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Maria de Santos
Vital statistics
Gender Female
Age Adult
Nationality Spanish, Catalan
Occupation Unknown

Castell dels Sants, Catalonia, Spain

Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown
Status Deceased
Voiced by Emma Tate

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse

Maria de Santos is married to Xavier Marqués. They both have a son named Tiago Marqués. Years later, her grandchild, Eva Sanchez, is born. See is seen inside the Castell dels Sants located in Catalonia, Spain during the war in 1937.


Santos, originally Portuguese or Spanish for Saints (singular Santo), is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries. Dos (or de) Santos means literally ‘of the saints’, a common element of personal names, originally denoting a child born or baptized on All Saints’ Day.

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse[]

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, a group of soldiers allied with the Fascists break into the family house of Xavier Marqués bringing their bloody war to his house. Commanded by Gehnen, the militaries smashed everything in their path searching for something, probably the Tabula Veritatis.

Maria is seen with his son, Tiago, in the main hall of the Castell. Xavier knowing that his family might be in great danger, warns them to leave the property immediately. He tries to escape with “La Maledicció” through the library but he is later shot to death by the soldiers. Maria de Santos and Tiago Marqués fly to the south west of France in hopes to find somewhere safe to stay.

Before she dies, Maria tells his son that once painting hung in the fireplace of the house again its meaning would become clear and the route of the tabula would be revealed. Unfortunately, the room has changed and Tiago doesn’t know what is missing.  George helps Tiago decipher what is needed to reveal the painting’s secrets and manages to find a secret Gnostic Chapel inside a hidden path in the fireplace.