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Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bandit King on October 14, 2009, 05:20:12 PM
Episode 20: The Wedding Ring of Nocatula

The camera winds and twists its way through a thick jungle of strange and exotic plants. After a few wrong turns, it finally stops in front of an ancient Mayan temple. At the base of the temple, a giant stone head sits. Suddenly, the head’s eyes light up and it begins to speak:

Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth!” These words appear on the screen. “With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is now!”

A middle-aged man wearing a denim shirt and blue jeans swings in on a rope. He drops down and runs up the Steps of Knowledge, microphone in hand.

“Thank you! Thank you, everybody! Nice to see everyone again! It’s good to see you again, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth. The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards. Only Olmec knows the legends behind each of these newly discovered treasures in his temple…which one are we gonna hear about today, Olmec?”

“The legend of the Wedding Ring of Nocatula,” Olmec replies.

“Oh, the Wedding Ring of Nocatula,” Kirk repeats. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the wedding ring—will it be:

“The Red Jaguars?” The camera zooms in on each team as they are introduced.
“The Blue Barracudas?
“The Green Monkeys?
“The Orange Iguanas?
“The Purple Parrots?
“Or the Silver Snakes?

“They’ll have to pass through some physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one of these teams will reach Olmec’s Temple. But first, they have to cross the Moat, and Olmec’s gonna tell us how they’ll do that today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you stands an ancient swinging bridge that has fallen on its side. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will grab on to the railing of the bridge with one hand, and then take their partner’s hand with the other. Then, both players will carefully walk across the bridge, sideways, to the other side. If you fall, or if your feet touch the water, you must both go back and begin again. Once you reach the other side, step off the bridge, help your partner down, and run over and hit the gong.” Kirk hits the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“Okay, let’s get started,” Kirk says. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
The teams all scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“OOOOOOOHHH yeah,” Olmec replies.
“Okay,” Kirk laughs. “On your marks, get set, GO!”

The six male team members climb up onto the bridge, and as soon as they do, they hold out their hands for their female partners. All six teams then start making their way across. The Red Jaguars take an early lead, followed by the Green Monkeys. The Blue Barracudas’ boy loses his grip on the bridge railing and falls into the water, dragging his partner down with him, and a spotter tells them to go back. “It’s not easy to keep your grip on the railing,” Kirk narrates. The Red Jaguars make it across first and hit their gong, with the Green Monkeys coming in a close second. “Two teams—we need two more!” Kirk narrates. The Orange Iguanas, Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes all step onto the dock at about the same time, and the Orange Iguanas just fall short of hitting their gong in time.

“That’s it!” Kirk shouts as he runs over and stands beside the Silver Snakes. “We’ve got our four teams! The Silver Snakes hung on, and they did it, and goin’ on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes…and the Purple Parrots,” Kirk briefly pauses between each team’s name to allow applause. “And the Green Monkeys, and the Red Jaguars! The Blue Barracudas and the Orange Iguanas didn’t quite make it, but that’s okay. We’ve got a great gift for ‘em for playing, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from Old Navy.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bandit King on October 14, 2009, 05:27:06 PM
Kirk and the remaining four teams are now standing atop the Steps of Knowledge. “As the quest continues, it’s now time for Olmec to tell us about the Wedding Ring of Nocatula. But teams, pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend could bring you a step closer to Olmec’s Temple…”

Olmec begins to tell the story:
“One of the most enduring, but tragic, love stories of all time is that of Conestoga and his bride, the Cherokee Indian princess Nocatula. Nocatula was the beautiful daughter of the Cherokee chief, and had many suitors, including the brash Mocking Crow, but no one seemed to interest her. In 1780, the Battle of King’s Mountain in Tennessee took place, and while out gathering food near there, Nocatula made a shocking discovery.
“‘Eek! A dead man!’
“The man was a soldier named Conestoga, and while he had been seriously injured, he was not dead yet. Nocatula took the unconscious man back to the village, where she cared for him. When he awoke, his first sight was the beautiful princess.
“‘Oh…this must be heaven…’ he said weakly.
“‘If you’re dead, then we’re all in trouble,’ replied Nocatula. ‘Just rest, my friend.’
“As Conestoga’s strength grew, so did his love for Nocatula. When he was well enough, he proposed, giving her a hand-carved ivory ring. Conestoga was adopted by the Cherokee, and he and Nocatula began their new life together. But tragedy soon struck. Legend has it that the following fall, Mocking Crow stabbed Conestoga in an ambush attack. When she heard the news, Nocatula rushed to her husband’s side.
“‘Darling! Are you all right?’ cried Nocatula.
“‘Nocatula…I love you…’ Conestoga said as he drew his final breath and died. The heartbroken Nocatula took the knife from the wound in his neck and plunged it into her chest. The thought of life without him was too much for her to bear. To this day, Conestoga and Nocatula’s story has become a lesson that true love never dies, but Nocatula’s wedding ring has been lost to time—until now. Your quest is to find the Wedding Ring of Nocatula and bring it back here.”

