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Kurask are large, green, bull-like 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
Bones Bones 1 1 Always 332

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 23,629 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 1,715–10,290
Death rune Death rune 1–6 3 Uncommon 115–690
Mind rune Mind rune 4–16 3 Uncommon 20–80

WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Broad-tipped bolts 5 Broad-tipped bolts 1–10 2 Common 25–250
Unfinished broad bolts 5 Unfinished broad bolts 21–100 2 Common 336–1,600
Broad arrowheads 5 Broad arrowheads 21–100 2 Common 1,659–7,900
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 5–19 3 Uncommon 310–1,178
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 102
Broad arrow 5 Broad arrow 1–10 3 Uncommon Not sold
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1–2 4 Rare 18,401–36,802
Off-hand leaf-bladed sword Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare 140,360
Leaf-bladed sword Leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare [2] 41,524

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,405
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 881
Mystic robe top (light) Mystic robe top (light) 1 5 Very rare 70,796

Herblore ingredientsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
White berries White berries 1 2 Common 1,594
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 2 2 Common 3,202

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 497
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 70
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 42
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 202
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,935
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,598
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,026
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,003
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 10,389
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 3,010
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 9,319

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 268
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 36
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,908
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 2
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 3 Uncommon 3,544
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 297
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,805
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 611
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore 4 3 Uncommon 1,696
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 1 3 Uncommon 937
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 36,879
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 48,951
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 5 Very rare 15,974

FoodEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Banana Banana [3] 1–2 2 Common 360–720
Pineapple Pineapple [4] 2–8 (noted) 2 Common 56–224
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 3 Uncommon 291

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 1000 Coins 22–748 2 Common Not sold
Flax Flax 20–30 (noted) 2 Common 960–1,440
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 2 Common 475
Super ranging potion (1) Super ranging potion (1) 1 3 Uncommon 3,796
Bones Bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 332–664
Big bones Big bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 594–1,188
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
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,421
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,161
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,358
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,875
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 20,170
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 41,520
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,612
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,536
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,556
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,054
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,595
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,309
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,482
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 827,800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,141
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,689
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,192
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 60,015
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,604,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,072,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,225,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 139,818
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 11,536
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,050–49,070
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,850–58,590
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 665
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 419
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,500–195,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,860–27,440
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 2,820
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,410
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 5,750–13,915
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 11,200
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 39,875–319,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 404,000–808,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,100–297,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,300
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,055,500
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 13,124–1,968,600
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 105,303
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 128,490–513,960
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 62,840–628,400
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 101,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,922
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 71,783–3,589,150
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 160,443–1,123,101
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,016,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,406
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 15,974–495,194
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 1,874
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 26,350–10,540,000
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

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by 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

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Always together with noted pineapples.
  4. ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.


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