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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« on: November 12, 2009, 01:36:27 PM »
Author's Note: This is one of the episodes in my independent project.  If you have any complaints, first thing to do is to go see the episode directory here:
Legends: The Rediscovery

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The camera maneuvers through a thick rainforest to stop in front of an ancient temple.  A giant stone head next to the gate of the temple begins to speak:
"LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE! With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is NOW!"

On this final word, Kirk appears from behind the Temple Guard door in the Dungeon and runs straight out into the foreground of the stage to greet the crowd. "Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see you! Nice to see 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 in his temple.  Which legend are we gonna hear about today?"

Olmec replies:
"The Legend of the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules."

"Ooh, the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules!" Kirk says in response. "Well, it's the Tournament of Champions here on Legends, and one of these four teams of champions will have a chance to retrieve the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules.  Let's get to know them.  On the Red Jaguars?"

The camera cuts to a bust shot of the Red Jaguars? a dark-haired boy with brown eyes and a black girl with her tightly-coiled hair in a ponytail, both of whom are a little taller than average? atop the Steps of Knowledge, then segues to a short video montage of various shots through the episode the two players were from, while the theme music plays and the players talk over it.
?My name is Darrel Smith, and I?m thirteen years old,? the boy says, and his full name appears at the bottom of the screen in a red version of the credits font as a shot of him crossing the Moat on a vine bridge is played.
?Heather Ogedengbe, and I?m twelve years old,? the girl says in a heavy Boston accent, and her name appears onscreen as she crosses the Moat.
?Really big on baseball,? Darrel says as he?s showing knocking over targets in the Temple Games. ?I wanna star in an action movie some time.?
?I?m a big soccer playa,? tells Heather, shown grabbing quadrants of a map in the dodge-the-traps Temple Game. ?Usually a goalie.?
?Our episode was ?The Jeweled Sword of Charlemagne,? ? Darrel explains as a reveal of the Sword in the Room of the Ancient Warriors is played.
?That was last summer when we were here on vacation,? continues Heather; Darrel is shown running into the Temple. ?My brotha Sean also made it to the show, he?s in the Tournament.? Darrel is shown meeting the first Temple Guard in the Quicksand Bog with 1:33 on the clock.
?I think we did pretty good? I mean, we?re here,? Darrel laughs over a shot of him being taken out from the Room of the Secret Password with 1:13 to go and Heather running off into the Temple.
?The prizes were good? Like, me and Sean watched the old show, and what we got was betta,? Heather explains as she meets the final Temple Guard in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with 25 seconds remaining.
?Yeah, we got an XBOX 360 and Toys ?R? Us gift cards,? Darrel adds; the camera cuts to the last ten seconds of the Temple Run, as Heather finishes putting the monkey together and runs into the Room of the Ancient Warriors. ?I think we?re the only team here that didn?t get the vacation, but that?s not gonna stop us!? Heather grabs the sword and holds it above her head to celebrate as time runs out.  After the countdown clock disappears, the camera segues back from the montage to the Red Jaguars at the top of the Steps.
?All right, that?s the Red Jaguars! Let?s hear it for ?em!? Kirk shouts, and the audience briefly cheers and applauds for Darrel and Heather. ?And now the Blue Barracudas??

