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« Reply #20 on: Sep 17, 01, 02:39:08 pm CDT »

Meanwhile, Collin and his wife had sneaked off to get "reacquainted". It had been almost 2 months since they had last been together. "We must get together more often," joked Collin. "Yes we should my lover!" came her reply. Then they made love for the first time and the hundredth time. They were so into each other that they didn't hear the stranger approach.
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« Reply #21 on: Sep 26, 01, 02:05:44 pm CDT »

Suddenly the sound of a pebble rolling or kicked was heard. Collin rolled himself and his wife away from the sound. The intruder stopped alereted by the additional sound. The intruder felt a tap on his back. Turning around, he was faced by Cierdwyn and in her hand a claymore pointed at his throat.
 "What do ye here stranger? she said.
"i come with a message. It's from....
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 05, 01, 12:12:06 pm CST »

the Sassenachs. They want to see the leader of the village immediately to discuss terms for surrender," he told Cierdwyn. She replied, "Then what in the nine blazes are you doing here?"
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« Reply #23 on: Nov 06, 01, 11:47:04 am CST »

"we came because your village was nigh unto deserted and the traitor we were working with turned tail and ran away. A wizard we met directed us to you as the defender of your people."
"My husband is the leader of the clan and we were seeking to protect our village and the neighboring clan from those who attacked us. We know the traitor you speak of. We were on the way back to our village with those we saved. Why do you seek us out. Surely the Sassenachs are not suddely to be our friends after working with the traitor to destroy us?, Cierdwun said.

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« Reply #24 on: Dec 10, 01, 02:00:32 pm CST »

"We did not come to discuss a truce or treaty," came the reply. "We came to dicuss YOUR surrender to us. We don't much care if you do. However, I'm sure that you do care. So we are giving you this chance to surrender and save the lives of your clansmen. If you do not surrender, then we will be forced to destroy you!"
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 15, 01, 02:01:22 pm CST »

"you and the traitors are no longer in any position to attack us."Said Cierdwyn.
 "We have found your weapons and our people are prepared to fight for our land." she continued. "You are also our prisoner and we will ransom you for our freedom."

The Sassenach who had acted so brave now started to stutter
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 20, 01, 11:25:52 am CST »

"Wwwwe have you surrounded. If I don't come back, my officers will attack you."

"Let them. They will die too." was Ceirdwyn's reply. She drew a concealed pistol and aimed at the mounted officer. "Now, you have one second to get off that horse."
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 20, 01, 03:35:37 pm CST »

The officer, whose name was McGillicudy flopped off his horse.
He was led back to the village.
 There were no troops visible as they arrived back at the village. Securing the officer in the village mill, one of the few stone buildings secure enough to hold him
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 20, 01, 04:23:17 pm CST »

Cierdwyn gave orders with her husband that all the townspeople should arm themselves and keep watch for any approaching soldiers. Meanwhile she plotted strategy with her husband and sent a message off to the wizard. If he had contacts with the allied clans they would prepare for a battle at their own locatioin and time in a united effort to drive the sassenachs away from their lands.
After a time a bird appeared with a message. It read" Good news. .........
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« Reply #29 on: Jan 04, 02, 10:20:28 pm CST »

"The Clans are mustering. They will be ready to aid you within the  day. The Sassenachs appear to be quiet. I don't expect them to do anything for a bit. Send out one runner about dusk. I have some things you will need in your up coming fight." - Collin
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« Reply #30 on: Jan 07, 02, 09:51:37 am CST »

Cierdwyn readied her reply to Collin and alerted the villagers.
Her husband gathered the weapons and foodstuffs needed for the troops going into battle.
Vierdwyn sent the message with the feathered messenger and dispatched her son to return with the things Collin had promised. She set out guards and tried to get some rest before the clans and the villagers set out in the morning.

When the first rays of the sun reached the village, Cierdwyn was already up and looking at the things Collin had sent.
There was a map and a weapon rolled up in an old peice of leather. When she unrolled the the leather she found a sword.
 But not just any sword it was a claemore that belonged to ....
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« Reply #31 on: Jan 28, 02, 11:25:23 am CST »

The Claymore belonged to Seamus MacCollin, the founder of the clan. It had been passed down from Chieftan to Chieftan for more than 200 years. It was thought lost in her grandmother's time. Now it was back in the clans posession once again. How the old "wizard" came to have it, she didn't know or care. It was a symbol that was sorely needed now.

Just as she was soaking in the meaning of the sword, there came a cry from a lookout...........
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« Reply #32 on: Jan 29, 02, 01:05:20 pm CST »

and brought by James her son. Sean McAngus , the traitor had been spotted with a small band of Sassenachs coming down the sheep path.

Cierdwyn said" if there is only a small number of men with Sean , there must be a larger group trying to entrap us from another direction"

Sure enough her husband reported a second group picking their way around the mountain on the other side of the village. Gathering her troups and the clan members who had come to the village in support, she laid out her plans for meeting the two attacking groups.
"Sean", she said, "take the sheep out as usual. Some of the clansmen will hide among the flocks until Sean's group passes. Wait for my usual signal.

Collin you can take the other men disguised as village women down to the stream as if to do washing. I will remain
here in the village with the remainder of the village men.
 Everything must look normal"
 The troups took their positions and waited for the attackers.

Just as Sean entered the village, .....
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« Reply #33 on: Feb 12, 02, 08:09:17 pm CST »

There was a loud comotion on the opposite side of the village. Distracted by the comotion, noone saw the men that rose up out of the ground.
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 13, 02, 03:04:15 pm CST »

Sean and his men were quickly taken prisoner by Cierdwyn. After the sounds of battle in the distance quieted down, a bagpipe was heard siganalling victory for the villagers and their allies. The wounded were seen to by the village herb woman and the blacksmith who was also a barber-surgeon.
Cierdwyn and the troops then secured the prisoners.
 
Cierdwun directed the village scribe to send a message to ....
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« Reply #35 on: Nov 16, 02, 09:43:54 pm CST »

Bonny Prince Charlie. "We will be honored to have you my leige." The scribe quickly wrote out the note and sent it on its way.
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« Reply #36 on: Nov 18, 02, 11:33:51 am CST »

News came back that the Prince was currently in France at the French court.
""looks like we have to deal with the miscreants ourselves", said Ceridwyn.

"let's gather the clan elders for a sourt sessiion and follw their opinions as the laird is not in residence.

The men were gathered The kidnappers were brought in. The leader spoke and laid out the charges against the prisoners.
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