Outlandish Swap V: The Fiery Cross
Scottish clans were originally a Highland way of life. The Highland clan was, above all things, a family; a family in which everybody believed they were all, from chief to blacksmith, descended from one founder or progenitor. They regarded themselves as very close kinsmen. This Swap is dedicated to such clan families and will be organized into four clans.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Highland Game Final Standings
For the final round of the Highland Games we had the fewest participants: 13. Surprisingly, the majority – 10 individuals – were included in the hand-knit felted cloche drawing.
Those in the drawing: Nemetona (tandemsandy), Shaylee (soniacolleen), Morven (BessE) and Murron (lovestoknit) of Clan Beauchamp; Catrionia (Neila), Mrs. FitzGibbons (jules 1960) and Kinley (Rehnbo) of Clan Mackenzie; Marsali (mommaowie) of Clan Murray and Jocasta Walkley (Anne) and Morgana (Cluxewe). The Murrays and Frasers did particularly well. All participants that met the deadline had perfect scores.
Winner: Jocasta Walkley (Anne) of Clan Fraser. She earns an additional 5 points for her clan.
Round 7 Clan Standings:
Highland Games Winners:
Beauchamp: 524 (First Place)
Fraser: 314 (Fourth Place)
Mackenzie: 399 (Third Place)
Murray: 429 (Second Place)
Additional awards: (for bragging rights)
Early Bird Award: Mordag E. McLean of Clan Mackenzie. She submitted her answers first. Her e-mail was dated 11:47 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
Sneaker Award: Elspeth of Clan Beauchamp.She submitted her answers last and her e-mail was dated 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 that means they had 8 minutes to spare.
13 of 36 participated in Highland Games Round 7, that’s 36 percent
10 people got every question right or 77 percent of those who participated.
Clan Beauchamp had 66 percent or 6 of 9 members participate, earning 65 points
Clan Fraser had 22 percent or 2 of 9 members participate, earning 29 points
Clan Mackenzie had 44 percent or 4 of 9 members participate, earning 45 points
Clan Murray had 11 percent or 1 of 9 members participate, earning 12 points
Siusan (knittingalone), Muirne (bwarnergroup), Morven (BesseE) of Clan Beauchamp; Jocasta Walkley (Anne) and Morgana (Cluxewe) of Clan Fraser; Catrionia (Neila), Mrs. FitzGibbons (jules1960), Mordag Elsbeth McLean (abitknottie) and Kinley (Rehnbo) of Clan Mackenzie.
Perfect Scores: (which means they had perfect participation, too)
Marsali (mommaowie) of Clan Murray and Murron (lovestoknit) of Clan Beauchamp.
We had seven other clan members who missed three or fewer questions throughout the entire games.
I re-evaluated the Round 6 answers since there was a question about the question of Murtagh’s identity. After reflecting, digging through the book I decided that stating Murtagh is a Fraser and has known Jamie all his life does not correctly answer the question. I based this decision on the fact that every one else who submitted an answer to this question got it correct, by stating that Murtagh was yes a Fraser, and had sworn an oath to Jamie or was his god parent. Knowing someone for your life isn’t enough to trust them with your life – especially during the 18th Century.
I spent a lot of time reviewing my decision on this question and looked at everyone’s answers, which is how I discovered a couple mistakes I made in correcting Clan Frasers answers (sorry ladies). The scores for the Highland Games Winners is accurate. The Frasers earned six extra points, one point each for the mistake made, plus the two additional points for earning a perfect score in the round.
Leave a comment and tell me what you think we did well or what could be improved or changed in the administration of the Highland Games for the next swap.
Did you like the timing?
Do you like the games and answers posted on the blog?
Do want different types of games? If so what type?
Was it too time consuming?
How could we make it easier for everyone to participate?
Should the games be mandatory?
Let us know your thoughts. We won't be able to make changes or improvments if we don't hear from you.