On the planet Naphar, orphans became slaves..or sacrifices. The Scribe: The old man, intoxicated, told Senruh of a world outside the walle dcity, far from the Avenue of Precious Delights. The Lady: Scented, swathed in spider silk, she taught Senruh forbidden pleasures and promised him a glorious future. The Captive: Golden-curled, snatched from his highland tribe, he would be sold into slavery or to the priest-butchers who chose the "donors" to feed the people of Naphar.
Used availability for Sharon Baker's Quarreling, They Met the Dragon
October 1984 : USA Paperback