Becoming a member of the Wa Ngao is considered a serious commitment. Because of that it is not taken lightly and one must work for the privilege of wearing the Wa Ngao tag no matter what position one may seek.
The Trial Collar
Many girls are acquired in many different ways. Sometimes they are found in the jungles and sometimes they are presented to us. Every girl that arrives in this way and seeks to be a kajira is given a trial collar. We want to see if they fit in and if they are truly committed. They are given a set of tasks to complete and if all goes well they will be elevated to tribal kajira.
The Pledge Period
Everyone who is interested in joining the tribe goes through a trial or pledge period. The purpose of this is time is getting to know the tribe. There are also tasks that will be assigned and this is part of the initiation. We have found this to be an effective way to see if the new member will be a good match. Not everyone makes it through the pledge period and we accept this because it shows the system works as intended. To be Wa Ngao requires dedication and patience.
The Wa Ngao are a progressive tribe and the need for a middle ranking between kajira and huntress was evident. Kujitoa is not an easy position to meet and one must be a committed senior kajira to be considered for kujitoa. While kujitoa is a relatively new ranking in the tribe, the idea of downward mobility to this ranking will also be considered if one is a Huntress in good standing.
The kujitoa stand beside the taluna as sisters but are more inclined to keep the camp. Most kujitoa are former kajirae and serving is what is in their hearts. They are not owned. They serve the tribe but may have a more intimate relationship with another be that other a taluna or a kujitoa.
When they serve Wa Ngao in camp they may serve in the kajira manner but this is not mandatory. Kujitoa will serve visitors, guests, and Wa Ngao outside of camp more in the manner of FW in civilized Gor, or not at all, or as En requests. But a Kujitoa who has become too independent will be asked to become taluna in the ranking of the tribe.
The kujitoa will be the keepers of camp, maintaining the fires, cooking, cleaning, fishing, brewing, gathering and may even hunt small game. A kujitoa does not wear a collar per-say but something more fitting of the higher ranking in the tribal sense. Kujitoa will commonly be in charge of kajirae in the smooth running of the camp.
The kujitoa will typically fight in self defense or in defense of the camp. When the taluna go to aid in fights on the continent the kujitoa would typically stay back to defend camp but may join the party in a second tier carrying extra quivers, bandages, salves and binding ropes. This in no way prevents a kujitoa from joining in a fight if aid is needed or she desires to aid her sisters. The kujitoa may also act as lures to attract strangers in the jungles.
When the tribe travels the kujitoa will carry trade goods and equipment necessary for setting up campsites. They may also dance, sing and play instruments to attract merchants and others when trading. When the taluna travel in disguise the kujitoa will travel as low caste FW or as a kajira with collar and silks befitting however the taluna are disguised.
An example of a kujitoa ceremony is here.
Pledge of the Wa Ngao
Our pledge is taken whenever anyone joins the tribe. It establishes our guiding principals and the mutual respect we show for each other.
Spoken By En’: 1) As a Wa Ngao I am true to myself.
RESPONSE by saying: 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.
Spoken By En’: 2) As a Wa Ngao I am true to my tribe.
RESPONSE by saying: I will never disrespect my tribe. The honor of the Wa Ngao is great and I will never tarnish it willingly or intentionally.
Spoken By En’: 3) As a Wa Ngao I will honor my Sisters.
RESPONSE by saying: 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.
Spoken By En’: 4) As a Wa Ngao I will honor my home.
RESPONSE by saying: 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.
Spoken By En’: 5) As a Wa Ngao I will protect my heritage.
RESPONSE by saying: Our past builds our future. Our future becomes our past in time. Our heritage reflects our honor on a third dimension.
Spoken By En’: 6) As a Wa Ngao I will honor Gor.
RESPONSE by saying: 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 to judge.
Spoken By En’: 7) As a Wa Ngao I will build on the future.
RESPONSE by saying: 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.
Commitment and Honor
All member are expected to behave in a manor that does no present Wa Ngao in an unfavorable light. Just because one has become a member of Wa Ngao it does not mean that this situation can not change and breaking the oath of the tribe can have serious consequences.