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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 bones1Always164

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 bolts50Common2,750
Broad arrowheads 5Broad arrowheads50Common2,750
Rune longswordRune longsword1Uncommon17,883
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword1Uncommon18,210
Off-hand leaf-bladed swordOff-hand leaf-bladed sword1Very rare38,979
Leaf-bladed swordLeaf-bladed sword1Very rare[notes 1]39,535
Adamant platebodyAdamant platebody1Uncommon8,975
Rune helmRune helm1Uncommon10,533
Kurask bootsKurask boots1Rare[notes 2]12,713
Light mystic robe topLight mystic robe top1Uncommon22,863
White berriesWhite berries(noted)Common16,308
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root(noted)Common6,570
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common375
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,820
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common102
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common186
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,306
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,257
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon12,455
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,856
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon10,217
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare2,243
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare10,029
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon835
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon111
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,376
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon94
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon426
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon27,771
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Uncommon1,224
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Uncommon1,006
Morchella mushroom spore 5Morchella mushroom spore4Uncommon380
Fellstalk seed 5Fellstalk seed1Uncommon580
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,040
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Rare402
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare901
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Very rare1,459
BananaBanana10 (noted)Common2,630
Coins 1000Coins22–2,499Common22–2,499
FlaxFlax50 (noted)Common4,500
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common775
  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 sapphire1Common411
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common775
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,223
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,682
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,690–147,510
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,134
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,939
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,448
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare560,160–684,640
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,065
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,109
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare653,220–798,380
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,386
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,021
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,351–17,399
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,066,770–1,303,830
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,405
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare248,040–312,912
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare11,960–15,088
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,550–10,570
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common65,880–80,520
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon200,475–245,025
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,152–13,448
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare325,260–397,540
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon23,600–129,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common32,130–39,270
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon45,000–55,000
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common19,082–21,808
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare184,005–224,895
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare90,900–111,100
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,267
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare94,005–114,895
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon669,690–818,510
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon173,160–211,640
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon187,200–228,800
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon191,385–233,915
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,560–16,640
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon12,614–14,416
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon207,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare513,510
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common40,500–49,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,260–12,540
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon273,600–334,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,900–14,350
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare118,125–144,375
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,805–18,095
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare238,140–291,060
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon16,746
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*71,223
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
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 rare9,012

Trivia

References

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