“Thank you, Olmec,” Kirk says. “So tell us, where is the Wedding Ring?”

“The Wedding Ring of Nocatula can be found in the Owl’s Nest,” Olmec replies. The camera zooms in on the small ring positioned on the foremost nest in the room before fading back to Kirk.

“Teams, you are now standing on The Steps of Knowledge,” Kirk explains. “In a moment, Olmec’s gonna ask you a question. If you think you know the answer, I want you to stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. If you’re right, you’ll be able to move down to the next level, but if you’re wrong or you run out of time, the other teams will get a chance to answer.” Kirk begins descending the Steps. “The first two teams to make it to the bottom level will be one step closer to Olmec’s Temple. Olmec, we’re now ready for your first question.”

Olmec begins:
“Was Nocatula: a Cherokee, a Choctaw—”
The Red Jaguars ring in. “A Cherokee?”
“That is correct,” Olmec explains. The Red Jaguars proceed to the second step.
“Red Jaguars, step down,” Kirk narrates. “Next question, Olmec.”

“What state was Nocatula from: Kentucky, Arkansas, or Tennessee?”
The Red Jaguars ring in again. “Tennessee.”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Red Jaguars descend to the third step.
“And already, the Red Jaguars are just one step away from the Temple Games,” Kirk narrates. “But remember, we need two teams. Next question.”

“Was the young man who married Nocatula named: Conway, Conestoga, or Constantinople?”
The Red Jaguars ring in. “Conestoga?”
“That…is correct!” Olmec booms. The Red Jaguars leap to the bottom.
“And the Red Jaguars are goin’ to the Temple Games!” Kirk narrates as the Red Jaguars high-five one another. “But we need one more team. Who’s it gonna be—the Green Monkeys, the Purple Parrots, or the Silver Snakes? We’ll find out soon—Olmec, continue.”

“Was Conestoga injured in the battle of—”
The Purple Parrots ring in before any choices are given. “Um,” the boy says. “In battle?”
“Incorrect,” Olmec says. “Was he injured at the Battle of: King’s Mountain, Queen’s Mountain, or Jack’s Mountain?”
The Green Monkeys ring in. “King Mountain?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Green Monkeys step to the second level.
“Nice job, Green Monkeys,” Kirk narrates. “Sometimes it pays to hear the choices. Next question.”

“According to our legend, when Conestoga first saw Nocatula, did he think he was: hallucinating, in heaven, or—”
The Silver Snakes ring in. “Uh, in heaven.”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Silver Snakes join the Green Monkeys on the second step.
“Now the Silver Snakes are on the board,” Kirk narrates. “Still time for the Purple Parrots, though. Next question, please.”

“According to our legend, did Conestoga make Nocatula’s wedding ring out of: bone, ivory, or wood?”
The Purple Parrots ring in. “Ivory?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Purple Parrots join the other two potential teams on the second step.
“Nice job, Purple Parrots,” narrates Kirk. “We’ve got a three-way tie on the second step. Let’s break it—next question.”

“Which of Nocatula’s suitors stabbed Conestoga: Screeching Owl, Mocking Crow, or Whooping Crane?”
The Green Monkeys ring in. “Mocking-Crow.”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Green Monkeys descend to the penultimate step.
“Nice job; the Green Monkeys are only one step away,” Kirk narrates. “But the other two teams can still do this. Next question.”

“When Conestoga died, what did Nocatula do—”
The Green Monkeys stomp down. “She killed herself!” the boy confidently shouts.
“That is correct!” Olmec booms. The Green Monkeys join the Red Jaguars on the bottom step.

“And here are our two teams!” Kirk exclaims as he runs over and stands between them. “The Red Jaguars, and the Green Monkeys! Nice job, guys! Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes, come down here, you guys. You guys did great, too, and you’re not goin’ home empty-handed. We’ve got a great gift for you guys, and here’s what it is!” They receive Wii Sports Resort for the Nintendo Wii.

