Spider People: Also known as the Swamp Spiders, these creatures are large, intelligent Spiders that live in
the swamps north of Ar. They are large enough to be ridden. They construct Spider webs, vast networks of broad,
elastic strands that form a structure about a pasang in width. The Spiders have a saliva or some similar secretion that
loosens the glue on the webs. They use their leg hairs to smell their surroundings. They use translators and do
not like to talk loudly. They will not harm rational creatures, even to defend themselves. But, females during
mating are not gentle with male Spiders.
The city of Ar collects their webs to spin the Cur-lon Fiber used in Ar mills. They also hunt
and kills many of the Spider People, leaving just enough to continue making some webs. As the men of Ar are rational,
the Spiders will not fight them. The Spiders are mentioned primarily in Tarnsman of Gor. Nar is one of the Spider
People who helped Tarl Cabot.
Urt People: The Urt People are possibly a nonhuman race though they might only be a degenerate human
branch. They have a narrow, elongated face with rather large, ovoid eyes. Their eyes adjust very quickly to darkness.
They are narrow shouldered and narrow chested. They have long, thin arms and short spindly legs. They commonly
walk or hurry, bent over, with its knuckles often dragging on the ground. This low gait keeps it inconspicuous among
migratory urt packs. Urt People live with urt packs that provide them cover and protection. Urts seldom attack them,
likely due to a pack odor that allows them to mix with the urts. Urt People are capable of incredible stillness and
then sudden, bursts of movement. They commonly communicate to each other by hissing squeals, resembling the noises of
urts. They can speak Gorean but do so as children, usually repeating what they say twice. Their Gorean, in some
respects, resembles archaic Gorean. They rarely mix with civilized folk. They do learn quickly and some people
even keep them as pets. They enjoy pit fruit.