The Kura are a race of raven-like peoples that live exclusively in the Dejala canyon in Lejira. They are a tribal people that maintain little contact with the modern world.
The Kura very much look like ravens that have adopted humanoid forms. They maintain their beaks and talons, but have more human-like hands and elf-ears. They have feathers covering various parts of their bodies including their shoulders and heads, but other parts are covered in soft, velvety skin. One major feature is their large tail feathers, which they maintain to be pristine at all times. The Kura vary in color from black to dark grey, with various rare occasions of dark purple coloring.
The gene over-expression that causes the Biruki trait is much more potent in the Kura than in any other species. While this trait normally expresses in a nearly-undetectable change for most species, in the Kura the change is much more drastic, even causing all their feathers to go white. In Kura culture, the Biruki are seen as marked by their goddess and are trained to become shamans.
They typically wear minimal clothing, as they see no need for it. If they do wear clothing, they will typically wear light pants or a scarf.
The Kura still maintain their tribal religion, in which they worship the goddess Tikuri Laba or "black wings". She is seen as the mother of all Kura and is their only deity. She is the guardian of the Dejala Canyon and watches over Kura lands, protecting them from outside intrusion.