Mistress Gaia wanted her slave to know his place in her house. He was new but hew as behaving as if he co-owned the house with her. She did not like that attitude and she had to put him in his place. she decided to choke him but first of all she tied him up so that she could render him helpless. Then she choked him and told him if he did not change his manners, she could damage him completely. He was terrified and he changed.