|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 112|
|XP per kill||332.5 (and 109.7 experience)|
|Assigned by||Chaeldar, Sumona|
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. 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 Bones 1 Always 330
- 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).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Nature rune 5–30 Uncommon 1,610–9,660 Death rune 1–6 Uncommon 118–708 Mind rune 4–16 Uncommon 20–80
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Broad-tipped bolts 1–10 Common 26–260 Unfinished broad bolts 21–100 Common 336–1,600 Broad arrowheads 21–100 Common 1,722–8,200 Adamant bolts 5–19 Uncommon 290–1,102 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 103 Broad arrow 1–10 Uncommon Not sold Rune longsword 1–2 Rare 18,443–36,886 Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 140,166 Leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 41,678
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,341 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 828 Mystic robe top (light) 1 Very rare 71,123
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 515 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 81 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 39 Grimy harralander 1 Common 206 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 3,002 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,657 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,904 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,976 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,082 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 3,116 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 9,396
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Irit seed 1 Uncommon 238 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 35 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,960 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 1 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 3,142 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 337 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 1,910 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 625 Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 1,676 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 911 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 38,005 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,366 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 48,498 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 18,087
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Banana  1–2 Common 355–710 Pineapple  2–8 (noted) Common 54–216 Plain pizza 1 Uncommon 268
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 22–748 Common Not sold Flax 20–30 (noted) Common 940–1,410 Super strength (1) 1 Common 475 Super ranging potion (1) 1 Uncommon 3,798 Bones 1,2 Uncommon 330–660 Big bones 1,2 Uncommon 580–1,160 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 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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,365 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,107 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,244 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,071 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,583 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,746 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,675 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,379 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,227 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,120 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,465 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,420 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,619 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 834,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,361 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,721 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,789 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,102 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,262,850 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,612,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,842,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,151,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 138,893 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,420 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,525–51,135 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 55,825–78,155 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 526 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 464 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,500–195,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,440–25,760 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,880 Law rune 45 Rare 13,050 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,900–14,278 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 41,000–328,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 416,750–833,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 87,000–290,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 372,000–1,984,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,000 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,072,100 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,403,000–23,821,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,043–1,956,450 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 102,069 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 123,780–495,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 66,180–661,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 99,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,532 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,555–3,527,750 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 159,552–1,116,864 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,032,110 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,366 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 18,087–560,697 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,822 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 27,200–10,880,000 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
- 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 1 Rare Not sold
- Prior to the release of the Order of Ascension, it was possible to kill Kurasks (and Turoth) using any spell, as long as a Slayer staff or staff of light was equipped. This no longer works, and Slayer Dart is now required to kill them with magic, as had originally been intended.