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Background

The Hassassin’s power flows from the notion that nowhere is truly safe from them. They could strike at anytime, anywhere, as anyone. As society evolved towards quantronic infrastructure and data-based interactions, however, they knew they would need to adapt.

The Barid — “messenger” — were formed to provide expertise in quantronic environments. Drawing on their considerable infowar capabilities, they provide support and intelligence for their fellow Hassassins. Their signature message reiterates that of their fellows in the physical; threaten the Search for Knowledge, and your smouldering corpse will serve as a warning.[1]


The Hassassin Society draws its power from the indisputable and proven fact that no one can be safe from them. No defense strategy is really effective, because the Hassassin has no need for an escape route. For these expert killers, their own deaths are a possibility assumed from the get-go. There is no safe place to hide because for the Hassassin there are no insurmountable obstacles or barriers. The Hassassin lurk among us freely and can approach their victims unnoticed wherever they have sought refuge. In today’s world, where society moves more often through information networks than physically, Hassassin needs to have cyber-action capacity. It is therefore little wonder that some of the sect acolytes are specialized in data sphere operations.

The designation of these Hassassin is Barid, “messenger”, for they must deliver the message that any threat to the Search for Knowledge is paid for dearly. The task of the Barid is to trace the movements of their objectives through the data sphere, mapping their activity in the network as reference documentation and intelligence data for all other Hassassin operatives. But the real work of the Barid, what they excel at, is cyber-combat: neutralizing cyber-threats and hostile elements which operate via networks. In the style of the society, the Barid are cyber-assassins capable of eliminating their targets with gleaming cyber-attacks that fry brains and systems in a flash of destruction. Sudden and spectacular death is the signature of the Hassassin Society as much in the virtual world as in the real world.[2]

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Equipment

Hassassin Barids carry The "Bardom Rifle," named for the oxidation they acquire from extended exposure to Bouraks' scouring sands. Bardom (Red in Hunzakut-Burushaski languages) fire repeaters like grenades.

Known Barid

  • Zahira, born as Deborah Martinez-Kepler, a young woman from Aconticimento who became interested in Haqqislamite faith and eventually joined the Bahram after forming a relationship with her friend Osman<ref>Endsong 31<ref>
  • Zahra Tahmina, SIGINT hacker

Profile

N4

ISC: Hassassin Barid Spec. Trained Troop Light Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: No Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 10 14 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Terrain(Desert), Religious Troop
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Hacking Device, Hacker Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 17 0.5
2 Killer Hacking Device(UPGRADE: Trinity (-3)), Hacker Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 15 0
3 Forward Observer Rifle, Pitcher, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 13 0
4 Hacking Device, Lieutenant, Hacker Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 17 1
5 Lieutenant, Forward Observer Rifle, Pitcher, Flash Pulse Pistol, CC Weapon 13 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Hassassin Barid Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 10 14 1 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Religious Troop
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Hacker Hacking Device Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 21 0.5
Assault Hacker Assault Hacking Device: UPGRADE: Icebreaker Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 19 0.5
Observer Forward Observer Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 14 0
Hacker+Lieutenant Hacking Device, Lieutenant Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 21 1
Observer+Lieutenant Forward Observer, Lieutenant Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 14 0
Killer Hacker Killer Hacking Device: UPGRADE: Lightning Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, Knife 16 0

Dossiers

Barid 2022

Current Miniatures

Barid 2022

Old Miniatures

Navigation

  1. Graybeaton et al, p92. 2018. 'Haqqislam'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.
  2. https://infinitytheuniverse.com/blog/haqqislam-in-blackwind Published July 27, 2022