Clan Eshin disappeared into the east early in Skaven history and had been considered lost for many centuries. When its members returned to Skavenblight, the labyrinthine Skaven capital, they were changed. During that long period in contact with mysterious human cultures, the Eshin Clan of Skaven had learned much - especially about the arts of stealth and assassination. From then on, Clan Eshin has found a clear role in Skaven society - its assassins have become the force which the Skaven high council uses to uphold its decisions and maintain its reign of terror among the clans.
The Assassins are the masters of the secret lethal arts of Clan Eshin. They have the reputation of being able to turn invisible, appearing from the shadows only to deliver poisoned death to their destined victims.