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• 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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

MacKenzie Challenge, Part II

The MacKenzies' second challenge is based on Section 8, and this section was all about journeys: Brianna's journey through the stones, then to Lallybroch, and then to America; Roger's journey through the stones and off to America to find Brianna. Of course, they probably made a list of things to bring with them.

Your job is to unscramble the items on their list and find a picture so they know what to look for. Scoring: 1/2 point for unscrambling the item and 1/2 point for the image. Be sure to include the image and not just the link for the image. You get a bonus point for including ONE knitting pattern link from Ravelry. (All items are found within Section 8.)

1. gdyareg nna

2. spagpbei

3. qaeurbo aplsre

4. onwdeo ulpasta

5. kils gktsscnio

6. cfnaair tproar

7. luilq epn

8. daegc hnkcseci

9. mkhmcoa

Please submit all answers to highlandergames at ymail dot com by MIDNIGHT (EST) on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21. Be sure to include your swap name, clan name, and ravelry id, so we can properly sort the answers.

Have fun, and good luck on your journey!
~Seonag Mac and your MacKenzie Sisters

Fraser Challenge #1 Answers

Jeopardy:

1. What is “blinking first”?
2. What is crepuscle?
3. Who is Nayawenne?
4. Who is Shelley?
5. Who are Jamie and Willie?
6. What is “My Weekly”? (or My Weekly’s tips for the lovelorn, or “How to Intrigue a Man”.)

Word Search:

jamie fraser
claire fraser
ian murray
jocasta cameron
dougal mackenzie
colum mackenzie
duncan innes
andrew macneill
fionn mac cumhall
john quincy myers
nacognaweto
nayawenne

**fionn mac cumhall is the one that most could not find -- he (she?) was a fairy in one of the tales they talked about in the book**

Letter Suduko:

1 NRY AOL UIM
2 UML IYR NOA
3 IAO NUM LYR

4 MOU YIN RAL
5 AIR OLU YMN
6 LYN RMA IUO

7 OLM URI ANY
8 YUA LNO MRI
9 RNI MAY OLU

**for all those who said that these sukukos were hard -- only one person who attempted it did not succeed in getting a perfect score on it!**

The Fraser Challenge Results are IN!

**editing to add -- the Beauchamp's Nemetona had a sending snafu, so she's being added in -- she earned an additional 10 points for her team! Congrats, ladies!**

Lassies, ye did a braw job of it! We had a total of 28 participants, this round, and of those, TWENTY-TWO "perfect 10" scores! The break-down is as follows:
Murray:
Caireann, Mordag, Tammy, Bea, Eileen, Toireasa, & Zella

Mackenzie:
Aislinn, Catrionia Duncan, Ide, Eadgyth Mac, Isobel, Ceanna, Mrs. Fitz, Dirty Prudentilla Bonney, Imogen, Catriona, Kinley, Ronan, & Seonag
Beauchamp:
Muirne, Sineag, Imogen, Eilis, Ealaisad, Morven, Lady North Facing, Bree, & SuisanBlue text denotes first 10 responders who also had "perfect 10" scores (and thus earn their team an extra point), and bolded lasses are also "perfect 10" scores, who are entered into the drawing.

Additional points are awarded to:

Caireann Murray, for being the early bird
Zella Murray, for being the sneaker, with our best time yet: 11:59pm!! No beating that one!
Caireann Murray, Muirne Beauchamp, Seonag Makenzie & Ide Mackenzie for answering all 18 questions correctly!
Totals are:
Murray: 61 + 4 (first responders) + 1 (early bird) + 1 (sneaker) + 1 (perfect 18) = 68
Mackenzie: 115 + 4 (first responders) + 2 (perfect 18) + 5 (challenge winner) = 126
Beauchamp: 71 + 2 (first responders) + 1 (perfect 18) = 74

****edited to add the drawing information****
22 Names were put in the hat...a very special hat! Knit for me as a surprise by one of the Lallyclickets from the Ladies of Lallybroch, 5 1/2 years ago -- before I knew how to knit!! And the blinking boy in the photo who chose the winner was the one who wore it as an infant. :)

On to the drawing...And the winner is.... Ide Mackenzie!!! Congrats! You've won your clan an extra 5 points! :)

I don't know why he kept blinking like that....lol

-Submitted by Fiona Fraser