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Elemental Battles: Rage Ch. III: Rebirth

Loyalist HQ

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a part of Elemental Battles: Rage Ch. III: Rebirth, by Seveneleven.

Base of the Loyalist Insurgency.

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Welcome to the home of the Loyalist Insurgency to Restore the House of Cendrillion. The Insurgency Headquarters is shrouded in mystery and misinformation. Constantly changing locations to avoid detection by the Prometheans. From here the Loyalists launch guerrilla strikes to harass, intercept, and sabotage Promethean endeavors.
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Loyalist HQ

Base of the Loyalist Insurgency.

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Loyalist HQ is a part of The Vulcan Mountains.

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Nova [8] "Walk by faith, not by sight."

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Nova

In the cool of the underground room, Nova the sandy ice wolf scout listened with intent. It was all he could do now, for beneath the dressing wrapped around his head and eyes he could not see. It had taken several days it seemed for the others to accept it, with rousing words that he just needed time to heal. But from the moment that that window had exploded in his face, he had known. He would never see his home again.

β€œShall we interfere with the public execution tomorrow and attempt to free our comrade in arms, Summanus? Yay or Nay?”

It was a simple enough question. So much easier to ask than to answer. For to say yay would lead to the death and injury of others to attempt to save one. And saying nay, well. That would to be callous to one they had all called comrade. Nova couldn't imagine that many would have the same will to fight if they knew their comrades would not try to save them on capture. But would not others feel guilt for those killed in the rescue attempt?

He didn't know how he what he would think were he the one in Summanus' cell. Before, when he could see, he felt like the answer would have been an immediate "get me out of here." But that's when he had a family to look forward to seeing again.

He had to stop these thoughts.

They were a worse curse than the blindness.

Nova's ears flicked as silence hung in the room. It seemed to have a weight all of its own, leading Nova to think that he was not the only one brooding. He licked his lips, deciding to be the one to bite back at the heavy blanket of silence. He put his paws on the table as a prelude to speaking.

"Well, if it were me, I would say don't try to get yourselves killed saving me," Nova started, feeling strange at being unable to read other wolves facial cues as he spoke. He assumed that since he wasn't being interrupted it was okay to continue. "But since he ain't here to say that for himself, I don't think we can decide that for him. I say aye."

Nova then leaned back, taking his paws off the table and setting them on the cushion, at pains to listen for a reaction. Considering he would be about as useful as a leaky bucket in any rescue attempt, would they think him selfish for assenting to a dangerous rescue attempt he could hardly play a part in?

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Standing around the round table with the Heads of the Rebellion were Durandel, Mydnyte, and Fang. Each Wolf listened as the meeting discussed the latest intel and what strategies to apply. The big moment each was waiting for was the report of the Recon Team that went to spy on Prometheus's Speech. They had hoped to learn something about the fate of their friend they lost during the Raid. Durandel shifted about anxiously waiting for their return. Fang took notice of Durandel's anxiety and decided to place a paw on the Canicus. "Are you feeling alright, friend?" He asked in a voice loud enough for Durandel to hear, but quiet enough as to not distract from the meeting. Durandel looked towards Fang as he inquired about his emotions. Durandel shrugs. "I just, want to know if Summanus is okay?" Fang puts his paw to his side and nods, "I hear you. All we can do for now is just, hope for the best. Well...better than the worst." Durandel gave a sigh.

Then came the scratch at the door. "Enter." Spoke Ezekiel. The doors open to see the Recon Team has returned, and with shocking news! Durandel, Mydnyte, and Fang were washed with a wave of swirling thoughts and emotions. To Mydnyte and Fang learning of the Kamaria Pack officially allying themselves with Prometheus; has all but confirmed that Rashid is somehow involved. Mydnyte had recognized the name 'Erebus' in particular. It has been some time, but he does recall once having that Kamarian as one of his underlings. Perhaps what's even more surprising to Mydnyte is that he actually survived their encounter. Durandel and Fang looked about the uproarious commotion over this new development. It is indeed demoralizing to hear that your enemies have only grown more powerful. Yet all of the complaints were annoying to Durandel. It's only natural for their foes to seek greater and greater power. That's why it's up to all of them to never back down despite the odds. Anything can change given enough time.

