Ray: How was that? Your old man still -- still has awesome moves.
Kai: Real great, Dad. But we're just sparring for Master Wu's little research project, so, don't hurt yourself, okay?
Wu: It's a valuable opportunity, to study the effect of elemental powers on a former master. But, sparring isn't what I had in mind. Uh, Kai, would you kindly direct a burst of fire at Ray?
Ray: Uh, what now? (Kai ignites his hand, which causes Ray to scream and duck. Just then, Cole enters the courtyard.)
Cole: Master Wu!
Wu: What is it, Cole?
Wu: The Explorers Club? How is that possible?
Kai: Who would possibly be foolish enough to do that?
(At the Explorers Club, Clutch Powers is giving a presentation.)
Clutch: I, Clutch Powers, am proud to present to you, the fabled Storm Amulet of Wojira! Which I am generously donating to the club's permanent collection along with these images of the expedition. (He turns on a slideshow depicting a drawing of he and the ninja.)
Percy Shippelton: Why are these slides so ... cartoonish?
Clutch: What? Oh, you mean why are they detailed illustrations instead of photographs? Well, that is due to the, uh, loss of my camera, which fell overboard during our daring escape.
Smythe: A reasonable explanation. Continue.
Clutch: Oh, now this image depicts me single-handedly conquering a beast of the sea, while my fearful companions were rendered helpless.
Percy: Ah, yes, jolly good show.
Smythe: Oh, I dare say. This sojourn might qualify you for thee coveted explorer of the year reward.
Clutch: Explorer of the year? No, I -- I'm not familiar with the title. Heh, nor have I dreamed about winning it every single day of my adult life. But if you insist on nominating me ...
Underhill: Something would have to go dreadfully wrong for us not to.
(At the Island of the Keepers, the ninja are discussing their next move.)
Nya: Kalmaar's right. This is my fault.
Zane: There is no hope. I've assessed the damage and it is beyond repair.
Jay: Which means we're stranded.
Nya: Summon whales? No, I can't do that.
Benthomaar: But you are named Nya.
Maya: I told you this. Don't you remember? When you were a little girl? The story of Nyad and the whales. She rode upon their backs. We named you after her. But, it's just a children's story, Bentho.
Benthomaar: It's true. Nyad helped defeat the serpent Wojira. She leapt onto the serpent's head with nothing but a broken trident.
Nya: Benthomaar, I can't summon whales. I can only control water, and right now, not even that.
Maya: She's right. I was the Elemental Master of Water before her. I would know if something like that was possible.
Benthomaar: Have you ever tried?
Nya: Well, no?
Benthomaar: Then, how do you know?
(Nya steps into the sea and closes her eyes. Suddenly, some fish swim up to her.)
Nya: Oh. Hi, guys. What do I do now?
Maya: Whatever you're doing, it's working. Try again!
Jay: Be careful not to call any piranha. Ooh, or sharks. Or, or blowfish. Or fire sharks, or glass snails. (He starts panicking and Maya pats him on the back.)
Cecil: Oh. Misako. You're alive. What a pleasant surprise. How may I help you?
Misako: We need to see Clutch Powers.
Cecil: Certainly. Your membership card?
Misako: You know full well you revoked it, Cecil.
Cecil: Ah, yes. Terribly sorry. I shall immediately begin the years-long reactivation process. In the meantime, however, I'm afraid I must deny entry. This club is for members only.
Wu: This is an emergency! Clutch Powers is in possession of a dangerous artifact.
Cecil: Sir, there are a good number of very dangerous artifacts in this establishment. Our collection is filled with them.
Wu: You're okay with that?
Cecil: The members of the Explorers Club laugh in the face of danger. Like so: "Ha! Ha! Ha!" "Ho, ho, ho!" is also accepted.
Misako: It's true, that was part of the test.
Cecil: Might I recommend that this charming conversation would be most comfortably continued outside?
Kai: Look, you pencil-pushing --
Misako: Cecil. There is one way that non-members can be permitted. A Trial By Sphinx.
Cecil: No one has invoked a Trial By Sphinx for decades! Not since the incident with Lord Belgrave. Whew, that was a mess.
Cole: What happened to Lord Belgrave?
Misako: Consider it invoked.
Cecil: Be the consequences on your own head. Disgraced former members may not participate. The rest of you have a combined total of three guesses. If you fail, the results will be ... untidy.
Cole: What is happening here?
Ray: Good luck, son! (He quickly backs away.)
Wu: Ask your riddle.
Sphinx: Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. Who am I?
Cole: I know, cake! (A torch goes out and the Sphinx shoots fire.)
Cole: Cake's usually the answer to everything!
Wu: No! Discipline is usually the answer to everything.
Sphinx: Two guesses left.
Sphinx: Wrong! (Misako facepalms.) One guess left.
Kai: Food, live. Water, die. It's fire. You're fire!
Sphinx: Correct. (It disappears.)
Cecil: Oh, rather * on the Sphinx's part, eh? You may pass.
(In a room, Clutch is still telling his story.)
Clutch: And that's when I saved the lives of the ninja, and all the inhabitants of the island, who, of course, insisted on crowning me their -- (Misako and the others burst in.) Oh, hey, guys! I was just talking about you.
Cole: Save it, Clutch! Where's the amulet?
Clutch: What amulet?
(Just then, Kalmaar and his forces enter through a wall.)
Kalmaar: Give me the amulet, or be destroyed!
Clutch: Oh, you mean this amulet? Heh, it's all yours. (He gives it to Wu and runs away screaming.)
Smythe: Oh, a shameful display.
Percy: No backbone.
Underhill: You can forget the explorer of the year award. Nomination revoked!
Kalmaar: You. Old man. Bring me that.
Wu: Come and get it.
(The Merlopians attack and the others fight back.)
Kai: (To the club members.) Don't worry, I'll protect you.
Percy: Oh, what gump. We are members of the Explorers Club. We laugh in the face of danger! Ha, ha, ha! Tally ho! (He picks up a stick and attacks.)
Underhill: You will rue the day you ruffians stormed our club. Ho, ho, ho! (He picks up a hat stand and rushes into battle.)
Smythe: You'll receive no quarter here! (He releases insects on a Merlopian.)
Wu: I don't know who you are, but you'll regret this.
Kalmaar: I am King Kalmaar! I am your conqueror!
Wu: Conquer that! Your invasion will be short lived! Once the rest of our friends arrive, our combined forces will --
Kalmaar: Your friends won't be coming back. I made certain of that!
(At the Island of the Keepers, Nya is still trying to summon whales.)
Jay: How's it going? Almost done?
Nya: No, Jay. There's just a lot of little fish, and they're too small to pull this sub, and we're stuck here, and it's all my fault.
Jay: It isn't your fault, Nya!
Nya: How is it not my fault? If I hadn't come along, Calamari would have never found this place. (Jay gasps.) The amulet would still be safe, and --
Jay: Nya, look! (He points behind her, where whales have begun to appear.)
Lloyd: All right!
Maya: You did it, Nya! You did it!
Lloyd: I think you've found our way off this island.
Jay: Ninjago City, here we come!
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