~The Kef is the most common kajira brand~
Her brand, however, was not precisely the same as mine. It was more slender, more vertical, more like a stem with floral, cursive loops, about an inch and a half in height, and a half inch in width; it was, I would later learn, the initial letter in cursive script of the Gorean expression "Kajira" .
~Slave Girl of Gor, page 61~
"…the same as generally is used in the cities, which, for girls, is the first letter of the expression Kajira in cursive script…..The common Gorean
brand is usually an inch and a half to two inches high"
~Nomads of Gor,
~The Dina Brand~
"I had seen the design at the tip of the iron. It was a small flower, stylized; it was circular, about an inch and a half in diameter; it was not unlike a small rose; it was incredibly lovely and delicate. I thought the design was very beautiful."
~Slave Girl of Gor, page 52~
"My own brand was the "dina"; the dina is a small, lovely, multiply petaled flower, short-stemmed, and blooming in a turf of green leaves, usually on the slopes of hills, in the northern temperate zones of Gor; in its budding, though in few other ways, it resembles a rose; it is an exotic, alien flower; it is also spoken of, in the
north, where it grows most frequently, as the slave flower."
~Slave Girl of Gor, page 61~
~The mark of Treve~
"It is the first letter, in cursive script," she said, "of the name of the city of Treve."
~Captive of Gor, page 277~
~The mark of Torvaldsland~
"The brand used by Forkbeard, found rather frequently in the north, consisted of a half circle, with, at its right tip, adjoining it, a steep diagonal line.
The half circle is about an inch and a quarter in width, and the diagonal line is about an inch and a quarter in height. The brand is, like many, symbolic. In
the north, the bond-maid is sometimes referred to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword."
~Marauders of Gor, page 87~
~The mark of the Tuchuk~
".....the sign of the four bosk horns, that of the Tuchuk standard; the brand of the four bosk horns, set in such a manner as to somewhat resemble the letter
'H,' is only about an inch high."
~Nomads of Gor, page 62~
~The mark of the Tahari~
"Taharic is a very graceful script.….The men of the Tahari are content to form their letters carefully and beautifully, being fond of them…..The initial
printed letter of 'Kajira', rather than the cursive letter, as generally, is used as the common brand for women in the Tahari. Both the cursive letter in
common Gorean and the printed letter in Taharic are rather lovely, both being somewhat floral in appearance."
~Tribesmen of Gor, pages 148 & 149~
"On an iron table, to the right of the rack, there was a flat box. 'Lie on your right side, exposing your left thigh, ' he said. 'Yes Master,' I said. From the box he then took a small curved knife and a tiny, cylindrical leather flask. I gritted my teeth, but made no sound. With the small knife he gashed my left thigh, making
upon it a small, strange design. He then took a powder, orange in color, from the flask and rubbed it into the wound."
~Explorers of Gor, page 330~
"Four men held me, naked, near the brazier. I could feel the heat blazing from the cannister. The sky was very blue, the clouds were white.
"Please, no!" I wept.
I saw Rask, with a heave glove, draw forth one of the irons from the fire. It reminated in a tiny letter, not more that a quarter of an inch high.
The letter was white hot. "This is a penalty brand," he said. "It marks you as a liar."
"Please, Master!" I wept.
"I no longer have patience with you,"
he said. "Be marked as what you are."
I screamed uncontrollably as he pressed in the iron, holding it firmly into my leg. Then, after some two to four Ihn, he removed it. I could not stop screaming with pain. I smelled the odor of burned flesh, my own. I began to whimper. I could not breathe. I gasped for breath. Still the men held me.
"This penalty brand," said Rask of Treve, lifting another iron from the brazier, again with a tiny letter at its glowing termination, "marks you also as what you are, as a thief."
"Please, no, Master!" I wept.
I could not move a muscle of my left leg. It might as well have been locked in a vise. It must wait for the iron. I screamed again, uncontrollably. I had been branded as a thief.
"This third iron," said Rask of Treve, "is, too, a penalty iron. I mark you with this not for myself, but for Ute."
Through raging tears I saw, white hot, the tiny letter.
"It marks you as a traitress," said Rask of Treve. He looked at me, with fury. 'Be marked as a traitress,' he said. Then he pressed the third iron into my flesh. As it entered my flesh, biting and searing, I saw Ute watching, her face betraying no emotion. I screamed, and wept, and screamed. Still the men did not release
Rask of Treve lifted the last iron from the fire. It was much larger, the letter at its termination some one and a half inches high. It, too, was
white hot. I knew the brand. I had seen it on Ena's thigh. It was the mark of Treve. Rask of Treve decided that my flesh should bear that mark.
Master, please!" I begged him.
"Yes, Worthless Slave," he said, "you will wear in your flesh the mark of the city of Treve."
"Please," I begged.
"When men ask you," said he, "who it was that marked you as a liar and a thief, and traitress, point to this brand, and say, I was marked by one of Treve, who
was displeased with me."
~Captive of Gor, page 310~
~Locations of Brands~
'Yes, left thigh," said Samos to one of the guards. I liked the left-thigh branded girl. A right-handed master may caress it while he holds her in his left
~Beasts of Gor, page 25~
"Where are we branded?" She asked.
"A girl is commonly branded on the left or right thigh," I said,
"sometimes on the lower left abdomen."
~Beasts of Gor, page 229~
"Left thigh or right thigh?" he asked.
"Left thigh," said Ulafi. Slave girls are commonly branded on the left thigh. Sometimes they are branded on the right thigh, or lower left abdomen."
~Explorers of Gor, page 71~
"I also checked certain less common brand sites, such as the lower left abdomen, the interior of the left forearm, and the high instep area
of the left foot."
~Players of Gor, page 191~
"I had seized her, half lifted her, and turned her from side to side, examining her slim, attractive thighs for the tiny brand which would confirm the matter. The most common brand sites, that on the left thigh, the favorite, and that on the right thigh, lacked slave marks. This determination, given the nature of her
garmenture, could be instantly made. I then put her on her feet. "Oh!" she said. She was not branded on the lower left abdomen. That is perhaps the third most
favored brand site. I then checked several other brand sites, such as the inside of the forearms, the left side of the neck, behind and below the left ear, the
backs of her legs, and her buttocks. I even examined the insteps of her left and right feet. Her body was not branded."
~ Renegades of Gor, page 124~