Another video montage occurs after a bust shot of the Blue Barracudas? a brown-haired boy with hazel eyes and a curly-blonde girl with blue eyes, both of average height.  This time, the rule-explanation theme is used for background music.
?I?m Dylan Hall, and I?m twelve years old,? says the boy, as a clip of him answering a question on the Steps of Knowledge correctly is played and his full name appears in a blue version of the credits font at the bottom of the screen.
?I?m Brittany Rowland, and I?m thirteen,? says the girl; her name appears onscreen over a clip of her correctly answering the last question on the Steps and moving down to the bottom with Dylan.
?Our episode was?? Dylan pauses, then talks a bit faster, ?Urashima Tar? and the Box of Lost Time.? The artifact in question is revealed in the Dragon?s Lair in the background.
?Pretty tough stuff,? Brittany comments over a shot of her keeping her balance on an ice floe Dylan pushes across the Moat. ?We almost lost at the Moat!? The Green Monkeys can be seen climbing out of the Moat before the picture changes.
?I?m really big on baseball, football, I like camping? I?m a sports guy,? Dylan laughs over a shot of him sailing out to the island in the first Temple Game.
?I swim, I do track and field and I?m kind of an artist,? Brittany explains as a clip of her running on the wheel with the show?s insignia in the second Temple Game. ?I paint a bit.?
?I?m a competitive person,? Dylan says as the camera shows Brittany meeting her first Temple Guard in the Laser Light Room with 2:39 remaining. ?I don?t like being one-upped.?
?I got this far and I?m pretty happy,? Brittany disagrees as the camera shows her meeting her second guard in the Switch Inferno with 1:25 left. ?Whatever happens, I?m just glad I got a trip to St. Martin already.?
?I think we did a good job getting here,? says Dylan, shown climbing up into the Dragon?s Lair from the Crystal Cave and grabbing the Box of Lost Time with 35 seconds on the clock.  The clip then segues to him running down the stairs from the Room of Temple Gongs with twenty seconds to go. ?They wanted us to come back, and I?m gonna try my hardest, ?cause now I?m in it to win it.? After Dylan emerges through the gate with the Box of Lost Time with fifteen seconds on left, the camera segues back to the Blue Barracudas on the Steps of Knowledge.
?All right, let?s hear it for the Blue Barracudas!? Kirk shouts, and the audience cheers for a smiling Dylan and Brittany. ?Now let?s get to know the Purple Parrots??

The bust shot of the Purple Parrots? a brown-eyed boy with dark hair and a hazel-eyed girl with her dark hair in a braided ponytail? once again leads into a video montage.  This time, the theme music is used for background music again.
?I?m Ariana Denning, and I?m twelve years old,? says the girl, and a clip of her making it out of a tunnel of suspended inner tubes at the Moat is shown.
?I?m Jason Gould, and I?m thirteen,? the boy says as a clip of him correctly answering the last question on the Steps of Knowledge is played.
?The episode we won was ?The Fake Beard of the Immortal Bank Robber,? ? Ariana explains as the artifact is revealed in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
?I think we did really good,? Jason says during a shot of him removing bullets from a ceiling in the second Temple Game.
?You kidding? I was so nervous!? Ariana pipes up; the clip shown is her falling off the horse in the first Temple Game with 46 seconds remaining.
?Well, we got to the Temple and won,? Jason explains over the third Temple Game, where the Parrots are shown shooting at the targets on the wall.
?Yeah, and I was excited, but I was scared we were gonna lose at the tiebreaker,? Ariana replies during the tiebreaker round, where the Green Monkeys ring in first but answer incorrectly.
?Well? true, it was close,? Jason admits; the clip shown is him hitting the gong and answering right for the win.
?I like to hang out at the mall, I raise a lot of cats and I wanna learn to windsurf,? Ariana explains as the camera shows her meeting her first Temple Guard in the Junction of the Secret Shafts with about 2:01 left and then the second one with the Dungeon with 1:41 to go. ?I ran cross-country last year.?
?I play a lot of soccer, but I collect football cards too,? says Jason; the clip in the background is him grabbing the Fake Beard with one minute left. ?Miami Dolphins: best team ever.?
The clip segues to Jason emerging from the Temple with the Fake Beard with 33 seconds left and Ariana tackle-hugging him, almost knocking him over. ?I was really excited,? Ariana laughs. ?And now I?m really happy we?re back.  This is awesome!? After a few seconds of the team celebrating with Kirk, the camera segues back to the Purple Parrots on the top of the Steps of Knowledge.
?Let?s hear it for the Purple Parrots, folks!? Kirk shouts, and the audience cheers for the Purple Parrots. ?And now let?s take a look at the Silver Snakes??

