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Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 27, 2010, 05:00:18 PM
Author's Note: This is one of the episodes of my independent project, Legends: The Rediscovery.  More information on the project can be found by following this link. (

Episode 106

The camera swerves through a thick rainforest, and after multiple turns, it eventually stops in front of an ancient temple.  The eyes of giant stone head next to the temple gate light up red as he begins to speak:
The show's logo forms as two halves of a Pendant of Life come in from the sides of the screen and merge; the show's name appears above the logo as the camera pans across the entire temple.
"With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is NOW!"

On this final word, Kirk emerges from a thick patch of jungle plants and shrubs, then runs into the foreground and up a wide set of steps to greet the crowd. "Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see you! Thank you, Olmec! Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple.  The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are protected by mysterious Mayan Temple Guards.  Only Olmec knows the legend behind each of the treasures of his temple.  Which one are we gonna hear about today?"

Faint orange lights underneath Olmec turn on, and the camera cuts to a close-up of him as he replies:
"The legend of ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest."

"Well, the legend is set," Kirk says in response as the camera cuts back to him. "and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Missing Armrest.  Will it be:
"Zach and Emma of the Red Jaguars?" the camera pans to each team in order, their first names briefly appearing at the bottom of the screen?
"Stephen and Jessika of the Blue Barracudas,
"Hunter and Danielle of the Green Monkeys,
"William and Lizzie of the Orange Iguanas,
"Jason and Alycea of the Purple Parrots,
"Or Damian and Hannah of the Silver Snakes?"

"They'll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests," Kirk says, "and in the end, only one team will earn the right to enter Olmec's Temple.  But first, they'll have to cross the Moat, and here's how they'll have to do it today?
"One player from each team is holding an ancient Hawaiian surfboard.  When I say 'Go,' he'll put the surfboard into the Moat, stand on it and go across by climbing hand-over-hand on the knotted rope over his head.  Once the first player's across, it's his partner's turn to pull back the surfboard and he'll make it across."
"As soon as the second player jumps down onto the deck, it's his job to run over here and hit the gong." He hits the top button on the Red Jaguars' gong? which lights up red? to demonstrate. "The first four teams to hit their gongs will be going on to the next round.  Are you ready, teams?"
The players all cheer and shout in response.
"Olmec: are you ready?" asks Kirk.
"This rock is ready to roll!" Olmec replies.
"All right!" Kirk says in response. "On your marks, get set, GO!"

On "Go," the female players from the Red Jaguars, Blue Barracudas and Green Monkeys put their surfboards in the water and stand on them, as do the male players from the other three teams.  It doesn't take very long for the male Orange Iguana and the male Silver Snake to make it to the other side? they only need about twelve seconds to reach the far end of the Moat with the help of their knotted ropes.  The female Blue Barracuda and the girl from the Green Monkeys make it across a few seconds later as well, prompting their partners to pull on the ropes tethered to their respective surfboards.  However, both of their partners? along with the female Orange Iguana? lose grip on the rope during their frantic pulling, which enables the female Purple Parrot to catch up to the Silver Snake.  Both girls get their surfboards just under thirty seconds into the round.
"Everybody's doing great, they gotta keep their balance," Kirk commentates as the other players follow suit, "and I think we're gonna see who's first in a minute!" The male Blue Barracuda and the female Silver Snake actually start to fall behind, having trouble staying on the surfboards. "It's tough to keep your balance, but our teams are doing good! Who's gonna be first??" Within three seconds (:41 to :44), three different gongs light up. "We got Purple Parrots? Green Monkeys? Red Jaguars! We need one more team?!" The other team members struggle for the lead, but thanks to the female Silver Snake finally losing grip on the surfboard, the girl from the Orange Iguanas manages to make it to the other end before her, and ends the round after fifty seconds.
"That's it! We got our four teams!" Kirk declares, and the camera cuts to him celebrating with the Red Jaguars around their gong. "The Red Jaguars made it across, no problem at all, and they're going on to the Steps of Knowledge, along with the Green Monkeys?" the camera goes down the line to show each of the other qualifying teams, with Kirk pausing to allow the audience to cheer? "and the Orange Iguanas? and the Purple Parrots! The Blue Barracudas and the Silver Snakes both gave it a great effort, and they're not going away empty-handed.  Here's what we got for them?"
Dee reads the consolation prize:
"Look at the entertaining fun you'll have when you strap on Moon Shoes! Super excitement is yours when you bounce higher than ever! Don't leave earth without Moon Shoes, from Big Time Toys!"[/size]
Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 27, 2010, 05:03:38 PM
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, the four remaining teams, along with Kirk, are now at the top of the Steps of Knowledge. "As the quest continues," Kirk explains, "it's now time for Olmec to tell us about the legend of ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest.  But pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to the Temple."
Olmec begins to tell the legend:

