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Rediscovery EP: The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye
« on: December 27, 2009, 07:07:56 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 Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye."

"Oh, the Mystical Staff of Okoffamo Anoki!" Kirk says in response. "Well, it's the Tournament of Champions, and one of these four returning teams will have a chance to retrieve the Mystical Staff, so let's get to know our teams a bit.  On the Red Jaguars, we have?"

The camera cuts to a bust shot of the Red Jaguars? an average-sized brown-haired boy with glasses over his brown eyes and a girl with long, straight brown hair, blue-green eyes and a braces-framed smile? 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?s Taylor Kowalczyk, and I?m thirteen,? says the boy; the clip played is of him climbing out of the waters of the Moat onto the deck, and running over to hit his team?s gong while his full name appears in a red version of the credits font at the bottom of the screen.
?I?m Taylor Coombs, and I?m thirteen years old,? the girl says, answering the final question her team needs at the Steps of Knowledge and jumping down onto the final step as her name appears at the bottom of the screen.
?I?m on my school?s soccer team, I read a lot,? Taylor K explains over a clip of him making it through the bamboo forest first in his individual Temple Game. ?I like reading about foreign cultures, especially Thailand.?
?I?m in the drama club at my school, but I really wanna star in action movies,? Taylor C says over a clip of her pulling her boat back to the dock faster than the Silver Snake in her individual Temple Game. ?Really like Invisible Woman.?
?Our episode was ?The Golden Grapes of Dionysus,? ? narrates Taylor K as the camera makes a reveal of the artifact in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey; the clip switches to Taylor C going into the Temple first.
?I was pretty excited we got to come back here,? Taylor C explains as she?s caught by the first Temple Guard in the Crystal Cave with 2:23 remaining; the clip segues to her meeting her second in the Dragon?s Lair with 1:51 on the clock after she completes the room objective. ?Makes up for the Temple Guards scaring me.? She laughs as the clip starts to change to Taylor K entering.
?Yeah, it?s cool we get to come back,? Taylor K admits during his encounter with the third guard in the Laser Light Room with 1:17 to go. ?Wanna see how I match up with other winners.?
?I?m pretty competitive too,? Taylor C admits as Taylor K grabs the Golden Grapes in the Shrine with 44 seconds left; the clip segues to him returning through the gates with the artifact with twenty seconds to go. ?We?re Taylor Squared and we?re in it to win it.? After a little bit of the post-run celebration, the camera segues back from the montage to the bust shot of the Red Jaguars at the top of the Steps.
?All right, let?s hear it for the Red Jaguars!? Kirk shouts, and the audience briefly cheers and applauds for Taylor K and Taylor C. ?And now the Blue Barracudas??

The montage for the Blue Barracudas? a tall Asian boy with a few carefully-crafted spikes of hair visible under the helmet and a slightly-shorter white girl with brown eyes and long, wavy, dark brown hair? uses the rule-explanation score as background music.
?I?m Ryan Tsao, and I?m fourteen years old,? says the boy; a clip plays of him and his teammate stepping off their makeshift bridge across the Moat and running over to hit the gong as Ryan?s full name appears in a blue version of the credits font at the bottom of the screen.
?I?m Elizabeth da Conceicao, and I?m thirteen,? adds 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 Ryan.
?Our episode was ?The Right Nostril of the Great Sphinx,? ? Ryan explains as the artifact is revealed in the King?s Storeroom.
?I?m a swimmer and a cheerleader in school,? Elizabeth explains over a clip of her collecting treasures to place on a pyramid using the rotating lever in her individual Temple Game, ?but I really wanna be a singer.?
?I skateboard,? says Ryan while shooting at a target in his individual Temple Game. ?Been doing that since I was seven and I?m gonna make it to the X-Games someday.?
?I was nervous going in first, and the Temple Guard didn?t help,? Elizabeth laughs over a clip of her being caught by the first Temple Guard in the Ledges with 2:41 remaining. ?I didn?t think we were gonna make it after they took me out.? The clip segues to Elizabeth?s removal from the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with 1:31 to go.
?Yeah, ?RUN!? was all I could think of when it was my turn,? adds Ryan, who is shown dashing up the stairs from the Room of the Ancient Warriors into the King?s Storeroom to grab the Right Nostril with 26 seconds on the clock. ?I went through every room there, but hey, we won, didn?t we?? The clip segues to Ryan exiting through the Temple Gate with five seconds left, and after a bit of the post-run celebration, 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 Ryan and Elizabeth. ?Now let?s get to know the Purple Parrots??

