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Bazi Plague A deadly, rapidly- spreading disease with no known cure. Its symptoms include pustules which appear all over the body, and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. Also called pox, it is believed to be transmitted by lice. Survivors of the pox convey an immunity to their offspring. Slaves diagnosed with pox are usually killed as a method of containing the disease. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 325 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 117

Brak bush A shrub whose leaves have a purgative effect when chewed; traditionally branches of it are nailed to house doors during the Waiting Hand to discourage the entry of bad luck into the house for the New Year. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 211

Breeding wine A sweet beverage which counteracts the effects of slave wine making a slave girl fertile; also called second wine. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319

Capture scent An anesthetic widely employed to render it's victims unconscious; a rag soaked with it is held over the mouth and nose or shot into the victim as an anesthetic dart. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 115 and 116

Dar-Kosis (holy disease'): An incurable wasting disease, also known as the 'Sacred Affliction' , so named because it is regarded as being holy to the Priest-Kings and those who are afflicted are considered as consecrated to the Priest-Kings. The disease is highly contagious, and those who suffer from it are required to wear yellow robes, and constantly sound a wooden clacker to warn of their approach. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 113 and 150-151

Dar-Kosis Pit A place where those afflicted with Dar-Kosis may voluntarily incarcerate themselves while they die. These huge pits have rudimentary shelter and a well. Once within, the sufferer may never leave. Food and necessities are thrown down from tarnback to help the diseased Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 151

Frobicain A sedative injection used during Voyages of Acquisition to render a captured barbarian unconscious. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 126

Gieron An allergen which causes a yellowing of the whites of the eyes; in combination with sajel, a pustulent, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 154

Kanda a plant which grows in desert regions of Gor. It's roots are extremely toxic, even poisonous, but the leaves can be rolled and formed into strings which are chewed or sucked to produce a stimulant effect Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 25 Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 43

Mul-pellets Surmised by Tarl Cabot to be a vitamin supplement for muls. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 109

Poison The use of poison of Gor is generally considered not worthy of men. It is against the Code of Warriors. It is thought of as a weapon of women. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 18

Sajel A drug which causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body; in combination with gieron it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 154

Second wine A breeding wine reverses the contraceptive effects of slave wine. Book 18 Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319

Shrub, kanda A shrub of the Gorean desert; a lethal poison can be extracted from its roots while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 43

Sip root A bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor , pages 46, 124 and 319

Slave wine A black, bitter beverage that acts as a contraceptive; its effect is instantaneous and lasts for well over a month; can be counter-acted with a another sweet-tasting beverage (see: breeding wine). Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 23 and 83-84 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 174

Stabilization serums A series of medical injections which, among other things, retards the aging process; an invention of the Priest-Kings approved by them for use by humans; administered in 4 injections. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 124 Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 30 and 31 Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 93 - 97 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 282 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 472-474

Tassa powder A reddish powder usually mixed with red wine which renders the consumer unconscious. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 222-223 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 113 Book 20: Players of Gor, page 293

Teslik A plant whose extract is the active ingredient in breeding wine. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 320

Tospit Small, wrinkled, yellowish-white peachlike fruit, about the size of a plum, which grows on the tospit bush, patches of which are indigenous to the drier valleys of the eastern Cartius. They are bitter but edible, and are sometimes served sliced and sweetened with honey, and in syrups, and to flavor, with their juices, a variety of dishes. They are also carried on sea voyages to prevent nutritional deficiencies. They almost always have an odd number of seeds, except for the rare, long-stemmed ones. Book 4 Nomads of Gor, page 59 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 102 Book 10, Tribesmen of Gor, page 46

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