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Set 5 Week 5 : Josephine the Decaying Necromancer

A formidable necromancer, committed to her craft even after it left her aged, decaying, and half-undead herself.

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The Species, Background, and God choices are all mandatory. You must be worshipping one of the gods listed above before entering Lair, Orc, or Depths, unless this isn't possible in which case you must worship them as soon as you can. Don't do anything to lose your religion, and don't use faded altars (except for challenges when you can follow any god).

Cosplay conduct points


Train Short Blades, Unarmed Combat, and Fighting for weapon skills only.


Don't use a shield.


Don't train evocations past skill level 4.

Conducts are worth +5 points each, to a maximum of half your score from milestones, rounded down. (So if you achieve 4 milestones (20 points) you can earn up to 10 points from conduct bonuses.) Please indicate which conducts you qualify for when you post your morgue. Small mistakes in following conducts will usually be forgiven.

Bonus challenges

Tales From The Crypt

Enter the Crypt within 666 turns of entering the Vaults.

Beneath The Remains

Win the game with your Necromancy skill 6 levels higher than your other skills at all times, except for Spellcasting, and for other skills at 6 or lower. This means if you want to train a skill other than Spellcasting higher than skill level 6, your Necromancy skill must be at least skill level 12.

Don't worry about being precise with the skill limits here, as long as you're making some effort to keep your Necromancy skill higher than other skills. I don't want people having to micromanage their skills or open the skill training page every 2 minutes.

Bonus challenges are worth one star each, similar to banners in Crawl tournaments. Please indicate challenges that you qualify for. Small mistakes will usually be forgiven.


  • Reach XL3.
  • Enter Lair, Orc, or Depths.
  • Reach the bottom of D, Lair, or Orc.
  • Collect your first rune.
  • Find the entrance to Zot. (Just using magic mapping doesn't count.)
  • Collect your third rune.
  • Win the game.

The main way to score points. +5 points each, and can be done in any order. (You don't need to tell me which milestones you achieve.)