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Temple Guard Locations
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:24:35 PM »
Identifying the temple guard locations in each episode has been brought up previously in the Heart Room topic "Where were the temple guards?", but not every episode was completed. Hopefully we can do that here. Feel free to use the other topic for reference.

Ideally, I'd like to go through one episode at a time so that each episode gets undivided attention. If you have any thoughts about where unseen temple guards were, please comment!


RUNNING TALLY: Below is the list of where the guards were or were thought to have been in each episode. Rooms in parentheses are rooms in which a guard was spotted but did not capture a contestant. Episodes preceded by a "~" note that those episodes featured fewer than three guards encountered, but everyone was in consensus about where the remaining guards were. Those rooms are listed in bold. Episodes preceded by a "**" are still unfinished, but the suggested/potential guards are listed with the episode in italics.

** Blackbeard’s Treasure Map: Cave of Sighs, Room of Harmonic Convergence, Tomb of Ancient Kings
** Golden Cup of Belshazzar: Cave of Sighs, Treasure Room, Swamp
~ Galileo’s Cannonball: Throne Room, Shrine, Gargoyle Room
Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Man’s Hand: Cave of Sighs, Heart Room, Swamp
John Henry’s Lost Hammer: Heart Room, Throne Room, (Cave of Sighs)
** Golden Cricket Cage of Khan: Throne Room, Heart Room, ?
Elizabeth I’s Golden Ship: Cave of Sighs, Heart Room, Room of the Golden Idols
John Sutter and the Map to the Lost Goldmine: Cave of Sighs, Throne Room, Room of the Golden Idols
~ Star of Sultan Saladin: Tomb of Ancient Kings, (Cave of Sighs), Heart Room
** Keys to the Alhambra: Throne Room, Tomb of Ancient Kings, either the Gargoyle Room or the Shrine
~ Helmet of Genghis Khan: Cave of Sighs, Shrine, Heart Room
Trojan Horseshoe: Heart Room, Shrine, (Spider’s Lair)
Pendant of Kamehameha: Throne Room, Heart Room, Dungeon
Lost Logbooks of Magellan: Room of Harmonic Convergence, Heart Room, Pirate's Cove
** Moccasins of Geronimo:  Observatory, Rooms of the Three Gargoyles, Heart Room
Henry VIII’s Great Seal: Cave of Sighs, Heart Room, Tomb of Ancient Kings
~ Lucky Pig of Amelia Earhart: Observatory, Swamp, Heart Room
Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth: Observatory, Room of Harmonic Convergence, (Cave of Sighs)
** Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte: Room of Harmonic Convergence, Heart Room, Tomb of Ancient Kings
** Oracle Bowl of Delphi: Gargoyle Room, Swamp, Treasure Room
** Paintbrush of Leonardo da Vinci: Swamp, Observatory, Shrine
** Golden Chains of Zenobia: Cave of Sighs, Treasure Room, either the Well or Room of Three Torches
** Belly Button of Buddha: Treasure Room, Heart Room, Well
** Stolen Arm of Shiva: Cave of Sighs, Observatory, Tomb of Ancient Kings
** Stone Marker of Leif Erikson: Bamboo Forest, Observatory, either the Shrine or Torch Room
** Helmet of Joan of Arc: Gargoyle Room, Room of Harmonic Convergence, Treasure Room
Medal of Sir Edmund Hillary: Gargoyle Room, Heart Room, Shrine
** Mask of Shaka Zulu: Cave of Sighs, either the Treasure Room/Torch Room or Heart Room/Shrine
** Golden Jaguar of Atahualpa: Heart Room, Shrine, Gargoyle Room
** Silver Saddle Horn of Hannibal: Treasure Room, Holes of Python, Well
~ Alexander and the Gordian Knot: Throne Room, Tomb of Ancient Kings, Treasure Room
 King Tut's Cobra Staff: Heart Room, Shrine, (Cave of Sighs)
Dragon Lady and the Blue Pearl: Treasure Room, Tomb of Ancient Kings, (Cave of Sighs)
** Codebook of Mata Hari: Holes of Python, Treasure Room, Room of the Royal Gongs
~ Pecos Bill's Lost Lariat: Heart Room, Treasure Room, Throne Room
~ Robin Hood and Marian's Ladder: Throne Room, Heart Room, Observatory
Lawrence of Arabia's Headdress: Cave of Sighs, Room of the Fallen Columns, Treasury of Golden Orbs
~ Collar of Davy Crockett: Throne Room, Observatory, Room of the Royal Gongs
Snake Bracelet of Cleopatra: Room of the Fallen Columns, Treasury of Golden Orbs, (Cave of Sighs)
Treasure of Anne Bonny: Room of the Royal Gongs, Throne Room, Room of Fallen Columns