"The only royal palace to ever be built in the United States was the ?Iolani Palace in Hawaii.  It was constructed in 1879, before Hawaii became a state, as a home for King Kal?kaua.  Kal?kaua came up with the idea for the palace after he traveled through much of Europe.  Legend has it that during the tour, he had a discussion with his attendant, Lani:
" 'Lani, I need a much bigger palace to show my power as king.'
" 'What's wrong with the one back home?'
" 'Lani, take a look around you.  We've been through Spain, France and Austria in the past two weeks, and we've seen the palaces their rulers had.  Did they rule from one-story wooden outhouses?' "
The camera focuses on the picture of Lani for a couple seconds before switching back to Kal?kaua.
" 'Didn't think so.  I need a more majestic palace like these kings and queens had.'
" ' "Had" being the operative word, but as you wish?'
"When they returned home, Lani was promoted to Construction Supervisor, and Kal?kaua's old wooden building was replaced with a marvelous palace full of spacious ballrooms, hallways and? legend has it? a large golden throne.  But Lani's prediction rang true, and Kal?kaua did not get to enjoy his palace for very long.  His successor, Queen Lili?uokalani, was the last ruler of Hawaii, and after she was dethroned, the throne itself was destroyed? all except for one of the armrests.  Your quest is to find ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest and bring it back here."

"Thank you Olmec," Kirk says after Olmec finishes telling the legend. "So tell us: where is the Armrest?"
Olmec replies:
" ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest can be found in the Observatory." The camera zooms in on a golden armrest situated on the front edge of the camera-left altar in the Observatory, then fades back to Kirk.

"Ooh, the Observatory.  Teams," Kirk begins, "in a minute, Olmec will 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're gonna move down to the next level, but if you're wrong or run out of time, I'll give the other teams a chance." Kirk starts walking down the steps as he continues. "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 ?Iolani Palace built for: Kamehameha, Lili?uokalani or Kal?kaua?"
Hesitantly, William hits the marking first: "Kala? cow-uh??"
"Nice job, Orange Iguanas, step down!" encourages Kirk, and the Orange Iguanas step down to the second level. "Next question."

Olmec continues:
"According to legend, was the throne in the palace made of: Silver, Gold or Platin??"
A stomp from Danielle interrupts Olmec: "Gold."
"Correct," says Olmec in response.
"Green Monkeys, step down!" calls Kirk, and the Green Monkeys too move down to the second step. "Next question, Olmec!"

Olmec now asks:
"Kal?kaua came up with the idea for ?Iolani Palace while visiting which of these parts of the world: Europe, Asia or Australia?"
Zach stomps down first during the third choice: "Um? Europe??"
"Red Jaguars on the board! Step down!" The Red Jaguars follow Kirk's command, and join two other teams on the second step. "Purple Parrots can still get into this.  Next question, Mr. Olmec."

Olmec asks:
"Was Kal?kaua's original palace made of: Marble, Concrete or Wood?"
Zach rings in again: "Uh? Wood??"
"That is correct," Olmec answers.
"Just like that, the Red Jaguars are one step away from the Temple Games! Nice come-from-behind!" Kirk remarks as the Red Jaguars advance to the third step. "We need two teams.  Olmec, next question."

Olmec's next question is this:
"Besides being made out of wood, was it??"
Jason gongs in: "?Falling apart??"
"That is not one of the three choices," replies Olmec. "The three choices are: One story high, Poorly built or Lacking a throne."
Hesitating a little, Danielle stomps down and guesses: "Uh? One story high??"
"That is correct."
"Green Monkeys now just one step away from the Temple Games!"commentates Kirk as the Green Monkeys move down alongside the Red Jaguars. "Remember you might wanna hear all the answers before you ring in.  Next question."

Olmec then asks:
"In our legend, was Kal?kaua's attendant called: Lani, Keanu or Kahuna?"
Danielle buzzes in: "Lani."
"THAT IS CORRECT!" bellows Olmec, and the Green Monkeys jump down onto the bottom step and start celebrating.
"We got our first team for the Temple Games! It's the Green Monkeys!" Danielle and her partner start high-fiving while jumping up and down. "We still need one more team, and it's anybody's game? Next question."

