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« on: July 13, 2006, 09:20:29 PM »
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Lost Season 4, Episode 22.
The Stone Tablet of Hammurabi


The camera traverses its way through several plants to simulate a thick rainforest. It eventually makes its way to a large stone head. Its eyes light up and it begins to speak.

OLMECpx]The Moat:[/b]
OLMEC:
One member from each team is seated inside a small boat, carrying one end of a rope. The other is tied around the pole by the second player. When Kirk gives the signal, row your boat across the moat and tie the rope tightly around the pole. Make sure it?s taught, because your partner will then stand on the rope and use the rope above their heads to try and shimmy across. If they fall off, or if the boat capsizes, you?ll have to go back and begin again. Once both players make it to the other side, run over and hit the gong. (Kirk hits gong for clarification) The first four teams to hit their gong will go on to the next round.

KIRK:
Row, row, row your boat, gently ?cross the moat. Teams are you ready? (wait for response) Olmec, are you ready?

OLMEC:
You better believe it!

KIRK:
All right, on your marks. Get set. GO!

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 09:27:56 PM »
The Legend:
KIRK:
As the quest continues, it?s now time for Olmec to tell us about the stone tablet of Hammurabi. But pay attention guys, it may bring you a step closer to Olmec?s Temple.

OLMEC:
King Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylon Empire, and was one of the most well-rounded leaders in history. He was as wise in times of war as he was in times of peace. He was able to conquer Mesopotamia, an ancient land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. But governing citizens was not as easy as killing enemies.

HAMMURABI:
Rrgh! Look at the people of my empire. They?re all stealing, and robbing, and committing burglaries, and? wait, what?s the difference between those things?

SERVANT:
I?m not certain, my liege, but perhaps we should explain to the people why these things are wrong.

HAMMURABI:
Ah, that?s no good. Every time I make an announcement about rules, somebody can?t make it and then plead ignorance when we catch him. What we need is a method of controlling the citizens so that they won?t want to commit crimes.

SERVANT:
How about a stern gaze while you cross your arms and shake your head?

HAMMURABI:
I don?t have the kind of time to do that to every criminal.

SERVANT:
How about a public execution for every crime?

HAMMURABI:
Too strict. My chariot?s double parked right now. What we need is a way for the people to know what crimes will result in what penalties, and then enforce them. But not in a way that people will be afraid to leave their homes.

SERVANT:
Wait, let me write this down. I?m getting confused.

HAMMURABI:
Servant! You?re a genius! We?ll write down a list of every rule we can enforce along with the necessary punishment. Then we?ll carve it in stone and place it in the town center for everyone to see. You do realize that I?m taking all the credit for this, right?

SERVANT:
I can?t wait to see what the punishment for plagiarism is?

OLMEC:
Hammurabi carved out the famous code of laws in a block of black diorite, and assured his citizens that everyone would be innocent of crimes until they could be proven guilty. There were over 280 laws in total. He also commissioned guards to serve as the world?s first police force. Hammurabi had successfully created the first efficient law system, but the stone tablet into which he carved the laws vanished when Babylon was destroyed centuries later. Your quest is to find the stone tablet, and bring it back here.

KIRK:
Thank you, Olmec. Tell us, where the stone tablet?

OLMEC:
The Stone Tablet of Hammurabi can be found in the Armory of The Ninja.

The Steps of Knowledge:

KIRK:
All right teams. You are now standing on the Steps of Knowledge. In a minute, Olmec will ask you a question. If you think you know the answer, I want you to stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. If you?re right, you?re going to move down to the next level. If you?re wrong or run out of time, I?m going to give the other teams a chance to answer. The first two teams to make it to the bottom level (Kirk descends steps for emphasis) will be one step closer to Olmec?s Temple. Olmec, we are now ready for your first question.

