Back



Islands


All of the islands of Gor are located on Thassa, the great ocean. Most of the islands are free ports administered by the Merchant Caste. There are numerous small, unnamed islands as well on the sea.

Anango: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located very far south of the equator, almost beyond the ken of most Goreans. It is close to the shore of Thassa. The jungles of its interior serve as the setting for many fanciful stories of strange races, mysterious plants and fabulous animals. The "magicians of Anango" are well known everywhere except on Anango. They speak Gorean.

Asperiche: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located south of Teletus and Tabor.

Cos: This is a terraced island about four hundred pasangs west of Port Kar and north of Tyros. It is a lofty island with level fields to the west. Cos and Tyros have a combined navy equal to that of Port Kar. Cos is also a major enemy of Ar. The capital city of Cos is Telnus. The three other major cities are Selnar, Temos and Jad. The Ubar is Lurius of Jad. Family is very important on Cos. Blue is the color of Cos.

Farnacium: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste.

Hulneth: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste.

Hunjer: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located far to the north.

Ianda: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located north of Anango and is close to the shore of Thassa. It has a number of shipyards.

Northern islands: These are numerous but small islands, extending in an archipelago like a scimitar northeastward from Cos. The islands are not united. Their governments are usually no more than a village council. They usually possess no vessels larger than clinker-built skiffs and coasters.

Scagnar: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located in the far north. Thorgard is its Jarl. He owns the Black Sleen, a warship and the swiftest ship in the north.

Skjern:

This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It lies west of Torvaldsland. They seldom venture south or as far inland as Ko-ro-ba.

Tabor: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is named for the drum it resembles. It fears Tyros, its powerful neighbor. Their merchants are famed for the accuracy of their accounts.

Teletus: This is an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste.

Tyros: This is a rugged island with mountains, located west of Port Kar. It has mazes of vart caves. Kasra is the capital of Tyros and the only other major city is Tentium. The Ubar is Chenbar of Kasra, the Sea Sleen. It is an enemy of Ar and Port Kar. Family is important on Tyros as it is on Cos. Tyros has trained varts, some the size of small dogs, to be used as weapons.




Back