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I know the gods are trapped, and I know I can’t talk you out of whatever you’re planning to do. And I’m sorry and angry that you’ve been put in this position, and... If anyone can do this, Zane, it’s you and Rosie and Hondo. You “all” can do this.

–Mrs. Obispo to her son in The Shadow Crosser.

Mrs. Obispo is the mother of Zane Obispo and elder sister of Hondo Obispo.


Mrs. Obispo met Hurakan, Mayan god of wind, storms and fire on a trip to the Yucatán peninsula. After a brief time together she became pregnant. She later returned home and had her son. They lived in the New Mexico desert. She allowed her brother Hondo to move in, however he mostly just watched wrestling and ate Cheetos. At one point, she allowed Zane to be homeschooled because of bullying. However it was only for a year or until she could find another school for him.

Storm Runner Trilogy

The Storm Runner

Zane Obispo, her son.

Mrs. Obispo excitedly tells Zane he has been accepted to the Holy Ghost private school. She gets him to go and gives him a cane from a recently deceased client as a present. She finds Zane in the desert and, when they get back, talks with Officer Smart. She goes after Zane when he chases Rosie into the dessert and does not see the demon.

The following day she learns that Zane assaulted another student, she is furious. This anger grows when she finds her brother and his friends trashed the living room. She later talks to her son about the incident.

Zane goes to the bank to ask her who his father is, but before she could an alux shows up and tries to kill her son. She tries to get Zane to the safety deposit box cage before to breaks into no avail, Hondo arrives and wrestles with it while the two flee. Once the car breaks down she takes a crowbar and tells Zane to run. The alux finds her and holds its knife to her throat. Just then Brooks arrives and rips the demon of her. She offers Brooks to spend the night with them and she accepts. They drive home and, after dinner, she offers Brooks her room.

After Zane defeats Ah-Puch, she and the rest of the family relocate to Isla Holbox. She and Hondo plan to open a surf shop. She and her family are later greeted by Mr. Ortiz and Ms. Cab.

The Fire Keeper

Hondo Obispo, her younger brother and business partner.

Mrs. Obispo has greatly adapted to her new life on Isla Holbox, enjoying more than in New Mexico. She and Hondo opened a business called Maya Journeys that started out selling beach equipment and now offers tours of the island.

She is seen setting the table for dinner. The following morning she finds out about Ren Santiago and takes the godborn around town before leaving her with Antonia Caballero. She then asks Zane why he sent a message to other godborns and tells him to get ready for a tour of the island’s inlets. Before leaving on his quest to save Hurakan, Zane leaves her a note and calls her when he is in Cabo San Lucas.

A day later Hurakan visits her and she is overjoyed. She scolds and hugs Zane when he returns and gives him a new Fuego before ordering pizza for dinner.

The Shadow Crosser

After Zane returns from his three month mission to find godborns, she greets him and gives his room to Adrik and Alana along with fresh shirts and a copy of Zane's first book. In the morning she says goodbye to her son, brother, and the others as they go to SHIHOM. She also encourages Zane to tell Brooks how he feels about her.

A few days later, she is moved to Montana when the security on Isla Holbox becomes compromised. When they reach Montana, she hugs Zane gives him words of encouragement. The following morning Louie tells her of Zane's plan to go to 1987 to save the gods. She berates him for doing so and reluctantly lets him go.

After Zane refuses to rewrite history to favor demons and the hero twins, she is brought in to force Zane to comply. Her son complies and Ixkik' tries to steal her face as Zane attacks them and she flees, however she returns to save him from being banished. After they are trapped in a time loop, she hugs Zane and cries. When the gods and their companions arrive, she is shocked that Zane and Hurakan resemble each other. When the gods ask to speak with Zane alone, she and the others leave. During the victory celebration, she and Hurakan talk at a table.


Mrs. Obispo is a caring woman who loves her family and worries whenever her son would go on a quest. However she is understanding when he does go on them.


  • Obispo is Spanish for "bishop".


  • She is religious, having Zane keep a vile of holy water in his dresser and praying often, as well as dragging him into church to light a candle and confess his sins.
  • Before relocating to Isla Holbox, she worked as a hospice worker.
Storm Runner Trilogy
Books: The Storm Runner | The Fire Keeper | The Shadow Crosser
Main Characters: Zane Obispo | Brooks | Rosie | Hondo Obispo | Ren Santiago | Jordan | Bird
Secondary Characters: Mrs. Obispo | Antonia Caballero | Ixtab | Muwan | Quinn | Antonio Marcel De la Vega | Jazz | Louie | Marco | Adrik | Alana
Minor Characters: Mr. Ortiz | Pacific | Saqik'oxol | Abuelo Santiago | Clementino | Itzel | Fausto | Red Queen | Gee | Serena | Sipacna | Kip
Mayan Gods: Ah-Puch | Hurakan | K'ukumatz | Ixkik' | Bakab | Yant'o Triad | Nakon | Ixkakaw | Ixchel | Itzamna | Alom | Camazotz | Chaac | Akan
Mexica Gods: Tlaltecuhtli
Creatures: Demon Runner | Nawal | Alux | Demon | Giant | Hellhound | Mud Person | Ahuizotl
Related Content: Jennifer Cervantes | Shadow Bruja Duology | Rick Riordan Presents