MAP06: Inferno of Blood (No Rest for the Living)


No Rest for the Living maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP06. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP06.

MAP06: Inferno of Blood is the sixth map of No Rest for the Living. It was designed by Arya Iwakura and uses the music track "In The Dark". The par time is 1:45. In the version released as an official add-on, it utilises the red hellish sky of Doom II ("SKY3") instead of the default one featuring brown clouds ("SKY1"), thanks to DMAPINFO.


Map of Inferno of Blood
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.


Go straight, push the skull switch on the left, wait for the green marble block to lower, get through it, go across the rocks and open the wooden door.

Go through the non-linear maze until you get to a room with 5 skull switches, push the eastern-northern switch to lower two walls, then the western-southern switch to get short-time access to the yellow skull key, quickly go through the lowered walls and take the key.

Backtrack outside of the wooden door and go through the yellow door on the higher rocks, go straight, then left and go across some rocks, and take the blue skull key.

Backtrack to spawn but go through the blue door and step onto the pentagram.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Directly ahead of the starting point is a demonic pentagram. To the left is a switch to open it. Open the wall across the switch for a niche (sector 478) containing five armor bonuses.
  2. As you exit the cave and cross the blood river in the west, you see a blue door in the northwest. Drop into the blood to its south and open the northwestern back wall. Follow the new path (sector 442) to pick up three health bonuses and encounter three spectres (demons on easy skill levels). Proceed and get the invisibility sphere (or save it for later), kill the three imps (two revenants and a Hell knight on hard skills), grab the super shotgun and a bullet box. Note the five red brick pillars (two with skull switches), in this description numbered from west (#1) to east (#5). Push the switch on the pillar #2 to lower the pillar #3 to the floor level. Push the switch on pillar #1 two times to raise pillar #3. From pillar #4 step over pillar #3 (thus collecting the shell box) to the ledge in the southwest. Ascend the steps and run over the gap to the skull switch in the west. (From here you can reach the berserk pack on pillar #1.) Push the skull switch to open a wall in the north, releasing five imps, four demons and two spectres. In their alcove you find five health bonuses and two more red brick pillars with skull switches to control pillar #4. Push the eastern alcove pillar switch once to raise pillar #4 once. (Use the western alcove pillar switch once to lower pillar #4 to the floor level in case you are stuck.) After that, use the switch on pillar #2, then the one on pillar #1. If done right, pillars #3 to #5 should build a stair. Run over it to the east to jump on the platform with the before unreachable skull switch. Use it to lower it as well as the wall in front of you, letting you access a gargoyle switch that you have to use in order to access secret #10.
  3. Continue through the level until you reach the area where you see the blue skull key on a pillar about to raise out of reach. Follow the blood stream with stepping stones to the north, where an arch-vile (a baron of Hell on easy skills) attacks you. Open the red brick wall to his east for a closet (sector 387) with a chainsaw and two health bonuses. As you enter it, the wall behind the chainsaw opens, releasing a cacodemon.
  4. After entering the wooden door in the east of the stepping stones mentioned in secret #3 and following the passage behind, you see a plasma gun in front of you. (Use the skull switch on the eastern side of the wall south of the plasma gun to lower its plinth, so you can grab it.) From the plasma gun go straight to the west. Open the western wall south of the torch for a medikit and two bullet boxes (sector 182).
  5. In the yellow skull key room, use the skull switch on the northern pillar's eastern side to open two entrances (north and south of the key) to the passage leading to the key. (This also opens some walls in the blue skull key area, releasing monsters, so be prepared for visitors.) Use the skull switch on the southern pillar's western side to temporarily open the wall behind the yellow skull key, allowing to access it through either entrance. Quickly enter the southern one, ascend the stairs, follow the bend to the north and take the western branch, opening a wall in the northwest and releasing an ambush. Run to the west, grabbing the yellow skull key and leave the room to the north, where you find a dead sergeant. From behind the now opened northern wall in the room west of you comes the ambush, including an arch-vile, so try to kill him first. After cleaning the area, enter the room north of the lowered wall where you see a green armor atop of a blood fall. The eastern path leads to a torch, lower the northern wall east of it. Ascend the stairs to get to the armor (sector 355).
  6. From secret #5 descend the stairs to the north, but not to the east. Instead, open the western wall to access the walkway (sector 570) from where three imps attacked you before. Follow it to the south, collecting six health bonuses and drop down into the southern room to find some shotgun shells and a lion switch that you have to use in order to access secret #10. Go east to lower a wall and return to the ambush room.
  7. Return to the place where you got the yellow skull key and wait for the wall east of you to lower. Push the skull switch on its front to lower the soul sphere's plinth (sector 124) in the west of the room.
  8. Enter the yellow door; follow the cavern taking the left fork twice, ascending some stairs. As you arrive in the lava floor cave with the stepping stones, look to the southeast where you see a stone floor passage on the ground. Enter it to find six health bonuses and a radiation suit. (sector 374)
  9. Leave secret #8 and walk over the lava floor to the west. Instead of ascending the stone floor stairs, enter the lava floor passage to the south of the stairs to find two stimpacks, a blue armor and a satyr switch (sector 601) that you have to use in order to access secret #10. Approaching it opens two the southern alcoves, each containing an imp or a chaingunner (skill dependent).
  10. If not done yet, push the gargoyle switch in secret #2, the lion switch in secret #6 and the satyr switch in secret #9. Go to the cave entrance in the east of the BFG9000 you saw before when passing by. The corresponding stones have been lowered, allowing you to ascend the stairs leading to the BFG9000 (sector 294).
  11. After picking up the blue skull key, reenter the yellow door, follow the cavern taking the right fork. Enter the blue door, ahead of you is a platform with a medikit and two rocket boxes with a mancubus standing guard. Press the wall behind it to reveal three imps on a staircase (sector 434) littered with five health bonuses and a computer map at the end.


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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 00:27 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-04-05
NM speed 0:32.86 Andromeda 2020-02-25
UV max 5:54.49 Tatsuya Ito (Tatsurd-cacocaco) 2022-03-15
NM 100S 9:53.89 Jean-Charles Dorne (JCD) 2021-11-29
UV -fast 13:56.97 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-24
UV -respawn
UV Tyson 29:24.43 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2015-11-24
UV pacifist 0:28.80 Niloquì 2023-04-23
NoMo 0:40.89 Teedre 2020-10-10

The data was last verified in its entirety on April 26, 2023.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains thirteen spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 12)
  2. facing north. (thing 18)
  3. facing north. (thing 19)
  4. facing south. (thing 281)
  5. facing north. (thing 283)
  6. facing south. (thing 295)
  7. facing east. (thing 296)
  8. facing east. (thing 340)
  9. facing east. (thing 401)
  10. facing south. (thing 682)
  11. facing south-east. (thing 715)
  12. facing west. (thing 716)
  13. facing south-east. (thing 793)


Map data[edit]

Things 1005
Vertices 2315*
Linedefs 2530
Sidedefs 3979
Sectors 615
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1910.


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

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