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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

Melee:

Magic: Slayer Dart spell used with either

Ranged: A fitting ranged weapon with either of the following ammunition

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

Players must use a leaf-bladed weapon, broad arrows, broad-tipped bolts, royal 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.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always381

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–57%8–9%27%6–7%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 28,091 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common850
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common3,500
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,453
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon17,804
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare39,052
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare[notes 1]39,414
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,903
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon9,920
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare[notes 2]10,808
Mystic robe top (light)Mystic robe top (light)1Uncommon70,867
White berriesWhite berries(noted)Common2,930
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common5,970
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common175
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common210
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common81
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,412
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon2,143
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,378
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon5,049
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon2,588
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare3,329
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare3,802
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon1,236
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon184
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon3,055
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon104
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon534
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon8,014
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon4,313
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon525
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon668
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon516
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,170
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare588
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare1,127
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare2,609
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,920
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499Common22–2,499
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common950
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,078
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,076
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,078
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,418
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,274
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare192,330–235,070
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,159
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common22,004
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,166
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare547,470–669,130
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common55,578
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,156
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,226,160–1,498,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare840
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,153
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,295–928,825
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,544
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,520
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,419–22,331
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,041,255–1,272,645
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,144
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,523
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare364,260–459,528
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,650–164,820
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare33,925–47,495
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common18,495–22,605
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon314,775–384,725
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon27,432–34,290
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,580–358,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon32,000–176,000
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon205,740–251,460
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,898–43,312
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare365,445–446,655
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare986,310–1,205,490
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,313
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare619,695–757,405
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon394,650–482,350
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon304,920–372,680
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon307,305–375,595
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon209,655–256,245
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon16,380–18,720
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,778–18,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon453,392
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,870,370
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common8,550–10,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common15,120–18,480
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon297,900–364,100
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon44,190–54,010
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare611,550–747,450
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,820
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*246,534
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*52,151,599
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Transcript:Wise old musings and demonic drills", Letter 5, by Skuhavi. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.

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