MAP28: Castle Agony (Project Einherjar)
|Project Einherjar maps|
|The Gaulheim Hit|
|Deep Into White Hell|
|The Iron Invasion|
|Return to Jotunheim|
- 1 Walkthrough
- 2 Areas / screenshots
- 3 Speedrunning
- 4 Statistics
- 5 Technical information
- 6 Inspiration and development
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See also
- 9 Sources
- 10 External links
Contessa's castle is divided into the north, east, and west wings, all three of which converge into the main hall with the horseshoe dining table. Behind the fireplace is the red door to the White Lady's oratory.
The west wing is mostly hidden initially: you can only access the hall of rooms that open when you climb the stairs to the door switch on the west balcony. The switch opens one of the rooms in the main hall, where you'll find the yellow key. Take it up the east wing stairs and inspect the Valkyrie banner to open the first of a series of sealed doors (and hidden ambushes), eventually leading through the yellow door and into the north wing.
Go past the sealed door and up the stairs to the altar: follow the green strobes to the switch, which opens the sealed door. Behind this door is a switch that lowers the main hall's balconies, revealing a massive ambush and the rest of the west wing. Kill absolutely everything before proceeding.
The west wing is mostly a dungeon filled with Juggernaut traps. A staircase leads to the blue key, and a silver door to a switch that opens the two sealed gray doors: one in the main hall, the other at the opposite side of the dungeon. Through the latter is a heavily guarded bastion, another dungeon, and the red key.
Boss: The White Lady Contessa Gaul
When you approach the pulpit, the door seals behind you, and Contessa comes out to play, wielding dual Purger cannons, trigger happy tendencies, and little to no regard for the loyal cultists around her. The fight is chaotic due to her habit of dodging left or right and unloading her weapons whenever she is damaged; the pillars and cultists cluttering the arena make a tough fight even more difficult. The ballistic knife will make short work of her, provided you have accumulated several blades by this point. When she dies, the exit door opens behind the pulpit.
Other points of interest
- The bastion dungeon has two crate-like cages which can be opened. One contains a super stim. (sector 332)
- When you grab the blue key, open the gate and return to the altar: the sigil on the back wall has revealed a hidden alcove not easily noticed from a distance. (sector 336) Step into the alcove to reveal an easter egg: the secret crypt of Isabelle Gaul, and a medical backpack.
Areas / screenshots
Routes and tricks
The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are: