E3M5: Dungeons of the Dark (Serenity)

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Serenity maps
This level occupies the map slot E3M5. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:E3M5.

E3M5: Dungeons of the Dark is the fifth level of Serenity. It was designed by Bjorn Hermans and Holger Nathrath, and uses a MIDI rendition of the main theme from Twin Peaks, composed by Angelo Badalamenti.


Map of Dungeons of the Dark
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]


There are no official secrets in this level but you can jump without the blue key in the rocket launcher room.


In the blue key room, if you back off the platform at the top of the stairs as it rises, it will become impossible to finish the level without the noclip cheat, as there is no way to call it back down again.

Thing 122, a spectre, is placed in a space (sector 111) which is too small for it to fit in, and is thus immobilized.

Demo files[edit]

Areas / screenshots[edit]


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

Routes and tricks[edit]

Current records[edit]

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

Run Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed 0:44.51 Neurometry 2017-12-30 ser5-044.zip
NM speed 2:09.17 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2012-11-19 serennm_na.zip
UV max 7:06.57 vdgg 2022-07-02 ser5-706.zip
UV -fast 12:14.57 Serge Marudov (Never_Again) 2001-11-26 seren_na.zip
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on August 2, 2022.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing east. (thing 226)
  2. facing east. (thing 227)
  3. facing east. (thing 228)
  4. facing east. (thing 229)
  5. facing east. (thing 230)


Map data[edit]

Things 231
Vertices 974*
Linedefs 1117
Sidedefs 1558
Sectors 247
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 871.


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

Technical information[edit]

Inspiration and development[edit]

An early version of this map appeared as E2M3 of the collection "Nathrath's Fab Four" (NATHRATH.WAD).[1]



External links[edit]


  1. Serenity at Doomworld/idgames