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Set 11 Week 3 : Cerebov, Demon Lord of Fire and Steel

A violent and wrathful demon, Cerebov appears as a giant humanoid covered in shining golden armour and wielding a huge twisted sword.

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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 use faded altars (except in challenges where you can choose any god), and don't do anything to lose your religion unless otherwise specified.

Special Rule

The 1st bonus was changed in Jan 2022 since the previous one involved accumulating chunks.

Cosplay conduct points

1. Weapons

Only train Long Blades and Fighting for weapon skills.

2. Armour

Don't train Shields.

3. Religion

Train Invocations to skill level 18 before XL27. You can still achieve this if you have 0 Invocations skill at XL25, or around 11 Invocations skill at XL26.

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

1. Only one may live

Kill Cerebov.

2. Inferno

Kill an Orb of Fire, with the killing blow being from one of the spells Bolt of Fire, Fireball, Starburst, or Ignition. This will require you to obtain the Sword of Cerebov, since hitting creatures with it will lower their rF by one level.

You must also win the game to earn this star.

It shouldn't be possible to win the game without encountering a single Orb of Fire if you fully clear Zot, but if you do and you have the Sword of Cerebov, you get the star.

Some technical info/trivia: Klown Pies will never lower the rF of an OOF or any other monster with rF+++; the only Klown Pie effect that will happen on an OOF is silence, which does nothing to them anyhow.

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.