E3M1: Chaotic Keep (The Joy of Mapping 6)

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The Joy of Mapping 6 maps
Ep.1: Tech Gone Bad

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 FINAL SCRT1 SCRT2

Ep.2: Anomaly Reborn

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10
M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 FINAL SCRT1

Ep.3: Doom Is Eternal
Ep.4: All That Remains

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10

This level occupies the map slot E3M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M1.
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E3M1: Chaotic Keep is the first map in episode Doom Is Eternal of The Joy of Mapping 6: Joy Eternal. It was designed by Darryl Steffen (dobu gabu maru) and uses the music track "Sheol," originally composed by John Weekley (PRIMEVAL) for Hadephobia. The par time defined in MAPINFO is 8:00.


Map of Chaotic Keep
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. In the room with dead imps, open the west wall to get a stimpack and shotgun shells. (sector 127)
  2. In Secret #1, open the west wall to get a rocket launcher. (sector 132)
  3. After the large hall of bodies, climb the steps and jump west across the rock past the pillars. Head west to get a berserk pack. (sector 667)
  4. In the small room with living imps past the room with red pillars, open the west wall to find a chaingunner (not on Ultra-Violence or higher), a box of rockets (not on Hey, Not Too Rough or lower]]), and/or a revenant (Ultra-Violence or higher only). (sector 830)
  5. Open the wall west of Secret #4 to find either an arch-vile or a revenant as well as either a health bonus or a plasma gun depending on your skill level. (sector 935)


Three hanging legs (Things 726, 1092, and 1093) and four tall red firesticks (735 through 738) have no flags set for any of the three difficulty classes, so they do not actually appear in the level.

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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
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on February 27, 2023.


Map data[edit]

Things 1170
Vertices 8414*
Linedefs 7442
Sidedefs 12321
Sectors 939
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 6356.


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

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