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Born to devout Muslim parents in Granada, Qasim al-Dani was bred from young age to serve as a bodyguard for Prince Ali of Baza. As such, he was at his master's side when Baza fell to Spanish forces in the midst of the Granada War. With the Moors badly overrun, Qasim found himself outnumbered and was eventually mowed down in the onslaught. Despite his severe injuries, he survived, having been left for dead while unconscious. In the meantime, his master was captured and executed.
Devastated by his failure to protect his liege, he resolved to redeem his honor by seeking out the local Spanish Assassins and joining them in their fight against the Templar-backed Spanish Inquisition. In the meantime, he hoped this new allegiance would give him the opportunity to avenge his prince.
Personality and characteristics
Like his parents, Qasim al-Dani was an ardent Muslim who considered his service to the prince as a test of faith. As a result, his ultimate failure to protect him was tantamount to a dereliction of his religious duty and honor, and it became his single-minded goal to vindicate himself of this shame. He was a stoic and solemn warrior who was steadfastly loyal to his lord.
Equipment and skills
Qasim was known for his endurance and strength. He was a skilled warrior capable of stunning enemies with blinding attacks, he could also easily parry incoming strikes. Another of his skills was the ability to perform a wide sweeping attack to all enemies in front of him before quickly assuming a defensive position. He also possessed moderate agility and was able to navigate his environment with ease. He was considered a balanced combatant, with his discipline improving his offensive capabilities while also remaining defensively with few faults. Qasim's weapon of choice was a long polearm.
Behind the scenes
Qasim al-Dani is a character featured in the mobile game Assassin's Creed: Rebellion. He shares his character design with the Funj Templar Odai Dunqas and the Guardian Animi Avatar in Abstergo Industries' secondary stage of the Animi Training Program.