So I just wanted to share something I found interesting. You guys remember Altair and the Creed during the Crusades?
Well the Creed was based off of the Hashashin Order (A.K.A Hashshashins, Hashishins, Hassassins, or Hashashiyyins).
We get the modern word "Assassin" from this Arabic word.
The Creed was formed around 1092 by Persians and Syrians. They set up their headquarters in Alamut, which was destroyed. The Assassins later fled to Masyaf.
Have you ever noticed how sometimes, in the video game, Al Mualim says "Assassiyoon?"
I first thought he was just pronouncing the word "Assassin" in a weird way, but it turns out that in the time of the "Real Life Assassins", there was an Assassins leader named Hassan-i Sabbah. He liked to call his student Assassins "Asasiyun", an Arabic word meaning "those who are faithful to Asas"
"Asas" is the foundation of the Creed (Nothing is true, Everything is permitted)
Assassins and their means of killing were mentioned in Marco Polo's writings.
Al-Mualim was based off one of the Real Life Assassin leaders, Rashid ad-Din Sinan. "Al-Mualim" means "the mentor"
Robert de Sable was actually a real person in history, and was the Grand Master of the Templar order.
In the game he died in 1191 while in real life he died in 1193.
Salah Al'din was based of the real life Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb, or Saladin. In the game, King Richard and Saladin were in conflict while irl they respected each other and were allies. He was the chief enemy of the Assassins.
The Assassins were also behind the death of Conrad of Montferrat.
Here are the links to some of the articles I got the info from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassins
Well, that's all I got. Hope you guys enjoyed it .
(Btw sorry I kinda just threw all the info in there without it being organized.)