Talos also only accomplished what he did due to using the Brass God.
Wrong. Talos had control of Cyrodiil, Hammerfell, Skyrim, and High Rock under his control before he got his hands on Walks-Like-Brass. And Morrowind was well on its way to being conquered by the time Vivec orchestrated its surrender to Tiber.
http://uesp.net/wiki/Lore:On_Morrowind - I even got citation.