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In Caves of Qud, there are a total of 52 achievements awarded for completing certain tasks. Of these 52, 20 are hidden, meaning that neither the requirements for completion nor the achievement's icon are displayed until after the player has completed them. These hidden achievements are displayed further down, in a separate section from the non-hidden achievements.

Note that many achievements, such as On The Rocks, will kill the player. In these cases, using Precognition or, if you are True Kin, a Sphinx salt injector.pngsphinx salt injector before dying will still award the achievement.

These are currently only available for players playing on Steam clients.

Non-Hidden Achievements[edit | edit source]

A Bond Knit with Trust[edit | edit source]

A Bond Knit with Trust.png Become loved by a faction.
Through some method, gain a reputation of +600 or more with one of the in-game Factions.

This can generally be achieved most easily by becoming loved by the player's starting village, as you can water-ritual with the Mayor, the town's Warden, and the town's Questgiver.

From there, you must either kill creatures disliked by the village, perform a Water Ritual with creatures liked by the village, or use =Schrodinger pages from the Annals of Qud to increase your reputation further.

Biographer[edit | edit source]

Biographer.png Learn the complete history of a single sultan.
Learn every piece of historical gossip about the life of a single Sultan.

Gossip can be learned through a combination of viewing statues, gossiping, and looking at painted or engraved items.

Cubic and Wisest Human[edit | edit source]

Cubic and Wisest Human.png Activate a time cube.
Come into possession of a Timecube.pngtimecube, and then activate it. A Timecube.pngtimecube is one of the few Artifacts which can earn the achievement Donation Level: Kasaphescence when cast down into the Sacred well.pngsacred well.

Thus, if you have it, it is a good idea to use Precognition (or a Sphinx salt injector.pngsphinx salt injector, if you are True Kin) before activating your Timecube.pngtimecube, so that you can earn the achievement and still have a Timecube.pngtimecube to cast into the Sacred well.pngsacred well.

Dark Tidings[edit | edit source]

Dark Tidings.png Forsee your own death.
Die while using the Precognition mutation or, if you are a True Kin, die while under the effects of a Sphinx salt injector.pngsphinx salt injector.

Donation Level: Kasaphescence[edit | edit source]

Donation Level Kasaphescence.png Make an offering at the Sacred Well of an artifact worth at least 200 reputation.
Main article: Sacred well

Throw an artifact worth 200 reputation or more into the Sacred well.

Timecube.pngTimecubes or Phase cannon.pngPhase cannons are the only artifacts valuable enough to give 200 reputation when cast into the well.

If you have it, it is a good idea to use Precognition (or a Sphinx salt injector.pngsphinx salt injector, if you are True Kin) before offering to the well so that you can gain the achievement and still keep your artifact.

Eat an Entire Bear[edit | edit source]

Eat an Entire Bear.png Kill a bear and eat it. Just eat an entire bear.
Kill a Bear.pngbear and eat its corpse raw by picking up the Bear corpse, waiting until you are famished or hungrier, and choosing to eat it.

Players with the Carnivorous mutation need not wait until they are famished.

Friend to Fungi[edit | edit source]

Friend to Fungi.png Host 3 different fungal infections at once.
Become the host of 3 different types of fungal infection.

This can be easily achieved by walking near three differently colored broodpuffs. Make sure that one fungal infection has grown before walking near the next Broodpuff, as itchy skin does not stack and walking into more spores will not change the infection type.

Gemini[edit | edit source]

Gemini.png Wield Caslainard and Polluxus.
Wield Caslainard.pngCaslainard & Polluxus.pngPolluxus, Svenlainard.pngSvenlainard, Trophy Hunter's two electrified longswords.

Killing Svenlainard.pngSvenlainard, Trophy Hunter is, for obvious reasons, an expedient. He is not affiliated with the Village of Ovw kyakukya.pngKyakukya, so you do not need to worry about others joining in the fight unless you have area of effect moves. However, dominating him and forcing him to drop his swords also works.

Go on. Do it.[edit | edit source]

Go on. Do it..png Wield the amaranthine prism.
Kill Mamon souldrinker.pngMamon Souldrinker and equip the Amaranthine prism.pngamaranthine prism that he drops.

Note that, once you equip the Amaranthine prism.pngamaranthine prism, there is no way to remove it, and it will eventually kill your character.

Goat Simulator[edit | edit source]

Goat Simulator.png Project your mind into a goat's body.
Dominate a Goat.pnggoat.

In Contemplation of Eons[edit | edit source]

In Contemplation of Eons.png Perform the water ritual with Oboroqoru, Ape God.
Find Oboroqoru ape god.pngOboroqoru, Ape God and then perform the water ritual with them.

The lair of Oboroqoru ape god.pngOboroqoru, Ape God is a hidden lair in the jungles around Ovw kyakukya.pngKyakukya. Apes will also trade you the location if you have reputation with them.

Jawsnapper[edit | edit source]

Jawsnapper.png Kill 100 snapjaws.
There's so many of the little buggers. Play long enough and you'll get it.

