," she said shyly.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 443

She was, after all, a relatively new slave, and had been a house slave, apparently primarily consigned to domestic duties, serving table and such, and was now a field slave, whose primary services would presumably lie in such labors as the carrying of water and the hoeing of suls.
Magicians of Gor     Book 25     Page 314

"What are her duties?" asked a man.
"She will be one of the pit slaves," said the man in the chair, "kenneled like the others, serving like them, as the Tarsk directs."
"Beyond that, what are her special duties?" asked a man.
"These have been made clear to the Tarsk," said the man in the chair.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 232

"But with respect to her duties here, in connection with this prisoner," said the leader, "she is to be bare-breasted, and is to be given, at most, a string and slave strip."
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 375

It is seldom wise for a female slave to look directly into the eyes of a free woman.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 624

It is common for slave girls to assist and serve free men in their bath, washing them, applying oils, cleaning them, toweling them, applying lotions, kissing them intimately, serving their pleasure, and such. Ellen had been taught the bathing of free men in her training. It is one of many things in which female slaves are expected to be proficient.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 388

Q: What is that on your neck?
A: A collar.
Q: What sort of collar?
A: A slave collar.
Q: Why is it on you?
A: It is on me because I am a slave.
Q: What is a slave?
A: Property.
Q: And what are the duties of such a property?
A: To please her master, in all ways, to the best of her ability.
Q: Whose collar do you wear?
A: I wear your collar, Master.
Q: And what does that mean?
A: That I am your slave, Master.
Q: What, then, are your duties?
A: To please you, in all ways, to the best of my ability.
Q: Do you beg to be permitted to do this?
A: I do so beg, Master.
Q: And are you aware of the penalties for failing to be found fully pleasing, in all ways, to the best of your ability?
A: Yes, Master.
Q: And are you afraid?
A: Yes, Master.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 662

I include, in passing, for those who might find it of interest, the following brief, ritual dialogue, in the form of a simple question and answer, which, in certain cities, is not unusual between a master and his slave.
"What are you for?"
"To serve you, and give you pleasure, Master."
This exchange usually takes place in the morning, when the girl first kneels before the master.
In a sense, it begins her day. Too, of course, it may be required at any time, say before meals, before serving wine, before bedding her, putting her to use, and so on.
Swordsmen of Gor     Book 29     Page 350

Free women, I had learned, are not pleased to note slaves in converse. Perhaps they fear that slaves might be dallying, thus possibly neglecting their duties.
Plunder of Gor     Book 34     Page 185

"Clothe yourself," he said. "Return to your duties."

"Yes, Master," she said. "Thank you, Master."
Warriors of Gor     Book 37     Page 427


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