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Map of Gor by Gorean-Art Map of Gor by Gorean-Art
Been working on this for a while.

Still needs a little work.
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GodricKharg Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I want to point out the location of "Lara" is wrong.

    "Lara!" she cried. "Lara!" This was a town in the Salerian Confederation at the confluence of Vosk and Olni.
www.e-reading.link/bookreader.…

It should be in my opinion 'east' of the Olni which it has been traditionally seen as with Marcus's map of Gor.

That said, its an excellent map with much more detail!

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ulovemyattitude Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Great job.  I use this all the time for reference.  
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WintersDream Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Love it. First time I have seen anyone doing this.
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Thalon1 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014
Not a bad Map of Gor, and actually one of the better ones out there. Though, from the book's descriptions The Sardar Mountains are southish of the Vosk, closer to Besnit and eastish of Port Kar and Brundisium. Thentis is where is should be, and ought to be the only mountains in that region, one of the last cities of 'civilized Gor before going further east into the Barrens. And I am not sure of Tarnwald, but on most other Maps I think have noted it south of the vosk, closer to the Voltai Mountains.
But to comment on another poster's comment; There is no Caste of Players, people of all Caste's play the 'Game', as it is simply spoken of in dilogue in the books.. the game of Kaissa, which is the Gorean word for Game. It is more of a fraternity or a Brotherhood of those that love the game. Some play the game and study it, to such an extent, that true they may seperate from thier Castes to indulge thier life's study of the game, but the players of the 'game' have no Caste.
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LanieGirl67 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Caste of Players refers to singers, musicians and professional players:

Players, incidentally, are free to travel where they wish on the surface of Gor, no matter what might be their city. By custom, they, like musicians, are held free of the threat of enslavement. Like musicians, and like singers, there are few courts at which they are not welcome.
Hunters of Gor   Page 148

Most Gorean cities now, at least in the south, had accepted a standard tournament Kaissa, agreed upon by the high council of the caste of players.
Beasts of Gor  Page 43

In most cities it is regarded, incidentally, as a criminal offense to enslave one of the caste of players.
Beasts of Gor   Page 44

The chief officer of the caste of players, with representatives of both Cos and Ar, would be waiting for them on the stone stage of the amphitheater, with the helmet.
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Then, beside he who bore the standard of Ar, there stood one in the garb of the players, the red and yellow checkered robe, and the checkered cap, with the board and pieces slung over his shoulder, like a warrior's accouterments.
Beasts of Gor   Page 51 - 53

We watched the large, yellow plaque, representing the Ubara's Spearman, hung on its peg at Ubara five. Two young men, apprentices in the caste of players, on scaffolding, placed the plaque. Another young man, also apprenticed in the caste of players, recorded this move, in red chalk, at the left of the board.
Beasts of Gor  Page 87

If one may judge by the outcome of Kaissa tournaments, amateur tournaments as opposed to those in which members of the caste of Players participate, there are brilliant men in most castes.
Fighting Slave of Gor  Page 211

The only other caste on Gor which is generally considered, for most practical purposes, as immune from bondage is the caste of players. These are the fellows who make their living from the game of Kaissa, playing it for prizes, charging for games, giving instruction and exhibitions, annotating games, and so on. They are usually poor fellows but generally have little trouble securing a night's food and lodging for a game or two. The general affection and respect which Goreans feel for the game of Kaissa is probably the explanation for the practical immunity from bondage commonly accorded the members of the caste of players.
Kajira of Gor  Page 298
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SINthiaKnight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
it is Port Cos not Port Cob
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ZykeDragoone Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I roleplay in Second Life Gor, as a Citizen of Besnit and a traveling member of the Caste of Players. I use this map to figure out where I should go next. Cant wait for the updated version.
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wombat0710 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great map...I miss the isle of Arcadia between Hulneth and Kassau
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Tobytja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Home city of Cabots is not Ko-bo-ra, but Ko-ro-ba ;-)
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013

I think some one else as pointed this out. I have amended it on my second version of the map but haven't got round to posting it yet.

Hopefully I will post over Xmas.

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ShioriAgatsuma Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH< i see my City (that i role play in) THARNA RULES!!!!!

i was told there was a City called Caelum Port...is there such thing?
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I cant find any references to its location. The map is based on the books only and not role play. If you have a book reference then I would consider adding it to the map. I am about to make a few minor updates to the map based on comments.
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KaputKatie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Hiya, when will you upload the dated version? I'd love to buy a print as a present for a friend.
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Hopefully in about a month.
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mima17 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Ko-bo-ra instead of Ko-ro-ba? And the Alexandra river in Torvaldsland is missing (cf. "Swordsmen of Gor"). mima
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Tchouck Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Nice work ! =D
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MorgaineChristensen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NICELY DONE.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool map! But i think there is a mistake: In the Tajari desert, it's Four Palms and not Four Plams ^^ Just a typing error.
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hardbodies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean "Tahari" lol me too, i made a typing error :D
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roosjuh1986 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I love your map even though I miss some details on the northen parts, I myself roleplay at Fehu Isa so when looking at this it's safe to say I miss some places such as Caledonia, port seaton and a whole lot more in the north.. for the rest absolutely love the details
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Yes it is a work in progress. Just it progresses very slowly, hehe!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Stunning work!
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:icontiber86:
Tiber86 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
would love a copy of this without the citys on it
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dwarvendk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
where do the Pani live
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ZykeDragoone Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The Pani live at the Worlds End. There is no elaborate description as to where it is but we do know you can get there by sailing between the islands of Tyros and Cos. How far and what the exact path is after that is unclear.
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rxtech666 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I cannot fathom the amount of work you put into this.

