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Title: Rediscovery EP: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 06, 2010, 06:00:54 PM
Author's Note: This is one of the episodes of my independent project, Legends: The Rediscovery.  More information on the project can be found by following this link. (http://

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The camera swerves through a thick rainforest, and after multiple turns, it eventually stops in front of an ancient temple.  The eyes of giant stone head next to the temple gate light up red as he begins to speak:
The show's logo forms as two halves of a Pendant of Life come in from the sides of the screen and merge; the show's name appears above the logo as the camera pans across the entire temple.
"With your guide, Kirk Fogg! And here he is NOW!"

On this final word, Kirk emerges from a thick patch of jungle plants and shrubs, then runs into the foreground and up a wide set of steps to greet the crowd. "Thank you! Thank you very much! Nice to see you! Thank you, 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 of his temple.  Which one are we gonna hear about today?"

Faint orange lights underneath Olmec turn on, and the camera cuts to a close-up of him as he replies:
"The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade."

"Ooh, the Missing Map of the Eureka Stockade!" Kirk says in response as the camera cuts back to him. "Well, one of these six teams will have a chance to retrieve the Missing Map.  Will it be:
"Mike and Rachel of the Red Jaguars?" the camera pans to each team in order, their first names briefly appearing at the bottom of the screen?
"Tyler and Kayla of the Blue Barracudas,
"Brandon and Tammy of the Green Monkeys,
"Ryan and Stephanie of the Orange Iguanas,
"Dan and Paraskevi of the Purple Parrots,
"Or Anthony and Lauren of the Silver Snakes?"

"They'll have to pass some physical and mental tests," Kirk says, "and in the end, one team will earn the right to enter Olmec's Temple.  But first, they have to cross the Moat, and here's how they'll do it today?
"Each team is standing in front of five swinging steps: one by itself, and then two pairs.  When I say 'Go,' one player from each team will step out onto the first step, and then he'll pick the left or right step on each of the two pairs until he makes it across.  Two of the steps are gonna sink if the player steps onto them and then he'll fall in, and then he'll have to go back and try again.  As soon as the first player's across, it's turn for his partner to make it across."
"As soon as the second player jumps down onto the deck, it's his job to run over here and hit the gong." He hits the top button on the Red Jaguars' gong? which lights up red? to demonstrate. "The first four teams to hit their gongs will be going into the next round.  Are you ready, teams?"
"YEAH!" The players all cheer and shout in response.
"Olmec, are you ready?" asks Kirk.
"Let's rock the Moat!" Olmec replies.
"All right!" Kirk says in response. "On your marks, get set, GO!"

The first players on each team rush out to the first step when Kirk shouts ?Go? and swing to the second step, but all the players except the female Blue Barracuda wrongly choose the left platform in the second row and have to go back.  However, she selects the right platform in the final row, which also sinks, so in the end, all players have to retry.  About twenty seconds into the challenge, the male Red Jaguar and Purple Parrot fall at the final step and have to restart, but the female Silver Snake correctly chooses the third step and prepares to swing out to the deck so her partner can cross.  After about twenty-seven seconds, the girl on the Blue Barracudas and the boy on the Orange Iguanas also make it across.
?It?s tough to remember where you already went,? Kirk comments after about thirty-three seconds, as the girl on the Green Monkeys (their frontrunner) and the boy on the Silver Snakes (their follow-up runner) both have to go back after sinking on the final step.  Next, the Red Jaguars and Purple Parrots get their first players across, while the male Blue Barracuda sinks on the second step his partner never chose and has to go back. ?Still waiting on the Green Monkeys? Orange Iguanas gotta go back!? The female Purple Parrot?s relative speed in comparison to her partner, and the fully-traced path in front of her, enable her to cross rapidly.  She arrives at the other side on her first try and bangs down on her team?s gong, placing first after only fifty seconds.
?All right! We got one?? the Red Jaguars also bang their gong? ?two?? the Silver Snakes? gong lights up? ?three?? One more gong sound is heard.
?That?s it! We got our four teams!? Kirk announces, and the camera switches to him high-fiving the Red Jaguars around their gong. ?The Red Jaguars!? Kirk waits for applause, and then the camera briefly shows each of the other qualifying teams, with holds for applause in between each. ?And the Orange Iguanas! And the Purple Parrots! And the Silver Snakes! The Blue Barracudas and the Green Monkeys were so close, but came up a little bit short.  They?re not going away empty-handed, we got a great gift for them and here?s what it is.? Tyler, Kayla, Brandon and Tammy will each be receiving a copy of Planet 51 on DVD.
Title: Rediscovery EP: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 06, 2010, 06:02:29 PM
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, Kirk and the four remaining teams are at the top of the Steps of Knowledge. "The quest continues, and now it's time for Olmec to tell us about the Missing Map of the Eureka Stockade.  But teams, pay attention, because your knowledge of the legend can bring you a step closer to the Temple."
Olmec begins to tell the legend:

