While in prison, Riannon gave birth to a set of twins and then went mad. Around the same time, Falka also gave birth; she left her newborn into the hands of the deranged prisoner. Not long after, the rebellion was quelled and Falka was tried and condemned to die by burning on a stake; henceforth, people of Temeria and Redania have thrown a figure representing Falka on the bonfires during the Saovine celebrations. According to the legend, Falka cursed all the people present, and promised that they and their progeny would suffer in the hands of a child bearing her blood.
Later information dug up by Fenn would suggest that Fiona was actually Falka's daughter, not Adela. And also that she carried elder blood in her veins.