|Chronological and political information|
Barenziah fell in love with and had an affair with Emperor Tiber Septim, which resulted in the conception of William Septim. Meanwhile, an Ashlander named Norea had a vision from Azura. Azura told Norea to find Symmachus and save Barenziah's child.
After telling Tiber about the child, Tiber tried to create an abortion. However, Norea and Symmachachus were able to save Barenziah and her unborn child.
Barenziah, Norea, and Symmachachus then fled to Mourhold and recieved the protection of the Tribunal Temple. Tiber Septim did not want to risk Morrowind seceeding from the Empire, so he decided to leave Barenziah alone; however, the scandal did tarnsh Tiber's reign. The child was born, Barenziah named him William Septim.
Barenziah then resumed her role of Queen of Morrowind.