Knight Conical[edit | edit source]

Knight Conical.png Recover Stopsvalinn.
The location of Stopsvalinn.pngStopsvalinn can be easily gotten from trading secrets from the Barathrumites or Trolls.

Leap, Frog.[edit | edit source]

Leap, Frog.png Convince a frog to teach you how to jump.
Perform the water ritual with a legendary frog, and request that it teach you a skill. (Legendary frogs teach Jump.)

This is a very rare achievement, mostly due to the relatively low chance that you will come across a legendary frog lair and have enough reputation for them to teach you Jump. Ice frog.pngice frog lairs are generally located in the Jungle biome.

Love at First Sign[edit | edit source]

Love at First Sign.png Fall in love with a sign.
Inject yourself with a Love injector.pnglove injector and look at a sign.

Mouse control is required for this achievement, as looking through keyboard commands means the cursor will always start to centered on yourself, making you fall in love with yourself before you have a chance to look at a sign. Turn on mouse controls, apply Love injector.pnglove injector, and right click a sign to look at it.

Love Thyself[edit | edit source]

Love Thyself.png Fall in love with yourself.
Inject yourself with a Love injector.pnglove injector and look at yourself (press l).

Mutagenic Mastery[edit | edit source]

Mutagenic Mastery.png Advance a mutation to level 15.
Have at least one mutation at level 15.

It is much, much easier to do this with a Mental Mutation, as Mental Mutations can get their level boosted by Ego.

Peekaboo[edit | edit source]

Peekaboo.png Become loved by newly sentient beings.
Gain a reputation of more than 600 with Newly sentient beings.

Somewhat difficult to attain, due to the rarity of Newly sentient beings. Reputation is mostly achieved from =Schrodinger pages and water ritualing creatures that are loved by newly sentient being and killing creatures hated by them.

Proteus[edit | edit source]

Proteus.png Have 10 mutations.
Through some method, gain a total of 10 mutations.

This can be easily done by creating a character that has a 4 point defect and choosing all the cheapest mutations possible.

Example Build: BAEEEEEGB6BJBPBVB1B3DADKDNDRDWED

Pyramid Scheme[edit | edit source]

Pyramid Scheme.png Kill a chrome pyramid.
Somehow, reduce a Chrome pyramid.pngchrome pyramid to 0 HP.

Quiet This Metal[edit | edit source]

Quiet This Metal.png Speak to the alchemist.
Speak to the Alchemist.pngalchemist, an NPC found in the depths of Ovw bethesda susa.pngBethesda Susa.

Starry Demise[edit | edit source]

Starry Demise.png Be crushed under the weight of a thousand suns.
Get killed by a Neutronflux.pngneutron flux explosion.

Six Arms None the Richer[edit | edit source]

Six Arms None the Richer.png Have six arms.
Take the multiple arms mutation and equip Helping hands.pnghelping hands. Or, dominate an insect that has 6 legs, such as a Beetlebum.pngbeetlebum

The Laws of Physics Are Mere Suggestions, Vol. 1[edit | edit source]

The Laws of Physics Are Mere Suggestions, Vol. 1.png Violate the Pauli exclusion principle.
Phase back into the corporeal realm inside a wall which is completely surrounded by other walls.

This will kill you instantly.

The Spirit of Vengeance[edit | edit source]

The Spirit of Vengeance.png Recover the Ruin of House Isner.
Use any method to recover the Ruin of house isner.pngRuin of House Isner. Methods on finding the pistol is located on its page.

The Woe of Joppa[edit | edit source]

The Woe of Joppa.png Become hated by the villagers of Joppa.
Somehow, reach a reputation score of -600 with the Villagers of Joppa.

Three-Sludge Monte[edit | edit source]

Three-Sludge Monte.png Kill a trisludge.
Kill a Sludge.pngsludge composed of 3 different liquids.

Proselytize or beguile a Sludge.pngsludge, and dump 3 different liquids on it. Then wail on the helpless thing. It must be a Trisludge: any more and it will not count.

Five-Sludge Monte[edit | edit source]

Five-Sludge Monte.png Kill a pentasludge.
Kill a Sludge.pngsludge composed of 5 different liquids.

Ten-Sludge Monte[edit | edit source]

Ten-Sludge Monte.png Kill a decasludge.
Kill a Sludge.pngsludge composed of 10 different liquids.

To Thine Own Self Be True[edit | edit source]

To Thine Own Self Be True.png Wear your own severed face on your face.
Through some method, manage to get your face severed off, regenerate it, and then equip your severed face in your face slot.

A detailed description of how to do this can be found in the Voluntary Dismemberment guide.

What With the Disembowelment and All[edit | edit source]

What With the Disembowelment and All.png Find one of Argyve's old apprentices.

Your Thirst Is Mine, My Water Is Yours[edit | edit source]

Your Thirst Is Mine, My Water Is Yours.png Perform the introductory water ritual 100 times.
Make a habit of performing the water ritual with all the NPCs in your starting village after beginning a new game and this should not be too difficult to complete.

