In 878, at age 16, Noson (pronounced 'nō·sĕn) was apprenticed to Drag, a master-adept who would later become Grand Sorreter. This came not long after Noson's parents had died, and he was adopted by Drag. It seemed clear that Noson had incredible potential as a Sorreter, but somehow he never managed to achieve that potential. In fact, he never managed to learn much more than the most rudimentary magic. After five frustrating years, he finally abandoned his apprenticeship in 883, and left Sorret to become an adventurer. However, he always kept in touch with Drag and various friends from his days as an apprentice. Of his various adventures, almost nothing is known, aside from the fact that in 885, he learned a sword technique called Chakra Over Mana from master swordsman Moto Jiandao, who he then helped to refine the technique.
In 890, when Drag became Grand Sorreter, he appointed Noson as a vice-bishop. He was one of very few Sorretians to be given this position without being a master-adept, and at that time he was the first not even to be an adept. However, he still spent relatively little time in Sorret, preferring to continue his adventures elsewhere. It is thought that he played some part in the Protestant Movement during the Coming of the Order, though precisely what this part may have entailed is unknown. However, what can be said with some certainty is that after the Protestant Sorreters vanished in 903, Noson was never seen again. Presumably, he went with Drag and his followers.
- It is said that a former village councillor in Sorret, Noson Turner, strongly resembled Noson. There are a number of questions regarding why Turner was given the same name as Noson, to whom he is presumably in no way related, as well as the seeming coincidence that Turner was born around the same time in 883 when Noson left Sorret.
- There is some debate as to the precise pronunciation of Noson's name. In fact, it might be most accurate to say it should be pronounced 'nō·sn, as the vowel in the second syllable is spoken so faintly and quickly that it virtually doesn't even exist. However, there is a very faint vowel sound there, which, when said properly, most closely resembles the "ĕ" sound. But different people claim to hear it (and therefore pronounce it themselves) alternately as ă, ĭ, ŏ, ô, ŭ, or ə.