The Marble Armrest of Xerxes

Production Number

3-12 (92)


November 21, 1995

Winning Team

Green Monkeys


Noelle & Pat

Artifact Location

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


Previous Episode

The Bent Shaving Pan of Jedediah Smith

Next Episode

The Smashed Printing Plate of Frederick Douglass

The Marble Armrest of Xerxes is the 92nd episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple

The Moat

In this Moat, Hanging above it is a ancient rope wall. The contestants must climb across. If one player falls into the water, both must start over. When both players crossed the wall and both players' feet touch the ground, they can run over and ring the gong.

The Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Orange Iguanas 0:19
2nd Purple Parrots 0:21
3rd Green Monkeys 0:25
4th Red Jaguars 0:26

The Steps of Knowledge

One of the most powerful rulers of the ancient world was Xerxes, emperor of Persia. In 480 BC, he launched on of the biggest invasions against Greece. In preparation, he built a canal to avoid a reef and a floating bridge to avoid fast currents. However, the bridge was destroyed as it was finished by a powerful storm. Xerxes demanded the water to be whipped as soon as the storm was over. To assert his power over the water, Xerxes had another bridge built using Ships and a paved a road over them. The Greeks lured the more numerous Persian's into a trap and smashed them. Xerxes fled so fast that he left his throne and all was left was one armrest. The Marble Armrest could be found in the Chamber of the Sacred Markers.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Choices Result
Xerxes was the ruler of what empire?
  • Persia
Purple Parrots (2 Steps left)
What Country did Xerxes invade?
  • Greece
Purple Parrots (1 Step left)
What did Xerxes build to protect his sailing fleet?
  • Two Mile Long Canal
Purple Parrots (Advanced to Temple Games)
What did Xerxes do to the water when his bridge was destroyed?
  • Slash the water 300 times
Orange Iguanas (2 Steps left)
After the bridge was destroyed, Did Xerxes build ...?
  • A Library
  • A Summer House
  • Another Bridge
Green Monkeys (2 Steps Left)
Where did Xerxes flee when his army was beaten?
  • Persia
Green Monkeys (1 Step Left)
Which of these did Xerxes leave behind when he fled the Greeks?
  • His Throne
Green Monkeys (Advanced to the Temple Games)

The Temple Games

The Purple Parrots consist of Candace who collects Racers, plays Soft ball and the saxaphone and Levi Turney, hwo is a Comic collector and owns five Hamsters owner. The Green Monkeys consists of Noelle, who collects rocks and seashells and has a horse wildfire named and Pat, who likes soccer and track and collects basketball cards.

Sinking Steps

For the first game, Noelle and Candace had to walk across a series of platforms(in this case, ships). If a platform sinks, they must start over. The first person to make across without sinking or farthest along wins. Noelle was closer to completion and won the half pendant. 

Colored Rocks

Pat and Levi have to throw rocks into their opponents hole. They can block but only shoot their own color rocks(Red for Levi, Dark blue for Pat). Highest score wins. Pat ran out of rocks, giving Levi the slight edge and The Purple Parrot won 7 to 6.


For the final game, the contestants have to clear boulders. The contestants must grab a boulder and throw it above them on the shoot. When it tumbles down, their partner must catch it and place it in the ben. The team with the most boulders in the bin after 60 seconds win. Both throwers struggled, but both teams scored 2 each. 


The tiebreaker question what was Xerxes' throne made of? The Bones of Greeks, Marble, or Driftwood? After a slight stumble, The Green Monkeys rang in first and correctly answered Marble, sending them to the Temple.

The Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Tiebreaker
Green Monkeys Won Lost Tied Won
Purple Parrots Lost Won Tied Lost

The Temple Run

Noelle headed into the temple at a sluggish pace. She started into the crypt but headed into the ledges after pulling only one book. In the pit, Noelle slide off the pendulum and wasted time trying to climb back up instead of realizing she could knock it down with her bare hands. Eventually Noelle pushed it down and entered the tomb of the ancient Kings and met her first guard.
Marble Armrest Half Pendant

Noelle in the Jester's Court.

Noelle continued on the bottom floor and was eventually taken out of the Quicksand bog. Pat, despite being faster, lacked the time to make further progress. Time expired as he was climbing the Pharaoh's secret passage.
Lost in the pharaohs tunnel

Pat climbing pharaoh's tunnel

Temple Run Results

The Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Ran out of Time
Temple Guard Locations

The Tomb of the Headless Kings

The Quicksand Bog

Half Pendant Location The Jester's Court

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