This is why Durandel is comforted by the fact Wolves like Castor and Ezekiel are the ones in charge. They realize the gravity of the situation but they won't allow that to disturb them. Especially Ezekiel's calm, collected, and positive attitude reminds him greatly of Ezra. The apple really doesn't fall far from the tree after all. Yet another friend of his who has been captured by the Prometheans. It would be funny that two of his friends are now facing similar fates for their moral choices. These thoughts came to the forefront of his mind once the Recon Team disclosed the information about Summanus. Hearing about Summanus's execution occurring tomorrow gave a bittersweet feeling. On the one paw, Summanus still lives, but on the other, only until tomorrow. Mydnyte felt particularly at fault for Summanus's capture. He was one of the leaders of the Raid that evening. In spite of what would be good judgment, he allowed for Summanus to enter into that factory alone to disable their power. He should've sent someone as a backup in the event Summanus would fail or something along the lines of this occurring. The only reason he didn't was that he believed in Summanus's capabilities.

The Two-Tailed Borak is perhaps the most competent fighter they have. Not even he could say with confidence that he could defeat Summanus in a fight. It just goes to show how dangerous their foes really are, but they would have to be. If they were weak then they wouldn't even be able to imagine conquering all of Nigerius. It was then Ezekiel posed that difficult question to the Wolves in the room. Should they intervene and save Summanus or not? While the answer seemed easy it was the expressions from the other Commanders that Mydnyte felt concerned about. The room was dead silent. Some of the Commanders seem to shift about disturbed by the morally challenging choice. The next one to speak however would be the Ice Wolf, Nova. Mydnyte looked towards the recently, impaired Wolf as he provided his decision on the matter.

"Well, if it were me, I would say don't try to get yourselves killed saving me," "But since he ain't here to say that for himself, I don't think we can decide that for him. I say aye."

Hearing Nova's answer spurred Durandel to speak next. In a similar fashion to his friend, Durandel stepped forward and placed his paw down on the table as his claws clicked against the wood. Durandel stared at all in the room with fierceness and determination in his eyes. "I too say aye!" He emphatically declared. "Summanus is an ally and a dear friend of mine. We have been through many battles together and without him, I might not have survived any of them. It would shame my pride as a Canicus and as a warrior if I do not place my life on the line for his!" Durandel finished as he stepped from the table and stood by Nova's side in solidarity. Durandel's passionate words caused a noticeable shift among the Commanders in the room. There he was, their Cousin, displaying the very virtues they all claim to value. His words were spoken like a true proud Wolf of the Vulcans. Some felt ashamed of themselves as they seriously considered saying nay despite Summanus's brave sacrifice. If they were to truly respent the real Pride of the Tenneth then would they've been so hesitant? There are some that still feel that nay is the tactically reasonable decision. As much as it might wound some of their pride they still had a revolution to win. This operation could cost them that.

The room was conflicted that much could be seen. Taking upon this opportunity Fang spoke, "While I might not be able to speak about Canicus or Tenneth Pride, what I can say is that any choice involving life or death is hard to make. I'm not envious of the choice that anyone in this situation has to make. At least the choice is clear to me, and I choose to stand by these Wolves and by Summanus." Fang spoke as he stood by Durandel. The Commanders looked at these Wolves, most of them outsiders. Yet despite their differences, they are willing to die for one another. The Room then looks to Mydnyte almost expectantly for him to answer. "Is there anything else that needs to be said?" He rhetorically asked. "I've seen my fair share of battles with impossible odds, and I'll bet on us succeeding once again," Mydnyte said with firm certainty. It was then Commanders in the room began to say, Yay. This took about half of the Wolves here by surprise. "What!?" A more Vocal Wolf exclaimed. "We can't be seriously considering this operation?! Look, as much as I don't want to lose a comrade we have much more at stake than just one Wolf! We have a whole Pack to consider, or have you all forgotten why we're all here?!" He cried. This caused other Commanders to nod and even give a here, here.

