The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny
Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny
The silver cannonball on the wall at the front of the Swamp.

Production Number

2-04 (44)


August 9, 1994


Orange Iguanas


Jonathan & Amber

Artifact Location

The Swamp

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Silver Cannonball of Grandy Nanny is the 44th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 43rd episode to complete production and the 61st to air.

Moat Crossing

The Moat crossing required players to hang from a rope overhead and walking across two lower ropes which crisscross at the halfway mark.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Purple Parrots 0:36
Second Silver Snakes 0:37
Third Orange Iguanas 0:39
Fourth Red Jaguars 0:40

Steps of Knowledge

In the late 1600s, the most troublesome problem for the colonel of the British army on Jamaica was Grandy Nanny. She was the queen of a group of escaped slaves who fended off the army that the British sent to recapture them. She taught her men to shoot and then do flips, so they would be moving targets. They say she could catch the British cannonballs and bullets and hurl them back twice as hard. Legend has it that one day, the colonel had enough.

"That woman is a demon, but I have a plan. We'll use a silver cannonball. That should put an end to her."

The moment she appeared, they shot it at her.

"Heeheehee! No mon kills Grandy Nanny, mon!" she laughed, and caught it between her teeth. "Silver— I'll keep it as a souvenir!"

And she bounced off into the woods. The British granted the slaves their freedom and years later, the silver cannonball of the right excellent Grandy Nanny disappeared.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Did Grandy Nanny lead her people against…?
  • The French
  • The British
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Two steps left)
Did Grandy Nanny live on…?
  • Hispaniola
  • Jamaica
Orange Iguanas (Correct - One step left)
Were Grandy Nanny and her people…?
  • Escaped Slaves
  • British…
Purple Parrots (Correct - Two steps left)
Jamaica is found in…?
  • The Mediterranean
  • The Caribbean
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these groups of people would most likely also to be Jamaican?
  • Rastafarians
  • Cherokee
  • Barbarians
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Which of these hairstyles is associated with the Rastafarians?
  • The Crew Cut
  • Dreadlocks
  • Mohawks
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these types of music originated in Jamaica?
  • Bluegrass
  • Big Band
  • Reggae
Red Jaguars (Correct - One step left)
Grandy Nanny and her people were escaped slaves from which of these continents?
  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Asia
Silver Snakes (Egypt - Wrong Answer; Not one of the three choices)
Red Jaguars (Correct - Advanced to Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Red Jaguars are 13-year-old Sammy, who collects comic books, and 11-year-old Debbie, who plays the saxophone. The Orange Iguanas are 11-year-old Jonathan, who plays basketball, and 12-year-old Amber, who dances.

Acrobatics (Trapeze Grid)

Grandy Nanny taught her soldiers to do acrobatics, so they were harder targets to hit. Sammy and Jonathan's target practice included acrobatics also. When Kirk gave the signal, they had to place a ball between their feet, grab the trapeze, swing out over the grid, drop the ball into one of the nine grid holes, swing back and do the same with the next ball. The player to fill all nine (or the most) of their grid holes or the player furthest along in 60 seconds won. Jonathan won 5-4, earning the Orange Iguanas the half pendant.

Grandy Nanny's Hideout (Plugging Holes)

The British looked all over the blue mountains of Jamaica in their search for Grandy Nanny's hideout, but she just kept moving. Before Debbie and Amber were five holes, each with a place where Grandy Nanny was sighted (Wild King River, Moore Town, Sherwood Forest, Blue Mountains, and Windsor). Their task is to predict where Grandy Nanny might be by placing a marker in the hole. If a player is right, nothing will happen. Otherwise, she would be squirted with blue mountain spring water. Then, they had to remove their stoppers and try again. The player to locate Grandy Nanny the most times in 60 seconds won. Amber won the game having locating Grandy Nanny four times, while Debbie only locate Grandy Nanny once. Amber won the half pendant of life, giving the Orange Iguanas a full pendant.

Bombs Away! (Slingshot Bowling)


According to legend, Grandy Nanny would catch the English cannonballs and throw them back at them. Here, the teams had to toss the cannonballs back at the English and knock them down. When Kirk gave the signal, the first player from each team had to load their catapult, and fire it at one of the English soldiers. Then, it would be his/her partner's turn to do the same. The team to knock down all four of their English soldiers or the team furthest along in 60 seconds won. The Red Jaguars knocked down their first English soldier at the last second, but the Orange Iguanas knocked down three, sending them to Olmec's Temple with two full pendants. The Red Jaguars did not win any pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Red Jaguars Lost Lost Lost 0 Pendants
Orange Iguanas Won Won Won 2 Pendants

Temple Run

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The third Temple Guard grabs Amber and time ran out at the same time.

Jonathan decided to go directly for the cannonball. This would cause him problems as he met a guard in the Ledges and the Swamp door did not open from the Throne Room. He was forced to go up on the top floor and was taken out in the King's Storeroom. Amber followed his path. However, after completing the objective of the King's Storeroom, she went into the Observatory. By the time she corrected her mistake, it was too late. Amber met an temple guard and an expired timer.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Failed Acquisition
Temple Guard Locations The Ledges
The King's Storeroom
The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

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  • This is the last episode to use Temple Layout X and the final appearance of the Heart Room.
  • This is the first episode in Season 2 where a team outright wins all three of the Temple Games while the opposing team are unable to score.
  • The Temple Run music starts two seconds late after Kirk says "GO!".
  • When Jonathan hits the actuator to the Throne Room, it made the sound of the Crypt/Pit of Despair door opening.
  • When Amber was in the King's Storeroom, there were two keys in the pot.
  • This is the only time a second player with a full pendant runs into the third temple guard at the same time when time runs out and is removed anyway.
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