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The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
« on: July 28, 2006, 03:51:57 PM »
Episode 11: ?The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

*the camera zooms in on an ancient lush jungle, the palms are moving away as an elephant is heard*

*all the palms are gone, showing Olmec*

Olmec: Legends of the Hidden Temple. With your guide? Kirk Fogg!

*Kirk is shown slidding down a zipline & jumping off into the usual area*

Kirk: Thank you everyone. Thank you Olmec. Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple. The rooms are The rooms are filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple guards. Only Olmec knows the legend behind each of the treasures in his temple. Which one are we going to hear about today?

Olmec: The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Kirk: The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon! Well, one of these six teams will have the chance to retrieve the Flower. Will it be *camera zooms into each team as they cheer & the usual* The Red Jaguars? The Blue Barracudas? The Green Monkeys? The Orange Iguanas? The Purple Parrots? Or the Silver Snakes? They?re going to have to pass some tough mental and physical tests, and in the end, only one team will have the right to enter Olmec?s temple, but first they have to cross the moat, and Olmec will tell us how they?ll have to do it today.

Olmec: Each team will have a set of monkey bars going across the moat above them. On go, the first player will make it across the monkey bars to the other side. If they fall before they get to the other side, they will have to go back. When they make it across, they'll throw an inner-tube (attached to a rope tied to the pole) to their partner. If the tube is close enough, the partner will jump in it & the first player will pull the rope so the tube & player can get across. When the second player gets across, they will run over & hit the gong.*Kirk bangs the Silver Snakes? gong*. The first four teams to hit their gong will go on to the next round.

Kirk: Alright, teams are you ready?!

*the teams cheer*

Kirk: Olmec, are you ready?!

Olmec: Rock ?N? Roll!

Kirk: On your marks? get set? GO!!!!!

*the first players are going across the monkey bars*

*all the guys are even, but Red Jaguars & Blue Barracudas fall about ? way through*

*the other 4 teams make it across & they throw the inner tubes to the girls*

*while the Red Jaguars make it across the monkey bars & the Blue Barracudas fall, the Orange Iguanas & Silver Snakes get the inner tube, Green Monkeys & Purple Parrots throw too short*

*Orange Iguanas bang their gong first, Silver Snakes bang their gong second*

*Blue Barracudas make it across, only the Green Monkeys throw the tube far enough, & eventually bang the gong third*

*after endless attempts to throw the tube & heavy editing, the Purple Parrots bang their gong fourth*

Kirk: Wow, that was a long moat! Going onto the Steps of Knowledge are the Silver Snakes! & the Purple Parrots! & the Orange Iguanas! & the Green Monkeys! Red Jaguars & Blue Barracudas, hey, you guys did great, but just came up short. You won?t be going away empty handed. *Olmec explains prize*

*the camera changes to the four dry teams on the top of the Steps of Knowledge*

Kirk: As the quest continues, it?s now time for Olmec to tell us about the First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Bur before we get started, pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to Olmec?s Temple.

Olmec: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Though, these gardens were actually hanging, as in suspended by cables or ropes, they were still an amazing sight, built by King Nebuchadnezzar II, around 600 B.C, for his homesick wife, Amyitis.

Amyitis: I wanna go home!

Nebuchadnezzar: Now what can I do about that honey? Everyone will think I?m a wimp if I just leave the Babylon Empire!

Amyitis: Um? build me a garden! I?ll tell you what flowers to plant & such. Then you plant the flowers, & wham! I?ll be happy!

Nebuchadnezzar: *sigh* It?s never easy as a king.

Olmec: & with that, King Nebuchadnezzar & his crew built a garden & Amyitis felt right at home! When the garden was finished, the first flower, which was planted by King Nebuchadnezzar himself, had disappeared & made its way to the Temple! Your goal is to find the First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon & bring it back here!

Kirk: Olmec, where is the First Flower?

Olmec: The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon can be found in the Shriiiiine of the Siiilver Monkey!

Kirk: OK. Teams: you are standing on the Steps of Knowledge. In a minute, Olmec will ask you a question about today?s legend. If you think you know the answer, stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. Go ahead, stomp on it!

*Silver Snakes hit the step*

Kirk: OK, Silver Snakes, since you rang in first, you would be able to answer. If you?re right, you?ll 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 runs down there* will be one step closer to Olmec?s Temple. Olmec, we are now ready for the first question.

Olmec: Was King Nebuchadnezzar II king of the: Persian Empire, Babylonian Empire, or Chinese Empire?

Silver Snakes: Babylonian Empire!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Silver Snakes move down a step*

Olmec: Was King Nebuchadnezzar II?s wife named: Adrianne, Alicia, or Amyitis?

Purple Parrots: Amyitis!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Purple Parrots move down a step*

Olmec: Did Nebuchadnezzar II make the gardens because Amyitis was feeling: Homesick, Carsick, or Nauseas?

Orange Iguanas: Homesick!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Orange Iguanas move down a step*

Olmec: Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon actually hanging in the air? Yes, No, or They Were At One Point?

