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Legends: Rebirth-The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc
« on: July 29, 2009, 07:36:31 AM »
Episode 2: The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc

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

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

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

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

“The legend of the Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc,” Olmec replies.

“Ah, the Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc,” Kirk replies. “Well, the legend is set, and one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the golden amulet—will it be:

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

“They’ll have to pass some tough physical and mental tests, but in the end, only one team will have the privilege to enter Olmec’s Temple. But first, they gotta cross the Moat, and Olmec will tell us how they’ll have to do it today…”

Olmec begins to explain the Moat Crossing:
“Before you, a long rope hangs into the Moat. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will swim out to the rope, grab it, swim back with it, and swing across. Once you’re safely across, throw the rope to your partner, who will then swing across in the same way. If your feet touch the water while you’re swinging, you must go back and start again. Once both players reach the other side, run over and hit the gong.” Kirk bangs the Silver Snakes’ gong to demonstrate. “The first four teams to hit their gongs will go on to the next round!”

“All right, let’s get this adventure started,” says Kirk. “Hey teams, are you ready?”
All six teams scream and cheer in response.
“Olmec, are you ready?” Kirk asks.
“Oooohh yeah,” Olmec replies.
“All right,” Kirk says, chuckling. “On your mark, get set, GO!!!”

All six teams jump into the Moat, grab the rope, and make their way back to dry land rather quickly. They all begin their first swing across at roughly the same time, but the Red Jaguars’ boy, the Green Monkeys’ girl and the Silver Snakes’ boy all touch the water, prompting them to begin again. “They touched the water—they’ve gotta go back and start again!” Kirk narrates. The teams that made it across successfully throw the ropes to their partners, and everyone catches them. The Green Monkeys’ girl makes it across on her second swing, as does the Silver Snakes’ boy, but the Red Jaguars’ boy touches the water a second time, and swims back to start again. “This is neck-and-neck…who’s gonna make it?” Kirk narrates. The Orange Iguanas’ girl, Blue Barracudas’ boy, and Purple Parrots’ girl all have successfully crossed, and they run over to hit their team’s gong in that order. Meanwhile, the Silver Snakes’ girl and Green Monkeys’ boy both catch the rope their partners have thrown to them. The Red Jaguars’ boy successfully swings across and throws the rope to his partner, but the Silver Snakes’ girl and the Green Monkeys’ boy have both crossed (however, the Silver Snakes’ boy touched the water), and they both have a race to hit the gong, with the Green Monkeys beating out the Silver Snakes.

“That’s it! We’ve got our four teams!” Kirk says as he walks over to stand beside the Purple Parrots. “Purple Parrots, they were over in a flash—going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots…along with the Orange Iguanas,” Kirk briefly pauses between each team to allow for applause. “And the Green Monkeys…and the Blue Barracudas! Red…Jaguars and Silver Snakes gave it a great effort, too, didn’t they? We’ve got a great gift for ‘em, and here’s what it is!” They receive a $50 gift certificate from Pacsun.
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Legends: Rebirth-The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtemoc
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 07:49:08 AM »
Kirk and the four remaining teams are now standing atop the Steps of Knowledge. “As the quest continues, it’s time now for Olmec to tell us about the Golden Amulet of Quota-mock. But pay attention teams, because it’s your knowledge of the legend that can bring you a step closer to the Temple…”

Olmec begins to tell the story:
“One of the greatest rulers of the Aztec empire was its last emperor, Cuauhtémoc. A nephew of the previous emperor, Montezuma, he ascended the throne when he was eighteen, with the empire already crumbling around him. The Spanish conquistadors had already decimated much of the empire, either by killing the Aztecs themselves or letting them die of introduced diseases. In 1521, Cuauhtémoc left the city in disguise to seek reinforcements for the war against the Spanish. He was captured, and brought before the leader of the Spanish army, Hernando Cortes.
“‘You have captured me, fair and square,’ said Cuauhtémoc. ‘Now kill me, and get it over with.’
“But Cortes admired Cuauhtémoc’s bravery and let him live as a captive. But legend has it that after several weeks, Cortes grew greedy and approached Cuauhtémoc.
“‘All right, where is it?’
“‘Where is what?’ Cuauhtémoc asked.
“‘The hidden treasure of the Aztecs—the place where that came from.’ Cortes pointed to a large golden amulet hanging around Cuauhtémoc’s neck.
“‘This? This was a gift from my uncle before he died. I have some more gold in my canoe as well, but that is all there is.’
“Cortes and his men took the gold in Cuauhtémoc’s canoe, but soon grew even greedier. Cuauhtémoc was tortured by having his feet put to an open fire, but he still denied that the Aztecs possessed any more treasure.
“‘Do you think we live in a bed of roses?’
“Cuauhtémoc’s empire collapsed at the hands of Cortes and the Spanish, but he was allowed to keep one symbol of his former glory—the golden amulet his uncle gave him—until being beheaded in 1525. His golden amulet fell from his neck, landed in a nearby river, and was swept away, never to be seen again—until now. Your quest is to find the Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc and bring it back here.”

