Your presence here as Our tribe, the Wa Ngao Taluna, re-dedicate Ourselves
not just to the ways of Gor, but to each Other is important and meaningful.
Thirteen years ago I stood as Se’ together with En’ Tarsha Ra, 1st Girl Ronnie Vale,
2nd Girl Desire Guru, and Ribbon Butuzova and proclaimed the existence of the
Wa Ngao as a proud Taluna tribe of the jungles rainforests of the Schendi region of Gor.
. . . turns and smiles to Her Dear One
Desire Guru smiles bashfully
I thought it appropriate to remind Ourselves of what has helped Our tribe to
endure these years This Beacon Fire is an example of that spirit of endurance.
This beacon fire was a memorial first brought to meaning by 1st Girl Guli Janus,
and a reminder of all that have been called Wa Ngao whether here with Us now,
or nearby in other lands, or those, as the white candles represent,
those that will no longer walk amongst Us.
It is also intended to be a lasting beacon to guide Sisters and kajirae who are
away “Home”. And for some who will never return, to be remembered
It is said by some that as long as aa person is remembered, they never truly die.
In the years Our tribe has existed we have been guided by a philosophy set
down at the beginning. A year or two after I became En’ as Tarsha had asked,
I spoke with Her about the direction I had set Our tribe on. I was new, as En’
and I wanted to be sure I was guiding Our tribe as was intended.
In the following years We have adapted to many things. Watched Our tribe grow.
Seen the land prosper and new lands be added along with new Sisters from other
tribes and new Friends from all over Gor. It pleases Me no end that in even the
most distant lands, We are greeted with “Sawubona”. Evidence of the far reaching
influence of Our tribe. But now is a time to look back and be reminded of what
We were and are now.
Myself, as En’ also needs to be reminded.
The Philosophy of Our tribe was written by En’ Tarsha and revised by 1st Girl Jazz.
Let Me review for some and share with others
Wa Ngao Taluna – Tribal Philosophy
I will speak now both IC and OOC
Gor, in the medium which we know as Second Life, provided a rich visual
environment that brought this universe that we’ve come to embrace closer to
life. The Gorean communities that popped up in SL ranged from lifestylers, RPers,
combatants or Gorcraft.
Its mode of interaction spans from being an online extension of a lifestyle to mere
shoot, capture, rape and kill. These players range from being lifestyle Goreans
who are never in character or out, as they are what they are.
And there are those left mouse button mashers, who are in it for the the gaming
aspect. Who also do not know or took time to learn of the universe that they play in.
. . . pauses . . . many in Gor have lamented that!
There are many interpretations of Gor. There is not one that will suit all. We do
not demand that ours is the best. For each of us Gor is about what we believe in
– in the core of a Gorean it is about respect and loyalty. And as a taluna, our courage
and our will to survive in the harsh environment that we live in.
The Wa Ngao could not be defined as a lifestyle tribe. For if we were, we would have
lived according to Gorean ideals. There will be no characterization. Our AVs is an
extension of our RL personalities in SL. We would have lived in the balance of Gor’s
natural institution of slavery. And in this, we would have treated our slaves differently for one.
. . . . turns to the kajirae and nods with a gentle smiles
The Wa Ngao was never meant to be a D/s tribe. The only reference to D/s the Wa Ngao
has are its sensibilities – being safe, being sane and most importantly with consent.
The members of Wa Ngao are roleplayers first and foremost. When we shoulder a bow,
call upon a kajira, trap fish, milk a verr, hunt some vulo, raise a bowl of paga to our lips,
we are roleplaying.
For these things do not exist in our RL. We, as a group, are interacting in a common
created universe of Gor and what it means to our hearts.
. . . pauses and repeats . . . . what it means to Our hearts
In a RP environment, there are those who play a character cleverly written out like an
actor in a movie. At times, we come across Xena, who knows close to nothing of the role
that she portrays as a panther of Gor. But she exists in SL Gor for the excitement of
roleplaying a warrior princess, raped, escaped and seeking revenge.
What makes the Wa Ngao unique, is that our members do not play a make believe
character. A back story is not required to determine the actions of your character in any
We encourage the merger of our members’ personalities in their SL roles. But we
demand that the person is true to herself, as a taluna or as a kajira of Wa Ngao.
We respect the real person behind the avatar
But our heart and soul is still taluna. A strong, loyal woman with respect for all living
things around us. This defines us. This is the core of our being.
The Wa Ngao was founded to provide an immersive environment for a unique group of
people to play the roles of a band of outlaws, living on their own means to survive the
harshness of this world, in the Jungles of Schendi, in the universe of Gor.