** Silver Horseshoe of Butch Cassidy: Dark Forest (left tree), Crypt, Observatory
Secret Battle Plans of Nathan Hale: Crypt, Observatory, King's Storeroom
Golden Stallion of Ali Baba: Heart Room, Throne Room, Dark Forest (left tree)
Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny: Ledges, King's Storeroom, Shrine
Walking Stick of Harriet Tubman: Crypt, Throne Room, Shrine
Lost Love Letter of Captain John Smith: Throne Room, Medusa's Lair, Shrine
** Diary of Dr. Livingstone: Throne Room, Dark Forest (left tree), either Ledges or Heart Room
~ Bone Necklace of the Blackfeet Chief: Swamp, Dark Forest (left tree), Crypt
~ Mush Pot Hat of Johnny Appleseed: Crypt, King's Storeroom, Medusa’s Lair
Cracked Crown of the Spanish King: Ledges, Throne Room, Dark Forest (left tree)
** Imperial Purple Robe of Empress Theodora: Dark Forest (right tree), Shrine, Ledges
Stone Head of the Evil King: Throne Room, Medusa's Lair, King's Storeroom
** Lucky Medallion of Atocha: Ledges, two of the bottom floor rooms
~ Applewood Amulet of Emiliano Zapata: Medusa's Lair, King's Storeroom, Crypt
~ Electrified Key of Benjamin Franklin: Medusa's Lair, King's Storeroom, Crypt
~ Lucky Pillow of Annie Taylor: Throne Room, Crypt, Mineshaft
Missing Eye of David: Medusa's Lair, Laser Light Room, Swamp
** Enormous Iron Nose Ring of Babe: Dark Forest (left tree), Crypt, Medusa’s Lair
** Very Tall Turban of Ahmed Baba: Swamp, Crypt, Dark Forest
Ivory Elephant of Scheherazade: Ledges, King's Storeroom, Dark Forest (right tree)
Sacred Ring of Sultan Suleiman: Ledges, Observatory, Medusa's Lair
** Plumed Headdress of Cosa Rara: Laser Light Room, King's Storeroom, Crypt
Jeweled Necklace of Montezuma: Crypt, Medusa's Lair, Dark Forest (left tree)
Lost Lion Tail of Little John: Ledges, Swamp, Dark Forest (left tree)
** Shriveled Hand of Efoua: Observatory, Medusa's Lair, Ledges
~ Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask: Medusa's Lair, Swamp, Crypt
Crown of Queen Nzinga: Laser Light Room, Swamp, Dark Forest (right tree)
Two-Cornered Hat of Napoleon: Crypt, Laser Light Room, Swamp
Silk Sash of Mulan: Crypt, Observatory, Laser Light Room
~ Golden Goblet of Attila the Hun: Medusa's Lair, Ledges, Secret Password
~ Leopard-Skin Cloak of Annie Oakley: Laser Light Room, King's Storeroom, Ledges
** Snakeskin Boots of Billy the Kid: Crypt, Laser Light Room, Secret Password
Golden Pepperoni of Catherine de Medici: Crypt, Laser Light Room, King's Storeroom
** Golden Earring of Henry Morgan: Laser Light Room, Mineshaft, Ledges
** Milk Bucket of Freydis: Laser Light Room and two of the following: Crypt, Mandarin Hand, or Mineshaft
Missing Weather Maps of Charles Lindbergh: Ledges, King's Storeroom, Shrine
~ Levitating Dog Leash of Nostradamus: Laser Light Room, Mandarin Hand, Ledges
** Broken Wing of Icarus: Mandarin Hand, Ledges, Laser Light Room
~ Bonnet of Dolley Madison: Ledges, King's Storeroom, Mandarin Hand
Priceless Portrait of the Polynesian Girl: Crypt, Mandarin Hand, Observatory