“Thank you, Olmec,” says Kirk. “So, can you tell us where the golden amulet is?”

“The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc can be found…in the Dungeon,” Olmec replies. The camera zooms in on the amulet leaning against the back wall of the room, and then cuts back to Kirk.

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

Olmec begins:
“Did Cuauhtémoc rule: the Aztec empire, the Ottoman Empire, or—”
The Purple Parrots ring in early. “The Aztec empire?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Purple Parrots step down to the next level.
“Purple Parrots are the first to score,” Kirk narrates. “It’s a long way from over, though—next question, Olmec.”

“Who was emperor before Cuauhtémoc: Monteverdi, Montezuma, or Montessori?”
The Blue Barracudas ring in after a few seconds. “Monte…suma?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Blue Barracudas step down to the next level.
“Blue Barracudas are the next to score,” Kirk narrates. “Next question.”

“What relation was Montezuma to Cuauhtémoc: his father, his uncle, or his cousin?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in and guess. “His…uncle?”
“That…is correct,” Olmec booms. The surprised Orange Iguanas step down.
“This is all over the place,” Kirk narrates. “Next question, please.”

“Who tried to conquer the Aztec empire: Pizarro, de Soto, or Cortes?”
The Purple Parrots ring in. “Cortez?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Purple Parrots descend to the next-to-last step.
“Purple Parrots are now only one step away from the Temple,” Kirk narrates. “Next question, please.”

“What did Cortes want to find that belonged to the Aztecs—”
The Purple Parrots ring in early. “Their…hidden treasure.”
“That…is correct!” Olmec replies. The Purple Parrots leap down to the bottom step.
“The Purple Parrots are goin’ on to the Temple Games!” Kirk narrates. “But we still need one more team—who’s it gonna be: the Blue Barracudas, the Green Monkeys, or the Orange Iguanas? Next question.”

“According to our legend, where did Cuauhtémoc store the Aztecs’ gold: his palace, his canoe, or The First Bank of the Aztecs?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “His canoe?”
“That is correct,” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas move to the next-to-last step.
“Orange Iguanas are only one step away now,” Kirk narrates. “Still plenty of time for the other two teams, though—next question.”

“How did Cortes torture Cuauhtémoc: by tying him to a pole upside-down, by putting his feet to an open fire, or—”
The Blue Barracudas ring in. “Putting his feet to an open fire.”
“That is correct,” Olmec explains. The Blue Barracudas descend to the next-to-last step.
“Blue Barracudas are now only one step away,” Kirk narrates. “Still plenty of time for the Green Monkeys—next question, Olmec.”

“In what part of the world was the Aztec empire primarily located: Asia, Africa, or Central America?”
The Orange Iguanas ring in. “Central America?”
That is correct!” Olmec replies. The Orange Iguanas jump down to the bottom step.

“That’s it!” Kirk exclaims as he runs to stand between the two teams. “We’ve got our two teams—it’s the Purple Parrots, and the Orange Iguanas! Blue Barracudas and Green Monkeys, you guys gave it a great effort, too, come on down here. We’ve got a nice gift for you and here’s what it is.” They receive a backpack from Eastsport Outdoor Company.

“These two teams will be playing for the right to enter Olmec’s Temple, and they’ll do that right after this!” Kirk explains.

The camera runs along the edge of the Temple and pans in on a skeleton in the Crypt before the title appears onscreen, and we fade to a commercial.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 10:17:18 AM »
We return from the break and see Kirk standing in front of the Temple with one team on either side of him.

