In this standalone episode, I discuss the black legend of the Order of Assassins, a medieval sect of Islam known for their reliance on infiltration and murder who were misrepresented by other Muslims, misunderstood by Crusaders, and mythologized by Europeans, such that now they have become a staple of fantastical historical fiction and the subject of a massive video game franchise.
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Some music on this episode is by Kai Engel, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0), including "Oneiri," "Remedy for Melancholy," "daedalus," "daemones," and "Plague."
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