MAP28: The Seventh Circle (NOVA: The Birth)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP28. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP28.
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MAP28: The Seventh Circle is the twenty-eighth map of NOVA: The Birth. It was designed by Cyriak Harris (mouldy) and John Weekley (PRIMEVAL), the former of whom composed the level's untitled music track.


Map of The Seventh Circle
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. On the walkway between the two revenant towers, climb the northern steps up, then head along the west railing south until you reach the soul sphere. (sector 285)
  2. At the library on the eastern side of the map, press on the wall with pictures to open the way east, then use the skull switch to lower the lift. Instead of going through, ride this lift up and look south. Shoot at the face in the wall to open a passageway. Follow it to the red key room, going through the caged section to lower the red key pedestal so you can acquire it. (sector 739)
  3. To get the blue key, you need to press two switches in the area with the revenant towers. The first one is southeast of the left tower, and the other is actually north of the right revenant tower, above a large group of revenants. This one has arachnotrons guarding the switch. Pressing both switches reveal cyberdemons in the middle of the towers. After you have hit both switches, head into the lava between both towers, then head south, then east up the rocks. At the fork, keep going east. In the next area, hop across the blocks to the teleporter, telefragging one of the cyberdemons. When you teleport out, you will find yourself at the north part of the map, where you can now get the blue key. Teleporting out results in you telefragging the other cyberdemon as well. (sector 1087)


A blue (Thing 1068) and a red (1069) skull key as well as a shotgun (581), a super shotgun (579), a chaingun (580), a rocket launcher (1067), a plasma gun (1066) and a box of shotgun shells (582) are placed northwest outside the playable area of the map, and thus cannot be picked up.

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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 16:39.60 Dylan Gill (TheV1perK1ller) 2018-06-01
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist
NoMo 02:06 Andrea Rovenski (Cyberdemon531) 2014-10-16

The data was last verified in its entirety on January 14, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains four spawn points:

  1. facing south. (thing 1147)
  2. facing south. (thing 1149)
  3. facing north. (thing 1152)
  4. facing north. (thing 1153)


Map data[edit]

Things 1174
Vertices 9522*
Linedefs 8641
Sidedefs 15265
Sectors 1510
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 7171.


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

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