The Wa ngao Taluna tribe and what makes them different

I have been looking round SL Gor and met many tribes and nearly all have combat and force collar, and take captives, when i came across a tribe that does not have combat, but who train and hunt, does not have force collar and take captives, but who have slaves not a few but have many, and who have well trained and desirable ones.  Who  has a tribe like this?

Wa Ngago Taluna Tribe

I have been attending their weekly Saturday evening Euro time 20.00 and Sl Time 12.00 lunch time tavern time and have met many of them.
I spoke to their En Fliss(Felicity Coronet)
bodi (bodicapagan): 1 question how hard is it for you to be En and rule the tribe, and still have time for your self
Felicity Coronet: It requires a balance: To be a leader when required and yet, have private time when that is needed.: But My Sisters and the kajirae are most understanding
bodi (bodicapagan): i have role as Tor, i keep accounts, and look after new cubs, as well as write so i know about balance, so how is it being the En and how would you describe your leadership
Felicity Coronet: My job is to involve Others and support Them: We are very structured as to opportunities to lead.: Not just En’
She gave me a list of the tribe leaders which included a Se, first Bow, Slaver, Healer, Teacher, Scribe, Story Teller, Ambassador, Scout, Builder. First girl , second girl.
bodi (bodicapagan): nods, how would you describe your tribe and how you keep them all happy together.
Felicity Coronet: Well, part of it is to recognize the real people behind these avatars. In saying that I mean We treat all with respect. Consensual role play: All I can do is set the tone and encourage everyone
bodi (bodicapagan): that is very important.

I looked at the tribe web site and read the history, this is taken from their site and gives the description of the Wa Ngao Taluna Tribe.

The History of the Wa Ngao

The Wa Ngao Taluna tribe was founded in April of 2007 by Tarsha Ra (En), Ronnie Vale (First Girl), Ribbon Butzkova (Benefactor of the sim), Desire Guru (Second Girl), and Felicity Coronet (Se Nasiha)
Meaning of the tribe name “Of the Shield” the tribe takes the name from its proximity to Lake Ngao. “Ngao” means “Shield” in the inland dialect and is one of several lakes in the equatorial region of the planet Gor.

Wa Ngao Philosophy

Gor, in the medium which we know as Second Life, provided a rich visual environment that brought this universe that we’ve come to embrace closer to life. The Gorean communities that popped up in SL ranged from life stylers, RPers, combatants or Gor craft. Its mode of interaction spans from being an online extension of a lifestyle to mere shoot, capture, rape and kill. These players range from being lifestyle Goreans who are never in character or out, as they are what they are. And there are those left mouse button mashers, who are in it for the the gaming aspect. Who also do not know or took time to learn of the universe that they play in.

There are many interpretations of Gor. There is not one that will suit all. We do not demand that ours is the best. For each of us Gor is about what we believe in – in the core of a Gorean it is about respect and loyalty. And as a taluna, our courage and our will to survive in the harsh environment that we live in.
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The Wa Ngao could not be defined as a lifestyle tribe. For if we were, we would have lived according to Gorean ideals. There will be no characterization. Our AVs is an extension of our RL personalities in SL. We would have lived in the balance of Gor’s natural institution of slavery. And in this, we would have treated our slaves differently for one.

The Wa Ngao was never meant to be a D/s tribe. The only reference to D/s the Wa Ngao has are its sensibilities – being safe, being sane and most importantly with consent.

The members of Wa Ngao are role players first and foremost. When we shoulder a bow, call upon a kajira, trap fish, milk a verr, hunt some vulo, raise a bowl of paga to our lips, we are role playing. For these things do not exist in our RL. We, as a group, are interacting in a common make believe universe of Gor and what it means to our hearts.

In a RP environment, there are those who play a character cleverly written out like an actor in a movie. At times, we come across Xena, who knows close to nothing of the role that she portrays as a panther of Gor. But she exists in SL Gor for the excitement of role playing a warrior princess, raped, escaped and seeking revenge.

What makes the Wa Ngao unique, is that our members do not play a make believe character. A back story is not required to determine the actions of your character in any interaction. We encourage the merger of our members’ personalities in their SL roles. But we demand that the person is true to herself, as a taluna or as a kajira of Wa Ngao.

We may be standing in a boardroom in a dress, pitching for a piece of business to the Chairman of a multinational company. Or shopping in a mall in our most girly dress, but our heart and soul is still taluna. A strong, loyal woman with respect for all living things around us. This defines us. This is the core of our being.

The Wa Ngao was founded to provide an immersive environment for a unique group of people to play the roles of a band of outlaws, living on their own means to survive the harshness of this world, in the Jungles of Schendi, in the universe of Gor.

We may not demand that a member’s character should come to being from events that may have happened in the books. We demand that a member be knowledgeable, or be in pursuit of such knowledge, to be part of our environment. To immerse themselves into our environment, to live the lives of a few Gorean outlaws, who have banded together to survive, to being invisible to the rest of the Gorean world, to avoid return to the cities that we have escaped from and to avoid the rules of men.

