[se] before the storm
Noah Olson
the Sentinel of the North
Hunter

Age: 29 | Height: 6'2 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural | Citizenship: Nomadic
Level: 6 - Strg: 20 - Dext: 20 - Endr: 21 - Luck: 19 - Int:
EIRA - Mythical - Griffin (Venom)
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#1
NOAH

"I have to go see the queen, but we can fish first." He handed Cordelia the supplies they had brought, given to them by Deimos. While the warlord could not accompany them here, gathering food for the trio to have to survive in the wilds was necessary. Noah needed time to collect his thoughts before he saw Maeve, anyway. Even with the letter burning a hole in his pocket, and the grief slowly devouring his heart, he pressed on towards the shoreline on the east side of the lighthouse.

"Do you have much experience fishing?" Some hunters did, some did not. He could never be sure. Noah's father had not enjoyed fishing as much as he had enjoyed hunting seals, but during the seasons when seals were far and few between, Noah had learned the skills his father had. The blond had developed quite a taste for smoked fish since then, and fished for himself more than his father ever had for their family.

I wait and tell myself "life ain't chess,"
But no one comes in and yes, you're alone
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Cordelia Limore
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Age: 25 | Height: 5'7 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural | Citizenship: Nomadic
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#2
Cordelia

This trip wasn't a fun one. It was one for business. Noah had to see Maeve about the letter. The letter that had his jaw tight and glacial gaze swimming with a pain that Cordelia saw plainly even without the Attuned bond giving her a peek into his emotions. "Alright. I can get some more supplies while you do that." There were plenty of things that they would need since they wouldn't be staying in Halo. Pots for storage, blankets, fishing line, dried fruits, and a number of other things. Thankfully she prepared for the need to trade and had plenty of extra leather to do so with.

Cordelia took one of the poles and the small tackle box, trailing after him closely, practically nipping at his heels as they walked towards the beaches by the cliffs. She couldn't help the sharp intake of breath as her eyes fell on the ocean, umber gaze drinking in the waves as they lapped at the shore, even the cool breeze coming off the water didn't stop her from toeing off her boots after setting her pole down. "Some... Ice fishing is different than fishing here, isn't it?" She asked, rolling up the legs of her pants and stepping forward so the water can lap at her toes, sending a delightful shiver through her.

A smile tugged on soft pink lips despite herself, eyes lighting up as she turned to look at him over her shoulder, "You should put your toes in. The water is still warm." Cordelia urged him, going so far as to extend a hand to him, inviting him to join her.
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Less you want to move away from the noise of this place
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Noah Olson
the Sentinel of the North
Hunter

Age: 29 | Height: 6'2 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural | Citizenship: Nomadic
Level: 6 - Strg: 20 - Dext: 20 - Endr: 21 - Luck: 19 - Int:
EIRA - Mythical - Griffin (Venom)
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#3
NOAH

Noah set his equipment next to him and crouched to take off his shoe and roll his pants up towards his knees. Then, without hesitating, he followed Cordelia into the water. They needed to wade out a few yards to be able to really get to a good fishing spot, he imagined. Nodding, he threw out a line. "Yeah, pretty different. I've only fished here once before, but it was quite different than ice fishing. I think this time I am going to try something different, too.." He trailed off for a second, turning his head with eyes focused on the treeline behind them. In a few moments, two jungle-type cats came prowling forth as called. They trotted towards the pair, eyes focused on the water as they did so.

The cats hesitated for a moment as Noah turned his attention back to his fishing line. He could feel small tugs on it already, the fish desperate for food as the weather cooled down. The jungle cats touched their toes into the water and hissed, but Noah pressed them forward. The cats mewled their momentary dislike before wading into the water. They moved just like they would on land, stalking for fish before finally striking. One of the cats brought a fish up in its jaws while the other continued to work. "I am...sorry this season has been so difficult. I did not expect you to uproot your life."

I wait and tell myself "life ain't chess,"
But no one comes in and yes, you're alone
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Cordelia Limore
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Cordelia

She didn't realize that they would need to wade so far out, but Cordelia followed his lead, trusting his guidance in this matter too. Just like she did everything else. Fishing line in hand, the woman hooked a bit of bait onto the line before casting it out into the waves, feeling the tension as the water carried it out towards what they were hoping to catch. "What are you planning to try?" Maybe he had thoughts to use his bow to attempt spearing fish that way, but no sooner had the question left her did two jungle cats appear from the brush behind them.

