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PostSubject: MANDATORY: Chores   MANDATORY: Chores I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 31, 2008 8:43 am

you are to work on these chores as well as be creative in coming up with more ideas and activities and chores. Remember, paint a picture and tell a story as you do your chores.

There is never a reason to ever have a slave sitting idle in the city. Below is a list of chores that will help you stay busy . It is not a full list but should be helpful with finding things to do. Learn well and remember your place on Gor.

Med Kits: med kits are to be kept at rach fur as well as in the medicine area. The list of contents if found on the medicine page. Check with the Free of the home if any questions.

Milking Bosk: the three-legged miling stool and clean pails are kept in the storage area. The bosks are in the field. Pulling on the teats milks them. The buckets are emptied into a vat and sealed, hung from a string and let out into the wate stream to keep cool.

Tending Verr: Milking the Verr very similar to the bosk curing the hair. The milk can be used to make cheese and the wool and hair can be weaved for ropes, blankets and clothe.

Cleaning Fish: The fish must be gutted, scaled and filleted then put in the smokehouse. The scales can be saved to make jewelery. The guts should be fed to the sleen. The larger bones can be saved and used for making needles.

Cleaning Game: Remove the horns or antlers and put them in the storage area for use in carving handles and such. Get permission to us a knife. Skin the animal carefully, keeping the hide in one piece. Start by hanging the animal by it's back legs. Cut up and through the hide on the inside of the hind legs. Make a circular cut around the joint of each leg. with the sharp point and blade of a knife, skin out the hindquarters. Saw off the hind legs below the joints. Slice down the belly towards the neck. Grab the hide and pull, much of it will peel right off. In spots where the hide sticks, skin with the knife. Cut off the tail. Don't let the long hair get on the meat. Keep pulling, and skinning the hide over the ribs and down to the shoulders. cut along the insides of the front legs and skin them out. Pull and skin the hide down over the animals head. Put the hide also in the storage area to be cured. When gutting the animal save the gut for casings for sausages. They must be clean and soaked in a solution of water and disinfectant then hung to dry. The bladders are also saved to make botas. Boil them in water and then set them to dry. The meat may now be cut into roasts, steaks ets. and stored.

Cleaning Kitchen and Preparing Food: There are always items in the kitchen to be cleaned , plates and cups washed and meals to be prepared for later in the day. Be creative and show your skills and knowledge of Gorean foods and drinks.

Curing Skins: The skins will be in the storage area. First clean them of any fleshy debris by scraping with a sharpened rock or knife after getting permission. Then stake them out in the sun for a couple of days.. Once they are completly dried, you rub the hide with a stick or rock until it is soft and smooth. These will be used as furts. With other hides, you remove the fur by scraping away with a shell or knife after getting permission then rub both sides until soft and smooth. Keep the hides in the storage area until they are needed for leatherwork.

Making Bandages: Find some rags in realtively good shape. They would usually be in a basket in the storage area. Wash them to clean the stains out and then rip them into long strips. They are the boiled to sterilize them, dry them and then roll them up. They are then stored in the medicine area.

Feeding the Animals: (kaiila, sleens, bosk, tarsk) They all need fresh hay and water. The sleens and kaiila get meat as well.The tarsk get scraps from the serving wagon.

Embroidery: Vests, FW clothing, tunics, slippers can be embroidered with nearly any design you choose or the Free requests. Thread and needles are found in the supply area inside of a sewing basket. Permission is not needed to use a sewing needle.

Curing and Preserving Meats: Marinate the meats in whatever spices you wish after cutting into strips. Hang in the smokehouse or in the sun to dry into jerky. Salting it as well can preserve meat and fish.

Beading: (making earrings, belly chains, bracelets, binas) Glass beads, shiny fish scales, wires and thin chains are kept in a basket in the storage area. Use your imagination to make them as intricate or as simple as you like. If you beg permission from a Free, they may let you use gold, silver or finer items to make jewelry for the Free.

Gathering Ice: In the winter months you can chip large pieces of ice off the frozen river. The blocks are carried to the chilling area of the wagon and stacked. Sprinkle sawsdust over each layer to keep the blocks from sticking to each other and cover with a large cloth.

Making Butter: First skim the thick cream from the milk vat on the rope in the little stream. It is then poured into the butter churn found in the corner of the serving area. Add salt to the mixture. You will then pump the handle up and down which will move the paddle inside the churn and eventually make butter. You will feel the mixture become thick as the butter forms. It will grow harder to move the handle until eventally you will feel a ball of butter inside the churn. Take the butter and press it into a mold found on the shelving. It is then stored in the wagon . Pour off the whey or buttermilk and check to see if there is some in the chilling area of the wagon. If the supply is sufficient, feed the whey to the sleens or mix with the tarsk feed.

