MAP09: The Writhing Altar (Arrival)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP09. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP09.
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MAP09: The Writhing Altar is the ninth map of Arrival. It was designed by Walker Wright (Pavera) and uses the music track "Arrival" by Brayden Hart (AD_79).


Map of The Writhing Altar
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. At the northeast end, approach the building from the north end, going up the steps with health bonuses to an eye switch. Go onto the wall, then gently go over it while looking north to find a wooden column lowering, revealing a teleporter. Run and take it to get a soul sphere. (sector 200)


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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 2167
Vertices 5815*
Linedefs 6179
Sidedefs 9284
Sectors 685
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5216.


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

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