four drink serves to memorize

Ka-la-na

Description: Red wine

How to serve :

  1. Get goblet or tankard (if chilled), footed or clay bowl (if heated) from shelf in supply wagon
  2. Bring bottle from Ar, found in wagon on tray, next to vessel
  3. Return to Free, place tray down, pour beverage

A sweet, rich, fully bodied, deliciously fragrant red wine. It is distilled from the fruit of the Ka-la-na tree. The best and sweetest coming from the Plains of Ka-la-na. This drink often symbolizes romantic love. It is served chilled or at room temperature.
~Tarnsman, p.26 & Captive, p.114

Kal-da

Description: Ka-la-na wine diluted with larma and tospit juices, mixed with strong spices, and served hot.

How to serve :

  1. Get footed or clay bowl from shelf in supply wagon
  2. Get tray, bottle of ka-la-na, larma and tospit juices, as well as spices, place on tray
  3. Bring to cooking fire, and prepare in copper kettle on fire
  4. When ready, ladle into bowl
  5. Return to Free and offer

A hot almost scalding drink made of distilled Ka-la-na wine mixed with juices of fruits such as tospit and larma and hot spices. It is considered a peasant drink.
~Outlaw, p.76

Sul-Paga (different than Paga)
Description: Beverage made from suls. Comparable to Earth’s vodka.

How to serve:

  1. Get footed or clay bowl, or bota if requested
  2. If served in bota, fill from jugs, or large bottle
  3. If served in bowl, bring bottle of sul-paga on tray with bowl
  4. Bring tray to Master, pour beverage from the bottle into bowl
  5. Offer

Clear, almost tasteless, but very potent alcoholic beverage made from suls.
~Slave Girl, p.134

Paga (abbr. of Paga-Sa-Tarna, “Pleasure of the life-daughter”)
Description: Grain-based distilled liquor. Comparable to Earth’s whiskey.

How to serve:

  1. Get footed or clay bowl, bota, or bottle, depending on what is requested
  2. If served in bota, fill from jugs, or large bottle
  3. If served in bowl, bring bottle of Paga on tray with bowl
  4. Bring tray to Master, pour beverage from bottle into bowl
  5. Offer

I decided, if worse came to worst, that I could always go to a simple Paga Tavern where, if those of Tharna resembled those of Ko-ro-ba* and Ar, one might, curled in a rug behind the low tables, unobtrusively spend the night for the price of a pot of Paga, a strong, fermented drink brewed from the yellow grains of Gor’s staple crop, Sa-Tarna, or Life-Daughter.
~Outlaw, p.74


words in red indicate words this one does not yet know/understand.
original website where this information was found is here.
*Ko-ro-ba is a city on Gor to which the narrator of Tarnsman (Tarl Cabot) swears his alliegance.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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