"I for one don't want us to lose more of our Wolves and lose any advantages we may have against our enemy. For the future of the Tenneth I say, Nay!" He finished as he sat back down. This caused more than half of the room to say, Nay. Ezekiel solemnly nods, "The Nays have it." Ezekiel then looks at the group of Outsiders who have already done so much for them. "I apologize comrades but the Insurgency will not be supporting this operation." One could hear the disappointment in his voice. "Yet this does not mean you cannot go and try to save your friend. In fact, if left up to individual choice some here were prepared to fight alongside you. Do not think that we are no longer your allies, because I propose another option." Ezekiel then stood up as he looked all about the room. "I say that any within our organization if they so choose, have my permission to join these four in their rescue mission. Will that be satisfactory?" Ezekiel asked. The Commanders reluctantly nod in agreement. "There we have it. Take with you any who are brave or foolhardy enough to infiltrate the Palace and rescue your friend." Ezekiel said as he salutes Nova, Durandel, Mydnyte, and Fang. "This meeting is adjourned." Ezekiel smacks his paw down on the table dismissing the room.

While it might not be the full support they might've hoped for, nevertheless, they at least have permission to try. Perhaps that is all that they could've hoped for. Durandel, Mydnyte, and Fang exit the room. "Well, fellas do we have any bright ideas?" Fang casually asks. "Besides walking right up to the front gates and demanding Summanus back? Not really." Durandel responds half-jokingly. "We'll come up with something. I say for now we should muster our strength. If we're going to rescue Summanus it would be best to do it before tomorrow." Mydnyte spoke. "In order to avoid any unnecessary casualties among the civilians, huh?" Fang says as he nods in agreement. "How about you Nova? You got anything?" Durandel asks.

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Nova

The reaction in the council, although necessarily heated, was fair. The brusque manner of some of the leaders did not phase Nova, every wolf was under a lot of stress and that often came out with raised voices. At least they had given them the courtesy of attempting their own plan.

But what was their plan?

"How about you Nova? You got anything?"

Heck if he knew. His job had always been reporting other wolves plans, not coming up with his own. In fact, the last time he had come up with a plan on his own was...well...

"Well Durandel, I know you've been dying to get me back for our prisoners gambit back at the Onatahs, this could be your chance," Nova smirked, the first time he had smiled in several days, as he motioned his head towards where he thought the other fire wolf he had smelled some distance away was. "No doubt they know who we are by now, but didn't that other Tenneth say something about being a guard or something? Having him haul us in would at least get us close."

Nova was not even sure if he was gesturing in the correct direction, all he had to go off was smell. And while the fire wolves did definitely have their distinct smell of ash, it was hard to smell anything over Durandel's own sulfuric cinders. He hadn't really noticed that before. Was he the only one who could smell it? Geeze, his friend needed to douse himself or something, that was overpowering.

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"Well Durandel, I know you've been dying to get me back for our prisoners' gambit back at the Onatahs, this could be your chance,"

Durandel laughs. "I remember. That one Dimitrios she-wolf was really into you. I would think you would be in a rush to get back to her and have some cubs." Durandel teases Nova. "Still we did get out of there so I guess it wasn't THAT bad of a plan, but let's not do that ever again." Mydnyte and Fang take an inquisitive look at Durandel and Nova. "Nova has an admirer? What?" Fang questions. "How come I haven't heard about this before?" Fang speaks sounding almost disappointed that Nova or Durandel didn't share earlier. "What was she like?" He asks Nova. "Is talking about she-wolves really the priority right now?" Mydnyte grumbles. "I suppose not. I was just curious is all, but I'm not surprised. What's more surprising is that Nova here isn't fending off more potential mates with a stick." Fang laughs.

Durandel joins in the laughter. "Well, this isn't the first time I'll tell you. I remember there being a 'certain' Avira that Nova made some 'questionable' looks at before." Durandel snickers. "Oh really? Now I'm even more curious." Fang spoke. "Guys! Remember we have a comrade in danger or did you two forget?" Mydnyte scolds. "Sorry, just having a bit of fun. We've been serious all of this time and I don't see another opportunity for some levity any time soon." Fang explains. "That assumption will most likely be correct. I would just rather have us think about our next moves for Summanus's sake." Mydnyte admits.

