Noelle Murphy
Fictional Character
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1634: The Ram Rebellion
Grantville Gazette V
Ring of Fire II
1635: The Eastern Front
1636: The Saxon Uprising
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught
Nationality: United States of Europe (born in the United States)
Occupation: Politician, Bureaucrat
Parents: Dennis Stull
Pat Fitzgerald
Spouse: Janos Drugeth (m. 1636)
Affiliations: NUS State Department, later SoTF Treasury Department, later Francisco Nasi

Noelle Brigitte Murphy (also known as Noelle Stull) was a young up-timer employed by the New United States state department, who became something of an undercover troubleshooter.

Uncertain of her vocation, Murphy had a talent for looking at things a bit differently and so in the world of bureaucrats, was a somewhat uncomfortable subordinate to have. Having an unhappy family situation in Grantville—she was literally a bastard born out of wedlock, she contemplated becoming a nun for a time when Mike Stearns and Ed Piazza recruited her as a special envoy to investigate likely sales of advanced guns to enemy countries.

She acquitted herself well in 1634 during the Ram Rebellion. She later learned she was actually born in the valid marriage of an inadvertent bigamy situation, and in fact her half-sister and half-brother might more properly be considered illegitimate. After learning that, she had her last name legally changed to "Stull".

While working for the State of Thuringia-Franconia's Treasury Department, she and her partner, Eddie Junker, were instrumental in uncovering Horace Bolender's kickback scheme. Their investigation of the scheme led them to the group of defectors associated with Janos Drugeth, and they set out in pursuit. They ended up as Drugeth's prisoners after being accidentally bombed by Denise Beasley, Lannie Yost, and her half-brother Keenan Murphy. While as prisoners, Noelle became attracted to Drugeth despite telling herself she shouldn't.

She became part of the deals that saw an alliance between the USE, Bohemia and Austria-Hungary. That included talking with Wallenstein.