The bust shot of the Orange Iguanas? a tall black boy with short hair and a slightly-shorter brown-eyed girl with her straight brown hair left down? once again leads into a video montage.  The theme music is used for background music again.
?I?m Sean Ogedengbe and I?m fifteen years old,? says the boy, his name appearing onscreen in orange text over a clip of himself getting off a swinging step hanging over the Moat, then running over to light up his team?s gong.
?My name?s Tiffany Martinez, and I?m fourteen,? adds the girl, her name appearing onscreen as she answers the last question the team needs to proceed from the Steps of Knowledge.
?I?m from Boston, I collect a lot of baseball cards,? Sean explains over a clip of himself trying to knock over the Silver Snakes? targets with a giant boulder in his individual Temple Game, ?and I?m writing a comic about a? hacker and a thief, and he?s running from the law.?
?I collect issues of People magazine, and I wanna be a fashion designer,? says Tiffany, the clip played being of Tiffany climbing up a wall to retrieve two prayer books at the top in her individual Temple Game.
?Our episode was ?The Silver Angel Wing of Elizabeth I,? ? says Sean as the artifact is revealed in the Junction of the Secret Shafts.
?It was pretty close, we almost lost to the Silver Snakes,? Tiffany admits as the tiebreaker is shown. ?I was kinda nervous!? She laughs.
?I actually found out about the old show before I came down here,? Sean explains over a clip of him meeting his first Temple Guard in the Tomb of the Headless Kings with 2:39 on the clock.
?Really? No wonder you knew what you were doing!? Tiffany giggles as Sean meets the second guard in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers with 2:06 left, having completed the room objective.
?Well, me and my sister Heather, and she got to come back, too,? admits Sean as Tiffany finds one half of her Pendant of Life on the Tomb actuator in the Great Chasm with 1:50 to go.
?Wish her good luck for me!? Tiffany says before the clip changes to her finding a secret shaft in the Room of the Secret Password. ?Anyway, we won ?cause I pay attention to a lot of stuff.  I saw the tunnel, I got inside and BAM! I was in the room.? Tiffany emerges from the shaft in the Junction of the Secret Shafts and grabs the Silver Angel Wing from the front of the room with thirty seconds remaining.
?Hey, I think we did it together, you know,? replies Sean as Tiffany makes it out of the Temple with five seconds on the clock. ?That?s why we?re both here.? After a few seconds of the team celebrating with Kirk, the camera segues back to the Orange Iguanas on the top of the Steps of Knowledge.
?All right! Let?s hear it for the Orange Iguanas!? Kirk shouts, and the audience applauds for Sean and Tiffany, who clap along. ?And now for the Silver Snakes??

