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• The Fiery Cross Sign-up runs through March 1, 2011 [CLOSED]
• The Fiery Cross Clan Assignments & partners posted March 15, 2011
• Sporrans mailed by May 15, 2011

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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

DiA Clan Gathering

The Dragonfly in Amber swap is set to begin in less than two weeks. Just a few housekeeping items:

Each clan will have 15 members and one clan leader: Eilis=Vicjorob of Clan Beauchamp, Fiona=Cinnamonamon of Clan Fraser, Kellan=Knitmo of Clan Mackenzie, and Mordag Elsbeth McLean=Abitknottie now of Clan Murray. Assistant clan leaders will be identified within each clan camp. The clans are:

• Clan Beauchamp (Claire’s family): blush pink and tawny rose dusted with tan and lavender.
• Clan Fraser (Jamie’s paternal line): Red, dark blue, hunter green & a touch of white
• Clan MacKenzie (Jamie’s maternal line): Moss green, grey, red, white
• Clan Murray (Jamie’s sister married into this line): royal blue & kelly green with a touch of red

Each clan is represented by colors found in historical clan tartans. However, clan colors will not play a significant role in this particular clan gathering but can be used if so desired. Rather this clan gathering will focus on themes inspired by the second book in the Outlander series – Dragonfly in Amber. Such themes can include dragonflies, amber, wine, King Louis XV’s court, French- inspired things, and herbal-inspired things (re: Mr. Raymond’s shoppe). Individual clans may even get together secretly to come up with a special thematic item to include in their packages.
This is NOT a secret swap, so get your talk on – communicate, communicate, communicate. To help get the chatter going, we will post simple questions that can be fodder for your blog, posts to the message board, and/or communications with your spoiler and spoilee.

So, let the fun begin.

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