|Born||In 252–283 AC|
A Storm of Swords
While traveling to the Twins, Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark encounter Donnel and his outriders. They manage to trick Donnel with their peasant disguises, claiming they serve Lady Shella Whent. When Arya asks Sandor why Donnel did not recognize him, Sandor tells her it is because knights are fools and it would be beneath him to look twice at some poxy peasants.
A Feast for Crows
When news of the raid on Saltpans reaches the Twins, Donnel rides with his brother, Ser Harys Haigh, and their cousin, Ser Arwood Frey, to the town with a small force to investigate. There they find Ser Quincy Cox sitting behind his walls and Saltpans in ashes.