The Silver Snakes are made up of a hazel-eyed boy with reddish cheeks and brown hair, and a blue-eyed girl with her slightly wavy, dirty-blond hair down.  The one Temple Game theme used only in the first season of the original show is used for background music in the Silver Snakes? montage.
?I?m Alexis Shores, and I?m twelve years old,? the girl states as a clip of her swinging on a rope across the Moat is played.
?Kraig Huntington, and I?m twelve,? says the boy over a clip of him swinging across the Moat and running over to hit the Silver Snakes gong.
?I?m pretty big on gymnastics, and I used to swim a lot,? Alexis explains during a clip of her sailing out from the dock in her individual Temple Game.
?I play a lot of football and I used to play basketball? not big on horses,? Kraig laughs as he?s shown falling off the horse with 25 seconds on the clock in his individual Temple Game.
?Our episode was ?The Sheath of Pedro I of Brazil,? ? Alexis says as the artifact reveal in the Knights? Barracks is shown.
?History?s my best subject, that got us to the final round,? Kraig says as he?s shown answering the last question on the Steps of Knowledge correctly.
?I think we make the perfect team,? laughs Alexis; the clip played is of the bound-together Silver Snakes escaping from the vertical maze in their third Temple Game with two seconds left.
?Yeah, but the win was all Alexis,? Kraig admits as a shot of Alexis taking off into the Temple is played. ?We wouldn?t?ve won if she was taken out.? The next clip is Alexis meeting her only Temple Guard in the Junction of the Secret Shafts with 2:14 left.
?It sure wasn?t easy,? adds Alexis as she?s shown entering the Junction of the Secret Shafts and grabbing the artifact with thirty seconds remaining. ?Didn?t think I?d get out, I knew I couldn?t swing across the Pit with that thing.? The next clip is Alexis jumping down into the Great Chasm with about eighteen seconds on the clock.
?But she made it, it was REALLY close,? Kraig says as Alexis crawls out of the Crevasse with only a few seconds left, finally crossing the gate with but one second remaining. ?But she won, she got it out and that?s why we?re here.? After a few seconds of the post-Temple Run celebration, the camera segues back to the Silver Snakes at the top of the Steps.
?All right, there?s our four teams! Let?s hear it for the Silver Snakes!? Kirk announces, and the audience cheers and applauds for Kraig and Alexis, who clap along with them.

"All right, now that we know our teams," says Kirk, "it's time for Olmec to tell us about the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules.  Pay attention, teams, because it?s your knowledge of the Legend that can bring you a step closer to the Temple and the final round of the Tournament."
Olmec begins to tell the legend:
"In ancient times, the strongest man in all the world was Hercules.  He was the son of Zeus and Princess Alcmene, and Zeus's queen Hera was jealous of this new son and tried to do him.  She sent a pair of snakes to his cradle when Hercules was a baby, but Hercules was not afraid.  He took a snake in each hand, squeezed them so tight they died and used them as playthings when he was found.  But Hera would not give up so easily.
" 'That boy is going to be the most famous man in the world? and he's not MY son!' Hera fumed. 'My "dear" husband, how dare he... he... ugh!'
"Hera launched another plan later on.  When Hercules was an adult and married, she put a temporary curse on him that made him go mad.  Unable to think clearly or see who was who, Hercules slaughtered his children and his wife Megara, and once the curse wore off, he was in shock.
" 'What have I done? I... I don't know what came over me! I need help...'
"He packed up and left his home, and went to see the Oracle of Delphi.  She told Hercules that to make up for what he'd done, he needed to complete twelve grueling labors as commanded by his cousin, King Eurystheus.  The first labor was to travel to Nemea and get rid of the lion there who was destroying the place.  Hercules tried to use arrows to kill it, but they didn't pierce the lion's thick skin.  Finally, Hercules stunned the Nemean lion with his club and strangled it.  Once it was dead, Hercules used the lion's own claws to take off its pelt, and made it into a cloak he wore as an armor from then on.  When he died, the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules made its way to the Temple.  Your quest is to retrieve it and bring it back here."

"Thank you Olmec," Kirk says after Olmec finishes telling the legend. "So tell us, where is the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules?"
Olmec replies:
"The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules can be found in the Knights? Barracks." The camera fades to the Lion-Skin Cloak draped over the railing in the Knights? Barracks, then segues back to Kirk.

"All right.  Teams," Kirk begins, walking down the steps, "as you know, in a minute, Olmec will ask you a question.  If you think you know the answer, you have to stomp down on that ancient marking in front of you.  If you're right, you can move down to the next level, but if you're wrong or you run out of time, I'll give the other teams a chance.  The first two teams to make it to the bottom step will be in the top eight, one step closer to the final round in the Tournament and a second shot in Olmec's Temple.  All right Olmec, we're ready for your first question."

