STR16: Frozen (Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos)


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This level occupies the map slot STR16. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.

STR16: Frozen is the sixteenth map of Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos. It was designed by Daniel Gimmer (Tormentor667) and uses a custom music track.

This level introduces the "Limit" mode, where the objective is to keep too many monsters from reaching the deadline.


Map of Frozen
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.


Before the level starts, you will be briefed by Lt. Carmack on the essentials of Limit mode. This mode is similar to Deadline, but you can allow a maximum of 100 monsters to reach the deadline - the mission fails if this limit is exceeded.

As you start the level you will see two red pads in front of you - these are the deadlines you need to protect. All the item pads can be found in this area (including two health and two ammo pads), as well as a chaingun and a super shotgun. Head north through an open door to find a teleporter which will send you to the south end of the level - this is ideal for intercepting monsters coming from that direction but it is a one-way trip. Continue heading north from the teleporter room to enter a wide hall with green forcefields - a backpack and a rocket launcher can be found in this hall, along with three more ammo pads and two more health pads.

Monsters will initially spawn at the south end of the level, heading north-east and north-west to follow two paths leading inside the building - they will then head north around the forcefields, then turn round and head south to reach the deadlines. On wave four a gate will open at the north end of the level and monsters will start spawning from behind it, and on wave six the forcefields will be deactivated giving monsters spawning from the south a shorter path to the deadline.

This level pits you against large numbers of monsters - have powerups ready if you find yourself being overwhelmed. This level offers large numbers of stimpacks and medikits so retreat if you are close to death. Focus on weaker opponents first; if all else fails, it is better to let a few strong enemies pass through the deadline rather than many smaller monsters.

Wave Enemies Weapons and ammo given Armor and powerups given
1 56 suicide bombers
48 imps
30 demons
24 catharsi
14 boxes of shotgun shells
14 boxes of bullets
Two clips
2 40 demons
24 imps
20 Hell knights
16 catharsi
16 spectres
Ten boxes of shotgun shells
Eight boxes of bullets
Six boxes of rockets
Two energy cells
Plasma gun
Ten stimpacks
Four medikits
3 32 knights
20 cacodemons
20 blood demons
12 revenants
15 boxes of shotgun shells
12 boxes of rockets
Ten boxes of bullets
Four energy cells
16 stimpacks
Eight medikits
4 56 suicide bombers
56 imps
30 blood demons
14 barons of Hell
24 boxes of rockets
20 boxes of shotgun shells
12 boxes of bullets
Three energy cells
Energy cell pack
Plasma repeater
24 stimpacks
12 medikits
Time freeze *
5 24 knights
16 barons
Eight cybruisers
Six bruiser demons
48 boxes of rockets
20 boxes of bullets
14 boxes of bullets
Three energy cell packs
Energy cell
32 stimpacks
16 medikits
6 32 shadows
32 phase imps
24 nightmare demons
Six arch-viles
64 boxes of rockets
25 boxes of shotgun shells
16 boxes of bullets
Three energy cell packs
Two energy cells
40 stimpacks
20 medikits
Quad damage
7 24 imps
16 catharsi
12 enhanced cacodemons
Five terminators
64 boxes of rockets
25 boxes of shotgun shells
18 boxes of bullets
Six energy cell packs
Two energy cells
40 stimpacks
20 medikits
* Only one time freeze powerup will spawn, regardless of the number of players

Completing this level will award 1,500 bonus credits and unlock the fourth tier of missions in the main hub.

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There are no official secrets on this map.


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As this level does not contain official secrets, the NM 100S category is redundant.

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The records for the map at the Doom Speed Demo Archive are:

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 21, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 502
Vertices 5899*
Linedefs 7703
Sidedefs 13899
Sectors 2001
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 5899.


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

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