- "A dark tide rises to the east – an army of such size and power that all the land is made quick to worry. Their leader is a man named Temujin, who has adopted the title Genghis Khan. He sweeps across the lands, conquering and subsuming all who stand in his way."
- ―Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad's Codex, page 29.[src]
Temujin, also known under the adopted name Genghis Khan (c. 1162 – 1227), was a Mongolian emperor. He founded the Mongol Empire, which he ruled from 1206 until his death in 1227.
The Mentor leading the Levantine Assassins, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, suspected that Genghis Khan wielded a Piece of Eden, presumably one of the Swords. Altaïr, his wife Maria, and his son Darim traveled to Mongolia with the intent to assassinate Genghis Khan. In 1227, the Assassin Qulan Gal shot Genghis Khan's horse with a bow and arrow, causing the warlord to fall off, and Darim subsequently shot Genghis Khan himself with a crossbow.