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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.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Murray Answers and Winners!

1. It's no that easy to be his Da; best ye go and find that out now, aye?

2. To say I love you and mean it with all my heart.

3. If you aren't at death's door when I get there, you'll live to regret it!

4. I should know you from another woman, and ye havena got your name stitched upon your bosom.

5. Weel, the lady's chief desire as stated is to see ye castrated and disemboweled in the market square at Broch Mordha, and your head mounted on a stake over her gate.

6. I can tell a hawk from a handsaw when the wind sets North by Nor'west and a sweet, plump lassive from a salt-cured ham too, appearances notwithstanding.

7. I wouldna have done it - left the prison I mean - had I not still thought it maybe had something to do wi' you, Sassenach.

8. I thought ye stuck pins in ill-wish dolls when ye mean to witch someone; not in the people themselves.

9. I suppose it's best we give him his freedom while he still thinks it's ours to give.
10. I could feel the earth turn beneath me, and my own breath coming wi' the breathing of the wind. It was as though I had no skin nor bone, but only the light of the rising sun inside me.
Most of you lasses said the puzzles looked harder than they were and one brave lass dinna use her book at all.~Mordag

The Results!
I did not weight the scores this week. Beauchamps threw that Bell curve out the window! Thanks for posting.
We had so many of ye particpating that it will take a bit for me to get all the scores together. We Murrays hope you had fun answering our challenge. 23 of you sent in a response to our challenge, 11 of them perfect scores!
The Lasses who answered our challenge this week were:
Beauchamp: Eilis, Nemetona, Muirne, Isobel, Lady North Facing, Ealasaid, Elspeth,Brianna, Caroline, Imogene, Morven, and Suisan
Fraser: Nannag, Lileas, Fionna, Camille and Sassenach
MacKenzie: Ide, Kellan, Siobhan, Seonag, Ceili and Mrs Fitz
If ye sent something in and dinna see yer name, please let me know.
Perfect scores were received from: (Beauchamp) Eilis, Nemetona, Muirne, Isobel, Brianna, Caroline, Imogene, Morven, (Fraser) Nannag, Lileas and (MacKenzie) Ide. Ye do yer clans proud!

And the winner is .... Nannag of Clan Fraser

Special Awards go to:
Imogene of Clan Beauchamp is our Early Bird (1 point)
Fiona of Clan Fraser is our Sneaker (11:59 pm on 11/13 - your lucky day)(1 point)
Over Achiever award goes to: Caroline and Eilis of Clan Beauchamp (plaid ribbons in the Murray plaid) for completing all of the puzzles
and Ide of Clan MacKenzie gets the Foiler award. She kept the Murrays from getting 5 points this round by earning a perfect score for her clan! (another Murray plaid ribbon)

The Results:
Beauchamp ~ 98 + 1 (Early Bird) = 99 points
Fraser ~ 34 +1 (sneaker) + 5 (Nannag winning) = 35 points
MacKenzie ~ 20 points
Murray ~ 0 points.

The Standings:
Beauchamp: 448
Fraser: 182
Mackenzie: 169
Murray: 285

Special thanks go to Joan and Ceitdh for their hard work in creating the challenge this week and to Marsali for taking charge of the Clan Prize.

Respectfully submitted,
Mordag of Clan Murray

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