E6M1 (Heretic)

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M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

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The Stagnant Demesne

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Fate's Path
(deathmatch only levels)
This level occupies the map slot E6M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E6M1.

E6M1 (aka Raven's Lair or Offices) is the first of three bonus levels in the Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders expansion.

This level and episode name are in fact Untitled and can only be accessed via a warp command. According to the Heretic FAQ, a map creator by the name of Sailor Scout came up with the name Fate's Path for the episode name and Offices for the map name. The wHeretic source port offers this "episode" on the main menu using the names Sailor Scout assigned. In an interview with Michael Raymond-Judy of Raven Software, he stated that this map was loosely based on the old Raven offices so Raven's Lair would be an appropriate name for it.[1]

While this is not part of a true episode, completing this level will take you to E6M2.


Map of E6M1
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.



There are no official secrets on this map.


If the Firemace has appeared at the level startup, you will find it from one of four different positions. In order of appearance, they are located:

Areas / screenshots[edit]


As this level does not contain any secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
SM speed 0:20.63 Kokrovan 2021-07-20 heretice6m1-20.zip
SM max 05:44 Vincent Catalaá (Peroxyd) 2006-12-15 h6m1-544.zip
BP speed 00:21 Vincent Catalaá (Peroxyd) 2002-09-22 h6b1-021.zip
BP max 4:53.51 Aleksey Kamenev (4shockblast) 2021-09-24 h6f1-453.zip
NM speed 0:20.74 Jean-Charles Dorne (JCD) 2021-06-18 h6n1-020.zip
Pacifist 00:22 Vincent Catalaá (Peroxyd) 1999-09-10 h6s1-022.zip
NoMo 0:18.80 Karim El-Sheikh (Kimo Xvirus) 2009-09-03 h6o11880.zip

The data was last verified in its entirety on November 29, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 4)
  2. facing east. (thing 5)
  3. facing north. (thing 6)
  4. facing east. (thing 7)


Map data[edit]

Things 324
Vertices 1272*
Linedefs 1219
Sidedefs 1914
Sectors 210
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1044.


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

External links[edit]


  1. "Heretic Shadow of the Serpent Riders Insider Info: Behind-the-scenes interview with Michael Raymond-Judy." RavenGames.com (archived 🗺). Retrieved 8 August 2016.