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• 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.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Final Voyager Challenge: Results

Good Sisters,

The Games have come to a close with this last challenge and the results are in. We had 17 of you participate, with three perfect scores. Braw job, lasses!  You have shown, by using your wit, skill and charm that you have what it takes to be a Highlander Lass in the 1700's.

The three perfect scores were from Brianna Beauchamp, Ceitidh Murray and Nemetona Beauchamp. You do your clans proud, lasses.

And the Winner is:  Ceitidh (Shaydy)

The lasses participating were:
  • Lady NorthFacing, Nemetona, Ealasaid, Morven, Muirne, Siusan, Imogene and Brianna from the Beauchamps
  • Nannag and Molly from from the Frasers
  • Ide, Seonag and Ceili from the MacKenzies
  • Ceitidh, Joan, Marsali and Zella from the Murrays.

If you sent something in and dinna see your name, please let us know so we can figure out what happened.

Special Awards and Accolades: 
  • Early Bird goes to Ceitidh of Clan Murray
  • Sneaker goes to Zella of Clan Murray (11:54 pm on 12/2)
  • Nannag and Nemetona get special accolades for their cache of weaponry:  Nannag uses an Ink bottle and a List of words, while Nemetona used Cold, Lips, Anvil and Irons. I believe Nannag would be our school teacher. Nemetona could be our Special Task Force Interrogator?

Reading over the "Category" responses was the most entertaining of all of the challenges we have seen.

Clan Results:
Beauchamp: 42
Fraser: 7
MacKenzie: 8
Murray: 24 + 1 + 1 = 26 (Early Bird and Sneaker)

Clan Standings:
Beauchamp: 490
Fraser: 205
MacKenzie: 205
Murray: 338


We would like to thank all of the lasses who participated in the challenges. The challenges keep us coming back to the swap and We think they keep us more involved and help us know each other a bit better.

Respectfully submitted,

Mordag Murray, Kellan MacKenzie, Fiona Fraser, and Eilis Beauchamp

Final Voyager Challenge: Results are in!

Lasses,

The final Chieftess' challenge is done and the results are in. We had 17 lasses participate ~ Clan Beauchamp: Brianna, Ealasaid, Imogen, Lady North Facing, Moren, Muirne, Nemetona and Siusan. From Fraser we had Molly and Nannag. From MacKenzie: Annaed, Ceili and Seonag and from Murray we had: Ceitidh, Joan, Marsali and Zella.

From some of the answers given, I can tell that many of you had a wee bit of fun with the first part. But...Lasses, now it is time for Imogen, Lady North Facing, Siusan, Morven, Molly, Ceili, Seonag, Marsali to thunk yourself (gently) on the forehead and say "'Oh, Claire was in this book!" So, without further ado, here are the answers to Categories:

CATEGORIES  C ~ L ~ A ~ I ~ R ~ E


Boats
cask of spirits,  Longboat,  Artemis,  Rowboat, Queen Elizabeth

People
C:Claire, Cameron, Charles Stewart, Colum, General Cope, Yi Ten Cho 
L: Lawrence, Laoghaire, Laird, Lindsay brothers
A: Joe Abernathy, Alexander, Captain Allesandro
I: Ian, Duncan Innes, Midwife Innes
R: Roger, Frank Randall, (Brianna, Claire BJ), Rabbe
E: Ewan Cameran, Lord Ellesmere, Ellen, Excisemen, Edwin Murray

WEAPONS
C: Cutlass, Cannon
L: Long gun, lancet, lips
A: Arrows, anvil
I: Ink bottle, infection, irons
R: rifle
E: Edge

PLACES
C: Carryarrick, Culloden, Carfax Close, Carribean
L: Leanach Farmhouse, Lallybroch, Lake District
A: Ardsmuir, America, Abandawe, Aberdeen
I: Inverness, Windward Isles
R: Royal Mile, Rose Hall
E: Edinburgh, England, Eleuthera

BOTANY
C: Chamomile, Comfrey, citris, creeper
L: lemons, lily of the valley, lavender, lime
A: anise, aconite, angelica, milk thistle (didn't see an A...how about Asteraceae)
I: Ipecac, ivy
R: rosehips, rosemary, rose, raspberry vines
E: elecampane, elettaria cardamomum,


Sudukos:
First one (corrected one posted on Rav board)
S P T G M F D J C
C M F T J D S G P
G D J P S C T F M
D S C J T P F M G
T J M C F G P S D
F G P S D M C T J
M F G D P S J C T
P T S M C J G D F
J C D F G T M P S

Second One
T M F J G D C P S
D P J S T C G F M
G C S F P M T J D
S J G D F P M C T
M D C T S J F G P
F T P M C G D S J
J F M G D S P T C
P G D C J T S M F
C S T P M F J D G

Third one
G P D M C S J T F
C F M T J G P D S
S J T P D F G M C
J C G S M T F P D
M T S D F P C J G
F D P J G C M S T
D G J F S M T C P
T S F C P J D G M
P M C G T D S F J


QUOTEFALLS:



  • Ye know, I seldom wanted to go home to Laoghaire and yet at least when I did I'd find her where I'd left her.




  • By the smell of it, he's put at least a full bottle o'the sherry in it. A verra intemperate race the Irish.




  • Aye, ye can come! Only do me the one wee favor Sassenach, try verra hard not to be killed or cut to pieces, aye? It's hard on a man's sensibilities.


Lasses, I hope you had as much fun doing these challenges as I had putting them together. I would like everyone's input for the next swap, whether or not you have played games in the past or will in the future. I will start a post in "Voyager Games' thread and ask what type of games you would like to see in the future. I will try to create games that the majority of you want to play, if they can be created, but I do need your input.

Respectfully submitted,

Mordag Murray