While the corporate and marketing aspects of slave management are covered by merchant law, city laws will also cover, in many cases, the management of human property as it comes to public allowances, (i.e things may or may not do._ though certain things are clearly stated as law, many times rules are mentioned along texts of gor pages that can be viewed as law for the slaves but are in fact no written laws so much as understood rules of expect behavior. One needs to remember that in the context of Gorean slavery, slaves are not citizens, have no rights and that to the slave, the Master's world is law
”On gor a slave, not being legally a person, does not have a name in his own right, just as on earth, our domestic animals not being a persons before the law, do not have names. That name which he has had from birth, by which he has called himself and knows himself, that name which is so much a part of his own conception of himself, of his own true and most intimate identity. is suddenly gone.”
Outlaw of Gor page 197
In the eyes of Gorean Law a slave is an animal. You have no name in your own right. You may be collared and leashed. You may be bough and sold, whipped, treated as a Master pleases, disposed of as he sees fit. You have no rights whatsoever. Legally you have no more status then a tarsk or vulo. Legally literally you are an animal
Explorers of Gor, page 316
Various passages which mention slave laws will usually either speak in very general terms, use the word law or refer to an act as being illegal rather than simply mention it to be forbidden. It is also more common to find laws pertaining to enslavement and disposal of slaves then to slave behavior, since essentially, no matter what a slave may be told she can or cannot do, such requirements are subject to change without notice depending on as little as a whim,: again, a simple effect to the absence of status or rights.
A male slave can be slain for touching a Free Women
Kajira of Gor, page 144.
"Forgive me , Masters!" she wept. "You are men! A slave begs forgiveness!" Her concern was certainly not out of place. The demeaning of men, whereas it is permitted to, and not unknown among, free women, is not permitted to female slaves. Such, on her part can be a capital offense.
Magician of Gor
Slaves were not permitted to import instruction to a Free man, since it would place him in their debt, and nothing is owed to s slave.
Tarnsmen of gor, page 46
In many places or simply by their Master's word, most slaves may not handle legal documents, money or weapons and certainly attempt to using a weapon to harm a free person would be considered a capital offense. When one is a slave, strikes a Free person the penalty is not infrequently death by impalement.
Assassin of Gor, page 74
A girl dares not raise a weapon against a free man. Some girls have been slain or had their hands cut off, for so much as touching a weapon.
Slave Girl of Gor, page 200
Many Master., I said do not permit a slave to so much as touch money. To be sure, they might let her carry coins in an errand capsule, or and errand sack, tied about her neck, instructions to a vendor perhaps also contains within it, her hands bracelet behind her.
Renegades of Gor, page 122
It has been argued that slaves had no right upon the Kaissa board. One might note also, in passing that the slaves are not permitted to play Kaissa. it is for the Free individuals.
Beasts of Gor, page 44
A Gorean slave girl in the presence of a Free man or woman always kneels, unless excused from doing so. A gorean slave, incidentally, always addresses Free men as Master, and all free women as Mistress.
Captive of Gor, page 73
Certain of these things, such as failing to kneel in the presence of a Free man, may be regarded as a capital offense on the part of the Gorean slave girl, even if it is inadvertent. If intent is involved in such an omission, it can be an occasion for death by torture.
Players of Gor, chapter 12
The absolute truth must be spoken to Gorean Master. It is forbidden for a girl to hide her feelings.
Captive of Gor, page 346
I looked down upon her. " You are a wanton slave." I said. She looked up at me laughing. " A girl in a collar is not permitted inhibitions." she said. It was true a slave girl must reveal their s exual nature, totally. Do they not do so they are beaten.
Marauders of Gor, page 278
The free women , often fears to feel. The slave, on the other hand, fears not to feel, for she may then, in all likelihood be punished. The same frigidity which may be accounted a virtue among Free women, figuring in their vanity competitions, how well they can resist men, is commonly among slaves an occasion for the imposition of severe discipline. It can even constitutes a capital offense. The degraded slave has little choice but to yield well.
Savages of Gor
"I will not yield to them." wept the girl, " Then you will be killed." said the women. The girl gasped, shrinking back in the chains. "I could pretend to yield” she whispered. "that is the crime of false yielding." said the mother. "It is easy to detect, by infallible physiological signs. It is punishable by death.
Mercenaries of Gor, Chapter 16.