Olmec follows up with:
"Was Kal?kaua the: Last ruler of Hawaii, Second-to-last ruler of Hawaii or Third-to-last ruler of Hawaii?"
All the teams hesitate, but just before a bell sounds, Jason rings in: "Next?to-last? ruler??"
There is a pause.
"Purple Parrots on the board!" announces Kirk, and a noticeable section of the audience cheers as the Purple Parrots move down to the second step. "Next question, Olmec!"

Olmec asks:
"Was ?Iolani Palace built in: 1789, 1879 or 1897?"
Zach hits the marking first: "1897."
William gongs in: "1879??"
"That is correct."
"It's a tie on the second-to-last step!" declares Kirk as the Orange Iguanas walk down onto the third step. "Purple Parrots can still catch up.  Olmec, continue!"

Olmec does so by asking:
"Which of these buildings could have inspired Kal?kaua to have ?Iolani Palace built: Versailles, The Bastille or The Forbidden City?"
William stomps down and answers: "The Versailles??"
"THAT IS CORRECT!" booms Olmec, and the Orange Iguanas hop down onto the bottommost step alongside the Green Monkeys.  During their first couple high-fives, Kirk runs onscreen and up the bottom step.
"We got our two teams!" he declares as he turns around to face the camera. "The Green Monkeys and the Orange Iguanas! The other teams all gave it a great effort.  We got a great gift for 'em and here's what it is." Zach, Emma, Jason and Alycea will each be receiving a copy of Ponyo on DVD.
The screen wipes to reveal just the Green Monkeys and Orange Iguanas on the steps with Kirk. "These two teams will be playing for the right to enter Olmec's Temple," he explains, "right after this!" The camera pans out, then zooms in on a bubbling portion of the Moat.  The show's logo reforms over this shot and the camera fades to black for commercial.
Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 27, 2010, 05:11:36 PM
When the camera fades back in from the commercials, the show's titlecard is displayed over a shot of some jungle plants in the bottom-left corner of the Viper's Nest foreground.  The pendant splits, the title shrinks into the distance and the camera segues to Kirk and the two remaining teams standing in front of the Pit of Despair.
"Welcome back to Legends!" says Kirk to the camera. "Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, so let's talk to our team players." He turns camera-left to talk to the boy on the Green Monkeys, a tall blond with icy blue eyes. "On the Green Monkeys, we have Hunter.  How old are you?"
"And I hear you play football, but you want to work for the military," Kirk refers to the index card in his hand. "How come?"
"Well," explains Hunter, "I've seen them in action? It seems like a lot of work, but I like America r'and all, and I think I can protect it." He smirks.
"All right then," Kirk laughs before moving further to the left of the screen to talk to the other Green Monkey, a hazel-eyed girl with freckles and brown hair tied back in a single braid. "And his partner here is Danielle.  How old are you?" He holds the microphone up to her mouth.
"And it says here you're good at science and you run track, but you've also been to two different countries," Kirk reads. "Where did you go?"
"Well," Danielle answers, "I went to Chile? and Argentina.  I have family in Chile, and Argentina was right across the border." She smiles, showing two thin rows of braces.
"This is a traveling team," Kirk comments. "Let's hear it for the Green Monkeys!" Danielle raises her arms and cheers while Hunter claps along with the cheering audience.  Then, Kirk goes to the right side of the camera frame to interview the Orange Iguanas, starting with a slightly-taller-than-average brown-eyed boy with curly black hair and thick eyebrows. "And on the Orange Iguanas, we have William.  How old are you?"
"And it says you used to skate but now you're into martial arts.  Tell me about that."
"Well," he explains, "I like both because it was always kinda? aggressive, but also there's a lot of? not quite grace, kinda? swift and precise."
"And what kind of martial arts are you studying?"
"Tae kwon do, mostly? a little aikido."
"All right, very nice," Kirk comments.  He then goes to the far right of the screen to talk to William's partner, a hazel-eyed girl with her straight, strawberry blond hair draped over her shoulders. "And Lizzie, how old are you?"
"Fourteen," she says in response.
"And I hear you're on your school's swim team, but you also play the piano," says Kirk. "Tell me about that."
"Well, my parents got me into it when I was little, and now I actually play piano or keyboards for? school plays and musicals."
"Maybe you could join a band some day," Kirk suggests.
"I want to study classical music with it, actually."
"All right then," remarks Kirk. "We got a creative team, so let's hear it for the Orange Iguanas!" The audience applauds once more for the Orange Iguanas, during which William and Lizzie high-ten.