Orange Iguanas: No, they were not!

Olmec: You got it kids!

*Orange Iguanas move down a step*

Kirk: Orange Iguanas, one more right answer & you move onto the Temple Games.

Olmec: Was the first flower planted by: Amyitis, Nebuchadnezzar II, or One of Nebuchadnezzar II?s workers?

Orange Iguanas: Nebuchadnezzar II!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Orange Iguanas move down to the bottom step*

Kirk: Good job! One more team can make it, Green Monkeys, you still have a chance!

Olmec: Is Babylon located in current day: Iraq, Iran, or Saudi Arabia?

Green Monkeys: Iraq!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Green Monkeys move down a step*

Olmec: Was Babylon the largest city in the world for: 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years?

Silver Snakes: 20 years!

Olmec: Incorrect!

Green Monkeys: 10 years!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Green Monkeys move down a step*

Kirk: Green Monkeys, one more question & you move on.

Olmec: Are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon one of the Seven Wonders of the: Modern World, Ancient World, or Mechanical World?

Green Monkeys: Ancient World!

Olmec: That is correct!

*Green Monkeys move down to the bottom step*

Kirk: Oh, nice try Purple Parrots, good job Silver Snakes! You guys just weren?t quick enough, but you did get an early lead, you wont? be gong home empty handed. *Olmec explains prize*

Kirk: *only Green Monkeys & Orange Iguanas are present* These two teams will be going head to head in the Temple Games, to fight to enter Olmec?s Temple, right after this!

*commercial break*

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The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 03:52:25 PM »
Kirk: Welcome back to Legends. Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. But before we get started, let?s find out a little about our teams. On the Orange Iguanas, we have Art, he likes to play soccer & he wants to be a paleontologist! His partner is Catalina, she likes to listen to music & she collects PEZ! Let?s hear it for the Orange Iguanas! But we also have the Green Monkeys, like Jack, he likes lacrosse & his favorite subject in school is math. His partner is Lauren, she plays basketball & she wants to be a model! Give it up for the Green Monkeys! No, go get ready for the Temple Games! I?m going to explain what?s gonna happen. Teams are competing in temple games to win: Pendants of Life. *shows two pendants* They?re going to need those 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 temple game number one.

Olmec: It took a long time for Nebuchadnezzar II & his workers to plant all the gardens. Now, you?ll try to do the same, but plant a much smaller garden. Each of you will be strapped to a spinning pole. On go, you?ll grab a flower on the ground & try to throw it through the hole in the circle. The person who gets the most flowers into the flowerbed in 60 seconds wins!

Kirk: I guess Nebuchadnezzar II & his workers didn?t do it exactly like this, but something similar! On your marks? get set? GO!!!!!

*Art & Lauren are spinning on the pole, Lauren gets 2 flowers into the flowerbed behind the target, while Art keeps missing*

*Art gets one in, while Lauren gets 3 more*

*Art gets 2 more in, while Lauren gets 1 more in when time runs out*

Kirk: That?s it, let?s count it up! Orange Iguanas got 1? 2? 3 flowers in the garden! Green Monkeys got 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6 flowers in the garden! Green Monkeys win the ? Pendant of Life! Olmec, tell us about Temple Game Two!

Olmec: Babylon had to defend itself whenever they got to war. Now, it?s your turn to fight the other team! Each person has a water gun & 8 tiles above them. On go, you?ll shoot the water gun at your opponent?s tiles & try to knock them over. The first person to knock over all 8 tiles, or whoever knocks down the most in 60 seconds wins!

Kirk: This is gonna be Wet ?N? Wild! On your marks? get set? GO!!!!!

*Catalina & Jack start shooting the tiles*

*both of them are doing pretty good, they each have 4 tiles knocked over after 30 seconds*

*both of them stay even throughout & they knocked over 7 tiles when time runs out*

Kirk: That was good! Each of them got down 7 tiles, each of them gets a ? Pendant of Life! Now, Green Monkeys have 1 Pendant, Orange Iguanas have ? Pendant, it goes down to the third Temple Game, Olmec, that?s your cue!

Olmec: In order to please his wife, Nebuchadnezzar II had to water the flowers daily. Now, you?ll make some flowers grow. On Kirk?s signal, the first person will climb up the wet ramp, carrying a decanter of water. When you get to the top, pour the water into the jar & make the flowers grow. Then, slide down, & your partner will climb up the wet ramp as you did, grab the flowers, slide down, & put them into the vase. The first team to get the grown flowers into the vase wins.

Kirk: This is for the full pendant, Orange Iguanas need this. On your marks? get set? GO!!!!!

*Lauren & Catalina start climbing up the ramp with the decanter of water*

*Catalina gets up first, Lauren is close behind*

*Art starts climbing up when Lauren is climbing down*

*Jack catches up to Art, they both grab the flowers, but Art puts them in the vase first*

Kirk: Wow, that was close! Orange Iguanas got the flowers in the vase first, they get the Pendant of Life! Now, Orange Iguanas have 1.5 Pendants, Green Monkeys, have 1 Pendant, the Orange Iguanas came from behind & are going to the Temple! Green Monkeys, hey, you did good, but you won?t go home empty handed. *Olmec explains prize*

Kirk: *only Orange Iguanas are present* These tough tenacious Orange Iguanas are gonna see if they can retrieve the First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon right after this!

