An extremely localized race, the Kenku are found nowhere else in NorthEast Faerun than around the mudflat city of Ravenholme. Their association with the city has led to the popular idea that its name derives from their occurrence around and within it. But others disagree, claiming the Kenku only arrived or at least flourished in that area several decades after the city was established (see “Ravenholme”). In any case, the Kenku have a raven-like appearance but their feathered forearms are nonfunctional as wings.
Characterized by quick movements and speech, the black-feathered Kenku are usually dismissed as semi-intelligent. As with all such dismissals, this would be a mistake, as many Kenku seem not to display their full range of intelligence or emotions to non-Kenku, giving the impression of foolishness at times.