MAP14: Labour of Despair (THT: Threnody)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP14. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP14.
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MAP14: Labour of Despair is the fourteenth map of THT: Threnody. It was designed by Philip Brown (Liberation) and uses the music track "Hell," originally composed for Icarus: Alien Vanguard by Jeremy Doyle, who also remixed the track for use in this project.


Map of Labour of Despair
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. From the north wall overlooking the final arena, go west, and all the way through the rooms on the west side until you reach an opening in the wall. You are supposed to drop down here, but if you look slightly to the right you can find a section of the blood river to jump to. Do so to find the BFG9000. (sector 1747)
  2. At the east side of the southeastern blood river, you can find a small passage leading to armor bonuses and a box of shotgun shells. (sector 2093)
  3. Open the red and yellow bars at the south end of the crossroads, then turn east and all the way into the next room. Here, open the dark wall at the east side of the room to find a green armor. (sector 2104)
  4. At the northwest blood pit, climb the rocks up to the lion switch. This lowers the bars behind you, but if you backtrack a bit, you will also find an alcove lowering as well. This has a lost soul guarding a backpack. (sector 2115)
  5. At the main crossroads, go east, and where you see the blood oozing from, climb up there going south. On this raised blood pit, jump down and head around the marble wall. Go east until you see a path northward. Take that path, then the first right to a room with a revenant and a switch. After pressing it, go all the way east to the room with the mancubi, then northeast to the large open area. Follow the river until you reach the soul sphere, looking out for imps when you pick it up. There are also shotgun shells at the far left end. (sector 2139)


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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 December 16, 2021.


Map data[edit]

Things 599
Vertices 8239*
Linedefs 9125
Sidedefs 16361
Sectors 2390
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 6929.


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

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Inspiration and development[edit]

As well as being part of a tribute project to Ty Halderman, the level is dedicated to Liberation's uncle, who, like Halderman, also passed away from a brain tumour.


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