The al-Numair family is Saudi in origin. Karif appears as a tall Arabic man with straight black hair. He is partial to the black Saudi thobe and does not wear a headscarf unless it's windy. In that case, he wears the red checkered Ghutrah.
As a mortal, Karif worked for the original hashishin. Karif quickly learned the value of obedience and silence. By the time he was 12, Karif knew how to wield the knife, garrote and sword. He had also come to the attention of an Assamite named Wasim who saw in the boy the sort of dedication required of those who could bear the curse of undeath. Eventually, Wasim came for him. Waiting until the boy was sent to fetch wood beyond the confines of the assassin’s strong hold, the Assamite cut off his return and hunted him.
For the next seven centuries, Karif faithfully served his clan, fulfilling the contracts assigned to him and paying his tithe of blood to his sire. He fought against the infidels who came to force Christianity upon his homeland and learned their barbaric tongues. Following the road he had been taught, Karif was among those who swarmed into Eastern Europe with the Turks, diablerizing those he could. He also wanted to punish the arrogance of those who had invaded his home with the crusades. Taking their lands and feasting upon their blood satisfied that desire. In the wake of the Anarch Revolt, Karif received word that Alamut was under attack from the European vampires. As he turned his steps toward his home to defend it, he heard that an accord had been reached. Karif was summoned to a meeting of those slayers who did not agree that they should bend the knee to the Europeans. They sent him to the Convention of Thorns to speak for their views, even against the express wishes of the Old Man of the Mountain. Karif found no ears willing to listen to him at the convention and joined with those anarchs who also refused to yield to the Camarilla, becoming one of the first Assamite antitribu. He later played an integral role in leading the Gehenna cult of the Black Hand into the Sabbat.
What Karif didn't know was, he was being lead by his sire and influenced by her to infiltrate the Sabbat. He never knew that she was using him as a source of information about the sect. And now, she has brought him back into the fold and arraigned for him to sit on the Sasila with her and her sire's brother. If Karif were ever to discover his sire's treachery, he would never forgive her.
Karif is one of the three Warriors among the Sasila. He has returned to Alamut and is loyal to Ur-Shulgi.