Cecil arrived in America, Sunnydale by boat with his queen Lamia. He hated America but came at the request of Lamia to be her champion in the Dust Waltz. Lamia's sister, Lilith, had also chosen a champion to fight for her but that champion had been slayed by Buffy Summers the vampire slayer. Lilith then kidnapped Angel to take her champions place but thought he wasn't strong enough. Buffy then stepped in on the request that if she wins, Angel will be free and so will Xander, Willow and Cordelia (who was kidnapped by Cecil's werewolves). Buffy used a stake to hurt Cecil but he recovered in no time then she used a silver dagger to stabb him with, which killed him.