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Nadel

A knight seeks the truth, seeks the heart. We call this the corso. The path set before us; the race we must run.

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a character in “Wilde Jagd”, as played by Kilgannon

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ID Code: 021130


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Full Name: Nadel Solé (NUH-dell SOL-ay)
Aliases: Starstrike
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Rank: Hound - Diplomacy


Appearance: At a cursory glance, one might describe Nadel as lithe, and why wouldn't they, measuring up to 5'1" and weighing in at 92.5 lbs, she certainly looks the part. Looks, however, are often deceiving, and the constant usage of her armor has conditioned her body extraordinarily so - were it to be removed, one would see just how toned she really is. Her hair is the color of straw, and is accompanied by the adornment of a black bow, which simultaneously ties her hair back and defiantly displays her femininity.


Skills: Hailing from a far off province and raised into knighthood, Nadel possesses the skills expected of any knight from her homeland. Equestrian handling, the two-handed sword, archery, the lance, swimming, siege warfare, climbing, and stalwartness. Diplomatic skill was also well instilled, as the knights of her land were sworn to protect any person or people otherwise defenseless.


Preferred Equipment: Nadel is very rarely seen without her set of armor, as well as her brother's partisan, hereafter referred to as 'Lightbringer'.

Weaknesses: Preferring to honor her upbringing and training, Nadel, despite being a Hound, has made the conscious decision to not familiarize herself with the usage of firearms, though she is well aware of their existence and function. She also values her honor and the honor of her family over anything else, which can often cause her to act irrationally.


Persona: Ever the protector, Nadel believes that her sole purpose in this world is to serve the innocent and honor the fallen in doing so. Dutiful, resilient, chivalrous, all part of a strict code of conduct that she's sworn to. Because of such, Nadel may sometimes impart the feeling that she believes herself to be better than others, which isn't necessarily untrue. Still, she has an undying loyalty to her friends, family, and superiors, and will more often than not follow a command without a second thought unless it goes against her very being.

Though quite skilled in combat, Nadel will attempt to solve her problems with words first, and truthfully believes that most problems can be solved non-violently, with the exception of Fragments. The loss of her brother during the events of The Rock has brewed an especially vehement hatred for their kind within her, and she prefers to strike them down first, ask questions later.

While knowing that her corso denies her a normal woman's life, she still displays her femininity where she can.

Known History: Born the second child, Nadel found herself admiring her elder brother throughout her childhood quite often, while she often held her father in contempt in situations where he seemed to favor her brother over herself. Ultimately, her brother becoming a knight was what influenced her to do the same. When word reached her province about the Wilde Jagd and their need for numbers, her father sent her brother off to join them, as he was the firstborn and it was his duty to protect those that needed it.

Her brother gladly set off, landing himself a position in the spire known as The Rock. He and Nadel would exchange correspondence, until one year she stopped getting letters from him altogether. After what seemed like an eternity of time, word arrived about the escape of the Fragments as well as the death of her brother. In a desperate attempt to honor her brother while simultaneously spiting her father, she chose to set off and join up with the Wilde Jagd herself, vowing to stop every last Fragment she could.

Of course, after her enlistment in the Wilde Jagd, it would turn out that her set of skills were a lot more useful for helping manage the relations between provinces.

Other: A remnant of the world that came before and a talent passed down in her family, Nadel is also capable of speaking the French language.

So begins...

Nadel's Story

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Character Portrait: Harran "Razor" Rager Character Portrait: Nadel Character Portrait: Oren Character Portrait: Vera
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Jall - Vinlund - Three Days Prior

The room was full of lit candles, but it somehow still seemed dim. At its center sat a wooden table, adorned with dancing candles of its own, which illuminated a map that lay spread open on the table's surface. Two individuals stood on either side of the table, both appearing to examine the map closely. One of them was a rather corpulent man, though he seemed to wear the weight well. He had a large mustache that not only seemed finely waxed and cared for, but it also must have been perfumed, for the person opposite of this man could smell the fragrance wafting over the stale air, boasting.