We demand that our members, through knowledge, reciprocate to the environment that we have created and enrich it with your roles, your vision of how you, as a taluna of Gor live your lives amongst us and partake in a communal story. This defines the Wa Ngao, that we immerse in our roles, (not roleplay) in our environment. That we carry ourselves as taluna in everything that we do, with strength, courage, respect and loyalty to the woman who stands or kneels beside us and respect for them and the land that we live in.

As we move through the environment we create together we ask and hope that you remember these founding philosophies of the Wa Ngao.
http://www.wangao.org/wp/

I met some Kajira and a Huntress and asked them about their tribe this is the conversation.

bodi (bodicapagan): you all seem to have fun and have good relationships together
Wendy Jelasco: to bad I have none left
jazz (jasmine.chiantelle): (( Truly we are family, ))
ahadi (claireforfun): aii Huntress we are close – its what happens when you share oppression and sufferink
Wendy Jelasco: so lets say I used to do that when i had teeth
bodi (bodicapagan): different how?
ahadi (claireforfun): we is the downtrodden masses ….exploited by the few for their own selfish ends
Wendy Jelasco: diffcult to say
ahadi (claireforfun): we kajirae ….are revolting!
jazz (jasmine.chiantelle): (( We are what En calls a Family of Water. jazz uses Hawaiian word ohana. ))
ahadi (claireforfun): hmm m that didn’t come out right
Wendy Jelasco: yes you are revolting, bursts out laughing
jazz (jasmine.chiantelle) tries not too but breaks out laughing
I was talking to ahadi as she explained to me about her story Blom Battle and and please read it as it is here I then asked ahadi a serious question OCC
bodi (bodicapagan): Why wa ngao to live here and do you miss battle and combat and being captured?
ahadi (claireforfun): i never was part of a combat tribe – Wa Ngao was my introduction to Gor – other than bits i had seen of BTB which just seemed soooo slow and like everything was copy paste from a text, and anyway i have slow lappy so i cant fight effectively, but Wa Ngao is like a family and we do have combat practice and training and parts of the jungles are combat so there is always a risk of being captured
bodi (bodicapagan): so if you had fast you would live in combat sim?
ahadi (claireforfun): i think i would still be with Wa Ngao. i like the rp more than the combat
bodi (bodicapagan): but it is consensual is that a good thing or would you like to be captured by others?
ahadi (claireforfun): if i am in safe areas then it is consensual – if i am in combat areas then i can be captured, i was once. scary, he dragged me round to various tribes looking for a good price, but i kept telling him and the other tribes how the Wa Ngao would remove his intestines through his nose and dangle him from a tall tree by his jewels.
bodi (bodicapagan): so not force then laughs
ahadi (claireforfun): he had me bound and leashed
bodi (bodicapagan): so this was not from your land as it none force capture
ahadi (claireforfun): the northern land is non combat – but the land south of korat is combat
bodi (bodicapagan): why do you think the huntress chose to live here?
ahadi (claireforfun): i think they like the feeling of family
bodi (bodicapagan): i have been to some tribe where they treat kajira as sex slaves , it does not feel like this in your tribe
ahadi (claireforfun): we are bound by shared experience,it is not like that at all for us – i may lie with a Huntress if she desires but it is by consent, we serve because we wish to and because it is in our nature – not because we are cowed beasts
bodi (bodicapagan): so no beatings then grins
ahadi (claireforfun): just a few thumps when i get too cheeky
bodi (bodicapagan): smiles, tell me the worst and best of being a kajira here
ahadi (claireforfun): the best? we know deep down we are loved and valued by the Huntresses, and to snuggle up with one of them and feel safe and warm and protected.
ahadi (claireforfun): the worst? clearing up after the bosk or after the huntresses at tavern time – i am not sure which make the bigger mess
bodi (bodicapagan): laughs, thank you ahadi
ahadi (claireforfun): i didnt say anything – i deny it all
bodi (bodicapagan): to late,is in the blog
ahadi (claireforfun): it wasnt me

I asked them to write about their daily lives in the south Jungle.
What I found most interesting was that the tribe had its own language and definitely had its own culture.