*commercial break*

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006, 03:52:49 PM »
Kirk: Welcome back. Art & Catalina have proven themselves worthy and have earned themselves the right to enter Olmec?s temple. But before we get started, Olmec, can you give the Orange Iguanas any clues about your Temple & how to retrieve the First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

Olmec: You can start off in the Miner?s Cave. Crawl through the tunnel to make it into the Pit of Anguish. If you can get across, you can head into the Crocodile?s Mouth! Grab the fish from the walls & put them into the crocodile?s mouth & you can go up into the Ranch! Or you can head into the Anaconda?s Sanctuary. Untangle the snake & attach it to the wall & go into the Sacred Safari! Find the key in the elephant?s mouth, but beware of the Temple Guards, disguised as elephants! You can go up, or bust through the wall into the Battlefield! Jump on the trampoline to reach the ladder in the Ninja?s Secret Training Chamber & climb into the Ladder of Doom! Put the correct torch into the torch holder & enter the Shriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine of the Siiiiiiilver Monkey, where you can grab the First Flower! Assemble the statue & go into the Chamber of the Royal Containers. Dump the containers on the floor & find the key to go down, or head into the Observation Tower! Line up the telescope with the markings on the wall to open the door to cross the Stumps of Dejection! Use the 2 planks to get across the four stumps, or jump back into the Pit of Anguish. Race thorough the Hammered Nails & back to the Temple Gates! The choices are yours & yours alone! You won two pendants into the Temple. Who is going first?

Art: I am!

Olmec: Very well, Art! When Kirk gives the signal, you?ll race through the gate into the temple and make your way towards the Chart-Maps of Captain James Cook. 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 Catalina?s turn to try her luck. Hidden inside the Temple is a ? Pendant. If you find it, you get an extra life. 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 artifact within three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded. And here?s how! *Olmec explains three prizes*

Kirk: He thinks he can do it! On your marks? get set? GO!!!!!

*Art goes up into the Hammered Nails*

*he pounds all three nails, hesitates for a second, & he realizes he has to go down into the Miner?s Cave*

*he crawls into a Temple Guard & goes into the Pit of Anguish with 2:29 left*

*he crawls across the floor & goes into the Crocodile?s Mouth with 2:21 left*

*he grabs all 9 fish, puts them into the mouth, & heads up into the Ranch with 2:07 left*

*Art saddles the horse & goes up into the Observation Tower with 1:56 left*

*he lines up the telescope with the wall markings & goes into the Chamber of the Royal Containers with 1:42 left*

*he tries the door into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, but is forced to try to go down*

*he gets the key out of the second jar, opens the trapdoor, but a Temple Guard catches him with 1:19 left*

*Catalina goes directly down into the Miner?s Cave, across the Pit of Anguish, & into the Crocodile?s Mouth with 0:59 left*
*she starts climbing the ladder, jumps down, & goes into the Anaconda?s Sanctuary with 0:52 left*

*she untangles the snake, grabs the ? Pendant around the anaconda?s head, attaches it to the wall, & goes into the Sacred Safari with 0:19 left*

*she puts her hand into the first elephant, & the elephant turns out to be a Temple Guard*

*Catalina gives the Temple Guard the Pendant, gets the key, & tries to go up*

*she spends 7 out of the last 9 seconds to try to go up, but the last 2 seconds, she runs & busts down the wall as time runs out*

Kirk: Oh, times up! Come on over here Art, Catalina! You guys did good, you still get one of the prizes. We gotta go! See you next time on another great Legends of the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!

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The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 03:57:36 PM »
Fan Summary:
The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Name of Artifact: The First Flower of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Season: 4
Layout: 7
Result: Time Ran Out
Time Remaining: N/A
Team: Orange Iguanas
Pendants Won: 1.5
Location of Artifact: The Shrine of the Silver Monkey
Temple Diagram:

Temple Run Summary: This is a good example of a sad Temple Run, becuase of a slow witted player making a vertical trek up the central shaft. Art went up into the Hammered Nails, down into the Miner's Cave, through the Pit of Anguish, up the central shaft & got taken out in the Chamber of the Royal Containers. Then, Catalina was pretty fast, & she knew what she was doing. She went straight in the Miner's Cave, & she went across itno the Anaconda's Sanctuary instead of going up. She found the 1/2 Pendant around the anaconda's neck, & needed it in the Sacred Safari. Time expired as she busted the wall into the Battlefield.

Side Notes:

Kirk made a funny reference to the Orlando water park "Wet 'N' Wild" in the second Temple Game. Too bad no one got it... This is also the longest episode name of the fourth season, second longest of all time, only "The Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror" is longer.

Episode Fanfic written by Olmec. Episode Summary format and Temple Diagram in the style of nicklegends.