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A bit more on Japanese History of Tengu[edit]

I found this while randomly researching Takaosan or Mt. Takao in Japan as a IRL friend had recently visited there and I was not familiar.

"Visitors pray there to Shinto-Buddhist mountain gods (tengu) for good fortune. Statues of the gods, one with a long nose and one with a crow beak, can be found at the temple and all over the mountain."Tokyo Travel: Takaosan

I just thought this was a slightly "different" representation of what is sighted in the real life Tengu word. Not that I really know, so I sited my source, last accessed by me Friday, June 12, 2009.

Makai 15:36, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Having slightly looked upon Japanese folklore and more upon mythology as a whole, I can tell you that

tengu in Japanese folklore are viewed as shape-shifting mischievous and sometimes evil creatures (western culture would deem them demons, but I am unsure if Japanese would call them such). A GW version could be seen as a shape-shifting version of the Grentches. Of course, not in looks. Tengu are also viewed as creatures to pray to, mostly to not get bad luck (i.e., basically saying "dear tengu, don't get me bad luck this year, I'll give you this offering as a bribe). After reading that site, I think that little "advertisement" is incorrect. The word it should be using instead of tengu is "kami" - the japanese word for god, holy spirits, deities, holy site of worship, etc. (it doesn't have any real translation into english words, because it represents anything dealing with holy beings/locations/acts/items). Of course, I can't say everything I say is 100% accurate, but it is along the right path. -- Azazel the Assassin/talk 17:03, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Annoying or Deadly?![edit]

These Tengu are really driving me insane! Seems everywhere I go there are some Tengu (except NightFall... unfortunatly, I'm not a fan of NF). With a proper Hench/Hero setup these tengu are nothing more than flies, but if you're set up for hunting something different out in an explorable area, these tengu will rip you to shreds! >.<! I think they should show up blue on the radar... >.> would save me time.... and a few scores on my death count.... 1 year and up to 2.1k deaths... I haven't even death leveled anything!? I'm really starting to think they balance out the Tengu groups a bit better than most mob groups... --Needing Name 07:44, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Quetzal[edit]

On the page it stated that quetzals were birds, and that is true, but it did not mention that the quetzal is also a unit of currency in guatemala. Just thought i would point that out because i knew that from looking up cheap "Q" words for scrabble, and because i was kind of bored--Animus 17:46, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Caromi and Avicara are especially vulnerable to lightning damage[edit]

These references existed here and on the old GuildWiki. While the layout of the page improved, detailed information gets now treated a spoiler or for what reasons did facts get removed for "Trivia" and reciting official sources? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 84.147.93.229 (talk).

I just looked through the entire history of this article and that information was never put up, so it wasn't removed. They should also be going on the Caromi and Avicara pages anyways, not on this page. I also looked through the history of those pages, and there was no lightning vulnerability added to those pages either. -- Konig/talk 14:41, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
GuildWiki! --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.9.73.26 (talk).
This isn't the guild wiki so it wasn't removed. And the first IP said "existed here" which it did not. -- Konig/talk 13:44, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
The information is listed in the armor tables for each individual Tengu. Misery 13:46, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. That's good. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 91.9.112.131 (talk).

tengu weapons[edit]

would'nt it make sense if the tengu would use their own called tengu weapons? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.81.24.86 (talk).

Would make more sense than EN charr using Charrslaying weapons. But since the BMP was added after all the mobs, Anet probably didn't see it worth while to change the weapons of the NPCs for the Tengu, Mursaat, Charr, or Elonian Undead. -- Konig/talk 07:00, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Kaineng Tengu[edit]

How do we know the Tengu in kaineng are Sensali? What about the roost, the tengu village in above senjis corner? Are they Angchu or does kaineng have another tengu tribe? If there is evidence that the star named tengu are Sensali they should be listed in the Sensali page. I always understood the star tengu are allied to the oracle and spirits of nahpui quarter (kind of like the forgotten in the crystal desert for glint)--87.221.67.42 22:00, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

The Roost Tengu are presumably Angchu. I see no evidence that the Star Tengu are affiliated with the Sensali and not the Celestials. --Irgendwer 23:00, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
A lot of affiliation in the game is based on a systematic elimintation and thus may be incorrect. The Roost are Angchu (while not explicitly stated, they both show up in the Divine Path and outside of named individuals, there are only "Angchu <somesuch>" - also, iirc, those in the Roost share the names with those found in Aerie). It's explicitly stated that there's only 2 Tengu clans in Cantha - Angchu and Sensali. The former are allied with humans (tenuously), the later are hostile. Systematic elimination says all hostile tengu are sensali. Not flawless but the best we got. As to why the star tengu are not on the sensali page, idk. -- Konig/talk 23:28, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
At risk of continuing an old conversation, I'd just like to posit the possibility that the Kaineng Tengooses are not enemy Sensali, but rather a clan of Anchu (or even a third unmentionable clan) that are part of the Weh no Su "test" that encompasses the Nahpui Quarter mission. It seems to me a little odd that the Sensali, who are enemies of pretty much everything not Sensali, would be working in a place designed to test heroes and prepare them for spiritual ascension. Of course, this flies in the face of Konig's comment that there are exactly two and only two Tengu tribes in Cantha. 69.249.227.39 22:15, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Lore wise, they may be Angchu - or a third never-brought-up-and-ignored-when-counting-tribes-in-Cantha tribe. Mechanically, they're more likely to be Sensali cuz Anet does stuff like that. Konig/talk

Tengus are Terrible[edit]

^

Why would I think that?

Because as a permapre player, it is CRAZY how many tengu slaying mods I've gotten :) 71.139.1.153 21:18, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Tengu's aren't Terrible, Talon is.. DEATH TO TALON! --you like that don't you..The Holy Dragons 21:20, 6 September 2011 (UTC)