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The Real Life Assassin Order

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Uh, we know. We reference this A LOT.

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Let me add some further Wikipedia links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismailism
Wikipedia/History of the Nizari Ismaili
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan-i_Sabbah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashid_ad-Din_Sinan

And also some other very contentful articles:

http://alamut.com/subj/ideologies/alamut/_indexNotes.html
http://www.damninteresting.com/fortress-of-the-assassins
http://www.phinnweb.org/neuro/assassins2.html

It's interesting, that Hassan-i-Sabbah, and especially Rashid ad-Din Sinan had a very eschatological, utopistic, even messianistic ideology. The story of the game revolves around a utopistic mystical esoteric movement, which depicts the historical Assassin ideology very accurately. The dichotomy between a struggle for social justice and an authoritive cult-mentality was very much present among them.

Altair in The Codex also refers to that paradox. It's not that Sinan was somehow seduced by the Templars' quest for power. The idea of the mystical utopia actually comes from the Nizari sect. It's amazing how the story of the game is actually built around a very real historical religious social ideaological struggle for the minds of people.

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We should also mention Alamut by Vladimir Bartol, which served as the inspiration for AC1 -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamut_(1938_novel)

The game doesn't take the book's plot, but more the book's ideas - the whole religious angle is remarkably similar, and and a lot of little things are borrowed from the book - gardens in the back of the castle, the leap of faith [actually that whole first Leap of Faith is taken right from the book].

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wow...

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I was shocked when i found out on AC Wiki that ITLER WAS A TEMPLAR! Shock

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I found it more surprising that people like Henry Ford and Tesla were Templars, then again, I had heard some rumors about Ford before I played AC though.

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Uh, Tesla wasn't a Templar. He was allied with the Assassins. Edison was a Templar, though.

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Ah, got them mixed up then, sorry!

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It never clared up to me if the zsar was really a templar or assassin? Or if he was just a person with a PoE.

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I doubt that Nikolaj II was an assassin... I'll have to check that cluster out again some time.

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This is so interesting Smile There is so much I did not know until now, thanks guys.

يمثل الحشاشون أشياء عدة ولكن فوق كل ذلك هو العدالة
(The Hashashin stand for many things, but above all it's justice)

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Hassassins were pretty much people who killed others using hash hash. Think of it like this:

Get someone so high, they die.

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DracoX872 wrote:
Hassassins were pretty much people who killed others using hash hash. Think of it like this:

Get someone so high, they die.

You have to be kidding me.
Hashshashin was probably not even derived from hash (since Hassan I-Sabbah advertised a strict policy against drugs of any kind), but from the arabic for 'followers of Hassan'. Smile

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I think he was joking Tongue it would be pretty funny if that was the 4th element of the Creed...

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Lol, at least Patrick understands me Big smile

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This is like saying that a suicide bomber kills people by making them commit suicide.

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Yes but its a joke. A play on words. A pun. Call it what you will. I thought it was relatively amusing Tongue

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There's an actual hypothesis that states that the word Hashshashin is derived from the Arabic for "users of hash", so you'll just have to excuse me for not getting the joke. Laughing out loud

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translation is an art. you can't translate the words literally to have them make any sense... for example..

assassin would become "an ass who commits sins". i mean really... they clearly do + are major asses for being all stealthy, but still. its mainly wrong. too literal.

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There are these videos (audio only actually) which tell a lot about the real life order :
Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwLXYaKeYb4
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeLf_63XsyQ
Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20_qqvnJS5Q
Part 4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciseHN5_JI0
Part 5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWFbH1bJfIo
The fifth part is the audio counterpart of one of the links al-Assas posted "The latter days of the Assassins".
I am fascinated by the number of facts we hear here that the game refers to. AC1 is this amazing.

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really interesting.
And really cool of your part Sync. Some nice vids there to be watched. Big smile

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well i kinda knew some of this stuff because i researched things about the illuminati but very interesting

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which