Karasu Tengu


I’ve always thought about albino ravens and how less menacing they look without their familiar coloration. I’d like to mention there are fables about animals with such discoloration being messengers of God since, it’s harder to survive without proper camouflage, yet they managed to thrive. Anyway, I guess I’ll apply the same thought onto a Raven Tengu. They function the same way as any other Tengu. Having the right pigmentation isn’t a cause for concern.

Daitengu are known for their imposing size, long nose and red face. Although some of them opt for a less conspicuous appearance like this one. An amiable form makes it easier for them to approach people and share a bit of hidden wisdom to test humanity’s eligibility to wield such knowledge or just mess with them. Often disguised as wandering monks or scholars they introduce curiosities such as, bizarre items, unlabeled talismans, otherworldly writings, doable-but-annoying-rituals and of course, urban legends. They seem to find great joy inciting humanity’s(maybe even other yokai’s) unrelenting curiosity. Consequences are mostly reversible. Sometimes stubborn recipients may make things worse. Make sure to return the strange gifts once they asked for it. Though less imposing in appearance, they are just as brutal. 

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Great looking design here mate, have to say when it comes to Yokais that I find really cool its always between the Tengu and the Tsukumogami yoakis. Well any way, nicely done here mate

nightmareSyrup responds:

Tsukumogami are rad, so are Tengu :} I really should draw oni, but maybe next time, since they're already super-ultra popular.

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Feb 18, 2019
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