|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||332.5 (and 109.7 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona|
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 a leaf-bladed sword, leaf-bladed spear, and/or Slayer Dart spell (which also requires a Magic level of 50), or broad arrows/broad-tipped bolts, or else the player's attacks are ineffective. Kurask are assigned by Sumona and Chaeldar.
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. 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?
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.
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.
- 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.
- Fremennik Slayer Dungeon (near fairy ring code A•J•R; a ring of slaying has a teleport to the dungeon).
- Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon (again, a ring of slaying has a teleport close to the dungeon).
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
Players must use a leaf-bladed weapon, broad arrows, broad-tipped 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 590
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 25,222 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,820–10,920 Death rune 1–6 Uncommon 352–2,112 Mind rune 4–16 Uncommon 52–208
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Broad-tipped bolts 50 Common 1,950 Unfinished broad bolts 50 Common 850 Broad arrowheads 50 Common 3,900 Adamant bolts 5–19 Uncommon 295–1,121 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 110 Broad arrow 1–10 Uncommon Not sold Rune longsword 1–2 Uncommon 18,371–36,742 Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,945 Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 41,140 Leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 42,725
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,381 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 793 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,709 Kurask boots 1 Rare 162,148 Mystic robe top (light) 1 Very rare 68,683
- ^ a b c Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Wise old musings and demonic drills", letter #5. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
- ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price White berries 2 (noted) Common 1,954 Limpwurt root 2 (noted) Common 2,810
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 428 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 127 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 35 Grimy harralander 1 Common 83 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,182 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,957 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,686 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,026 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 6,858 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,631 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 6,764
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Irit seed 1 Uncommon 163 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 44 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 663 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 11 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 1,339 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 122 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 487 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 96 Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 124 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 420 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 24,138 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,445 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 27,538 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 15,733
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Banana 10 (noted) Common 1,860 Pineapple  2–8 (noted) Common 72–288 Plain pizza 1 Uncommon 574
- ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 22–2,499 Common Not sold Flax 50 (noted) Common 4,850 Super strength (1) 1 Common 1,042 Super ranging potion (1) 1 Uncommon 2,385 Bones 1,2 Uncommon 151–302 Big bones 1,2 Uncommon 590–1,180 Anagogic ort 20, 40 Uncommon Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Kurask head 1 Very rare Not sold Long Bone 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,082 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,082 Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,850 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,112 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 27,107 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 30,352 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 12,972 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,961 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,620 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,162 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,280 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,423 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,781 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,574,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,227 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,343 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,602 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,243 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,950 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 95,152 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,887 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 65,700–91,980 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,100–88,340 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 560 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 416 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 15,000–22,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 21,840–29,120 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,680 Law rune 45 Rare 19,530 Death rune 50 Rare 17,600 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,700 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 55,750–111,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 285,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 88,500–106,200 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 151,250–192,500 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 198,150–330,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,063,600 Rune bar 1 Common 14,177 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 708,850 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 117,530–151,110 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 111,480–130,060 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 87,952–186,898 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 1,445 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 15,733 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,590 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 476,637–1,112,153 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,491,060 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 160,650–196,350 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Key token 1 Rare Not sold