MAP05: The Ancient Mysteries (Whitemare)


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This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.
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MAP05: The Ancient Mysteries is the fifth map of Whitemare. It was designed by Cybermind and uses the music track "Dance of the Sugarplum Lunatic," originally composed by Mark Klem for Memento Mori II based on "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


Map of The Ancient Mysteries
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 cave with the single medikit in the center, head southeast into the dark and open the wall there to get a berserk pack. (sector 310)
  2. At the northwest part, head northeast to where the weapons are and shoot the northwest wall to find a soul sphere. (sector 339)
  3. When you fall down the gap at the east end, use the east wall. When it lowers, climb up the steep steps. At the easternmost part of the steps, shoot the east wall to get energy cell packs. (sector 735)


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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 4:56.97 Zahid 2013-07-15
NM 100S
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

The data was last verified in its entirety on December 13, 2021.


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains six spawn points:

  1. facing west. (thing 217)
  2. facing east. (thing 374)
  3. facing east. (thing 375)
  4. facing east. (thing 376)
  5. facing south. (thing 377)
  6. facing south. (thing 378)


Map data[edit]

Things 379
Vertices 5142*
Linedefs 5035
Sidedefs 8639
Sectors 1089
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 3927.


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

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