E2A10: Arcanum (The Adventures of Square)

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This level occupies the map slot E2A10. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.
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E2A10: Arcanum is the tenth and boss map in the Galactic Lunacy episode of The Adventures of Square. It was designed by James Paddock (Jimmy) and Xaser Acheron, the former of whom composed the level's primary music track, "Trianger". The boss fight features an additional music track, "Lollapalooza" by Gus Knezevich (Alfonzo) and Paddock.

Arcanum was featured in Doomworld's Top 100 Most Memorable Maps, placing 71st.


Map of Arcanum
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. At the starting area, head to the west side and jump southwest where the candles are to find a fizz-o pop. (sector 489)
  2. In the blue liquid near the previous secret, head southwest and get the alumoonium armor on the small platform. You may want to get the angel sphere from Secret #4 to get this secret in a safer way. (sector 145)
  3. At the southwest side, go to the blue liquid and jump onto a platform with Circool-aid. (sector 243)
  4. Head north from the previous secret and jump to a platform with an angel sphere. (sector 146)
  5. At the starting area, make your way to the north entrance and head northwest of it to get a brick armor. (sector 3)
  6. At the west side, head to the section just south of where the Hellshell launcher is and lower the west wall where the bubble grass is. Head north all the way, then east to get a happy sphere, goonades, and a backpack. (sector 2179)
  7. At the switch at the northwest end, jump on the north railing, then northwest to another bridge. At the northernmost end of this bridge, you can get a fizz-o pop. (thing 400)
  8. Head to the east section and go north of the Hellshell launcher. On this ledge, look southeast and start jumping on the blocks there, making sure not to fall into the void. Keep jumping southeast and then head south, on the east side of the room here. Head south and jump to a happy sphere in the next cave. (sector 3157)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on May 4, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 1626
Vertices 15388
Linedefs 19063
Sidedefs 33412
Sectors 3644


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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