"In the nineteenth century, a number of gold mines were discovered deep in Australia.  The discovery began a mining craze like the California Gold Rush, and the British put thousands of men to work digging out every last nugget they could find.  But everything they could find went back to the mother country, and after a while the miners had enough.
" 'They don't even need this money, mate!' shouted one disgruntled miner.
" 'I know how you feel! Whatever happened to 'finders, keepers'? And what's next? Taxation without representation? We can't even vote! We're British slaves! We need to stand up for ourselves!'
"The other miners agreed, and the Eureka Stockade began.  Flying a blue flag with a silver drawing of the Southern Cross, the rebels stood up for miners' rights and protested against actions like the murder of one of their fellow miners at the Eureka Hotel.  The British government wasn't the type to let itself be walked all over, and the rebellion was stopped? but not before the miners created a list of demands, and from these, the fight for Australian independence was born.  The Eureka Flag is now a symbol of protest for Australians, but according to legend, the original design was based on a layout map of the mines, which later found its way to the Temple.  Your quest is to retrieve the Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade and bring it back here."

"Thank you Olmec," Kirk replies as soon as Olmec finished telling the legend. "Olmec, where is the Map?"
Olmec answers:
"The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade can be found in the Pirate's Cove." The camera zooms in on a faded-looking map tacked to the front of the middle pedestal of the Pirate's Cove's outcropping, then fades back to Kirk.

"Teams," Kirk begins, "in a minute, Olmec will ask you a question.  If you think you know the answer, stomp down on that ancient marking in front of you.  If you're right, you're gonna move down to the next level, but if you're wrong or run out of time, I'm gonna give the other teams a chance to answer." Kirk starts walking down the steps at this point, then turns around to face the teams. "The first two teams to make it to the bottom step? will be one step closer to Olmec's Temple.  Olmec, we?re ready for your first question."

Olmec begins:
?Did the Eureka Stockade take place in: New Zealand, India or Aus???
Stephanie hits the marking first: ?Australia???
?Correct,? says Olmec in response.
?Nice job, Orange Iguanas, step down!? comments Kirk, and the Orange Iguanas move down to the second step. ?Next question.?

Olmec asks:
?Was the Eureka Stockade a: Siege, Rebellion or Bat???
Anthony cuts off Olmec this time: ?Rebellion???
?Silver Snakes, step down!? Kirk remarks as the Silver Snakes join the Orange Iguanas on the second step. ?Nice job, Silver Snakes! Next question, Olmec!?

Olmec now asks:
?Which of these groups were fighting for rights in Australia: Slaves, Miners or Lawyers??
While Olmec provides the third choice, Stephanie gongs in: ?Miners???
?That is correct,? Olmec replies.
?Just like that, the Orange Iguanas are now just one step away from the Temple Games!? Kirk explains as the Orange Iguanas touch the third step. ?We need two teams.  Next question, Mr. Olmec!?

Olmec asks:
?Was Australia a colony of: Great Britain, Austria or Spain??
Stephanie rings in again: ?Um? The U.K.???
There is a brief pause.
?We got our first team for the Temple Games!? announces Kirk as the Orange Iguanas jump down to the bottom step and begin celebrating. ?It?s the Orange Iguanas! We?re still looking for one more team, who?s it gonna be: the Red Jaguars, the Silver Snakes or the Purple Parrots? Olmec, next question!?

Olmec?s next question is this:
?Did the Eureka Stockade take its name from: The city the rebellion took place in, The hotel where a miner was murdered or The first place where gold was found in Australia??
For a moment, nobody attempts to ring in, but then Dan hits the marking first: ?The? uh, hotel where the miner was killed???
?Correct,? answers Olmec.
?Purple Parrots, step down!? Kirk declares, allowing the Purple Parrots to move down to the second step beside the Silver Snakes. ?The Red Jaguars can still catch up.  Let?s keep going.?