Kirk is now seen standing beside the two advancing teams. “These two teams will be playing for the right to enter Olmec’s Temple, and they’re gonna do it right after this!” he exclaims.

The camera flies over Kirk and zooms in on the Red Jaguars’ gong. It turns to the right and runs across the top of each of the gongs until it reaches the Silver Snakes’ gong. The title appears onscreen, and we go to a commercial.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bandit King on October 14, 2009, 05:36:19 PM
We return from the break to see Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the two remaining teams.

“Welcome back,” he says. “Now, the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. But before that happens, I think I’d like to meet our two teams…

“On the Red Jaguars, we have Kristin; she plays softball and she wants to study animals. And her partner is Esteban; he likes to rollerblade and skateboard, and he also likes to draw comic books—let’s hear it for the Red Jaguars!” The audience claps for the tall green-eyed girl with short blonde hair and the slightly shorter, but still tall, Hispanic boy.

“And over on the Green Monkeys, we have Tara; she told me she’s a cheerleader and she enjoys hanging out with her friends at the mall. And her partner’s name is Eric; he likes to play soccer and golf, and he also plays the guitar—let’s hear it for the Green Monkeys!” The audience applauds for the brown-eyed girl with her long auburn hair in a ponytail and the tall, blue-eyed, black-haired boy.

“All right, guys, are you ready?” Kirk asks.

“Yeah!” the teams emphatically reply.

“Okay, go get ready to play. Now, in the Temple Games, our teams are competing for…” Kirk retrieves a Pendant of Life from his pouch and holds it up to the camera. “…these Pendants of Life. The winning team is gonna need those Pendants to protect them from the dreaded Temple Guards as they make their way to Olmec’s Temple. There are three Temple Games. Olmec, could you tell us about Temple Game #1, please?”

“Happy to oblige,” says Olmec. The black lights under him come on and he begins to explain the first Game:

“When Nocatula found the injured Conestoga, she brought him back to the village and nursed him back to health. In this game, you will be gathering herbs to help Nocatula with this task. When Kirk gives the signal, run around, grab a bag of herbs, come back, and place it in your bin. Then run back, grab another bag of herbs and do it again. The player who retrieves the most herbs at the end of thirty seconds…wins.”

“All right, healing herbs,” says Kirk. “Let’s set the clock for thirty seconds!” The clock slams down in the bottom right-hand corner, set to go. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Tara and Kristin both get the hang of this game fairly quickly, as both girls manage to jump high enough with the rotating lever to get their first bag. They both miss their bin as they try to drop this first bag into it, but both girls get better as the game progresses, and neither one misses another bag until the game ends.

“That’s it!” Kirk shouts as he rushes back onscreen. “Let’s come back down here. Spinning around…let’s stop for a second and see how you guys did.” Kirk kneels beside the bins. “Let’s see…the Red Jaguars got one, two, three, four, five, six bags of herbs. And the Green Monkeys, they got one, two, three, four, five—they got six bags of herbs, too, so both teams get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience applauds for a second or two. “So now, it’s tied up after the first game, but anything can happen. This next game is also worth a half Pendant. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2…”

Olmec begins:
“When Conestoga proposed to Nocatula, they immediately began planning their wedding, decorating the Cherokee townhouse with strands of colorful Indian beads. When Kirk gives the signal, grab a strand of Indian beads, jump up, and hang them on the ceiling above you. Then come back down, grab another strand of beads and do it again. The first team to hang all their strands of beads or…the team that hangs the most strands of beads at the end of sixty seconds…wins.”

“The Indians actually hang their beads just like this,” says Kirk. “Let’s set the clock for thirty sec—sixty seconds!” The clock slams down in the corner, ready to go. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Esteban and Eric are both quite fast and adjust to the apparatus quickly, but Eric has a little trouble getting the beads to stick when he reaches the ceiling of the structure. Some of the beads Esteban retrieves don’t stick, either, but he has noticeably more strands of beads on the ceiling of his apparatus by the time the game comes to an end.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk shouts, running back onscreen. “Come on down here, guys; let’s see how you did.” Kirk looks up at the two teams’ hung beads. “It looks like the Red Jaguars got…one, two, three, four, five, six strands of beads; and the Green Monkeys? Let’s see…one, two, three strands of beads! Looks like the Red Jaguars get the half Pendant of Life!” The audience applauds. “So now, the Red Jaguars have a full Pendant; the Green Monkeys have a half Pendant. But now, we go to the third and final Temple Game. It’s worth a full Pendant of Life. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #3…”

Olmec begins to explain the final Temple Game:
“During their life together, Nocatula and Conestoga would have lived in a small wooden hut built by the Cherokee community. In this game, you will be building a more famous Indian structure—a tepee. You and your partner are suspended from the top of an unfinished tepee by a strong cord. When Kirk gives the signal, drop down, grab a piece of fabric, jump back up, and attach it to the top of the tepee. When you reach the top, your partner will grab a piece of fabric on their way down, and prepare to go up while you go back down and grab your next piece of fabric. The first team to complete their tepee, or…the team that’s further along at the end of sixty seconds wins!”

