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AC - Israelite Assassin by Thasiloron AC - Israelite Assassin by Thasiloron
An Israelite Assassin during the Jewish Revolt against the Roman Empire. The Sicarii (Latin for "dagger-men") were an extremist splinter-group of the Jewish Zealots, who attempted to expel the Romans, Herodians, and their partisans from the Levant.

The prayer shawl is called a tallit - normally it is only worn during Yom Kippur and morning prayers, but these Assassins were highly religious, and might have worn it a lot more than that - perhaps inspiring later Assassin hoods. The spear is actually a Hidden Blade itself - when retracted, it would appear to be a shepherd's staff or the like.

DISCLAIMER: This design is probably apocryphal - the biblical tallit was more akin to a mantle, or poncho, and only developed into the version seen here in 1000 CE. 
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rexboy75x Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
dude really this assassin
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my god yes. I love this concept so much like you have no idea. I can't fave this enough. The idea of the hidden blade/spear and the talit ohmigosh it's amazing :iconpapcryplz:
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Thasiloron Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, the tallit. The tzitzit took a foreveeeeeer. Thanks for the faves! >:D
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! You did an amazing job, I am in love with these designs :heart:
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bulldog21 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
i think the talit should have been more of a cape to hide the hidden blade but its on both shoulders. the hood should be a seperate piece. also im not sure if the israelites wore tzt-tzt along with the talit but i think he should have them.
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Thasiloron Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really good idea! I also noticed that I left the Assassin's left ring finger intact - it probably would have been cut off in this time period. Thanks for the inspiration, and I'll get right back to you! :D
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bulldog21 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
your welcome, also the ring finger is a really good insight on your part, i didn't even noticeThumbs Up 
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing idea! I love how simplistic and great the concept is!
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Thasiloron Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simplisitc?! Oh, I meant to do that. Thanks!
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