Crawl Cosplay Challenge

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Set 12 Week 3 : The Hellbinder

A mighty spellcaster wreathed in arcane energies, muttering profane incantations.

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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.

Cosplay conduct points

1. Weapons

Only train Fighting, Long Blades, and Staves for weapon skills.

2. Magic

Have any Summonings spell and any Conjurations spell memorized, both of level 5 or higher, and at fail rates of 10% or less without brilliance. Spellforged Servitor only counts as a Summonings spell for this conduct.

3. Branch

Enter any Hell branch (the Vestibule doesn't count).

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. Binders Keepers

Get the Staff of Dispater (in Iron City of Dis), or the Sceptre of Asmodeus (in Gehenna), before entering Zot. Keep it in your inventory from that point onward.

2. Magic Circle

Have at least three different tier-1 demons in view at the same time. (Brimstone Fiend, Ice Fiend, Executioner, Hell Sentinel, Tzitzimitl.) It doesn't matter if they're friendly or not. Take a screenshot or annotate your game with : cosplay.

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.