So, what relationship existed there? Did the mortals Ismaili Muslims just model their society and traditions on these two supernatural societies of clandestine quiet mountain-dwellers in their midst (who by a giant coincidence have no direct relationship to each other)? Setting wise it's pretty topical in "Dark Ages" as the time-window of the setting starts in the immediate shadow of the Third Crusade and the Old Man of the Mountain (Rashid ad-Din Sinan)'s life.
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Medieval Nizari Ismaili State, the Assamites, and the Ahl-i-Batin