Wendy Jelasco: Sawubona bodi
bodi (bodicapagan): waves hello, are you free now
Wendy Jelasco: aii: I trust I am here in peace
bodi (bodicapagan): yes,smiles, i am writing the article
Wendy Jelasco nods
bodi (bodicapagan): i am writing about the wangao taluna tribe and describing you as different because of the none combat , force collar this is different
Wendy Jelasco: aii trade takes us further
bodi (bodicapagan): how would you say this effect your tribe
Wendy Jelasco: we have few enemies and strong alliances
bodi (bodicapagan): i thought coming to tribe might be fun for you
Wendy Jelasco: so it is about being First bow: aii meeting many of you and seeing Mari again
bodi (bodicapagan): well being the first bow in the taluna tribe, is being a taluna more dificult than first bow in a panther tribe
bodi (bodicapagan): well being the first bow in the taluna tribe, is being a taluna more dificult than first bow in a panther tribe
Wendy Jelasco: I cannot say I have not had discussions with First Bows of other tribes
bodi (bodicapagan): mari my en was first bow of zima
Wendy Jelasco: you will find we interpret the role different maybe: I met Mari as First Bow but we were working more on skills than on other considerations
bodi (bodicapagan): ahhh so you work with the huntress as first bow , discussing weapons and tactics
Wendy Jelasco: yes for me it was training the skill a bit more
bodi (bodicapagan): traning the others you mean
Wendy Jelasco: that too it is a hard job tell you that for nothing: give me the choice: control a bag of fleas or lead Taluna in combat
bodi (bodicapagan): nods so can i ask how you train a novices in the skill of bow
Wendy Jelasco: guess what I would select
bodi (bodicapagan): hahaha
Wendy Jelasco: returning to your question: first is the simple target practice,
bodi (bodicapagan): i have had lots of training but i am still poor bow): yes
Wendy Jelasco: then train on moving targets: and in the end move yourself and aim at moving targets: in the end it does not matter if you are a poor bow or a good one
bodi (bodicapagan): i can shoot targets is simple is when they shoot back is hard
Wendy Jelasco: then you move: avoid the arrows
bodi (bodicapagan): that is very hard
Wendy Jelasco: make it as difficult for them to hit you: it is hard when you go one on one
bodi (bodicapagan): why is it so difficult for me and others seem to do it easy
Wendy Jelasco: Wa Ngao fight as team: maybe because you make it difficult for yourself
bodi (bodicapagan): do you train as a team ?
Wendy Jelasco: yes: there is the basic warm up: simple practice: and then go into tactics and movement
bodi (bodicapagan): tactics like lock picking
Wendy Jelasco: well we work as teams: when possible and depending on numbers available we fight in formation
bodi (bodicapagan): so like a battle formation
Wendy Jelasco: yes
bodi (bodicapagan): so do you take control in those times
Wendy Jelasco: En decided that Mosi Uta is the Field commander of the tribe
bodi (bodicapagan): nods
Wendy Jelasco: when present I outrank all
bodi (bodicapagan): nods
Wendy Jelasco: and all follow me
bodi (bodicapagan): i have seen your kajira with bows): are they allowed
Wendy Jelasco smiles: as Mosi Uta I can order all trained kajirae to take up arms and fight: our kajirae are mostly kujitoa
bodi (bodicapagan): so in most part of gor this is not allowed
Wendy Jelasco: that means defenders of the camp: they may get their bows out in case of danger: we know that: one simple rule
bodi (bodicapagan): have you a quote from books to say slave can use weapon
Wendy Jelasco: a Wa Ngao is a fighter – every Wa Ngao is a fighter to be precise
bodi (bodicapagan): nods
]Wendy Jelasco giggles
bodi (bodicapagan): when i write the article, this will be controversial
Wendy Jelasco: once we went for a trade with men
bodi (bodicapagan): smiles, yes
Wendy Jelasco: and I had a feeling they were getting funny as more and more of them came and I was uneasy if they would keep merchant law: and suddenly they saw 3 additional armed Wa Nago and were very tame, chuckles
bodi (bodicapagan): smiles
Wendy Jelasco: the sim we were at does not exist any more
bodi (bodicapagan): nods, i find the tribe very interesting is there a good and bad point you want to say
Wendy Jelasco: I would not know about good and bad points really
bodi (bodicapagan): nods, or your favorites things about tribe and least
Wendy Jelasco: we are the family of water and have arguments like a family: but we also care for each other l: very difficult to explain and complex
bodi (bodicapagan): that is very good to have a family feeling
Wendy Jelasco: as Mosi Uta (First Bow) I am the Shield of my Sisters
bodi (bodicapagan): tell me about the slaves , and how you keep them loyal
Wendy Jelasco: I do not know
bodi (bodicapagan): smiles
Wendy Jelasco: our girls are Wa Ngao to the bone
bodi (bodicapagan): it is impressive,bodi (bodicapagan): that they stay and rp
Wendy Jelasco: they are Taluna who have chosen to kneel as kajira
bodi (bodicapagan): and most of of gor the kajira leave so something is working
Wendy Jelasco shrugs there must be something right with the way we do things: but nothing I can think of in particular only a piece of chocolate now and then: but that is nothing special
bodi (bodicapagan): maybe i have to find the secret
Wendy Jelasco: if you do tell me
bodi (bodicapagan): i will): have you anything you wish to say
Wendy Jelasco: maybe you find out when you talk to them or they give you a note
bodi (bodicapagan): yes they might say,well we can chat to others now if you want
Wendy Jelasco: yes if you like
bodi (bodicapagan): thank you so much for interview
Wendy Jelasco: I must return to urth: so maybe another time
bodi (bodicapagan): ok thanks yes keep safe Wendy
Wendy Jelasco: no problem any time bodi
bodi (bodicapagan): smiles hugs

Bodi (bodicapagan)

 

 

 

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One thought on “The Wa ngao Taluna tribe and what makes them different

  1. Am glad to be trained under the such leader as i have started my gor Carer from the home of Wa-ngao taluna tribe,its one of the finest Gor tribe i had ever encounter. had much respect for En felicity and my other sister who i have met and learn from them many thing which still help me to the date.

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