Forged with a wide, double-edged blade, the weapon's most notable feature was its unconventional crossguard. Unlike the straight crossguards common on most swords of the time, the crossguard on Maria's sword curved towards the blade and was adorned with small spikes along the crossguard and the rain-guard. An ornamental red cross was attached to the middle of the crossguard, connecting it to the leather-bound grip.
High Middle AgesEdit
The first known use of the weapon was in a duel atop one of the Acre Citadel's balconies. After the assassinations of nine prominent members, the Templars sailed to Cyprus but left Maria behind, her standing in the Order having fallen significantly since Robert de Sablé's death. When Altaïr came to speak to her in hopes of learning the Templar's plan, she believed he wanted her dead and engaged him in a duel, but was bested by the Assassin, who took her prisoner.
As a captive, Maria was separated from her weapon. After escaping Altaïr's custody in Kyrenia, , she retrieved her weapon and went into hiding. She resurfaced in Limassol in 1193, where she killed the mysterious Templar agent who aimed to take Altaïr's Apple of Eden for himself, impaling the man from behind with her blade. Though still suspicious of Altaïr's intentions, Maria took him to the Templar Archive beneath Limassol Castle. Reaching the Archive before Altaïr, Maria briefly fought the waiting Armand Bouchart, but was knocked unconscious. She kept her sword after Bouchart's defeat, but had stopped using it by the time she returned to Masyaf with Altaïr in her later years.
- Maria's Longsword is visually identical to the Roman Longsword, despite Ezio not encountering the weapon design until his time in Rome.