What they do not know is that Utz is actually Terenti Vadikovich, a spy for the Matriarchate of Periaslavl. He helps the vestniki? such Valentin Karlovich keep track of Burchardt Hasek, the aggressive kreisarch of Zweibruckenkreisen.
From the Books: "The farmers grunted in exasperated laughter. 'Then in that case, Utz, give the man a beer, he looks nigh to frozen.' Utz paused, but shrugged as the farmers started to glare and pulled a mug of dark, malty beer for Valentin."