Assassins are an elf class that use powerful physical attacks to inflict critical damage on their enemies. Assassins can hide themselves in the shadows, so if you find one of them lurking in the darkness, then you’re probably already dead.
Before the time when gods and giants fought against each other in extraordinary battles that lit up the sky and laid waste to many of the lands, the gods were at peace with all of their creations.
Those were the days when the gods walked and lived amongst humanity. They taught humanity and the elves some of the ancient disciplines and skills of Asgard, which gave the people of the New World all the knowledge that they needed to survive and thrive.
One of the vital skills that the gods helped humanity master was assassination.
The first assassins were trained by the wisest and bravest of all Odin’s sons; Týr (the god of war). Týr realized that too many of his warriors would die if there weren’t enough strong warriors that could be agile and nimble enough to stay out of sight when the giants attacked.
Týr decided to teach the art of assassination to some of the elves, but he needed to teach them how to use blades to lash out at their enemies first. The elves mostly used spears for hunting, so it took them some time to get used to using blades, but they soon began to master it.
Týr was so proud of how quickly the elves had learned the basics of assassination that he taught the assassins two of his favorite skills that he used in battle. The names of these two techniques were "Conceal" and "Sting".
"Conceal" made the assassins invisible to their enemies so they could get close to the giants’ vital areas to inflict critical injuries and "Sting" allowed them to rapidly dash towards their enemies and inflict a tremendous amount of damage with one critical attack.
The assassins needed to learn some attacks that could help them defeat multiple enemies as the final stage of their training, so Týr taught the assassins how to spin around like boomerang and cut through anyone that was in the way of the attack.
Týr then taught the assassins another skill that allowed them to attack multiple enemies, but this attack was very different to boomerang. Týr showed the assassins how to make poisons from the poisonous flowers and snakes that were abundant in nature.
This poison affected the enemy’s breathing by making the throat swollen, which inflicted continuous damage over a certain period of time to any enemy who was infected by the poison.
The assassins were a bit stronger after Týr taught them the basics of assassination, but the assassins decided that they needed to be even stronger in order to beat the giants.
So the assassins used the forging skills that they learned from the sons of Ivaldi to make their own traps and vine jails that would slow the giants in battle and trap them until the giant broke free.
The only skill that the assassins needed to learn after that was how to become furious and inflict more critical damage on the giants.
The time for the war between the gods and the giants was upon them, and they were able to successfully kill many of them, but nothing could prepare them for when Loki (the god of chaos) unleashed the energy of chaos on the world and annihilated all the gods and giants.
After many years of wars between the gods and giants, when both were destroyed in the aftermath of the great wars, the skills that the gods taught the people of the New World would be handed down from generation to generation and used in the war between the three Kingdoms.