MAP03: The House of Shadows (Mordeth)


Mordeth maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP03. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP03.
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MAP03: The House of Shadows is the third map of Mordeth. It was designed by Gaston Lahaut (Mordeth).


Map of The House of Shadows
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. After you get the blue key, head to the hall west of the throne and take the north door. Climb the steps and enter the room to the west, then the room to the south. Use the skull switch, then the blue skull switch for a lift up. Jump across to the next roof and use the blue skull in the center to open a teleporter to the south. Jump in to get a medikit and if you use the switch, you can get a stimpack in this room as well as the red key outside. (sector 145)
  2. With the red key from Secret #1, take the northwest door in the secret's room, then head north and open the red door. A wall in the hall you come to will lower, revealing shotgun shells. (sector 198)
  3. In the blue key hall, get the blue key by using the rising ropes to get on the blue key throne, then use either of those ropes to reveal a teleporter on the second column to the north. There will also be a lift to this teleporter, which lowers when you get on the throne. Ride it up and enter the teleporter to get ammo clips, shotgun shells, a soul sphere, and a megaarmor. (sector 215)
  4. In the blue key hall, head to the south side and find a blood pile and a dead marine. Open the column north of them and ride the lift up to get a box of shotgun shells and a medikit. (sector 235)
  5. At the west side of the map are two towers with red banners. Use the switch on the north side of the north tower, then head into the water and north. Go southwest from there and enter the teleporter, then re-enter the teleporter you came out of to appear in the middle of the north tower where you get a computer area map. (sector 294)


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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 9:55.60 vdgg 2011-03-16
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

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


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing north-east. (thing 7)
  2. facing east. (thing 446)
  3. facing north-east. (thing 447)
  4. facing east. (thing 450)
  5. facing north. (thing 563)
  6. facing north. (thing 569)


Map data[edit]

Things 601
Vertices 2684*
Linedefs 2919
Sidedefs 4190
Sectors 501
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 2332.


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

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