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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 bones1Always410

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 25,652 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 rune5–30Uncommon1,175–7,050
Death runeDeath rune1–6Uncommon251–1,506
Mind runeMind rune4–16Uncommon56–224

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Broad-tipped bolts 5Broad-tipped bolts50Common1,450
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common900
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common4,200
Adamant bolts 5Adamant bolts5–19Uncommon400–1,520
Mithril hatchetMithril hatchet1Uncommon113
Broad arrow 5Broad arrow1–10UncommonNot sold
Rune longswordRune longsword1–2Uncommon18,443–36,886
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon18,283
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare42,832
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare [2]40,731

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon9,475
Mithril kiteshieldMithril kiteshield1Uncommon765
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,892
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare [3]65,714
Mystic robe top (light)Mystic robe top (light)1Very rare71,696
  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)Common2,268
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root2 (noted)Common2,256

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common441
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common159
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common104
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,988
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,700
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon4,247
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,215
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,239
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,456
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare5,812

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon149
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon70
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,103
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon13
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon526
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon365
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon458
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon108
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon600
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon318
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare12,268
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare735
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare16,507
Herb seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare10,211

FoodEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,330
Plain pizzaPlain pizza1Uncommon492

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499CommonNot sold
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common2,300
Super strength (1)Super strength (1)1Common1,263
Super ranging potion (1)Super ranging potion (1)1Uncommon2,596
BonesBones1; 2Uncommon215–430
Big bonesBig bones1; 2Uncommon410–820
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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common887
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,507
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,513
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,027
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare181,215–221,485
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,130
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon41,226
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,670
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,150–696,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,773
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,894
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,299,060–1,587,740
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare875
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,032
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,480–950,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,402
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,003
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,200–1,405,800
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon47,299
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon561
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon199
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare733,525–925,370
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare181,935–229,518
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare65,625–91,875
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,950–314,050
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,800–36,900
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon396,900–485,100
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon60,400–332,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,470–20,130
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon222,480–271,920
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,905
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare368,145–449,955
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,650–1,197,350
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,888
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,320–786,280
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon464,760–568,040
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon325,440–397,760
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,255–227,645
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,540–143,660
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon171,752–196,288
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon231,098–264,112
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon603,944
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,834,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common20,700–25,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon98,100–119,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,040–22,960
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare189,000–231,000
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,185–38,115
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare558,900–683,100
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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