MAP04: The Citadel (Return of the Triad)


Return of the Triad maps
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Episode 2: Return of the Triad

This level occupies the map slot MAP04. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP04.
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MAP04: The Citadel is the fourth map in the eponymous main episode of Return of the Triad. It was designed by Leon Zawada (el zee) and uses the music track "".


Map of The Citadel
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. Immediately press on the north wall with a handle at the starting point and head north through the passage to get a bulletproof armor. (sector 484)
  2. At the central intersection, head south and in this large area, head to the northwest side. Behind a column, push the west wall to get forty life points, a dark staff, and a healing basin. (sector 3653)
  3. At the south end, head through the hall going west and take the small steps to the south wall. Head east and lower a wall to the south to get twenty-five life points. (sector 3660)
  4. Push the gray wall northeast of the gold key to get an Excalibat, priest porridges, and twenty-five life points. (sector 3604)
  5. At the northwest end of the map, with a single jump pad in the center of the path, use it to get to the north wall. Open a wall here to get twenty-five life points. (sector 3424)
  6. At the northwest hall, jump over the northwest fence to get thirty life points. (sector 1570)
  7. Jump over the northeast fence to get thirty more life points. (sector 1641)
  8. At the silver key area, head to the east wall and lower it to find a healing basin and three small monk crystals. (sector 37)
  9. To get the flamewall at the high pillar, you need to go to the steps to the west and flip the switch on the north side of the steps. (sector 1742)


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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 February 21, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 1355
Vertices 14988*
Linedefs 15660
Sidedefs 26769
Sectors 3749
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11798.


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

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