The selection of the girls, incidentally, is determined by judges in their city, or of their own people, in Turia by members of the Caste of
Physicians who have served in the great slave houses of Ar; among the wagons by the masters of the public slave wagons, who buy,
sell and rent girls, providing warriors and slavers with a sort of clearing house and market for their feminine merchandise. The public
slave wagons, incidentally, also provide Paga. They are a kind of combination Paga tavern and slave market. I know of nothing else
precisely like them on Gor. Nomads of Gor, page 118
Laws, Codes and Rituals
Laws of the Wagon People
The Tuchuks and the other Wagon Peoples reverence
Priest-Kings, but unlike the Goreans of the cities, with
their castes of Initiates, they do not extend to them the
dignities of worship. I suppose the Tuchuks worship
nothing, in the common sense of that word, but it is true
they hold many things holy, among them the bosk and
the skills of arms, but chief of the things before which
the proud Tuchuk stands ready to remove his helmet is
the sky, the simple, vast beautiful sky, from which fans
the rain that, in his myths, formed the earth, and the
bosks, and the Tuchuks. It is to the sky that the Tuchuks
pray when they pray, demanding victory and luck for
themselves, defeat and misery for their enemies. The
Tuchuk, incidentally, like others of the Wagon Peoples
prays only when mounted, only when in the saddle and
with weapons at hand; he prays to the sky not as a
slave to a master, nor a servant-to a god, but as warrior
to a Ubar; the women of the Wagon Peoples, it might be
mentioned, are not permitted to pray; many of them,
however, do patronize the haruspexes, who, besides
foretelling the future with a greater or lesser degree of
accuracy for generally reasonable fees, provide an
incredible assemblage of amulets, talismans, trinkets,
philters, potions, spell papers, wonder-working sleen
teeth, marvellous powdered kailiauk horns, and colored,
magic strings that, depending on the purpose, maybe
knotted in various ways and worn about the neck.
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