The Silver Snakes are made up of a short-haired white boy with grayish eyes, and an Asian girl with hair just past her shoulders? a little longer than in her first appearance.  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 Jason Oliveira, and I?m thirteen years old,? says the boy, his name appearing onscreen in a light gray font as a clip plays of him flipping over a net into the waters of the Moat, then getting out and going to hit his team?s gong.
?I?m Hiromi Nozawa, and I?m thirteen too,? the girl says, and her name appears onscreen as she answers the last question the team needs to proceed from the Steps of Knowledge.
?Our episode was ?The Spear of the Nine Samurai,? ? says Jason, and the headless artifact is revealed in the Room of the Ancient Warriors.
?My parents are from Japan, but I lived over here all my life,? Hiromi explains over a clip of her running on the wheel with the show?s insignia in her individual Temple Game, ?but I?m in touch with my culture and stuff.?
?I?m a big basketball fan,? Jason says over a clip of him jumping around a playing field to knock down targets on high platforms with a staff, ?and I?ve been playing every day after school since I was seven.  I play a little football too.?
?I?m more of a soccer player,? admits Hiromi as the last few seconds of the team Temple Game are shown, with the Red Jaguars winning and tying the Snakes? Pendant count. ?I?m usually on offense, but I?m goalie once in a while.?
?Close Temple Games.  Good thing she knew the answers!? Jason laughs as the tiebreaker round is shown.
?Jason said he wanted to go first since I got us past the tiebreaker,? Hiromi explains as Jason goes up into the Temple and meets his first Temple Guard in the Vault with 2:50 on the clock. ?Seemed good enough, and he wasn?t slow or anything.? The clip segues to Jason getting taken out of the Chamber of the Sacred Markers with 2:22 remaining and Hiromi taking off.
?We both knew what we were doing, we paid attention to how we go on from each room,? Jason adds as Hiromi finds the halves of her Pendant of Life on the Tomb actuator in the Great Chasm and on a ladder rung in the Tomb of the Headless Kings, then goes left and meets the third Temple Guard in the Junction of the Secret Shafts with 1:53 left.
?And in a lot of the rooms, that was just getting to the other side,? laughs Hiromi, finishing putting the silver monkey together and going into the Room of the Ancient Warriors to grab the Spear with 1:17 to go. ?I think that?s what confuses people, there?s more rooms where you just need to go on than it looks like.?
?You know, usually I?m kinda competitive,? Jason admits as Hiromi passes through the Temple Gate with the Spear with healthy 51 seconds to spare, ?but hey, we won, we got a vacation, we got to come back and now I?ll take what I can get!? After a few seconds of the post-Temple Run celebration, the camera segues back from the recap montage to the bust shot of the Silver Snakes atop the Steps.
?All right, there?s our four teams! Let?s hear it for the Silver Snakes!? Kirk announces, and the audience briefly cheers and applauds for Jason and Hiromi.

"All right, we've met our four teams," says Kirk, "so now it's time for Olmec to tell us about the Mystical Staff of Onkofmo Anoki.  Pay attention, because your knowledge of the Legend can bring you a step closer to the Temple and the final round of the Tournament."
Olmec begins to tell the legend:
"One of the most mysterious people in all of Africa was Okomfo Anokye.  No one is quite sure where he came from, but he lived in what is now Ghana in the seventeenth century and was friends with a general named Osei Tutu.  Okomfo himself was a high priest, and legend has it he had real magical powers he could channel through the staff he always carried, and his influence on Osei and the Ashanti people was immense.
" 'Okomfo? er, Mr. Anokye, sir!' a man asked Okomfo on his way to the market. 'Will it rain tomorrow? I want to know if I need a coat.'
"Okomfo pointed his staff at the sky, closed his eyes and hummed for a few seconds.
" 'No, there'll be clear skies tomorrow.  Enjoy your day.'
" 'Mr. Anokye!' called a child. 'Are we gonna be safe from those Denkyira meanies one day?'
" 'Very soon,' Okomfo replied.  The Denkyira people had oppressed the Ashanti for a long time, but Okomfo and Osei started creating and spreading rituals to keep the Ashanti culture alive.  When the Denkyira sensed a threat, a war broke out between them and the Ashanti, with Osei leading the Ashanti warriors and Okomfo as his advisor.
" 'Okomfo, my friend, we're losing men fast! What should be done?'
"Legend has it Okomfo didn't answer directly, but he closed his eyes, pointed his staff at the Denkyira troops and repeated an incantation.  The troops all fell down sick, and the Denkyira general fled.  The Ashanti Empire rose above the Denkyira, and after the war, Okomfo Anokye's staff disappeared... until now.  Your quest is to find the Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye and bring it back here."

"Thank you Olmec," Kirk says after Olmec finishes telling the legend. "So tell us, where is the Mystical Staff?"
Olmec replies:
"The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye can be found in the Laser Light Room." The camera switches to a detail shot of a wooden staff leaning on the railing in the Laser Light Room, then segues back to Kirk.

"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, stomp down on that ancient marking in front of you.  If you're right, you'll move down to the next level, but if you're wrong or out of time, I'll give the other teams a chance.  The first two teams to make it down to the bottom level will be in the top eight, and they're gonna be one step closer to the final round in the Tournament and a second shot at Olmec's Temple.  All right Olmec, we're ready for your first question."