“Well, we’re not certified tepee-builders, but I think we’ll do okay,” jokes Kirk. “Let’s set the clock for sixty seconds!” The clock slams down in the corner. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

Both teams drop down and get their first strand of silk, and both teams attach it to the top of the tepee-shaped structure within the first five seconds of the game. The Green Monkeys have a hard time adjusting to the bungee cord they’re attached to, though, as the cord is long enough to reach the silk only if the player on the opposite end is at the very top of the structure. After a little trouble at first, the Red Jaguars manage to grab a strand of silk almost every time they rappel down. Despite a last-second attempt at a comeback by the Green Monkeys, the Red Jaguars manage to place their sixth and final strand of silk on the top with 11 seconds left on the clock.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk shouts as he rushes back onscreen. “Come on down here, guys.” Both teams are unhooked from their bungee cords and join Kirk on the ground. “The cords are only so long; there’s no leeway in this game, but the Red Jaguars got the hang of it, and they finished their tepee in time. So the Red Jaguars get the full Pendant…that means the Red Jaguars have two Pendants, the Green Monkeys have a half Pendant—the Red Jaguars are goin’ to the Temple!” Esteban and Kristin high-five one another as the Green Monkeys congratulate them. “Green Monkeys; come on over here, guys. You guys were really great, too, these were some tough opponents today. We’ve got a great gift for you two, and here’s what it is!” They receive a custom-made Legends of the Hidden Temple: Rebirth watch.

As the prize disappears off-screen, Kirk is seen standing between Esteban and Kristin. “Now it’s time to see if the Red Jaguars can make it through Olmec’s Temple and retrieve the Wedding Ring of Nocka-toola, right after this!”

The camera pans in on the Temple and zooms in on the Wedding Ring as the title appears onscreen, and we fade to a commercial.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bandit King on October 14, 2009, 05:41:25 PM
We return from the commercial break to find Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the winning team.

“Welcome back to Legends: Rebirth,” says Kirk. “The Red Jaguars have proven themselves worthy, and now they’ve earned the right to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, Olmec’s gonna give them some information to help them retrieve the Wedding Ring of Nocatula…”

Olmec begins to explain the layout as the camera gives us a first-person tour of the Temple:
“You could start…by running up the stairs to the Crypt! Grab the book from the skeletons, and pass into the Bottomless Pit! Swing across the gap, and climb into the Lookout Tower. Focus the telescope to read the ancient print on the far wall, and a door may open into the Geographer’s Study. Find the missing pieces of the map and correctly place them, and pass into the Inventor’s Workshop. Turn the wheel to start the machine, and open the door to the SHRIIIIINE of the Silver Monkey! Assemble the statue and you may be headed toward the Room…of the Secret Password. Find the tablet with the correct inscription and shout it out to open the door to the Pharaoh’s Secret Passage. Slide down the tunnel to the Dungeon, where you could smash through the wall into the Dark Forest—but beware of the Temple Guards that may inhabit the trees! Find the key in the tree, and you’ll enter the Chamber…of the Four Elements. Place the elements in the proper order, and you’ll gain entry to the Owl’s Nest! Find the special white owl, and attach it to its proper nest, then…race through the Pit, climb through the Ledges, race down the stairs and back through the Temple Gate. The choices are yours and yours alone!” Olmec pauses. “You won 2 Pendants in the Temple Games. Who’s going first?”

“I am,” says Esteban.

“Very well, Esteban,” says Olmec. “When Kirk gives the signal, you’ll race through the Gates into the Temple and make your way toward the Wedding Ring. Hidden inside the Temple are Temple Guards assigned to protect three specific rooms. You can trade your Pendant for an extra life and go on, but…if you’re caught without a Pendant, you’ll be taken out of the Temple, and it’ll be Kristin’s turn to enter and try her luck. If you can reach the Wedding Ring, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards…will vanish. Return through the Gates with the Wedding Ring of Nocatula in three minutes, and you’ll both be handsomely rewarded…and here’s how!”

