When the game begins, Encel and Guran are talking whilst pushing a gurney with the dead Fateless One lying under a blanket (the player). Before they drop you down a hole for all the failed subjects, you can customise your character and name him or her. After they drop you and you awaken the Tuatha Deohn attack the Well of Souls. On your way out of the cave system you will meet Encel again whilst he is being attacked by two Tuatha Deohn soldiers. After you save him, he will recognize you; and he then serves as the tutorial teacher as well as helping you progress to reaching Fomorous Hugues.
When you have finished talking with Fomorous Hugues, the door will burst open and Encel will warn that the Tuatha Deohn soldiers have overrun the Well of Souls below. Before he can say anymore he gets killed when an arrow hits him from behind.