Denin found Serin unconscious and injured in a ravine near the smoking remains of the Rhydderdale forest. Despite having a baby on the way, Denin sacrificed his time and savings to nurse Serin back to health. This left Serin in a bit of debt, so Denin and Brii indentured him to work for Blackman Smythe.
The loss of Rhydderdale left Denin in a terrible financial situation and forced him to travel far up the forest line to find good timber.
Denin is a simple man, but one of character. He was infatuated with the name “Cadin,” what he wanted to name his son, but Brii would have no part of it.