Vian Ostheusen was a diarist born in the D.R.A.. His family immigrated to the Valadurian Republic when he was two years old. He grew up on farms in the Vincennes Basin and was briefly a combatant-reporter in the Second Faelish Civil War.
He is most well-known for the psychogeographic travelogue, Inubique, in which he described the places he explored throughout the islands in literary vignettes. He wrote details and mapped distances, discussed features, recorded lore and the like. Much of what he compiled had not been available in such a volume before.