Dark Sun: The Scorched World of Athas
The origins of the kenku on Athas are a mystery to those that are not kenku. Many speculate that they do not know the truth either. Regardless their race was targeted during the Cleansing Wars, but they have survived to the current day, although their numbers are not large. The kenku have no known homeland and wander the deserts of Athas in small flocks.
The kenku of Athas often appear as shrouded figures attempting to disguise their true nature. They wear cloaks and wraps to cover their features so as not to appear to be more than simple traders. They will avoid speaking to reduce the chance of being recognized as kenku. Communication can often be difficult and so the disguises are usually effective, unless their potential clients dig too deeply.
If successful in coming across as misunderstood traders, they will often attempt to barter for goods they have acquired. Should another become aware that he or she is dealing with kenku, the kenku will become very fearful, attempting to look as pitiable as possible. They know their race has a bad reputation and would rather avoid a conflict.