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The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta
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Production Number

3-05 (85)

Airdate

November 10, 1995

Team

Green Monkeys

Contestants

Andrea & Shaun

Artifact Location

The Quicksand Bog

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout

XV

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The Lion-Slashed Jacket of Sacagawea (Production Order)

The Lion-Headed Bracelet of Chandragupta is the 85th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

One person on each team must push their partner, who is on top of an "ancient raft" to the other side. If the player on the raft fell off or touched their partner, they must start over.

Moat Results
Place Team Time
1st Silver Snakes 0:16
2nd Red Jaguars 0:17
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:18
4th Green Monkeys 0:19

Steps of Knowledge

One of the greatest warriors of ancient India was Chandragupta, the first Indian emperor. In 323 B.C., he raised an army of over half a million men and conquered one of the largest empires in history. But Chandragupta never thought he'd be emperor. As a young man, he was a cattle herder, and legend has it that one night, as he slept in the fields with his friend, Jamba, and the herd, he felt a nudge.

"Leave me alone, Jamba! Is not time to get up yet."

"What're you talking about? I'm over here."

"Chandragupta felt warm breath on his cheek and the nuzzle of a moist nose."

"Daisy, go away. Is not time for milking."

But if it were Daisy, his favorite cow, he would've heard her cow bell. Suddenly he sat full upright, and found himself nose-to-nose with an enormous lion. Terrified, he whispered to Jamba:

"'Jamba, help me, quickly."

But just then the lion bowed his head to Chandragupta, and strolled away.

"It is a sign! He who the lion salutes is destined to be king!"

Indeed, the prophecy came true. Chandragupta adopted the figure of a lion for his golden bracelet which, years later, found its way to the Temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
What country did Chandragupta live in?
  • China
  • India
Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was Chandragupta the first Indian…?
  • Missionary
  • Emperor
Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)
Before becoming emperor, was Chandragupta…?
  • A Cattle Herder
Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these continents is India part of?
  • Asia
  • Africa
Green Monkeys (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
How many men did Chandragupta gather for his army?
  • Half a Million
Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
According to our legend, what was the name of Chandragupta's favorite cow?
  • Daisy
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Green Monkeys are Andrea, who wants to be an astronaut and enjoys swimming, and Shaun, who has a top three in sports consisting of rollerblading, swimming and street hockey. The Silver Snakes are Katie, who plays the clarinet and has a dog named Rascal, and Matthew, who plays ice hockey and wants to get a degree in law from the University of Michigan.

Chandragupta's Empire (Olmec Wheels)

Chandragupta built one of the largest empires in history by conquering neighboring countries. When Kirk gave the signal, Andrea and Katie each had to climb up onto their wheels and adjust their weight to make the wheels spin. Each full rotation would represent one country conquered. If either player fell off, the spotters would stop the wheel so she can get back on and start spinning again. The player who conquered the most countries in 60 seconds won. Katie beat Andrea 13-9, awarding Katie a half pendant of life.

Rolling Across Asia (Rolling Hollow Wheels)

Chandragupta's armies rolled across most of Asia to curate the largest empires in history. Shaun and Matthew had to roll across Asia just like Chandragupta. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to roll his wheel as quickly as possible to the first border of the empire and then roll back to the other border. The team to touch the most borders in 60 seconds won. Both players tied with seven borders touched, awarding each of them a half pendant of life.

Chandragupta's Spies (Trampoline Web)

To maintain control over the empire, Chandragupta started a complex network of spies who used to pass secret scrolls to each other. Before each team stood a secret web where the Indian spies would hide their scrolls. At the top, the blue scrolls are the most secretive and worth two points while the lower ones (which are brown) are worth one point. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to run forward, launch him/herself toward the net, grab a scroll, drop down and place it in his/her team's bin. The team to gather all their scrolls or the team with the most points in 60 seconds won. Neither team gathered all their scrolls, so Kirk had to count up the teams' points. The Green Monkeys beat the Silver Snakes 8-7, awarding the Green Monkeys a full pendant of life, sending them to Olmec's Temple with 1½ pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Green Monkeys Lost Tied Won 1½ Pendants
Silver Snakes Won Tied Lost 1 Pendant

Temple Run

Andrea was a smart player, and she knew what to do in every room. It is a good thing she knew what she was doing, as she had to pass through seven rooms herself on the way to the artifact. In the King's Storeroom, she found the half pendant, and then signaled it to her partner in case he would need to go in--another smart move. She made it all the way to the bracelet with forty-four seconds remaining, and finished off the solo victory with six seconds to spare. She and her partner both won a trip to San Diego for their efforts through the show.

Temple Run Results
Victory Yes (0:06 left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations The Room of the Ancient Warriors
Half Pendant Location The King's Storeroom

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Trivia

  • This is one of the only episodes where the bar making contestants slide down does not appear in the Ledges meaning they could walk down the slide.
  • This is one of the two episodes in Season 3 where the contestants never touch the Crypt in any point of the run. The other was The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass.
  • In the King's Storeroom, the door to the Room of the Ancient Warriors was supposed to open after Andrea completed her objective but it did not. However, she managed to manually push the door down with her foot.
  • This is the first episode where the phases "Open Sesame" and "Klaatu Barada Nikto" were said in the Room of the Secret Password.
    • This is the only episode where the objective in the Room of the Secret Password was completed by saying "Klaatu Barada Nikto".
  • Andrea is the only female contestant who was able to grab an artifact placed in the Bottom Corner before time expired.
  • This episode features the second and final time a member of Green Monkeys does a Solo Run. The first being Jason in The Broken Wing of Icarus. However, this was the only time that the Green Monkeys was able to do a Solo Run and win the Grand Prize as Jason was behind Olmec when time expired.
  • This is the first episode in Season 3 where the Green Monkeys win the Grand Prize, making them the first team to have a Grand Prize win in all three seasons.
  • Kirk Fogg does not sign off to the viewers at the end of the episode. In other words, he did not say something like, "Join us up again next time for another great legend of the hidden temple. Bye-bye!"

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