Report on Knight Errantry Activities in the Duchy of Toussaint
As per Minister Tremblay's decree numbered EK/13/w/z, each and every knight errant erring within the Duchy of Toussaint's borders is required to offer immediate and unconditional aid to any companions in distress. By the power of said decree, each knight thus rendering aid will be rewarded according as per the following: a remuneration of the "Heron" type (in the case of aid in a battle against one human opponent) or of the "Crane" type (in the case of aid in a battle against more than one human opponent or a non-human opponent), to be paid from the funds of the knight receiving aid within one fiscal month.
Above-mentioned "Crane"-type remuneration has been awarded to the witcher Geralt of Rivia, who lent assistance to Sir X (the chivalric vows guarantee certain safeguards of personal privacy). Sir X was traversing the ruins near Mont Crane castle (in the Champs-Désolés) for purposes to be left unnamed (to further safeguard his identity) when he was attacked by members of the criminal organization led by Filibert von Wittan, alias Fourfingers. The group was dispersed and its members liquidated, pursuant to Her Illustrious Grace's Order of March 24th, 1264, on the Protection of the Borderlands.
The standard pay for the completion of such a task was lowered by 15% to take into account the tax on assistance rendered while under the influence of toxic substances and immediate payment in species.