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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 bones Big bones 1 1 Always 546

CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

56–57%

8–9%

26–27%

6–7%

1%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 24,790 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 5–30 3 Uncommon 1,535–9,210
Death rune Death rune 1–6 3 Uncommon 282–1,692
Mind rune Mind rune 4–16 3 Uncommon 60–240

WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Broad-tipped bolts 5 Broad-tipped bolts 50 2 Common 1,900
Unfinished broad bolts 5 Unfinished broad bolts 50 2 Common 900
Broad arrowheads 5 Broad arrowheads 50 2 Common 4,000
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 5–19 3 Uncommon 325–1,235
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 98
Broad arrow 5 Broad arrow 1–10 3 Uncommon Not sold
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1–2 3 Uncommon 18,339–36,678
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 18,087
Off-hand leaf-bladed sword Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare 42,274
Leaf-bladed sword Leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare [2] 41,843

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,373
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 748
Rune helm Rune helm 1 3 Uncommon 10,683
Kurask boots Kurask boots 1 4 Rare [3] 210,743
Mystic robe top (light) Mystic robe top (light) 1 5 Very rare 70,928
  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 berries White berries 2 (noted) 2 Common 1,206
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 2 (noted) 2 Common 3,474

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 429
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 95
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 30
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 80
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 1,752
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,245
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 2,950
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,820
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 7,309
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,305
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 7,374

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 188
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 40
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 830
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 9
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,141
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 66
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 3 Uncommon 654
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 83
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore 4 3 Uncommon 140
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 1 3 Uncommon 464
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 27,775
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,379
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 30,322
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 5 Very rare 18,928

FoodEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Banana Banana 10 (noted) 2 Common 1,940
Pineapple Pineapple [1] 2–8 (noted) 2 Common 68–272
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 3 Uncommon 686
  1. ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 22–2,499 2 Common Not sold
Flax Flax 50 (noted) 2 Common 4,950
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 2 Common 957
Super ranging potion (1) Super ranging potion (1) 1 3 Uncommon 2,519
Bones Bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 164–328
Big bones Big bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 546–1,092
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20, 40 3 Uncommon Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (Hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Kurask head Kurask head 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Long bone Long Bone 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,388
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,534
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,475
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 31,242
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 33,447
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,089
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,655
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,280
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 915
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,388
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,394
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,976
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,567,200
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,148
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,782
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,841
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,361
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 97,624
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,548
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,200–88,480
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 61,425–85,995
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 684
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 486
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 17,000–25,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 18,420–24,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,500
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,350
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 14,100
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 60,250–120,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 294,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,900–98,280
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 204,150–340,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,132,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,125
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 706,250
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,805–145,035
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 103,950–121,275
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,616–190,434
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,379
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 18,928
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,787
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 484,107–1,129,583
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,243,510
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 163,800–200,200
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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