MAP23: Fortress of Ages (Hellbound)


Hellbound maps 21-30

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This level occupies the map slot MAP23. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP23.
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MAP23: Fortress of Ages is the twenty-third map of Hellbound. It was designed by Zoltán Sófalvi (Z86) and uses the music track "Demons on the Prey," originally composed by Robert Prince for Doom.


Map of Fortress of Ages
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. Enter the fortress and go straight up until you reach a pillar with a soul sphere. Drop down behind the pillar and open the flesh wall to the right to find a teleporter leading to the top of the pillar. (sector 1)
  2. At the main entrance to the fortress, turn to the left side and go behind the column to the slightly weathered wall. Press it to reveal an invulnerability and a teleporter, which takes you to the tower containing revenants and ammo. (sector 204)
  3. Head to the left side of the fortress walls on the platform with lots of imps. From there, go south, then east to a soul sphere. (sector 843)


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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 18:47.57 Blake Collins (Rayziik) 2013-09-23
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on June 3, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains ten spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 4)
  2. facing south. (thing 118)
  3. facing east. (thing 845)
  4. facing north. (thing 846)
  5. facing north. (thing 847)
  6. facing south. (thing 848)
  7. facing north-east. (thing 849)
  8. facing north. (thing 850)
  9. facing north. (thing 851)
  10. facing south-west. (thing 852)


Map data[edit]

Things 858
Vertices 8859*
Linedefs 8277
Sidedefs 14141
Sectors 1188
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 6968.


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

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