E4M7: And Hell Followed (Doom)
|Ultimate Doom maps|
|Knee-Deep in the Dead|
|The Shores of Hell|
Unlike the previous levels from Inferno and the rest of Thy Flesh Consumed, which are largely demonic locations, this level appears to be a UAC locale. Similar to The Shores of Hell levels, it is designed with techbase textures, with alterations or additions of hellish origin.
John Anderson originally titled the level CHIRON.WAD.
The map title comes from Revelation 6:8: "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him."
The level is considered relatively easy compared to the rest of the levels in the episode. Due to the lower difficulty many players can beat the map without much trouble on Ultra-Violence, even from a pistol start—unlike most other Thy Flesh Consumed levels.
It is not necessary to get the blue or yellow keys in order to complete the level; the blue key is needed only to get the yellow key, the yellow key is needed only to access the secrets.
All three keys are in the level but the only required key is red, while others are needed to get to various optional areas.
Grab the shotgun in the starting area and kill the enemies ahead. Walk up the stairs to your left in this room (west). Atop, turn left and head to the gargoyle panel. It will vanish unexpectedly. Enter the next room with blood at the bottom and four-way paths. Go up the stairs to your right (west). Grab the red skull key lying on the balcony.
Backtrack to the starting room and take the door leading to the northern area (this door requires the red key, although it is not marked with red bars). Outside, drop down into the nukage pit and take the tunnel to the west. Take the radiation suit and open the red bars. Take the lift into the room. Press the skull switch to reveal a baron of Hell. Flip the switch. Leave this room by dropping down into outside area. The switch you have pressed raised two bridges. Walk on the bridge to enter the structure in the middle. A switch will grow from the ground when you enter. Flip the switch to finish.
- Open the wall to the south in the ovoid room in the south of the map. There are several goodies to help you defeat the baron of Hell (easy/medium) or cyberdemon (hard) that teleports in. (sector 262)
- Flipping the skull switch directly across from secret #1 opens a secret room in the stairway to the east. (sector 250)
- Open the east wall inside secret #1 to reveal an invulnerability sphere. The sector it rests on counts as a secret, but due to its height it cannot be reached by normal means, and thus must be triggered by turning clipping off and walking over it or by jumping onto it (in certain source ports). (sector 264)
- The door that opens into secret #3 also counts as a secret sector, but because of its thinness it's also impossible to trigger it normally. The only way to register it is by walking over it in noclip mode. (sector 263)
Areas / screenshots
Routes and tricks
You can straferun from the courtyard to the exit area, avoiding all the enemies in the west computer room.
The Compet-N records for the map are:
|UV speed||00:09||Marijo Sedlić (Sedlo)||2004-03-10||u4m7-009.zip|
|NM speed||00:10||Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus)||2012-01-10||n4m7-010.zip|
|UV max||02:38||Radek Pecka||2001-11-24||u4m7-238.zip|
|UV -fast||02:42||Radek Pecka||2001-11-24||f4m7-242.zip|
|UV -respawn||01:50||Radek Pecka||2001-11-25||r4m7-150.zip|
|UV Tyson||06:12||Radek Pecka||2004-02-15||t4m7-612.zip|
|UV pacifist||00:12||Jonathan Rimmer||1999-06-07||p4m7-012.zip|
The data was last verified in its entirety on November 25, 2012.
This level contains five spawn points:
- facing north. (thing 137)
- facing south. (thing 138)
- facing west. (thing 139)
- facing north. (thing 140)
- facing south. (thing 244)
- E4M7 demos from the Compet-n database: UV speed • NM speed • UV max • NM100S • UV -fast • UV -respawn • UV Tyson • UV pacifist
- Lee Killough. "Doom Level Design Credits." Planet Romero (archived 🏛). Retrieved 23 November 2015.