OLMEC?S QUESTIONS (answers in bold):

1)   Did Hammurabi rule over?
a)   Bosnia
b)   Bolivia
c)   Babylon

2)   Were Hammurabi?s rules known as?
a)   The Code of Honor
b)   The Code of Laws
c)   The Code of Ethics

3)   What two rivers were Mesopotamia located between
a)   The Rhine and The Rhone
b)   The Mississippi and The Missouri
c)   The Tigris and The Euphrates

4)   What type of rock were the Code of Laws carved into?
a)   Granite
b)   Diorite
c)   Talc

5)   Which emperor was Hammurabi to Babylon?
a)   The First Emperor
b)   The Last Emperor
c)   The Next Emperor

6)   Babylon was located on what subcontinent?
a)   Asia Minor
b)   Central America
c)   Oceania

7)   What country is now situated where Babylon once stood?
a)   China
b)   Ireland
c)   Iraq

8,)   Hammurabi ensured that everyone could see the rules by placing the stone tablet where?
a)   The Palace Gates
b)   The Town Center
c)   The Marketplace

9)   Which wonder of the ancient world was located in Babylon?
a)   The Colossus
b)   The Statue of Zeus
c)   The Hanging Gardens

10)   How many laws were included in The Code of Laws?
a)   77
b)   150
c)   280

11)   Which of the following tools is used to carve into stone?
a)   A Chisel
b)   A Scratch Awl
c)   An Ice Pick

12)   What is the name of an ancient prison where criminals served life imprisonment?
a)   A Dungeon
b)   A Galley
c)   A Chamber Pot

13)   According to Hammurabi, all people were innocent until?
a)   They committed a crime
b)   They were proved guilty
c)   They were caught by guards

14)   If something is said to be ?written in stone,? is it?
a)   Something that?s unchangeable
b)   Something that?s illegal
c)   Something very heavy

15)   Which of the following afflictions is most commonly associated with justice?
a)   Blindness
b)   Deafness
c)   Muteness

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 09:32:58 PM »
Temple Games:

KIRK:
Welcome back to Legends. Now, of course, the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. So let?s hear it for the _______. (Reads individual player profiles). All right, guys why don?t you head on over there so the girls can get ready over here. Now, in the temple games, teams are competing to win Pendants of Life. Teams will need the pendants to protect themselves from the dreaded temple guards as they make their way through the temple. There are three temple games. Olmec, tell us about game number one.

TEMPLE GAME 1:


OLMEC:
Hammurabi?s code indicated that individuals could not be treated as criminals unless it could be proven they were criminals. This was indicated by the phrase ?Innocent Until Proven Guilty.? When Kirk gives the signal, rummage around in the debris to find the first word. Then shimmy up the shaft and put the word in place. Then, slide back down, find the next word, and do it again. The first team to put all four words in the correct order, or whoever is furthest along at the end of sixty seconds wins.

KIRK:
Can you two breathe in there? Ok, just checking. Let?s put sixty seconds on the clock. On your marks. Get set. Go.

TEMPLE GAME 2:


KIRK:
The next game is worth a half pendant of life, and the other team can catch up there. Olmec, tell us about it.

OLMEC:
Hammurabi placed his Code of Laws in the center of the city so that everyone could have a chance to see them. You?re about to do the same. When Kirk gives the signal, grab a piece of the stone tablet and run out to place it in the town center. The bungee cords on your back and the soap on the floor, however, will make it quite difficult. The first player to place all four pieces of the tablet in the town center, or whoever is furthest along at the end of sixty seconds wins.

KIRK:
Slipping and sliding all over Babylon. Be careful. Let?s put sixty seconds on the clock. On your mark. Get set. Go!

TEMPLE GAME 3:


KIRK:
This next game is worth a full pendant. It?s the third and final game, and your last chance for the temple. Olmec, tell us about it.

OLMEC:
Hammurabi was a leader of a great empire, and created laws and rules for his people as a way to protect them. People in a society need solid foundation, and in this game you will provide it for them. When Kirk gives the signal, the player on the ground will begin laying blocks to form the bottom of the foundation. As the stack grows higher, the player on the ground will need to toss the blocks to their partner on the scaffolding. The player on the scaffolding will continue stacking the blocks. When finished, the structure should be six blocks high by six blocks wide. Whoever can complete the structure first, or whoever is further along in sixty seconds wins.

KIRK:
All right, it?s a giant game of Tetris for the win. Let?s see how we do. Put sixty seconds on the clock. On your marks. Get set. Go!

