Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Collar

The Collar

Why a collar ?

"The collar has four common purposes, Master," she said, "First, it visibly designates me as a slave, as a brand might not, should it be covered by clothing. Second, it impresses my slavery upon me. Thirdly, it identifies me to my Master. Fourthly - fourthly -" 
"Fourthly?" he asked. 
"Fourthly," she said, "it makes it easier to leash me."
---Explorers of Gor, 5:80-81

my name anklet

I.D. anklet
A band of metal affixed to Earth captive's ankle for transportation to Gor.

"...My ankles were crossed and tied together, with a short piece of rope. A metal anklet of some sort was fastened on my left ankle."
"A girls identificatory anklet." I said. "It is removed after her delivery to Gor."
---Savages of Gor, 13:181

my collar is a turian collar from ring of steel. 

Turian Collar
Unlike most Gorean slave collars, the Turian collar is made of a single band and fits about the slave's neck in a loose fashion.

...The Turian collar lies loosely on the girl, a round ring; it fits so loosely that, when grasped in a man's fist, the girl can turn within it; the common Gorean collar on the other hand, is a flat, snugly fitting steel band.  Both collars lock in the back, behind the girl's neck.  The Turian collar is more difficult to engrave, but it, like the flat collar, will bear some legend assuring that the girl, if found, will be promptly returned to her master....
---Nomads of Gor, 5:29

at times my collar is coved with a silk cloth that is wrapped round it not to hide it, but there are times i would be inaporate to ware it

Collar sleeves
Silken sleeves which are used in few places, slipped over collars usually for the purpose of 'matching' the collar to the slave's garments.

"What is this?" I asked.
"The silk?" she asked. "That is a collar stocking, or a collar sleeve. They may be made of many different materials. In a cooler climate they are sometimes of velvet. In most cities they are not used."
---Kajira of Gor, 3:46

"The purpose of the collar sleeve is to hide the collar," I said.
"No, Mistress," she said. "Surely the collar's presence within the sleeve is sufficiently evident."
"Yes," I said, "I can see now that it is."
The girl smiled.
"The yellow fits in nicely with the yellow of your belt," I said, "and the yellow flowers on the tunic."
"Yes, Mistress," smiled the girl. The sleeve I saw now could function rather like an accessory, perhaps adding to, or completing, an ensemble. It did, in this case, at least, make its contribution to the girl's appearance. "The belt is binding fiber, Mistress," said the girl, turning before me. "It may be used to tie or leash me, or even, coiled, to whip me."
---Kajira of Gor, 3:48