Olmec does so by asking:
?According to the legend, the original design of the Eureka Flag was based on the Missing Map.  Did this map depict: The city containing the Eureka Hotel, The capital city or The mines in the area??
After another brief hesitation by all three teams, Dan buzzes in first: ?The? uh, the mines? around the??
?That is acceptable,? Olmec replies as Dan?s voice starts to trail off.
?We?ll give it to ya, step down!? encourages Kirk, and the Purple Parrots hesitantly advance to the third level. ?Purple Parrots are now just one step away from the Temple Games! Next question, Olmec!?

Olmec asks:
?Which of these is a miner?s tool: A pitchfork, A spade or A pickax??
Dan stomps down and answers: ?A pickax???
?THAT IS CORRECT!? bellows Olmec in response, and the Purple Parrots jump down beside the Orange Iguanas at the bottom.
?That?s it! We have our two teams!? announces Kirk, who runs up the bottom step before the two teams start to congratulate one another; they do so as Kirk turns around to face the camera. ?And they are the Orange Iguanas and the Purple Parrots! Red Jaguars, Silver Snakes, c?mon down here.? The other teams move down to the third step to join Kirk. ?You two gave it a great effort too.  You?re not going away empty-handed, we got a great gift for you and here?s what it is.? Mike, Rachel, Anthony and Lauren will each be receiving a $50 U.S. Savings Bond provided by Starkist Tuna.
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, only the Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots are still with Kirk, at the bottom of the Steps. ?These two teams will be playing for the right to enter Mr. Olmec?s Temple? right after this!? The camera zooms out, then segues over to a shot of the Den of Totem Poles.  The show?s logo appears over the room and the camera fades to black for commercial.
Title: Rediscovery EP: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 06, 2010, 06:37:03 PM
When the camera fades in from commercial, the show?s title card is placed over a shot of a small waterfall among a cluster of foliage and stones in the scenery.  The pendant logo splits, the title fades into the distance and the camera segues to Kirk standing in front of the Pit of Despair with the two remaining teams.
?Welcome back to Legends!? he says. ?Now the glory goes to the fastest and the strongest, so let?s get to know our teams a bit better.? He turns to the left side of the screen to talk to the tall boy on the Orange Iguanas, with dark bangs and brown eyes. ?On the Orange Iguanas, we have Ryan.  How old are you??
?Fourteen,? he answers.
?And I understand you wanna work in the movies,? Kirk comments, referring to some writing on the index card in his hand. ?Tell me about that.?
?Well,? explains Ryan, ?I?ve been working with a camera for a few years, shooting skateboarding videos for my older brother and his friends? and I wanna keep doing that.?
?That sounds cool,? Kirk comments before moving on to Ryan?s slightly-shorter partner, a freckled girl with hazel eyes and short brown hair. ?And Stephanie, how old are you??
?Fourteen,? she replies.
?And it says here you like swimming and reading? hopefully not at the same time,? Kirk jokes, ?but you also do tae kwon do, right? Tell me about that.?
?Well, I?? Stephanie struggles to explain, ?I?ve been doing that for? four years now, and I?m close to a first-degree black belt.  Just one rank away.?
?Can you show me a move or two?? Kirk asks. ?On second thought, maybe later.? He laughs. ?Let?s hear it for the Orange Iguanas!? The audience applauds for a few seconds, and Kirk turns stage-right to talk with the Purple Parrots, starting with a slightly-taller-than-average boy with hazel eyes, freckles and short, light brown hair. ?And on the Purple Parrots, we have Dan.  How old are you, Dan??
?Fifteen,? he replies.
?And I heard you play football, but tell me about this job you have.?
?Well? um,? Dan responds, ?I?ve been working weekends at a checkout in the Aldi?s in my hometown?? He shrugs and smiles modestly.
?How long have you been doing that??
?Just a couple months, I started in the spring.?
?All right, very nice,? replies Kirk, moving to the far-right region of the screen to talk to Dan?s partner, a green-eyed girl with curly brown hair tied back in a ponytail. ?And your partner here?? Kirk?s voice trails off as he starts to laugh for some reason. ??You?re gonna have to help me out here.? He holds the microphone up to the girl?s mouth.
?Pah-rah-shkyeh-VEE,? she replies, softly rolling the R in her name.
?What language is that?? Kirk asks.
?It?s Greek,? answers Paraskevi, with no trace of a foreign accent.
?And how old are you, Paraskevi??
?And I hear you travel a lot.  Where?s your favorite place you?ve been??
?Maybe? Costa Rica, but I still like visiting my grandparents in Greece.?
?Ah, nice,? Kirk says, moving back toward the center of the screen. ?This is a traveling team, folks! Let?s hear it for the Purple Parrots!? The audience briefly applauds for the Purple Parrots.

