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Legends of the Hidden Temple
"The Lost Logbooks of Magellan"
Season 1, Episode 12
Lost Logbooks of Magellan
Airdate: October 17, 1993
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"The Lost Logbooks of Magellan" is the 12th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Moat Crossing

Each team had to swim on a raft to the other side and then his partner pulls the raft back and swims on the raft to the other side.

1st Blue Barracudas 0:21
2nd Green Monkeys 0:22
3rd Orange Iguanas 0:23
4th Silver Snakes 0:26

Steps of Knowledge

Having already sailed three-quarters of the way around the world, the Spanish explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, was writing in his secret log, when the cabin boy knocked. "You're needed on the deck, captain," he said. The men were already assembled.

"Captain," said the first mate, "we want to return to Spain. It has been three-and-a-half months since we last saw land, we have no fresh water and we've been eating rats, leather and even sawdust to survive."

Magellan placed on hand on his pistol and the other on his sword.

"Return to your posts," he said, "or I'll have you thrown in the brig for mutiny!"

Suddenly, the lookout shouted: "Land! Land ho!"

Overjoyed, everyone ran to the rail of the ship and saw the Philippine Islands in the distance. Unfortunately, while on the islands, Magellan was killed, and the men had to finish the last leg of the journey themselves. Legend has it the first mate stole Magellan's log book and it ended up in the Temple.

Blue Barracudas Green Monkeys Orange Iguanas Silver Snakes
1st - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Correct
1st - Correct
2nd - Correct 1st - Incorrect
1st - Correct
1st - Correct
1st - Incorrect 2nd - Correct
1st - Correct

Temple Games

Spice Bags (Bungee Soap Ramp)

The first temple game was a race for the girls to climb up the soapy ramps on their knees and retrieve spice bags, something Europeans often sailed to get from the Orient. The deciding factor was that Jessica had a lot more trouble fighting the bungee cord and therefore never stayed on the ramp long enough to grab a single spice bag before sliding down; on the other hand, Jennifer managed to grab two of the spice bags, earning the first half-Pendant of the day for the Orange Iguanas.

Four Corners of the World (Bungee Soap Mat)

In the second game, the boys had to place ships on the "four corners of the earth"— each had two corners to work with and had to place three ships on each, while fighting the bungee cord tethering them to the center of the playing field. Both players moved quickly, and it was a close match, but Robert placed the sixth and final ship with 32 seconds to spare, at which point Charles had only placed five ships. Because of this, the Blue Barracudas managed to even the score at a half-Pendant per team.

Crow's Nest (Pulley Pillar)

The third game involved a structure like the crow's nest of a ship… but this might be a tad literal. Using the two-person pulley contraption, players had to take turns plucking crows from their crow's nest and placing them in the bin below. The Orange Iguanas had a tendency to get stuck in the middle, which hurt their chances; they still got an impressive six crows regardless, but the Blue Barracudas got eight, earning them the full Pendant and entry to the final round.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Lost Won Won 1½ Pendants
Orange Iguanas Won Lost Lost ½ Pendant

Temple Run

This Temple Run was rather unfortunate. Robert was a fast frontrunner; he made it from the Cave of Sighs to the Room of Harmonic Convergence, where he met his first Temple Guard, in less than twenty seconds. However, after Robert handed over his Pendant of Life and tried all five step combinations in the room, no doors opened. The Room of the Harmonic Convergence was a complete dead-end, and Robert eventually backtracked and went from the Wall Climb to the Heart Room, where a second Temple Guard took him out with two minutes on the clock.

Jessica was not quite the same, unfortunately. She wasn't fast at all, and followed Robert's path too closely. When she realized how much of a dead end the Room of Harmonic Convergence was, she finally went back into the Wall Climb and then went through the Heart Room and Treasure Room. In the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, she delayed quite a bit because it took her a while to realize she needed to turn the head and push down on it. Finally, she made it into the Pirate's Cove— just one room away from the Log Book— when the third and final Temple Guard took her out with very little time on the clock. Quite a shame, but like many Season 1 Temple Runs, the half-Pendant was nowhere to be seen in this episode. The only thing that could have been done was to avoid the Room of Harmonic Convergence altogether, which may have been too much to ask of these players.


Winning Team Blue Barracudas
Contestants Robert & Jessica
Result Triple Seizure (0:18 left)
Pendants of Life
Artifact Location The Dungeon
Temple Guard Locations

The Room of Harmonic Convergence

The Heart Room

The Pirate's Cove

Half Pendant Location Likely The Observatory

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  • This was the longest triple seizure in season one. With 18 seconds left, this would stay the slowest lost until The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb beat it out with 14 seconds remaining.
  • The third Temple Guard was in the Pirate's Cove and was the first temple guard to hide and the first temple guard ever encountered in that room space.

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