FĂ ilt [Welcome]! Ciamar a tha thu [How are you]?

• 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, March 10, 2009

Winners: Six Degrees of Jamie Fraser

A total of 31 of our lasses sent in their guesses. They ken verra weel just how to get to Himself! Of that, 21 earned a perfect score.

Those included in the drawing:

Camille (anyspunthread), Elspeth (georgethegirl), Morven (BessE), Murine (Bwarnergroup), Murron (lovestoknit), Nemetona (tandemsandy) and Shaylee (soniacolleen) of Beauchamp; Camille (WeeGnome), Nannag (LCBraun) and Phaedra (curlykat) of Clan Fraser; Kinley (Rehnbo), Mrs. Fitzgibbons (jules1960), Ceili (Theknittingmama), Brigid (ktreu), Isabeil (Emersch), and Ide (Annaed) of Clan Mackenzie; Joan (Vivian5), Marsali (mommaowie), Senga (robyn), Mary (Jenifair), Morrigan (Mainefan1)

If your eyesight isn't so great; Ian drew Brigid of Clan Mackenzie out of the hand-knit felted cloche.

Round 2 Clan Standings:

Beauchamp: 103

Fraser: 50

Mackenzie: 89

Murray: 92

Additional awards: (for bragging rights)

Early bird: Isabeil of Clan Mackenzie sent her answers in at 10:46 a.m. Feb. 26.
Sneaker: Kinley of Clan Mackenzie answers arrived with 12 minutes to spare 11:48 p.m. On 3/6.
Most Amusing: Lileas of Clan Fraser with: Johannes Gerstmann is an Austrian music master and friend to Mother Hildegarde - Mother Hildegarde has a dog Bouton. Bouton is not sure of Jamie when he first meets him at the Hospital. (I love Bouton and Lileas is the only one who brought Bouton into the chain, Mordag says)
Proofreader emeritus: Joan of Clan Murray corrected the spelling of Madame Vionnet from Vionette
Most elusive character from the list: Monsieur Parnelle. Out of the 30 entries, 5 of us didn't know who he is. I think he's really the janitor, disguised as a urinscopist and truss maker.


31 of 60 clan members participated in the first round of the Highland Games, that's 52 percent. This round, the four cheiftesses sat out, since they sponsored the round.

Clans Beauchamp and Murray each scored an additional point for having the highest participation in this round of the games.

21 clan members got a perfect score.

Clan Beauchamp had 60 percent or 9 of 15 members participate, earning 103 points.

Clan Fraser had 33 percent or 5 of 15 members participate, earning 50 points.

Clan Mackenzie had 53 percent or 8 of 15 members participate, earning 89 points.

Clan Murray had 60 percent or 9 of 15 members participate, earning 92 points.

Up-to-date Standings
Beauchamp: 232
Fraser: 146
Mackenzie: 207
Murray: 194

Special thanks goes to Mordag for writing the challenge, tallying the results and sending them to me.

Six Degrees Answers

Here are the answers for the Six Degrees of Jamie Fraser. Challenge No. 2 covered Part 2 of Dragonfly in Amber.

1. Charles Gauloise was the lover of Annalise de Marillac. Annalise was Jamie's first love interest (Jamie had a crush on her.)

2. Johannes Gerstmann is the King's singing master who invites Claire to sing in his chorus. Claire is married to Jamie.

3. Madame Laserre is Louise's personal groomer. Louise is Claire's friend. Claire is married to Jamie.

4. Vicomte Marigny is the finace of Mary Hawkins who is a friend of Claire's, who is Jamie's wife.

5. Monsieur Parnelle is an unrinoscopist at L'hopital des Agnes where Claire also volunteers and Claire is Jamie's wife.

6. Portis is the captian of the Arianna, a ship owned by Jared Fraser. Jared is Jamie's uncle.

7. Vicomtesse de Rambeau is a customer of Master Raymond, who befriends Claire who is Jamie's wife.

8. Mr. Sheridan is the tutor to Bonnie Prince Charlie who calls James 'Friend'.

9. Nesle de la Tournelle is King Louis current "favorite", Louis invites Jamie to the palace.

10. Madame Vionette is the cook for Jared Fraser who is Jamie's uncle.

There were also other acceptable chains of connection - as long as it was a true connection. with at least one person in-between. These are the basic connections.

I'd like to say thanks to Mordag of Clan Murray for writing this challenge.