Olmec begins:
?Was Okomfo Anokye a: High priest, Royal advisor or Minstrel??
Sean hits the marking first: ?A? high priest.?
?Correct,? answers Olmec.
?Nice job, Orange Iguanas, step down,? says Kirk, and the Orange Iguanas move down to the second level. ?Next question.?
Olmec asks:
?Was Okomfo from: Mali, Ghana or the Ivory Coast??
Ryan rings in: ?Ghana???
?Correct.?
?Blue Barracudas, step down!? Kirk encourages, and the Blue Barracudas join the Orange Iguanas on the second step. ?Next question, Olmec!?
Olmec continues:
?Was Okomfo?s friend, Osei Tutu: A king, A general or A bishop??
As Olmec is giving the third choice, Sean gongs in: ?General.?
?That is correct,? says Olmec in response.
?Step down, Orange Iguanas! You?re just one step away from the Temple Games!? explains Kirk as the Orange Iguanas proceed to the third step. ?Olmec, next question, please.?
Olmec now asks:
?Okomfo and Osei were members of which of these tribes: Zulu, Ashanti or Xhosa??
Ryan buzzes in again: ?The Ashantis???
?That is correct,? replies Olmec.
?Blue Barracudas now just one step away from the Temple Games!? declares Kirk as the Blue Barracudas follow the Orange Iguanas down another step. ?We?re looking for two teams, it?s anybody?s game.  Next question.?
Olmec asks:
?Which of these African tribes had oppressed the Ashanti people: The Kongo, the Igbo or the Denkyira??
Taylor K steps in: ?Denky-era??
?Correct,? says Olmec in response.
?Red Jaguars are on the board!? Kirk announces as the Red Jaguars move down onto the second step. ?Silver Snakes can still catch up.  Next question.?
Olmec then asks:
?According to legend, did the Ashanti defeat the Denkyira because Okomfo Anokye used his powers to make them: Sick, Attack each other or Disappear??
After a moment, Ryan stomps down and answers: ?He? uh, he got them sick.?
?That is correct!? shouts Olmec, and the Blue Barracudas jump down to the bottom step.
?We got our first team going on to the Temple Games, and it?s the Blue Barracudas!? Kirk announces as the audience cheers for Ryan and Elizabeth. ?We?re still looking for one more team, will it be the Red Jaguars, Orange Iguanas or Silver Snakes? Olmec, next question.?
Olmec asks:
?Did Okomfo and Osei resist the Denkyira oppression by: Civil disobedience, Creating rituals to promote Ashanti culture or Waging war on the Denkyira??
Jason hits the marking first: ?Starting a war???
?Incorrect.?
Taylor C rings in: ?Creating rituals to? um, advertise Ashanti culture???
?That is correct.?
?Red Jaguars now one step away from the Temple Games,? observes Kirk, ?but Silver Snakes, there?s still plenty of time.  Olmec, continue.?
Olmec does so by asking:
?Which of these oceans touches Ghana?s southern coast: The Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean or the Indian Ocean??
Taylor C buzzes in: ?Atlantic Ocean???
?THAT IS CORRECT!? Olmec bellows, and the Red Jaguars move around the Blue Barracudas, then jump down onto the bottom 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 Red Jaguars and the Blue Barracudas! They made it to the top eight, and they?re gonna face off in the Temple Games! Orange Iguanas, Silver Snakes, come on down here.? The other teams walk down to the second-to-last step. ?These guys gave it a great effort, and we got another great gift for them all, and here?s what it is.? In addition to the prizes from their last appearances, Sean, Tiffany, Jason and Hiromi 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 one more time,? he says, ?right after this!? The camera zooms in on a plastic lizard on the outside railing in the Cathedral before fading to commercial.
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Rediscovery EP: The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 07:14:59 PM »
Kirk is standing between the Red Jaguars and Blue Barracudas 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 for Taylor Kowalczyk and Taylor Coombs of the Red Jaguars!? Taylor and Taylor high-five as the audience applauds for them. ?And Ryan and Elizabeth of the Blue Barracudas!? Ryan and Elizabeth smile as the audience cheers. ?They both made it to the top eight and they?re gonna go head-to-head for a spot in the final round.  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 to win?? he opens his pocket and pulls out a small gold medallion to show to the camera? ?Pendants of Life.  The winning team?s gonna need those Pendants to protect them from the dreaded Temple Guards as they make their way through Olmec's Temple.  There are three Temple Games.  Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #1.?

