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DeaconRayne
04-08-2011, 10:15 AM
Hello,
I'm curious; if I wanted to read more about the history of assassins (as I assume the good people at Ubi did a great deal of research into the matter) what books would be worth my time? I remember an old issue of Game Informer listing a few books...
My thanks in advance.

tjbyrum1
04-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Eh, books? I do not know.

They're based on the Hashshashin Order in the Middle East.

al-Hassan... look him up... Most of AC 1 stuff is based on true things.

The Italian Assassin's are not based on true Assassin's though.

However the entire franchise is extremely historic and can be educational.

The Templars were also a very wealthy knightly order in the Crusades, they're good to look up.

Several sources and info relate to the MAsonic Lodge, Mason's Guild, or the Freemason's.

Keywords:

Hashshashin
al-Hassan
Masyaf
Alamut
Templar Order
Freemasonry

HankTheButcher
04-08-2011, 10:35 AM
I would check out Alamut by Vladimir Barto.

DeaconRayne
04-08-2011, 10:49 AM
Thank you both very much, this is quite useful.
Naturally, I would appreciate any further input on the matter, but at least I now have some kind of direction.
I am definitely focusing my interest on the "Crusades Era" period of AC 1 as opposed to the Renaissance.

tjbyrum1
04-08-2011, 11:16 AM
Yeah, you'll get a LOT more results during the Crusades.

Nazari... I think Nazari is a good keyword.

Yeah, when I first got AC I was like you - and spent the next month looking up all kinds of stuff about it.

DeaconRayne
04-08-2011, 11:29 AM
I definitely appreciate the input. Unfortunately, Nazari didn't turn up much, but the other names recommended certainly did. I'm curious to see what else people care to add.
And yes, I was definitely blown away by the immersive environment of AC 1 and it made me very curious about the history behind it (especially since I've been to Jerusalem during my senior year).

itsamea-mario
04-08-2011, 12:11 PM
Wasn't Nazari, the religion thew followed, some for of islamic thing.
I remember reading somewhere about them being nazari muslims or something, i may be getting confused though.

UBOSOFT-Gamer
04-08-2011, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by DeaconRayne:
Hello,
I'm curious; if I wanted to read more about the history of assassins (as I assume the good people at Ubi did a great deal of research into the matter) what books would be worth my time? I remember an old issue of Game Informer listing a few books...
My thanks in advance.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...771035819#9771035819 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/2091094819?r=9771035819#9771035819)


http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...911006006#4911006006 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/8811006006?r=4911006006#4911006006)

DeaconRayne
04-08-2011, 01:00 PM
Perfect! This is all I could have hoped for and more. I apologize for reposting a topic that has apparently already been addressed, but I could not be happier with the results.
My thanks.

crash3
04-09-2011, 11:19 AM
id like to see ubisoft show us the very first origins of the assassins and the reasons for their founding-i mean who were they fighting before the templars were founded in the crusades?