STR31: Black Gold (Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos)

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Stronghold maps 31-35

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
(31 - 35, 99)
Secret maps: 50 52 54 56

This level occupies the map slot STR31. For other maps with a non-standard slot, see Category:Non-standard map slots.

STR31: Black Gold is the thirty-first map of Stronghold: On the Edge of Chaos. It was designed by Paul DeBruyne (skillsaw) and uses a custom music track.

This level uses the "Core" mode, where the objective is to prevent monsters destroying a computer core.

Walkthrough[edit]

Map of Black Gold
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.

Essentials[edit]

The core is in front of players one to five as the level starts, along with a shotgun, super shotgun, two backpacks and four boxes of shotgun shells. The four item pads can be found near the core, and additional ammo and health pads can be found in the two wide passages leading to the core. There are two teleporters in the north-west and south-east corners of the level that have a chaingun, rocket launcher and ammo next to them; use the teleporters to quickly return to the core building.

Monsters will spawn from two gray rock areas in the north-east corner of the level; the north group will head west to enter the core building by its north entrance, while the south group will head south to enter the core building by its east entrance. The spawn points will remain the same for the entire level.

Wave Enemies Weapons and ammo given Armor and powerups given
1 32 imps
Eight Hell knights
Four arachnotrons
- -
2 35 catharsi
Seven barons of Hell
Three hectebi
Six boxes of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Rocket launcher
Two stimpacks
Medikit
Armor
3 20 shadows
Ten mancubi
Four fusion spiders
Eight boxes of rockets
Two gas packs
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Energy cell pack
Flamethrower
Two stimpacks
Medikit
4 Ten arachnotrons
Six fusion spiders
Spiderdemon
Ten box of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Energy cell pack
Gas canister
Plasma gun
Three stimpacks
Medikit
Armor
5 18 enhanced cacodemons
18 cacodemons
Pain elemental
11 box of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Energy cell pack
Gas canister
Four stimpacks
Medikit
6 30 mancubi
15 arachnotrons
Four hectebi
12 box of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Energy cell pack
Gas canister
Four stimpacks
Medikit
Armor
7 22 knights
Spiderdemon
Cyberdemon
13 box of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Energy cell pack
Gas canister
BFG9000
Five stimpacks
Medikit
Partial invisibility
8 18 catharsi
Eight hectebi
Six fusion spiders
14 box of rockets
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Energy cell pack
Gas canister
Three medikits
Two stimpacks
Megaarmor
9 Ten barons
Three spiderdemons
Demolisher
15 box of rockets
Two energy cell packs
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Gas canister
Pyrocannon
Three medikits
Two stimpacks
10 25 enhanced cacodemons
Two pain elementals
Hades elemental
15 box of rockets
Two energy cell packs
Two shotgun shells
Two energy cells
Box of bullets
Box of shotgun shells
Gas pack
Gas canister
Three stimpacks
Three medikits
Megaarmor

Completing this level will award 3,000 bonus credits.

Other points of interest[edit]

Secrets[edit]

There are no official secrets on this map.

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Speedrunning[edit]

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

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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
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

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

Statistics[edit]

Map data[edit]

Things 390
Vertices 10347*
Linedefs 14386
Sidedefs 25820
Sectors 3491
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 10347.

Things[edit]

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

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