E5M9: Realm of Iblis (SIGIL)

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This level occupies the map slot E5M9. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E5M9.
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E5M9: Realm of Iblis is the ninth and secret map of SIGIL. It was designed by John Romero and uses the music track "Fastpass" by Buckethead as well as "Adrenaline in the Blood" by James Paddock (Jimmy). The par time defined in the DEHACKED lump is 11:00.

Completing this level takes the player to E5M7: Nightmare Underworld.


Map of Realm of Iblis
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. At the start, head right at the T-intersection and go until you see stairs to the south. Do not go down the stairs, instead get on the outside ridge outside of the fence and move along until you reach a cave with an energy cell and a plasma gun. (sector 44)
  2. In the southeast part of the map, enter the small cave and press the satyr switch to lower the lift to the north. Step on the lift, then head off and back towards the satyr switch. A new cave here leads to armor bonuses and a soul sphere. (sector 108)
  3. At the top of the castle at the north end of the map, get to the northwest corner and look west. Shoot the eye, then enter the lava at the north end and follow the path to a light amplification visor, a medikit, and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 197)
  4. Approach the yellow door, which will allow you to reach two satyr switches just to the southeast of the door. Press both of them, then head south, using the stepping stones to reach the yellow key area. A cave to the south holds a box of rockets and a medikit. (sector 283)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Map of E5M9's deathmatch arena

This level includes its own, separate deathmatch arena.

Player spawns[edit]

This arena contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north-east. (thing 186)
  2. facing north-west. (thing 221)
  3. facing south-west. (thing 222)
  4. facing south-east. (thing 223)


The following things (per skill level) are placed in the arena:

Weapons 1-2 3 4-5
Chainsaw 1
Shotgun 4
Chaingun 1
Rocket launcher 1
Plasma gun 1
BFG9000 1
Ammunition 1-2 3 4-5
Box of bullets 1
4 shotgun shells 1
Rocket 1
Energy cell 1
Health & Armor 1-2 3 4-5
Stimpack 5
Armor 1
Megaarmor 1
Items 1-2 3 4-5
Supercharge 1
Backpack 2
Miscellaneous 1-2 3 4-5
Deathmatch start 4
Teleport landing 1


Map data[edit]

Things 335
Vertices 2560*
Linedefs 2593
Sidedefs 4296
Sectors 596
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2005.


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

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Inspiration and development[edit]


  • Iblis is a figure frequently occurring in the Quran, commonly in relation to the creation of Adam and the command to prostrate himself before him. After he refused, he was cast out of heaven. For many classical scholars, he was an angel, but regarded as a jinn in most contemporary scholarship. He is often compared to Satan in Christian traditions. In Islamic tradition, Iblis is often identified with Al-Shaitan ("the Devil").

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