The second part in the series of slave protocol and expectations.  Master Gorm Runo is offering these classes every Monday at 7pm in second life in the Village of Tosar.  All are welcome to come and participate:

I wanted to start of today by discussing a couple of terms we will be using and get a clearer definition of them, so as to avoid confusion later on.


First, we are going to speak of rules and protocols and how they differ.  When there is a rule, it generally is very clear and very specific. It does not leave a lot of room for interpretation.  If it does, it is not a very good rule.


A protocol differs from the rule because it is a standard of behavior that is a bit flexible.
It is designed to give you tools to deal with unusual situations, or to situations where the rules do not apply.

I have always considered the understanding of protocols to be one of the defining characteristics of the Gorean Kajira.  It is almost to the level of an art form ,,,a skill that requires many traits unique to slave girls.  And it requires intelligence, and common sense, and good instincts. All qualities that Gorean slavers would be searching for in potential Earth girls to abduct and enslave in Gor.

——-NO IC/OOC————-

kajira at computer_001
Now, for the purposes of these classes, the House of Runo’s official position is that there is no OOC/IC  Our blog and our handouts stress this point.  Of course, those two things are not as simple as some make them.  So, to be clear.  We understand that there is very likely an OOC stage to most Second Life Gorean slave girls, but it exists outside of Second Life.  After you log out,,,it is like a different world.  Perhaps, but the standard here is consistent adherence to the role you have chosen.

—— Q&A ——-
Does any one have any questions on that? Perhaps, it is best they be asked before we proceed.
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): @
Gorm Runo: Ok, but to be clear. the role you have chosen in Second Life Gor is a separate matter than talking about non role play real life issues. For example, if I am talking to the Administrator , about the Rockies baseball game on Earth tonight, that is not the OOC I am speaking of.
Gorm Runo: go ahead rhiannon
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): typing that out and clarifying as well thank you, Master.
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): Was simply going to ask for clarification …
Gorm Runo: so, I am still me, and he is still the Administrator of this village, and we relate that way regardless of topic.
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): @
Gorm Runo: so, when we talk of Earth things, girls, you do it as kajira speaking to a Master
Gorm Runo: go ahead , tabi
[ rhiannon (rhiannon0327): yes, Master, and as a slave girl i don’t go to the Master Admin and attempt to tell him how to do his job … even though i may run a company on Earth and know how to organize things well or something .. here, i am a slave .. period.
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): done*
Gorm Runo: nods to rhiannon
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): So if I wanted to talk to you about, let’s say something that happened while at work in real life, but I do it here in second life, I would still do it in such a way that I am a slave talking to her Master. That’s what you mean, right Master?
Gorm Runo: yes, tabi, exactly.
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): frowns … @
Gorm Runo: yes, rhiannon
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): Wouldn’t that be something that you would only do in say .. a “family group” or something though Master? i mean .. wouldn’t that be in a very low protocol situation? That you should even bring up that sort of stuff anyways?
(rhiannon0327): done*
Gorm Runo: don’t jump ahead, rhiannon
Gorm Runo: smiles
TABI (Xtabi Galaxy) giggles
rhiannon (rhiannon0327): blushes, “yes, Master.”.


Ok,,,now we move to protocol and how that relates to what I have been saying.  Although there are as many variations of this as there are Masters, we will start simply with two.
I hate to call one “low protocol”, so I won’t  We have High Protocol, and Normal Protocol.
****This is important.****

There is a minimum standard of kajira behavior that applies regardless of level of protocol.  These are the basic things you are taught  – absolute obedience and exquisite beauty.   The grace, beauty, femininity,sexuality,service of a kajira does not really change when you move from protocol to protocol.  It is a constant standard.  So, the House of Runo recognizes two standards of protocol in Second Life Gor.

The normal protocol is more relaxed, less formal. Lets consider the matter of speech. The Gorean reality is that slave girls do not speak unless given permission.  However, it is a given that most Gorean Masters would give his slaves blanket permission to speak in normal protocol situations. They would understand they have it, and rather than grant it every time, he might restrict it if he wishes, with a “hush, girl.”

Using that criteria, what protocol are we in right now? any girl can answer.
[19:27] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): high protocol, Master?

