|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 546
- 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 282–1,692 Mind rune 4–16 Uncommon 60–240
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Broad-tipped bolts 50 Common 1,900 Unfinished broad bolts 50 Common 900 Broad arrowheads 50 Common 4,000 Adamant bolts 5–19 Uncommon 325–1,235 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 98 Broad arrow 1–10 Uncommon Not sold Rune longsword 1–2 Uncommon 18,339–36,678 Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 18,087 Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 42,274 Leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 41,843
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,373 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 748 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,683 Kurask boots 1 Rare 210,743 Mystic robe top (light) 1 Very rare 70,928
- ^ 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 1,206 Limpwurt root 2 (noted) Common 3,474
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 429 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 95 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 30 Grimy harralander 1 Common 80 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,752 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,245 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,950 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,820 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 7,309 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,305 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 7,374
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Irit seed 1 Uncommon 188 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 40 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 830 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 9 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 2,141 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 66 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 654 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 83 Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 140 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 464 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 27,775 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,379 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 30,322 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 18,928
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Banana 10 (noted) Common 1,940 Pineapple  2–8 (noted) Common 68–272 Plain pizza 1 Uncommon 686
- ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 22–2,499 Common Not sold Flax 50 (noted) Common 4,950 Super strength (1) 1 Common 957 Super ranging potion (1) 1 Uncommon 2,519 Bones 1,2 Uncommon 164–328 Big bones 1,2 Uncommon 546–1,092 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 1,388 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,534 Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,865 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,475 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 31,242 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 33,447 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,600 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,089 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,655 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,280 Rune javelin 5 Rare 915 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,388 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,394 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,976 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,567,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,148 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,782 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,841 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,361 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,257,150 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 97,624 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,548 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,200–88,480 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 61,425–85,995 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 684 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 486 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 4,500 Law rune 45 Rare 19,350 Death rune 50 Rare 14,100 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,050 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 60,250–120,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 294,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 81,900–98,280 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 204,150–340,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,700 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,132,100 Rune bar 1 Common 14,125 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 706,250 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 112,805–145,035 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 103,950–121,275 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 89,616–190,434 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,379 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 18,928 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,787 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 484,107–1,129,583 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,243,510 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 163,800–200,200 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