|The Star of Sultan Saladin|
The star on the sundial.
January 23, 1994
Lea Hathaway & Steve
The Star of Sultan Saladin is the ninth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.
One player from each team held a rope prior to the start of the event. When Kirk said "go", that player took the rope across the moat as quickly as possible. Once across, she climbed out, wrapped the base of the rope around the pole, pulled it tight, sat down, and braced herself with her feet. Then, her partner grabbed on the upper rope and walked himself across the lower rope. As soon as the second teammate stepped on the deck, it was his duty to hit the gong.
Steps of Knowledge
The two greatest warriors of the Crusades were Richard the Lionheart of England and Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn (modernized as "Saladin"), the Sultan of Egypt and Syria. For two years, Richard had tried to capture the city of Acre, but the city had held out while Saladin attacked Richard from behind. Finally, Acre surrendered, but Richard's men were too tired to continue fighting Saladin. The time had come for them to meet face-to-face. Saladin bowed low and presented Richard with his favorite jewel: a giant opal called the Star of Saladin. "For my worthy opponent," he said. Richard thanked Saladin for the gift, and they signed a treaty which ended the fighting. Soon, Richard set out for England, but the opal was stolen from him during the journey.
|Steps of Knowledge Results|
|Was Saladin's title…?||
||Blue Barracudas (Wrong Answer)|
|Red Jaguars (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Was Richard the Lionheart king of…?||
||Red Jaguars (Correct - 1 step left)|
|Did the Crusaders want to capture the Holy Land because…?||
||Blue Barracudas (Did not realize Olmec only accepts the full answer)|
|Red Jaguars (Swept - Advanced to Temple Games)|
|Which of these went on the Crusades?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 2 steps left)|
|Which of these Middle Eastern cities did Richard attack during the Crusade?||
||Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)|
|Which of these seas did Richard sail across to get to the Holy Land?||
||Silver Snakes (Swept - Advanced to Temple Games)|
The Red Jaguars are 13-year-olds Leslie and Tom. The Silver Snakes are 13-year-olds Lea Hathaway and Steve.
Storming Acre (Climbing Wall)
When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed to the top of the wall, grabbed a brick, and stuck it to his helmet. Then, he climbed back down and dropped the brick in his basket. Each player repeated this process until one minute had elapsed or one competitor had placed six bricks in his basket. Steve beat Tom in this game, 5-4.
Gathering Crusaders (Bungee Soap Ramp)
When Kirk said "go", one player from each team climbed up the ramp on her knees, grabbed a soldier, stuck it to her helmet, slid back down, and dropped it in her bucket. The player with the most soldiers in her bucket after one minute won. Leslie managed to get one soldier in her bucket; Lea was unable to get any.
The Finest Warriors (Velcro Ball Toss)
When Kirk said "go", one player from each team took his place on the platform. His partner grabbed a ball from the basket and threw it, attempting to attach it to her partner's velcro shirt. The male partner can move and try to get hit by the ball. The team with the most balls attached to their respective velcro shirt after one minute won. The Silver Snakes beat the Red Jaguars, 11-10.
|Temple Games Results|
|Team||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3||Pendants Won|
|Red Jaguars||Lost||Won||Lost||½ Pendant|
|Silver Snakes||Won||Lost||Won||1½ Pendants|
Except for a few moments of hesitation, Lea blazed through the temple. She always tried doors leading towards the artifact, and the decision worked very well for her. She managed to escape the temple with a full twenty-seven seconds left.
|Temple Run Results|
|Victory||Yes (Solo - 0:27 left)|
|Reached the Artifact||Yes|
|Temple Guard Locations|
|Half Pendant Location||Unknown|
- This is the first episode where contestants must attempt to retrieve an artifact is placed at the top of the central shaft.
- The proper name for Richard I of England is actually Richard the Lionheart, not "the Lionhearted" as the Legend insists.
- Lea Hathaway of the Silver Snakes was also a contestant on Get the Picture.
- This is the first episode where a contestant encounters a Temple Guard in the Tomb of the Ancient Kings.
- Lea is the only female contestant to meet a temple guard in the Tomb as well as the only contestant who wasn't caught without a pendant and removed from the temple as a consequence.
- This is the first episode where a contestant performs a Solo Run as well as the first solo victory.