Exactly.  None of you feel free to just speak out without permission in this class.  You shifted into a high protocol because you have common sense.  Likewise, ,,if we are in the tharl starting gate getting ready for a practice run,,,what is the speech protocol?
[19:29] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): Normal, Master.
[19:29] – Ϯɪɢɢƴ – (Kel Blindside): normal, Master
[19:29] Gorm Runo: thank you, rhiannon
[19:29] Gorm Runo: and tiggy


Ok,,,now another example. I bring five of you to the city of Besnit for a visit. I am leading you through the streets of the city and we are talking about the build, and this and that. It is obvious that the protocol is normal, and girls are chatting freely, and then we round the corner, and bump into a Warrior of the City. I should need little more than a wave of my hand, if even that, for all five girls to instantly recognize the need to up the protocol to High and recognize they do not have permission to speak unless it is given.

[19:33] Gorm Runo: is that example perfectly clear to all of you?
[19:33] bee (beaDumbledore): yes, Master
[19:33] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): Yes, Master
[19:33] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): yes, Master.
[19:33] Thaïs (LauraTarnsman): Yes, Master
[19:33] lilDevil (RachPerfferle2): yes Master
[19:33] – Ϯɪɢɢƴ – (Kel Blindside): yes, Master
[19:33] deka (andie35): @
[19:33] Yvaa: yes Master
[19:33] Dιdo (SeasidePurcell): Yes, Master
[19:33] Gorm Runo: yes, deka
[19:33] deka (andie35): yes Master
[19:33] Gorm Runo: ahh
[19:34] Gorm Runo: ok
[19:34] Gorm Runo: smiles

Ok,,,now,,,some of you might be thinking. wow, that is not always going to be easy. To read the situation and always get the protocol right.  It would be nice if Master turned around and said. “Ok, girls, high protocol now”, but, I think you all would agree, I would look much better if the five girls snapped into with a wave of my hand, while I dealt with the warrior.
[19:36] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): @
[19:36] rhiannon (rhiannon0327) nods nods


[19:36] Gorm Runo: yes, tabi
[19:36] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): In the almost 6 years i’ve been with you, Master, there have been a few times when it wasn’t very clear if it should be normal or high protocol, but I have to say in each of those times you did make it clear to us in one way or another.
[19:37] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): and honestly, those have been only a few times where it was unclear. Most times it’s very clear which protocol should be in effect. Done Master
[19:37] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): @
[19:38] Gorm Runo: I think that good slaves learn to read signals, body language, tone of voice, to get better handles on it, too. And I confess that I am bad because I tend to tease and that muddles the readings, but I do try to show control with as little outward flourish as possible. Men that do that impress me, so I expect it impresses others when I do it
[19:38] deka (andie35): @
[19:39] Gorm Runo: yes, rhiannon
[19:39] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): Thank you, Master.
[19:40] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): In the two years i have been yours i have been un-nerved by what i felt to be low protocol all the time ….was trained to be in High protocol all the time until told otherwise by the free .. would you say that at the HOR you feel it should be normal protocol all the time unless directed? And what exactly do you consider to be high protocol then please, Master?
[19:42] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): i can name things that to mean is simply .. kajira protocols … or standards of behavior … but, am not sure they would match up with yours …
[19:42] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): done*
[19:42] rhiannon (rhiannon0327): to me are simply *
[19:43] Gorm Runo: rhiannon, obviously, I can not give an answer to that question tonight. It is what these four whole classes are to answer. So, far we are addressing speech and permission for it.
[19:44] Gorm Runo: and it would seem to me that we would spend a lot more time in normal protocol here in second life Gor than high protocol. A village, or estate like Caer Cadarn would never get anything done if the slaves speech was high protocol all the time
[19:44] Gorm Runo: it is just more normal to be normal here in SL. but, that does not mean there are not high times, and we do need more of them. To impress slavery if no other reason
[19:45] Gorm Runo: go ahead, deka
[19:45] deka (andie35): so Mster as we are going thrugh the streets of some city
[19:45] deka (andie35): and we encounter a first girl
[19:45] deka (andie35): as many has obviouly butilt sictys
[19:45] deka (andie35): built citys
[19:46] deka (andie35): in gor
[19:46] deka (andie35): wahat would be the protocol
[19:46] deka (andie35): treat as normal slave
[19:46] deka (andie35): disrecepect
[19:46] deka (andie35): degailb
[19:47] deka (andie35): how Master
[19:49] Gorm Runo: well, I think that would depend on the situation. deka, if you are with me, you are going into high protocol because you are going to let me deal with the girl, so you would not speak. If I am not with you,,,you would certainly treat her with respect, and with high protocol behavior , if you recognize her as a “First girl”

