These days, I'm surrounded by people who love and care for me.A far cry from what I experienced when I first moved to the United States 15 years ago.During the Age of the Empire, slavery once again became commonplace, particularly among alien species, which were considered inferior by the human-dominated Galactic Empire.With the rise of the Empire, the softening and eventual repeal of laws outlawing slavery led to the classification of some species, such as the Wookiees, as non-sentient.Back then, I rarely saw daylight, ate a warm meal, or kept the money I made.That's because I'd been forced into a life as a sex worker.I have seen all those situations at times." Although the Galactic Republic outlawed slavery, it still existed around the time of the Clone Wars.The Outer Rim planet of Tatooine had a slave population living in Mos Espa, and slaves had chips implanted into their bodies that would explode if the slave attempted to escape."But since that has ended, the breeding programs have become problematic.
The raid occurred at a time when the Imperial Military had not expanded into the Outer Rim.
We have a surplus of slave labor—but what to do with it? Presently it's stringy and tough, but maybe if they could be fattened up, or modified in some way—crossbred with another species, perhaps, like the Talz." During the early years of the Galactic Empire, Zygerrian raiders attacked Syngia Station in the Sertar sector and enslaved many of the inhabitants.
Penn Zarang, who later became an Imperial cadet at the Arkanis Academy, survived the slave raid by hiding in a maintenance conduit.
It is what initially attracts many, if not most, to the Gorean way of life, and so I feel it should be included on this site, if for no other reason than to warn some away.
Why would I want to warn someone away from what I live and love? Because I believe that FAR too many go into this with their eyes glazed over and romantic dreams of the fairy tale "slavery" in their heads.