Dayel and Durin left their hometown of Beleal in the Westland and joined Shea Ohmsford and Allanon's party in Culhaven, from where they left for Paranor. The Elessedil brothers brought their skills at archery and heightened Elven senses to the party. As the youngest in the party, Dayel was looked upon fondly by all the other men in the group.
However, after Dayel, Durin, and Balinor Buckhannah arrived at Tyrsis, the three of them were captured by Balinor's brother, Palance Buckhannah, and placed in an underground prison. They broke free with the help of Menion Leah, and Dayel and Durin nearly caught Stenmin in the following chase.
After the Third War of the Races, Dayel and his brother returned to Beleal, where Dayel was presumably reunited with his beloved, Lynliss.