Somewhere in the land of Ellasia, cast beyond our shadows and the hidden places of our deep dreams sits the great old hermit Tengu. Perched upon his mountain vista, the magician musician pulls a tune seemingly out of his birdâ€™s nest of a hairdo and begins to whittle away the hours with the cutting edge of keen musical insight. As the sun bows out and the evening skies shatter the eastern heavens of this odd world; Tengu continues forth with one final sonata to the day and breaks the peaceful surroundings with brilliant luminaries and creations of his mind.
Tengu, even for his odd looks, is an esteemed ruler of the nation of Ellasia, by the side of Rei and Kairi. Oddly, only Kairi is considered a native of Ellasia, Rei fell into Ellasia from an airship and Tengu always lived among the mountains as the local hermit. He greatly enjoys all forms of music, but is creating a fusion of jazz in this piece. He has the odd peculiarity of often having small trees grow up around him wherever he sits which often tangle him up. However, currently he is lacking this annoying attribute, which has caused him much trouble and little aid since childhood. He is very fond of animals as they were his only true companions in all of his years of solitude and he often waxes philosophical about any number of topics. If he must fight, he uses a giant sword that is larger and heavier than even Cloudâ€™s Buster Blade and his resonance with nature allows him to cut down several trees at once with the mighty blow of his weapon. Overall though, he is a champion of peace and at this momentâ€¦ music.