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Joachim von Gratz
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Vilmerius Hospital, Novigrad

A former student and staff member of Oxenfurt Academy, Joachim von Gratz serves as chief surgeon at Novigrad's Vilmerius Hospital. Hubert Rejk was his teacher in medicine 30 years before the events In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Joachim has a military experience and spent a year in the dungeons of Tretogor where he was tortured. Geralt can inquire about Shani when speaking with von Gratz. He finds out that back in Oxenfurt she was his assistant for about a year.

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We met Joachim von Gratz, chief surgeon at Vilmerius Hospital, in very unfortunate circumstances. My Priscilla had been attacked and he was tending to her wounds.
I must admit I was so shaken I hardly remember our first meeting, save that he was a cool-headed doctor who seemed to know a great deal about the previous murders and offered his help investigating the matter.
It seemed the surgeon was no stranger to violence, for he bore a formidable scar worthy of a veteran of the Battle of Brenna.
Geralt also noted that Von Gratz seemed quite experienced at navigating the sewers and fighting the monsters dwelling within it.
It was hard not to notice that Joachim von Gratz did not care much for the city coroner, Hubert Rejk, who dropped in unexpectedly on Geralt and the doctor at the morgue. When asked why, von Gratz explained that, thirty years earlier, Hubert had denounced him to the authorities for his political activities.
The coroner confirmed what his former student claimed, yet added an additional detail - he had made his denunciation only after von Gratz's activities had resulted in several deaths.
In the end von Gratz was eliminated as a suspect, but like Geralt he had to admit defeat in his attempts to outwit the psychopathic murderer.