The wave of religious and racially-motivated killings that swept through Novigrad in the spring of 1272 coincided with Hubert Rejks term as coroner at the city morgue.
Because of this he was overworked and additionally had to bear the harassment of his dislikeable superior, Reverend Nathaniel. It is thus no surprise that he came across as unpleasant and sarcastic when Geralt and he first met.
Furthermore, it was clear there was bad blood between him and Joachim won Gratz, a fact that did little to improve the already rather stiff atmosphere at the morgue. Nevertheless, having learned the reason for Geralt's unexpected visit, Hubert made it clear Geralt and Joachim could count on his help.
Hubert proposed to help the witcher perform an autopsy On the serial killers latest victim, which revealed Valuable new clues.
When it turned out Rejk had been behind the murders from the very start, Geralt could only curse his shortsightedness and stupidity. It was too late to repair his earlier mistakes. The crazed fanatic escaped justice and left to continue his sick moral Crusade elsewhere.