During the fall of Capital City in the Third War, Vivian and her family lived on a farm after her husband was killed. When her son Thassarian was ordered to join Arthas' army, Vivian was saddened, but she gave him an amulet which belonged to his father as a blessing. After her son returned as a Death Knight, Vivian was horrified by his appearance until Arthas forced Thassarian to kill her. Vivian pleaded with her son not to do this, but the Death Knight obeyed his master's command and killed her after he tossed the amulet he got from her. After her death, William Allerton survived the massacre and retrieved the amulet.