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« on: October 28, 2006, 01:21:08 PM »
*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 walking down the steps of the Temple*

Olmec: And here he is now.

Kirk: Thank you everyone. Hello Teams. Hello Olmec. Welcome to Legends of the Hidden Temple. The rooms are filled with lost treasures that are 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 Legend of the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary.

Kirk: Ok, the Legend is set, and one of these six teams will have the chance to retrieve the Melted Lantern. 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: Before you lies stones in the moat. When Kirk gives the signal, the first player will step on a stone. Some stones will stay afloat, but other stones will sink. If you step on a sinking stone or fall into the moat, you must start over from the beginning. Once the second player is on the other side, they must run over and 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: Okay, teams are you ready?!

*the teams cheer*

Kirk: Olmec, are you ready?!

Olmec: Lets Rock!

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

(Event occurs)

Kirk: We have our four teams. Our players got wet along the way, but we do have our four teams. Going on to the Steps of Knowledge are the Purple Parrots! (applause) The Green Monkeys! (applause) The Blue Barracudas! (applause) And the Red Jaguars! (applause) Orange Iguanas and Silver Snakes gave it a great effort. There not going away empty handed. We got some nice prize for them, and here's what it is.

*35mm Camera*

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 01:27:11 PM »
Kirk: As the quest continues, it?s now time for Olmec to tell us about the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary. Guys pay close attention because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to Olmec's Temple.

Olmec: She was declared the scapegoat of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Her name was Catherine O?Leary. Born in Ireland, she and husband Patrick moved to America to make a living as farmers. One Sunday night, according to legend, Catherine went out into the  barn to look for something. She place her lantern on the floor next to her cow. Suddenly a noise startled the cow and it kicked the lantern over starting the fire. The fire spread over 2,000 acres of land, burning anything in its sight. The fire eventually ended Tuesday with nothing but ashes from the buildings. When the fire ended, all that was left in the O?Leary?s home was a melted lantern, the same lantern that stared the fire. Your quest is to find the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary and bring it back here.

Kirk: Can you tell us where the lantern is Olmec?

*Camera shows the Lantern, and zooms out to show its location*

Olmec: The Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary can be found in The Swamp.

Kirk: Teams, you are standing on the Steps of Knowledge. In a minute, Olmec will ask you a question about the legend you just herd. If you think you know the answer, stomp down on the ancient marking in front of you. 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 will be one step closer to Olmec?s Temple. (To Olmec) Olmec, we are now ready for your first question.

Olmec: Where did the fire take place: Chicago, New?

(The Red Jaguars ring in.)

Red Jaguars: Chicago.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Red Jaguars move down to the second step.)

Olmec: According to the legend, when did the fire started: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

(The Red Jaguars ring in.)

Red Jaguars: Saturday.

Olmec: Incorrect.

(The Green Monkeys ring in.)

Green Monkeys: Sunday

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Green Monkeys move down to the second step.)

Olmec: What is the first name of Mrs. O?Leary: Beth, Catherine, or Marsha?

(The Blue Barracudas ring in.)

Blue Barracudas: Catherine.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Blue Barracudas move down to the second step.)

Olmec: What adjective was used to describe the Chicago fire: Horrible, Frightening, or Great?

(The Blue Barracudas ring in.)

Blue Barracudas: Great.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Blue Barracudas move down to the third step.)

Olmec: According to the legend, when did the fire end: Monday?

(The Purple Parrots ring in.)

Purple Parrots: Tuesday.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Purple Parrots move down to the second step.)

Olmec: If you are a scapegoat, you are: being stalked, being blamed, or becoming king?
(The Blue Barracudas ring in.)

Blue Barracudas: Being blamed.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Blue Barracudas reaches the bottom step.)

Kirk: Nice job Blue Barracudas! Your going to the temple games. We are looking for one more team. (To Olmec) Next question Olmec.

Olmec: Where was Catherine born?

(The Green Monkeys ring in.)

Green Monkeys: Chicago.

Olmec: That is not one of our three choices. The three choices are: Ireland, England?

(The Purple Parrots ring in.)

Purple Parrots: Ireland.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Purple Parrots move down to the third step.)