Unease sparked in her belly, but Noah focused on the cats and whatever exchange happened there was one of understanding as they set out towards the water. "I didn't know you could do that.." She mused softly, distracted momentarily until his apology suddenly pulled her attention, drawing umber eyes towards him. Her brow furrowed, head cocking to the side before she shook her head, "You don't have to apologize. I- I know you didn't expect it. Truthfully, I didn't either, but given all that happened... It just didn't feel right." Cordelia admitted softly, shrugging slender shoulders, ignoring the slight tinge of pain as the movement tugged at the still healing skin of her burn.
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Noah Olson
the Sentinel of the North
Hunter

Age: 29 | Height: 6'2 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural | Citizenship: Nomadic
Level: 6 - Strg: 20 - Dext: 20 - Endr: 21 - Luck: 19 - Int:
EIRA - Mythical - Griffin (Venom)
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NOAH

Noah tugged on his line, thinking there was a fish already on it. Unfortunately, there wasn't. The hunter frowned, though the splashing sound from the stalking cats beside him was promising. As one cat came up with a fish and headed towards shore with it, Noah's mouth twitched with the memory of a smile. "You will too, as you get stronger. The more you lean in towards the god that attuned you, the more you will do."

"It is interesting, though. I can make them do whatever I want, even if they wouldn't on their own. I've made polar bears and ursurs attack giants and dragons, I've made luxere and reindeer lay down in the snow and wait while their entire herd ran away from them....and now I have these cats, fishing in water they would much rather avoid." The second cat got a fish, and headed to place it in the basin with the first cat's catch. "I want to honor what I can do...but so far I have only used them to be selfish." He sighed, turning his eyes back to the water and his own line, which seemed to be going unnoticed now after his latest pull on it.

"Nothing feels right anymore." He almost whispered, eyes still on his fishing line.

I wait and tell myself "life ain't chess,"
But no one comes in and yes, you're alone
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Cordelia Limore
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Cordelia

Cordelia shifted her gaze towards Noah, studying him with a curiosity, head tilting to the side as she was quiet. Her own line forgotten in favor of listening to him, brows knitting together as he spoke, "Sometimes I'm not sure I'll ever get that strong. I haven't even been able to shift into anything else." She said quietly, shoulders slumping for a moment, but she couldn't hold it. Not when he seemed to be struggling more than she was. "Who do you follow?" The young Attuned asked, wondering if there were answers there for him because as she saw it he was simply using the gifts given to him to take care of those around him.


The woman shifted closer to him, brows drawing together in concern as a hand came up to his arm, resting there lightly, "I know. I don't feel right either. Nothing really does. I feel like I should be in Halo, but my heart hurts to think about being there with Morgan in control. I miss my family. I- I've never been this alone before." It all came spilling out of her and Cordelia hated herself for it. If only because she felt that she was making this about herself when he was clearly the one who needed the help.
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Noah Olson
the Sentinel of the North
Hunter

Age: 29 | Height: 6'2 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural | Citizenship: Nomadic
Level: 6 - Strg: 20 - Dext: 20 - Endr: 21 - Luck: 19 - Int:
EIRA - Mythical - Griffin (Venom)
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NOAH

"Frey." Noah responded quietly. "I met a woman who followed them so closely and told me of all the things they had done for her and those she loved that I couldn't go to anyone else. She is their demigod, now." The flash of her golden blonde hair and kind smile was a warm memory in Noah's mind, and now that they were in Torchline, he would need to seek her out. He had so many questions for her, of her role and of Frey, of asking for her assistance.

"I used to think I would never get stronger, either. Really, that was true. I never could be strong on my own power. I think that is something that Morgan is realizing, but is trying to lie to herself about." Noah pulled on his line again, and once more it was left empty. Frowning, he turned his mental attention for a moment back to the cats, commanding them to continue their pursuit of fish, despite their mewlings against it.

Noah sighed some, his eyes settling back on Cordelia. "We will bring you back to them, and we will bring them safety from the Voice and her followers. I couldn't protect my family, those I loved and held so close, but I will not fail again."

I wait and tell myself "life ain't chess,"
But no one comes in and yes, you're alone
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