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Category:Gor Roleplay

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Roleplaying in Gor runs the gambit from strict to casual. We are a BtB "By the Book" server which means we fall in the strict category. However, like any fiction spanning 30+ books opinions on what is and isn't by the book vary significantly. As a server it is our intention to establish both the bare minimums as well as help role-players adapt to any differences between the main land of Gor and this remote land of New Sardar.



Gorean Roleplay as it directly relates to Barbarians of Gor.

  1. This wiki will not teach you how to role-play within Gor, however we have put together some general points you may very well wish to consider before you dive in. <Read More>
  2. This wiki will not seek to define what is or is not "By The Book", as individual opinions vary significantly. We feel that any discrepancies in interpretation can be handled in character or within individual clans and towns.
  3. This wiki however will define the barest minimums expected for all players as well as any necessary adjustments because of the game environment.


BDSM and Gor

Modern BDSM emphasizes informed, enthusiastic, and ongoing consent, with detailed negotiations and safe words to ensure comfort and safety. Ethical guidelines like SSC (Safe, Sane, and Consensual) or RACK (Risk-Aware Consensual Kink) are followed, emphasizing mutual respect and community support. Gender roles are fluid and inclusive, allowing anyone to be dominant or submissive based on personal preference. In contrast, Gorean novels depict a fantasy world with limited consent, where masters have near-total control over slaves, prioritizing dominance over ethics. The novels reinforce traditional gender roles and fixed dynamics, portraying exaggerated and idealized power structures. Modern BDSM practices are grounded in reality, focusing on consensual, safe interactions, while Gorean novels offer a more extreme, fantasy-based depiction of master/slave relationships. <Read More>

By the Book

It is our intention to create a game environment that is suitable for By the Book Gorean role-players. We have carefully curated our selection of mods and scripts with this in mind, and intend to continue doing so. However, there are limits on what we are willing to enforce. <Read Me>


A bond-maid in Torvaldsland is the most common term for a slave. Bond-maids typically wear their hair long and are dressed in a kirtle of thin, white wool that is split to the belly. They engage in hard work, such as churning butter, weaving, carrying bundles of wood or buckets of water, and gathering verr dung for the sul patches. Bond-maids often derogatorily refer to southern slaves as "silk girls," believing them to be spoiled and coddled. Men in Torvaldsland generally prefer their slaves to have large breasts and hips, sometimes referred to as a "love cradle." Bond-maids can be given descriptive names or retain their names from when they were free. <Read More>

Caste, a Reality Check

Caste is a function of populated areas, much like our modern day unions. Caste on Gor is also a function of tradition. Realistically, there is little need for caste structure in a town as small as Vargor, however, when Goreans settled the area they would seek to re-establish comforting traditions.

The value of caste at its simplest form is an exchange of knowledge and standards. In a larger area the caste system of Gor would offer such things as loans, education and pensions/insurance. This is not likely in a settlement such as Vargor and the role of Caste functions primarily as an educational and organizational body.

While some cultures on Gor didn't have caste, that is largely a by product of low populations or nomadic life styles. The general on-line role-play push back by these people towards "caste" is more authentically against "city living". A valid contention both in the Gorean fiction as well as our own earth history. <Read Me>

Caste Guidelines

Some of the castes, such as the Assassin (Black) Caste require specialized rules to keep the RP fair and avoid the need for moderation. Please review this page. <Read More>

Conflict Progression and Resolution

This article will serve to act as a “good practice” article that combines both generally agreed upon practices as well as how those practices are implemented on Barbarians of Gor. <Read Me>

Free Men on Gor

When role-playing a free man on Gor, it is crucial to understand that Earth customs and values do not apply. The societal norms and legal structures of Gor are distinct and must be embraced to create an authentic character. Immersing oneself in the mindset of a Gorean is essential, thinking and acting as a Gorean would, rather than imposing Earth-based ethical systems or philosophies onto the character. <Read More>

Free Women on Gor

When role-playing a Free Woman on Gor, it is essential to maintain dignity and composure, reflecting the societal norms and values of Gor. Free Women should dress modestly, understand their significant yet distinct roles, and interact with men in a reserved and formal manner. Awareness of legal and social consequences, protecting one's honor, and having a good grasp of Gorean laws are crucial for creating an authentic character. <Read More>

Home Stone, Law and Outlaws

How do we handle Home Stones? What are laws versus codes, rights and tradition? What does it mean to be an outlaw? What are Local Laws and how do they differ in Season Four from Civic laws? <Read Me>

Hyborians, Islanders

Our server mixes Conan and Gor for role-players familiar with Conan Exiles. It features diverse appearances influenced by mainland Goreans, with tough island survival skills. We blend Gorean customs with Hyborian heritage, creating new social hierarchies and caste systems for Hyborian players. Women shift from warriors to traditional roles under Gorean norms. We emphasize trade and tech from shipwrecked Goreans, adding new tools and ways to fight. Our setting adopts Gorean tech while mixing island and mainland cultures, including religion centered on the Priest-Kings. Explore Conan from the point of view of Gor. <Read More>

