Altaïr then took Maria with him on a ship to [[Kyrenia]]. While on the vessel, he inquired about her life and motivation to join the Crusaders.<ref>''Assassin'sCreed:Bloodlines''– [[Delivery (Limassol Port)]]</ref> Maria told him of her childhood in England and her previous marriage, noting that her ideal husband would embrace her masculine personality and interests, a standard which her former husband did not meet. She also revealed that, while she had cared for Robert, she knew he had exploited her and believed that his death was fitting.<ref name="TSC" />
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Altaïr spoke to her about the philosophy of [[Empedocles]], saying that "only a mind free of impediments is capable of grasping the chaotic beauty of the world". Although Maria resisted his ideology, she did take interest in it, inquiring as to whether "chaotic beauty" was truly something to be celebrated. Altaïr in turn claimed that while freedom did bring hardship, it was worth preserving. He maintained that "the [[New World Order|order and peace the Templar seek]] requires servility and imprisonment", a statement which the captive Maria found to be ironic.<ref name="Intercept Kyrenia">《[[刺客信条：血统]]》 – [[拦截（凯里尼亚海港）]]</ref>
As the two prepared to disembark, Altaïr cut the rope binding Maria's wrists so that she would be able climb the ladder to the upper deck. At that moment, the two were recognized and attacked by some of the pirates who had ferried them. Maria used the opportunity to kick Altaïr down the ladder, forcing him to face their attackers alone and allowing her time to escape.<ref name="Intercept Kyrenia" />
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However, Maria's freedom was short-lived: she was also attacked by members of the large crew, and saved by [[Markos (Cypriot)|Markos]] before Altaïr caught up to her. Because of his honesty and their common dislike of Templars, Altaïr entrusted Markos with Maria's care, and asked him to look after her.<ref name="Intercept Kyrenia" />
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During his investigations, Altaïr learned that "the Bull" – his target – had posted large bounties for both him and Maria.<ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Interrogation (Jonas)]]</ref> Fearing for her safety, Altaïr rushed back to the harbor, where he found her and Markos being attacked by Templars. After rescuing them, Altaïr brought them to the Kyrenia safe house.<ref>''Assassin'sCreed:Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Kyrenia Harbor)]]</ref>
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Maria mocked Altaïr's crude plan for killing "the Bull" – whom she knew as [[Moloch]] – and inadvertently gave away his position in [[Kantara Castle]].<ref>''Assassin'sCreed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Kyrenia Commons)]]</ref><ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Moloch)]]</ref> By the time Altaïr returned from killing him, Maria had been taken away by Templar agents, who had raided the safe house in his absence.<ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Kyrenia Market)]]</ref> Maria was given to Moloch's son [[Shalim]], separated from the resistance members and Altaïr's attempts to rescue her.<ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault II (Kyrenia Harbor)]]</ref>
[[File:Assault Shalim and Shahar 1.png|thumb|250px|left|Maria infiltrating Saint Hilarion dressed as a [[Courtesans|courtesan]]]]
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However, Maria escaped from Shalim and headed to [[Saint Hilarion Castle]] disguised as a consort, sneaking in via palanquin.<ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Escort (Kyrenia Harbor)]]</ref> On her arrival, she confronted [[Shahar]] in his private room, and demanded to know about the Templars' plan for the Apple of Eden. Shahar stated that the Templars would achieve order by any means necessary, even if that "order" became synonymous with enslavement.<ref name="Assault Shalim">''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Shalim and Shahar)]]</ref>
Shahar grabbed her by her wrists as if to subdue her, but was interrupted when Altaïr burst in, searching for Shalim. Maria killed his two pursuers, but refused to fight beside him any further and fled.<ref name="Assault Shalim" />
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Altaïr traveled back to Kyrenia on his own and carried on without Maria for a while. However, following his use of the Apple of Eden to quiet the rioting townspeople, it was Maria who killed the [[Armand Bouchart's agent|mysterious Templar agent]] intent on taking the Apple, stabbing him in the back.<ref>''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Investigate (Limassol Castle Courtyard)]]</ref>
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Although she remained distrusting of the righteousness of his motives, Maria led Altaïr to the [[Templar Archive]] hidden under Limassol Castle. There, she engaged Armand Bouchart in combat. However, Armand was an extremely skilled fighter and hurled Maria back, knocking her unconscious.<ref name="Assault Armand">''Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines'' – [[Assault (Armand Bouchart)]]</ref>
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After Altaïr defeated Armand, he and Maria managed to flee the Archive. She then told him that she no longer wished to be part of the Templar Order, and had no interest in returning to England. Instead, she intended to go east, as far as India or "the far edge of the world". When Altaïr claimed he would return to Masyaf and use the Apple to learn more of the world, she cautioned him, saying he was "tread[ing] a thin line" with its use.<ref name="Assault Armand" /> Regardless, when Altaïr expressed interest in accompanying her, she ultimately decided to travel with him to Masyaf.<ref name="TSC" />
“Some two years after the events I've described, they were wed at Limassol. [...] This represented a mainly peaceful and fruitful period for the Master. He talks of it little, as though it is too precious to bring out into the light.”
Maria became romantically involved with Altaïr after traveling to Masyaf. In 1195, they were married in Limassol out of respect for the Cypriots who had made the island a key stronghold for the Order, with Markos as a guest of honor. Later that year, Maria gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy named Darim. Two years later, after the pair briefly visited Acre, their second child Sef was born.
Maria became a part of the Assassin Order, though there were still Assassins – such as Abbas Sofian – who secretly loathed Maria for being an outsider and an Englishwoman. They never fully accepted her, disregarding Altaïr's decision to bring her into the Order.
From that point onward, Maria and Altaïr became inseparable. She continuously supported Altaïr, with their only extended time apart being in 1204, when Altaïr tried to bring the Order to Constantinople.
Maria initially tolerated Altaïr's use of the Apple during this time, and on one occasion asked him what he saw of their family's future in it. However, she eventually demanded that he relieve himself of it, saying it was taking control of him, a request Altaïr denied.
“Darim was in his early twenties and an accomplished bowman, and so it was that Altaïr took him and Maria and left Masyaf.”
―Niccolò Polo explaining the journey to Mongolia to his brother Maffeo.[来源]
Around 1227, Maria, Altaïr and Darim began a journey to Mongolia to assassinate Genghis Khan – whose army was preventing the Assassin Order from expanding their influence – and leaving Malik Al-Sayf in charge of the Order. Once there, the family joined with the Assassin Qulan Gal; while the two veterans infiltrated the Khan's camp, Maria and Darim covered them from a nearby hill.
However, Altaïr allowed himself to be seen and was attacked by a Mongol soldier, though Qulan killed the Mongol before he could raise the alarm. From there, Qulan safely escorted the injured Altaïr out of the camp, also rescuing a young novice who was captured while scouting the area, Nergüi. Joining Darim and Maria on the nearby hill, the five Assassins proceeded to compose another plan while Maria was tending to her husband's wound.
The Assassins then devised to flush Khan out of his tent by setting the mongol camp ablaze with flaming arrows, and the latter did so after realizing the danger. After Darim, aided by Qulan Gal, successfully killed Genghis Khan while he was fleeing, the family headed back home to Masyaf. When they arrived, they found it completely different from when they had left.
Maria, Altaïr and Darim were greeted by Swami upon their return. He informed them that their son Sef had left for Alamut, that Malik was imprisoned, and that a council had been formed to take control over the Order with Abbas Sofian at its head. Darim left for Alamut to retrieve his brother, and Maria and Altaïr were directed to a residence in the west side of the castle, instead of to the Master's tower.
The next day, the two met with the council, seeing that it was made up of the most weak-minded Assassins in the Order. Altaïr gave the council a summary of their journey, and Abbas revealed that Malik had been imprisoned for the murder of their son Sef.
Returning to their assigned residence, Altaïr and Maria mourned their son's death, and thought on their next move. While a grief-stricken Altaïr was shaken enough to consider Abbas' account valid, Maria rebuked him; she claimed that the deed was obviously Abbas' doing, pointing out logical flaws and contradictions in his account, and shamed Altaïr for doubting Malik. When Altaïr responded with anger, she once again told him to destroy the Apple, saying it had made his mind too open to ridiculous considerations.
Now doubting the credibility of Abbas' story, Altaïr freed Malik from the fortress' prison and brought him back to their residence.
Altaïr: "I have to destroy Abbas."
Maria: "But not for the purposes of vengeance, my love. For the Order. For the good of the Brotherhood. To take it back and make it great once more. If you can do that, and if you can let it take precedence over your own thoughts of revenge, the Order will love you as a father who shows it the true path. If you let yourself be blinded by anger and emotion, how can you expect them to listen when what you teach is the other way?"
―Altaïr and Maria about reclaiming the Order from Abbas.[来源]
On the pair's return, Maria tended to Malik's wounds, and he informed the couple that Abbas had Sef killed and the murder weapon planted in his bed. Once Malik was asleep, Maria and Altaïr plotted a new course of action; Altaïr claimed he needed to destroy Abbas, to which Maria agreed, but emphasized that it be the good of the Order rather than revenge if he wished to win back the minds of his people. Deciding on a bloodless strategy, the two left to confront Abbas.
They entered Masyaf and went to the courtyard to meet Abbas, who was with Swami and a group of other Assassins. Abbas told them that they would learn the reason of their son's death, but only if they gave him the Apple. Altaïr agreed, to Maria's surprise, and presented the artifact to Swami.
As Swami moved to take it, he informed them that prior to Sef's execution, he told Sef that Altaïr had ordered his death. Enraged, Altaïr then used the Apple's powers to freeze Swami, and drove the man to self-injury.
Maria attempted to intervene, and was fatally wounded by Swami's hand in the ensuing frenzy. Altaïr took her in his arms, and she told him to be strong before passing away.
Altaïr was haunted by the loss of Maria, and as he grew older he suffered nightmares about her death, confused by her absence. Twenty years later, Altaïr avenged her and their son when he retook Masyaf and killed Abbas with the Hidden Gun.