?You guys ready to play?? asks Kirk.
?YEAH!? the players reply.
?Okay, why don?t you girls go get ready for the first Temple Game, guys go get ready for the second Temple Game,? Kirk says, pointing in different directions, and as Kirk faces the camera again, Dan and Ryan walk offscreen in one direction and Paraskevi and Stephanie in another. ?Now, in the Temple Games, each team is competing to win?" he opens a pouch and pulls out a small gold medallion to show to the camera? "these Pendants of Life.  They?re gonna 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, will you tell us about Temple Game #1??

Olmec begins:
"During the Eureka Stockade, workers began to boycott the mines and shut them down.  In this game, you will try to close some of them off.  Before you is a grid where each hole represents a mine.  When Kirk gives the signal, put a rock between your legs, grab the trapeze, swing out over the grid and drop the rock into the mine, shutting it off.  Then, swing back, grab another rock and try again.
"The first player to shut down all of their mines? or the player that's shut down the most mines in 60 seconds? wins."
The camera segues over to Kirk. "Looks like they got some rock throwin' to do, so let's get started," he says. "Let's set the clock for 60 seconds?" With a bang, a countdown clock appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen, and Kirk dashes off to the side to get out of the way of the camera. "On your mark, get set, GO!"
Ryan and Dan swing out over the grids and try to drop the first balls in the grid, but only Dan makes the grid? the ball lands in the top-left corner, scoring a point for the Purple Parrots within seconds.  After another couple attempts, however, Ryan has the top-right corner of his grid covered, while Dan has not scored a second time yet (:47).  Ryan scores yet again, however, with 39 seconds to go? this time in the bottom-center mine.
?Orange Iguanas doing great right now? let?s see if they can keep it up!? Kirk remarks as Ryan drops a ball in the center-right mine (:24). ?Purple Parrots scrambling?? Dan once again misses the grid with nineteen seconds on the clock and has to swing back again.  He finally scores for a second time with only eight seconds to go, in the bottom-center mine. ?Purple Parrots need one more to tie? can they get it in time?? Both players try to swing back, but they both miss.  Soon after, the countdown clock reaches zero and explodes, and a pattern of ceiling spotlights flashes to indicate the end of the game.
?All right, time?s up! Let?s see how they did!? Kirk announces, reappearing onscreen and running over to the area between the trapezes and the grids.  Ryan and Dan walk over. ?All right, Purple Parrots got?? he gestures to Dan?s grid? ?they filled two mines, but the Orange Iguanas filled?? he now gestures to Ryan?s grid? ?three mines! The half-Pendant goes to the Orange Iguanas!? The audience cheers for a few moments, during which Kirk high-fives Ryan before going over to where Dan is and continuing the narration. ?Don?t worry, the Purple Parrots can catch up in the next game, it?s worth a half-Pendant.  Olmec, tell us about it.?