"No doubt they know who we are by now, but didn't that other Tenneth say something about being a guard or something? Having him haul us in would at least get us close."

Durandel, Mydnyte, and Fang look over to the unassuming Tenneth. They hadn't even known his name and had in fact forgotten all about him. The suggestion sounded an awful lot like that other plan of Nova's. Still perhaps it could be worth a try. "I guess we could ask?" Durandel said with a shrug as he walks up to Chaz. "Hey there, we have a question to ask you?" Durandel said as he walks right up to Chaz. Chaz whips around and screams in Durandel's face. "AIEEEEEE!!!" Chaz then shakes and shudders. "It was'nt me! Chaz swears! Chaz was just think about spiced peppercake!!!" He cries. Durandel was understandably taken off-guard. "Uh...no, wait what?" Durandel says horribly confused. "PLEASE!! Please don't beat up Chaz!!! Chaz will share! Honest!!" His continued hysterics began to annoy Mydnyte. The threatening Kamarian then stomps up to the pair and demands, "Hey! We don't have time for your foolishness! My comrade just wanted to ask you a question!" Spoke Mydnyte being short with Chaz. This action made things even worse.

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! HE'S GONNA KILL CHAZ!!!!" He cries as he turns and runs away with tears in his eyes. "Why do these things always happen to Chaz!?!?" He pleads up into the heavens. Yet Chaz wasn't watching where he was going when suddenly runs into a random Insurgent. The Insurgent barely noticing he was bumped. Looked to see Chaz there on his rump. "Hey, watch where you're going." He spoke. Chaz then screams again. "BWAH!!! Another Wolf upset with Chaz!!" Chaz then turns and runs back towards Durandel and Mydnyte. The Insurgent was incredibly confused. Chaz then notices this time he was runing back towards the scary Kamarian."NOOOOO!!!!" Chaz then turns away again only to see that scary looking Insurgent still standing with a dumbfounded look on his face. "WHY!?!? THERE'S NO ESCAPE!!!" Chaz without any other options just runs around in circles, tears streaming down his face. Around and around and around again he runs bawling his eyes out. It was then Chaz stops suddenly to scratch his ear with his back paw. Chaz then gives a satisfying sigh of relief. Then he resumes running around in circles like a madman.

Durandel's never seen such a nervous wreck of a Wolf. At this point he began to feel embarrassed that he's a cousin of his. Mydnyte was also equally astonished. The Kamarian could do nothing but shake his head and groan. Durandel turns to Nova and says, "Are you hearing this? Are you sure we can't do better than this guy?" Durandel asks hoping Nova would agree. "There has to be someone else," Mydnyte speaks up, "This idiot will get us all captured too." Mydnyte said sounding embarassaed himself.

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Nova had to admit that he was glad for once to be blind, he didn't think he would be able to keep from blushing if he saw the faces that went along with his friends' teasing. Good thing that Ausi had thick fur. He had to admit, this was not the first time that he had thought about the shewolves that they had brought up since they had been separated, especially Cerise. Her idealism had been, well, entrancing in more ways than one.

The attention from Ash hadn't been bad either. It was hard to not want more of it, even after she had tried to kill all of them. Very Wolfio and Howliet.

Luckily, his suggestion from the sounds of it had turned out to be such a colossal failure in the form of that scrawny fire wolf that the others had let the subject change.

"Are you hearing this? Are you sure we can't do better than this guy?"

Yeah, he sounded like a real dork.

"Well if the guards are female, you fellas would probably be behind me trying to flirt with them," Nova couldn't help but joke, even if it may come at his own expense. It wasn't like he had a more serious alternative after that first idea was a bust. He thought for a moment.

