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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. Kurasks, like turoths, must be killed with certain weapons (listed below).

Strategy

Items to bring

Kurasks must be killed with one of these weapons:

Biology and nature

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.

Language

Kurasks (Fremennik Slayer 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.

Locations

Strengths and weaknesses

Players must use a leaf-bladed weapon, broad arrows, broad-tipped bolts, royal bolts, ascension 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.

Drops

100% drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always175

Charms

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
56–57%8–9%27%6–7%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 28,487 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Unfinished broad bolts 5Unfinished broad bolts50Common1,900
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common3,300
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon18,210
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare38,570
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare[notes 1]41,140
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,975
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,533
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare[notes 2]11,737
Light mystic robe topLight mystic robe top1Uncommon32,367
White berriesWhite berries(noted)Common8,078
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common2,618
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common329
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common661
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common37
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common185
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,697
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon804
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,802
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,159
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,400
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,556
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,322
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon521
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon112
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,351
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon152
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon297
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon7,467
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon1,050
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon625
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon344
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon303
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare300
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare287
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare324
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare717
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,500
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499Common22–2,499
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common3,650
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Drop chance is increased if the player is on a slayer assignment for Kurask.

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Sealed clue scroll (hard)Sealed clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Kurask headKurask head1Very rareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common315
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common694
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,289
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare103,005–125,895
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,720
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,158
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon10,954
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare492,930–602,470
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,502
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare37,045
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare872,100–1,065,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,486
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,094
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,079,865–1,319,835
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare946
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare885
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare343,395–433,206
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare47,580–60,024
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare19,400–27,160
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,350–34,650
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon202,275–247,225
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare344,880–421,520
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon16,200–89,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common22,950–28,050
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon44,820–54,780
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common21,896–25,024
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare211,140–258,060
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare99,720–121,880
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,999
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare104,985–128,315
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,510–466,290
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon128,970–157,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,200–4,800
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,536–5,184
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon100,804
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare322,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common32,850–40,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,270–11,330
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon266,400–325,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,750–140,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,405–22,495
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare230,850–282,150
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,340
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*203,836
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,848,679,360
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,849

Trivia

References

  1. ^ a b Jagex. Postbag 23 - "Transcript:Wise old musings and demonic drills", Letter 5, by Skuhavi. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.