Field Agent XIIE33, alias Shinetop. Executing order 122245 according to protocol 46D. To be delivered personally to the commander of Intelligence Cell Cardinal.
We have arrived in the Novigrad area. The knights' detachment is stronger than previous reports indicated. After separating with Agent Beanpole, who departed for the village of Moehran (in the common tongue: Mohrin), I went about conducting reconnaissance following the hunter's indications.
I found the knight's hunting camp in the Buckholt Hills and risked direct contact with the subjects under observation. I sold them several personally gathered hides (including that of an enormous bear killed near my home). The knights are very aggressive and suspicious. The transactions nearly ended in violence, which would have forced me to dispose of them. In a few days, I shall risk another approach. I need to gain their trust.
Meanwhile, I intend to embark on another hunt. The knights' commander was interested in more bear hides (the brethren lack professional bear snares of their own). I will thus try to bag the mate of the large bear I killed last week.
Information for the quartermaster's office: In case of unforeseen events, the main part of the funds allotted for this mission will remain in the care of agent Beanpole. My portion is safely kept on my person.