MAP02: The Lower Temple (Ascension)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP02. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP02.
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MAP02: The Lower Temple is the second map of Ascension. It was designed by Shadowman and BigMemka, and uses the music track "".


Map of The Lower 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.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Enter the temple and go to the southeast corner. Lower the wall there to get a small bag of money. (sector 3009)
  2. Lower the southwest wall in Secret #2 and you can head back outside to get a quartz flask. (sector 2465)
  3. Head north from the first intersection and head east to some crates. Use the northernmost crate from the south side to pick up some apples. (sector 488)
  4. Head north from Secret #3 to some more crates. Climb the ones to the east and open the south crate to get a torch. (sector 765)
  5. In the northeast cellar, go to the northwest end and move the shelf aside to get a leather armor. (sector 750)
  6. This secret is the small slit south of Secret #5. This secret is not actually accessible due to its size. (sector 3075)
  7. In the same area, head southeast, then west to the wine cellar there. Lower it to get a large bag with money. (sector 729)
  8. After you get the rusty key, return to the first intersection and head south. Open the rusty key door and use the switch on the fountain to open an area going outside to blue mana and a vase with an apple. (sector 1552)
  9. After you get the lower temple key, head southeast of the wine cellar and use the key to open the gate. Head left and use the switch while standing to the side, then quickly run east to an open coffin which has a mystic urn. (sector 855)
  10. Head back to the switch and use it to lower to the floor below. Follow the path, use the switch, and you are back at the intersection. Quickly go to the southeast wall to ride up, then enter the room which has flasks of dragon oil. (sector 3080)
  11. Head northwest of the rejuvenation hall and open the coffin at the end to get a leather armor. (sector 937)
  12. Head northwest of the rejuvenation hall and open the west door. In the room where you need the phoenix feather, open the south wall to find crossbow bolts and three vases. (sector 2556)
  13. In the hall with crushers, head to the west crusher and lower a cracked wall to the west to find a switch which defuses a poison trap. (sector 3069)
  14. In the northwest area, enter the pool and look for a small passage to the right, which leads to some treasure. (sector 3135)


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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 2193
Vertices 7618
Linedefs 10831
Sidedefs 18500
Sectors 3163


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

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