“Welcome back to Legends: Rebirth,” he says. “Now’s the time when the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, but before that happens, I’d like to meet our two teams…

“On the Orange Iguanas, we have Tally; she says she likes going to the mall with her friends and she wants to be a model, and her partner Owen likes basketball and he wants to be a dentist—let’s hear it for the Orange Iguanas!” The audience claps for the blond-haired, green-eyed boy and the brown-eyed, black-haired girl.

“And on the Purple Parrots, we have Melissa; she says she enjoys softball and cooking—in fact, she wants to be a professional chef when she gets older. And here’s her partner, Lance; he told me he plays lacrosse and he wants to be a professional stunt man—let’s give a hand to the Purple Parrots!” The audience applauds for the green-eyed, brown-haired girl and the tall dark-haired boy.

“All right, is everybody ready?” Kirk asks the two teams.
"Yeah!" they all reply.
“Okay then, go get ready for the Temple Games, while I explain to everybody what the heck’s going on here. In the Temple Games, these two teams are going head-to-head, trying to win Pendants of Life. They’ll need Pendants to protect themselves as they enter Olmec’s Temple. There are a total of three Temple Games. Olmec, could you tell us about the first Temple Game?”

“Absolutely,” Olmec responds. The black lights under Olmec come on and he begins to explain the Temple Game:

“When Cortes first arrived in Central America, he sought the secret civilization of the Aztec empire and the treasure they possessed. In this game, you are going to locate the Aztec empire. Before you stands a platform with six holes, each one symbolizing a possible location of the Aztec empire. When Kirk gives the signal, insert your peg into one of the holes. If you’ve successfully located the Aztec empire, nothing will happen; otherwise, you will be squirted with water from Lake Tenochtitlan. The player who successfully locates the Aztec empire the most times in thirty seconds…wins.”

“We had to go down to Mexico to get this water, so make sure not to drink it,” Kirk says, prompting a chuckle from some of the audience members. “Let’s put thirty seconds on the clock.” The clock appears in the corner of the screen with a loud bang. “Players, go ahead and make your first choices.” Tally and Melissa each insert their pegs into the board. “On your marks, get set, SQUIRT!”

Tally and Melissa each get their first, second, and third choice wrong. However, Melissa scores on the fourth and fifth try, and Tally scores on the fifth and sixth try. Both girls go back and forth with right and wrong answers, and they’re both soaking-wet by the time the lights flash to end the game.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk says as he runs over and stands between the girls. “Both of these guys are soaked now. Let’s get the official word here…it looks like the Orange Iguanas successfully located the Aztec empire four times, and the Purple Parrots found the Aztec empire five times—that means the Purple Parrots get the half Pendant of Life!” He pauses to allow for applause. “Don’t worry, because you guys can catch up in the second Temple Game. It’s also worth a half Pendant—Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #2…”

Olmec begins:
“When the Spanish conquistadors began conquering the Aztecs, the Aztecs tried to salvage as much of their personal belongings as they could. You are about to salvage some priceless artifacts as well. When Kirk gives the signal, run out, grab an Aztec artifact, come back and place it in your bin. Then run back and grab the next one. Along the way, you must avoid the swinging obstacles, which symbolize the Spanish conquistadors—if you’re hit, you must go back and begin again. The first player to get all four artifacts, or…the one with the most artifacts at the end of sixty seconds…wins.”

“Time to avoid the conquistadors,” Kirk says. “Let’s put sixty seconds on the clock.” The clock appears onscreen with a bang. “On your mark, get set…GO!”

Owen and Lance both successfully retrieve the first artifact, a sculpture, on their first try. Owen successfully retrieves the second item, a clay pot, on his first try, but Lance gets hit with the swinging sandbag. Owen gets hit trying to retrieve the third item, a necklace, but Lance successfully brings the pot back and puts it in the bin. Both Lance and Owen get hit on their next try, but Owen successfully retrieves the necklace on his next run. Lance gets hit with the sandbag several more times and Owen cannot retrieve the final artifact, a jaguar-shaped statue, before the clock reaches zero.