"Okay, you guys ready to play?" asks Kirk.
"YEAH!" reply the teams.
"All right, then go get ready for the Temple Games!" Kirk says, pointing in different directions; Danielle and Lizzie walk off in one direction, Hunter and William in another. "In the Temple Games, each team is competing to win?" he opens a pouch and pulls out a small gold medallion to show to the camera? "Pendants of Life.  The winning team will need those Pendants to protect themselves from the DREADED Temple Guards as they make their way through the Temple.  There are three Temple Games.  Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #1."

Olmec begins:
"King Kal?kaua came up with the idea for ?Iolani Palace during a trip through Europe; he visited many countries and marveled at the royal palaces that still stand there today.  In this game, you will take a much shorter journey from one side of this territory to the other.  When Kirk gives the signal, choose a platform and step out onto it.  If the platform sinks, run back and then try again.
"The first player to make it to the other side of the territory? or the player that's further along at the end of 60 seconds? wins."
"I hope her trip to Chile wasn't as hard as this," Kirk jokes before briefly glancing at Danielle. "Let's put 60 seconds on the clock?" With a bang, a countdown clock appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen, and Kirk steps back to get out of the camera frame. "On your mark, get set, GO!"
Danielle takes her first step forward in the closest of the three columns (C1), while Lizzie starts in the furthest columns (F1).  She stays there as Danielle moves onto the middle step of the second row (M2), and neither sinks by their second step.  However, Lizzie moves towards the middle and step M3 sinks, prompting Danielle to move towards step F3 instead (:53). "Green Monkeys just went ahead! Can the Orange Iguanas catch up?" Soon after, Lizzie recovers and correctly chooses her third step, but a series of intuitive moves lead Danielle all the way to M6 by the :46 mark. "Green Monkeys blazing! Can they? Ough!" Danielle chooses F7 afterwards, but it sinks, and she has to retry. "That was a good head start?!" Lizzie eventually sinks by incorrectly choosing M5, and heads back after only closing the team gap with 38 seconds remaining.
"Green Monkeys almost there, just a few more steps!" Kirk remarks as Danielle finally extends her lead again with 27 seconds to go.  However, it isn't long until Lizzie catches up, and soon she is able to retrace Danielle's increasingly hesitant footsteps up to M9 with nineteen seconds left. "Green Monkeys need just one more to win; which one's it gonna be??" Danielle finally chooses to step out onto C10, but it sinks, enabling Lizzie to tie things up at M9 and then make a different choice for a final step.  She moves out onto F10, it remains stable and she steps onto the deck with thirteen seconds left, ending the game.
"Oh, that's it! C'mon over here, girls! Let's check it out!" Kirk remarks, running onscreen and calling the players over. "Green Monkeys were this close?" he holds up his right hand, leaving a small space between the index finger and thumb? "but they fell, and the Orange Iguanas made it across before time ended.  They get a half a Pendant of Life!" The audience cheers for a few moments. "Green Monkeys can catch up in the next game; it's worth a half-Pendant too.  Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2."

Olmec continues:
" ?Iolani Palace was an enormous palace that took a long time to build, but in this game, you will only have 60 seconds to put four merlons on one tower.  When Kirk gives the signal, grab a merlon, stick it to your helmet, climb the tower and place the object at the top.  Then, come back down, grab another merlon and do it again.
"The first player to place all four merlon on top of the tower? or the player that's further along in 60 seconds? wins."
The camera transitions over to Kirk. "Some assembly required, huh?" he remarks. "Let's put 60 seconds on the clock?" The countdown clock reappears in the bottom-right corner, and an orange half-Pendant appears in the upper-right corner as Kirk backs up and out of the camera frame. "On your mark, get set, GO!"
Hunter and William move at distinctly different paces from the beginning? Hunter gets his first merlon on the top of the tower with 54 seconds to go, and climbs down just as William gets to the top.  His speed with getting the first merlon on the top of the tower, however, helps him slightly close the gap between the players? along with Hunter's slow descent.  Hunter starts up the tower again with a second merlon with 43 seconds to go, and William just a second later.
"Green Monkeys still blazing, but the Orange Iguanas are hanging in there!" Kirk declares as Hunter gets the second merlon on his tower with a healthy 34 seconds remaining and starts back down.  He makes his way back down the pole much faster this time, though, and even gets the third merlon stuck to his helmet at the :26 mark. "Orange Iguanas falter? can they catch up?" Amidst his rush to stay caught up, William loses grip on the tower on his second descent and has to swing back to continue climbing down.  He finally gets to the bottom with twenty seconds left, just as Hunter gets the third merlon on the tower and starts to head back down. "Green Monkeys doing great! They need just one more to win!" Hunter scrambles down his tower as William carefully climbs up his; Hunter starts back up with the final merlon with fourteen seconds while William finishes attaching his third merlon a couple seconds later. "Orange really gotta scramble for it; we'll see if they make it?!" William rushes down the tower and manages to grab his final merlon with a good amount of time left, but it's too little, too late? Hunter attaches the final merlon to the top of his tower, ending the game with seven seconds to go.
"That's it!" announces Kirk, and the indicators vanish from the screen as he runs over. "Green Monkeys got all their merlons up before time ended, so they get the half-Pendant of Life!" The audience applauds. "So now it's all tied up at a half-Pendant apiece, but this next game is worth a full Pendant.  Olmec, tell us."

