|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 544
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 24,651 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 1,450–8,700 Death rune 1–6 Uncommon 222–1,332 Mind rune 4–16 Uncommon 32–128
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Broad-tipped bolts 50 Common 2,000 Unfinished broad bolts 50 Common 1,350 Broad arrowheads 50 Common 4,050 Adamant bolts 5–19 Uncommon 310–1,178 Mithril hatchet 1 Uncommon 106 Broad arrow 1–10 Uncommon Not sold Rune longsword 1–2 Uncommon 18,329–36,658 Off-hand rune longsword 1 Uncommon 17,751 Off-hand leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 47,788 Leaf-bladed sword 1 Very rare 41,341
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant platebody 1 Uncommon 9,507 Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 810 Rune helm 1 Uncommon 10,624 Kurask boots 1 Rare 315,149 Mystic robe top (light) 1 Very rare 72,789
- ^ 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 1,872 Limpwurt root 2 (noted) Common 4,412
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 495 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 95 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 37 Grimy harralander 1 Common 134 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,943 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,594 Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 3,790 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,405 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 9,042 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 3,357 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 8,967
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Irit seed 1 Uncommon 191 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 37 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 960 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 10 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 2,595 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 126 Cadantine seed 1 Uncommon 747 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 66 Morchella mushroom spore 4 Uncommon 616 Fellstalk seed 1 Uncommon 512 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 30,994 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,335 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 37,873 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 26,997
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Banana 10 (noted) Common 2,250 Pineapple  2–8 (noted) Common 52–208 Plain pizza 1 Uncommon 697
- ^ Unnoted if 2 are dropped.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 22–2,277 Common Not sold Flax 50 (noted) Common 4,150 Super strength (1) 1 Common 1,206 Super ranging potion (1) 1 Uncommon 3,995 Bones 1,2 Uncommon 175–350 Big bones 1,2 Uncommon 544–1,088 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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,365 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,872 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,404 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,655 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 30,596 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,191 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,893 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,151 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,150 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,244 Rune javelin 5 Rare 885 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,376 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,199 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,181 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,456,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,401 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,624 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,211 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,935 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,276,950 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 111,748 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,593 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 145,850–204,190 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 142,825–199,955 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 809 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 514 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 16,000–24,000 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,400–23,200 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,840 Law rune 45 Rare 17,595 Death rune 50 Rare 11,100 Blood rune 50 Rare 22,050 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 56,750–113,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 352,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 81,600–97,920 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 139,150–177,100 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 263,100–438,500 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,700 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,044,100 Rune bar 1 Common 14,355 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 717,750 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 152,880–196,560 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 156,600–182,700 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 125,552–266,798 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,335 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 26,997 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,550 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 416,295–971,355 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,234,780 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 164,700–201,300 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.