Thank you!
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Not as much as you may think. Many thanks for the comment.
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DavinciMode Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Great map...very impressive !!!

just one mistake..I think it must be a Typo...the "Prt Cob" near Tetrapoli and Tafa cities on Vosk River is " Port Cos",,not "Cob" :)
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Many thanks.
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timothypurpledreams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
wonderful you should give (give as sell to him for a bloody fortune) to john norman) to be used in his books
fantastic map better than 99% of all the fake world maps ive ever seen
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Many thanks for the kind words. I dont think it is possible to get an exact map of Gor as John Norman didnt seem to work from one and some of the books contradict each other regarding the location of some places.
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Mitsu-Souma Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This is the best map I've ever seen! Do you mind if I use it for a few RPs I'm doing? I truly admire how beautiful this is! And by my understanding of the books (Up to book 5), pretty damn accurate!
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Use it as you see fit. Glad you like it.
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Mitsu-Souma Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, this will help so much, both with the RP and reading the books~
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
You are most welcome.
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Pinadien Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I have been looking for a more accurate location on where Stomes of Turmus was all I find is that is was Close to Ar can any one help
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Godovwar1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
VERY nice map!!!
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breyercrazy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Where's Ko-ro-ba?
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Just above the river vosk.
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ORIONofTOR Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Really nice work! One of the MOST accurate maps I've ever seen of Gor. My two tarsk bits... Tor IS a part of the Tahari, inside the desert, though it is at the outter border of the Tahari. Meaning inside the desert but just barely. I'd love to see this change, would make the map even more accurate. :) I wish you well.
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Many thanks. When I get chance Ill move Tor into the desert.
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ORIONofTOR Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Really nice work! One of the MOST accurate maps I've ever seen of Gor. My two tarsk bits... Tor IS a part of the Tahari, inside the desert, though it is at the outter border of the Tahari. Meaning inside the desert but just barely. I'd love to see this change, would make the map even more accurate. :) I wish you well.
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ancient-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Excellent work, so great !
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LoneDust Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Nice! I've done some Gor RP on Second Life, but I'm not very good at it! Still I love Gor!
There is a place called 'Gorean Welcome center' That has a giant map you can walk on you can pick a city to teleport to!
I have to say you've done a fantastic job with your map!
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
So kind many thanks. There are a lot of conflicting references so it is hard to come up with a definative map.
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Dxt85 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
impressive work
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Morgus-PK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Caranda is wrong - the map is right as it is ... if one actually READS the books Tarl gives several descriptions of the distances and directions he uses when leaving the Sardar ...

This is just one example:

We had left the Fair of Se’Var and were making our way around the perimeter of the Sardar Range before crossing the Vosk on the way to Ar. ( Priest-Kings of Gor, page 311, Ereads edition )

Ar is south of the Vosk; if the Sardar is where Caranda suggests, Tarl would just head "east" and get to Ar without having to cross the Vosk ... as we always tell "newbies" in the forums and chat areas - READ the books,and PAY ATTENTION to what is there

It is a great work of art, shows attention to detail ... now to have to find a place for the Alexandra River and land of the Pani
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Gorean-Art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Many thanks for all the recent comments. I tried my best with the map, but my head was on the point of explosion so I posted it. As pointed out in the posts on this page there are quite a few conflicts and to a newbie like me it makes it a little confusing. I will revisit the map at some stage and the comments made here will be very useful to that end. Once again many thanks for all the comments.
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Caranda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
There's another strong clue in the new Gor book Mariners of Gor that the description in Players is correct:

"I set out in the direction others were moving,” she said. “I could not go back to Ar. I thought I might reach Torcadino, from whence I might purchase wagon passage to Brundisium, Besnit, Harfax, or Market of Semris."

The person speaking is fleeing Ar and considering going to Torcadino, which the map accurately shows is southwest of Ar. This is a sensible place to go if you want to then travel on west to Brundisium or Market of Semris by wagon. It would also be a sensible place to go if Besnit and Harfax (and thus the Sardar) were also in that direction from Torcadino. However, if Besnit and Harfax are far to the north of Ar across the Vosk then her proposed route makes no sense at all. Why travel away from those towns if you want to purchase wagon transport to them? Why are these towns (which are quite small by Gorean standards) being mentioned in the same list as Brundisium and Market of Semris if they are thousands of pasangs away from them in the opposite direction?
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Caranda Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Looks very good but just one criticism - the Sardar mountains and nearby towns like Besnit, Harfax and Esalinus and the Woods of Clearchus should be down south of the Vosk inland of Brundisium. There was some ambiguity about the location of the Sardar in the earlier books but this was cleared up in Players of Gor. If you read the passages in that book describing the troup of Players' travels from the Sardar Fair to Brundisium this is apparent.
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