** Bifocal Monocle of One-Eyed Jack: Ancient Warriors (armor 3), King's Storeroom, Quicksand Bog
Comet-Embroidered Battle Flag of William the Conqueror: Crypt, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Tomb of the Headless Kings
~ War Fan of the Forty-Seven Ronin: Crypt, Secret Password, Dark Forest
** Much-Heralded Helmet of Sir Gawain: Ledges, Chamber, Secret Password
** Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta: Ancient Warriors (armor 1), Crypt, Dark Forest
** Lion-Slashed Jacket of Sacajawea: Tomb of the Headless Kings, King's Storeroom, Ledges
~ Secret Map of the Bandit Queen: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (left tree), Chamber
Thornwood Gavel of Judge Roy Bean: King's Storeroom, Chamber, Secret Password
** Snow Cone of Mount Kilimanjaro: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (right tree), either the King’s Storeroom or Chamber
Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson: Chamber, King's Storeroom, Ancient Warriors (armor 1)
** Bent Shaving Pan of Jedidiah Smith: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Ledges
** Marble Armrest of Xerxes: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Quicksand Bog, either the Shrine or Ancient Warriors
** Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass: Ancient Warriors (armor 1), Dark Forest (left tree), either Crypt or King’s Storeroom
~ Mystical Spellbook of the Imperial Wizard: Ancient Warriors (armor 1), Quicksand Bog, Chamber
Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain: Crypt, Tomb of the Headless Kings, King's Storeroom
Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce: King's Storeroom, Ancient Warriors (armor 1), Quicksand Bog
Discarded Seal of Ivan the Terrible: Chamber, Shrine, Ancient Warriors (armor 3)
** Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley: Chamber, Shrine (should have been Ancient Warriors Armor 2), perhaps either the Ledges or Secret Password
** Dried Apple Half of William Tell: Ledges, Tomb of the Headless Kings, perhaps either the Dark Forest or Quicksand Bog
Missing Portrait of Hans Holbein: Crypt, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Secret Password
** Ivory Hunting Horn of Roland: Tomb of the Headless Kings, King’s Storeroom, Quicksand Bog
Royal Torque of Queen Boadicea: Crypt, Chamber, Shrine
~ Lost Hornpipe of the Pirate Captain: Chamber, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Ledges
~ Enormous Feather of the Me Linh: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (left tree), Ledges
Red Sash of Tokugawa Ieyasu: King's Storeroom, Secret Password, Quicksand Bog
** Broken Trident of Poseidon: perhaps the Dark Forest, Ancient Warriors, and King’s Storeroom?
** Lily-Crested Crown of Clovis I: Chamber, Shrine, either the Ledges or Secret Password
Mussel Shell Armor of Apanuugpak: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (left tree), Shrine
~ Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (right tree), Ledges
Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Secret Password
Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb: Chamber, Shrine, Quicksand Bog
** Melted Head of Madame Tussaud: Chamber, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), either the Ledges or Secret Password
** Pearl Necklace of Gwalior: Chamber, Shrine, Ancient Warriors
Bullet-Riddled Handbag of Belle Boyd: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Dark Forest (right tree), Quicksand Bog
** Lost Whale Bone of Pytheas: Tomb of the Headless Kings, Shrine, Dark Forest (right tree)
Dried Ear of Corn of Sojourner Truth: Chamber, Ancient Warriors (armor 2), Dark Forest (left tree)
~ Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza: Crypt, Chamber, Ledges
~ Good-Luck Watch of Empress Eugenie: King's Storeroom, Shrine, Ledges
** Ruby Earring of Benzibab: Crypt, Tomb of the Headless Kings, King’s Storeroom
** Jewel-Encrusted Egg of Catherine the Great: Crypt, Tomb of the Headless Kings, Secret Password
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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 02:06:36 PM »
It would make sense to start this thread at the beginning, with Blackbeard's Treasure Map.

Encountered Guards: Cave of Sighs
Number of Unencountered Guards: 2
Rooms Not Entered: Treasure Room, Shrine of the Silver Monkey, Pirate's Cove, Tomb of Ancient Kings, Swamp, Room of Harmonic Convergence

Notes: Past beliefs included that the team would have been lead from the Heart Room to the Room of Harmonic Convergence and along the bottom floor. Also note that during Olmec's temple overview, the block covering the ladder to the Dungeon in the Pirate's Cove is already up, and that the chest in the Treasure Room is closed.