We may not demand that a member’s character should come to being from events that
may have happened in the books. We demand that a member be knowledgeable, or
be in pursuit of such knowledge, to be part of our environment.
To immerse themselves into our environment, to live the lives of a few Gorean outlaws,
who have banded together to survive, to being invisible to the rest of the Gorean world,
to avoid return to the cities that we have escaped from and to avoid the rules of men.
You have created and enrich it with your roles, your vision of how you, as a taluna of Gor
live your lives amongst us and partake in a communal story.
One moment . . .
. . . smiles softly and repeats
We demand that our members, through knowledge, reciprocate to the environment that
we have created and enrich it with your roles, your vision of how you, as a taluna of Gor
live your lives amongst us and partake in a communal story.
This defines the Wa Ngao, that we immerse in our roles in our environment. That we
carry ourselves as taluna in everything that we do, with strength, courage, respect
and loyalty to the woman who stands or kneels beside us and respect for them and
the land that we live in.
As we move through the environment we create together we ask and hope that you
remember these founding philosophies of the Wa Ngao.
As such We pledge to these things seven promises to Ourselves and each Other:
First . . As a Wa Ngao I am true to myself.
I will play my role in the tribe to the best of my ability. I carry my weight in the tribe.
Be it slave, Huntress, or En, I am the best I can be.
Second . . . As a Wa Ngao I am true to my tribe
I will never disrespect my tribe. The honor of the Wa Ngao is great and I will never
tarnish it willingly or intentionally.
Third . . . As a Wa Ngao I will honor my Sisters.
Be them slave, Huntress, or En, I respect them all the same. Roles are stations
in life or jobs but the Sisterhood transcends that. I would never do anything
intentionally to make my sisters uncomfortable, embarrassed, or dishonored.
Fourth . . . As a Wa Ngao I will honor my home.
The lands of my home are the homes of my sisters. Our homes are sacred and
are respected. Our home provides shelter and sustenance. I will fiercely protect my home.
Fifth . . . As a Wa Ngao I will protect my heritage.
Sixth . . . As a Wa Ngao I will honor Gor.
I understand that what Gor means to others is as important to them as it is to
me. While I may not share every idea others may have, I respect their rights
to theirs. I do not weigh my values above the values of others and will decline
Seventh . . . As a Wa Ngao I will build on the future.
I understand that education is the basis of growth in general and not just
personal. I will do my best to project a better understanding of myself, my tribe,
my sisterhood, my home, my heritage, and Gor.
. . . smiles softly.
It is these things I ask My S/sisters to pledge again in a renewed dedication
to Ourselves and each Other. And on this pledge Our true strength is based
OUR TRIBAL BOND
Two fluids are essential for life
Without either one, a person perishes
One is water
The other blood
Such is also true with families . . . such as Ours
Two are required for a full and complete life. To keep from perishing
One is Our “Family of Blood”, those who We are bound to by birth
The Other is Our “Family of Water”, those We meet and bond with in Life
Two Families, both essential to a successful and happy life
To this I, as En’ and Sister pledge Myself to My Family of Water . . .
You that are the Wa Ngao Taluna tribe of the Schendi region of Gor
That’s for you Guli!
. . . smiles
Wendy, I call upon You as Mosi Uta, First Bow of the Wa Ngao to renew the pledge
You made as an example of dedication to Family
I am Wendy of the Wa Ngao.
Today I renew my promise and oath in the presence of all gathered here
and call again my Sisters past, present and future hear to me, I
call you to witness.
points to the scar on her left.
This serves as a message to all who see it and also to myself
I spilled a few drops of my blood in the fire of this beacon, on the ground and in
the waters of the Ua.
As it evaporated from the fire I became part of the air in the land Wa Ngao
as it sunk into the ground I return in the gentle rains that caress the land Wa Ngao
and as it mixed with the waters of the Ua I am with my Family of Water
I am a little part of the eternal circle of water in the land Wa Ngao completed.
I am the Ngao and stand between the tribe and any harm.
I am the Shield my of my Sisters.
For that I will lay down my pixel life.
I am Wendy of the Wa Ngao.
So I said long ago and this I renew today for all you your to bear witness
. . . nods as witness
I ask that A/all make a pilgrimage in the next hand to make their own “personal
pledge” of dedication to Our Tribe and each Other.
Loniki Loudon looks at the candles.
We lost some along the way but we have endured. We will continue to endure.
The pledge is more a way we live our life’s ideally. I will continue to live this way.
Asante . . .thank all of you for standing here with Us today
Loniki Loudon: to the next 13 years