Hidden Achievements[edit | edit source]

Cosmo-Chrononaut[edit | edit source]

Cosmo-Chrononaut.png
Enter a lot of space-time vortexes.

Free Falling[edit | edit source]

Free Falling.png Fall to your death.
Die by falling down a shaft.

The deep shaft behind the purple door in Ovw golgotha.pngGolgotha or the deep shaft in Ovw bethesda susa.pngBethesda Susa will both kill you if you fall in them. Use of Precognition or, if you are True Kin, a Sphinx salt injector.pngsphinx salt injector is advisable.

Hole Like a Head[edit | edit source]

Hole Like a Head.png Get decapitated.
Get you head cut off.

The following NPCs have Decapitate as a skill: Kesehind, Warden Indrix. In addition, you can also be decapitated by a Decarbonizer.pngdecarbonizer's decarbonize effect, an axe-wielding dervish, or by an Evil Twin if you know decapitate or are wielding a relic that has a chance to decapitate. If you only have one head, losing it will kill you.

Litteratus[edit | edit source]

Litteratus.png Read 10 books.
When finding a book in the world, make a habit of choosing to read it before putting it in your inventory. You need only look at the first page of a book for it to count as read.

So Powerful is the Charm of Words[edit | edit source]

So Powerful is the Charm of Words.png Read 100 books.
When finding a book in the world, make a habit of choosing to read it before putting it in your inventory. You need only look at the first page of a book for it to count as read.

Metal Pedal[edit | edit source]

Metal Pedal.png Contract ironshank.
Become afflicted with Ironshank.

Note that Ironshank must actually be contracted. Using Honey.pnghoney or Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stems to stave off the disease after getting the "Your legs ache at the joints" message will not count.

Footloose[edit | edit source]

Footloose.png Cure ironshank.
Cure Ironshank using the method described in the Corpus choliys.pngCorpus Choliys.

Note that Ironshank must actually be contracted in order to be cured. Staving off the disease using Honey.pnghoney or Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stems will prevent you from contracting the disease and thus prevent you from curing it.

Oathbreaker[edit | edit source]

Oathbreaker.png Violate the sacred covenent of the water ritual.
Kill someone you performed the water ritual with.

On the Rocks[edit | edit source]

On the Rocks.png Drink lava.
Find a puddle and drink that good juice. Note that this is instant death.

Psst.[edit | edit source]

Psst..png Find the oddly-hued glowpad.
Find the Oddlyhued glowpad.pngoddly-hued glowpad in the Salt Marsh. They will be located in the center zone of a random Salt Marsh parasang.

Say No More[edit | edit source]

Say No More.png Contract glotrot.
Become afflicted with Glotrot.

Note that Glotrot must actually be contracted. Using Honey.pnghoney or Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stems to stave off the disease after getting the "Your throat feels sore" message will not count.

Tongue in Cheek[edit | edit source]

Tongue in Cheek.png Cure glotrot.
Main article: Glotrot

Cure Glotrot using the method described in the Corpus choliys.pngCorpus Choliys.

Note that Glotrot must actually be contracted to be cured. Staving off the disease using Honey.pnghoney or Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stems will prevent you from contracting the disease and thus prevent you from curing it. This also counts for the Synolimb achievement.

Shoot.[edit | edit source]

Shoot..png Get killed by a chute crab.
Easily done if entering Ovw golgotha.pngGolgotha blind. For a dedicated build for this, take precognition and wings, fly to Golgotha, and precog until you find the shaft with "scratched vents" and wait.

Example code: BGEKMGSNB5DJDNDP

Synolymb[edit | edit source]

Synolymb.png Regenerate a limb.
Can be done by either having Regeneration, entering a Regeneration tank.pngregeneration tank, or applying an Ubernostrum injector.pngubernostrum injector after losing a limb. Regenerating a tongue to cure Glotrot also counts for this achievment.

That Was Nice[edit | edit source]

That Was Nice.png Compliment Q Girl.
Choose the "Your hair is a quasar of red ochre and indigo." option while talking to Q girl.pngQ Girl.

Welcome to Qud[edit | edit source]

Welcome to Qud.png Die.
Somehow, get reduced to zero HP.

You Are Becoming[edit | edit source]

You Are Becoming.png Install a cybernetic implant at a becoming nook.
As a True Kin, find a Becoming nook and install one of the cybernetic implants found nearby.

A Becoming nook is guaranteed to appear at the bottom-most floor of the Rusted Archway.

You Became[edit | edit source]

You Became.png
Install a cybernetic in every available slot.

A Becoming nook, which will allow True Kin to install cybernetics, is guaranteed to appear at the bottom-most floor of the Rusted Archway.

You Are What You Eat[edit | edit source]

You Are What You Eat.png Eat one of your own limbs.
Get dismembered (voluntarily or not), and cook with your limb. Meal Preparation is highly recommended.

Your Better Half[edit | edit source]

Your Better Half.png Get killed by your evil twin.
Get killed by one of your evil twins, which will occasionally appear when entering an unexplored map tile if you have the Evil Twin defect.