Couple of months ago I have backed Crowfall on Kick Starter. Crowfall aims to be pure PvP game with many twits making it really stand out of current MMO games. Oh and best thing about CF raids? There are none. I am not going to write summary here because this guy pretty much wrote the definitive post on that subject and you should pay him a visit. Artcraft, the company behind CF, made a masterful campaign to promote the game by updating https://crowfall.com bit by bit and letting people speculate about plethora of things. I was pretty bummed out to learn that there will be an Assassin class, but gender locked to females only. There is a lore explanation for it, but I couldn't care less, you know how I like my MMO characters. Luckily Artcraft added male assassins as one of their many stretch goals and since CF has been going from strength to strength male assassin will be unlocked.
In this post I want to play the only game you can currently play with Crowfall (well, not true, some people are already duking it out in prealpha tests) and that it the game of wild wild speculations.
First of all the race is called Fae. In fact when the assassin archetype was posted for the first time it was named "Fae Assassin". Long story short Fae mothers kill their male offspring upon birth so this is why there are only females in Fae society. I know what you are going to ask: where do Faes come from (you know, the birds and the bees scenario). From the short story we learn that "Men do not belong in the Riverlands…. not even the breeders. They are captured, they serve their purpose, and they are killed'.
Only two ideas come to my mind: either Faes simply procreate with males of other species or there are male Faes who are spared the death for the purpose of breeding (hence calling them "breeders" makes sense).
Interestingly enough stretch goal description on crowfall.com calls for donations in order to develop "male Halfbreed Assassin". If female Fae were just "getting it on" with non-Fae males then every Fae offspring would be in fact "a half breed" (and apparently Fae are killing their males upon birth for generations now). If male Faes were just children spared the death by the hands of their mothers calling them halfbreed wouldn't make much sense.
Halfbreed literally means "a person whose parents are of different races" so either few male Fae "breeders" (if they exist) decided that impregnating women of other species is less lethal for their eventual male offspring or perhaps humans "acquired" few female Faes for their purposes (with CF pretty grim setting I wouldn't be surprised if that was the official back story).
Whatever is the explanation I couldn't be more pleased with Artcraft's decision to bring male Assassin to the table.