• Just for making it this far, they’ll get a sports package from Outdoor Products.
• If they can grab the Wedding Ring within three minutes, they’ll also receive a game table.
• And if they can bring the Wedding Ring out of the Temple before three minutes expires, they’ll win a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia.

“All right, let’s see if they can claim that trip to Vancouver,” says Kirk. “Let’s get in position, mouthpieces in. Let’s set the clock for three minutes!” The clock slams down in the bottom right-hand corner, set to go.

“Olmec, lower the gate.” Olmec moans gutturally as the gate is lowered, and the black lights under him go out.

“Frontrunner ready?” asks Kirk.

“Yup,” Esteban says.

“Okay,” replies Kirk. “On your mark, get set, GO!”

“There he goes, into the Temple with his Pendant!” Kirk narrates as Esteban rushes up the stairs. He soon enters the Crypt and pulls two books, opening the door to the Bottomless Pit on the second pull, but also revealing the first TEMPLE GUARD behind the hidden door in the room (2:52). “Oh, Temple Guard, right off the bat!” narrates Kirk. “He’s got a Pendant, though, so he can go on!” Esteban quickly hands over his Pendant and progresses into the Bottomless Pit. He grabs the rope and swings across the gap, but he fails to land on the opposite ledge the first time. “Whoa, careful not to fall into the Bottomless Pit!” Kirk narrates. Esteban regains his bearings and eventually steps onto the ledge (2:33). “Oh, that was a close one!” narrates Kirk. Esteban hits the actuators for both the Geographer’s Study and the Lookout Tower, and both these doors open. “Those doors opened, but which one will he go through?” Kirk asks. Esteban answers Kirk by taking the door to the Geographer’s Study, appearing in the room a few seconds later. He finds the Central America puzzle piece on the floor of the room, and places it without a hitch (2:24). He looks around for a bit until he finds two more pieces on the stage-left wall, and correctly places India and Russia’s Irkutsk region. He immediately finds the final piece—Northern Africa—and places it, opening the doors to both the Lookout Tower and the Inventor’s Workshop (2:09). “There, the map’s finished—into the Inventor’s Workshop!” Kirk narrates. Esteban races into the room, but no sooner has he set foot in it than he is ambushed by the second TEMPLE GUARD (2:04).

“Oh, Temple Guard! Now it’s Kristin’s turn!” Kirk narrates as Kristin takes off up the stairs. She follows Esteban’s path exactly, soon entering the Inventor’s Workshop (1:49). “She’s in the room; now she’s gotta turn the wheel!” narrates Kirk. Kristin grabs one of the handles of the capstan and begins spinning the wheel around. When she makes four complete rotations, the painted-on gears at the back of the room light up, and the door to the Shrine opens (1:23). “That’s it!” Kirk narrates. “Now she’s in the Shrine of the Siiiillllver Monkey!” Kristin enters the room and goes to the stage-left shelf to retrieve the base of the statue. She places it on the pedestal, but when she goes back to retrieve another piece, the secret door in the back of the room opens, revealing the third TEMPLE GUARD, who grabs Kristin from behind, prompting a loud scream from her (1:16). “Oh, the Temple Guard!” Kirk narrates as Kristin fumbles with her Pendant. “The Temple Guard scared her half to death!” Kristin hands her Pendant to the zealous Temple Guard, who slinks back to the secret door in the back of the room. Kristin heads to the back of the room herself, where she retrieves the middle part of the statue. She brings it back and aligns it on the base (1:09). “All she needs is the head,” Kirk narrates as Kristin grabs the head from the stage-right shelf, brings it back and jams it down, opening the doors to both the Room of the Secret Password and the Dark Forest (1:03).

“All right, into the Secret Password Room,” Kirk narrates, and Kristin starts to head into the room, but at the last second, she notices the open door to the Dark Forest, which she progresses through instead (0:58). “No, she’s going down—oh, I see, into the Dark Forest!” Kirk narrates. “Nice thinking—she found a shortcut!” After several seconds in the passage, Kristin emerges in the room, goes to the front, and reaches into the stage-left tree in search of a key, but comes out empty-handed. She walks over to the stage-right tree and sticks her arm in, finding a key (0:38). She sticks it in the actuator for the door to the Chamber of the Four Elements, opening the door (0:35). “All right, she got it!” narrates Kirk. “She’s only one room away from the Wedding Ring!” Kristin enters the room, and studies the pattern above the slots for the element tiles for a few seconds. She brings two element tiles propped up on the right side of the back wall, and brings them back and places them in the third and fourth slots. She rushes over and grabs the two other element tiles on the left-side wall, brings them back, and successfully completes the pattern of “fire, water, air, earth”, opening the door to the Owl’s Nest (0:21). “Twenty-one seconds…there, the room’s open!” Kirk exclaims as Kristin rushes into the room and grabs the WEDDING RING (0:16).