Olmec continues:
"Sometimes it was very difficult for workers to get gold out of the mines.  It was a matter of getting gold out of a small opening, and in this game, you will need to retrieve a bag of gold that has fallen through an opening deep into the mines below.  When Kirk gives the signal, move along the path and pull on the rope below you as you maneuver it along the slot.  When you get to a hole in the slot, pull the first knot in the rope through the hole and continue on to the next hole.  At each hole, you can only pull enough of the rope to get past one knot, and you may not fall off the walkway or let go of the rope.
"The first player to reach the end of the walkway and pull the bag of gold through the space at the end? or the one that's further along at the end of 60 seconds? wins!"
"I've never seen a mine quite like this," Kirk confesses as the camera segues over to him standing in front of the girls and their equipment. "Let's put 60 seconds on the clock?" The countdown clock slams down into the bottom-right corner of the screen, and an orange half-Pendant appears in the upper-left as Kirk runs offscreen. "On your mark, get set, GO!"
Stephanie and Paraskevi carefully traverse along the walkways, which are suspended about six feet above the ground and are U-shaped.  It?s only a few seconds before the girls reach the point where the first significant hole in the board can be found; Paraskevi pulls the rope up through the hole a bit faster, though, getting the first knot through with 51 seconds remaining.  However, she stops and tries to pull a little more of the rope up through the hole before moving on, allowing Stephanie to take a slight lead.  The second knot on the rope is significantly larger than the first, and will not fit through the first hole.
?Purple Parrots thought she could get a head start, but now she?s gotta catch up!? Kirk commentates as Paraskevi starts racing after Stephanie, who?s already at the second hole (:45).  At the second hole, the girls stall a little; Stephanie nearly loses her rope and ends up having to restart the pull, while Paraskevi catches up, gets the second knot through the hole and moves on first with about 35 seconds to go.  She slows down a little, however, while making the right-angle turns that make up the far end of the U-shaped track. ?That?s a tight turn, and she?s gotta make sure she doesn?t fall off!? Stephanie finally moves on from the second hole a little after the halfway mark, but by then, Paraskevi is finishing up at the second-to-last hole (:23).
?Orange Iguanas trailing? can they catch up?? Stephanie pulls the third knot through its respective hole with a mere twelve seconds on the clock and takes off towards the final hole before the giant space at the end.  However, by then, Paraskevi is already starting to pull the final knot out.  She gets it through the fourth hole with just three seconds to go and takes off.  However, she can?t reach the giant space that marks the finish line before the clock reaches zero and explodes.  The ceiling spotlights flash, the half-Pendant on the screen disappears and Kirk runs over to declare the winner, signaling to the girls to keep the ropes in their hands for a moment.
?Time?s up! Stay right there, don?t drop the bags, let?s check it out!? Kirk calls as he runs over. ?Let me see? Purple Parrots got to the fourth hole, couldn?t quite get the bag of gold, but they were further along when time ended, so they get a half a Pendant of Life!? The audience cheers, and Kirk jokingly tries to reach up to high-five Paraskevi. ?So it?s all tied up, a half a Pendant apiece, and we go to the third and final game, it?s worth a full Pendant.  Olmec, tell us about Temple Game? #3.?

Olmec narrates:
"The Eureka Stockade took off and became a full rebellion because of how quickly news of the plans spread.  In this game, you and your partner will share a few messages secretly to see how it might've been done.  When Kirk gives the signal, one player from each team will grab a secret message, then both of you will climb up the wall.  Transfer the message over the wall, and then climb back down and place it in your bin.  Then, you'll grab another message and do it again.
"The team that transfers the most messages in 60 seconds wins."
The camera transitions over to Kirk. "Whoever wins this goes to the Temple? or it gets tied up and we go to the tiebreaker," he explains to the at-home audience. "Let's put 60 seconds on the clock?" The clock slams down in the bottom-right corner; an orange half-Pendant appears in the upper-left and a purple half in the upper-right as Kirk dashes offscreen to the left side. "On your marks, get set, GO!"
On ?Go,? the players on each team start to scale the walls separating each of them from their partner; the girls are additionally carrying a rolled-up secret message with them.  Within seconds, the boys are at the top of the walls, waiting for their partners.  Each team makes their first transfer at the :51 mark, and the boys need to climb down with their messages.
?This is close so far, it?s lookin? like a mirror image!? Kirk remarks as the boys start back down the wall with 49 seconds on the clock.  It takes a bit longer for them to climb back down, surprisingly, but Ryan makes it first, and drops the first message in the bin with forty seconds to go.  Mere seconds later, the Purple Parrots even the score and start back up the wall. ?This might be a tiebreaker? We?ll see!? Just after the halfway mark, the teams are starting down the walls again after their second trade-off; Dan touches base a little sooner than Ryan this time, but both teams score for the second time with about twenty seconds to go.
?It?s hard to call!? declares Kirk as the players start scaling the wall for the third time. ?I wonder who?s gonna make it? what do you think?? Dan and Paraskevi complete their third handoff with eleven seconds remaining, Ryan and Stephanie with nine seconds to go. ?They really gotta move if they wanna make it!? The boys scramble back down the walls much faster this time, and get the messages in the bins with three and one second(s) remaining respectively.  Shortly after, the clock explodes, the Pendant count disappears from the screen and the ceiling spotlights flash as spotters run over to free the players from their harnesses.
?Okay, that?s it!? Kirk announces, grabbing the bins and bringing them together.  The players walk over as soon as they?re free, and stand behind Kirk as he kneels down and gets ready to count up the scores. ?Let?s start with the Orange Iguanas, they got?? he takes the messages out of the bin as he counts? ?one, two? three messages.  Purple Parrots got one, two? THREE messages!? The audience cheers and applauds as the players start congratulating one another. ?It?s a tie, so they each get the full Pendant, they each have a Pendant and a half? Let?s bring in the tiebreaker pedestal!?

