From the Dark
Tengus may be an unfortunate case of them behaving the way others expect. Frequently called “crow demons”, tengus live mostly in the criminal underworld. There are few places outside of outcast villages where they are accepted as normal members of society. They lie, cheat, and steal their way to what few riches they have.
This doesn’t mean there are no noble tengus. Their love of swordplay shows a remarkable amount of discipline usually lacking in the criminal world. And there are tengu roosts, kept away from civilization, that are simple families, just trying to get by in a harsh world.
Tengus might come to the mists to escape justice, to give their people a better name, or for aims specific to that individual.