Olmec: What is the name of Catherine?s husband: Rob?

(The Purple Parrots ring in.)

Purple Parrots: Patrick.

Olmec: That is correct.

(The Purple Parrots reaches the bottom step.)

Kirk: These two team are moving on to the Temple Games. They are the Blue Barracudas and the Purple Parrots. Red Jaguars and Green Monkeys gave it a great try, and they are not going home empty handed. We got a prize for both of them, and here it is.

*$50 Savings Bond from Air Heads*

Kirk: *only the Blue Barracudas & Purple Parrots are present* These two teams will play for the right to enter Olmec?s Temple right after this.

*commercial break*

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 01:31:46 PM »
Kirk: Welcome back to Legends! Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest. But before we get started, let?s get to know our team players. On the Blue Barracudas, we have Joey. He owns three pet snakes and his favorite subject is science. And his partner Abby is an artist and a summer-time surfer. Let?s hear it for the Blue Barracudas!

*Applause*

Kirk: And on the Purple Parrots, we have Skip. He is a big fan of horror movies and wants to be an actor. And his partner Jasmine is a rollerblader and wants to be a teacher. Let?s hear it for the Purple Parrots!

*Applause*

Kirk: Ok teams, go set up for your games, and I?ll tell you what?s going to happen. (To audience) In the temple games, teams are competing to win Pendants of Life. They need those pendants to protect themselves from the dreaded temple guards as they make their way through the temple. There are three temple games. (To Olmec) Olmec, tell us about temple game number one.

Olmec: Everyone tried to escaped the Chicago fire. Today, you will do the same thing. When Kirk gives the signal, maneuver your way through the maze and escape the fiery flames. Once your out, you must perform the Stop, Drop, and Roll move to make sure the fire isn?t on you. The first player to exit the maze and perform the move, or the one that is further along after 60 seconds wins.

Kirk: FIRE! FIRE! Put 60 seconds on the clock?On Your Marks?Get Set?GO!!

(Event Occurs)

Kirk: Times up! The judges say that both were about to leave the maze, so both teams get the .5 Pendant of Life. (Applause) The next game is also worth a .5 pendant. (To Olmec) Olmec what is the next game?

Olmec: Firefighters always rescue people trapped inside a fiery building. When Kirk gives the signal, race into the building, grab a victim, get out and place him in the ambulance. Then, run in a rescue another victim. The first player to rescue all 5 of their victims, or the one that is further along at the end of 60 seconds wins.

Kirk: Help is on the way. Lets put 60 seconds on the clock?On Your Marks?Get Set?GO!!

(Event Occurs)

Kirk: Ok, Times up! Great job by both players. Lets see Joey rescued 1, 2, 3 people. And Skip saved 1, 2, 3 people as well. They both win the .5 Pendant of Life. (Applause) It is a tie with one pendant apiece, the final game is worth a full pendant. (To Olmec) Olmec, tells us about the last game?

Olmec: Mrs. O?Leary?s cow knocked over the lantern that started the fire. Before you are 8 lanterns. When Kirk gives the signal, the player beside the slingshot will try to knock over their opponents lantern. After 30 seconds, their partner are allowed to run over and reset the lanterns one at a time. The team with the most lanterns left standing after 60 seconds wins.

Kirk: This is for the Temple. Lets put 60 seconds on the clock?On Your Marks?Get Set?GO!!

(Event Occurs)

Kirk: Its Over! It almost look even. The Purple Parrots have 4 lanterns left standing, but the Blue Barracudas have 6 lanterns left standing. So they get the full Pendant of Life. (applause) Final Score: Blue Barracudas 2 pendants, Purple Parrots 1 pendant, the Blue Barracudas are going to the Temple!! Excellent job by both teams. Purple Parrots you hanged on till the end. We have a great gift for you and here it is.

*Disney DVD- The Little Mermaid*

Kirk: *only Blue Barracudas are present* The Blue Barracudas are excited about their win. Now lets see if they can get through Olmec's Temple and retrieve the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary right after this. Don?t go away!

*commercial break*

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2006, 01:37:22 PM »
Kirk: Welcome back to Legends. Joey and Abby of the Blue Barracudas have proven themselves worthy and now have earned the right to enter Olmec?s Temple. But before they get started, Olmec?s going to give them that information to help them retrieve the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary.