Two spotters roll in the tiebreaker pedestal, then walk off as the players run over to it and stand behind their respective gongs as directed by Kirk. "Okay, here are the tiebreaker rules.  In a second, Olmec will ask you a question.  If you think you know the answer, hit the gong in front of you.  You'll have three seconds to answer and I must accept your first response.  If you're right, you and your partner will be going inside the Temple, but if you're wrong or you run out of time, I'll give the other team a chance.  All clear?"
The players nod in response.
"Okay.  Olmec!" Kirk shouts. "What's the final question?"

Olmec asks:
?Which of these constellations was depicted on the Eureka Flag: Orion, Sagittarius or the Southern Cross??
Stephanie hits the gong first: ?The? Southern Cross.?
There is a pause.
?That? is? correct.?
?The Orange Iguanas are correct!? Kirk announces as the audience bursts into applause and Ryan and Stephanie hug and jump up and down. ?The Orange Iguanas are goin? to the Temple!? Ryan and Stephanie stop as the Purple Parrots walk over to congratulate them. ?The Purple Parrots gave it a gallant effort, it was a close match and I wish I could send both teams into the Temple.  But we got a great gift for them for playing, here?s what it is.? Dan and Paraskevi will each be receiving Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime and Megatron action figures.
When the camera cuts away from the consolation prize, only Kirk and the Orange Iguanas are present, and all three of them are standing behind the tiebreaker pedestals. ?They broke the tie, and now we?ll see if the Orange Iguanas can make it through Olmec?s Temple, retrieve that Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade,? says Kirk, ?right after this!? The camera zooms in on the mouth of the cannon in the Cannon Room; the show?s logo appears and the camera fades to commercial.
Title: Rediscovery EP: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 06, 2010, 06:40:26 PM
Right after commercial, the camera fades in to a close-up of the Temple Gate with the show's logo superimposed over it.  The Pendant of Life splits into two halves which disappear off the sides of the screen as the title shrinks into the distance, and then the camera segues to a shot of Kirk standing in front of the Temple's stairs, with Ryan and Stephanie to his right. "Welcome back to Legends!" he says to the camera. "The Orange Iguanas broke the tie, and have proven themselves worthy and now have earned the right to enter the Temple.  But first, Olmec's gonna give them some information to help them retrieve the Missing Map? of the Eureka Stockade."
Olmec begins to give the rundown:
"You could start by running up to the Room of the Ancient Masks.  Push in the correct mask, and pass into the Pit of Despair.  There you must choose your next path.  You could race up into the Observatory, read the instructions on the far wall with the telescope and follow the instructions to open the door to the Central Dock.  Assemble the ship, and pass into the Den of Totem Poles.  Turn all the faces forward; that may take you below or lead you into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey! Assemble the statue, and you may be headed toward the Pirate's Cove! Next, you might climb down into the Graveyard of Ships.
"Stand on the correct grave to go upstairs? but beware the Temple Guard that might be haunting one of the graves! Or, plow through the wall and into the Viper's Nest.  Reach into the snake jars and find the key, and you'll enter the Bamboo Forest! If you escape, you might have a chance to enter the Cannon Room.  Load the three cannonballs into the cannon, and if the correct door is unlocked, you can crawl back through the Pit and finally climb through the Cave, rrrrace down the STAIRS and back through the Temple Gate.  The choices are yours and yours alone!" Olmec pauses for a second. "You won 1 ? Pendants in the Temple Games.  Who's going first?"
"I am," says Stephanie.
"Very WELL, Stephanie!" replies Olmec as Kirk hands out the Pendants of Life. "When Kirk gives the signal, you'll race through the gates into the Temple and make your way towards the Missing Map.  Hidden inside the Temple are three secret passages that may lead you to the Bamboo Forest, as well as 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'll be Ryan's turn to enter and try his luck.  Hidden somewhere in the Temple is the other half of your Pendant.  If you can find it and you're carrying the other half, you will get an extra life.  If you reach the Map, all the doors of the Temple will instantly unlock, and the Temple Guards will vanish.  Return through the gates with the Missing Map of the Eureka Stockade in three minutes, and you will both be handsomely rewarded? and here's how!"
?   For just getting into the Temple, they're both going to get a Schwinn Mesa mountain bike.
?   If they grab the Map within three minutes, they're both going to get an Xzibit Video Game Rocker, provided by Dreamseat.
?   And if they can get the Map out of the Temple before three minutes is up, they'll both be going on a Caribbean cruise! Nickelodeon at Sea, aboard the Norwegian Epic, offers two pools and volleyball and basketball courts, day trips to different islands and meet and greets with your favorite Nick characters! Fun for the whole family! Nickelodeon at Sea, by Norwegian Cruise Line!

