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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.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fraser Challenge

Welcome fellow Jamie & Claire fans. We Frasers have worked long and hard on the quiz we have for ye! For ye, we have created a hodge-podge of questions, riddles, and haiku’s to solve and answer. Ye may find a need to travel outside the book on an internet searching journey to find your answers, but everything has a strong base in part 4 of our beloved Dragonfly In Amber book!

The last part is a collection of the previous nine. If ye are a clever lass you may use it to your advantage to save time with the other questions.

To reward the clever, only question 10 will be graded…of course you do not know the answers unless you answer at least part of each of the previous nine questions!

Good luck, lassies! (But not too much luck! ;) )

1. a. What Hebrew letter is this:

b. What character expounds on this?
c. What did the character say about the occult meaning of this letter?

2. A) “It’s kept near the fleur-de-lys stamped jar in the healer’s box; what is this herb?”

B) This herb/plant is related to: ________
C) Answer B is used to do what in this section?
D) What other herbs/plants are mention in conjunction with answer B?
E) One of these herbs/plants produces a certain color, what is that color?

3. A riddle for you:

He learned from a famous Calvin;
although he bears more resemblance
to the wild man of Borneo…

“He” shares an acquaintance with Claire…
one who may have replaced
the dispicable du Carrefours.”

Please answer:
Who is the shared acquaintance, and
what city did each of these people
meet their common acquaintance in?

4. Her home in France seems to include much from a nearby country. Along with the intentional acquisitions, there is a fugitive from the same country. Name the “acquisitions” (both animate & inanimate), and the fugitive from this country.

5. Translate this:

Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;
adveniat Regnum Tuum;
fiat voluntas Tua,
sicut in caelo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
Sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a Malo

6. a life has been lost
a life is placed at the foot
a color remains

Whose life?
Whose life?
What color?

7. Name the man who wrote:
“freedom and Whisky gang tegither”
and name his poem too!

name the man, name the poem

8. A limb that’s injured
a creamy colored treatment
the beast who caused it

whose limb?
what is the treatment?
what beast?

9. News so long delayed
hand does not match appearance
“she” is met mid way

news regarding what place?
whose hand?
“she” is met by whom?

10. Fill in this crossword — or simply send us the words in a list format. The answers with 2 words do include an empty space in between the first and second word.


2. question 4 (2 words)
3. question 9
5. question 3 (2 words)
8. question 6
9. question 8


1. what did you translate in question 5 (2 words)
4. question 2 (2 words)
6. question 1
7. the word in question 7 that starts with an “E”

~Ladies of Clan Fraser

Note: I know the crossword is a bit difficult to read. I'm in the process of getting a bigger version that you can see the numbers, but until then:

From the top down the across clues are 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9. From Left to Right for down clues are: 6, 7, 1 and 4

This round of the Highland Games ends at midnight March 28. Submit your answers highlandergames@ymail.com.

Remember to put Fraser Challenge in the subject line of the e-mail. We automatically sort e-mails to make it easier. Please include your swap name, clan and Ravelry name, too.

Best of luck ladies