Dayn's duties and assignments varied from day to day, but they always ended the same, whether in Valgarde or encamped in the field; after Dayn made his evening meal, he would retreat inside his assigned tent (or his field tent and bedroll), and take the orb he had been given by Master Niklos.
At his establishment in Shattrach City, Mater Niklos had presented Dayn with a white orb, claiming it to be the soul of a kaldorei, which Niklos had, much to Dayn and Echoe's horror, enveloped in Shadow energy. Niklos had handed the orb - that Dayn referred to as his "kaldorei pearl"- to Dayn, and commanded him to cleanse the orb and release the soul therein.
Dayn had taken the orb, betraying no outward sign of how disturbed he was that Master Niklos had captured a kaldorei soul. Priests of the Light, undead or not, should not capture the souls of anyone except in extreme circumstances, and Dayn knew of no extenuating circumstances. However, extenuating circumstances or not, his task was certain - it was his task to cleanse the orb of the Shadows.
In Master Niklos' and Echoe's presence, Dayn had tried first to focus the light into a needle-sharp point, and attempted to penetrate the outer darkness now invading the soul, to use the Light's power to reinforce the soul within, and allow the Light to push the shadow energy from within.
Dayn's attempt had failed.
So too had his second attempt failed. His second attempt had been to draw the Shadow energies into his own being, freeing the soul from its contamination; this would, of course, present the secondary problem of purging the Shadow from himself, but that was problematic; as a paladin esquire, Dayn was used to putting himself at risk to protect and succor others. The Shadow energy had just begun to trickle into Dayn when Niklos had broken his concentration by the expedient method of sitting on him. What little Dayn had experienced had been a staggering amount of pain, and yet... when it left, he had keenly felt its lack. Was that the same feeling that the users of Fel magics experienced? The dark pain so intense it was almost pleasure, and the ache when it was gone?
His third attempt had been to cup the orb in his hands, and summon the Light, channeling its power to burn the Shadow energy away. He had poured everything he had into the effort, focusing and concentrating like never before... until he had tapped into his own soul to feed the attempt, and passed out.