Farzan

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Farzan, Persian word for “Wise Man”, is the title for the Hassassin masters and instructors. Experienced and veteran combatants, their role is to guide and train the sect’s young novices in martial techniques as well as in the philosophy of the Hassassin path. As masters, the Farzan conduct general classes, called Subhas, a hybrid mixing of special forces training sessions and theology classes of a religious nature. But they also act as spiritual advisors, becoming the personal guide for each one of their disciples, following the tradition of the mystical educators of Sufism.

One of a Farzan’s duties is to follow the career of his disciples, looking for those who eventually prove to have the necessary qualities to receive the title of “Wise Man”. Only those who have proven to have the greatest tactical skills, as well as a deep knowledge of Haqqislamite teachings, can aspire to become masters. The only way in which a Hassassin can reach the title of Farzan is through the rite of the Khilafah. In this ceremony, whose name means “Succession”, the instructor names a disciple as his successor, granting him the official authorization of the sect to become master of those Elham (Paths of Knowledge) in which he has excelled, and to continue the work of the one who was his guide.

To be able to follow the evolution of their disciples, the Farzan act as supervisors of field operations, providing intelligence reports throughout the development of a mission. However, those who have already designated a successor can return to active service and directly participate in combat operations.

In the situation where mission is compromised and threatens to go straight to hell, a Farzan will abandon his observational position to become proactive. He will assume command and take control of the situation, resolving the crisis with the true confidence and calm of the ‘wise man’, fighting until the last drop of his blood and acting as an example to all members of the sect until the very end.


Whereas the Muyib are the first step on the Path to Knowledge, the Farzan — “Wise Man” — is likely the last. Only the most experienced agents receive the title, so it’s considered wise to heed a Farzan’s advice. The Farzan tutor topics ranging from spiritual teaching to field operations in hostile territory. Though they rarely take to the field, they usually act as supervisors to younger operatives when they do. They have been tasked with judging the preparedness of their wards for advancement on the Path, but that doesn’t mean they should be underestimated. If a mission goes south, Farzans often step in to contain the damage. Their many years of experience makes them very dangerous combatants.[1]

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N4

ISC: Hassassin Farzans Spec. Trained Troop Skirmisher
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: No Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 16 12 11 14 0 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Surprise Attack(-3), BS Attack(Shock), Camouflage, Infiltration, Mimetism(-3), Stealth, Terrain(Total), Religious Troop
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Chain of Command Boarding Shotgun, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 28 0
2 Minelayer Boarding Shotgun, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 24 0
3 Forward Observer Rifle, Light Shotgun, Flash Pulse, Shock Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 23 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Hassassin Farzans Skirmisher
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 12 11 14 0 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: CH: Camouflage, Infiltration, Religious Troop, Multiterrain
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Chain Of Command Chain of Command Boarding Shotgun Knife, Pistol 26 0
Observer Forward Observer Rifle + Light Shotgun Knife, Pistol 23 0
Minelayer Minelayer Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines Knife, Pistol 23 0
Marksman Marksmanship L1, Forward Observer Rifle + Light Shotgun, D-Charges Knife, Pistol 24 0

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p93. 2018. 'Haqqislam'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.