Fifth Month
Passage Hand
Year 10,174 Contasta Ar


These are relevant references from the Books where Diplomat 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

"But the Others," said Misk, "are not inactive." He looked down at me. "Movements of probe ships appear to have been coordinated from the surface. It is possible the Others of the ships have made contact with those permitted to live on the planet, under our laws. Moreover, within the last five years, for the first time, the Others have made diplomatic contacts with humans." Misk's antennae suddenly focused intently on me. "It is apparently their intention," said he, "to acquire influence in cities, to win humans to their side, to equip and lead them in war on Priest-Kings."
Assassin of Gor     Book 5     Page 69

"Logic is as neutral as a knife," he said.

"But what of truth?" I asked.

"Truth is more troublesome," he admitted.

"I think you would make an excellent diplomat," I said.

"I have been a fraud and charlatan all my life," said Ayari. "There would thus be no transition to make."
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 223

I wished to make such declarations for various reasons. First I thought it possible that some of the blacks in the room, besides Shaba and Msaliti, perhaps close counselors of Bila Huruma, might know Gorean. It was important to me to seem to be truly an envoy from Teletus. Secondly, I thought it might be amusing to try my hand at diplomatic bombast. I seldom received such an opportunity, and I have always been impressed by that sort of thing. I gathered, from the looks of those about, that the sort of things I said were the usual sorts of things, mostly vacuous, which are said upon such occasions. This pleased me. Thirdly, I think I might have enjoyed discomfiting Msaliti, hoisting him, so to speak, by his own petard.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 233

My false identity, that which Msaliti had constructed for me, as an envoy of Teletus would not then, in the circumstances, any longer protect me. Any diplomatic immunity, so to speak, which I might have possessed would, in the circumstances, have been stripped away from me.
Explorers of Gor     Book 13     Page 240

"Doubtless some will survive," I said.

"Perhaps like Dust Legs," said Cuwignaka, "traders, diplomats, interpreters, serving the needs of others, not as Ubars of the plains, as masters of the grasslands in their own right."
Blood Brothers of Gor     Book 18     Page 271

As rumor has it, Clearchus was a famous brigand of some two centuries ago who decided to legitimize and regularize his brigandage. He proclaimed his area of operations a Ubarate, proclaimed himself its Ubar, and then proceeded to impose taxes and levy tolls. Interestingly enough, in time, several cities accorded this Ubarate diplomatic recognition, generally in return for concessions on the taxes and tolls. Finally a large force of mercenaries, in the hire of the merchant caste, in a campaign that lasted several months, put an end to the spurious reign of Clearchus, driving him from the forest and scattering his men. It is generally conceded, however, that had Clearchus had more men he might have turned out to be the founder of a state.
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 100

"Of course," he said. "But she is not now in high favor with Belnar."

"Why not?" I asked.

"For many reasons," he said. "For example, she had Bosk of Port Kar in her very grasp and let him escape. She lost important diplomatic communications, permitting herself to be tricked out of them. I even found her chained like a slave under a table near the Sardar fairgrounds. Now I find her the helpless captive of this same Bosk of Port Kar and clad only in a sack!"
Players of Gor     Book 20     Page 261

I noted he wrapped the strap of the pouch he carried about his left arm, three or four times. I supposed, like many such pouches, diplomatic pouches, so to speak, the strap would be cored with wire, and, inside, within the pouch itself, between the leather and a presumed lining, there would be a pattern of interlinked rings. These precautions make the pouch immune to the customary approaches of the cutpurse.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 113

The patrols, which were thick in the vicinity, given my habiliments and accouterments, and my brandished pouch, presumably a diplomatic one, had taken me for a courier.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 149

"Admit me!" I called. "Look! I have a diplomatic pouch, too, taken from a courier of Artemidorus. It may contain matters of moment! Admit me."
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 180

"Release me," I said. "Take me to Aemilianus! The message in my pouch is for him. He may be, too, interested in the contents of the diplomatic pouch. I do not know. I took it from a courier of Artemidorus, south of here, on the Vosk Road, at an inn, the Crooked Tarn!"
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 182

I turned my attention to the man. He had, with him, on his lap, the diplomatic pouch, opened, and the letter cylinder, taken from my pouch. It had been sealed with wax and ribbon, the wax bearing the seal of Gnieus Lelius, regent of Ar.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 186

"Do you know the contents of the diplomatic pouch, for, indeed, it seems to be such."

