During Mohara's time as Caliph, other Kindred discovered the value of the warrior caste as assassins and began to hire them, a practice that Mohara himself reviled. When his own childer were hired by a particular distrusted Lasombra, in disgust, he allegedly said:
“If you must sell yourselves so cheaply, the least you can do is send me a portion of the gold you will earn, that I may be compensated in some small measure for the curse of undeath that you whore for no good cause.”
Mohara's childer took his sarcasm at face value and sent him a fifth of their earnings every year. Other warriors, seeing the Caliph's own progeny doing this, began to curry favor with their own sires and superiors by tithing in a similar manner. This marked the beginning of tithing a fifth of the earnings of an assassination to one's elders.
- Clanbook: Assamite Revised, p. 22