Olmec begins:
?According to legend, Okomfo Anokye could channel magical powers through his staff, but he wasn?t born knowing what magic he could perform.  In this game, you must grab four scrolls of Okomfo?s learned spells.  When Kirk gives the signal, crawl to the first cube, grab the first scroll, then crawl back with it and place it in your bin.  Then, go back to get the next scroll.  Along the way, try to avoid the swinging sandbags.  If you?re hit, you?ll have to go back and start again.?
?The first player to grab all four scrolls? or the player that?s further along after 60 seconds? wins.?
The camera segues to Kirk. ?Lucky our players don?t have to learn all the spells,? he says. ?Let?s put 60 seconds on the clock.? The clock appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. ?Let?s get the sandbags back in position and start swinging them.? The spotters do just that. ?On your marks, get set, GO!?
Taylor C and Elizabeth crawl out immediately after Kirk shouts ?Go,? but Taylor C is notably faster than Elizabeth from the start.  She grabs the first scroll on her first try and brings it back with 51 seconds remaining; Elizabeth doesn?t bring back her first scroll until 48 seconds are left.  Taylor C gains more of a lead over time, as she barely slows down and Elizabeth doesn?t speed up too much in an effort to catch up, possibly more concerned about being hit by a sandbag and having to start over.  Taylor C brings back her second scroll with 39 seconds to go, Elizabeth with 34 seconds left.
?Blue Barracudas gotta catch up if they wanna win!? Kirk shouts out with about thirty seconds remaining, prompting Elizabeth to move a little faster.  Taylor C then drops her third scroll in the bin at the :23 mark, now having a six-second lead over her opponent.  Elizabeth scrambles to catch up, but she gets hit by a sandbag about halfway down the series of cubes going for her final scroll.  That and what was already a substantial lead allow Taylor C to bring back her fourth scroll with five seconds on the clock, just a second or two after Elizabeth lays hands on her final scroll.
?All right, that?s it!? Kirk shouts, calling the girls over.  Taylor C comes right over, though Elizabeth takes another couple of seconds to meet up with her and Kirk. ?Taylor and the Red Jaguars got all four scrolls before time ended.  They win a half Pendant of Life!? The audience applauds for a moment as Kirk high-fives Taylor C. ?Blue Barracudas can catch up in the next game, it?s worth a half Pendant.  Olmec, tell us about it.?

Olmec continues:
?The jungles of Africa were a big obstacle in plenty of battles; the armies would have to make their way through the thick forests, avoiding whatever traps the very environment might have waiting for them on their way to the battlefield.  When Kirk gives the signal, put your sword behind your head and make your way through the African jungle.  Whenever you come to two branches, you must find a way to maneuver between or around them, and you must always have your rod behind your head and both of your hands on it.
?The first player to reach the exit of the jungle? or the player that?s further along after 60 seconds wins.?
The camera segues to Kirk. ?It?s a jungle in there, this could get wild,?  he says as Taylor K and Ryan get into position. ?All right, let?s put 60 seconds on the clock.? A countdown clock appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen. ?On your mark, get set, GO!?
Taylor K and Ryan both prove themselves to be smart players in terms of finding the shortest paths through the forest, but they aren?t equals in terms of speed.  Ryan manages to speed through the jungle before Taylor K, making it out first with 35 seconds on the clock.
?That?s it! C?mon over!? Kirk announces, and Taylor K exits from the jungle sideways as Ryan dashes over to meet with Kirk. ?Blue Barracudas came back! They blazed through that jungle, and they get a half Pendant of Life!? The audience applauds again as Ryan and Kirk high-five. ?So it?s all tied up, a half Pendant apiece, and we go to the third and final game; it?s worth a full Pendant.  Whoever wins this goes to the Temple and onto the finals.  Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #3.?