My Thoughts: There are many possibilities about what the remainder of the intended path would have looked like. It is not known whether the stone wall would have broken down, giving direct access from the Tomb of Ancient Kings to the Dungeon, or if the team would have needed to go back up to the Shrine. Knowing what rooms the team would have needed to enter would make narrowing down the possible temple guard locations much easier. Still, I have some ideas that would eliminate a few rooms from consideration.

-- I don't believe the team would have been given access to the Treasure Room. The Heart Room did not open to the Treasure Room, and the treasure chest was closed, suggesting the team was not meant to go from the Swamp to the Treasure Room. Since that room was not intended to be entered, a temple guard would not have been stationed there.

-- Some people from the other thread believed that the piling of Styrofoam in the Swamp was indicative of a temple guard. The only reservation I have with that prediction is that the same piling was seen in "Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth," which was in the same temple layout (and most likely also the same production day), and there wasn't a guard in that room in that run. For that reason, I believe there was not a guard in the Swamp during Blackbeard's Treasure Map.

The remaining rooms (Harmonic Convergence, Tomb of Ancient Kings, Shrine, and Pirate's Cove) are all potential locations, depending on what doors were locked and unlocked. If I had to guess, I would say that one was in the Room of Harmonic Convergence, since that room held a guard 14 of 30 times (47%) in Season 1. The S1, L5 layout saw guards in the Room of Harmonic Convergence twice of the 4 times entered, so it wouldn't be an unreasonable guess. I don't have any way of reasonably eliminating or promoting any of the other rooms; the other guard could have been in any other the other rooms.
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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 03:17:19 PM »
I think that the final guard was in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. You know how the Season 1 producers love putting guards 1 room away from the artifact (or maybe they would've been forced up to the Shrine?).
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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 03:52:53 PM »
You're forgetting one thing PP4L. Sabrina actually did enter the Room of the Three Gargoyles.



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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 05:28:12 PM »
Yeah, Sabrina did enter both entrance rooms. I wouldn't worry about the "guards in both entrance rooms" for Season 1 either. The producers weren't that creative with their temple guard placement during that early in the show. But still, no harm in mentioning it I guess.

If I have to guess though, I say the two other temple guards were in the Room of Harmonic Convergence and Tomb of the Ancient Kings. This would make the layout similar to the temple guard placement for "The Keys to the Alhambra". I am not sure if the Stone Wall would've broken down though and force the team up into the Shrine. Too bad Sabrina was too stupid to make any real progress to find out what doors were unlockable.

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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 06:01:36 PM »
You're forgetting one thing PP4L. Sabrina actually did enter the Room of the Three Gargoyles.

Thanks for catching that.

I think that the final guard was in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. You know how the Season 1 producers love putting guards 1 room away from the artifact (or maybe they would've been forced up to the Shrine?).

The Season 1 temple guard placements did usually have one in the room directly prior to the artifact. However, there were a number of episodes where this wasn't the case. And for "Blackbeard's Treasure Map," would the final room have been the Tomb of Ancient Kings, or would they have been forced up to the Shrine, making either that room or the Pirate's Cove the final room in the path? As much as I have a gut feeling that the two remaining guards were in the Tomb of Ancient Kings and Room of Harmonic Convergence, it is not guaranteed.

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 07:11:43 PM »
Golden Cup of Belshazzar is another episode that began in S1, L1 and then had a run that was taped in S1, L5.

Encountered Guards: Cave of Sighs, Treasure Room
Number of Unencountered Guards: 1
Rooms Not Entered: Pirate's Cove, Dungeon, Tomb of Ancient Kings, Swamp

Notes: Past beliefs included that the team should have been lead from the Treasure Room to the Swamp, since there was the sound effect upon opening the treasure chest. Also note that during Olmec's temple overview, the block covering the ladder to the Dungeon in the Pirate's Cove is already up, possibly suggesting that the team was supposed to go up from the bottom floor to the Pirate's Cove.

My Thoughts: This path, like the Blackbeard Treasure Map's run, is hard to discern. The Room of Harmonic Convergence appeared to be a dead end, and Sean made it seem as if there was no way out of the Treasure Room. I think that the team was meant to go down into the Swamp and then back up to the Shrine, similarly to the Broken Wing of Icarus path.

