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« 21. July 2017, 06:46:50 »
In my travels of SL Gor, I keep coming across people who are into wolves and have worked them into their Gorean roleplay.  I know there are books I haven't read, but the first seventeen of them were completely devoid of wolves.  The Great Ubar Luther, who had read all the books written in the early 2000s, wrote that there were no canines in Gor, but he was writing before Norman wrote the last several books.  So have wolves appeared in BTB Gor via a book I've yet to read?
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« 25. July 2017, 05:27:21 »
Not that I recall. I have read them all.  Poor me.
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« 27. July 2017, 16:11:12 »
I don't recall them either. But there are some some references that there are wolves on Earth.

Probably sleen have taking their place on the food chain.
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She smiled. "I have grown fond of the smell of bosk," said she. Kamchak smiled. He held his hand to the girl. "Ride with me, Aphris of Turia," said Kamchak of the Tuchuks. Nomads of Gor
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« 08. August 2017, 13:10:42 »
No, there is nothing in the later books to suggest that any canine species, including wolves, exists on Gor.

The position remains as described by Tarl Cabot in Savages:

"They would be regarded as mythical or stories of wondrous animals, such as the horse, the dog
and griffin."

I smiled. Horses and dogs did not exist on Gor. Goreans, on the whole, knew them only from
legends, which, I had little doubt, owed their origins to forgotten times, to memories brought long
ago to Gor from another world.
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« 08. October 2017, 03:42:19 »
Thanks for your comments.  It is as I thought.  However Gor is not completely mapped nor explored, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt who bring wolves into Gor.  But for me, you ask this rug maker to weave a Gorean wolf, and I will politely recommend another rug maker down the way.
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« 22. December 2017, 07:00:49 »
I haven't read all of the books, but there aren't any in the books I have read.  I remember the se of my first tribe was very against wolves in roleplay, because she said that there weren't any canines on Gor.
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« 23. December 2017, 16:15:02 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
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« 28. December 2017, 17:40:17 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
Since Torvaldslanders are acquired Vikings from Earth, they probably believe in the Fenriswolf. In RL there are many non existing fable creatures too like griffins, dragons, unicorns, elves hobbits, trolls, goblins etc.
So your role play is plausible in my opinion.
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She smiled. "I have grown fond of the smell of bosk," said she. Kamchak smiled. He held his hand to the girl. "Ride with me, Aphris of Turia," said Kamchak of the Tuchuks. Nomads of Gor
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« 11. January 2018, 06:22:12 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
Since Torvaldslanders are acquired Vikings from Earth, they probably believe in the Fenriswolf. In RL there are many non existing fable creatures too like griffins, dragons, unicorns, elves hobbits, trolls, goblins etc.
So your role play is plausible in my opinion.


If the calendar for torvaldsland that gets passed around is correct, and it should be, the vikings that came to Gor did so over 900 years ago. No living torvaldslander will have even seen a wolf, not for many generations. So, it's not realistic to assume they'd know what a wolf is.
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« 27. January 2018, 20:37:03 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
Since Torvaldslanders are acquired Vikings from Earth, they probably believe in the Fenriswolf. In RL there are many non existing fable creatures too like griffins, dragons, unicorns, elves hobbits, trolls, goblins etc.
So your role play is plausible in my opinion.


If the calendar for torvaldsland that gets passed around is correct, and it should be, the vikings that came to Gor did so over 900 years ago. No living torvaldslander will have even seen a wolf, not for many generations. So, it's not realistic to assume they'd know what a wolf is.
No living person on Earth has ever seen a dragon, still many know what's meant with it. So you use a non argument to make a point.
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She smiled. "I have grown fond of the smell of bosk," said she. Kamchak smiled. He held his hand to the girl. "Ride with me, Aphris of Turia," said Kamchak of the Tuchuks. Nomads of Gor
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« 28. January 2018, 00:40:25 »
In other books it is mentioned that no one can know what exactly the PKs have brought from earth for their experiments. That seems to leave a wide open door for a lot of stuff>
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« 31. January 2018, 05:51:37 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
Since Torvaldslanders are acquired Vikings from Earth, they probably believe in the Fenriswolf. In RL there are many non existing fable creatures too like griffins, dragons, unicorns, elves hobbits, trolls, goblins etc.
So your role play is plausible in my opinion.


If the calendar for torvaldsland that gets passed around is correct, and it should be, the vikings that came to Gor did so over 900 years ago. No living torvaldslander will have even seen a wolf, not for many generations. So, it's not realistic to assume they'd know what a wolf is.
No living person on Earth has ever seen a dragon, still many know what's meant with it. So you use a non argument to make a point.

Then by your logic, mentions of dragons, griphons, hydras, and a multitude of other earth based mythological critters should appear in the books, and they do not.
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« 01. February 2018, 21:32:06 »
I have actually used this as part of a Character background so I did do some research into this.  Caliway has a Tattoo of a wolf on his chest.  he got this when, according to his backstory. he was stranded on earth for a number of decades while working as a guard on a slave voyage.  (There is a whole story there I wrote out once).  Anyway, a slave once tried to call me on it IC when seeing me shirtless and I explained it was a Magical creature of a Far away land.  it lead to a whole other story of Magic beasts who pulled sleds of Torvoldslanders and how sometimes women would carry the pups in satchels to ward off evil. 

it became a interesting bit of RP
Since Torvaldslanders are acquired Vikings from Earth, they probably believe in the Fenriswolf. In RL there are many non existing fable creatures too like griffins, dragons, unicorns, elves hobbits, trolls, goblins etc.
So your role play is plausible in my opinion.


If the calendar for torvaldsland that gets passed around is correct, and it should be, the vikings that came to Gor did so over 900 years ago. No living torvaldslander will have even seen a wolf, not for many generations. So, it's not realistic to assume they'd know what a wolf is.
No living person on Earth has ever seen a dragon, still many know what's meant with it. So you use a non argument to make a point.

Then by your logic, mentions of dragons, griphons, hydras, and a multitude of other earth based mythological critters should appear in the books, and they do not.
Thats not what i said, nor you. They did not exist in Gor, but that does not mean Goreans have no memory of them.

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She smiled. "I have grown fond of the smell of bosk," said she. Kamchak smiled. He held his hand to the girl. "Ride with me, Aphris of Turia," said Kamchak of the Tuchuks. Nomads of Gor
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