"No," I said. "As you must have seen, its seal was unbroken."
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 188

I was not surprised that Aemilianus was less certain what to do with me. My own case, in his mind, must seem somewhat ambiguous. Why, for example, would I not have been dealt with directly in Ar, if they were convinced that I was truly a spy? Too, there was the matter of the documents in the diplomatic pouch.
Renegades of Gor     Book 23     Page 217

I saw that the lad was polite. Such hard bread, and such rations, are commonly found in the packs of soldiers. Some fellows claim to like it. Plenius, for example, had been hoarding a bit of it for weeks. On the other hand, perhaps it was merely that he could not bring himself to eat it, that he was hoarding it merely as a last resort against the ravages of imminent starvation. Certainly he had volunteered it for our needs quickly enough. On the other hand, he probably did like it. Indeed, I myself was not unfond of such rations, at least upon occasion. To be sure, I would not recommend them for the pièce de résistance at an important diplomatic banquet, if only to avoid the possible precipitation of war.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Page 349

At our request, they found for him a uniform of Cos, probably one which they had been given as a diplomatic gift, or one of several for use in approaching Cosian patrols.
Vagabonds of Gor     Book 24     Pages 369 - 370

"Forgive me, Ubara," said he, "if I have offended you. I am not a courtier, not a diplomat. I am a soldier, a plain man, and I speak bluntly."
Magicians of Gor     Book 25     Page 157

I might receive further training. I might be displayed with pride to a master's acquaintances, or perhaps, as a state slave, to foreign diplomats or merchants. I would not need to fear the lash like a common girl. I might be often called to the couch of high men, to kneel there, belled and perfumed, and kiss the coverlets, and then, bidden, to insinuate myself sinuously into their arms.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 221

Incidentally, even free men, brought to this city on diplomatic missions, on commercial ventures, and such, are brought here hooded. The location of the city is supposedly a secret, known only to its citizens.
Witness of Gor     Book 26     Page 417

"Ar is the largest, most populous city in the northern latitudes," said the girl. "But due to the disappearance of her Ubar, Marlenus of Ar, and diplomatic treachery, she has succumbed to a coalition of enemy forces, largely those of Cos and Tyros. She is supposedly now ruled by Talena, the daughter of Marlenus of Ar, a puppet Ubara in the keeping of Cos and Tyros.
Prize of Gor     Book 27     Page 229

But then Lord Grendel had turned away, with Statius, and others, to confer on matters of policy, diplomatic and military.
Kur of Gor     Book 28     Page 536

Doubtless some of these were intended to locate and ascertain the numbers and dispositions of Lord Yamada's forces in the vicinity, but others were apparently of a much subtler nature, some to instigate apprehension which might spread naturally to the enemy, with appeals to fear and superstition, and others of a more prosaic, diplomatic nature.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 386

The fifty some slaves taken from the compound were an ingredient in these various diplomatic missions. They were apportioned, along with other gifts, among the daimyos.
Mariners of Gor     Book 30     Page 387

Lord Yamada, on the other hand, I suspected, despite his alleged fear of its awakening, presumably manufactured for diplomatic reasons, would view such claims as preposterous, spun from no more than the fumes of benighted superstition.
Rebels of Gor     Book 33     Pages 145 - 146

"It is easy to see," I said, "why the robes of a courtier might not hang well on the body of a Nicomachos of Cos. He is short-tempered, rude, outspoken, and impatient. He despises mediocrity. Its triumph over him, accordingly, is particularly galling. I would suppose he lacks diplomatic skills. I would guess he fails to pretend to admire those whom he despises, and is reluctant, as many, to coat his tongue with the oil of lies."
Avengers of Gor     Book 36     Page 244

I had the sense that the tall, brush-bearded, cloaked figure in the shadows might himself have had reservations pertaining to the open welcoming of a diplomat or delegation from the dreaded, hostile polity of Ar.
Warriors of Gor     Book 37     Page 65

"I was in Ar at the time of the Occupation, stationed in the office of diplomatic records," he said. "I accompanied the withdrawal."
Warriors of Gor     Book 37     Page 76

I was sure that we had looked upon one of the two large, hollow steel balls, or artificial moons, or worlds, I had detected long ago at the observatory. It was now hard to detect in the bright sky but it was there, somewhere between us and the common star that gave warmth, light, and health to both Earth and Gor. I suspected that it had held itself waiting and poised, to an orbit for months, but had now, for some reason, broken that orbit. Had it waited until Kurii of the faction of Pompilius had now occupied predetermined positions, perhaps in the valley of the Vosk? Had some diplomatic or political difficulty on some remote steel world finally been resolved, clearing the way for bringing a plan to fruition?
Treasure of Gor     Book 38     Page 522

Here on Gor, of course, such technologies were denied to humans. It seemed the Sardar saw to that. What rational form of life would allow infants to amuse themselves with matches and dynamite? But what Kur, already in possession of a formidable technology would deny himself the least enhancement of his personal power, unless for diplomatic or prudential reasons? It did not seem to me at all impossible then that some private channel of communication might exist, or have lain ready for employment in a case of emergency, between, say, the Beast Caves and the Sardar.
Treasure of Gor     Book 38     Page 533

"Slaves, about and not noticed, unseen, so to speak, coming and going, serving, are often better informed than legates, ambassadors, and diplomats."
Treasure of Gor     Book 38     Page 581


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