E3M1: Dark Chapter (Faithless: Trilogy)

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Faithless: Trilogy maps
Hub 1: Faithless

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9

Hub 2: Merciless

M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M0

Hub 3: Soulless
This level occupies the map slot E3M1. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M1.
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E3M1: Dark Chapter is the first map in Hub 3: Soulless of Faithless: Trilogy. It was designed by James Paddock (Jimmy) and uses the music track "".


Map of Dark Chapter
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. At the west tomb, destroy the tree to the southeast and go to the cave with the Chest Key, a strongbox chest, Ethereal Arrows, and a Crystal Vial. (sector 129)
  2. Take the lift behind the secret exit portal to get Flame Orbs and Phoenix Essences. (sector 344)
  3. In the green cave at the northwest end, head to the southwest rock and use the wall covered with vines. Take the teleporter to a chest that contains a Dragon Claw. (sector 455)
  4. Entering the level from E3M4 will lead to this secret hall. (sector 495)
  5. Head north all the way from Secret #4 and west to the switch that opens the tomb leading to the secret exit. Lower the west wall to get a Soul Cube and Crystal Vials. (sector 498)
  6. Going to the southeast part of the map will lead to the secret exit portal, where this secret will trigger. (sector 346 via "Actor Enters Sector" thing 964, script S_SecretLevelPortal, and "secret trigger" thing 965)


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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 (normal exit)
SM speed (secret exit)
SM max
BP speed (normal exit)
BP speed (secret exit)
BP max
NM speed (normal exit)
NM speed (secret exit)
NM 100S
Pacifist (normal exit)
Pacifist (secret exit)

The (absence of) data was last verified in its entirety on September 17, 2022.


Map data[edit]

Things 1096
Vertices 2824
Linedefs 3339
Sidedefs 5226
Sectors 554


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

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