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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, October 6, 2009

Highland Games Round 1: Crypto

Lasses, The first challenge will be a challenge of wits. Ye need to solve each of the crypto quotes, and tell us who said them and either to whom or about whom were they said. Each of the quotes has a different key to solve them, which is different from the sample.

Sample:
"ABCE, DFGD HFI JKLFD MI HGNI"

Key: A=G, B=M, D=E, E=I, F=N, G=L, H=F, I=K, L=A, M=J, O=B, R=C, S=H, T=D

Sample Solution:
part 1 - solve crypto:
"Lord, that she might be safe."
part 2 - who said it and to whom or about whom:
Jamie said it. In prayer to God, or Lord (both acceptable) or about Claire.


Here ye go, lasses:

1a) "Gc'ic lticd hc hg owhc, hg ytuc, edr hg bwd. Ftyy gc dw ycn hc lt' gc notb bheyy notdl td xcnqxd?"

1b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

2a) "Di Sieabzqydi nl nqs jlis, qs klfaw tdnqst adx kdnst lfn lm nqs nlbasn nqdi wtbir nsd ydws mtly nsd jdez."

2b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

3a) "Emc, W zcvenn. Tc xzsawycd gs uwnn ac. W pwiie awip wk msr ps wg ksz twa."

3b) Who said it and to whom or about whom/what?

4a) "Drf benx kvjm jmo Nbdri yttvno, yu mdqo fye hoor jyy heif abdfvrc lycihylf tyu Tvyrd?"

4b) Who said it and to whom or about what?

5a) "Rgy of eaty na fattap gym pjofxqtf. Ayq aw njq uzgscqf aw Gmgr."

5b) Who said it and to whom or about what?


When ye solve the challenge, send it to highlandergames@ymail.com by this Sunday at midnight EST. (10/11) Please put Crypto in the subject line. Also include your clan name (my name is Mordag), which clan you are from (I am from Clan Murray), and your rav name (I am abitknottie) so I can give ye the proper credit. Ye'll be gettin' 1 point for solving each of the cryptos and 1 point for solving the second part of each challenge as well. If you are unable to solve any of the cryptos, but drop me a note saying that, ye'll still get a participation point.

Good luck, lasses!

Mordag

Voyager Highland Games Quiz Rules

  • All questions come from "Voyager" by Diana Gabaldon.
  • Each quiz is open book.
  • Each participant competes individually, but benefits the entire clan.
  • Every correct answer earns one point.
  • The participant with the most points wins. One winner will be selected each week.
  • All points participants earn are added to their clan total and used to determine the ultimate winner of the Highland Games.
  • One point will be awarded per person who participates in the games, and that includes an e-mail that says I don't know the answers to any of these.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner will be drawn at random. One name per contest will be chosen out of a hand-knit, felted cloche by one of Kellan Mackenzie's 3-year-old twins to break the tie.
  • Kellan Mackenzie (knitmo) will work to solve all conflicts regarding the Highland Games with the chieftess or other designated member of the clan that created the game.
  • Weekly winners will earn an additional five points for their clan. Those who tie with the most correct answers will earn an additional two points for their clan. They will receive a prize from the clan that developed the challenge.
  • Highland Game Quizzes, answers and winners will be posted at http://outlandishswap.blogspot.com/
  • Answers must be e-mailed to highlandergames@ymail.com
  • Each week you must include the key word identifying the contest (for example Crypto) in the subject line of your e-mail. You must include your Swap name (in my case Kellan) my Ravelry name (knitmo) and my clan (Mackenzie). It will make it easier to match e-mails and answers up and tally points.
  • Each contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday and ends 10 days later at 11:59 p.m. The first Contest begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and ends Sunday, Oct. 11.
  • One prize will be awarded to the clan that receives the most points at the end of the swap/highland games.
  • Games are not mandatory, but do enhance the experience and allow people to get to know each other. Participate at a level you feel comfortable.
  • The Highland Games will extend past the November deadline; this is to keep people interested in the swap while the last few packages arrive.

Specific Voyager Rules

  • Voyager is divided into seven parts. Each clan will develop a game, contest, quiz or challenge based on their assigned section of the book. It should be worth 10 points. Kellan will update with specific dates for each clan. The Chieftesses will sponsor the first two rounds of the games followed by the Frasers, Mackenzies, Murrays and Beauchamps. The final round the Chieftesses will sponsor.
  • Each clan is responsible for developing the contest, collecting everyone's answers from the e-mail, correcting them and sending the results to Kellan Mackenzie via Ravelry pm or e-mail [which is accessible to chieftesses] by the deadline.
  • Each clan must provide instructions and an example for the challenge that they develop.
  • This hopefully will clear up any confusion in the games and make things run more smoothly.
  • Each clan must provide the contest answers, and accepted answers, each participant's score, the winner (and time they submitted answers) of the early bird and sneaker. We would like to continue the tradition of including one or two other creative awards based on each individual contest, and an explanation of why it was awarded.
  • Challenges must be submitted to Kellan Mackenzie one day before contest is set to begin; so that she can make sure it is posted and will appear on time.
  • If your clan is responsible for developing the game, you will not participate. Everyone is sitting out the same amount.
  • The clan writing the game must provide a prize to the winner for that round.
  • If a clan writes a challenge so difficult that no one gets a perfect score in the other clans, they will receive five points. For example: If the Murrays write a challenge and no one from Beauchamp gets a 100 percent, then the Murrays get 5 points. The maximum number of points that can be awarded to the clan writing the challenge is 30, and that's if no one in the games gets a 100 percent.