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 09:37:19 PM »
The Temple Run:

KIRK:
Welcome back to legends. The ______ are tough, and have proven themselves worthy and they have earned the right to enter Olmec?s temple. But first, here?s some information that Olmec will give us to help retrieve the Stone Tablet of Hammurabi.

OLMEC:
You could start by running up the stairs to The Crypt. Grab the books from the skeletons and pass into The Spider?s Web. Maneuver through the webbing, and you could climb into The King?s Storeroom. Smash the clay pots to find the key that will lead you into The Chamber of the Sacred Markers. Match the symbols on the right to those on the left, and pass into The Armory of the Ninja. Place the swords into the correct sheaths, and open the door to The Shrine of the Silver Monkey. Assemble the statue, and you may be headed toward The Lightning Room. Connect the power cords to create your own lightning to open the door to The Pharaoh?s Secret Passage. Climb down the tunnel to The Quicksand Bog where you could smash through to the Dark Forest, but beware the Temple Spirits that may inhabit the trees. Find the key in the tree, and you?ll enter The Den of Tribal Masks. Align the masks in the center of the room, and you?ll gain entry into The Dragon?s Lair. Open the dragons? mouths to find the tongue, and pull. Then, race through the Spider?s Web, climb through The Ledges, race down the stairs, and back through The Temple Gate. The choices are yours and yours alone.

You won ____ pendants in the temple games. Who?s going first? (wait for response) Very well, _____, when Kirk gives the signal, you?ll race through the gate into the temple and make your way towards the stone tablet. 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 will be ____?s turn to enter and try his/her luck. Hidden inside the temple is the other half of your pendant. If you can find it while carrying the other half, you?ll receive an extra life. If you reach the artifact, all the doors in the temple will instantly unlock, and the temple guards will vanish. Return through the gates with the tablet within three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded. And here?s how: (reads prizes).

KIRK:
All right. Let?s get those mouthpieces in. Olmec, can you please lower your gate? (Wait for gate to lower). Put three minutes on the clock. On your mark. Get set. Go!

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 10:01:46 PM »
Fan Summarypx]

Name of Artifact:   The Stone Tablet of Hammurabi
Season:   4
Layout:   1
Result:   Ran out of time
Time Remaining:   N/A
Team:   Green Monkeys
Pendants Won:   1.5
Location of Artifact:   The Armory of The Ninja
Temple Diagram:  

Temple Run Summary:
A fairly typical run, in which a smart player is paired up with a dumb player. Fortunately, they had the foresight to send in the dumb player first. Tammy slid down into the ledges and met the first temple guard, then she flopped around on those ledges like a fish out of water. Twenty seconds later when she reaches The Crypt without even trying the doors in The Ledges to the Spider?s Web, she gets into the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. She was fairly quick with her pattern recognition skills, but resorted to trying to pry off the leftmost symbols before she notices the final one needed on the right wall. She was removed promptly with 2:03 left on the clock. John raced to follow his partner?s path. He was lucky finding the key on the first attempt in the King?s Storeroom, but alas; a dead end. He shimmied down the central shaft and found the second half of his pendant in one of the dragon?s mouths, which he needed in the next room. He was smart taking the ladder to the Shrine from the Forest, but time ran out before he could get his paws on the monkey. Interesting notes from this episode: The Red Jaguar and Blue Barracuda got into a fight with their oars during the moat, the girls from the second temple game fall more than any other participants in the show?s history, and the Temple Guard in the Den of Tribal Masks exited the temple by jumping the temple?s outer wall.

Episode Fanfic written by Adam ?Carveyfan? Jaspering. Episode Summary format and Temple Diagram in the style of NickLegends.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 09:24:38 AM »
Haha, I love how the Temple Guard pulls a Henry VIII & the moat girls. This was really good, I always wanted to do one with Hammurabi & his code, but couldn't think of anything more interesting. Well, I still have one involving Babylon up my sleeve.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 10:47:56 AM »
Thanks. In every one of my episodes I always try to do something interesting to set them apart from other episodes. Usually this is done by making the players and staff look like complete morons.