E2M5: Round the River Bend (PUSS XXVIII: Quoth the Raven)

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PUSS XXVIII: Quoth the Raven maps
The Hopeless Morrow

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Shadows That Lie
Unmerciful Disaster

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

This level occupies the map slot E2M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E2M5.
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E2M5: Round the River Bend is the fifth map in the Shadows That Lie episode of PUSS XXVIII: Quoth the Raven. It was designed by Jeff King (Egregor) and uses the music track "".


Map of Round the River Bend
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. Head to the small tower at the east side and use its east side to lower it, getting a Morph Ovum. (sector 112)
  2. In the blue key room, use the switch behind the key, approach the east lift, then use the southwest switch. Head back to the first switch and head southwest and south to get a hellstaff and lesser runes. (sector 290)
  3. At the west side, lower the northwest wall with vines and follow this path to lesser runes and a hellstaff. (sector 241)
  4. In the west building, head up the steps and to the south end of the bookshelf. Use the switch there to lower the shelf, which has a Morph Ovum. (sector 286)


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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
SM speed
SM max
BP speed
BP max
NM speed
NM 100S

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on January 19, 2024.


Map data[edit]

Things 481
Vertices 2372*
Linedefs 2273
Sidedefs 3888
Sectors 302
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2001.


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

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