Olmec: You could start by running up the stairs to the Room of the Bronzed Gongs. Hit all 3 gongs and pass into the Walk of Fate. Walk on the beam across the pit to enter the Bee Hive. Pull the correct bee from it's hive to head down into the Harp Room. Pluck the correct harp string to go down, or across into the Alphabet Room. Put the words in alphabetical order and shout out the last word to open the door into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. Assemble the statue and you may be headed for the Sliver Bell Sanctuary. Ring the correct bell and you can go down into the Cargo Hold. Smash the boxes and head into Dracula's Layer. But beware the Temple Guard that may be in the coffin! Spin the dial to turn night into day, and you?ll enter the Swamp, where you can grab the Melted Lantern. If you escape you could gain access into the Throne Room. Sit on the Throne of the Pretender to open the doors. Then race through the Pit, climb through the Ledges, race down the stairs and back through the temple gate. The choices are yours and yours alone! You won 2 pendants in the temple games. Who?s going first?

Abby: I AM!!

Olmec: Very well, Abby. When Kirk gives the signal, you?ll race through the gates into the temple and make your way towards the Melted Lantern. 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 Joey?s turn to enter and try his luck. If you can reach the lantern, all the doors of the temple will instantly unlock, and the temple guards will vanish. Return through the gates with the Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded?and here?s how!

*Going into the Temple= $100 Gift Card from Toys R? Us*
*Reaching the Melted Lantern within 3 minutes= a Digital Camera*
*Making it out of the Temple with the Melted Lantern within 3 minutes= a Mexican Cruise*

Kirk: A Mexican Cruise is on the line. Lets see what happens. Team, get your mouth pieces in and Abby get in position...let's put 3 minutes on the clock...Olmec, lower your gate please.

(Olmec moans while Gate is lowered.)

Kirk: On your marks...Get set...GO!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006, 01:40:55 PM »
Name of Artifact: The Melted Lantern of Catherine O?Leary
Result: Ran out of time
Team: Blue Barracudas
Pendants won: 2
Location of Artifact: The Swamp

(Abby runs down to the Ledges. Soon, she felt someone tugging on her leg. It was a Temple Guard. She gave him the pendant and enters the Pit with 2:44 left.)

(She tries to enter the Throne Room, but the door was locked. Then she tried the Harp Room, but it was locked as well. The door to the Bee Hive was open, and she entered with 2:20 to go.)

(The first bee opened the door into the Harp Room with 2:13 left.)

(The first two strings didn?t worked, but a second Temple Guard popped out and banished her from the temple.)

Kirk: Go Joey Go!

(Following Abby?s path, he entered the Bee Hive with 1:54 to go.)

(He noticed the Alphabet room was open and goes there with 1:50 left.)

(The words ?Greedy?, ?Temple?, and ?Guards? were already in alphabetical order. So he shouted the word ?Temple? and heads into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey with 1: 39 on the clock.)

(Quickly, he assembles the statue and heads down into Dracula?s Layer with 1:20 left.)

(The third Temple Guard was in the coffin completely surprising Joey. As he gave the Temple guard the pendent, he trips and falls backwards into the Cargo Hold with 1:06 to go.)

(Completely confused he decides to go up into the Silver Bell Sanctuary with 0:46 left)

Kirk & Abby: GO THE OTHER WAY!! GO THE OTHER WAY!!

(However, Joey didn?t hear them and rings the bells and reenters the Shrine with 0:20 seconds left.)

(Now more confused than ever, he wonders around the Shrine and time expired.)

KIRK: Aw time?s up! Thanks to that dreaded Temple Guard he got lost in the Temple. And he was just one room away from the lantern, how disappointing. But, the Blue Barracudas do win the Toys R? Us Gift Card for just going in. We?ll see you next time for another great Legend of the Hidden Temple! Bye!

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006, 06:27:14 PM »
I liked it. Not to be a snob or anything, but shouldn't have Joey shouted "Temple"?

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 04:12:43 AM »
Yea, is was a typing error.  My bad.

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2006, 04:57:33 PM »
this is my first diagram: