Soooooo I was on task yesterday to find a blacksmith to make new braziers for the temple grounds when I ran into another slave and we started talking, then a free man came up and asked where the Tavern was, so I pointed to the front of the city directing him, then another free man came up behind me and when I turned to point I saw him and a free women so I greeted them. The first free man moved on, the second one pointed to his feet...which I then went to and kneel before. He Promptly accused me of not kneeling before a free...I looked down at my knees on the ground and up at him like..."Wtf?"...and he broke out cuffs and chains and chained my wrists to my ankles with only enough room to crawl. Mind you, he is not of this city, not my owner, and I am a high caste slave.
Then he put a sign around my neck that had a quote from Players of Gor. I can't find the exact quote, and don't feel like logging on to get it, but basically it sounds like this one from Dancers.
"It is almost universal, as far as I know, that a slave kneels in one fashion or another when entering her master's presence, or if she should find herself in his presence. She commonly kneels when spoken to by any free person. This is simply a matter of respect. To be sure, she can be slain if she does not do so. The kneeling position, of course, which the master's, or free person's, permission, either tacit or explicit, is usually required to break, is commonly an initial position. For example, after its deferential assumption, she may be dismissed from it, to other duties, such as cleaning, shopping or cooking."
Dancer of Gor, p. 114
So, drop to your knees on the street every time a free stops you to ask something....(which there is another quote of a girl being stopped by Tarl and she answers his question and moves on without kneeling)...orrr stand and answer the questions unless told to kneel, or if the "service" to a free is longer then expect...more then one question, etc, then kneel in the street?...
I assume the gorean streets are probably pretty damn messy. Bosk dung, Kaiila dung, tarn droppings, dirt, mud, garbage possibly. People constantly bustling about. Would it be realistic to have all these kneeling slave girls taking up room in the streets, at risk of being trampled or run over?
Don't raise your voice, Improve your Argument.