by a matriarchy (Tatrix), Tharna is Gors silver city. A city
in the northern hemisphere, far northeast of Corcyrus. Located
among the mountains, Tharna accorded women great opportunities
and priviliges until the rebellion of 10,117 Contassa Ar (Outlaw
of Gor). Its towers are broader and shorter than other cities.
Once drab and grey, they now are as colorful as all other
cities, sporting proudly the colors of every caste there.
It is East of Ko-ro-ba. Tarl Cabot mentioned that it is far
from the Sardar Mountains. Similar in some ways to the ancient
Earth city of Carthage.
male portion of the population has long since regained control
over the city, and with the exception of the Tatrix, Tharna
is ruled almost entirely by men. There are few freewomen in
the city of Tharna, the entire female population consisting
almost completely of female slaves. Tharna, and its sister-city
of Argentum to the south, are known for their silver mines
and production of that metal. Tharnan Warriors can be distinguished
by their blue helmets. Tharnan males are recognized by the
two yellow cords they wear tucked in their belts, to bind
owns many valuable silver mines and is sometimes called the
City of Silver. This city was once ruled by a Tatrix and women
dominated. A revolution came about though and changed everything,
now, there are very few free women in Tharna.
Tharnan men have 2 yellow cords about 18 inches long, commonly
worn in their belt. These cords are presented to them as youth's
as part of the Home Stone ceremony. They represent the mastery
of men, and are suitable for binding a female hand and foot.
In the same ceremony, young women are brought into the presence
of the Home Stone, though they are not allowed to kiss it
as do the men. They are stripped, collared, and bound by the
young men. By virture of this ceremony, the females are now
counted as slave.
once a metal worker, is currently the Administrator.
were many things supposedly strange about Tharna, among them
that she was reportedly ruled by a queen, or Tatrix, and,
reasonably enough in the circumstances, that the position
of women in that city, in contrast with common Gorean custom,
was one of privilege and opportunity."
---Outlaw of Gor, page 49