Olmec narrates:
"The men who built ?Iolani Palace had to work with a lot of stone and rubble, and in this game, you will have to work together to gather some rocks for another construction.  When Kirk gives the signal, grab a boulder and throw it onto the chute above you.  When it rolls off the other side, your partner must catch the boulder without it hitting the ground, and place it in your bin.  Then, go on to the next one."
"The team with the most boulders in their bin at the end of 60 seconds? wins!"
"Whoever wins this goes to the Temple," Kirk reminds everyone as the camera segues over to him. "Sixty seconds on the clock?" The clock reappears in the bottom-right corner, with a green half-Pendant appearing in the upper-left and an orange half-Pendant in the upper-right as Kirk backs up and exits the camera frame. "On your marks, get set, GO!"
Hunter and William, with their backs connected to those of their partners by a bungee cord threaded through a wall separating the boys from the girls, run out and toss the boulders onto the overhead chutes.  Neither team can act quickly enough to get either of the boulders in the bin on the first turn, however. "This game is tough! Takes a lot of communication, a lot of speed?" Neither team scores on the next few attempts, either; the first score comes at the :34 mark, made by the Orange Iguanas, but Danielle finally catches the first boulder for the Green Monkeys mere seconds later.
"They're both scoring, but they're both tied! Who's gonna win it?" Kirk remarks as the Orange Iguanas pull ahead on their way to the next boulder, but barely miss the catch.  On the other hand, the Green Monkeys manage a second catch with 21 seconds to go, and Danielle tosses the boulder in her bin before she starts to back up towards the wall behind her. "Orange Iguanas need to catch up? can they make it through?" A few seconds later, in fact, Lizzie catches a second boulder for her team, and tosses it in the team bin with sixteen seconds to go. "This looks like it's tough to call, folks?!" In the last few seconds, both girls catch one more boulder, and toss them in the respective team bins.  They try to back up against the wall and their partners run towards the next boulders, but the countdown clock reaches zero and splinters to indicate that time is up!
"Time's up! Stop right there!" announces Kirk, running over as the indicators vanish from the screen and a pattern of ceiling spotlights flashes to signal the end of the game.  Spotters also run over to free the players from their harnesses. "Let's go over to the Green Monkeys first?" He dashes over to the Green Monkeys' bin, and pulls boulders out while counting. "They got one? two? three boulders.  Orange Iguanas?" he runs over to the other side and does the same? "got one? two? three boulders! It's a tie, so both teams get the full Pendant.  Both teams have a Pendant and a half; we go to a tiebreaker! Let's bring in the tiebreaker podiums!"

The camera cuts to two spotters rolling in the tiebreaker pedestal, and when they approach the teams, all four players are suddenly out of their harnesses and in front of the equipment for the final Temple Game.  The spotters then walk off as the players run over to it; the Green Monkeys stand behind the camera-left gong, the Orange Iguanas camera-right. "Okay, here are the tiebreaker rules.  In a moment, Olmec will ask you a question.  If you think you know the answer, hit the gong in front of you.  You'll have three seconds to answer and I must accept your first response.  If you're right, you and your partner will be going inside the Temple, but if you're wrong or run out of time, I'll give the other team a chance.  All clear?"
The players nod in response.
"Okay.  Olmec!" Kirk shouts. "What's the final question?"

