June 13 1731
In regards to the murders of the two Hunters who were investigating the grave robberies in Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, Giovanni Berlusconi and Andrei Donskoi, the murderers were found to be a surgeon, Charles Raffarin, and two unknown vagrants. All three escaped town. They were hired by a necromancer I have not been able to identify. I think the owner of Le Pis Gras was in on everything, but I have no proof of it and most likely was being paid by the unidentified necromancer.
I managed to decode the late Secretary Philippe Culioli's journal and discovered that he had asked Donskoi and Berlusconi to stake out the surgeon's house before he was murdered along with them, likely they were meeting to tell him they had followed the grave robbers to the necromancer's keep and had somehow been found out.
The necromancer was involved in something greater than his own twisted experiments, as evidenced by his attempt to have the Marquis de Grivegnee assassinated. The religious appeals in the letter found on the body of one of the assassins suggest the beginnings of a cult. This will require further observation and investigation. I speculate that this is an extending of a cult that has developed outside of the gaze of our watchful eyes, it seems unlikely that a cult of such fanaticism would develop in a region we have permanent residence in without us noticing. The sign of the Tau Cross was found tattooed on the inside of the left wrist of the assassin's body. This should be noted in case of any future cult-like activities.
-François Fillon, Secretary, Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse, Liege, Belgium