Olmec begins:
?Which of these animals did Hercules have to kill???
Darrel hits the marking first: ?Lion.?
?Correct,? answers Olmec.
?Nice job, Red Jaguars, step down!? says Kirk, and the Red Jaguars move down onto the second step. ?Next question.?
Olmec asks:
?How many labors was Hercules asked to perform: Ten, Twelve or Twenty??
After a moment, Darrel rings in again: ?Twelve.?
?That is correct.?
?Whoo! Just like that, the Red Jaguars are one step away from the Temple Games,? says Kirk as the Red Jaguars move down to the third level. ?We?re looking for two teams.  Olmec, next question.?
Olmec now asks:
?Who was Hercules?s father: Poseidon, Zeus or Ha???
A stomp by Alexis interrupts Olmec: ?Zeus???
?Correct.?
?Silver Snakes, step down!? calls Kirk, and the Silver Snakes move down to the second step. ?It?s a stompin? match! Olmec, next question.?
Olmec asks:
?Is the Roman counterpart of Zeus: Mercury, Mars or Jupiter??
Dylan stomps down and guesses: ?Jupiter???
?Correct,? Olmec replies.
?Blue Barracudas, step down! You?re on the board!? calls Kirk, and the Blue Barracudas move down to the second step. ?Next question, Olmec.?
Olmec then asks:
?Did Hercules try to atone for: Killing his family, Stealing from the village or???
Alexis cuts Olmec off again: ?Killing his family???
?That is correct,? answers Olmec.
?Silver Snakes now one step away from the Temple Games!? Kirk shouts as the Silver Snakes move down to the penultimate step. ?Purple Parrots can still get into this.  Olmec, next question.?
Olmec asks:
?To find out how to atone for his sins, did Hercules go to see: Hera, Hades or the Oracle of Delphi??
Brittany steps in: ?The? Oracle of Delphi.?
?That is correct,? says Olmec in response.
?Blue Barracudas one step away from the Temple Games! C?mon down!? calls Kirk, and the Blue Barracudas move down to the third level as well. ?It?s anybody?s game.  Next question.?
Olmec continues:
?When Hercules killed his family, was it because he was driven mad by: Aphrodite, Hera or Hades??
While Olmec is providing the third choice, Ariana buzzes in: ?Hera.?
?Correct,? Olmec answers.
?Purple Parrots on the board!? shouts Kirk as the Purple Parrots move down to the second step. ?Olmec, continue.?
Olmec does so by asking:
?Were Hercules?s labors given by: Zeus???
Alexis interrupts Olmec: ?Zeus???
?Incorrect,? answers Olmec. ?The other two choices are: King Eurystheus and King Tut.?
While Olmec is giving the third choice, Brittany gongs in: ?King? Yours-tee-iss??
There is a pause.
?THAT IS CORRECT!? shouts Olmec, and the Blue Barracudas jump down onto the bottom step.
?All right, there?s our first team going on to the Temple Games!? Kirk announces as Dylan and Brittany celebrate on the bottom step. ?It?s the Blue Barracudas! We still need one more team, who?s it gonna be? Next question.?
Olmec asks:
?When Hercules was a baby, which of these animals did she send to his crib: Tarantulas, Snakes or Scorpions??
Alexis hits the marking first: ?Tarantulas???
?Incorrect.?
Darrel gongs in: ?Scorpions???
?Incorrect,? responds Olmec. ?The correct answer was: Snakes.?
?All right, Olmec, next question,? Kirk says.
Olmec?s next question is:
?For one of his later labors, Hercules had to bring Hades?s three-headed dog from the Underworld to King Eurystheus.  Was this dog named: Typhon, Cerberus or Chimera??
Kraig rings in: ?Cerbereus.?
?THAT IS CORRECT!? bellows Olmec, and the Silver Snakes move down beside the Blue Barracudas on the final step.
?We got our two teams right here!? Kirk announces, running up the middle of the bottommost step.  Once he?s behind the two teams, he turns to face the camera and the qualifying players continue to celebrate with each other. ?The Blue Barracudas and the Silver Snakes! They?re in the top eight, and they?re gonna face off in the Temple Games! Red Jaguars, Purple Parrots, you guys gave it a great effort, and we still got another great gift for you, and here?s what it is.? In addition to the prizes from their last appearances, Darrel, Heather, Jason and Ariana will each be receiving Transformers: Cybertron Optimus Prime and Megatron action figures.
The camera cuts back to Kirk and the two winning teams at the bottom of the Steps of Knowledge. ?These two teams are gonna be playing for a spot in the final round and the right to enter Olmec?s Temple again,? he says, ?right after this!? The camera pans out over the audience before fading to commercial.
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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 01:37:34 PM »
Kirk is standing between the Blue Barracudas and Silver Snakes in front of the Great Chasm. ?Welcome back to Legends!? he says. ?It?s the Tournament of Champions, and now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, so let?s hear it again for Dylan and Brittany of the Blue Barracudas!? Dylan and Brittany clap along with the cheering audience. ?And Kraig and Alexis of the Silver Snakes!? Kraig and Alexis high-ten as the audience applauds for them. ?They both made it in the top eight and they?re gonna go head-to-head for a spot in the final round right now.  You guys ready to play??
?YEAH!? the four players shout.
?All right, go get ready for the Temple Games!? Kirk says, and the players walk offscreen in different directions. ?In the Temple Games, each team is competing for?? he opens his pocket and pulls out a small gold medallion to show to the camera? ?Pendants of Life.  The winning team is gonna need those Pendants to protect themselves from the DREADED Temple Guards as they make their way through the Temple.  There are three Temple Games, and Olmec? tell us about Temple Game #1.?

