- If Abu al-Hasan Ali was indeed Jariya's father, the Assassin was in fact the half-sister of Muhammad XII.
- Her backstory references Isabel de Solís, Hasan's Castilian concubine and later second wife after converting to Islam and taking the name Zoraya. While there is no evidence she had a daughter, she did have two sons by the sultan.
- Jariya, Arabic جَارِيَة (jāriya), means 'slave-girl, a concubine'. Al- is the Arabic definitive article, designating 'the'. Zakiyya is derived from the Arabic word زكي (zakii), which means 'pure, chaste' but also 'intelligent'.