Making Cheese: Cheese is made from bosk milk that has not had the cream removed yet. Salt and different spices are added to this thick mixture. It is then heated while stirring continuously in a very large deep pan. Take care not to boil, only heat long enough to just be warm. Curds or lumps will then form in the heating milk. When enough curds have formed, remove them from the milk and place them in a bowl. The curds will need to be put into a wooden cheese press that squeezes and molds them. The cheese mold is then placed in the chilling area of the wagon to cure. Rmemember, the longer it cures, the better it will taste. After it has aged long enough, it needs to have the mold cut of from the sides and is wrapped carefully in clean rep cloth. It is then stored on the shelving in the chilling area of the wagon.

Making Botas: Botas are made from animal bladders. Get one from the storage area. It should already have been sterilized by boiling. Rub the surface carefully with a rock or blunt stick until it is soft and pliable. Be careful not to rip the skin as you work. A horned stopper or a cork will need to be carved as well. Get permission to use a knife to carve with. The horns or antlers are also found in the storage area. This will be used to fit in the opening to keep the botas from spilling. A leather strap for hanging upon and a hook needs to be sewn upon it as well. The bota is then to be decorated with dyes or paints.

Weaving Cloth: (Differnt colour siks or veils for dances, blankets, cloth for Masters' tunics and FWs' robes) The loom, threads and yarns are kept in a chest in the storage area. You must warp up the loom which just means putting the thread/yarn on. Then you begin to weave by going under and over each string. You use a shuttle to push what you have woven tightly together keeping it tight as you work. The design can be as intricate or as simple as you wish. When you have finished the piece, you must tie off the ends and then cut it from the loom . Make sure you get permission to use a knife to cut with first.

Making Healing Salve: This is made with a combination of kanda leaf and brak bush leaves found in the medicine area. They are grown in containers in the med area or in a plot near the garden. They are crushed and cooked with bosk lard. Then they are to be packaged in small vials found in the medical area. The vials are then stored in the medical area or in the medical kits if they need replenishing.

Making Mead: In a large kettle pour 4 quarts of honey, 2 cups of yellow sugar, and 2 gallons of fresh clean water. Bring to a slow boil. Stirring constntly let this mixture boil about 20 minutes. Remove carefully from the fire. Add 1 cake of yeast and 1 jar of mead spices, which are found in the serving area. Stir in 3 more gallons of clean water and two pitchers of tospit juice . Have a thrall bring a cask to the cooking fires. Ladle the misture into the cask, making sure to leave the tap hole open. Have the thrall place in the back of the storage for at least 3 months to ferment. Before moving the cask to the fcilling area to be sure the plug the tap hole with a wooden plug or cork.

Making Slave Wine: First, you must gather si root. This is either found in the medical area or in the planters. Make sure not to use the better kalana for this.. Stir often and wath it carefully so it does not burn. It is then cooled and stored in botas or bottles. Make sure to clearly mark what it is and store in the medical area.
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Making Kalana or Paga: In a special barrel, which has been cut in half, place a basket of kalana fruit. Bring a pail filled with water to the barrel. Wash your feet well. Stepping in the barrel, you crush the fruits with your feet. After the fruit has all been crushed, step out rinsing your feet. Now you need to strain the fruit through repcloths. After you have it strained, you add some yeast and sugar. Once cake of yeast and 3 cups of sugar per basket of fruit should be sufficient. Stir slowly till all the yeast is dissolved. Pour the juice into a wine barrel in the back of the storage area. After it ferments for about a month or so, ladle it into bottles; add a cork and seal with wax. Kalana is made from the fruit of the kalana, paga comes from grain, and sul paga is made from sul and ca also be made here. A bottle or two of sul paga is kept on hand for visitors. Basically the processess for making all three are smiliar. All of these are added to some sugar and allowed to ferment for a month or so.

Kal-da: In a special barrel, which has been cut in half, place a basket of kalana fruit. Bring a pail filled with water to the barrel. Wash your feet well. Stepping in the barel, you will crush the fruits with your feet. After the fruit has all been crushed, step out rinsing your feet. Now you need to strain the fruit. Pour the strained juice into a clean kettle sealing tightly with a fitted lid. Bring the juice to a boil quickly over a high flame on the cooking fires to extract the essence of the kalana. Once it begins to boil, move to the edge of the fires for a lower flame to allow concentrating. After it is concentrated, take to the serving area and place upon the counter to cool to room temperature. Add fruit juices then ladle it into clean botas or bottles and label.

Black Wine: Place three doubled rep cloths on the counter in the serving area. Add 3 large scoops of black wine beans to the centre of the cloth. Pull up the corners and tie off with a rence cord tightly ... With a heavy wooden mallet smash the beans several times till crushed but not powered. Place in a clean kettle and add water, setting the kettle over low flames as to not boil the wine.