Olmec narrates:
?According to legend, Okomfo Anokye used his magic power to make the Denkyira soldiers sick, forcing them to retreat and allowing the Ashanti the victory.  In this game, you must take down four Denkyira warriors that Okomfo has frozen in their tracks.  When Kirk gives the signal, lob a cannonball at one of the warriors on the wall.  Then you partner will place a cannonball in the slingshot and fire at the warriors.
?The first team to knock down all four warriors ? or the team that knocks over the most warriors in 60 seconds? wins.?
?This is for the Temple and the finals,? Kirk reminds the audience. ?Let?s put 60 seconds on the clock.? The clock then appears in the corner of the screen, and Kirk steps to the side. ?On your marks, get set, GO!?
Both teams have exceptional aim in this game.  The Red Jaguars get their first target almost immediately, the Blue Barracudas only a couple seconds behind.  However, Taylor C knocks over the rightmost target with 49 seconds on the clock, while Elizabeth misses on her next turn, delaying the Blue Barracudas from catching up.  Taylor K follows up with a third target at the :40 mark, and while the Blue Barracudas have scored three times by :34, the Red Jaguars knock over their fourth and final target with 29 seconds left.
?That?s it! C?mon over! Nice job by both teams!? Kirk says as he runs back onscreen to declare the winner. ?Red Jaguars finished first and knocked over all four soldiers, so they get the Pendant of Life!? The audience applauds a third time. ?That gives them the full Pendant, giving them a Pendant and a half, the Blue Barracudas had a half.  The Red Jaguars are going to the Temple!? Taylor K and Taylor C high-ten multiple times while the audience applauds and cheers, and Kirk then goes to talk to Ryan and Elizabeth. ?The Blue Barracudas both gave it a gallant effort, it was great to have you back.  We got another gift for you both and here?s what it is.? Besides the prizes from their first appearance, Ryan and Elizabeth will each receive a copy of the Kingdom Hearts II PlayStation 2 game.
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, only Kirk and the Red Jaguars are left, standing in front of the equipment for the third Temple Game. ?We?ll see if the Red Jaguars can make it through Olmec?s Temple one more time and retrieve that Mystical Staff? right after this!? The camera pans out, then zooms in on the Mystical Staff in the Laser Light Room before fading to commercial.
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Rediscovery EP: The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 07:19:04 PM »
Kirk stands in front of the Temple's stairs to the camera-right of Taylor K and Taylor C. "Welcome back to Legends: The Tournament of Champions," he says to the camera before turning to the Red Jaguars. "You two have proven themselves worthy and now have earned the right to enter the Temple.  Now, you don't need to win in the Temple to go on to the final round of the tournament.  You're already coming back for the final round just for getting here, so Olmec?" he turns to Olmec? "can you offer Taylor and Taylor any clues about your Temple to help them retrieve the Mystical Staff of Ofokamo Ankoye?"
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 SHRIIIIIIIIIIIiine? of the Silver MOOON-key!  Assemble the statue, and you may be headed for the Knights' Barracks.  Place the sword in the correct sheath, and you could advance into the Laser Light Room, where you can grab the Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye.  Find the right combination to unleash the power of the laser, then 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 Taylor C.
"Very well, Taylor C!" replies Olmec as Kirk hands out the Pendants of Life. "Hidden in the Temple are three ventilation shafts which let out in the Labyrinth, 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 Taylor K'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 Staff, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish.  Return through the gates with the Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded? and here's how!"
?   For just making it into the Temple, they?re both going to get a Schwinn Mesa mountain bike.
?   If they can grab the Staff in three minutes, they?re also going to get an Ultra-Bounce trampoline provided by Bollinger.
?   And if they can get the Staff 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!

"They've already been to the Bahamas, now let's get 'em to Mexico!" Kirk says before turning to Taylor K. "Now, Taylor K, tell us: How're you gonna get to the Staff?"
"Well," he says, "we're gonna start by going up, we're gonna? um, check the door just in case we get lucky, but when that doesn't work, we're gonna go across the bottom? um, climb up into the Shrine and head back."
"All right! Well, let's see if that gets you guys to Mexico," Kirk says. "Taylor C, get into position.  Put your mouthpieces in.  Let's put three minutes on the clock." The countdown clock appears onscreen. "Olmec, lower the gate!"
Olmec groans gutturally as he lowers the gate; the blue lights under him are turned off.
"On your mark, get set, GO!"

