MAP12: Cathedral of Rhyza (Literalism)


Literalism maps 12-20

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This level occupies the map slot MAP12. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP12.
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MAP12: Cathedral of Rhyza is the twelfth map of Literalism. It was designed by PinkFlamingo and uses the music track "Cryptology" by James Paddock (Jimmy). The par time defined in MAPINFO is 2:30.


Map of Cathedral of Rhyza
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 start, head west, then southeast through the vines. Shoot the wooden panels to the east to get a berserk pack. (sector 635)
  2. On a ledge at the south end of the moat, jump east to rocket launcher. (sector 665)
  3. At the southwest end, outside the blue key chamber, head northwest, shooting the wooden panels to enter a cave with rockets and a box of ammo. (sector 1263)
  4. In the blue key chamber, enter the left side and find a lion switch behind the south cage. This lowers the soul sphere in the middle. (sector 1043)
  5. At the cathedral entrance, continue east and to the rock with the medikit. Head up the rocks to the chainsaw. (sector 1461)
  6. Inside the cathedral, head to the first mural at the east side and use the tiny ledges to get up to it (it is the one which has the stick positioned differently than the others). Shoot it open to get a soul sphere. (sector 933)
  7. At the east end of the main cathedral, head to the south side of the altar and look for the lion switch on it. This opens the north compartment with energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 836)
  8. In the hall behind the cathedral, get to the east side and take the tiny ledges up. Shoot the stained glass and enter the graveyard to find shotgun shells, an ammo clip, and a megasphere. (sector 1427)
  9. In the chaingun room west of the main cathedral, shoot the boards on the west side to head outside to health bonuses and a megaarmor. (sector 795)
  10. In the room just before the red key chamber, head to the south wall and shoot the knight mural that is second from the right to find energy cells and a plasma gun. (sector 1195)
  11. Go behind the altar in Secret #10 to find a switch on the north side. This opens the compartment to the south. Take the steps past it to get to the yellow key room. (sector 717)
  12. Return to the cathedral entrance and inside, head west to the yellow door. Follow the steps up to get energy cells and a BFG9000. (sector 1127)
  13. In the red key chamber, when the southwest wall opens up, enter it and shoot the south wall to get a green armor. (sector 1365)


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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 June 5, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 665
Vertices 6585*
Linedefs 6776
Sidedefs 11300
Sectors 1480
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5432.


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

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