"The Tahari is perhaps most beautiful at night. During the day one can scarcely look upon it, for the heats and reflections. During the day it seems menacing, whitish, shimmering with heat, blinding, burning; men must shade their eyes; some go blind; women and children remain within the tents; but, with the coming of the evening, with the departure of the sun, there is a softening, a gentling, of this vast, rocky harsh terrain. It is at this time that Hassan, the bandit, would make his camps. As the sun sank, the hills, the dust and sky, would become red in a hundred shades, and, as the light fades, these reds would become gradually transformed into a thousand glowing tones of gold, which, with the final fading of the light in the west, yield to a world of luminous, then dusky, blues and purples. Then, it seems suddenly, the sky is black and wide and high and is rich with the reflected sands of stars, like clear bright diamonds burning in the soft, sable silence of the desert's innocent quietude." (Tribesman of Gor p.169-70)
Tribesmen of Gor, the tenth book in the Gorean series, details Tarl Cabot's journey to the the Tahari region of Gor, a vast desolate area containing a large desert and surrounded by several villages and cities. This region is located in the southern hemisphere of Gor. Tribesmen of Gor concerns itself with both the city dwellers of this area, the nomadic tribesmen, and the inhabitants of the various oases. The peoples and customs of this area share similarities with the Arabic cultures of Earth, especially the Bedouins. Some, though far from all, of these similarities will be mentioned in this essay. Plot wise, this novel depicts an insidious scheme by the dreaded Kurii to destroy the entire planet of Gor.