Second Life Goreans and Technology

Anyone who has read even one of the Gorean novels by John Norman will know that the Goreans didn’t have advanced technology.  The Priest Kings, the ruling beings on the planet, prevented the Goreans from developing technology beyond that of what is basically the Medieval era.  However, there was one area in which the Goreans excel, or rather were allowed to excel.  That was in the area of medicine, which is far advanced in many ways than the medicine on Earth.

Yet, as Second Life Goreans we frequently make use of technology starting from using our computers to log into the virtual world of Second Life Gor.  While in Second Life we further make use of more advanced technology as we make use of mental telepathy (IM or PM), instant travel (teleportation), using super-human powers to lift large stones and build great cities in a few days, “Mary Poppins” type pockets in which whole villages can be hidden, or omniscience (reading profiles to learn about someone).


Let’s start with the first two, mental telepathy and teleportation.  Even the most “By the book” sim within Second Life will make use of these two super powers.  For instance, there are Free in the inn needing service (they wouldn’t be in the tavern because… well, that’s a whole different blog post).  They look around and not a slave to be found.  Suddenly they enter the supernatural super highway and send out the call via personal message or group message to call for slaves to come serve.  If they are successful suddenly slaves appear in the city via teleportation.  They arrive in seconds despite where they may have been or how far away they would have been before.

In fact, two people don’t even have to be in the same city, let alone in the same room, to have long discussions or even to have sex.  All they need do is send out mental signals to the person they wish to contact and, voila, they are in contact.  Our cellphones on earth can’t even compare to communication within Second Life Gor.  And we won’t even attempt to compare travel methods.


Now let’s talk about the building of cities and use of God-like powers to build those cities.  It’s amazing how the land will start out looking like the above picture.  Enter the builders of the cities.  They come with heavy blocks, mortar and rocks in their pockets.  Some even come with buildings already premade.  Within a week or two, much faster than anyone could build on Earth or on Gor, a whole city has arisen from the dust.


The land now looks like the above picture. Lakes where there were none, beautiful and intricate architecture where there was only barren ground.  Through the use of our earth technology of computers, graphics programs and other systems we are able to perform these super human feats on a world where such technology would surely bring on the blue flame of death from the Priest Kings.

Now let’s move on to the use of profiles.  Everyone in Second Life Gor has a profile.  The moment you sign on to Second Life you have a profile.  Granted some are more filled in than others, yet the profile is there saying at the very least how long that avie has been in Second Life.


Many profiles are very full and detailed with information about the avatar or the person controlling the avatar.  They may contain information about the person’s limits, their preferences, their friends, who they are within Second Life and even, at times, information about their real life.

Now it is considered bad role play to use the profiles within the context of the story.  Yet, how many of us look into the profiles to get to know a bit about the person we are role playing with.  Once done, it can’t be undone.  You can’t un-see it or un-know it.  Even the listing of groups to which the individual belongs gives away information about that person.  Once it’s read, you now know more about that person than you would normally know if you had just met them on the street.  What I’m saying is, whether consciously or unconsciously it will affect your role play.


So, as can be seen, we just can’t get around it.  We are earthly beings using technology to navigate a world where such technology would be banned.  There is no way that anyone or any sim can be strictly “by-the-book” as so many claim because like it or not, they are earth inhabitants using earth technology to access a virtual world where that technology does not exist.  They are, by their very nature, Second Life Goreans.

Consensual Slavery

The House of Runo believes in consensual slavery.  This might sound strange, a bit like an oxymoron.  However, there is a truth to it since we don’t really live on Gor.  Here on Earth, where we live, slavery is against the law in most countries.  Therefor, when a girl submits and becomes a slave it is a choice made of her own free will.  One that can be withdrawn at any time.


This ensures that the girl enters, with full knowledge, into what is basically a contract with her Master.  She agrees in the power exchange as decided between her and her Master.  This is an important concept to understand as being Second Life goreans.

You can hear more about it below where Master Gorm Runo discussed the concept one evening as he did his “From The Tavern Show” on The Whip Radio.


The House of Runo is proud to welcome two new slaves.

Welcome aboard bee (beaDumbledore Resident) and kamra (Kel Blindside).

As is customary Master Gorm took the slaves up to the Caer near the homestone.  He gathered up those who were available to all witness the event.  It is an exciting, yet solemn happening when a girl is collared to the HOR.  We are always excited to add more girls, yet we all recognize the seriousness of the collaring.

The girl kneels before Master and expresses her willingness to give up everything.  She gives up all rights and all possessions.  Not only is she giving up everything, but she is making a solemn vow to serve the Free with strict obedience and absolute beauty.  The power control exchange is complete.  The Master now owns the girl totally.  Even her name is controlled by Master.  

Kamra being collared.

For those witnessing the event it’s a good chance for them to also renew their commitments.  Watching another girl collared brings back memories of one’s own collaring and a flood of emotions related to the event.  The witnesses have the opportunity to recall why they consented to slavery (for even in Second Life Gor it is consensual, only in the books is it not consensual) and reaffirm her desire to be totally at the mercy of the Free of Gor.

It is a very memorable and special time for a girl when she submits to and is collared by her Master.  The girl is usually tearful and often a little overwhelmed.   Yet it’s an occasion she will always remember and look back on fondly.

Bee being collared.

Let’s hear some of how they felt in their own words.  First, from bee:

“Each and every time I kneel down before my Master, His presence and control overtake my mind, spirit and heart forcing me to surrender everything to Him again and again. Waves of submission ran through me kneeling before Him begging for His Collar. When He accepted me, a great heat and joy filled me. It was kismet He found me. Tears of happiness coursed down my cheeks kneeling down before Him with my lovely sisters surrounding me. I felt Him enter my core as He locked His Collar around my neck. His barbarian slave is so grateful and humble to be His to be taught and molded into His own property to please and serve His every command, desire and fantasy. How blessed I feel every moment to be part of His family.”

