MAP14: Darkness Beneath (Akeldama)


Akeldama maps 12-20

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
(12 - 20)
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Secret maps: 31 32

This level occupies the map slot MAP14. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP14.
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MAP14: Darkness Beneath is the fourteenth map of Akeldama. It was designed by ChaingunnerX and uses the music track "Fallen Empire" by Viscra Maelstrom.


Map of Darkness Beneath
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. In the central water cave, find the wall to the east with a hanging body and use it to find a teleporter. You will teleport on the top of a waterfall where you can get shotgun shells, a super shotgun, stimpacks, medikits, a megaarmor, and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 210)
  2. In the room with the fire walls and the scrolling staircase, use the northwest fire wall and drop down to find a berserk pack. (sector 367)
  3. In the brown-floored room with ammo and health bonuses on the floor, go to the southwest corner and open the wall here to find a soul sphere. (sector 912)
  4. In the water area at the northeast part of the map, climb the steps to the higher floor, then use the wall with the black and yellow banner to find a teleporter. Enter it to reach the cage with the mancubus, shotgun shells, energy cell pack, and plasma gun. (sector 1131)
  5. In the central water cave, drop to the water and enter the building on the west side. In this small library are two walls with skulls on the south wall. Open the left wall to get a light amplification visor. (sector 1527)


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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 0:17.26 kvothesixstring 2022-10-23 Cross-listed from Pacifist
Also Reality
NM speed
UV max 9:50.69 Master Medi 2023-05-14
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist 0:17.26 kvothesixstring 2022-10-23 Also Reality
NoMo 0:15.37 kvothesixstring 2022-10-23

The data was last verified in its entirety on May 27, 2023.


Map of MAP14's deathmatch arena

This level includes its own, separate deathmatch arena.

Player spawns[edit]

This level contains nine spawn points:

  1. facing south-west. (thing 214)
  2. facing north-east. (thing 215)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 216)
  4. facing west. (thing 217)
  5. facing south-west. (thing 218)
  6. facing north-west. (thing 219)
  7. facing north-west. (thing 220)
  8. facing south. (thing 221)
  9. facing south-west. (thing 222)


The following things (per skill level) are placed in the arena:

Weapons 1-2 3 4-5
Chainsaw 1
Shotgun 4
Super shotgun 3
Chaingun 2
Rocket launcher 1
Plasma gun 1
BFG9000 1
Ammunition 1-2 3 4-5
Clip 3
4 shotgun shells 4
Rocket 5
Energy cell 2
Health & Armor 1-2 3 4-5
Stimpack 3
Medikit 1
Miscellaneous 1-2 3 4-5
Deathmatch start 9


Map data[edit]

Things 872
Vertices 7251*
Linedefs 7869
Sidedefs 11729
Sectors 1537
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 6164.


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

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