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 Beat the first half of Tendry's Tale and defeat the Secret Slayer with no backtracking 

This means that once you move on to a new Rule, you cannot return to previous rules, this includes via the tunnel near the hook.

Credit to Nuntar for coming up with the challenge.

Here's my ending stats -- http://i.imgur.com/TSnJ3Zq.jpg
11-29-2015 at 12:50 AM
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Almost three years later, I finally got round to beating this challenge myself. My final stats:

3006 HP, 342 ATK, 230 DEF, 4/3/4/4 keys, score 2815.

Then I went on to the obvious corollary:

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 Beat the second half of Tendry's Tale with no backtracking! 


Interpreted literally, this is impossible. You have to backtrack to Homeland to access the second half of Pirate Lair; both access points between the halves of PL are guarded by two-tile doors so you can't skip them with the Pickaxe. So, to make this a possible and interesting challenge, portions of levels that are accessed out of order are considered separate levels. This means that when backtracking from PL to Homeland, you pass through the first three levels, but cannot interact with them; those levels are dead now.

In other words, levels and sublevels must be tackled in precisely this sequence, and after leaving each level, you can pass through it but cannot interact with it:

1. Main part of Homeland
2. Main part of The Goblin Tribe
3. Main part of No-man's Land
4. Pirate Lair, east and north of the Adder room
5. Homeland, Tar Mother room only
6. Second half of Pirate Lair
7. Preservation of Tueno
8. Pirate Lair, Adder only
9. The Goblin Tribe, Really Big Sword only
10. No-man's Land, Wubba and Slayer only

The final real battle was surprisingly close....



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I've now confirmed that this can be done on an ATK path as well, which I found to be the harder of the two. On the ATK path, the Adder is a minor roadbump and the Slayer is the final boss; I reached him with 7426 HP and he did 6913 damage (including his free hit).

A few strategy notes for this challenge:
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