In Character Restrictions

Updated 6/13/24 Chainmail has been restricted. There are codified rules on how you must dress and act on Gor. Many of these are actual laws in some of the cities and can be enforced in character with a wide variety of punishments. These minimum restrictions apply to all characters regardless of their background -- Hyborians are not exempt from these rules. These standards are much more flexible than the books and is intended to be a compromise between the ideal and the reality of role-play. Do not ignore this list, we will enforce it if necessary. <Read Me>

Medicine, Gor

Medicine on Gor is surprisingly advanced for the setting, especially in the bigger cities. Most of that medicine is available on this island. However there does seem to be some rather advanced herbalism and alchemistry; it is probably very unfamiliar to most main land physicians, but should be easy enough to learn. (Torvaldsland and other barbarian tribe "healers" would pick it up just as fast.) <Read Me>

Merchant Law

Merchant Law is the only shared legal framework among Gorean cities, enforced to maintain access to fairs. It governs trade, standardizes measurements, and regulates slavery, recommending branding and collaring, and detailing conditions for slave ownership and confiscation. The law includes provisions for free ports and trade route management. Despite attempts, it has not established patents or copyrights on Gor. <Read More>


For most things, including population, we follow the rule of WYSIWYG which means "What you see is what you get". Consequently, the population of World's End is directly related to the number of hostile NPCs, NPC thralls and players found in the game world. All players may count their fictional clan size to include themselves, their actual player clan members, and the maximum thrall count on the clan screen. <Read Me>


Our server offers three "races" for players to choose from; Gorean, Hyborian and Earthling. (These races are less actual races and more references to geographical locations like we might say Asian or European.)

  • Goreans are those characters who were born on the mainland of Gor which includes the large continent and surrounding islands represented in the book series by John Norman.
  • Hyborians are those characters who were also born on the planet of Gor but specifically from an unknown region of the planet generally referred to as World's End by the Gorean mainlanders. These Hyborians are the descendants of humans taken from Earth's far history, more then 10,000 years ago.
  • Earthlings are those characters taken from modern day earth to be brought to Gor primarily to become slaves.

Further information for those new to the fiction can be found here: <Read Me>

Role Guidelines

Certain roles on Gor are restricted to experienced players and main characters. <Read More>


Conan Exiles has functioning combat NPCs called Thralls. These thralls can be used in almost any fictional way a player can imagine including a free man of their clan, a free woman of their clan, a guard protecting them, an owner, a free companion, a slave, etc. We encourage free women and slaves to make use of these thralls as their primary mode of combat using what is known as an "authority build", in which the thralls fight for you allowing you to maintain the fiction of being non-combative. These thralls also allow free women and slaves the freedom to travel with the fiction that they are either "with their guards" or "in the company of their owner/clan free men". However, please note that the IC restrictions for woman and weapons still applies -- a "slave thrall" walking around with a two handed sword is not by the book.

Note: The word "Thrall" in Conan Exiles refers to the the mechanical NPC of any gender and is not the same as the Gorean thrall of Torvaldsland.
Slaves on Gor

Playing a slave girl on Gor presents unique experiences characterized by absolute ownership, intense training, and a deeply erotic and psychological relationship with masters. Unlike other medieval fantasy settings, a Gorean slave girl has no autonomy, undergoing rigorous conditioning to serve menial tasks provocatively. The societal norms reinforce their status, making their bondage public and accepted. Physical submission is a key aspect, with slave girls often subjected to whippings and chains. Gor’s master-slave dynamics are more intense and realistic compared to typical erotic role-play settings, lacking safewords and boundaries, and involving profound psychological manipulation. Transitioning from an Earth girl to a Gorean slave is emotionally intense, with a radical shift in identity and rapid adaptation to Gorean customs and language. The experience varies across communities, with differing levels of training, support, and role-playing opportunities, emphasizing the need to research and choose a community with clear rules and active moderation for a positive experience. <Read More>

Slavery is a Sliding Scale

The transition of a free woman to slave is not like a light switch where one moment she is a free woman the next she is a slave. There are a series of actions and decisions that drive a free women in to the generally irreversible position of slave. This article is a general concept document for new to Gor players. <Read More>

Slaves, Roleplay Options

Every server/sim has a slightly different set of rules as to how a player can go about playing their slave role. This article will seek to address the most commonly asked questions, such as who do I get an owner, how do I change owners, can I use weapons, where can I go, what should I do? <Read Me>


Every server/sim has a slightly different set of rules as to how a player can go about playing their slave role. This article will seek to address the most commonly asked questions, such as who do I get an owner, how do I change owners, can I use weapons, where can I go, what should I do? <Read Me>


Season Four
Season Four has began. We are in the process of upgrading our educational offerings, streamlining the application process, and onboarding new players. As always the wiki is a work in progress. As of Jul 9th, a significant re-organization was made.