Crawl Cosplay Challenge

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Set 3 Week 2 : Aizul the Neglectful Guardian

Once the primary guardian serpent of a legendary treasure hoard, she was disgraced after thieves looted it while she slept. She now slithers about the dungeon, seeking vengeance against all would-be looters. She is an accomplished spellcaster, but no more deadly in melee combat than others of her kind.

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FelidVenom MageRu, Uskayaw, or the Wu Jian Council

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

Keep your unarmed combat skill at 7.5 or less. (At 6 UC, your attack delay is 0.89 which rounds to 0.9 most of the time.) Be mindful that skill targets can skill go over this number from killing a high-XP enemy.

2. Allies

Don't cast Mana Vipers; Don't use any miscellaneous evocables that create allies: box of beasts, sack of spiders, phantom mirror, horn of Geryon. (Wands are fine.)

3. Stealth

Reach skill level 27 in stealth.

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. Answers Come In Dreams

Kill The Royal Jelly in one turn. (i.e. take it from full health to zero in one action; you can take as long as you need to set this up.) If you do this, make a note by pressing : and then entering !cosplay. If you hurt TRJ without killing it, you can retreat until it's back to full health. Beware of the jelly aftermath!

Stabbing is the "obvious" choice, but one-shot stabbing TRJ at full health will require might (or Serpent's Lash) if you're following the Weapons conduct, even at 27 stealth. Uskayaw's Grand Finale is another choice (but watch out for Pain Bond), and there could be other options -- Chain Lightning can do it if you have very high spell power, and you're lucky. Polymorphing TRJ might help you -- the resultant monster will probably have less HP than TRJ. Polymorphing will also cause TRJ to spit out all its jellies at once, and immolation plus a good AOE attack might do the trick, though if it doesn't be careful to make sure TRJ lives.

2. Snakeskin

Don't wear amulets of reflection, and don't cast Ice Form, Hydra Form, Statue Form, Dragon Form, or Necromutation.

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.