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Mongolian warriors. Source: Hui / Adobe Stock.

Shadows and Conquest: The Mongols vs The Order of Assassins (Video)


Hidden away in the rugged peaks of Persia and Syria, the Order of Assassins maintained its power by operating in the shadows, striking only when the time was right. But their survival was threatened when a new enemy emerged from the East - the Mongol hordes. With their insatiable thirst for conquest, the Mongols swept through Persia, leaving destruction in their wake.

This is the tale of the epic struggle between two powerful forces - the Mongols and the Order of Assassins. The Assassins, a group of exiled heretics, retreated to the remote castles of the mountains and used fear as their primary weapon. They maintained a network of agents in the courts of their enemies, waiting for the right moment to strike. As the Mongols marched towards the mountains, the Assassins knew they had to act fast. They attempted to form a Muslim-Christian alliance to stop the Mongols from ravaging Europe but were rejected by the Christian principalities of the Roos. This is a story of two powerful foes, both with their own unique weapons and strategies, battling it out in a struggle for survival.

Top image: Mongolian warriors. Source: Hui / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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