The Real World Origins Of The Assassins From Assassin’s Creed

How the warrior group met its downfall is as epic as anything modern video games are serving up. Genghis Khan’s grandson Hulagu Khan invaded in the mid 13th century and changed the face of the region forever. He captured many assassin fortresses and scattered their political power. They joined with other forces in the region resisting the Mongols, but by the end of the 1200’s the remaining assassins were mercs for hire. 

No offense meant to the excellent work being done by the narrative department at Ubisoft, but an epic tale of political intrigue, highly trained mountain warriors, and world rending war sounds like a better video game than anything announced at Summer Game Fest this year. (Ok, it actually sounds exactly like The Witcher 3.)

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