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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 bones1Always349

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 27,911 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common1,250
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common3,550
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,622
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,645
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare49,507
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare[notes 1]43,884
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,858
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,961
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare[notes 2]38,423
Mystic robe top (light)Mystic robe top (light)1Very rare77,920
White berriesWhite berries(noted)Common2,406
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common4,194
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common173
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common227
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common37
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common100
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,969
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,337
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,179
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,565
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,742
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,820
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,363
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon626
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon276
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,968
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon53
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon816
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon6,856
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon6,894
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon504
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon824
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon771
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare2,088
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare724
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare1,799
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare4,774
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,070
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499Common22–2,499
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common600
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,107
  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
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,017
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,107
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,672
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,921
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,445–215,655
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,690
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,793
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,955
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare492,975–602,525
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,541
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,364
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,208,160–1,476,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare885
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,341
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,115–933,525
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,619
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,238
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,645–22,605
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,045,980–1,278,420
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare53,827
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,419
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,065
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare321,165–405,162
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,200–137,760
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare35,500–49,700
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon223,200–272,800
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,128–31,410
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare287,280–351,120
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,800–196,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon203,580–248,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,260–41,440
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare349,650–427,350
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,002,330–1,225,070
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,865
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare627,975–767,525
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon372,240–454,960
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon289,620–353,980
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon254,205–310,695
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon214,245–261,855
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon29,232–33,408
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon25,186–28,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon390,356
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,850,920
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common11,295–13,805
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon153,000–187,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,872–16,728
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare137,700–168,300
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,905–38,995
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare561,600–686,400
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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