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Historical background of these Assassins:
There was a time in history in which world was plagued by assasins. The Assassin (Hashasi) cult of Alamut, the followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain). This was a Muslim cult active in Persia, Iraq and Syria about 1090-1272. Their tactics were killing key personal of Muslim Kingdoms in nearby lands such as Sultans, Viziers who are following a life style that is unacceptible to them.