"Now, as you likely know by now, for you surely would not be standing here in front of me if you didn't know, we've been having some, how would you say, issues with some of our trade routes. More specifically, we've been receiving reports about attacks on the route that runs through Vindolanda here-" the man leaned forward over the map to examine it briefly before pointing to one of the numerous lines that decorated it, "and even moreso on the route that runs through the mountains a bit further to the East, here." His finger hovered over the map until it located another one of the many lines and he tapped it.

"I know I don't have to go into the details of just how important it is for these trade routes to be clear of such threat, and normally this would be a problem we could solve on our own," a blatant lie, which both parties present knew, "we're just spread a little thin right now."

The other person, a woman clad in armor and hair the color of straw, remained quiet and attentive as the man spoke, though her brow was furrowed. She held up a flat palm to the man as he finished speaking, as if to halt him from any further speaking.

"Captain, I did not think that I would need to clarify to you again that I'm a diplomat here and not some blade for hire. You must stop calling me here under false pretenses, especially when there are other Hounds you could just as easily employ in my stead."

The captain gaped at her for a moment before gathering himself and beginning to shake his head.

"The very reason I summoned you, Nadel, is because of your diplomacy. Maybe you can reason with these people, convince them to help guard the routes in exchange for coin." Another bold faced lie, another they both recognized.

"I'm sorry, captain, but no. I'm going to take my leave now, because your waste of my time has admittedly insulted me, but I will still do you a service and pass along your troubles to a Hound that's more suited to do something about it. Good day."




En Route to Vindolando - Vinlund - The Next Day

She was on horseback now, heading South due for The Core. She was on one of the more prominent trade routes that ran through Vinlund, the very same the captain had referenced the previous night. It went through Vindolando, a bordertown located just north of the foot of the mountains that separated the two provinces. The peak of these mountains was known as Mount Koan, a name she was told meant "great doubt". She examined the stark peak and supposed it was rather foreboding, so she could see how it could inspire a great amount of doubt in a person.

Neither her or her steed were any stranger to passage through the mountains, however, so she saw it fit to appropriate prepare for the task when she arrived in Vindolando.




Vindolando - Vinlund - Some Time Later

After arriving in the little bordertown, Nadel sought after what few provisions she required. When she had done so, she momentarily considered the possibility of staying overnight at the inn and setting off early in the morning, but figured it'd be wasteful of her to not travel as far as she could before actually growing tired. So her time in Vindolando came to a rather hasty end and she continued.




Camp - The Borders - That Night

Nadel found herself grateful for her armor's lack of heat dispersion that night, as the mountains grew cold once the sun declined below the horizon. She had stopped to make campground, in a place long familiar to this sort of treatment. Her movement as she flitted about to gather firewood and then subsequently worked to build it up kept her warm, so warm that she considered sleeping in it. As she ate a modest meal of cheese and bread, her consideration turned into a decision. She curled up near the fire and slept after.

She woke early and set out, surmising that she'd be back home by the next morning.




Hunter's Castle - Barracks - Present

Once Nadel arrived at Hunter's Castle, the first thing she did was return her horse to the stables, parting from her equestrian companion with a pat on its muzzle. From there it was straight to the barracks. She had decided to skip sleep that night to finish up the final leg of her journey, so its call tugged at the back of her mind as she trudged onward. The sun had only begun to rise, but Nadel knew of at least one certain individual that would be up at this hour, and he was the perfect candidate to pass the information she had received in Vinlund onto.

Considering the barracks were East, she angrily squinted against the sun's rays as they shone over the ramparts. The walk wasn't a long one compared to the journey she had just taken, and when she set down what could be considered the final path before coming upon the barracks, she was somewhat surprised to see two more people than she had expected. As she approached, all were recognized, but only one mattered to her at the moment.

Harran "Razor" Rager. A Senior Hound and a man Nadel thought more than fit enough to become a knight such as herself. She clenched a fist and held her arm against against her chest, her armor clanking appropriately as she did so. She held this in a brief salute to the others and then dropped it, immediately addressing Razor.

"Sir, may the morning greet you well. I bring word from Vinlund, some of our established trade routes suffer from bandit attack and they require assistance in the form of steel."