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Assassin is a martial name currently held by a member of the Calamities. Virtually nothing is known about Assassin other than his gender, and a great personal love for killing people in the most creative way possible.

Assassin goes to extreme lengths to keep his appearance, name, background and intentions hidden. He is also the only one of the Calamities to not openly state that his loyalties lie with Amadeus over the Tower.


Assassin acts as a blade in the dark for the Calamities, taking out enemies when need be. Against Hanno's band, a few heroes nearly died from drinking poison laced by Assassin. Men had been killed with teacups, filing cabinets and even once half a blunted copper coin. A duke has been drowned in his own chamber pot.

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Unamed being: This being was a member of the Calamities. It is rumored that he was killed by the Blue Mage after assassinating many of the members of the upper Tiers in the Thalassocracy of Ashur. However, Catherine remained doubtful of this, stating that such rumors had circulated before, and had always been proven incorrect in the end.

It is revealed by Scribe that Assassin is a product of one of her Aspects: by inscribing certain Words on a body (living or dead), she can force the body to behave in certain ways. When done to a corpse, if retrieved, the Words evolve, becoming more and more Named with each passing iteration. The more advanced versions require powerful corpses, preferably Named.

Assassin has been described as "a silhouette in the dark she could almost make out the features of. It was a man. She blinked. It was a woman. It was neither and she couldn’t remember a single thing about either of the people she’d glimpsed. Not their hair, not the shape of their face not even the colour of their skin." and also that "every blink had a different face to it, and the longer I watched the less I could remember about any of them."

According to the Word of God, Assassin has appeared at some point in Book I, disguised as a background character.