Olmec asks:
"After the Hawaiian monarchy ended, did Hawaii become the: 48th state, 49th state or 50th state?"
Danielle hits the gong first: "The 49th state??"
"Incorrect," replies Olmec, and the Green Monkeys hide their faces.
"All right? Orange Iguanas??" prompts Kirk.
Lizzie speaks up: "The 50th state??"
"That? is? correct."
"It was a close match, but Olmec's made his choice!" Kirk declares as William and Lizzie hug while jumping up and down. "The Orange Iguanas are goin' to the Temple!" The Orange Iguanas occasionally break from their celebration to side-five the Green Monkeys. "The Green Monkeys were great all day? I wish I could send both teams to the Temple! But we got a great gift for them for making it this far and here's what it is." Hunter and Danielle will each be receiving a copy of the Pok?mon HeartGold Nintendo DS game.
The screen wipes to reveal only Kirk and the Orange Iguanas behind the tiebreaker pedestal. "These guys fought hard, and they broke the tie," he says, "and now we'll see if they can make it through Olmec's Temple and retrieve the Missing Armrest? right after this!" The camera zooms out, then focuses in on the ship wheel in the Pirate's Cove.  The show's logo reforms over this shot and the camera fades to black for commercial.
Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 27, 2010, 05:21:34 PM
When the camera returns from the second commercial break, the show's logo is partially covering a shot of the Orange Iguanas' lit-up gong at the Moat.  The Pendant of Life splits, the title fades into the distance and the camera segues to Kirk standing in front of the Temple's stairs, to the camera-right of Lizzie and William. "Welcome back to Legends!" he says to the camera. "The Orange Iguanas broke the tie and now have proven themselves worthy? and now have earned the right to enter the Temple.  But first, Olmec's gonna give them some information to help them retrieve ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest."
Olmec begins to give the rundown:
"You COULD start? by running up to the Room of the Ancient Masks! Push in the correct mask, and pass into the Upper Terrace! There you must choose your next path; you could race up into the Observatory, where you can grab ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest.  Next, you might climb down into the Central Reef.  Solve the correct puzzle to open the door to the Tiki Village! Push the correct idol into position; that may take you below or lead you into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey! Assemble the statue, and you may be headed toward the Pirate's Cove! Place the torch in the correct holder to go back, or spin the ship's wheel and enter the Graveyard of Ships.
"Stand on the correct grave to go upstairs? but beware the Temple Guards that may inhabit the buried pirates!  Or, you might plow through the wall and into the Viper's Nest.  Reach into the snake jars and find the key, and you'll enter the Bamboo Forest! If you escape, you might have a chance to enter the Cannon Room.  Load the three cannonballs into the cannon, and if the rock slab is up, you can crawl back through the Coconut Harvest and finally climb through the Cave, rrrrace down the STAIRS and back through the Temple Gate.  The choices are yours and yours alone!" Olmec pauses for a second. "You won 1 ? Pendants in the Temple Games.  Who's going first?"
"I am," says William.
"Very well, William!" replies Olmec as Kirk hands out the Pendants of Life. "When Kirk gives the signal, you'll race through the gates into the Temple and make your way towards the ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest.  Hidden inside the Temple are three secret passages that may lead you into the Bamboo Forest, as well as 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 Lizzies's turn to enter and try her luck.  Hidden somewhere in the Temple is the other half of your Pendant.  If you can find it and you're carrying the other half, you will get an extra life.  If you can reach the Armrest, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish.  Return through the gates with the Missing Armrest in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded? and here's how!"
?   For just getting into the Temple, they're both going to get a Schwinn Mesa mountain bike.
?   If they can grab the Armrest in three minutes, they're also going to get a five-piece drumset, complete with cymbals and provided by Schafer and Sons.
?   And if they can get the Missing Armrest out of the Temple before three minutes is up, they'll both be going to Hawaii! In the heart of Waikiki, the Best Western Ohana Waikiki Tower participates in the Young Travelers Club.  Just steps away from Waikiki Beach, an area pulsing with excitement, shopping and entertainment!

The camera cuts back from the grand prize to show Kirk, William and Lizzie one last time before the bonus round begins. "Olmec, lower the gate!"
Olmec groans gutturally as he lowers the gate; the faint orange lights under him are turned off.
"Put three minutes on the clock?" The clock appears onscreen. "On your mark William, get set, GO!"