"Let's see if we can get these Orange Iguanas on that cruise!" Kirk remarks before turning to Ryan. "But before we get started, Ryan, I wanna know: How do you think you're gonna get to the Maps?"
"Well, we're gonna go up, and try to go across? across the Pit? Hopefully we can just go across the top, but if that doesn't work? we're just gonna try and find the fastest way we can get there."
"All right, then let's get started!" Kirk replies. "Let's see if that works out.  Stephanie, get into position.  Put your mouthpieces in.  Set the clock for three minutes." The clock appears onscreen. "Lower the gate, Olmec!"
Olmec groans gutturally as he lowers the gate; the faint orange lights under him are turned off.
"On your mark, get set, GO!"

?There she goes! Up into the Temple!? Kirk declares as Stephanie runs up the first stairwells and into the Room of the Ancient Masks. ?She?s gotta hit a mask to open the right door!? Without much hesitation, she pushes in the mask stage-right of the door in the back of the room, then goes over to the stage-left mask on the back wall.  This second mask opens the doors leading out of the room, and Stephanie runs down to the Pit of Despair entrance with 2:46 remaining.  She briefly looks over at Kirk and Ryan, then starts across the closer-to-the-foreground of the two catwalks connecting the side ledges of the Pit. ?She?s gotta find a door that?s open, she?s got three ways to go? let?s see what opens!? After a careful walk to the other ledge, Stephanie runs over to the Observatory door and hits its actuator, only to have it not open.  She then goes back and tries the Central Dock door, but again, it doesn?t open. ?Oh, they wanted to go up but they?re heading into the Lost Trea? I mean, into the Ancient Cannon Room!? Stephanie sits down on the tip of the ledge and slides off it into the pit, and then tries the Cannon Room door.  This door opens, and she into the Cannon Room on her knees (2:29).  She stands up and starts to look for the cannonballs, but something emerges from the front-right corner of the room before she can really get to work?
?TEMPLE GUARD!? shouts Kirk. ?The Temple Guard? give him the Pendant!? Stephanie struggles for a few seconds trying to get the Pendant of Life off of her wrist, but eventually hands it over to the Temple Guard, prompting him to make his way towards the back of the room and exit (2:23).  In the meantime, Stephanie starts to look around for the cannonballs she needs to load into the cannon.  She quickly finds two and brings them to the cannon one at a time, then spends a couple seconds looking for the last one (2:12).  The cannon is fully loaded a few seconds later; the tip of the fuse lights up and a shaft of light infiltrates the room from above, showing Stephanie the proper exit.
?Looks like she?s going up! Up to the Room of the Center Docks!? remarks Kirk as Stephanie climbs up the ladder and enters the Central Dock. ?Two minutes! Two-minute warning!? Once in the room, she goes to the back to tuck the two masts in her right elbow and the crow?s nest in her left hand, then brings them back to the ship lying in front of the ladder. ?She grabs all three? all right Stephanie!? Stephanie completes the ship soon after, and with a flash, the curtain in the back of the room shoots up, revealing the ladder leading upward (1:45).  She moves towards the back of the room and climbs on up into the Observatory. ?This room, she?s gotta use the telescope?? Stephanie puts an eye up to the lens of the telescope and turns using the focusing knobs on either side; during this, the camera cuts over to the writing on the far wall which she is trying to read: ?Switch the Sun and Jupiter? (1:30).  Soon after, she stands up and goes over to the two altars in the front of the room. ?I think she knows what?s she?s gotta do now!? She takes the Sun model from the back of the stage-left altar and then takes the Jupiter model from the back of the right altar.  Quickly she switches their positions, and the passageway leading to the Den of Totem Poles opens up.  Stephanie leaves the altars and races down into the room, but right after she arrives, the second Temple Guard emerges from the back door and takes her away.
