The Marble Armrest of Xerxes

Production Number

3-12 (92)


September 4, 1995

Winning Team

Green Monkeys


Noelle & Pat

Artifact Location

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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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.

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 Response
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 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 games)

The Temple Games

The Purple Parrots consist of Candace, who collects erasers, plays softball, alongside the saxophone and Levi Turney, who is a comic collector and owns five hamsters. The Green Monkeys consist of Noelle, who collects rocks, seashells and has a horse by the name of Wildfire, and Pat, who likes soccer, track and collects basketball cards.

Hellespont Crossing (Sinking Steps)

When Xerxes built the new bridge, he roped all the ships together so the soldiers could easily cross the Hellespont; here, Candace and Noelle would cross a series of masts over the Hellespont to the other side. When Kirk gave the signal, each girl would step onto a ship, hoping it wouldn't sink and make them restart, then continue; whoever reached the other side first, or was furthest along within 60 seconds would win. This was a close match, but Noelle won by reaching the 7th step, awarding the Green Monkeys a half-Pendant (Candace was one step behind).

Against the Greeks (Trampoline/Rock Basketball)

In the Greek siege, they vanquished the Persians, but it's a level playing field here; when Kirk gave the signal, Levi and Pat each had to hurl rocks over the net on each others' sides. Shots could be blocked by either player, but Levi could only shoot his red blocks, and Pat could only shoot his dark blue blocks. Whoever scored the most within 60 seconds would win; Pat ran out of rocks prematurely, giving Levi the slight edge to win 7-6, tying both teams with a half-Pendant apiece.

Clearing the Canal (Boulders and Chutes)

To dig the canal, Xerxes had teams of workers going day and night to clear boulders; when Kirk gave the signal, the boys would toss a boulder onto the overhead chute— when it rolled off the opposite side, the girls would catch it and whoever passed along the most boulders within 60 seconds would win. Both throwers struggled throughout the game, but both teams surprisingly tied with 2 boulders each, leading to the Tiebreaker.


Olmec: "What was Xerxes' throne made of: The bones of Greeks, marble, or driftwood?" After a slight stumble, Noelle rang in first and correctly answered Marble, sending her and Pat to the Temple.

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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