“All right, that’s it!” Kirk says, rushing over to the starting position as the spotters bring over the baskets. “It looks pretty close—let’s count it up. Orange Iguanas got one, two, three artifacts; and the Purple Parrots…let’s see, they got one, two artifacts! The Orange Iguanas get the half Pendant of Life!” He pauses to allow for applause. “So now, it’s tied at a half a Pendant apiece. Now, we go to the final Temple Game. It’s worth a full Pendant of Life. Olmec, tell us about Temple Game #3…”

Olmec begins to explain the final Temple Game:
“Cuauhtémoc was captured by Cortes while crossing Lake Texcoco, and brought before Cortes and his army of hundreds of men. Fortunately for you, this army is much smaller. Before you stand several Spanish conquistadors. When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will grab a cannonball, load it in their slingshot, and shoot it at one of the conquistadors. Then, the other player will shoot a cannonball. The first team to knock down all four conquistadors or…the team that knocks over the most conquistadors in sixty seconds…wins.”

“War…what is it good for? Getting to the Temple, that’s what it’s good for,” Kirk jokes. “Let’s put sixty seconds on the clock!” The clock appears in the bottom corner of the screen. “I’m gonna get out of the way here…okay, ready, aim, FIRE!!”

Both teams have decent aim, each knocking over the first two targets on their first two tries. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there, as the cannonballs either slip out of the slingshot or fly way off target. With about ten seconds left, each team manages to knock down a third target, but that’s as far along as anyone gets before time expires.

“Okay, that’s it!” Kirk shouts as he runs back onscreen. “We had cannonballs flying all over the place in that one, didn’t we? Teams, come on over here, let’s see how you did…it looks like the Orange Iguanas knocked over three, but the Purple Parrots also knocked over three. That means both teams win the full Pendant of Life!” The audience cheers for a few seconds. “This means that the Orange Iguanas have a Pendant and a half, but the Purple Parrots also have a Pendant and a half—we’ve got a tie! Let’s bring in the tiebreaker pedestal!”

A spotter wheels in the tiebreaker pedestal, and both teams position themselves behind it. Kirk stands beside the pedestal and explains the rules.

“Okay, teams, this is the first tie we’ve ever had, so I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen. In a few minutes, Olmec’s gonna ask you one final question. If you think you know the answer, hit the gong in front of you. You’ll have three seconds to answer the question, and we must accept your first answer. The first team to buzz in and answer correctly is going inside the Temple in search of the Golden Amulet. All clear?” Both teams nod in response. “Okay,” Kirk says. “Olmec…what is the final question?”

Olmec begins to ask the final question of the day:
“The capital city of the Aztec empire was called Tenonchtitlan. What modern-day city stands where Tenonchtitlan once stood: Mazatlan, Mexico City, or Tijuana?

Orange Iguanas hit the gong first. “Mexico City?” Owen says.

“That…is…CORRECT!” Olmec booms.

“The Orange Iguanas are goin’ to the Temple!” Kirk exclaims as Tally and Owen jump up and down in excitement. “Purple Parrots, you guys were great. It came down to the last question. We’ve got a nice gift for you both, and here it—here’s what it is.” They receive a package of Nintendo DS Lite games, including Brain Age and Crosswords.

As the prize disappears off-screen, Kirk is seen standing beside the winning team. “It was a hard-fought battle, but the Orange Iguanas have come out on top! Now we’ll see if they can make it through Olmec’s Temple and retrieve the Golden Amulet of Cue-what-a-mock, and we’ll see right after this!”

The camera pans in on the Temple and zooms in on the Golden Amulet as the title appears onscreen, and we go to a commercial.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2011, 10:11:26 PM by The Bandit King »
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 11:01:50 AM »
We return from the break to find Kirk standing in front of the Temple with the winning team.

“Welcome back to Legends: Rebirth,” he says. “Tally and Owen have proven themselves worthy of entering Olmec’s Temple, and now they have that chance. But before they do, Olmec’s gonna give these guys some information about the Temple to help them retrieve the Golden Amulet of Quo-namock…”

