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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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quiz 2 ~ The Marsali Game

For this quiz we have taken the Ruler of the Ridge's name and we ask that you find something in each of the following categories that begin with each letter in his name ~ ADSO. Oops, not enough letters here so we will make it Adso's Ridge, or for the game ~ A D S O R I G E.

There are 2 D's and 2 S's but you only need to find one D and one S word for each category. We also ask that all of your answers are from Section 2 of the Fiery Cross, but your answers do not have to be what one might find as ordinary. And you can only use one thing for each of thing for each letter in any given category. An example of this can be found earlier in the series when young Germaine puts a cockroach in his mouth. Under the category of Targets, you could use ROACH or INSECT, but not both unless you could find another insect being the Target of someone's snack. But you could repeat ROACH or INSECT if wee Ian had said it was a tradition for the Mohawk to eat cockroaches to celebrate the Hunter's Moon. Same critter, different category - it would work. But as this part of the story is not in this section, these answers would not work for this challenge. And because neither Roach nor Insect are normal Targets, nor are they normal Traditions, I would ask that you tell me why you think it is.

We dinna ken if there is an A, D, S, O, R, I, G, and an E for each category, but we do ken that most of the letters can be found for each category. With your imagination, you may just be able to completely fill each category. But remember, only one of each of the above letters will count for each category.

Another example from a previous challenge that was similar - under the category of Weapons, 'Ink Bottle' was used and then explained that Lord John threw an ink bottle at a rat. I had a lot of fun reading your answers. We look forward to seeing just what you will find.

Target letters: A D S O's R Id G E or A ~ D ~ S ~ O ~ R ~ I ~ G ~ E

Categories: Targets, Blessings, Traditions, People and Guidance

Target - the item we are aiming for (see example above)
Blessings - things that we count ourselves lucky to have or to experience
Traditions - something inherited or customary
People - well, the 2 legged critters whose names are found in this section. Their name can only count once, so if Diana Gabaldon could be used (which she cannot), you could use her under D for Diana or G for Gabaldon. Not both. And while Adso might think he is a person, he is not. Neither is the white sow.
Guidance - where do we turn for help? Any noun will do, as long as that person, place or thing begins with A, D, S, O, R, I, G or E and is found in this section. Guidance comes in many forms ~ I turn to my cookbook for guidance if I am making something I am not familiar with or to my Aunt Dotsy if I need help with knitting. (my aunt is long gone, so it is more what I think she would do) My DS turns to the internet for all forms of Guidance (map, directions, research, instruction manual and even how to do a 3 point turn for his drivers license. Oddly, the internet told him the same thing his mother did.)

Imaginations are encouraged. And if you can rationalize it, in the past the point was always given. We won't break with tradition.

1 point for every 4 answers given, max 10 points.

Please submit your answers to highlandergames (at) ymail (dot) com
with marsali in the subject line. To help us identify you, please include your rav name, your swap name and your clan. All answers must be received by Midnight ET on March 22nd.