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Black feathers cover this crow-headed humanoid, and its hands and legs end in powerful talons.

Tengu CR 1/2

Source Pathfinder RPG Bestiary pg. 263
XP 200
Male tengu rogue 1
N Medium humanoid (tengu)
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +8


AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+2 armor, +3 Dex)
hp 9 (1d8+1)
Fort +1, Ref +5, Will +2


Speed 30 ft.
Melee dagger +3 (1d4+1/19–20), bite –2 (1d3)
Ranged short bow +3 (1d6/×3)
Special Attacks sneak attack +1d6


Str 12, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 10, Wis 15, Cha 8
Base Atk +0; CMB +1; CMD 14
Feats Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +7, Appraise +4, Bluff +3, Climb +5, Knowledge (local) +4, Linguistics +8, Perception +8, Stealth +9; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Stealth, +4 Linguistics
Languages Common, Goblin, Halfling, Tengu
SQ gifted linguist, swordtrained, trapfinding


Environment temperate mountains or urban
Organization solitary, pair, or conspiracy (3–12)
Treasure NPC gear (leather armor, dagger, short bow and 20 arrows, other treasure)

Special Abilities

Gifted Linguist (Ex) Tengus gain a +4 racial bonus on Linguistics checks, and learn 2 languages each time they gain a rank in Linguistics rather than 1 language.

Swordtrained (Ex) Tengus are trained from birth in swordplay, and as a result are automatically proficient with sword-like weapons (including bastard swords, daggers, elven curve blades, falchions, greatswords, kukris, longswords, punching daggers, rapiers, scimitars, short swords, and two-bladed swords).


Tengus are a race of avian humanoids that resemble crows or ravens, and often bear much of the same stigma. Though they frequently choose to live among other races in densely populated cities, their society is tight and closed, and they rarely allow others to see its inner workings. Tengus often band together in small groups to create roosts in vacant warehouses or condemned buildings, and these raucous gathering places are generally assumed to be thieves’ guilds by outsiders—an assumption that’s correct roughly half the time.

Like the crows they share physical traits with, tengus are naturally covetous, especially of shiny or colorful items, and prone to bouts of good-natured kleptomania if they don’t carefully keep themselves in check. Vain and prideful creatures, they are easily persuaded with flattery.