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Usually 8 (copper) tarsk bits in a copper tarsk (can be 4 or 10 depending on city)

100 of those copper tarsks in a silver tarsk

10 silver tarsks in a gold tarn

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2 gold tarns to a double-weight gold tarn

copper tarsk, silver tarsk, gold tarn

Coins are struck one at a time by a hammer on the flat-cap of a die

There are:

8 copper tarsk bits = 1 copper tarsk

100 copper tarsks = 1 silver tarsk

10 silver tarsks = 1 gold tarn

Which caste assays money? Merchants


hour - ahn, minute - ehn, second - ihn

It was past the fourteenth Gorean Ahn, or hour, the Gorean Day is divided into twenty Ahn, which ?

are numbered consecutively, the tenth Ahn is noon, the twentieth, midnight. Each Ahn consists of ?

40 Ehn, or minutes, and each Ehn of eighty Ihn, or seconds.Outlaw of Gor, pg 26

Clocks and watches are fairly rare on Gor, only the rich own them. For this reason, time bars are commonly rung in the cities to signal the end of each ahn.

Unlike the clocks of Earth, Gorean clocks hands move counter-clockwise

Clocks are looked after by Scribes

An easy way to remember:

ahn, ehn, ihn .... largest, middle, smallest ... they are in alphabetacal order

The Gorean day is the same length as the Earth day.

There are:

20 Ahn (Gorean hours) in a day. (24 ÷ 20 = 1.2 earth hours to the ahn)

40 Ehn (Gorean minutes) in an Ahn. (1440 ÷ 800 = 1.8 earth minutes to the ehn)

80 Ihn (Gorean seconds) in an Ehn. (86400 ÷ 64000 = 1.35 earth seconds to the ihn)


The calendar is measured differently from city to city, usually the years are named, or numbered according to the rise and fall of the Ubars and Administrators. For example, it might be the tenth year in the Administration of someone or the fifteenth year of this Ubar. Many cities use the calender of Ar which is considered a standard amongst at least part of Gor. In this calendar, the years are marked in Contasta Ar (C.A.), since the founding of Ar. According to Gorean legend, Ar was founded over 10,000 years ago when the Priest Kings gave the first Home Stone to a warrior.

For all Gorean peoples, the calender is of much more importance in daily life than the clock. Since Gor shares the same orbit as Earth, its year also has 365 days.

There are twelve twenty-five day Gorean months, incidentally, in most of the calendars of the various cities. Each month, containing five five-day weeks, is separated by a five-day period, called the Passage Hand, from every other month, there being one exception to this, which is that the last month of the year is separated from the first month of the year, which begins with the Vernal Equinox, not only by a Passage Hand, but by another five-day period called the Waiting Hand, during which doorways are painted white, little food is eaten, little is drunk and there is to be no singing or public rejoicing in the city; during this time Goreans go out as little as possible; the Initiates, interestingly enough, do not make much out of the Waiting Hand in their ceremonies and preachments.

For most Goreans the waiting hand marks the end of one year and the beginning of the next. However, this is not true throughout Gor. Turians count the Summer Solstice as their new year, conversely, their favorite foe the Wagon Peoples count the Winter Solstice as theirs. The Red Savages mark time with a calender that follows the phases of the moon and no one is exactly sure which moon marks their new year.

Not all the months are named in the books, those that are, are: En’Kara, En’Var, Se’Kara, Se’Var, Camerius (Selnar), and Hesius. Most Gorean cities do use the Lar Torvis month names, the rest vary according to area.

en'kara is the first month, En’Kara-Lar-Torvis, it starts on the spring equinox (approximately March 21). The name means literally the “First Turning of the Central Fire.” The Central Fire being what Goreans call the sun.

In Ar and those cities that use the arian calendar, the second month is known as Hesius, the third month is Camerius. In Ko-ro-ba, they call the third month Selnar.

Se'Var-Lar-Torvis - Second Resting of the Central Fire, or Se-Var, is the month of the winter solstice

So, we see some numbers in use here .. En and Se, in particular.

en'kara is the first month, En’Kara-Lar-Torvis, it starts on the spring equinox (approximately March 21). The name means literally the “First Turning of the Central Fire.” The Central Fire being what Goreans call the sun.

En’Var-Lar-Torvis, or En’Var, aka the First Resting of the Central Fire, is the month of the summer solstice.

Se’Kara-Lar-Torvis, or Se’Kara, is the month of the autumnal equinox. This translates to the “Second Turning of the Central Fire.”

Se’Var-Lar-Torvis – Second Resting of the Central Fire, or Se-Var, is the month of the winter solstice.

Camerius (Selnar), also from the Arian calendar, and Hesius are also months that are named in the books.

Gorean Calendar:

En'Kara (Vernal equinox/First month)

First Passage Hand

Second Month (Known as Hesius in Ar)

Second Passage Hand

Third Month (Known as Camerius in Ar and Selnar in Ko-ro-ba)

Third Passage Hand

En'Var (Summer solstice/Fourth Month)

Fourth Passage Hand

Fifth Month

Fifth Passage Hand (Love Feast)

Sixth Month

Sixth Passage Hand

Se-Kara (Fall equinox/Seventh Month)

Seventh Passage Hand

Eighth Month

Eighth Passage Hand

Ninth Month

Ninth Passage Hand

Se'Var (Winter solstice/Tenth Month)

Tenth Passage Hand

Eleventh Month

Eleventh Passage Hand

Twelfth Month

Twelfth Passage Hand (Carnival time)

Waiting Hand


All directions on Gor are calculated from the Sardar Mountains. There are two main directions, ?

Ta-Sardar-Var and Ta-Sardar-Ki-Var. They are also simply called Var and Ki-Var. Var means a ?

turning toward the Sardar, almost like facing north. Ki-Var means not turning to the Sardar. ?

But, Ki-Var is never used as a designation or direction on a map. The Gorean compass is divided ?

into eight quadrants, as opposed to the four used on Earth. Starting with Var, in clockwise ?

order, then comes Ror, Rim, Tun, Vask (also known as Versus Var), Cart, Klim and Kail. There is ?

also a system of longitude and latitude figured on the basis of the Gorean day with Ahns, Ehns ?

and Ihns.

A Gorean compass commonly has a luminescent dial and needle. The needle always points to the ?

Sardar Mountains. It may also have a chronometer on the back. You press a tab to open the back ?

panel and reveal the time piece.

A pasang is about seven-tenths of a mile. Most travel distances are expressed in pasangs. Speeds ?

are also expressed in these units.

A hort equals 1 1/4 inches. Ten horts equal a Gorean foot, which is about 12 1/2 inches long. ?

Height is normally expressed in horts. There are tape measures that are marked in horts.

An ah-il is the distance from the elbow to tip of the middle finger, about eighteen inches. This ?

is similar to an Earth cubit. Ten ah-il equal one ah-ral. Cloth is commonly measured in these ?

units. Ah-ils are not used to express height.

A huda equals five tefa. Six tefs equal one tefa, a tiny basket. A tef consists of a handful, ?

with the fingers closed, of produce.

A stone equals about four pounds. A weight equals ten stone. Weight is normally expressed in ?


A talu is equal to about two gallons.

There is an official Merchant's Stone, Weight and Foot. The Stone and Weight are solid metal ?

cylinders while the Foot is a metal rod. They have been standardized by Merchant Law and are ?

kept near the Sardar. Each city also keeps their own standard and can compare it to the official ?

ones at any of the Sardar Fairs. Each Merchant will al