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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 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[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

Kurasksafespot

A player hides in one of several safe spots.

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.

StrategiesEdit

Main article: /Strategies

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always446

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–57%8–9%26–27%6–7%1%
Represents a 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 are killed)

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature runeNature rune5–30Uncommon1,480–8,880
Death runeDeath rune1–6Uncommon341–2,046
Mind runeMind rune4–16Uncommon52–208

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Broad-tipped bolts 5Broad-tipped bolts50Common2,100
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common1,050
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common4,600
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts5–19Uncommon345–1,311
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon110
Broad arrow 5Broad arrow1–10UncommonNot sold
Rune longswordRune longsword1–2Uncommon18,336–36,672
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,946
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare39,079
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare [2]42,468

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,531
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon764
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,799
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare [3]80,032
Mystic robe top (light)Mystic robe top (light)1Very rare70,821
  1. ^ a b c Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Wise old musings and demonic drills", letter #5. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.

Herblore ingredientsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
White berriesWhite berries2 (noted)Common1,792
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root2 (noted)Common3,028

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common476
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common185
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common110
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,701
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon5,156
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon6,457
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,757
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,620
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,577

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon110
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon74
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon551
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon12
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon1,057
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon385
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon446
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon121
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon200
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon312
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare17,507
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare905
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare23,135
Herb seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare12,894

FoodEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,020
Plain pizzaPlain pizza1Uncommon590

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499CommonNot sold
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common3,250
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common2,164
Super ranging potion (1)Super ranging potion (1)1Uncommon3,503
BonesBones1; 2Uncommon174–348
Big bonesBig bones1; 2Uncommon446–892
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,170
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,338
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,874
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,696–313,280
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,759
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon39,631
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,404–792,220
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,814
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,821
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,360,800–1,663,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,149
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,718
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,979
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,018–25,482
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,136,160–1,388,640
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon68,734
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon930,085–1,173,338
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon297,180–374,904
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon99,150–138,810
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon613
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon287
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon41,445–50,655
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon274,500–335,500
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon35,680–40,140
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon446,940–546,260
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon63,600–349,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon19,890–24,310
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon232,740–284,460
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common44,325
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare398,925–487,575
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare953,370–1,165,230
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,846
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare642,690–785,510
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon584,280–714,120
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon451,440–551,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon252,045–308,055
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon180,405–220,495
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon245,098–280,112
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon323,890–370,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon578,312
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,495,390
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon29,250–35,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon10,395–12,705
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon108,000–132,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,995–50,105
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon653,940–799,260
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

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