Blackbeard's Treasure Map is the first episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. Despite being listed as the first episode, it was neither the first episode taped or aired. The reason it is listed as the first episode is because it was the first episode that Nickelodeon planned out. It was the nineteenth episode to complete production and the 29th to air.
One player from each team sat on a floating ring. When Kirk said "go", that player pulled himself across the Moat as quickly as possible using an attached rope. Once across, he stepped off, grabbed the ring, and threw it back to his partner who proceeded to jump on and pull himself across. As soon as the second teammate stepped onto the deck, it was his job to run over and hit the gong.
Steps of Knowledge
The meanest, ugliest, most ornery pirate who ever sailed the seven seas was Blackbeard. He went into battle with ribbons tied into his long, black beard and tucked long, smoking fuses under his hat to make him look more frightening. When things got dull, he would light fires on his own ship or shoot one of his own crew members just to keep them on their toes. Blackbeard liked to attack Spanish treasure ships and steal their jewels. If people took too long taking off their rings, Blackbeard would cut off their fingers. Once, he even made a man eat his own ears. When he gathered all the treasure, he would row ashore with just a few men and bury it in secret. Sometimes, the men who helped him never came back. According to legend, the last of his fourteen wives held a map to this treasure, and it eventually found its way to the temple.
The Silver Snakes are 12-year-old Hector, who plays the trumpet in the Middlebrook Middle School Band, and 11-year-old Karissa, who wants to be a teacher. The Red Jaguars are 11-year-olds James and Sabrina, who both play soccer.
Cannonballs (Water Ramp)
At the base of each “loading ramp” was a “cannonball”. When Kirk said “go”, the players had to push a cannonball up to the top of the ramp. Then, they got a shot of water, slid back down, grabbed the next cannonball, and then climbed up again. The player with the most cannonballs at the top after sixty seconds won. James won the game after successfully pushing one cannonball up the ramp while Hector was unable to score.
Search for Blackbeard's Treasure (Peanut Shaft)
Each "treasure shaft" had pieces of treasure buried at the bottom. When Kirk said "go", each player had to start digging for treasure; once she found treasure, she had to climb to the top of the shaft and place it in the bin atop the shaft. This process repeated until all the treasure was found or sixty seconds had elapsed. The game ended in a tie, with both girls finding two pieces of treasure.
Hoist the Jolly Roger (Pulley Pillar)
When Kirk said "go", one partner had to grab a piece of the Jolly Roger (skull and crossbones flag). The second partner, elevated at this point, then pulled down on his end of the rope. This sent the first player up, after which he would place the piece of the flag in the correct, upright position. There were eight pieces of the flag to set up in sixty seconds; both teams managed to get four pieces of the Jolly Roger in place in the allotted time.
Sabrina started by heading into the Cave of Sighs, where she runs into a Temple Guard. She gives up her pendant and heads into the Wheel Room. Once there, she slowly lifts the rock slab and hits above the actuator to the Room of Harmonic Convergence five times. She then retreats back into the Cave of Sighs and heads up into the Room of the Three Gargoyles. After trying all three gargoyles, the door to the Troubled Bridge does not open, so she tried opening the Temple Guard door and then slides the Troubled Bridge door open. Sabrina then walks across the Troubled Bridge and heads up into the Observatory. She spins the sundial and climbs down into the Heart Room, which happened to be a dead end. After trying all three doors, she climbs back up into the Observatory, walks back across the Troubled Bridge, and time runs out as she enters the Room of the Three Gargoyles.