Olmec begins:
?Hercules?s twelve labors often required him to travel to faraway locations.  One of his labors was to sail out to Crete, capture the Cretan bull and bring it back to King Eurystheus.  When Kirk gives the signal, sail to the island, get out and grab the bull.  Then, turn the boat around, get back in with the bull and pull yourself back to the dock.
?The first player to sail to the island and return with the bull and both feet on the dock? or the player that?s further along after 30 seconds? wins.?
?All right, looks like our teams are ready to set sail,? Kirk says, standing in the middle of the dock. ?Let?s put 30 seconds on the clock.? A countdown clock appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. ?On your mark, get set, GO!?
?Bon voyage!? Brittany and Alexis paddle out towards the islands, both reaching the islands with about twenty seconds remaining.  Brittany is a little faster at first, proving a better choice for the game than Dylan was in their first appearance.  The girls turn around at the same pace, but Alexis is able to pull the rope faster, so as they both pull in, Brittany is about a second behind Alexis, who wins the game like last time, getting up on the dock with the bull in hand with two seconds left.
?All right, that?s it!? Kirk shouts out. ?Alexis, the Silver Snakes, stuck it out and made it back first, so she gets a half Pendant of Life!? The audience applauds momentarily. ?Blue Barracudas can catch up in the next game.  Olmec, tell us about it.?

Olmec continues:
?To atone for his sins, Hercules had to perform twelve difficult labors for King Eurystheus.  When Kirk gives the signal, climb on the wheel and adjust your weight to make the wheel spin.  When it makes one full rotation, it represents one labor.  The first player to complete all twelve labors? or the player that completes the most in 45 seconds? wins!?
?Time flies when you?re having fun,? Kirk says. ?Let?s put 60? uh, 45 seconds on the clock.? The clock appears onscreen. ?On your mark, get set, GO!?
Kraig and Dylan start running on the wheels as soon as Kirk says ?Go.? They both do a fairly good job staying on at first, but Kraig falls off for the first time while a whole 29 seconds left.  Dylan stays on a bit longer, but he falls off with 23 seconds left.  However, he?s noticeably faster than Kraig, making it tough to close the gap.  Kraig falls off again with twelve seconds to go, while Dylan stays on until the last two seconds.  Right after he falls, a pattern of ceiling spotlights flashes to mark the end of the game.
?All right, time?s up! Let?s check it out!? Kirk announces, running over to check out the scores. ?Kraig and the Silver Snakes got seven labors, but Dylan and the Blue Barracudas got ten! They get the half Pendant of Life! It?s all tied up!? The audience cheers and applauds as Kirk and Dylan high-five. ?So it?s down to the third and final game, it?s worth a full Pendant of Life.  Olmec, tell us.?