"There goes William, up into the Temple!" Kirk shouts out as William dashes up the stairs and slides down into the Cave. "They've got a Pendant and a half, and they got a long way to go, but can they make it?" William squirms through the gray ledges of the Cave without much trouble and makes his way over to the lower crawl tube; when he hits the actuator, the passageway opens, and he scuttles through into the Coconut Harvest with 2:44 still available. "He's into the Pit of Despair? the Coconut Forest!" William looks around, then dives over to the back-left corner of the room. "He's gotta find five coconuts, and put them in the bucket to open the rock slab!" Standing up, William reveals that he has already found two coconuts among the foliage in the back-left corner, and brings both to the bucket and drops them in (2:36).  He then looks over at a palm tree extending up between the catwalks of the upper level, and pulls on the two vines dangling from it, releasing three more coconuts. "He knows what he's doing, and he's doing it fast!" William picks up the other three coconuts and tosses them in the bucket as well, causing the rock slab on the camera-left wall to rise and reveal a door underneath.  He rushes over, hits the actuator to open the door, and slides through into the Cannon Room.  He stands up and starts to look around, but something jumps out from the front-right corner of the room?
"TEMPLE GUARD!" remarks Kirk as William steps back, a tad startled. "He's gotta give him a Pendant, and he can go on!" William takes a few seconds to compose himself, but soon hands his Pendant of Life over to the gesticulating Temple Guard, who starts to make his way toward the doors in the back of the room (2:16). "Now he's gotta find the three cannonballs to fill the cannon; can he get them?" William runs around the front of the cannon and locates two cannonballs on the left side of the room fairly quickly; he loads them into the cannon, then looks around for the third ball. "It's around there somewhere?" A few seconds later, he grabs the third cannonball behind the ladder and also loads it into the cannon; when this is complete, the tip of the cannon's fuse lights up and shafts of light enter the room from above and from the camera-left side.  Promptly, William crawls through into the Bamboo Forest with just under two minutes to go, but as he leaves, the camera zooms in on the half-Pendant on one of the rungs of the ladder leading upward.
"He's got no more Pendants? hidden somewhere in the Temple is another half-Pendant!" Kirk explains as William reaches out for the first of three screen-like tangles of bamboo shoots separating the two sides of the room.  He latches on and climbs out onto a couple horizontal poles, then makes his way over to a fairly large opening in the tangle, closer to the back of the room. "He's just blazing through the Bamboo Forest now?!" Sure enough, once William is through the opening in the first bamboo mass, he immediately climbs onto the second one and inches back towards the foreground to pass through a similar opening there (1:52). "This team is tenacious! They came back in the Moat, the Steps of Knowledge, the Temple Games? They broke the tie, and that's why they're here!" William makes his way through the last bamboo web, and over to the stage-left wall of the Bamboo Forest, and hits the actuator above the closer-to-the-foreground of the two crawl tubes. "No, that one didn't open? how about the other one?" William scurries over to the other crawl tube, opens the passageway by pressing its actuator and crawls through into the Viper's Nest with 1:42 remaining.
"This guy does martial arts! He's fast and he's tough!" commentates Kirk as William moves over to the altar in the front of the Viper's Nest to open the three snake jars.  When he opens the stage-right jar, a couple rubber snakes jump up at him (1:38). "Woah! He probably wasn't expecting that? but he moves on!" The same occurs when William opens the middle jar, but the stage-left jar contains a magnetic key.  He takes it and goes to the back of the room, placing it on a keypad next to the leftmost golden door.  The door opens up, revealing a ladder leading upwards, which William grabs onto and begins to climb. "He's just two rooms away from the Armrest! Now he's into the Shrine of the Siiiiiiiilver Monkey!" He emerges from the cabinet-like door in the Shrine with 1:26 on the clock, then climbs up on top of the cabinet and reaches for the parts of the statue on the shelves. "He's gotta put the monkey together? First you gotta get the base, then the middle and then the head." William brings the first two to the front of the room, and sets the torso of the statue down on the floor so that he can properly position the base on the pedestal without much trouble. "He's taking it just one step at a time? that's how they got to the Temple! One step at a time!" William takes a couple seconds to properly align the torso of the statue (1:10), but doesn't delay too much before going back to the other shelf in the back of the room and bring the head back to the front pedestal in the room.  He threads the rod attached to the head into the statue, and presses down, opening all doors leading out of the room with 1:03 remaining.
"He's in the Room of the Tiki Statues? he's just one room away from the Missing Armrest!" Kirk remarks as the camera briefly cuts to him standing next to a jumpy Lizzie in front of the Temple Gate. "Lizzie's getting excited? he's got a minute left!" The camera switches back to William looking around the Tiki Village for a couple seconds, a bit confused. "He's gotta push one of those statues onto the actuator? in the back of the room there's an actuator!"
"C'MON WILL! YOU CAN DO IT!" Lizzie suddenly calls.
"He's got it? er, he's going!" remarks Kirk as William puts both hands to the stage-left tiki idol and starts pushing it along the path set by the pair of ridges in the floor (0:56). "It's heavy, but he's moving it and it's gotta cover that actuator if he wants to move on!" Over the course of the next ten to twelve seconds, William manages to move the idol around the ladder leading downward from the room and leaves it directly behind the ladder, which causes the Observatory door to open. "He's got the door open! Now he's just gotta go up those stairs and grab it!" William runs through the newly-opened door and up the stairwell into the Observatory with 41 seconds left; he grabs the Missing Armrest from the camera-left altar in the front of the room and starts towards the other stairwell.
"HE'S GOT IT!" shouts Kirk. "All the doors are open! Thirty-five seconds!" William runs down the other stairwell to the Upper Terrace and heads across the guardrail-surrounded walkways. "He's just gotta make it across that bridge and down those stairs?!" He continues on into the Room of the Ancient Masks with 29 seconds on the clock.  William then runs down the stairs, and meets Kirk and Lizzie after passing back through the entrance with 22 seconds left!
"They got it! They got it all!" Kirk announces, slinging an arm around each of the players and joining them in a repeated jump with Lizzie squealing in excitement. "Unbelievable! They did it! They got all the prizes!" Kirk then steps back, letting William and Lizzie celebrate for a few seconds before Kirk holds William's right hand, containing the Armrest, in the air. "William did it all by himself? he skates, he does martial arts; this guy's tough? and they got the mountain bike, the drumset? they're goin' to Hawaii!" Lizzie screams again, high-fiving William at the same time. "She's excited, and I know they had a great time.  We gotta get outta here, though? I don't wanna, but we gotta.  Join us again next time for another great Legend of? the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!" All three wave to the camera, which then zooms out; shots of the Upper Terrace, Bamboo Forest and Tiki Village, along with the Orange Iguanas' gong at the Moat? and, of course, all three celebrating with their arms in the air and the Missing Armrest held high? are displayed during the credits roll.
Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on September 27, 2010, 05:31:23 PM
Episode Summary
Episode 106

