E4M9: Dark Shrine (007: Licence to Spell DooM)

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This level occupies the map slot E4M9. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E4M9.
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E4M9: Dark Shrine is the ninth and secret map of 007: Licence to Spell DooM. It was designed by Stephen Clark (The Ultimate DooMer).


Map of Dark Shrine
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. Follow the river at the start to the end and dive down and surface at the east cave to find a green armor and a medikit. (sector 10)
  2. In the blood maze west of the central room, head north from the start, west past one fork, then south at the next. Dive in and surface at the west side to find a computer area map. (sector 55)
  3. In the room east of the central room, go into the blood fountain to find a box of ammo, a box of shotgun shells, and medikits. (sector 90)
  4. After picking up the green skull key, several monster closets open up. Head to the easternmost one and shoot the north wall to find a radiation suit, a box of ammo, and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 587)
  5. After the green doors, head into the blood and swim east past the yellow door. Surface and find a stimpack on the southwest wall which has a hidden corridor back to the hall between the green doors. (sector 623)
  6. In the blue key maze, head to the southwest corner and head northeast to a tile sticking out. Step on it, then head north and west to get a blur artifact. (sector 901)
  7. In the laboratory, enter the northeast hall and press on the middle wall at the south end to get another blur artifact. (sector 907)


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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 February 21, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 688
Vertices 5196*
Linedefs 5272
Sidedefs 8465
Sectors 919
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 4249.


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

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