Written by Mr. Mouseburger 1st Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by A Alcott
After Indy retrieves the Holy Grail from the chamber he walks back to use the power of the grail on his father, who was shot by Donovan (q.v.) earlier. The knight who has guarded the Grail for all these years gives Indy and Elsa a grave warning; the Grail cannot pass beyond the great seal at the entrance. This great seal is hard to miss, being a 10 foot diameter metal disc on the floor. However, once Indy has saved his father and set the grail down, Schneider decides to make a grab for it and head out of the temple, seeking fortune and fame.
The moment she crosses the great seal, a massive earthquake shakes the temple and causes a giant chasm to apppear in the floor. Elsa is not wearing the right shoes for this terrain, and so she ends up falling into the ravine, only to be saved at the last moment by Indy, who grabs her arm.
Elsa "seals" her fate, by ignoring the knights advice.
The Grail has also fallen into the ravine, and is tantalisingly close to Elsa, who is not prepared to let this prize go. She begins to stretch to reach the cup. All the while, Indy's grip on Elsa's hand is slipping, and he begs her to reach up with her other hand and let the Grail go.
Greed proves to be her undoing. As she makes one final effort to reach the Grail, Indy loses his grip on her hand and she falls, screaming into the bottomless pit.
whatever is at the bottom of that pit is smoking a really big cigar....