When Carolus Alden declared himself Archbishop, splitting Stromgarde off from the reign of the Church in Lordaeron, many orthodox priests rebelled and went into exile, led by Daneb. Duokas departed with him. They allied with the clans of Mallick Vitalian and Lukas Notaras, one of Eralas' former ministers. A failed uprising led them nowhere, but when Kariel Winthalus contributed his aid the rebels managed to take Stromgarde by force.
Alden was killed and Daneb became the figurehead for Lightists in Stromgarde, though in truth he was little more than a puppet for Vitalian to keep the people in line.