I am currently DM-ing a Pathfinder game (it's a system based on 3.5e D&D). I am planning to introduce a Tengu character to the story. I've done some research, however I'm still not entirely sure how to roleplay such character correctly.
Of course I know that every DM should feel free to interpret any race the way he feels, however I don't want to make any obvious or glaring mistakes, and I would be interested to hear other people's interpretation of this race.
The Tengu are a crow-like race. Hei Feng is their patron deity. Therefore I assume that the race is influenced by Asian/oriental culture. That's why I'm thinking about incorporating an Asian sounding accent.
Moreover they are a bird-like race, so I imagine their voice could be high pitched. At the same time, since they're such mysterious creatures, I can't really imagine them sounding… comical, and that's how usually a person speaking with a sqeeky voice sounds like. Would it therefore be reasonable to assume that they can speak in a normal voice, perhaps a bit quieter and calmer than usual? Perhaps ending sentences with a loud caw instead?
Also, I've read that they are skilled in languages. Would that mean that they use elaborate words and sound sophisticated? Or they just happen to know many languages and are still just simple creatures, and therefore use short and simple sentences?
Has anyone got any experience or valuable advice regarding roleplaying Tengu?