“She’s got the Wedding Ring! All the doors are open now!” Kirk narrates. Kristin rushes through the open door to the Bottomless Pit and lurches through the black-and-purple plastic balls in the room (0:14). “Through the Bottomless Pit and into the Ledges—thirteen seconds left! Can she do it?” Kirk exclaims. The camera shows Esteban, clapping and screaming “Yeah!” The camera then cuts to Kristin crawling through the Ledges, and exits the room, slipping and falling on her ankle in the process. She somehow finds the strength to dart through the Temple Gate with three seconds left on the clock.

“They did it!” Kirk shouts as Esteban cheers victoriously, waving his hands in the air. “They got it! They got it all! Kristin blazed through Esteban’s path, and got out just in the nick of time!” Kristin hops on her ankle and holds onto Esteban for support. “They won it all. They got the sports package, the game table—they’re goin’ to Vancouver!” Esteban yells in victory again as he holds his arm in the air, and Kristin is still favoring her ankle. “This team was great,” Kirk says. “I’m really glad they won! They deserved it! But we can’t stay here and celebrate forever—we’ve gotta get outta here. We’ll see ya next time, though. ‘Til then, just remember: it’s not just Legends, it’s Legends: Rebirth! Buh-bye!”

Kirk, Esteban and Kristin wave to the crowd and chat as the credits roll. The camera shows shots of the Temple Gate, the Crypt, and the Bottomless Pit, and finally cuts back to Kristin, still hopping on one foot, but still smiling. Kirk and the Red Jaguars wave to the crowd one final time as the credits finish rolling and the Stone Stanley logo appears onscreen.
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bandit King on October 14, 2009, 05:46:24 PM

The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Season 1, Layout 2
Artifact Location
: The Owl’s Nest
Team: Blue Barracudas (Kristin Skinner & Esteban Fernandez)
Pendants: 2
Result: Escaped! (0:03 left)

Anyone remember “The Broad-Brimmed Fedora of Robert Ripley”? That’s right—it was the first episode in which a win was achieved with the artifact hidden in the bottom part of the Temple’s central shaft. This episode, while not quite as exciting as that one (in my opinion, at least), was also quite the nail-biter, and unlike “The Broad-Brimmed Fedora”, possibly features an injury to one of the players.

Esteban was quite fast, and also aware of his bearings. He was quick to hand over his Pendant in the Crypt, and despite stalling for a bit in the Pit, completed the Geographer’s Study objective in impressive time. He was taken out in the Inventor’s Workshop with a healthy 2:04 left on the clock.

Kristin wasn’t nearly as fast as Esteban, but she knew what she was doing, and progressed through each room fairly quickly. She grabbed the Wedding Ring with sixteen seconds left on the clock, and despite the fact that she took a nasty landing on her ankle in the Ledges, she made it out of the Temple with three seconds left on the clock.

Judging by the way Kristin was favoring her ankle when she exited the Temple, I’d venture to say she injured it in some way in the Ledges. But this team was strong, and definitely worked hard for the victory they racked up—even if it did cost them a sprained ankle in the process.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Notes and Trivia: This is obviously the only time an artifact is retrieved from the Owl’s Nest. It’s also the second (as well as the last) time an artifact is brought out of the bottom room of the central shaft of the Temple.

The Wedding Ring of Nocatula is the smallest artifact to ever be brought out of the Temple, and may very well be the smallest artifact on record. The Blue Pearl and the Sacred Ring of Suleiman are the only artifacts that may be smaller than it.

Kristin and Esteban are the first team in Rebirth history to place first in the Moat, sweep the Steps of Knowledge, win two Pendants in the Temple Games, and retrieve the artifact from the Temple.

Temple Diagram made by JTH1
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Bamboo Forest on October 15, 2009, 01:42:44 AM
One complaint: could you find any synonyms to the word "narrates"? You seem to use that word an awful lot in your fanfics. :P
Title: Legends: Rebirth-The Wedding Ring of Nocatula
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on October 15, 2009, 05:39:49 AM
Nice episode.  Personally I think this is more plausible than "The Broad-Brimmed Fedora of Robert Ripley." :P