Durin and Dayel 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 older brother, Durin was always concerned about Dayel's safety.
However, after Durin, Dayel, 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 Durin and Dayel nearly caught Stenmin in the following chase.
After the Third War of the Races, Durin and his brother returned to Beleal.