Name of Artifact: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Season: 3
Layout: 3 (Hawaiian Layout; 13 overall)
Result: Made it!
Time Remaining: 0:22
Team: Orange Iguanas
Pendants Won: 1 ?
Location of Artifact: The Observatory


This episode was a welcome change of pace after the monotony that was Layout XII.  The Moat was rather long (fifty seconds) given the relatively simple crossing method? standing on a tethered surfboard and using a knotted rope overhead to help cross? but the episode picked up after the Steps of Knowledge.  The Temple Games reintroduced the "Boulder Pass" game from the third season of the original show, which only appeared once in The Rediscovery's first two seasons (the third episode, "The Missing Log Book of Tenzing Norgay," where it was used as a solo game with the team bins on the other end of the chute).  The games eventually came down to a tiebreaker, but the Green Monkeys answered the tiebreaker incorrectly, allowing the Orange Iguanas to get it right and go to the Temple.

Naturally, though, the Temple Run was the most welcome change of all.  William volunteered to go first, and Lizzie only had to watch as he cleared seven rooms by himself.  This is the first time we see the Coconut Harvest/Upper Terrace, the Tiki Village and the Central Reef; and the first time we see the objectives of the first two completed.  William's medium pace was enough to pass, as he grabbed the Missing Armrest in the Observatory with 39 seconds to go and made it out of the Temple to meet his ecstatic partner seventeen seconds later.  Finally, the drought is over!

Trivia and Records:
Not only is this the first solo run with an artifact in the central pillar, but after this episode, all other victories with an artifact in the central pillar are also solo runs.  As a potential coincidence, the third victory in the third season occurred in the season's third layout, and it was also the Orange Iguanas' third win overall.  And most importantly, this is the first Orange Iguanas win since "Henry the Navigator's Missing Maps" in Season 1.[/size]
Title: Rediscovery EP: ?Iolani Palace's Missing Armrest
Post by: karmew32 on September 28, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
My Orange Iguanas finally win one!