The way he thought of it, they had three options: Force, deception, or stealth. Force, though it would likely be part of any plan to some extent, didn't seem like something they could rely on solely. There was simply too few of them. As for deception, that spaz Chaz was their only ticket and more like a worthless stub at that. Only likely to get them in if the guards were even blinder than him and stone drunk. That left stealth. That would normally be his specialty, in fact it was 90% of what he had been trained to do as a scout, even if recent events had left him a bit rusty.

And indeed, his recent forceful transition to a life without light was not as big of a drawback as it may appear on the surface. When it came to stealth, vision was a remarkably second class sense. They eye were incredibly limited in what they could actually see when a wolf was trying to sneak around and about. In order to peer around an obstacle, an entire huge head had to be exposed just to get the eyes in position, whereas relying on hearing and smell one could remain completely invisible. That wasn't to say sight was useless, but the more Nova thought about it the more he began to think it was feasible to go without. And wouldn't he have three extra sets from the others to cover him anyway?

"But before we have to sink to that, we could try sneaking in. We are a small group, so going by force ain't going to work, and with all the rebel activity going on, they will be too suspicious for deception to succeed," Nova reasoned. "I still know a few things about going unseen, with any luck I think we could sneak our way in."

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Durandel and Mydnyte would turn their attention back to Nova as Chaz tires himself out. While the Ausi has not been able to reopen his eyes one could still make out the gears turning in his head. There's still been some concern about having Nova continue to operate underneath his current conditions. Mydnyte doesn't believe it would be wise to rush head long back into danger without one's sight. The handicap could prove to make a situation unnecessarily difficult. Durandel wouldn't admit it but he does feel concern for Nova. Their relationship has grown in the days following the prison break. In Durandel's eyes, Nova is a Wolf he truly respects and seeing his injuries caused a swell within his heart. Yet, Nova's blindness did not appear to dampen his spirits. He even makes wise cracks causing Durandel to share a small laugh with Fang. One thing that was for certain this time he did not intend to be separated from his friends.

"But before we have to sink to that, we could try sneaking in. We are a small group, so going by force ain't going to work, and with all the rebel activity going on, they will be too suspicious for deception to succeed," Nova reasoned. "I still know a few things about going unseen, with any luck I think we could sneak our way in."


Mydnyte considers this course of action. After a pause, "Without the full support of the Insurgency it does leave us without the numbers for a proper siege. It would appear to be that infiltration is our only course of action." Fang listens as he nods. "I agree but I wonder how will we enter the Palace? I can't imagine it will be as simple as walking through the front door." "Maybe there's a back door?" Durandel chimes in. "Possibly. Palaces have all sorts of hidden entrances and exits for quick escapes." Fang concurrs. "That would make sense. Otherwise how'd they managed to escape with the Alpha's son is beyond me." Mydnyte then thinks about Ezekiel. "Perhaps the Leader knows of some path we can use to enter?" "I can speak with Ezekiel. I knew his son back when I was still apart of the Council. If he's anything like Ezra said he is then I'm sure he would be willing to lend us his help." Durandel spoke. The Lava Wolf departs from the group.

"Well with the question of how we sneak inside being handled. We just need to come up with some sort of strategy of how exactly we're going to free Summanus and escape without being captured ourselves." Mydnyte brings up. "Dungeons aren't known for being easy to break in or out of. Kind of defeats the purpose of imprisonment." Fang jests. "It wouldn't be our first time." Mydnyte motions between Nova and himself. "While that is true I don't think blasting your way out is going to be an option this time. We are breaking into a fortress armed to the teeth with our worst enemies. I think we should try and avoid a fight, yeah?" Fang suggests. "Agreed." Mydnyte turns to Nova. "You said you have some tricks up your fur? Have you ever snuck into a heavily guarded fortress before?" Mydnyte asks.

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Nova listened to Durandel pad off, hoping that the lava wolf's plan would pay off. Nova certainly didn't know where to start looking for a hidden entrance. Well okay, he would know where to START. There are only so many places around a wall that a sally port could be hidden. But it would still take time.

"You said you have some tricks up your fur? Have you ever snuck into a heavily guarded fortress before?"

No, as a matter of fact Nova hadn't. Most of his spycraft had consisted of going around trying to stop a giant war from breaking out, and that had surprisingly little to do with sneaking into heavily fortified places. Nova scratched the ground idly a few times with his front paw.

He hadn't snuck into fortresses, no...

But he did know a thing or two about how they operated. His father was the Chief Fortifications Expert of the Ausi. He was the one who helped re engineer Neva City's great walls. There were certain principles of defense that all engineers followed, simply because they were the best.

"Well, obviously we are going to want to ignore the gatehouse. That is always the most strongly fortified position. If this place is designed properly, they will also have interlocking sentry positions, so that no part of the wall is unguarded. But..."

He began to think back to how his father's walls were designed. There is always an inherent weakness in building a fortress anywhere that isn't a perfectly open, flat plain. Due to topography, there was almost always going to be a blind spot on the walls. Not as blatant as missing a tower, but a spot where the distance between the two towers is just too far enough away for the guards covering that sector to have a good look. Especially in the dark. That was just the reality of uneven terrain.

"If we can stick on the side of the fortress that has the guard towers spaced furthest apart, usually on a hill or something, we should be able to sneak in an area that is too difficult for the guards to watch."

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Mydnyte nods. "If we can find a location that matches that description and underneath the cover of night, I doubt our approach will be noticed," He looks to the others. "Especially if our numbers are few." Mydnyte surmises. "Not a bad plan, but I can do you one better." The Wolves turn to see Durandel has returned with Ezekiel. "Why bother with the fortifications when you can just circumvent them?" This piques Mydnyte's interest. "Hm? What did you have in mind?" Ezekiel looks to the veteran Kamarian. "What if I were to tell you that I know of a secret passage that leads right underneath the Palace?" The others raise a metaphorical eyebrow. "There's such a passage?" Fang asks. Ezekiel turns his eyes towards the young Kamarian. "The only one that I know Prometheus doesn't know about. I used it to escape from the Palace when Prometheus attacked." A shimmer of hope flashed in the minds of the Wolves.

"Against my fellow Commander's better judgement, I agreed with Durandel to show you all just where it is." The others let out a gasp of surprise. "I'm surprised you were able to get the others to agree to such a thing." Fang chuckles. "Well...I didn't quite say it like that when it was brought up. As far as everyone else is concerned, I'm simply drawing out a map for you." Ezekiel laughs to himself. "Well I feel much more confident having you as a guide than a map." Durandel speaks up. "Wouldn't that be the safer option?" Fang asks. "Safer for whom? Me?" Ezekiel laughs. "I appreciate the concern but its riskier to have that kind of information on paper. Our enemies could take it and use it against us. The less they know, the better." Fang agrees. "Besides I do have a personal reason for doing this." Mydnyte perks up his ears. "What would that be?" Ezekiel walks up to the group and in a low voice says, "Since your goal is to free your captured comrade, I humbly ask if I may join you?" This surprises the group. "You see, my son, Ezra is also imprisoned in the Palace's dungeons. He is scheduled for execution, but because we lack the numbers to invade the Palace I've been unable to reach him. Yet, when I look at you all, well, I can't help but feel hopeful. As if the winds of victory howls wherever you go." Ezekiel pauses as if he seems lost in a thought.

"I know this request may seem crass. After all you each have done so much for our cause, but please I implore you. I am an old wolf and I realize I have not too many seasons left in this world. If I can ensure my son's safe return then I can die without regrets." Ezekiel then looks each Wolf in the eye. " Please, help me rescue my son and I'll help you infiltrate the Palace, sound like a deal?" Ezekiel proposes. Durandel looks to Mydnyte, Nova, and Fang. "I can't speak for the rest but I will do everything in my power to help rescue your son as well as our friend." Durandel responds. Fang looks to Mydnyte, "Well old buddy? Care to make a risky mission even more riskier?" Fang laughs. Mydnyte growls. "Are you giving me a choice?" Fang playfully banters, "No, not really. What do you think I'm going to say?" Fang laughs again. Mydnyte grumbles. "That's a yes for us both!" Fang gleefully declares. The rest turn their attentions to Nova in anticipation of his response.