Razor-sharp winds sliced through the thick vegetation in the mountains, where the crow tengu monks of the spirit world would train ardently to attain the coveted title of Tenma. Despite their status as acolytes, they were ruthlessly territorial, setting upon even frail, lost humans who wandered into their domain. However, Jirobo, who boasted the greatest speed of their clan, differed in his affinity for mankind.
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Tengu (天狗?, "heavenly dog") are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics. The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose, which today is widely considered the tengu's defining characteristic in the popular imagination. Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests.