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Old 23-01-14, 10:30 PM   #1
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Seeing we're visiting a place that the AR or GM has never visited before. There is some local traditions that may possibly be observed during the AR.

The first is the hunting of the haggis:
The Northumbrian's like the Scottish hunt the wild haggis that roam the cold hills of the borders. They are a small creature about the size of a large Hedgehog. The image is the dramatic recreation of one of the thirsty little buggers enjoying a nip of Scotland



They have one set of legs longer than the others to maintain balance on the steep hills. Genetic mutations mean some are lefties and run in a anti clockwise direction. You don't know their direction until they make a run.

Catching is an art in its own right!!
To successfully capture a haggis you need to corner it on a fell ridge or near a body of water. The most effective capture them by grabbing them and sticking their two long legs into their wellies and getting them into a cage.

Sheep can be cornered by the Scottish in a not to disimilar fashion or acts we dare speak about.

The haggis is a lovely dish consumed with Neaps and Tatties or as a Haggis supper (with Chips and Curry sauce if your in Glasgow).

The Second is the Old Rosie Challenge
The Locals love a drink (Dave Preston take note) they love to have a last man standing drinking game in the Cheviot Hotel (There is 3 pubs in the village) that involves Old Rosie 9% Cider the rules are simple:
  • Last man standing
  • one 30 minute break allowed
  • Most Old Rosie drunk wins

This has hardened locals in pools of vomit at 7 bottles! Anyone considering this challenge will need to speak to Littleoldman so we can make noises to get the locals involved.


This is just a teaser!
We will provide more local information over the next 5 months on the run up to the AR
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Old 23-01-14, 10:39 PM   #2
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Heathen - all the females are lefty long legged and males rights, so when they run round the hills the males always meet the females going the other way !!!
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so if you are after a wee bit of borders variety (when they get tired of sheep), run at them but make sure you chase the ones running to the left! You want a pretty one after all !!!
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Old 24-01-14, 09:09 AM   #4
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Seeing your Scottish and coming to AR, Ron do you fancy showing everyone how to capture the haggis?

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Now you have to remember the locals are a hybrid.

Part tyke with a good helping of Scottish genes from all those centuries of cross border rape and pillage.

You can therefore easily identify them by their traditional dress devoid of pockets. In a pub the local will always be the last in and first to suggest an end to festivities as their round approaches.
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I will see if I can pack my special wellies - or are we just going to eat them ??
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Whatever you do with the catch is up to you

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They are kinda mutually exclusive options !!!
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They are kinda mutually exclusive options !!!
Well your regretting the other thread already

I've got better artist impression of the Wild Haggis now
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Breaking news

A wild haggis has been captured on the Isle of Man. It's the first instance of one being in British Territorial water outside of Scotland.

It was meant to be furious when they caught and has injured the experts who have flown in to assess the Haggis. One expert has said "it is amazing to see one in the wild outside of Scotland, just before Burns night too"

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