The last item on Geralt's "To-Do" list of setup missions is to ensure that the local constabulary will be decidedly indisposed when it's time to set things in motion. To that end, The Stranger proposes getting the garrison's cook to add a little something extra to his company's stew that night.
The first order of business is to brew a mixture that won't kill anybody, but will make certain no one wants to venture more that ten feet from the nearest outhouse. To concot the Cleansing Mixture, he'll need:
- Rotfiend Blood
- (Other Ingredients)
When they don't say anything of interest, head around to the back of the building (where you first met The Stranger) and listen to the guards through the window. When, once again, this fails to turn up anything fruitful, hop the fence onto the walkway behind the auction house and use your Senses to locate another pair of guards. Follow them (without getting too close) to learn the location of the Cook.
Make your way to the dock underneath the Western Gate to find the cook. Speak to him, and either offer to pay him 400 crowns to spike his stew, or simply use Axii to get him to do it for free.
Journal entry Edit
Oxenfurt, once a city of students, had been transformed by war into a city of soldiers. Redanian troops were everywhere -- in every inn, shop, and brothel, but, most visibly and annoyingly of all, on every street. Grealt had to find a way to reduce the number of patrols if the robbery was to stand a chance of success. He dug into his bag of witcher tricks and found just the thing -- an alchemical mixture which, added to the soldiers' rations, would soon have half the Oxenfurt garrison out on sick leave...
The garrison cook turned out to be amenable to cooperation. He agreed to add the witcher's special sauce to his pot, making Geralt's task much easier.
- Prepare a cleansing mixture that will weaken the Redanian soldiers
- Use your Witcher Senses to eavesdrop on Redanian soldiers patrolling Oxenfurt to find out where to find their cook
- Visit the garrison cook during the day and convince him to help you.