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Contemporary definitions of Limbo cite a region or condition of oblivion or neglect. In its Roman Catholic origins, Limbo was borrowed from the Latin llimbus, meaning "fringe" or "border", to denote a place just this side of Hell. Souls exclused from the beatific vison but not condemned to further punishment, according to the Catholic church, are said to inhabit Limbo eternally. Limbo is definitely a place one wants to be, for it is not a place at all but for a perpetual condition.

Limbo is roughly square, its distinctive strutures consisting of a good number of irregular shapes arranged around a huge, central, oblong room carpeted in lava. [1]


  1. Official Doom Survivor's Guide, pg 213-214