Gaudaric is Master Iron Gauntlet, the guildmaster of the armorer's guild in Kothifir. His daughter Evensong married Ean and gave Gaudaric a grandson, Byrne.

Ruso was once his apprentice, but left after Evensong turned him down.[1]


  1. The Sea of Time, "Chapter I: Kothifir", I — " 'His given name is Ruso, a former pupil of mine who wanted not only my trade secrets but also my daughter, when she had chosen elsewhere.' "