MAP01: Cultist's Lair (Ascension)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.
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MAP01: Cultist's Lair is the first map of Ascension. It was designed by BigMemka and Shadowman, and uses the music track "".


Map of Cultist's Lair
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector, thing, and linedef numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. After leaving the first building, head all the way to the east to the bushes. Crouch and go through them to a cave with a quartz flask. (sector 592)
  2. North of the creek, enter the northeast cave and then head to the area with the bed and the bag of money. Use the red banner, then head west and jump the gap to the opening gate. This area has a flechette, a pipe of confusion, and bags of money. (sector 1958)


A mask of invisibility (Thing 2872) and a street lantern (thing 3361) have no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so they do not actually appear in the level.

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Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on August 15, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 3379
Vertices 12471
Linedefs 16215
Sidedefs 29193
Sectors 3839


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

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