These papers that were apparently discovered in a sea trunk that belonged to one Captain Roger Tremain’s grandfather now reside within the archives of the Queen’s University of Cadris. The validity of the papers themselves seems to be generally accepted among scholars. The truth of their contents seems less likely to a modern audience. Most agree that the exploits that Vaush describes are exaggerated both in their scope and perhaps in Vaush’s participation.
Two things should be noted about the Vaush Papers however. First is that the author seems to have first hand knowledge of certain events that are not matters generally known by the public at large. Either he was really present during these events or he performed some rather in depth research before penning the alleged biographical documents. Second is that in some details Vaush may be mistaken. Some of his facts are simply not likely and others are just out right wrong. In most cases when this occurs they are trivial matters such as precise dates when such thing are irrelevant or the exact spellings of names.
In any case this document does serve to fill some of the gaps in a notorious career. It is interesting that in certain sectors, where the author is generally held in good standing, the papers seem to go out their way to tarnish such facets of the author’s reputation. Readers of the Vaush Papers should be cautious not to put to much stock in them; but rather read them with a critical eye.
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