MAP28: Sacrificial Grounds (Whispers of Satan)


Whispers of Satan maps
Earthbase episode

01 02 03 04 05 06

Brick episode

07 08 09 10 11

Plutonia-esque episode

12 13 14 15

Plutonia/Hexen episode

16 17 18 19

Hell episode
Secret maps

31 32 33 34 35

This level occupies the map slot MAP28. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP28.

MAP28: Sacrificial Grounds is the twenty-eighth map of Whispers of Satan. It was designed by Kristian Aro, who also wrote the music track for this level, "Last Man Standing (Sacraficial Symphony)".


Map of Sacrificial Grounds
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.


Turn right at the beginning. There are two open halls you can take here. Go to the right one and hit the switch here. Then, go through the other open hall and follow it all the way to a switch. Press it and return to the beginning to find the door open to the middle of the map. Head to the four-way intersection here and take the path branching westward. Open the door and head down the hall until it branches in three directions. Head left from there, and head left again to find a baron of Hell guarding a large skull switch. Flip it, and then head all the way west, north, and then east through the open door. Go east until you see an eye switch to your north, and then press it. You will lower the blue skull key that can be seen through the western window, so open the door nearby to get the key. Look out for the arch-vile, cacodemons, and pain elementals as you leave, and then return to the four-way intersection. This time, go east to the next building. Head to the northeast to find the blue door. Ascend the stairs following the path to the switch, and after pressing it, the yellow key you see through the cage is lowered. Head back out to the entrance of the building and you will find monsters have appeared here, so kill them and head to the southeast door to claim the yellow key. The yellow door is to the northwest, leading back outside. Head across the rocks until you reach the wooden bars, then turn right and climb the rocks there. Kill the arch-vile and imps guarding the eye switch, then press it to lower the wooden bars. Grab the red key behind the bars and go back to the four-way intersection. Head north and press the switch next to the red bars to open the way to the exit.

Other points of interest[edit]


  1. Head northwest from the four-way intersection and you will find some blocks over lava leading to a ledge. Follow them to the ledge and climb the steps to receive a berserk pack. (sector 633)
  2. Open the blue door and find the wall that has hanging legs on it. Press it to open a compartment behind you containing a soul sphere. (sector 738)


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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 0:56.23 Aleks Shahov (Plut) 2012-11-06
NM speed
UV max 7:54.23 Sage 2018-06-21
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 1:30.74 DidierTranber 2011-10-13

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 21, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains nine spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 720)
  2. facing east. (thing 724)
  3. facing north. (thing 732)
  4. facing west. (thing 736)
  5. facing north. (thing 740)
  6. facing south-east. (thing 743)
  7. facing south-east. (thing 748)
  8. facing north-west. (thing 759)
  9. facing west. (thing 762)


Map data[edit]

Things 783
Vertices 16371*
Linedefs 14696
Sidedefs 26395
Sectors 888
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 11851.


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

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