Ruthven Stoneshaper was a dwarven wizard who founded the Iron Sigil school of magic at the Universitas Magesterium. He hailed from Kurdenheim and favored the orb for his magics. He taught magic of thunder and of protection. His school colors were red and gray. He was fairly elderly for a dwarf when he met the other wizards of the Universitas, and he passed away barely twenty years after founding his school. He was known for being gruff and blunt, but fair, and a good teacher.