Olmec begins to explain the layout as the camera gives us a first-person tour of the Temple:
“You could start…by running up the stairs to the Crypt! Grab the book from the skeletons, and pass into the Rope Labyrinth! Maneuver through the ropes, and climb into the Great Seal Room. Place the correct seal in the central holder, and a door may open into the Chamber…of the Sacred Markers. Match the symbols on the right to those on the left, and pass into the Safari Room. Push in the correct animal head and open the door to the SHRIIIINE of the Silver Monkey! Assemble the statue and you may be headed toward the Room…of the Secret Password. Find the tablet with the correct inscription and shout it out to open the door to the Pharaoh’s Secret Passage. Slide down the tunnel to the Dungeon, where you could smash through the wall into the Dark Forest…but beware of the Temple Guards that may inhabit the trees! Find the key in the tree, and you’ll enter…the Bamboo Forest! Maneuver through the thicket, and you’ll gain entry to the Tomb of the Headless Kings. Pull the vine to release the bones, and attach the missing skull to its proper king, then…crawl through the Labyrinth, climb through the Ledges, race down the stairs and back through the Temple Gate. The choices are yours and yours alone!” Olmec pauses. “You won 1½ Pendants in the Temple Games. Who’s going first?”

“I am,” shouts Owen eagerly.

“Very well, Owen,” Olmec replies. “When Kirk gives the signal, you’ll race through the gate into the Temple and make your way toward the Golden Amulet. Hidden inside the Temple are Temple Guards assigned to protect three specific rooms. You can trade your Pendant for an extra life and go on, but—if you’re caught without a Pendant, you’ll be taken out of the Temple, and it’ll be Tally’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’ll receive an extra life. If you can reach the Golden Amulet, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish. Return through the gate with the Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc in three minutes, and you’ll both be handsomely rewarded—and here’s how!”

• Just for making it this far, they’ll get a game table.
• If they can reach the Golden Amulet within three minutes, they’ll also receive a DVD player from Sony.
• And if they can bring the Golden Amulet out of the Temple before three minutes expires, they’ll win a trip to Montréal.

“Okay, Montreal…let’s see if they can do it,” Kirk says. “Tally, do you guys have a strategy?”

“Uh…we’re just gonna go to the…the room there and get the…thing, and come back, I guess,” Tally explains, badly.

“Well, we’ll see if that’s gonna work—both of you, get the mouthpieces in. Let’s set the clock for three minutes!” The clock appears onscreen, all set to go.

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

“Owen, are you ready?” Kirk asks.

“Yeah,” Owen replies.

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

Owen dashes up the stairs and into the Temple. He enters the Crypt (2:55) and pulls on all three books, but the door to the Rope Labyrinth doesn’t open. He is forced down through the opened door into the Ledges (2:41), where he encounters the first TEMPLE GUARD (2:38). “Oh, Temple Guard!” Kirk narrates. “Give him the Pendant, and you can go on!” Owen does so, crawls through, and hits the actuator to the Rope Labyrinth (2:30). It opens, and Owen easily treks through the un-roped bottom half of the room, hitting the actuator for the door to the Tomb of the Headless Kings. The door opens, and he ventures into the room, but no sooner has he touched the vine than he meets the second TEMPLE GUARD (2:21).

“Oh! Temple Guard! Go, Tally, go!” Kirk instructs her. Tally looks around surprised for a couple of seconds before she even takes off (2:19), and runs up the stairs to the Crypt (2:14). She descends into the Ledges and slowly climbs through the room, pushing the actuator to the Rope Labyrinth, even though the door is already open (1:55). She climbs through the open door into the Tomb of the Headless Kings and looks around for a few seconds before Kirk shouts, “Pull the vine!” Tally does so, releasing a shower of bones into the room. She looks around before she begins to fumble through the bones in search of the skull. Finally, she finds it (1:40). She places it on the stage-right king, which happens to be the correct one, opening the doors to both the Bamboo Forest and the Chamber of the Sacred Markers (1:36).

