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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.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Crypto Answers

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

"Ye've given me my home, my life, and my son. Will ye no let me gi' ye this small thing in return?"

1b) Who said it and to whom or about what?Said to Jamie by Mary McNab . She was offering up the comfort of her body on the eve of him offering himself up for the families at Lallybroch.

I had a typo here. lt should have been lt'c as in gi' should have been gi'e. My mistake - I accepted both gi' and gi'e as both answers were submitted.~Mordag

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

"An Englishman to the bone, he would rather lap water out of the toilet than drink tea made from teabags."

2b) Who said it and to whom or about what? Claire said that about Frank. This was a general narration part of the book. I would have accepted Claire or even DG as the who said. Just before this point in the book, Claire was telling Roger about her life when she returned. I also accepted Claire told this to Roger.

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

"Aye, I recall. He promised to kill me. I dinna mind if you do it for him."

3b) Who said it and to whom or about whom/what? Said by Jamie to Lord Melton . Lord John Gray promised to kill Jamie if they met again.

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

"Any luck with the Clan's office, or have you been too busy playing dogsbody for Fiona?"

4b) Who said it and to whom or about what?Said to Brianna by Roger about Bri running errands for Fiona.

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

"Man is born to sorry and whiskers. One of the plagues of Adam."

5b) Who said it and to whom or about what?Said by Jamie to Fergus, Young Jamie and Rabbie McNab about shaving.

Lassies, the scores have been tabulated. My 3-year-olds will be drawing from the hand-knit felted cloche tonight, and I will get the results posted either tonight (Friday, Oct. 16 or sometime on Saturday, Oct. 17 -- most likely during nap time). ~Kellan

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Lasses, ye did a braw job wi' the crypto. This is a combo of Jeopardy and Scavenger Hunt. Solve the clue and pose it in the form of a question, just like Jeopardy. Then ‘find’ in Ravelry, something which represents the answer. But ye canna find it in any of the post from the Outlander Fans Groups. 1 point will be awarded for each.
There is more than one possible answer for the B part to each of the 5 questions, but only one for the A part. The answers for this round of the games sponsored by the Chieftesses can be found in Section 3 of Voyager.

Example: Da cannibal is da friend or da foe.
a) Who is Robinson Crusoe?
b) http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/television-knitters/407523

1a. Once a guest during better times, his words were seldom spoken.
1b. the Rav link

2a. Is today the first? Lucky you! Call to me. Call to me on the Moor, but sometimes I'm an island.
2b. rav link

3a. What’s a bride to do? Here’s a hint…it’s in the book.
3b. rav link

4a. Boil, boil, toil and trouble. This one is all wet.
4b. rav link

5a. As the ‘first’ cat, I was named after another important ‘first’.
5b. rav link.

When ye solve the challenge, send it to highlandergames@ymail.com by midnight EST Monday, Oct. 19. Please put Jeopardy 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 clue and 1 point for the related rav link. 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!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Schedule of Events

The Highland Games have been a bit slow to start and I blame the shiny black book most of us have recently acquired. The chieftesses have gathered the information regarding the Highland Games and which section each clan will be responsible for.

Chieftesses #1 Oct 6-11
Part 1: Battles, and the Loves of Men, chapters 1-3 (36 pp)
Part 2: Lallybroch, chapters 4-6 (34 pp)

Chieftesses #2 Oct 14-19
Part 3: When I am Thy Captive, chapters 7-13 (81 pp)

Frasers Oct 22-27
Part 4: The Lake District, chapters 14-17 (45 pp)
Part 5: You Can’t Go Home Again, chapters 18-23 (38 pp)

Mackenzies Oct 30-Nov 4
Part 6: Edinburgh, chapters 24-31 (143 pp)

Murrays Nov 6-11
Part 7: Home Again, chapters 32-39 (102 pp)

Beauchamps Nov 13-18
Part 8: On the Water, chapters 40-52 (178 pp)

Chieftesses #3 Nov 20-25
Part 9: World’s Unknown, chapters 53-63 (192 pp)

Each clan is responsible for writing the challenge and sending it to Kellan/knitmo for her to post on the blog. After the challenge is complete, the clan score the results, send answers and the results to Kellan/knitmo for the winner's name to be drawn and posted on the blog.

Best of luck Lassies, and enjoy plotting your round of the games.