MAP15: Secluded Stronghold (Bloodstain)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP15. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP15.

MAP15: Secluded Stronghold is the fifteenth map of Bloodstain. It was designed by Pavel Tvrzník (Pipicz) and uses the music track "Dracoid Ruins Battle," from Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny.

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Map of Secluded Stronghold
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 yellow key tower, jump west to the ledge here to find a switch, which lowers one of the barriers to the secret exit. (sector 8)
  2. This sector is in the central tower of the stronghold, accessible after using the switch in Secret #1. (sector 19)
  3. Once you collect the yellow key, two teleporters open up in the courtyard near where the normal exit is. Enter the one on the left to appear on the tower above, then jump down to the wall on the west side where a switch is nearby. The switch in this sector raises the lifts to other towers on the west side of the stronghold. (sector 101)
  4. Once you hit the switch in Secret #3, head west from there and up the next tower for a soul sphere and a switch. The switch here removes one of the barriers to the southwesternmost tower. (sector 260)
  5. Once you hit the switch in Secret #3, make your way to the southeasternmost tower. You can do this via the teleporter near Secret #9 (see Bugs for more info), or you can jump from the yellow key tower southeast onto the wall. Use the lift and ride up to a megaarmor and a switch. The switch, like the one in Secret #4, lowers one of the barriers to the southwesternmost tower. (sector 389)
  6. Jump from the bridge at the start to the left where the shotgun shells and super shotgun are for this secret. (sector 415)
  7. Inside the eastern building of the stronghold, behind the switch is an arch-vile guarding a megaarmor. (sector 499)
  8. Jump from the bridge at the start to the right and follow the rocks down and around the stronghold until you find some supplies, including a berserk pack. (sector 518)
  9. After using the switches in both Secret #4 and Secret #5, head to the southwesternmost tower and use the lift up to find the red key and some energy cell packs. (sector 574)
  10. The sector immediately before the secret exit counts as a secret. (sector 575)


Teleport destinations 66 and 69 are only flagged for Ultra-Violence or higher, meaning that the teleporters they are on do not function on lower skill levels.

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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 (normal exit)
UV speed (secret exit)
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
UV max 6:35.37 NumberJuan77 2020-06-14
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist (normal exit)
UV pacifist (secret exit)

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 13, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 429
Vertices 4448*
Linedefs 4649
Sidedefs 8209
Sectors 714
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3584.


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

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