To Ser Noudenet the Wise, magic is the Fury's greatest blessing, and he would judge a man by his arcane aptitude. He does not hesitate to critique his brother knights' techniques—yawning at Ser Haumeric's lackluster ice conjury on one occasion, for instance. Yet he compliments Ser Hermenost's method of infusing his battleaxe with lightning, and genuinely respects Ser Charibert's hellfire explosions—and much prefers to view them at distance.
Ser Noudenet is the third son of a baron from the Coerthas Central Lowlands, was sent to study at Saint Endalim's Scholasticate so that his family would have one less mouth to feed. His father and brother hoped that he would one day gain a position as a senior clergyman, thereby securing them political leverage. However, Ser Noudenet had little interest in the power struggles within the Holy See and instead devoted himself to aetheric research. His great familiarity with the subject earned him the attention of the Heavens' Ward, who extended to him an invitation although he was only one year older than Ser Adelphel at the age of twenty and three.