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Kurask are large, green, armoured monsters that can be found in the second to last chamber of the Fremennik Slayer Dungeon and on the lower level of the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon. They require 70 Slayer to kill.

Kurask, like Turoth, must be killed with either

Melee:

Magic: Slayer Dart spell used with either

Ranged: A fitting ranged weapon with either of the following ammunition

Biology and natureEdit

Kurask are somewhat similar to gorillas, although they share some traits with other animals such as their large horns which are similar to a bull's. They are grey to pale green in colour and have rows of hooked horns protruding from their back. They have three stomachs, the third of which has a special stomach lining that prevents food from being digested. Within the stomach a ceremonial fruit is stored for the duration of the kurask's life. Their lifespan is of an unknown length, but surpasses that of humans. They ideally come of age at 80 years. There is also evidence that they can breathe underwater.

It was revealed in issue 23 of Postbag from the Hedge that kurask are somewhat intelligent, and have their own rites of passage and language[1]. Kurask society dictates that individuals should not come in contact with other races unless they are hunting. Those that disobey this are generally shunned or even banished.

At age 80 kurask partake in a coming-of-age ritual called Kurisk. This generally kills one-third of those that attempt it. The kurask are sent "over a plain" and then "under the sea" to retrieve a fruit from the human lands (this is thought to mean through northern Kandarin, under the Southern Sea, and onto Karamja). Those that return are treated as adults.

To become a kuraski, at the age of 80, a kura must leave the cave and complete the rite of Kurisk [...] a kura must then pluck a fruit from a tree and bring it back to Kuriskia.

Then they become kuraski and the fruit is ingested whole, held in a third stomach until death and preserved by our stomach lining. You did not, by any chance, eat it, did you?

 
— Skuhavi[1]

Since the discovery of the Slayer Dungeon beneath the Kharidian settlement Pollnivneach, kurask society's origins and schisms have been called into greater question. The nature of the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon is still largely unknown, although its workings are obviously artificial; it possesses constructed portals to the Fremennik caves, amongst other slayer-related locations. It is unknown whether kurask originated in the Kharidian Desert or Fremennik Province, if either.

The idea of living in solitude and isolation that governs kurask society is very similar in nature to that of the scabarite race which follows Scabaras's ideologies. If the kurask race originated in the Kharidian Desert, it is possible that they were influenced by the scabarites, who were very active (although at the time probably all humans) during the Third Age, roughly when the dungeon is believed to have been created and active.

LanguageEdit

Kurask in dungeon

Kurask in the Fremennik dungeon.

Kurask possess a basic language. Little is known of it, and only a few words have been translated; most by Skuhavi, a kurask banished for his interest in humans. Below is a list of known words in the kurask language[1].

  • Skutask - Interest.
  • Shallask - Alas, or an expression of anger/regret.
  • Skarooom - Dooom!
  • Kuraski - A kurask that has completed Kurisk, an adult. Must be at least 80 years old.
  • Kura - A child, or one who has not completed Kurisk.
  • Kurisk - Rite performed by Kura. Named after a legendary kurask hero that first performed the travel to Karamja.
  • Kuriskia - A kurask city.

LocationsEdit

Strengths and weaknessesEdit

Players must use a leaf-bladed weapon, broad arrows, broad-tipped bolts, royal bolts or the Slayer Dart spell when fighting these. Using any other weapon is completely ineffective. The dwarf multicannon does not work, and the deflect curses will reflect damage although not much. (familiars do work)

After the Evolution of Combat, the best way to kill these is with the Slayer Dart. It is possible to kill them in 2 or 3 hits with this method.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always216

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–57%8–9%27%6–7%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 28,091 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common800
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common3,400
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,903
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,858
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare38,669
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare[notes 1]39,040
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,968
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,180
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare[notes 2]13,004
Light mystic robe topLight mystic robe top1Uncommon39,053
White berriesWhite berries(noted)Common3,794
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common4,820
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common356
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common360
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common28
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common76
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,398
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,573
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,115
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,272
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,291
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,959
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare2,983
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon323
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon297
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,471
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon105
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon297
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon6,317
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon1,893
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon830
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon816
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon482
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare596
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare385
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare623
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare1,817
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,360
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499Common22–2,499
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common1,700
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,024
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40UncommonNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Kurask headKurask head1Very rareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common970
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,024
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,991
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,821
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare171,945–210,155
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,090
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common21,443
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,317
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare509,265–622,435
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,399
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,867
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,070,640–1,308,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,768
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,520–944,200
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,779
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,005
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common28,589–34,661
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,057,455–1,292,445
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,506
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,179
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare364,585–459,938
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare95,680–120,704
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare28,575–40,005
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common24,300–29,700
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon268,200–327,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon15,552–19,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare269,460–329,340
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon24,800–136,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,370–21,230
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon248,220–303,380
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common42,378–48,432
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare408,645–499,455
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,057,860–1,292,940
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,589
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare623,835–762,465
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon344,610–421,190
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon224,100–273,900
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon257,040–314,160
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon189,225–231,275
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,344–9,536
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,722–9,968
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon390,884
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,699,870
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,745–14,355
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon234,450–286,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,805–40,095
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare392,580–479,820
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,991
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*192,600
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,804,467,420
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Transcript:Wise old musings and demonic drills", Letter 5, by Skuhavi. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.

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