Olmec narrates:
?The Nemean lion was a tough opponent, and Hercules had a tough time completing his first labor.  On the wall above you are the four ways Hercules tried to kill the beast: ?Arrows,? ?Club,? ?Strangle,? and ?Lion?s claws.? When Kirk gives the signal, load the slingshot and fire a ball, which your partner will catch and stick onto the first stage.  Once you?ve covered a stage, that method has been tried, and you can climb up and try to complete the next stage.
?The first team to complete the labor? or the team that?s further along in 60 seconds? wins.?
?This is for the final round and the Temple,? Kirk explains. ?Let?s put 60 seconds on the clock.? The countdown clock appears onscreen. ?On your mark, get set, GO!?
Brittany and Alexis stay in position at the base of the walls, right next to the first step, ?Arrows,? already.  Neither Dylan nor Kraig has exceptional aim with the slingshots, however, but Dylan manages to catch the first ball and stick it on ?Arrows? with :50 remaining.  The Silver Snakes are only trailing by a couple of seconds, though? they cover ?Arrows? on their next try at :48? and both teams make their way up to the second stage, ?Club,? with Alexis being a bit of a faster climber than Brittany.  Neither of the boys has exceptional aim again, but Dylan lands a shot that Brittany catches and puts on ?Club? at the :27 mark, letting her climb up to ?Strangle? while the Silver Snakes take three more seconds to cover ?Club.?
?This game is neck-and-neck,? Kirk mentions, ?it?s gonna be hard to call!? With eleven seconds left, the Silver Snakes land a shot on ?Strangle,? but the Barracudas land one with nine seconds to go.  When time expires, the spotlights flash and a spotter signals to Brittany and Alexis to come down.  Kirk comes onscreen to count the scores.
?All right!? Kirk remarks, gesturing to the boards while spotters undo the equipment Brittany and Alexis are strapped in.  Dylan and Kraig come over to join Kirk and the girls. ?Blue Barracudas and Silver Snakes both got three stages, that means it?s a tie! They each get the full Pendant, giving them both a Pendant and a half? we got a tie! Let?s bring out the tiebreaker pedestals!?

The players run over to the tiebreaker pedestals and stand behind their gongs as directed by Kirk. ?Okay, here?s the tiebreaker rules.  In a minute, Olmec is gonna 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 teams a chance.  All clear?"
The players nod in response.
"Olmec!" Kirk shouts. "What is the final question??

Olmec asks:
?Was the lion Hercules had to slay terrorizing the region of: Thessaly, Naxos or Nemea??
In a race for control, Alexis hits the gong first: ?Um? Naxos???
Olmec replies:
?Incorrect.?
?All right, Blue Barracudas??? Kirk holds the microphone up to the Blue Barracudas? mouths.
Brittany speaks up: ?Nemm-ee-uh??
There is a brief pause.
?That? is? correct.?
Brittany squeals in excitement, then high-fives Dylan. ?The Blue Barracudas are correct!? announces Kirk. ?The Blue Barracudas are goin? to the Temple!? The audience applauds, and Dylan and Brittany hug briefly before being congratulated by Kraig and Alexis. ?Silver Snakes gave it a great effort too.  Here?s what we?ve got for them.? Kraig and Alexis will each be receiving a copy of the Kingdom Hearts II PlayStation 2 game.
Kirk stands behind the Blue Barracudas at the tiebreaker pedestal. ?We?ll see if these strong Barracudas can make it through Olmec?s Temple one more time and retrieve the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules? right after this!? The camera zooms in on the Lion-Skin Cloak in the Knights? Barracks, then fades to commercial.
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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 01:38:14 PM »
Kirk stands in front of the Temple's stairs to the camera-right of Dylan and Brittany. "Welcome back to Legends: The Tournament of Champions," he says to the camera before turning to the Blue Barracudas. "You two have proven themselves worthy and now have earned the right to enter the Temple.  Now, you get another go in the Temple, but you don't need to get the Lion Cloak out in three minutes to go on to the final round of the tournament.  You're already coming back for the final round just for getting here, but before we get started, Olmec's gonna give you some information to help you retrieve that Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules."
Olmec begins to give the rundown:
"You could start by climbing through the Crevasse and climbing down into the Great Chasm.  Crawl through the pit, then race into the Lost Treasury.  Put the correct artifact on the altar, and you could choose to go up into the Cathedral, or into the Labyrinth.  If you escape, you might have a chance to enter the Switch Inferno.  Hit the right actuator to go upstairs, or plow through the wall and into the Dungeon.
"Next, climb up the Pharaoh's Secret Passage into the Geographer?s Study.  Take the correct book off the bookshelf to open the door? to the Shrine? of the Silver Monkey.  Assemble the statue, and you may be headed for the Knights' Barracks, where you can grab the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules.  Place the sword in the correct sheath, and you could advance into the Laser Light Room.  Find the right combination to unleash the power of the laser, and swing on the rope back across the Great Chasm.  Then, pass through the Arctic Antechamber, race 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 Brittany.
"Very well, Brittany!" replies Olmec as Kirk hands out the Pendants of Life. "Hidden inside the Temple are three ventilation shafts which let out in the Junction of the Secret Shafts, 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 Dylan's turn to enter and try his luck.  Hidden inside 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 reach the Cloak, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish.  Return through the gates with the Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded? and here's how!"
?   For just making it into the Temple, they?re each going to get a Schwinn Mesa mountain bike.
?   If they can grab the Lion-Skin Cloak in three minutes, they?re also going to get an Ultra-Bounce trampoline provided by Bollinger.
?   And if they can get the Lion-Skin Cloak out of the Temple before three minutes is up, they?ll both be going to Krystal Cancun! Krystal Cancun, the resort for beach lovers, with excursions to Mayan ruins.  It?s rich in history and rich in pleasure.  Krystal Cancun, for a prize package totaling $12,998!