?Oh, Temple Guard! Go Bryan!? remarks Kirk, sending Ryan into the Temple with 1:17 on the clock. ?He?s gotta pick up where Stephanie left off?? Ryan races through the Room of the Ancient Masks and quickly jumps down into the Pit of Despair, then crawls through to the Cannon Room with exactly a minute to go. ?About a minute left?!? From the Cannon Room, Ryan climbs up the ladder to the Central Dock.  While in the room, he grabs the half-Pendant attached to the back wall at the stage-left edge of the doorway leading to the Observatory ladder (0:49). ?Is that? He?s got the other half-Pendant!? The audience cheers louder as Ryan heads up into the Observatory, then runs down the stairwell into the Den of Totem Poles, entering the room with forty-one seconds left.
?He?s just two rooms away from the Map! Can he do it?? narrates Kirk as Ryan looks around the room for a couple seconds, going over to the Shrine door. ?He?s gotta? turn all the faces on the totem poles! Turn them towards us!? Ryan looks over at Kirk for a moment, then kneels down in front of the stage-left totem pole and gets to work turning the faces around (0:34).  It takes a few seconds for him to properly turn each of the three faces on the pole from the bottom up, but he finishes it with 21 seconds to go. ?He?s gotta go turn the other one now?!? Ryan runs across to the stage-right totem pole and gets to work there. ?After this, he?ll be only one room away!? Ryan aligns the faces on the right pole a little faster than on the left pole, and finishes with nine seconds on the clock. ?He?s got it, into the Silver Monkey!? Ryan runs into the Shrine of the Silver Monkey and grabs the torso and head of the statue.  He places the torso on the pedestal in the front of the room before realizing his mistake, but time runs out before he can grab the base from the back of the room.
?Ough, time?s up, and they were just one room away!? Kirk laments, Stephanie at his side. ?But they still had to put a monkey together? They were so close, and they both gave it a great effort? Stephanie cleared out a major path, and they still get the mountain bikes just for playing.  But we gotta get outta here.  Check us out next time for more adventure and another great Legend of the Hidden Temple! Buh-bye!? Kirk and Stephanie wave to the camera; various patches of foliage around the set and a bubbling pool at the edge of the Moat are shown, along with Ryan?s return to the foreground, as the credits roll.
Title: Rediscovery EP: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Post by: The Ancient Warrior on August 06, 2010, 06:42:42 PM
Episode Summary
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Name of Artifact: The Missing Map from the Eureka Stockade
Season: 3
Layout: 2 (12 overall)
Result: Failed acquisition
Team: Orange Iguanas
Pendants Won: 1 ?
Location of Artifact: The Pirate's Cove


I'd have to say the Temple Games were the highlight of this episode rather than the Temple Run.  The teams took too long for my tastes at the Moat (could it really have been that hard to remember how your partner crossed the sinking steps?), although the Steps of Knowledge were a fair round.  The Orange Iguanas and Purple Parrots ended up in a close match in the Temple Games, which made creative use of the "cover the grid," "tethered item" and "trading over the wall" games.  After three games, the score was a tiebreaker, and predictably, the Orange Iguanas beat out the Purple Parrots and were going on to the next round.

The Temple Run, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired, as did just about every episode in Layout XII.  The configuration certainly wasn't the worst the show had ever seen, but it forced the team to scale the entire central shaft and pass through the Den of Totem Poles, easily one of the most time-consuming rooms of Season 3.  Ryan, the second runner, took more time than average in this room, hurting his team's chances.  His partner Stephanie made the smart move of grabbing all three parts she needed to complete the ship in the Central Dock, but she clearly hesitated in multiple other rooms, such as the Cannon Room.  It also didn't help that she got taken out in her sixth room, which made this setup a tad more difficult than usual.  Either way, time ran out a room or two before the Pirate's Cove; Ryan didn't even have enough time to really get started on the monkey.

Trivia and Records:
The Steps of Knowledge featured Olmec telling a team "That is acceptable" for the first time? the response became his standard "close enough" line for the rest of Season 3.