- East Asian (culture)
- Flying (attribute)
- Forest Dweller (attribute)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Friendly and Dangerous (behaviour)
Japanese predatory creatures that have human bodies with bird’s wings and red beaks with glowing green eyes. The female’s have and animal head with long fangs and big noses and ears. They are skilled in martial arts and live a fortress in the forests of mount Kurama near Kyoto. Many courageous men try to seek out the Tengu to learn their secret martial arts, but many are driven mad by fear. There are many Tengu such as Birdman, Karasa and Konoha.
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