Heh, that it defintely does! Sounds descent. The Nazaris defintely were experts a guerrilla warfare, so that reasonable for the exact same reasons I give Altair a pass.Actually, the word "Assassins" is used only on the covert art. The text uses the word "Batini" (1), if memory serves. In fact, the content is mostly devoid of all the "assassin myth" (i.e. drugged suicide-killer fanatics) stuff, but RPG-wise these guys are still magic users with some (very) slight ninja-action stuff because it's cool. However, they are absolutely NOT the "bad guys", nor "evil cultists" and are absolutely PLAYABLE in a PC party. They are simply a powerfull force in the gameword and they play to win.
(1) my guess is that the word "Assassin" is a better-seller than "Batini" for the average customer.