Hub 1: Seven Portals


Seven Portals is the first hub of Hexen. It is generally regarded as an introduction to the rest of the game. In the context of the story it is referred to as a test - the levels are "guardians", meant to defend the world of Cronos from invasion. The guardian realms have distinct elemental themes: Fire is one of the classical elements, Metal is a classical Chinese element, and Ice loosely corresponds with Water.

Upon completing the Winnowing Hall and entering the hub proper, Korax issues his iconic taunt: "Greetings mortal, are you ready to die?"

There is no intermission text introducing this hub in the PC version.


Hexen hubs


Current records[edit]

The DSDA records for this episode are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
Sk4 speed hub 1 12:36 PVS 2020-06-14 Fighter
Sk4 max hub 1 45:37 PVS 2020-06-10 Cleric
Sk5 max hub 1 47:36 Doug Merrill (Opulent) 2014-09-02 Fighter

The data was last verified in its entirety on July 28, 2022.

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