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The Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask
Iron Mask
The iron mask atop the stone column.

Production Number

2-26 (66)

Airdate

November 11, 1994

Team

Blue Barracudas

Contestants

Danielle & Justin

Artifact Location

The Observatory

Pendants of Life

2

Temple Layout

XII

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The Mask of the Man in the Iron Mask is the 66th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

In this moat crossing, teammates cross the water simultaneously by swinging on multiple "ancient Babylonian wheels."

Moat Results
Place Team Time
1st Blue Barracudas 0:51
2nd Green Monkeys 0:55
3rd Orange Iguanas 1:02
4th Red Jaguars 1:04

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most mysterious prisoners in all of Europe was the Man in the Iron Mask. Imprisoned by the King of France in the early 1600's, he was forced to wear a mask to hide his true identity. But legend has it that one day, his jailer, Gaston de la Garde, shoved a plate of pork chops between the bars.

The prisoner asked… "Ah, Gaston. Pork chops instead of the usual mush? What are we celebrating?"

"I am retiring today, Monsieur."

"It's a lovely gesture, but I can't eat them with this mask on my face."

Gaston unlocked the mask and gasped.

"Mon Dieu! You are the king!"

"No, I am the king's twin. That is my only crime."

Gaston's heart filled with pity.

"My friend, I have a plan. New clothes, a new do, et Voila!"

In minutes, the prisoner was a whole new man. They jumped in a boat and rode away to freedom. Some say the newly freed man threw his mask into the sea.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was the Man in the Iron Mask…?
  • English
  • French
  • German
Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was the Man in the Iron Mask imprisoned by…?
  • The King of France
  • Marquis de Sade
Orange Iguanas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Was the Man in the Iron Mask forced to wear the mask because…?
  • He had bad acne
  • To conceal his identity
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
According to our legend, was the Man in the Iron Mask the king's…?
  • Twin
Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)
According to our legend, was the name of the guard who freed the man in the mask…?
  • Gaston de la Garde
Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which of these were the famous swordsmen of legend who were in the king's service?
  • The Musketeers
  • The Brigadiers
  • The Highlanders
Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)
Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)
Some claim the Man in the Iron Mask was held in the official state prison of Paris. Was the name of this prison…?
  • Notre Dame
  • Sing Sing
  • The Bastille
Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)
Which of these is the name of a famous cathedral in Paris?
  • Notre Dame
Green Monkeys (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)
Which of these rivers flows through Paris?
  • The Saint Lawrence
  • The Danube
  • The Seine
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Blue Barracudas are Danielle and Justin. The Green Monkeys are Paul and Margot.

Iron Masks (Bungee Ceiling)

The Man in the Iron Mask had to wear his mask most of his life. Fortunately, Paul and Danielle had to wear theirs for a moment. Before each player stood a wall with four iron (really plastic) masks on the ceiling. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to grab a rope in each hand and pull him/herself up. Once at the top, he/she had to grab a mask, place it on his/her head and sail back down. The player to bring down all four masks or the player to bring down the most in 60 seconds won. Paul clumsily kept on dropping his masks, while Danielle managed to get three masks in her bucket, awarding her a half pendant of life.

Keys to Freedom (Bungee)

The Man in the Iron Mask spent most of his life locked in his mask. Margot and Justin's task was to free him by bringing him the keys to the mask. When Kirk gave the signal, each player had to run to one board, grab a key out of one of the locks, then swing back to the other side and drop the key in his/her bin. Then, they had to go back and do it again. The player to all six of his/her keys to his/her bin or the player with the most keys in his/her bin in 60 seconds won. Margot at first could not seem to get her keys in her bin, but she did manage to get two in her bin. Justin however got his final key in his bin with 20 seconds of spare time, awarding him a half pendant of life.

Escape Route (Slingshot Wall)

According to legend, Gaston de la Garde helped his friend, the Man in the Iron Mask escape. On each wall before each team are the four stages to the man in the mask's freedom: Find Key for Cell, Climb over Wall, Cross Moat, and Freedom. When Kirk gave the signal, Margot and Danielle each had to load a marker her slingshot, and shoot it to Paul and Justin on the walls. The male players had to catch the marker, place it on the first stage of freedom, climb up, and do the same with the next three stages of freedom. The team to help the Man in the Iron Mask escape by placing a marker on all four stages of freedom or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. Margot had a very weak shot on the first try while her partner, Paul managed to mark two stages of freedom. Justin marked the final stage of freedom with 34 seconds of spare time, awarding him a full pendant of life and therefore sending him and Danielle to Olmec's Temple with two full pendants. The Green Monkeys may have won no pendants, but they did a nice job nevertheless.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Won Won Won 2 Pendants
Green Monkeys Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants

Temple Run

This team had the potential to win, but one dead end diminished their chances greatly. Danielle took rocks two at a time in the Rock Quarry, and she also went through doors that led towards the artifact. Unfortunately, it was because of this that she entered the dead-end Medusa's Lair. In the Dark Forest, Justin hesitated, and then dove to the ground and slid through the Stone Wall. In the Mine Shaft, he took the ladder to the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, but right after he put the monkey together, time ran out.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Artifact Reached No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition
Temple Guard Locations

Medusa's Lair

The Swamp

The Crypt

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