> As for Djapar, I've been rereading my Al-Qadim stuff recently, and quite
> like the idea of having a Mamluk (slave-soldiers) governed culture as
> well as Hashishim (assasins) dedicated to Basaia, hunting down and
> killing blooded individuals.
Hey! Why are the Basaian's the bloodthirsty assassins? (IMO, Brenna would
be better; that nasty Shadow Form Blood Ability, and some of their other
potential affinities, are *perfect* for assassins. Of course, Brenna
worshipers may be to apathetic to become fanatical assassin-types).