The Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain
Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain

Production Number

3-15 (95)


October 2, 1995


Orange Iguanas


Hallie & Jared

Artifact Location

The Dark Forest

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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The Useless Map of the Chibcha Chieftain is the 95th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 108th episode to be aired.

Moat Crossing

Before each team was an abandoned fishing net, and beside it was an old vine. On Kirk's signal, the first player from each team swung out to the net and climbed over to jump and swim to the other side. Then, their partner would get the vine after jumping in and cross the same way.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Orange Iguanas 0:39
2nd Purple Parrots 0:41
3rd Silver Snakes 0:47
4th Green Monkeys 0:52

Steps of Knowledge

One of the greediest and most ruthless of the Spanish Conquistadors was Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. In the mid-1500's, he came to South America with 900 men and hacked through the Colombian jungles seeking gold. They came across a great city of Chibcha Indians, a peaceful tribe who offered their gold freely to the strangers— soon, the greedy Spaniards began taking gold by force. But they couldn't figure out where all the Chibcha gold came from. Frustrated, Jimenez had the Chibcha Chief and his assistants brought before him in chains.

"Tell me where your gold comes from, or you'll be sorry."

"No way, José."
"I'll exile your wife."
"I—I'm thinking!"
"I'll marry your daughter."
"You, my son-in-law? I'd rather tell."
He winked at his assistant, then launched into an incredible fib about the lost city of El Dorado, where everything, even the trash, is made of gold.
"Let me draw you a map."
Jimenez' eyes were like saucers. He gathered his men and went into the jungle, but of course they never found the mythical El Dorado, and the map ended up here in The Temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Which of these natural settings did the Chibcha Indians live in?
  • Desert
  • Jungle
​Purple Parrots ​(Correct- 2 steps left)
In what country would you find their jungle?
  • Colombia
​Green Monkeys ​(Correct - 2 steps left)
Colombia is part of what continent?
  • ​South America
​Silver Snakes ​(Correct - 2 steps left)
What was de Quesada seeking?
  • Gold
  • Volcanoes
​Orange Iguanas (Correct - 2 steps left)
What is the name of the city of gold de Quesada searched for?
  • El Dorado
​Silver Snakes (Correct - 1 step left)
According to legend, what were de Quesada and his men forced to eat?
  • Worms
  • Liver and onions
  • Frogs and lizards
​Orange Iguanas (Correct - 1 step left)
Where was de Quesada originally from?
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Florida
​Purple Parrots (Correct - 1 step left)
A large Spanish sailing ship is called...?
  • Catamaran
  • Punt
  • Galleon
Orange Iguanas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
What is the great mountain range of South America?
  • Rockies
  • Andes
  • Catskills
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advance to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Orange Iguanas are Hallie, who plays softball and the flute, and Jared, who enjoys riding bikes and surfing (Kirk even joked about him "hanging ten" in the Moat). The Silver Snakes are Erin, who enjoys ice-skating and playing the piano, and Antonio, who plays basketball and aspires to be an actor.

Entering El Dorado (Big "E" Wall)

Gonzálo Jiménez de Quesada and his men searched high and low through mountains and jungles in search of El Dorado; when Kirk gave the signal, Erin and Hallie had to manuever their chain along the path to the slot marked "El Dorado", and whoever accomplished this task first within 60 seconds would win. Hallie passed through the slot with 14 seconds remaining, awarding the Orange Iguanas a half-Pendant.

Hunting for Gold (Cubbyhole Web)

When the Chibcha Indians no longer offered their gold freely, the Spaniards started stealing it from them; each of the cubbyholes had Chibcha gold or nothing stored in them. When Kirk gave the signal, Antonio and Jared had to climb the web and seek out six pieces of gold hidden in each cubbyhole, and whoever found all six within 60 seconds would win. Jared won with 22 seconds remaining, giving the Orange Iguanas a whole Pendant (Antonio had only found 3 golden pieces).

Colombian Jungle Trek (Sinking Steps)

Gonzálo Jiménez de Quesada's soldiers had to find their way through tropical jungles; when Kirk gave the signal, one player from each team would step onto a tree's roots. If it dropped, their partner would try, and the first team to get a player across to the opposite side of the jungle within 60 seconds would win. Antonio reached the opposite side with 39 seconds remaining, leading to the Tiebreaker.


Olmec: "Which ocean did Gonzálo Jiménez de Quesada have to cross to get from Spain to Colombia: the Pacific, Atlantic or Indian?" Jared rang in and correctly answered "the Pacific Ocean", sending him and Hallie to Olmec's Temple.

​Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won Tiebreaker
Orange Iguanas Won Won Lost 1 Pendant Won
Silver Snakes Lost Lost Won 1 Pendant Lost

Temple Run

This run featured a strongly cruel layout that really betrayed these two poor Orange Iguanas. After Hallie started by going up to the Crypt, she was immediately caught by a temple guard who nearly took her out of the temple! She gave it her pendant, and continued onwards. She did not keep going for long, however, as a guard was also stationed in the Tomb of the Headless Kings, removing her from the temple. Then it was Jared's turn to enter. He completed the objectives in the Tomb of the Headless Kings and the Chamber of the Sacred Markers, but was taken out in the King's Storeroom to end the run.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Triple Seizure (1:23 Left)
Temple Guard Locations

The Crypt

The Tomb of the Headless Kings

The King's Storeroom

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