Reading 『僕の愛したジークフリーデ』 vol. 1, by Matsuyama Takeshi, I found this sentence:
I was trying to understand that use of なお, since the meanings I know don't relly seem to fit; I found this reply on HiNative though, stating that 離れてなお means "Even though I'm apart from you", which does fit the sentence I'm trying to understand ("Even thought she was chased for the crime of rebellion, she was declaring to be a knight and that protecting her country was her duty").
I found this answer, that points to the possible meaning of showing the act of being chased is still going on ("an adverb that indicates that an action or state is still going on"), or merely an indication that a comment will follow ("a conjunction indicating that an additional comment follows what has just been said in the preceding sentence"), and I think this kinda fit with a "While still... / Even though... still..." translation.
Can てなお being read in general as "even though"? Is the て part poiting to a particular meaning?