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The Good Luck Fortune of the Kiyomizu-dera
« on: July 18, 2006, 11:09:45 PM »
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Lost Season 4, Episode 27
The Good Luck Fortune of the Kiyomizu-dera

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]
During the winter months, the moat has a tendency to freeze over. Regardless, you will still have to cross. When Kirk gives the signal, one of your team members must try and cross the slippery ice flow while standing. Be careful not to fall over, because if your hands or knees touch the ice, or if you fall off the ice into the moat, you?ll have to go back and start again. Once the first player makes it across, the second player may cross. When both teammates reach 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.

I thought it felt colder in here than normal. Teams are you ready? (wait for response) Olmec, are you ready?

Just a second... Ok, let's go.

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

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006, 11:21:35 PM »
The Legend:
As your quest continues, it?s now time for Olmec to tell us about the the Kiyomizu-dera. But pay attention guys, your knowledge may bring you a step closer to Olmec?s Temple.

Just east of the city of Kyoto, Japan lies one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in the world; the Kiyomizu-dera, which means pure water in Japanese. It got this name from a waterfall embedded inside the complex. The temple dates back to 798 AD when it was first constructed. It didn?t come to its modern shape however until 1633.

The main hall of the Kiyomizu-dera is an architectural wonder. Supported by pillars, it hangs off the edge of a cliff. It is folklore that if someone was to jump from this building and survive the forty foot fall, their wish would be granted. For safety reasons, this practice has been banned. However, this isn?t the only superstition to exist at Kiyomizu-dera.

The water from the waterfall is said to have curative properties if drank from a metal cup. Two love stones in one building are said to bring romance if an individual can walk from one to the other with their eyes closed. Visitors to the temple have been sharing their own good luck and fortunes to people who have visited since its construction. These offerings can include talismans, incense, enchanted objects, and o-mikuji, a popular Japanese method of fortune telling where people receive varying degrees of luck on sheets of paper. One of these fortunes predicting good luck has found its way to the temple. Your quest is to find it and bring it back here.

Thank you, Olmec. Where is the good luck fortune?

The Good Luck Fortune of the Kiyomizu-dera can be found in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers.

The Steps of Knowledge:

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, stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. If you?re first, your step will light up and you can answer the question. If you?re correct, you?re going to move down to the next step. 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. Let?s get started. Olmec; first question.

OLMEC?S QUESTIONS (answers in bold):

1)   What is the nearest city to the Kiyomizu-dera?
a)   Kyoto
b)   Osaka
c)   Okinawa

2)   Are the fortunes given at the Kiyomizu-dera written on?
a)   Stone
b)   Paper
c)   Wood

3)   What feature is located inside the temple?s complex?
a)   A Waterfall
b)   A Glacier
c)   A Volcano

4)   Translated to English, does Kiyomizu-dera mean?
a)   Leafy Greens
b)   Pure Water
c)   Giant Building

5)   What supports the main hall of the Kiyomizu-dera?
a)   Pillars
b)   Wires
c)   Sumo Wrestlers

6)   Before it was banned, what was said to happen if you jumped off the main hall?
a)   You Would Fly
b)   You Would Become King
c)   You Would Be Granted a Wish

7)   According to legend, to receive good health, how should you drink from the waterfall at Kiyomizu-dera?
a)   With Your Hands
b)   From a Metal Cup
c)   From a Bottle From a Vendor

8,)   The Kiyomizu-dera is a temple for what religion?
a)   Hinduism
b)   Judaism
c)   Buddhism

9)   How high does the main hall hang over the ground?
a)   20 Feet
b)   40 Feet
c)   60 Feet

10)   According to superstition, what does a person have to do to find romance?
a)   Walk From One Rock to Another
b)   Walk Between Two Rocks
c)   Walk Without Being Hit By a Rock

11)   Fortunes are distributed in a Japanese practice known as what?
a)   Hara-Kiri
b)   Mahi Mahi
c)   O-mikuji

12)   What is done to incense to disperse the smell?
a)   It?s Burned
b)   It?s Boiled
c)   It?s Plugged In

13)   Does the Kiyomizu-dera lie?
a)   North of Kyoto
b)   South of Kyoto
c)   East of Kyoto

14)   What are Buddhist temples commonly called?
a)   Abbeys
b)   Pagodas
c)   Cathedrals

15)   Japan is a nation comprised entirely of islands. Is a group of islands called?
a)   An Archipelago
b)   A Peninsula
c)   A Plateau

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2006, 11:27:39 PM »
Temple Games:

Welcome back to Legends. Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. Before we continue, I?d like to find out more about our players. (Reads individual player profiles). Why don?t you guys go get ready for the Temple Games. I?ll tell everyone what?s about to happen here. In the temple games, each team is competing to win Pendants of Life. Whichever team wins will need the pendants to protect them 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.


