Map of Gor

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Tahari Desert

Title: Color Illustrated Map of Gor   Artist: enya{KK}   Research Team: enya{KK} zahra{KK} gala{KK}
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The Tahari region is a land area shaped like a trapezoid with eastward leaning sides, located south of Ar, south of the equator, at the southern foothills of the Voltai Mountain ranges.  West of the Tahari region are the Plains of Turia and east of the Tahari region is a windblown waterless land of emptiness or wasteland.  Further east of the Voltai and south of the Tahari often is referred to unknown Gor.

Tor, a major city and supply center to the various oases in the region, lies at the northwest corner of the trapezoid shaped Tahari region.  Northeast of Tor, is Kurtzal, small commercial riverside village where goods from Tor are gathered and floated up from Kurtzal on the Lower Fayeen River westward to the river port of Kasra, a known trading port of the Tahari region famous for the trading of red salt.


The Lower and Upper Fayeen Rivers flow into the sub-equatorial Cartius River, passes through the Village of the Six Ubarates of the Jungles of Schendi, fills Lake Ushindi and finally flows out to the Thassa sea through the Nyoka and Kamba Rivers.


Between Tor and Kasra, southwest of Tor at the border of the Tahari, lies the District of Teehra.

East of Tor, are thousands of pasangs in length and hundreds of pasangs deep of rocky and hilly land, known in Gor as the “Waste or the Emptiness”. A portion of this wasteland is a sandy, windblown, waterless area of Dune Country.


In this ‘Emptiness’, lies the Oases communities of the Tahari.  Waterless, rocky, hot and dry, the Oases of the Tahari are hundreds of pasangs apart are fed by underground rivers from the southern slope of the Voltai, flowing southeastward.


Though the location of the Oases of the Tahari are vaguely sketched, since the men of Tahari are protective of their water sources, and will kill anyone who maps out the region and reveal water sources, speculation on the locations of the various oases, and other landmarks, can be made based on descriptions and storyline found in John Norman’s "Nomads of Gor".

Kailiauk (male)

Illustration by Boris Vallejo, 1976     

John Norman, Nomads of Gor, Ballantine, 9th printing

Artwork courtesy of Jon Ard, The Complete John Norman




Chart of the Oases of the Tahari Desert                                                                 

Names                       
General Location
Tribe
High Pasha of Tribe
Known for
Oasis of Farad
On the caravan route
unknown
  unknown
Zad, caravan master living there
Oasis of Four Palms
Far to the south of Red Rock
Kavar outpost
 
Oasis of Nine Wells
Eastward from Tor
Aretai
  Suleiman
Large oasis with two public baths
Oasis of the Battle of Red Rock
Northwest of Klima and lays on the border of the dreaded Dune country
Tashid, vassal tribe of the Aretai
  Turem a`Din
Battle of Red Rock;
last major oasis for more than 2,000 pasangs eastward
Oasis of the Stones of Silver
Near the Oasis of Nine Wells
Char, vassal tribe of the Kavars
  unknown
Name came about by dew on stones at dawn’s light glinting like silver
Oasis of the Sand Sleen
Opposite direction of the Oasis of Two Scimitars
unknown
  unknown
Reportedly raided by Aretai from Nine Wells
Oasis of Two Scimitars
“Out-of-the-way” oasis 
Bakahs, vassal tribe of the Kavars
  unknown
Has mud buildings
 Oasis of the Lame Kaiila
 200 pasangs to the northeast of Nine Wells
unknown
  unknown
Closest oasis to the Oasis of Nine Wells
Tribes - Major
 Subordinate and Vassal Tribes of the Tahari Desert
 ARETAI
  Luraz, Tashid, Raviri - Ti, Zevar, Arani
 KAVAR
  Bakah, Char, Tajuks
References: 
Norman, John. Nomads of Gor. 1969. New York: Ballantine Books, 1977.
Hersius. The Tahari. The Gorean Voice,  July 2003 Volume VI Issue 1 #61.  http://www.pantheus.com/TGV/archive82003/TGV/geography.shtml
Luther. Luther's Gorean Essays: The Tahari Region. http://www.gor-now.net/delphius2002/id69.htm