?There she goes! Up into the Temple!? Kirk announces as Taylor C runs up the stairs into the Arctic Antechamber. ?She?s into? the room where she?s gotta break down those ice walls to move on!? Taylor C looks around a for second before pushing down the ice wall stage-right of the ladder leading downward, opening the Great Chasm door in the progress.  She moves on with 2:50 to go, then reaches for the rope dangling over the Great Chasm.  It takes her a second to reach it, but she grabs it and swings across the gap, hitting the actuator for the Laser Light Room door? which doesn?t open? with 2:41 remaining.  She then tries the Cathedral door, which doesn?t open either, forcing her to jump off the ledge and pass into the Lost Treasury (2:35).
?Taylor?s making good time! Now she?s gotta put the right object on the table!? Kirk explains as Taylor C sets foot in the Lost Treasury and starts in on the objective.  She grabs a lantern and a book of some kind from the treasure box behind the ladder, then places both on the altar at the front of the room (2:28).  Neither opens the door, so she grabs the remaining two artifacts from the treasure box? a mirror and a crown? and goes to the front of the room with them; once she sets the crown on the altar, the door to the Labyrinth opens with 2:19 on the clock.  Taylor C crawls through the tunnel into the next room, but as soon as she sets foot in the room with 2:15 to go, out from the back corner of the room jumps the first TEMPLE GUARD!
?Woah! Now THAT scared ME!? Kirk remarks as Taylor C gets the Pendant of Life off her wrist and hands it over to the guard, prompting him to slip away towards the back of the room and the doors in the middle of the back wall (2:10).  Taylor C then goes down the ramp and into the middle of the maze.  She apparently meets a dead end, since she heads back and circles around to the front of the room, then moves as far stage-left as she can without moving away from the foreground.
?She knows where she?s going!? declares Kirk. ?She?s got two minutes! Two-minute warning!? When she reaches another wall (1:57), she takes a turn inward and meets a wall, but also two options of which way to turn.  She then turns right, in hopes of going around the wall and up the ramp, but a few seconds later, she doubles back and takes the left turn, discovering an opening to the left ledge of the room via the frontmost part of the room (1:49).  Taylor C hoists herself up onto the ledge, then runs further back to check the crawl tubes.  The camera shows the entire ledge corridor; Taylor C tries the closer crawl tube, but it doesn?t open.  She then goes to the back crawl tube, opens the door and heads through the passageway into the Switch Inferno with 1:38 remaining.
?She?s into the Switch Room,? says Kirk, ?where she can either go up or go into the wall, anything she wants.? Taylor C pauses for a second, but then goes through the rock wall into the Dungeon.  She touches the ladder for the Shrine of the Silver Monkey door, but before she can climb two rungs, out from the door in the back of the room jumps the second TEMPLE GUARD!
?Oh! Go Taylor, take off!? Kirk shouts out as Taylor C is captured, and her teammate heads up into the Temple with 1:29 to go.  Taylor K runs up into the Arctic Antechamber, then jumps down into the Great Chasm and crawls into the Lost Treasury before entering the Labyrinth with 1:12 left.  He almost goes into the first dead end Taylor C met, but corrects himself and then slows down as he follows the front wall around the room. ?It takes a lot of smarts to get through the Temple, and this is a smart Red Jaguar team!? Taylor K reaches the wall at the front edge with 1:02 to go, then moves around it, hoists himself onto the ledge, goes down the corridor until he reaches the open crawl tube and enters the Switch Inferno with 52 seconds remaining.  He heads into the Dungeon, then climbs up the ladder to test out the Shrine door.  It opens, and Taylor K crawls into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with forty seconds left.
?All right, now?s he?s into the Shrine of the SIIIIIIIL-ver Monkey!? announces Kirk.  Taylor K goes to the back of the room and grabs the base of the monkey, then goes back to the front and puts it in place (0:33).  He then grabs the middle and head in one sweep, then goes to the front of the room and puts the middle in position; he has a little trouble figuring out the proper orientation, but get it in, and then places the head and jams it down with seventeen seconds to go.
?He?s just one room away from the Mystical Staff! Fifteen seconds!? Kirk declares as Taylor K runs into the Knights? Barracks.  He grabs the sword from the railing in the front of the room, then notices the half Pendant hanging from the stage-left sheath as he goes to sheathe the sword there (0:10!!).  The left sheath doesn?t open the door, so he tries the sheath protruding from the helmet of the middle suit of armor, but as he does so, the gauntlets of the armor come to life and grab him?
?TEMPLE SPIRIT!? shouts Kirk. ?Give ?em the Pendant! Hurry!? Taylor K struggles to move his arm and hand over the Pendant halves as time ticks down.  He hands over both, is set free and moves for the open door into the Laser Light Room? but we?re out of time!
?Ugh! They were so close!? Kirk laments, his hand on Taylor C?s shoulder as the countdown clock and other indicators on the screen disappear. ?They were just a staircase away? If it wasn?t for that Temple Guard? why?d he have to be up there!? Kirk pauses. ?But they still get the mountain bikes, and they still get to come back for the final round of the Tournament, and now we gotta get outta here.  Join us again next time for more adventure and another great Legends of the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!? Kirk and Taylor C wave to the camera.  Taylor K appears later on; the camera also shows rooms such as the Laser Light Room and the Knights? Barracks, along with the Moat and the applauding audience, while the credits roll.
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Rediscovery EP: The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 08:23:10 PM »
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Name of Artifact: The Mystical Staff of Okomfo Anokye
Season: 2
Layout: 6 (10 overall; Tournament of Champions)
Result: Failed acquisition
Time Remaining: N/A
Team: Red Jaguars
Pendants Won: 1.5
Location of Artifact: The Laser Light Room