Tally begins to head through the door into the Bamboo Forest, but stops, looking at the hidden half Pendant hanging from the door before finally grabbing it (1:30). “She found the hidden Pendant—that could help her later on!” Kirk narrates. Tally proceeds into the room and very slowly maneuvers through the bamboo. She pushes the actuator to the Dark Forest, but the door doesn’t open (1:16). Tally pushes even harder, but the door won’t budge. Finally, Kirk shouts “She’ll have to go back!”, prompting Tally to reluctantly make her way back through the bamboo, back into the Tomb, and up into the Chamber of the Sacred Markers (0:55). Tally looks around the room, oblivious as to what to do. “Match up the symbols!” Kirk shouts, and Tally tries to pull the symbols off the stage-left side of the room (0:47). By sheer luck, she eventually finds two hidden tiles in the room, and correctly places them in the slots on the stage-right side of the wall (0:33). She finds the third tile a little later and correctly places it (0:25), and both the door to the Safari Room and the Great Seal Room open, the latter which houses the third TEMPLE GUARD, and Tally screams bloody murder as he emerges. “Oh! That’s gonna cost her a Pendant!” Kirk narrates. “Scared the heck out of her, too!” Tally slowly makes her way into the Safari Room (0:11), and looks around the room for a few seconds, again, clueless as to what to do. Time runs out soon afterwards.

“Oh, she ran out of time!” Kirk moans. “She picked up the pace late in the run, but it was too late! That’s okay, though, they still get the game table, and they get to leave with their pride. I’m really glad we got to meet this team, they were really interesting. We’ve gotta get out of here. So long, and remember…it’s not just Legends, it’s Legends: Rebirth! Buh-bye, everybody!”

Kirk and Owen wave to the crowd, and Tally eventually appears beside them and waves, too, as the credits roll.
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Legends: Rebirth-The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtemoc
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 11:05:44 AM »



The Golden Amulet of Cuauhtémoc
Season 1, Layout 1
Artifact Location
: The Dungeon
Team: Orange Iguanas (Tally Matthews and Owen Garrison)
Pendants: 1½
Result: Ran out of time

I actually felt sick watching this Temple Run. This was a typical case of pairing up a smart player with a dumb player, but I never thought it was possible for a player to be this dumb.

Owen wasn’t particularly fast, but at least he knew what he was doing. He got short-changed in the Crypt when the door to the Ledges was all that opened, but other than that, he made pretty good time. He was quick to hand his Pendant to the first Temple Guard, and had even tried to pull the vine in the Tomb of the Headless Kings before being taken out by the second Temple Guard a short 39 seconds after entering the Temple.

A little analogy here: think of the worst player in the history of Legends of the Hidden Temple. Tally was a hundred—no, a thousand times worse. She clearly had no concept of the show, as evidenced by her pre-run interview. It’s a miracle she progressed as far as she did. I could point out her flaws all day, but I’ll just hit the high points: she was unbelievably slow, took three seconds to even take off into the Temple after Owen was taken out, took the unnecessary path to the Crypt, pushed the actuator to the Rope Labyrinth when the door was already open, and she even tried to pull the left-side tiles off the wall in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. Time graciously ran out on her in the Safari Room. On a humorous note, though, she did produce what I believe is the loudest Temple Guard reaction scream in the history of the show. Sigh…better luck next episode…

Rating: 2 out of 10

Notes & Trivia: As the second player on the Silver Snakes crosses the Moat, you can barely make out that his feet touch the water. It wouldn’t have made a difference in the outcome of the Moat Crossing, however.

Boy, could Kirk have had a more difficult time trying to pronounce Cuauhtémoc?

Out of all the episodes of Season 1, this team passed through the second least amount of rooms in their Temple Run (only Kylie and Joey in "The Battered Helmet of Henry the Second" passed through fewer rooms).

There have been some tall contestants on Legends before, but Lance of the Purple Parrots may have been the tallest—he’s at least a foot taller than Kirk!

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 02:07:56 PM »
To be fair to Kirk, I can't make heads or tails of that name either. :D

The diagram seems a bit inaccurate, though, seeing as neither player directly entered the Ledges.  Otherwise, good fanfic.  I think you did a good job emphasizing how bad a player can be.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 06:17:21 PM »
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To be fair to Kirk, I can't make heads or tails of that name either. :oops:
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2009, 11:12:23 PM »
Hey TBK, that was a good episode. However, can I know where you got your avvie from? It's nice!




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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 06:09:25 AM »
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Hey TBK, that was a good episode. However, can I know where you got your avvie from? It's nice!


I just got on Photobucket, typed in "Olmec", and it was on the first page of results.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 06:58:32 PM »
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Hey TBK, that was a good episode. However, can I know where you got your avvie from? It's nice!

I just got on Photobucket, typed in "Olmec", and it was on the first page of results.


Oh, I wish that I had found it first, because it fits my screen name to a T!!!




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