Hendrik (died 1272) was a Nilfgaardian agent, with a fake name, working from the village of Heatherton as a base to spy and report on the local populace. Hendrik is a person of interest in The Nilfgaardian Connection quest, which follows the Prologue.
Hendrik has taken on the role of a merchant to mask his true task. In his secret basement there are many notes pertaining to the movements of the Bloody Baron and Ciri, both helpful in Geralt's quest to track Ciri. By reading the notes leads to two new quests the Bloody Baron and Hunting A Witch.
From Geralt's inquiries in Heatherton it is discovered that Hendrik was brutally tortured and killed by the Wild Hunt in their attempt to find and capture Ciri. The Wild Hunt however do not find his notes luckily which are later found by Geralt.
Journal entry Edit
- Considering the way spy corps of all stripes tend to function, "Hendrik" was undoubtedly not this man's real name. Nevertheless, that was the only appellation the witcher knew for His Imperial Majesty's nose to the ground in Velen.
- After asking around, Geralt learned a "Hendrik" lived in the village of Heatherton.
- Sadly, Geralt arrived too late. The village had been ravaged, its inhabitants slaughtered and Hendrik's service to Nilfgaard terminated in a most violent and disturbing manner.
- Yet the agent showed such determination before he died that Vattier de Rideaux, chief of the imperial spy corps, surely beamed with pride if he ever heard of it. Despite undergoing horrific tortures, Hendrik preferred to die in agony rather than reveal where he hid his reports. They remained in his hut for Geralt to find, providing him with several pieces of important information.