Talismans are small trinkets or pieces of jewelry said to possess magical powers. They are distributed as good luck charms at the Kiyomizu-dera, and there are twelve in front of you today. When Kirk gives the signal, crawl under the table, and stick your head out of one of the holes and grab the talisman. Then look for its match, dive back under and stick your head out where you think it is. If you find a match, bring both talismans back to your bin to score a point. If it?s not a match, replace your current talisman with the new one and search again. Whoever gets the most matching pairs of talismans in their bucket at the end of sixty seconds wins.

Start memorizing that table. Let?s put sixty seconds on the clock. On your marks. Get set. Go.


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

It?s said that love-struck visitors to the Kiyomizu-dera will find love if they can walk from one love stone to another with their eyes closed. As you will soon see, this is no easy task. Right now, you are at one end of a thin walkway. In addition, you will be blindfolded. When Kirk gives the signal, you will begin to traverse the walkway. If you fall off, you can remove your blindfold and return to the start where you will be re-blindfolded and can begin again. Whoever crosses the walkway first, or whoever has made the most progress at the end of sixty seconds wins.

OK, stagehands, please blindfold the players now... All set? OK. Let?s put sixty seconds on the clock. On your marks. Get set. Go!


This next game is worth a whole Pendant of Life. Head on over there guys and get ready for it while Olmec tells us about it.

At the Kiyomizu-dera, people believe that they can be made healthy if they drink from the waterfall with a metal cup. Today, you are going to try and fill a metal cup with a waterfall. When Kirk gives the signal, the player on top will move the waterfall to one of five spots, while the player on bottom will try and guess which spot they have chosen. If they guess right, they can fill a portion of their cup. If they guess wrong, both players will choose again. Be aware, neither the player on top nor the player on bottom can choose the same spot twice in a row. The cup will be filled with six correct
guesses. The first team to fill their cup, or whoever is furthest along at the end of sixty seconds wins.

This seems like a horribly inefficient way to get water. They might want to consider installing a drinking fountain. Anyways, let?s put sixty seconds on the clock. On your marks. Get set. Go!

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2006, 11:29:51 PM »
The Temple Run:

Welcome back. The ______ are have proven themselves worthy and they have earned the right to enter Olmec?s temple. But before you go, Olmec will give us some information help retrieve The Good Luck Fortune of the Kiyomizu-dera.

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 good luck fortune. 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. If you can reach the artifact, all the doors in the temple will instantly unlock, and the temple guards will vanish. Return through the gates with the fortune within three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded. And here?s how: (reads prizes).

All right, I want to wish you both good luck, but I think that?s redundant at this point. Mouthpieces in. Olmec, can you please lower your gate? (Wait for gate to lower). Let?s put three minutes on the clock. On your mark. Get set. Go!

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2006, 11:34:02 PM »
Fan Summary:
The Kiyomizu-dera

Name of Artifactpx]   The Good Luck Fortune of the Kiyomizu-dera
Season:   4
Layout:   1
Result:   Victory
Time Remaining:   0:08
Team:   Orange Iguanas
Pendants Won:   2
Location of Artifact:   The Chamber of the Sacred Markers
Temple Diagram:

Temple Run Summary:
Kirk said that it was redundant to wish this team good luck, and he was right. Luck was with these juggernauts all episode as they were first in the moat, and unbeatable in the temple games. I don?t know who first received that good luck fortune, but its luck was definitely transferred to Keith and Monica who displayed awesome finesse throughout the temple. Keith chose the ledges as a starting point to help avoid the complicated Spider Web that has slowed down other runners. He found his first temple guard in the Dragon?s Lair, and was taken out in the Quicksand Bog. Monica was quick on her feet, and made up great time. She assembled the monkey, and when she met the final temple guard in the Armory of the Ninja, she was the spitting image of Beatrix Kiddo holding that katana. Luckily, she decided to just surrender her pendant rather than make temple guard fries. She sheathed the swords, and grabbed the fortune, then she made her way across the web, through the Crypt, and met her ecstatic partner at the gate. Excellent run, excellent win.
Temple Trivia: Keith knocks a section of straw off the wall in the Den of Tribal Masks. the male contestant from the Green Monkeys at the moat slipped in a way that he landed on his back, but he was okay. The Girl from the Blue Barracudas said ?I Don?t Know? before being (hopefully) doused each time in the third temple game.

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: December 03, 2006, 03:30:28 PM »
MMMMM! I wonder what Temple Guard Fries would taste like! Nice piece of situational humor!

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