Hub 3: Heresiarch's Seminary
Heresiarch's Seminary is the third hub of Hexen. Its theme is religion, which is referenced throughout. A Heresiarch is an originator of heresy, a chapel is a small or secondary place of worship, and a refectory is the dining hall of a monastery. In addition, lamentations may be a reference to the Old Testament, and medieval monasteries frequently had orchards. One of the puzzles refers to astrology, which is closely related.
The intermission text introducing this hub in the PC version is as follows:
Your mind still reeling from your encounters within the hypostyle, you stagger toward what you hope is a way out. Things seem to move faster and faster, your vision blurs and begins to fade...
As the world collapses around you, the brightness of a teleportal engulfs you. A flash of light, and then you climb wearily to your feet.
You stand atop a high tower, and from below come the screams of the damned. You step forward, and instantly the sound of demonic chanting chills your blood.By all the gods of death! What place have you come to? By all the gods of pain, how will you ever find your way out?