He fights with the Band against the Shadowspawn army razing Caemlyn. He is concerned about the Shadow reaching the Dragons. During the fight Talmanes Delovinde saves his life from a Trolloc. The Band manages to locate the Dragons and Dennel is tasked with organizing the refugees to either use or haul them away. Dennel is about to give the order to destroy the Dragons before they are overrun by the Trolloc army, when Talmanes orders them to turn and fire on the walls. The Dragons blow a gaping hole in Caemlyn's wall and the Band manages to escape through it.