[19:49] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): @
[19:49] deka (andie35): ty Master
[19:49] Gorm Runo: ok, tabi
[19:50] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): So my understanding Master, is that if we are alone walking through the city we can be in normal protocol, but as soon as citizens of the city are within earshot we snap into High Protocol, is that correct?
[19:50] Gorm Runo: exactly, tabi,
[19:50] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): Thank you Master.


ok,,, now, here is something that you all must understand above anything else.  Slavery is body control, behavior control, exploitation even to some degree, but it is not brainwashing or mind control.  The very idea is against everything even the books were saying about slaves, and there are many quotes ot back that up.  Why would we want intelligent girls if we were going to tell them how to behave?

So, make this separation.  The tools of being able to think and express your own thoughts as a slave are????
[19:53] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): @
[19:53] Gorm Runo: go tabi
[19:53] TABI (Xtabi Galaxy): Timing and Presentation, Master

[19:53] Gorm Runo: timing and presentation.  And it is pretty easy to see the connection between timing and presentation and normal and high protocol.  In high protocol, talking to rhiannons questions earlier, it is usually not a good time for expressing opinions, and taking radical stances. It is a time when a slave girl is “obscene and not heard” as the Gorean say.   It is a time of much more deference to the Masters and much more biting of lips, and holding of tongues.  Timing and high protocol behavior are closely related


And of course, presentation is a constant across the protocol spectrum. when is it a “right time” for a slave to be a bitch? or speak in an unpleasing manner? or be crude and nasty rather than graceful and soft spoken?
[19:58] Toki (FiFi Darkfury): never!
[19:59] Gorm Runo: smiles
[19:59] Toki (FiFi Darkfury): opps\\
[19:59] deka (andie35): smiles
[19:59] Gorm Runo: correct
[19:59] GeneChico tugs on the leash hard

[19:59] Thaïs (LauraTarnsman): @
[19:59] Gorm Runo: yes, thais
[20:00] Thaïs (LauraTarnsman): Master, often in the books slaves are very harsh with each other, and competitive. Do you think that manner extends to when slaves are interacting only with each other, out of range of the frees?
[20:00] Thaïs (LauraTarnsman): #done
[20:02] Gorm Runo: yeah,,,that is a interesting protocol switch. I have learned through experience that slave girls, heck, females, fighting among themselves is something that chills the blood of most Men.
[20:03] Gorm Runo: but, the protocol is this. you can be pulling each other’s hair out when alone, but when Master walks in, it better jump to high protocol fast and you kneel with big smiles and grins, like good little sissies, until he leaves again.
[20:04] Gorm Runo: and in most of the book examples, the behavior went on under the radar at least, if not out of the sight of Masters


[20:04] Gorm Runo: deka, go ahead
[20:04] Thaïs (LauraTarnsman): Thank you Master.
[20:04] deka (andie35): smiles at thais comment and you anwered perfect Master
[20:05] deka (andie35): not expect to be my frined with push of button
[20:05] Gorm Runo: ok,,it is past the hours
[20:05] Gorm Runo: we should stop
[20:05] Gorm Runo: I think we made progress
[20:06] Gorm Runo: and laid a foundation
[20:06] Gorm Runo: rhiannon wants rules and specifics, and she will get them now, but we all needed to be on the same page with terms.
[20:07] Gorm Runo: smiles
[20:07] Gorm Runo: ok,,,class is dismissed for tonight.
[20:07] – Ϯɪɢɢƴ – (Kel Blindside): stops writing and saves the notes… ready to hand out for all..