E6M2 (Heretic)

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Fate's Path
(deathmatch only levels)
This level occupies the map slot E6M2. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E6M2.

E6M2 (aka The Water Shrine or Ruined Temple) is the second 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 The Water Shrine for the map name. The wHeretic source port offers this "episode" on the main menu using the names Sailor Scout assigned (although the automap shows the map title as "Water Shrine" without the leading article). In an interview with Michael Raymond-Judy of Raven Software, he stated that this map was designed at least in part by Brian Raffel and it was sort of a Ruined Temple although he did not specifically name it.[1]

While this is not part of a true episode, completing this level will take you to E6M3.


Map of E6M2
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.


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

Areas / screenshots[edit]


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 90)
  2. facing east. (thing 91)
  3. facing south. (thing 92)
  4. facing south. (thing 93)


Map data[edit]

Things 508
Vertices 1502*
Linedefs 1640
Sidedefs 2286
Sectors 284
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1368.


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


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