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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 bones Big bones 1 1 Always 590

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 25,222 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 1,820–10,920
Death rune Death rune 1–6 3 Uncommon 352–2,112
Mind rune Mind rune 4–16 3 Uncommon 52–208

WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Broad-tipped bolts 5 Broad-tipped bolts 50 2 Common 1,950
Unfinished broad bolts 5 Unfinished broad bolts 50 2 Common 850
Broad arrowheads 5 Broad arrowheads 50 2 Common 3,900
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 5–19 3 Uncommon 295–1,121
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 1 3 Uncommon 110
Broad arrow 5 Broad arrow 1–10 3 Uncommon Not sold
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1–2 3 Uncommon 18,371–36,742
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 1 3 Uncommon 17,945
Off-hand leaf-bladed sword Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare 41,140
Leaf-bladed sword Leaf-bladed sword 1 5 Very rare [2] 42,725

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant platebody Adamant platebody 1 3 Uncommon 9,381
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 3 Uncommon 793
Rune helm Rune helm 1 3 Uncommon 10,709
Kurask boots Kurask boots 1 4 Rare [3] 162,148
Mystic robe top (light) Mystic robe top (light) 1 5 Very rare 68,683
  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 berries White berries 2 (noted) 2 Common 1,954
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 2 (noted) 2 Common 2,810

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 428
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 127
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 35
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 83
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,182
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,957
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 3 Uncommon 3,686
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,026
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 6,858
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 4 Rare 2,631
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 4 Rare 6,764

SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 3 Uncommon 163
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 3 Uncommon 44
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 3 Uncommon 663
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 3 Uncommon 11
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,339
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 3 Uncommon 122
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 3 Uncommon 487
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 3 Uncommon 96
Morchella mushroom spore 5 Morchella mushroom spore 4 3 Uncommon 124
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 1 3 Uncommon 420
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 24,138
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,445
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 27,538
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 5 Very rare 15,733

FoodEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Banana Banana 10 (noted) 2 Common 1,860
Pineapple Pineapple [1] 2–8 (noted) 2 Common 72–288
Plain pizza Plain pizza 1 3 Uncommon 574
  1. ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 22–2,499 2 Common Not sold
Flax Flax 50 (noted) 2 Common 4,850
Super strength (1) Super strength (1) 1 2 Common 1,042
Super ranging potion (1) Super ranging potion (1) 1 3 Uncommon 2,385
Bones Bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 151–302
Big bones Big bones 1,2 3 Uncommon 590–1,180
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 (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Kurask head Kurask head 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Long bone Long Bone 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Starved 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 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,082
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,082
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,850
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,112
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,107
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,352
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 12,972
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,961
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,620
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,162
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,280
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,781
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,574,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,227
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,343
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,602
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 95,152
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,887
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,700–91,980
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,100–88,340
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 560
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 416
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,840–29,120
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,680
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,530
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,600
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,750–111,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 285,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,500–106,200
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 151,250–192,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,063,600
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,177
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 708,850
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 117,530–151,110
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 111,480–130,060
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,952–186,898
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,445
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 15,733
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,590
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 476,637–1,112,153
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,491,060
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 160,650–196,350
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
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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