Crawl Cosplay Challenge

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Set 2 Week 5 : Nikola the Mad Inventor

A brilliant scientist obsessed with electricity. In his attempts to perfect his electric golem, he was involved in a terrible accident, and now phases in and out of reality.

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Human or Vine StalkerAir ElementalistAshenzari, Sif Muna, or Vehumet

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


Use only short blades, one-handed staves, throwing nets, and untrained UC for weapons.


Don't train the shields skill. You can still use a shield if you want.


Have Air Magic as your highest skill, when you have any skills higher than skill level 8. Don't worry if another skill goes higher by a bit, just turn it off until Air Magic overtakes it. With Ashenzari, only base skills matter -- you should always have an Air Magic skill title.

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

Are You Insulated?

Use only Air Magic and Translocations spells. Multi-school spells are allowed, as long as one of the schools is Air Magic or Translocations. (Poisonous Vapours, Summon Forest, etc.)

Sparks Are Gonna Fly

Get the orb within 6500 turns of entering Zot.

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.)