MAP01: Pagan Temple (Preacher)


Preacher maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP01. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP01.

MAP01: Pagan Temple is the first map of Preacher. It was designed by Darch, who also composed the level's music track, "Sabbath with Organ."


Map of Pagan Temple
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.


At the start, flip the switch in front to lower the wall behind it, then continue forward and press another switch ahead. Turn around and you should see a wall lower to your left, revealing a corridor. As you reach the middle of the corridor a stairway will start to form in front. Climb up the stairs then go forward and approach the pillar in the centre to make it lower, revealing a teleporter. This teleporter will teleport you to a random place inside the temple.

Make your way towards the east and you should spot a blood staircase. Climb up the stairs and approach the lift ahead to make it lower. Ride it up and follow the path for a radiation shielding suit, then return to the start of the path and go left into the blood instead. At the end pick up the red key and drop down to the ground in front. Climb up the stairs then turn left and press the red switch to the left, on the front side of the altar. A wall will open to your right revealing a room. Make your way to it then use the switch in front to lower the blue key to the left. Get out of this room and go left to the outside area. Take the red teleporter ahead to be teleported to the blue door. Open it then enter the room to lower the teleporter in front. Use the teleporter and you'll find yourself in front of the exit again, as the bars start to lower. Step on the teleporter to finish the level.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. When you pick up the radiation shielding suit, four alcoves will open behind you. Each of these alcoves count as one secret and contain three shotgun shells (four on skills 1-3) and two rockets in total. (sector 780)
  2. To the right of the red key is an invulnerability on a platform. Drop to it to get the item and tag the secret. (sector 955)
  3. In the room after the blue door, step on the platform to the left and shoot the cross to raise the platform. Turn around and shoot the cross ahead to lower the wall in front. Beyond this wall lies a supercharge. (sector 993)


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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 3:30.57 Shepardus 2020-05-24
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn 2:53.51 Shepardus 2020-05-24
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 0:44.17 TheMalayDoomer 2022-05-17

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 2, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 381)
  2. facing east. (thing 382)
  3. facing west. (thing 383)
  4. facing west. (thing 384)
  5. facing east. (thing 405)


Map data[edit]

Things 491
Vertices 7887*
Linedefs 7581
Sidedefs 13505
Sectors 1015
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 6591.


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

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