"We already sent these Blue Barracudas to St. Martin? Let's see if we can get 'em to Mexico," Kirk says before turning to Dylan. "So, Dylan, maybe you could tell us your strategy."
"Well," he says, "we're gonna start by going up 'cause it's faster? We're probably gonna have to go across the bottom floor, so we're gonna go straight down, across the bottom, up into the Shrine and over to the Cloak."
"All right! Well, we're about to see if that works out here," Kirk says. "Put your mouthpieces in.  Lower the gate, Olmec!"
Olmec groans gutturally as he lowers the gate; the blue lights under him are turned off.
"Set the clock for three minutes." The clock appears onscreen. "On your mark, get set, GO!"

?There goes Brittany! Up into the Temple!? Kirk shouts as Brittany races up the stairs into the Arctic Antechamber. ?They got a Pendant and a half? I feel like I?ve been here before.? Brittany looks around for a second, then pushes her way through all three ice walls in the room.  The door leading into the Great Chasm doesn?t open, so she goes down the ladder and disappears into the Crevasse (2:44).  She hits the actuator for the upper crawl tube into the Great Chasm, but that passageway is inactive due to the rock ledge blocking the way (2:37).  She descends further in and reaches the lower crawl tube, but before she can leave through the passage she opens, an arm tugs at her feet?
?TEMPLE GUARD!? Kirk exclaims (2:30). ?She?s gotta give up her Pendant and go on!? Brittany takes a second getting the Pendant of Life off her wrist, but she hands it to the guard with 2:25 remaining and heads on through the crawl tube into the Great Chasm.  She moves across the room and hits the actuator for the Lost Treasury door, but the door doesn?t open (2:20).
?She?s gonna have to start climbing, up onto that rock ledge and try one of the doors!? Kirk explains, and Brittany starts climbing up the wall. ?She?s making good time, though.? Brittany isn?t the fastest climber, but she doesn?t lose her grip on any of the indents in the wall.  She makes it onto the ledge with 2:02 to go, then hits the actuator for the Cathedral door.  However, the door fails to open, so she goes across and tries the Laser Light Room door.  That door opens, and Brittany leaves the Great Chasm? not signaling the half Pendant on the Laser Light Room actuator? with 1:58 remaining, heading up the staircase. ?She?s gotta put the laser together? maybe the door?s gonna open, but she knows what she?s doing? she?s been here before!? Brittany goes to the front of the room, kneels down and starts trying to line up the sections of the laser generator?s column.  Once she?s done, the LEDs on the aligned sections light up and the dome on top of the generator emits a bright white laser beam (1:42).  She then heads for the ladder, starting to climb downward into the Cathedral.
?Minute-forty!? announces Kirk as Brittany sets foot in the Cathedral with 1:36 remaining. ?She?s gotta get the pieces of the window and put the window together!? Brittany finds the first two missing pieces of glass with very little trouble; she puts each one in as she finds it, placing the first piece in the window with 1:28 to go and the second with 1:22 left.  She has to do a little more searching for the third, but finds it and puts it in place as well (1:11).  When the window is completed, the black pattern on the walls glows violet, and only the door into the Lost Treasury opens.  Brittany climbs down the ladder into the room, but before she can get started on the objective, out from the corner of the room jumps the second TEMPLE GUARD!
?Oh, Temple Guard! Go Dylan!? Kirk shouts as Brittany is taken out of the Temple with 1:04 remaining.  Dylan launches in, running up the first steps and then sliding down into the Crevasse (0:59).  He crawls through the ledges at a fair pace and makes it into the Great Chasm with 50 seconds to go.  He reaches the opposite wall with 46 seconds on the clock, then climbs up it and reaches the ledge with 34 seconds remaining.  Dylan then grabs the half Pendant off the Laser Light Room actuator, races up the stairs into the Laser Light Room (0:28), jumps down the ladder into the Cathedral and then jumps down a second ladder into the Lost Treasury (0:20!).
?Okay, he?s gotta take one of the objects out of the treasure box to open the door!? Kirk explains as Dylan goes to the treasure chest behind the ladder and grabs two artifacts? a mirror and a crown? which he takes to the front of the room and puts on the altar at the same time.  Once they?re both set down, the door into the Labyrinth opens, and Dylan heads through with thirteen seconds left.  He heads down the ramp to the lower level, and as he meets a dead end in the maze, out from the door in the back of the room comes the final TEMPLE GUARD!
?Augh! Temple Guard!? shouts Kirk as Dylan turns toward the back of the room and sees the Temple Guard looking down on him from on top of the ledge, gesturing for Dylan to hand over the Pendant (0:09!!) Dylan drops his Pendant halves at the Temple Guard?s feet with five seconds left, then starts to follow the wall on his right.  He makes it across the front part of the room and makes his way toward the walled-off mouth of the ramp? but we?re out of time!
?Oh, time ran out in the Labyrinth of the Secret Shafts!? Kirk laments, Brittany by his side. ?They were just two rooms away, but they both did a great job.  They still get the mountain bikes, and they still get to come back for the final round.  And you had a great time, right?? He holds the microphone up to Brittany?s mouth.
?Yeah,? she replies.
?All right! Join us again next time for another great Legend of the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!? Kirk and Brittany wave to the camera; Dylan later joins them, and rooms such as the Labyrinth (in a first-person run form) and the Lost Treasury are shown as the credits roll.
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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 01:54:16 PM »
Temple Run Summary
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Name of Artifact: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
Season: 2
Layout: 6 (10 overall; Tournament of Champions)
Result: Failed acquisition
Time Remaining: N/A
Team: Blue Barracudas
Pendants Won: 1 ?
Location of Artifact: The Knights' Barracks