-- This team had 1.5 pendants. No one has yet been able to find the other half pendant in this run, but it was very common for the half pendant to be placed in the room directly prior to the room housing the final guard. If the half pendant is identified, that could help suggest where the final guard was.

-- The remaining guard could have very easily been in any of the unentered rooms. However, in the image below, courtesy video posted on youtube.com by ChargerTheWolf, there could be a temple guard behind the netting in the Swamp laying down with his head facing the back, left corner of the room. This photo was taken during Olmec's temple overview. I am skeptical myself, and perhaps my eyes are playing tricks on me, but it could be the final guard. Having the final guard being in the Swamp would slightly mimic the layout from "Silver Saddle Horn of Hannibal," so it would not be completely out of the ordinary to have the final guard in the Swamp.



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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 12:47:25 PM »
I'm going to finish the S1, L5 runs, so I'm going to skip ahead to the "Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth."

Encountered Guards: Observatory, Room of Harmonic Convergence
Number of Unencountered Guards: 1
Rooms not Entered: Cave of Sighs

Since there was only one room not entered and one guard remaining, it should be obvious that the Cave of Sighs held the last guard. Also, during the prize announcement sequence, there is a brief moment where the Cave of Sighs is shown. It is partially cropped off and dark, but there is a faint glint below the lowest ledge in the Cave of Sighs, which I boxed in red, that I believe was the temple guard's headdress. Photo courtesy video posted on youtube.com by ChargerTheWolf.



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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 02:42:26 PM »
To continue with the S1, L5 episodes, next will be "Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte."

Encountered Guards: Room of Harmonic Convergence, Heart Room
Number of Unencountered Guards: 1
Rooms Not Entered: Pirate's Cove, Dungeon, Tomb of Ancient Kings, Bottom Floor of Cave of Sighs

Notes: Past beliefs included that the team would have been given multiple open doors from the Shrine, allowing for a potentially avoidable guard in the Dungeon or Pirate's Cove. Some people believed that the final guard was in the Tomb of Ancient Kings, the room directly prior to the artifact.


My Thoughts: There are many things to consider about this run. First of all, this team earned 1.5 pendants, meaning that there was a half-pendant somewhere in the temple. The half pendant was usually located in the room directly next to the room with the final guard. I may have found the half pendant for this run, in the Room of the Harmonic Convergence. Photo courtesy video posted on youtube.com by ChargerTheWolf:




-- If that is the half pendant, then the team would have only come across it had both teammates taken the bottom floor path. In that case, they would have come across the two guards in the Room of Harmonic Convergence and the Heart Room. However, if both players took the upper path (like Teri-Kay did), then they would have bypassed the guard in the Room of Harmonic Convergence and would not have needed to find the half pendant. It is the same reasoning as was seen in the "Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King" run: the team only would have come across the half pendant in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers if both players began on the bottom of the central shaft. However, if both players went directly to the King's Storeroom, they would have bypassed both the half pendant and the Tomb of the Headless Kings guard.

-- There is a possibility that the final guard was in any of the unentered rooms: The Pirate's Cove, Dungeon, and Tomb of Ancient Kings. However, there is also a chance that the last guard was in the bottom of the Cave of Sighs. Neither player began by going straight into the Cave of Sighs, and there aren't any clear shots of the bottom of the Cave of Sighs, either during the temple rundown or the final credits. I think that the Cave of Sighs is still up for consideration.

-- If that is the half pendant and the half pendant was, indeed, one room prior to the final guard, then the last guard would have been in a room before the Heart Room. The only room that meets this qualification is the Cave of Sighs, since the team did not go into the lowest level of the Cave. It is possible that the Cave of Sighs guard only captured a contestant if they began by entering through the bottom of the room.

-- At the end of the run, when time ran out, the door from the Shrine of the Silver Monkey to the Tomb of Ancient Kings opened, suggesting that that shortcut would have been accessible. Also, during the credits, the middle golden door in the Tomb of Ancient Kings appears to have been slightly ajar. That could be a sign that a guard was there, albeit a very small chance.


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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 05:44:14 PM »
I definitely don't think the last guard was in the Cave of Sighs. We should've been able to see the half-pendant if that was the case, since that would've meant 3 guards into 4 rooms of the temple, similar to "The Treasure of Anne Bonny".

