|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||332.5 (and 109.7 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona|
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. 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?
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.
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.
- 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.
- Fremennik Slayer Dungeon (near fairy ring code A•J•R; a ring of slaying has a teleport to the dungeon).
- Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon (again, a ring of slaying has a teleport close to the dungeon).
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 582
- 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).
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,535–9,210 Death rune 1–6 Uncommon 301–1,806 Mind rune 4–16 Uncommon 72–288
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Broad-tipped bolts 50 Common 1,750 Unfinished broad bolts 50 Common 900 Broad arrowheads 50 Common 4,000 Adamant bolts 5–19 Uncommon 325–1,235 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 99 Broad arrow 1–10 Uncommon Not sold Rune longsword 1–2 Uncommon 18,331–36,662 Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,100 Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 43,521 Leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 41,698
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,313 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 762 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,755 Kurask boots 1 Rare 230,237 Mystic robe top (light) 1 Very rare 70,719
- ^ a b c Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Wise old musings and demonic drills", letter #5. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
- ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price White berries 2 (noted) Common 1,376 Limpwurt root 2 (noted) Common 3,456
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 399 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 99 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 31 Grimy harralander 1 Common 84 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,594 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,172 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,675 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,634 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 7,353 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,445 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 6,877
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Irit seed 1 Uncommon 178 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 37 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 964 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 9 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 2,493 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 60 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 692 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 82 Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 180 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 493 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 27,201 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,480 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 34,150 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 21,263
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Banana 10 (noted) Common 1,920 Pineapple  2–8 (noted) Common 68–272 Plain pizza 1 Uncommon 735
- ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 22–2,499 Common Not sold Flax 50 (noted) Common 4,450 Super strength (1) 1 Common 936 Super ranging potion (1) 1 Uncommon 2,740 Bones 1,2 Uncommon 171–342 Big bones 1,2 Uncommon 582–1,164 Anagogic ort 20, 40 Uncommon Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (Hard) 1 Rare Not sold Kurask head 1 Very rare Not sold Long Bone 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,282 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,561 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,027 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,572 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,719 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 34,657 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,477 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,933 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,483 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,195 Rune javelin 5 Rare 910 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,468 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,446 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,368 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,554,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,166 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,864 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,182 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,770 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,273,200 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 96,512 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,552 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 62,475–87,465 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 62,850–87,990 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 713 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 463 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 17,000–25,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 18,420–24,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,200 Law rune 45 Rare 19,080 Death rune 50 Rare 15,050 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,500 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 59,625–119,250 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 281,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 87,300–104,760 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 133,650–170,100 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 195,900–326,500 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,400 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,108,200 Rune bar 1 Common 14,132 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 706,600 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 119,385–153,495 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 108,240–126,280 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 91,616–194,684 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,480 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 21,263 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,547 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 522,369–1,218,861 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,349,520 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 160,200–195,800 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 1 Rare Not sold