Interesting concept.  The show brought back four champion teams and pitted them against each other (the Red Jaguars from "The Jeweled Sword of Charlemagne," the Blue Barracudas from ?Urashima Tar? and the Box of Lost Time,? the Purple Parrots from "The Fake Beard of the Immortal Bank Robber" and the Silver Snakes from "The Sheath of Pedro I of Brazil").

The Steps were a fairly close round, and in the end, the Barracudas and the Snakes overcame the Parrots and the crowd-favorite Jaguars.  The Temple Games were pretty well-thought-out and exciting; although it came down to a tie, that was because the Blue Barracudas showed they'd learned from their previous appearance, where the first two games were the same, but the only score they made before the final round was a half Pendant from a tie.  By switching which player took on which game, they fared a bit better, winning one of the games outright; had they only tied again, the Silver Snakes would have gone to the Temple with two full Pendants.

A Temple victory isn't mandatory for the team to go on to the finals, which is a good thing.  Notice anything about the diagram? That's the same route the players had to take in "The Dried Apple Half of William Tell," an episode from the third season of the original show.  It's one of the most difficult Temple designs ever dreamt up, but at least these players fared a bit better than the Green Monkeys twelve years prior.  Brittany shaved a little time off her performance in the Laser Light Room in this episode and was still a fast runner, but she showed other weaknesses in this run that we didn't see before: She wasn't the best climber, taking almost twenty seconds to scale the wall in the Great Chasm.  When she was taken out of the Lost Treasury with 1:04 remaining, Dylan followed up on her progress much better than Lauren did in the Apple Half episode.  Despite a little trouble climbing (but not as much as Brittany had), he made it to where she left off and cleared an additional room, but after being held up a bit by the third Temple Guard, he couldn't make it past the Labyrinth.

Trivia and Records:
This was the only Season 2 episode to feature a Temple Game that lasted for 45 seconds rather than the usual 60 or 30.  Also, there was a bit of an inconsistency between the legend and the Temple Games; at least, the way the third game was worded made it seem like Hercules killed the lion with his own claws, but the legend said that he used the claws to remove the pelt after the lion was already dead.
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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 05:59:38 PM »
I actually voted for all these teams...I'm four for four so far!  TBF's gonna be pissed that Darrel & Heather didn't win, though...

So a successful Temple Run isn't required to advance to the finals, huh? What a relief for this team...:D
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Rediscovery EP: The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 07:04:39 PM »
Keep in mind that like the DD obstacle course and Mega Memory, the temple is a BONUS round, not a big final event like the Aggro Crag. Since there is only one team at that point, they automatically move on to the Finals.

I'm all right. :P I wonder who the other teams will be...



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