Caverns - Area 2: Artifact Excavation

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Caverns - Area 2: Artifact Excavation is the twenty-sixth level of Doom 3. Features an ancient Martian temple. The Vagary makes another appearance at the end, and may come in a pair.

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Spoiler Warning: Plot details follow.

Arriving at Sub Station 3, the Player steps off the lift and is almost immediately attacked by an Arch-Vile and two Hell Knights. Despite being locked in close quarters, he manages to defeat Betruger's minions. He then battles his way through a swarm of Wraiths to reach the ancient ruins themselves at Main Excavation.

After finding the keycard to Storage Room 11, the Player can backtrack to Sub Station 3 and gain access to a storage room containing lots of supplies (though he triggers an ambush in the process). He then returns to the Main Excavation chamber, where he encounters another Arch-Vile. After killing the demon and its minions, he heads through the various ancient chambers. Here he sees the glyphs on the walls that were mentioned on Pierce Roger's video disk, as well as the strange levitating egg-shaped artifacts also mentioned in Roger's report.

Soon, he arrives in a chamber called the Room of the Stars. On the ceiling is the map of the solar system spoken of in Richard Davis' PDA. Betruger unleashes more demons including Hell Knights on the Player. After defeating these demons, the Player moves to the gallery, where he does battle with two Vagarys and a swarm of Trites. He then gains access to the Excavation Transfer lift which will take him to the final level of the game.

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