Kurath was one of seven new barbaric kingdoms formed after the destruction of the kingdom of Adar.

The capital of Kurath was the city of Kuldhûr and its leaders had a dreadful reputation for cruelty and terror.

After the rise of Sorimmar in the Fifth Age, the kingdom was eventually absorbed into the larger realm of Drakhara.

The last King of Kurath, whose true name is forgotten, became one of the Dark Lord's seven Zûl.

The coat of arms of the realm of Kurath consisted of a silver mailed fist on a dark green field.