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Type Humanoid
CR By class
Environment Temperate mountains and urban

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 263

The tengu are a race of avian humanoids with the heads of crows, and hands and feet that end in sharp raptor-like talons. Color variations of brown and blue-black feathered tengu exist.[1]


Tengu culture happily assimilates aspects of foreign cultures in the same way a crow would build a nest of different materials. Tengu revere their elders, finding long-lived Tengu just as qualified to lead tengu society as highly experienced tengu. They primarily live in the slums of human settlements in the Shackles and the Sodden Lands, where they take up residence in abandoned buildings or condemned warehouses. In the tengu nation of Kwanlai on the continent of Tian Xia, most cities resemble poorly planned networks of slums. Most see them as little better than thieves and cutthroats, but the tengu don't seem to mind, reveling in the attention it brings.[2][3]

Jinx Eater

Tengu have become popular amongst the pirates of the Inner Sea, due to a long-held belief that they can absorb bad luck. Known as jinx eaters, these tengu integrate themselves into the crews as best they can, although their position as glorified mascots keeps them from the worst depredations of life on the high seas. It is customary to have at least one tengu on a crew.[4]


Hei Feng is the patron deity of the tengu.[5]