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A particularly troublesome djinn thinks it's being smart by harassing our northern caravans with illusion magic and wild beasts. Mere guards cannot hope to defend against this: this matter needs someone made of sterner stuff.
Monsters: All unlocked monsters and Desert Trolls
Recommended Preparations: Perseverance Badge
Recommended Race(s): Dwarf or Orc
No shops, altars, or subdungeons appear in this challenge.
This challenge is basically Northern Desert with a different boss. Unfortunately the boss has Retaliate: Fireball so you are going to have to take every one of his 125 damage shots. Level up as much as possible, preferably to level 10. That's 180 hp as dwarf or 130 as an orc, enough to survive a 125-damage hit. Though potions, your Death Protection, a dodge (if you get lucky), and first strike (if GETINDARE or WEYTWUT spawn). Beating this challenge will give you Platemail.
Since Retaliate: Fireball deals only half damage, you can get some hits in on the boss even without having 125 HP, and therefore without yet being level 10. If you're not playing a Dwarf, a good idea is to use BURNDAYRAZ on the boss at level 8, level up with popcorn, use BURNDAYRAZ again, and level up with popcorn again before finishing the fight with physical attacks. This allows you to get some value out of the level-up heal that would otherwise be missed.
Another strategy is to use PISORF and knock the boss through walls. Suggested races for this strategy are gnome or orc.