A very touching account of her collaring and similar to the feelings of most slaves as they submit to their new owners.  Some may think that this is a time of fear or sadness, but it’s not.  These girls are thrilled to have the collar and protection of a Master.  They seek it out and revel in the fact that they are now collared and owned.


Now let’s hear some of how kamra felt about her collaring:

Becoming a HOR – By Kammi

“As one of the newest catches of the HOR household i was asked to share how it made me feel to earn my new collar. First of all, to describe the reason behind my collaring was for protection. I belonged to another. But sadly he disappeared. I was a slave left alone for weeks, without any contact with the Master who owned me. I put on a brave face about it all but inside i was screaming, by myself i was crying. My heart was broken.

When any girl is left to fend for herself she is left with so many questions… what if something has happened? Did i do something wrong? Am i being punished? Am i not wanted anymore? All these questions rushed through my head. Making me feel worthless, uesless… unwanted.

I had been working as a farm/kettle girl at the Black Tarn Tavern for quite a few months before i was collared to HOR. I tend the Ka-la-na trees and the vineyards of Master Gorm’s G&S farm on the property. Aswell as serve within the tavern itself, never in the alcoves, as from the Master who still owned me at the time, had restricted and belted me. But i would dance, or provide food and drink to patrons of the tavern as and when was required.

Weeks went by, no word from my Owner, and Master Gorm very kindly showed this slave compassion. Showed her that there was hope. On the evening of 11th December 2016 i was taken to the top of the Caer, before the home stone and collared under the protection of HOR. I was so full of emotion that night that most of it is a blur.. literally.. i could barely see the screen for tears. To firstly admit that i was tired of being alone, was a big leap. As for weeks i had been suffering this torment in silence. Although it seemed many could see it, i just never admitted to it. then to be welcomed into a home, and showed nothing but love and welcome from both Master and the slaves of HOR, i felt so happy. I smiled for the first time in weeks. I was laughing and becoming my playful self again.

Now the haze of what transpired has hit home i can finally reflect. In such a short space of time, i have learned new things. Thanks to the brilliant teachings of Master. And i look forward to all that i may learn in my future while being a HOR. It is a tag that i wear proudly. And know that i represent Master’s house wherever i go. I hope to not be a disappointment to Master and aim to serve his household with all my passion and willingness to please that i possess,

Basically this slut simply wishes to thank Master Gorm for giving this girl a new lease of life and a purpose.”

Kamra does the traditional belly dance after collaring.

Another profound account of the feelings of a girl submitting to a Master and becoming collared.  Again, we’d like to welcome these two wonderful slaves and hope to have a long association with them in The House of Runo!

The House of Runo at Caer Cadarn


The House of Runo is located at the lovely Caer Cadarn.  The name is derived from the books by Bernard Cromwell known as The Warlord Chronicles.  Caer Cadarn, or affectionately called “The Caer” is the place where kings were crowned.  It is now the center of Caer Cadarn and The House of Runo.  The homestone lies here and all slaves collared to the house are collared at this location.

In the background is The Black Tarn Tavern.  A typical Gorean tavern where slaves serve and dance and men are men.  One of the training areas for the slaves of The House of Runo, also known as HORs.  The Black Tarn Tavern is the site of many gatherings including broadcasts from both Goreans Portal Radio and The Whip Radio.


As can be seen, The Black Tarn Tavern is in the delta region of Gor.  Lush beauty surrounds the tavern to match the lush beauty that can be found within.  HOR slaves are among the best to be found in Second Life Gor.  Wanton and eager to serve they are trained and ready to provide for your every need.

Caer Cadarn is ripe with hidden escapes and pleasure gardens.  Areas to take a stroll or enjoy some intimate time together.  Beautiful scenery entices visitors to wander and relax.  Pavilions and private locations provide the chance to spend some time and take advantage of what the HOR slaves have to offer.


The farms at Caer Cadarn grow the finest grapes and kalana.   We make use of the G&S system to brew the best Ka-la-na to be found within Second Life Gor.  The brewery is an active place at the Caer and trade is just as important.  We chose to focus on brewing only the best spirits rather than spread ourselves out to all areas of the G&S.  We believe that this will promote role play within Second Life and hope that others will begin to follow suit.

Because we focus on only one area of the G&S system we do produce and market the finest ka-la-na in all of Second Life Gor.   You can find our ka-la-na in all the best markets and taverns.  Look for this banner to know that you are getting the best in Gorean spirits.


Because The House of Runo is actively involved in trading and building relations with other cities, this provides opportunities for HOR slaves to become involved in multiple cities.   A HOR slave should never be bored as there are plenty of opportunities to serve and plenty of work to be done.

Because we do believe in the Second Life Gorean philosophy we do allow for some earth influence at Caer Cadarn.  We recognize that none of us are truly Gorean.  Rather we are earth inhabitants who come to Second Life to experience what life might be like on Gor.   Thus we realize that we do bring our earth traditions with us.  We try to limit these to a certain extent to experience more fully what life would truly be like on Gor, but we don’t eliminate them all together.

So you may find an influence or two on Caer Cadarn.  Some areas may change with earth seasons or holidays.  Certain celebrations may be held from time to time.  For instance, right now on The Caer is the winter wonderland which includes skating.  Again, we do recognize that skating is not mentioned in the books, nor do we care.  We are not strictly “By The Book” but rather we are Second Life Goreans living in Second Life Gor.

If none of the above has enticed you to come visit The House of Runo and Caer Cadarn, then perhaps listening to the ad below will.  Just remember that all are invited to come visit, enjoy and take advantage of all Caer Cadarn and the HOR has to offer.

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