Map of Gor

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Plains of Turia

Title: Color Illustrated Map of Gor   Artist: enya{KK}   Research Team: enya{KK} zahra{KK} gala{KK}
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Website Title: Koroban Kaverns Map of Gor   Publisher/Sponsor: Saxus of Koroban Kaverns
Electronically published: 13 June 2013

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On the southern hemisphere of Gor, south of the Jungles of Schendi, in the midst of a vast expanse of grassy treeless southern plains of Gor, in the Land of the  Wagon Peoples, lies the Plains of Turia. The Plains of Turia extend from the coast of the Thassa, the Ta- Thassa mountains toward the Voltai Range on the east and is spread for some two thousand five hundred pasangs reaching as far as the northern banks of the sub-equatorial Cartius river.

There is little cover in the prairie. Lush green areas are found east of the river.   South of the Cartius River and approximately a thousand pasangs from the Thassa sea, is the nine gated fine City of Turia.

Between the Cartius and further north from the city of Turia  lies the wintering grounds of the Wagon Peoples.  From the wintering grounds toward the west and north of Turia are the low rolling hills of the Omen Valley. Hundreds of pasangs way from the city, toward the east lies the Plains of a Thousand Stakes.  Access to the city of Turia is by barge crossing  downriver drawn by Tharlarions along the subequatorial Cartius river or by tarnback.

Turia derives its name from the large trunked red tree, Tur.

 

PLACES

 Plains of Turia / Southern plains  and the Land of Wagon Peoples
  TURIA
“Long ago, I had heard, a Tur tree was found on the prairie, near a spring, planted perhaps long before by someone who passed by; it was from that Tur tree that the city of Turia took its name.” 
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)
  PLAINS OF A THOUSAND STAKES
"On long lines of tharlarion I could see warriors of Turia approaching in procession the Plains of a Thousand Stakes. The morning sun flashed from their helmets, their long tharlarion lances, the metal embossments on their oval shields, unlike the rounded shields of most Gorean cities.”  (Norman, Nomads of Gor)
  OMEN VALLEY
"...a Tuchuk warrior I had not even seen before rode with me to the Omen Valley. Coming over a low, rolling hill…”  
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)

“The afternoon among the wagons was a busy one, for they were preparing to move. Already the herds had been eased westward, away from Turia toward Thassa, the distant sea. There was much grooming of wagon bask, checking of harness and wagons, cutting of meat to be dried hanging from the sides of the moving wagons in the sun and wind. In the morning the wagons, in their long lines, would follow the slowly moving herds away from Turia. Meanwhile the Omen I Taking, even with the participation of the Tuchuk haruspexes,  continued for the haruspexes of the people would remain  behind until even the final readings had been completed.”  

(Norman, Nomads of Gor)

 
  WINTERING GROUNDS
“…the Omen Year, or season, lasts several months, and consists of three phases, called the Passing of Turia, which takes place in the fall; the Wintering, which takes place  north of Turia and commonly south of the Cartius, the equator of course lying to the north in this hemisphere; and the Return to Turia, in the spring, or, as the Wagon Peoples say, in the Season of Little Grass.”   
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)

“At last, seventeen days after the first snows, the edges of the herds began to reach their winter pastures far north of Turia, approaching the equator from the south. Here the snow was little more than a frost that melted in the afternoon sun, and the grass was live and nourishing. Still farther north, another hundred pasangs, there was no snow and the peoples began to sing and once more dance about their fires of bosk dung.”  (Norman, Nomads of Gor)
Standards of Tribes
Land of the Wagon Peoples
KASSARS
  The standard of the Kassars is that of a scarlet, three-weighted bola, which hangs from a lance; the symbolic representation of a bola, three circles joined at the center by lines, is used to mark their bosk and slaves; both Tenchika and Dina wore that brand.”  
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)
KATAII
“...the standard of the Kataii is a yellow bow, bound across a black lance; their brand is also that of a bow, facing to the left…”  
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)
PAVARACI
“...the Paravaci brand is a symbolic representation of a bosk head, a semicircle resting on an inverted isoceles triangle..."  
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)
 TUCHUK
“...the brand of the Tuchuk slave, incidentally, is not the same as that generally used in the cities. which for girls, is the first letter of the expression Kajira in cursive script. but the sign of the four bosk horns that of the Tuchuk standard; the brand of the four bosk horns, set in such a manner as to somewhat resemble the letter "H" is only about an inch high."  
(Norman, Nomads of Gor)