Juice: Most fruit juice need only be crushed in a large bowl with a heavy clay bowl, or pestle after rinsing them well. The larger fruits such as tospit, peaches, plums and the cherries will have to be pitted before crushing. Strain the juice from the pulp, adding sugar to taste. Red fruit will need to be cut in quartes and cooked in a small amount of water to soften before crushing. Poured in pitchers, place in the chilling area of the wagon.

Making Rope and Twine: Both rope and twine are made from fibres, such as shredded rep cloth or from animal hair. They can either be braided into rope or twisted and rolled into twine.

Making Nets for Fishing: Fishing nets are made by loosely weaving strong cord together. This can be done on a loom or you can hand tie them. They can also be woven onto sticks to form handles.

Making Hammocks: Weaving strong cord together as well makes hammocks. This can be done by hand or on the loom. Make sure they are long enough for the tallest Master.

Making Purses, Boots, Bags, Etc. for Leather: Leather hides are found in the storage area. Make a pattern then cut out the leather after getting permission to use scissors or a small knife. Then sew the leather in the pattern you have chosen. You may then hook a design which means cutting slightly into the leather to make the design. Make sure you get permission to use a small quiva to do this. You may dye the leather with a design or leave it plain. Making boots or moccasins incudes decorating the leather as well as stitching the leather to a cutout sole.

Gathering Eggs and Changing Vulo Bedding: The vulo pen is a wire and wooden enclosure that is covered to keep the vulo from flying free. There are shelves with boxes to lay their eggs in. Each box has straw bedding. The floor of the vulo pen is also coverd with straw. Be sure to enter carefully and latch the door. The vulo like to sneak past and run free. Bring a basket with you for the eggs as well as grain or maize to feed them, a wheel barrel and fresh bedding. Toss the feed on the ground after raking the straw so that they will be busy while you find the eggs. Some may not lay eggs in the boxes so check everywhere. Then remove the old bedding from the floor and boxes and replace it with fresh smelling hay. You may want to place a damp rep cloth over your nose and mouth while cleaning the bedding. The dust from the vulo droppings is fine and that will stop you from breathing it in as you work.

Sewing Leathers for Master: Masters should be measured for the leathers to ensure a good fit. Get their waist, hip size and inseam. Then draw the pattern on the back of the leather hide, which is found in the storage area. Cut out the leathers after you get permission to use a quiva or scissors from a Free and sew the leather into the pattern.

Washing the Animals: (kaiila, bosk, etc.) Washing the animals includes actually washing them with soap flakes as well as polishing their hooves and horns.

Mucking the pens: Use a pitchfork or rake and clean out the old straw in the pens. There is a compost pile near the shed to put the old straw on. Then spread fresh new straw around. Make sure bosk dung is saved for fuel for the fires.

Making Spoons/Other Implements: Usually from tabuk/bosk, etc. horns. You will need permission to use a quiva to carve the horns and antlers. Carve spoons, forks, cooking utensils, etc from the horns.

Weeding the Pathways: (or clearning them of snow in the winter) This one is pretty self-explanatory.

Planting Flowers, tree's: (spring, summer, fall work) Use the straw/dung behind the stables for fertillizer.

Making Kurts, Whips from Leather: Get the leather from the shed, the strands of the whip are usually braided the handle can be made from the horn or wood (ask permission to use a quiva if you're going to carve it)

Cleaning the Spar Pit: Pretty self-explanatory as well

Clean the Dance Pit: Pretty self-explanatory as well. There is a dance pole that needs to be cleaned and polished in the center of the pit.

Cleaning the Whipping Post and the Branding Rack: (shrudders) The wood needs to be cleaned and polished. The leather straps for binding need to be cleaned and oiled, sweep away any debris.

Gathering Switches to Make Canes: (whipping) After getting permission to use a knife, cut slender branches from a bush and tie them in bundles. These are stored in the shed.

Making Needles: Carve little slender bits of bone, sharpen one end and put an eye in the other. Make sure you ask permission to use a quiva.


Making Arrows: Gather straight sticks and feathers. Strip the stick of the bark and shape it so one end is narrower than the other. Attach a metal arrow tip to one end of the stick. Ask at the forge and use leather twine to attach the arrows to the other end... You must always have a Free watch you as you do this chore. Be sure to turn the arrows over to the Free as soon as you are done.

Making Spears: The same as arrows, but on the larger scale.

Making bows: You must find a pliant stick brought back from a Frees travels since trees are limited in the plains( size can vary, you make large or small bows), then strip it of bark. Shape it so it is flat on both long sides and tapers toward the ends. Notches the two ends and attach the string. You will probably need to bend the bow over your leg in order to attach the string to the second end.
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