Daitengu will lend their other worldly knowledge to humans they deem worthy, through display of power, honor, discipline and the occasional superhuman feats. In contrast, the ever mischievous Pale Crow, would disguise himself as a person of academics. He would sneak mystical texts into bookbags, archives and libraries of unsuspecting humans. If the person is lucky or unlucky, he would give the magical writing to you himself.
Being aware of repercussions, he would conduct group inspections, and find the best ones that would provide absurdist entertainment, and less likely to, pardon the informality, ”EXPLODE HUMANITY OUT OF EXISTENCE.” There will come a time when the texts needed to be returned, either he gets it himself or employs some specialized Yokai to get it back by force if necessary.
This took me a while to finish. Mainly, it’s the coloring, and the crowd? I forgot how hard it is to unify their color combinations. Lastly, I used a hoopoe instead of an owl as some kind of symbolism for wisdom, because of a poem I read in a game Cx
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