I think the last guard was in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. It was there to create a "one room away" guard for the team like it did with the "Dragon Lady" run. So unless the second runner found the half-pendant, this run would've probably ended in triple capture.

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 05:58:42 PM »
I definitely don't think the last guard was in the Cave of Sighs. We should've been able to see the half-pendant if that was the case, since that would've meant 3 guards into 4 rooms of the temple, similar to "The Treasure of Anne Bonny".

But then there was "Elizabeth I's Golden Ship", which featured three guards in four rooms. The half pendant wasn't in plain sight in that run either, although some people suppose it was on the floor of the Heart Room.

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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 12:12:59 PM »
To continue with S1, L5, next up is "Oracle Bowl of Delphi."

Encountered Guards: Room of the Three Gargoyles, Swamp
Number of Unencountered Guards: 1
Room not Entered: Heart Room, Treasure Room, Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Notes: There were several ideas given in the other topic about where the final guard was in this run. Some people suggested that the Heart Room would have served as a "double whammy," housing both a temple guard and a dead end. Other people believed that either the Shrine or the Treasure Room held the final guard.

My Thoughts: This team earned two pendants in the temple games, so there isn't a half pendant to help determine where the last guard was. Another thing to consider is that the guard in the Gargoyle Room was not forced, so it is not imperative that the remaining guard had to be avoidable also.

-- Aside from Olmec's temple rundown, there weren't any camera angles showing any of the rooms in question to help identify any idiosyncrasies that would point to where the final guard was.

-- There was a pattern to the temple guard placements in the Season 1 Observatory runs. Two of the other Observatory runs in Season 1 (Star of Sultan Saladin and Belly Button of Buddha) were solo victories that featured one encountered guard in the inner temple, one avoidable guard in an entrance room, and one avoidable guard in either the far left corner of the temple or in the Heart Room. Maybe, like these two runs, there were two avoidable guards in the Oracle Bowl of Delphi (entrance room and Heart Room), allowing for another potential solo victory. But then, there was also Alexander and the Gordian Knot, which featured two forced captures in the bottom floor. The last guard in this run was either in the other entrance room (avoidable), the Heart Room (avoidable), or the Treasure Room (forced). Perhaps, like the Gordian Knot layout, the Oracle Bowl of Delphi was structured to have two forced guards in the inner temple.

-- If you look at the other five episodes from the S1, L5 layout, all of the them featured two forced guards. In "Blackbeard's Treasure Map," the two remaining guards were most likely in the Room of Harmonic Convergence and either the Shrine or Tomb of Ancient Kings. In the "Golden Cup of Belshazzar," had the team needed to head down into the Swamp, then the Treasure Room guard and the final unencountered guard would both have been forced. In "Ponce de Leon and the Lost Fountain of Youth," the two encountered guards were forced. In the "Treasure Map of Jean Lafitte," the Heart Room guard was forced. The last guard was probably in one of the unentered rooms. In the "Paintbrush of Leonardo da Vinci," the Observatory guard was forced, and the last guard had to have been in one of the unentered rooms as well. Given the nature of these other episodes' temple guard placements, it seems as though the "Oracle Bowl of Delphi" guards would also be placed in a way where two guards were forced, since temple guard placements and path difficulties tended to be similar across the same production days.
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Re: Temple Guard Locations
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 03:48:22 PM »
I always thought the third guard in the "Oracle Bowl of Delphi" run was in the Treasure Room. Since there were a lot of Season 1 runs where there was a temple guard placed one room away from the artifact.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 04:25:23 PM »
I always thought the third guard in the "Oracle Bowl of Delphi" run was in the Treasure Room. Since there were a lot of Season 1 runs where there was a temple guard placed one room away from the artifact.

That wouldn't surprise me. There were a number of episodes that featured guards together in the Swamp and Treasure Room spaces. If that placement held true in "Oracle Bowl," then that would satisfy both that pattern, as well as the "final guard one room away" pattern.

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 06:31:06 PM »
I agree, the last temple guard had to be in the Treasure Room. It is only fitting for it to be one room away from the artifact, which always seemed like the case in Season 1. So it probably wouldn't have been a bad idea for the Purple Parrots to start off in the Gargoyle Room as it would've made a shorter path for the second runner to cover. But Jackie was pathetic, so it did no good at the end of the day.