As the Williams family was heavily interested in Roman history, family members often used the names of Roman historical figures when naming their children. Marcus Williams would continue this tradition when his daughter was born, naming her after Valeria Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius.
By 2162, she held the rank of lieutenant and was handpicked by Captain Reed, to be his Armory Officer (security chief and tactical officer) aboard the the USS Pioneer. After a few months of service she became romantically involved with Chief science officer Lieutenant Reynaldo Sangupta.
In February 2163, she accompanied First officer Travis Mayweather and Sangupta to Hansen's Planet. The trio shared a friendly argument about the Federation's political future while they were searching for the local lifeforms. However, the locals found them first and attacked the away team. Due the the newly discovered dangers of the transporter, Captain Reed didn't want to risk a beam up, so he detonated a photonic torpedo in the planet's atmosphere to scare off their attackers while they returned to their shuttlepod.
In March, Captain Reed thought Williams's relationship with Sangupta affected their duties so he ordered them to break off, and Williams did so right away.
In April, after the Pioneer became stuck in a decaying orbit of a super-Jovian planet, Williams had to deal with raging crew members, who blamed Tobin Dax's alien engineering team for the accident. Fortunately, the ship's historian Lieutenant Samuel Abraham Kirk came to her rescue, and calmed them down. After that, they conversed and formed a friendship. Kirk impressed her by picking up on the meaning of her name, and while the bookish and soft spoken Kirk was not her usual type, she soon found him interesting, despite previously struggled to remember whether his first name was Sam or Stan. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)
In 2164, during Pioneer's cultural exchange mission to Rigel, the First Families of Rigel conducted a raid on the Rigel V archives. The assailants stole vital Rigelian Trade Commission secrets and abducted Kirk and Ensign Bodor chim Grev. Following one of the leads, a possible escape ship, Williams was sent to Rigel IV, to infiltrate the Corthoc family estate. She was aided by a rival family and the local resistance who were trying to subvert the First Family's tyrannical rule.
She easily got into the estate, where one of the servant, Denuri, took Williams under her wing. She showed her the way of thing and the secret passages to avoid the members of the family. Williams fairly quickly managed to infiltrate the hangar, and determined that her fellow officers were never on that ship. After this, she sneaked her way into a computer room, and started to look for information that could be useful for their search. Half way through, she heard the cries of a young girl. As it turned out, Fetrin Corthoc, were trying to rape her. Williams tried to hold herself back, to concentrate on her mission and saving her friends, but ultimately she choose to help the girl.
They were forced to flee and the girl, Mindlen, took Williams to her parents house in the nearby village. They were followed there and since Williams didn't have any of weapons with her decided to gave her scanner that contained the information she gathered to Mindlen to give it to the resistance who would send it to Pioneer, then lead their pursuers away as a decoy until she was stunned. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)
- It is heavily implied, that she will end up with Kirk and thus become the great-grandmother of James T. Kirk as well as the ancestor of other members of the Kirk family.
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