The last semifinal episode.  The four returning teams were Red Jaguars from "The Golden Grapes of Dionysus," the Blue Barracudas from "The Right Nostril of the Great Sphinx," the Orange Iguanas from "The Silver Angel Wing of Elizabeth I" and the Silver Snakes from "The Spear of the Nine Samurai."

The Steps were fairly exciting in that it might very well have become Blue vs. Orange, but the Red Jaguars cut ahead of the Orange Iguanas, who dominated much earlier in the round.  I expected the Blue Barracudas to win at the Temple Games, but in the end the Red Jaguars were given the go-ahead to the final round.

If there's anything that could've been done better to allow for a win, perhaps it was Taylor C's time in the Labyrinth.  She hit two dead-ends in the maze along with the first Temple Guard, and as a result, she spent a total 37 seconds in the room, which didn't help much after her bad luck in the Lost Treasury (the fourth and final artifact was the one that opened the door).  A second Temple Guard took her out of the Dungeon at the halfway mark, and Taylor K raced in to build on her progress.  He made it to the Knights' Barracks with just over fifteen seconds to go, then found the half-Pendant on one sheath only to get caught and delayed by a Temple Guard in the armor that opened the door.  As a result, time ran out just before Taylor K could head up the staircase from the Knights' Barracks.

Trivia and Records:
This is the only time the Red Jaguars and Blue Barracudas face off in the Temple Games in Season 2, and the only time a half Pendant is hidden in the same room as an inevitable third Temple Guard.  The player interviews also revealed that Sean of the Orange Iguanas in this episode is in fact the big brother of another contestant: Heather Ogedengbe, a Red Jaguar from "The Jeweled Sword of Charlemagne" (Season 1, Layout IV) who reappeared in "The Lion-Skin Cloak of Hercules."
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 08:45:38 PM »
So close!! Interesting idea putting the half-pendant in the third guard's room.

Keep up the great work. :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 01:58:25 PM »
Yay, Taylor Squared wins! :D It's just too bad they didn't reach the Staff...

Well, now we know the final four, and I expect the finale to be good! DON'T DISAPPOINT ME, TAW! :lol:
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 04:29:29 AM »
It's finally the finals! :P



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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 12:57:40 PM »
Very close. Nice fanfic. Now we know the final four in the Tournament, hope the finals are good!