A girl with pierced ears is, of course, either a slave or a former slave. If she is a former slave her papers of manumission had best be in perfect order. More than one freed women, because of pierced ears, has found herself again on the block
Free men do not take it lightly that a Kajira would dare to don the garments of a Free Women, this is regarded as an extremely serious offense, fit to be followed by terrible punishments, it can be worth the life of the one to do so also.
Slave Girl of Gor, page 120
This is my first owner's collar. The laws of Ar, incidentally, do not require a similar visible token of bondage on the bodies of male slaves, or even any distinctive type of garments.
Kajira of Gor, page 120
It is a very serious "cause for punishment" on the part of the slave to conceal or deny her statue. Normally, of courses there is very little danger of this sort of thing occurring, as she is usually collared, and branded and usually, is clad in distinctive manner.
Renegades of Gor page 376
Any free man may discipline an insolent or errant slave. I said. even one is the least be displeasing, even one he might merely feel like disciplining. If she is killed or injured, he need only pay compensation to her Master. and that only if the Master can be located within a specific amount of time and requests such compensation. In virtue of such customs and statutes the prefect discipline under which Gorean slaves is kept is maintained and guaranteed even when they are not within the direct preview of their Masters or their appointed agents.
Players of Gor, page 235
The discipline of a slave may be attended by any free person, otherwise she might do much what she wished, provided only her Master did not learn of it. The legal principle is clear and has been upheld in several courts, in several cities. including Ar.
Magicians of Gor, page 122
Slaves are considered property, on the slave level as animals. Their owner may do anything they wish to them without repercussion. An owner may even kills his own slave.
Slaves my not own nothing including their name. Even though they may use goods, they do not own them.
In any legal proceedings, the testimony of slaves may be taken by torture. This is solely in the discretion of the courts.
The property of one who becomes a slave is transferred to the nearest male relative or nearest relative if no male relative exists, or to the city or guardian. Even if a slave is later freed, the property can not be recovered.
If a slave's owner dies, his slave passes to his heirs, or if he has no heirs to the state.
Capture rights pertain to all property, including slaves. Active possession of a slave is regarded as crucial by the law. A slave must fully serve anyone who possesses her, even a thief. If the slave runs away from the thief, she is considered to be a runaway. Free women are permitted t to escape from a captor as long as they have not yet been enslaved. The point of this law is to keep slaves in bondage and to make men bold. The institution of capture is honored by all cities, provided the female captured are those of an enemy.
If a lost, stolen or runaway slave is taken by another person, the original owner has one week to regain his property before legal title is passed to the new Master. The slave remains the property of the original Master for only that one week if he does not regain possession.
For a slave to runaway from her Owner is a serious offense. For the first offense the penalty is commonly a severe beating. But she is only allowed that single mistake. The penalty for a second offense is usually hamstringing.
A Free women can sell herself into slavery, but, once it is completed she cannot revoke it.
If a Free women submits to be a slave to a specific man, and that man refuses the offer, she still shall become a slave, subject to capture by the first person to collar her.
Slaves are not permitted outside the cities gates unless accompanied by a Free person.
It is a capital offense for a slave to claim a Caste.
A child born of a slave, becomes a slave and belongs to the slaves Owner.
Any Free women who couches with another's slave or even prepares to do so, becomes a slave herself and becomes the slave of the male slave's Master. This is known as the couching law.
A father who cannot pay his debts, his daughter becomes a slave of the state. She will be put up for sale at public auction. The proceeds of her sale will be used to equitably satisfy the creditors.
A Free women that cannot pay her debts will be enslaved. Under the redemption laws, a man can pay her debts, and thus will now own her. if no one redeems her within a certain period, she will be sold to slavers.
Earth girls do not have a Home stone, so there are no legalities that prevent their capture and enslavement.
The principle of "conduct indicating suitability for the collar" deals with conduct by a Free woman sufficient to warrant her reduction to slavery. It is commonly aplied to fraud, theft, indigence, vagrancy, prostitution, and indulgence in sensuous dance. Other behaviors which might trigger the principles includes attempting to spy on Masters and slaves, disguising oneself as a slave, garbing oneself as a slave even in the supposed secrecy of one's own compartment, baring to much flesh, lingering about slave shelves and markets, and even exhibiting an interest for fascination with bondage. The principle deals with overt behavior and not thoughts.
It is illegal to sell a slave that is not your own without the Owner's permission. the penalty varies according to the sex of the seller. For a man it is exile, for a female it is enslavement