Kilvin is the Master Artificer at the University.
Kilvin is a Cealdish man with thick shoulders, shaggy hair and a bushy black beard, he is approximately 20 stone in weight (280 lbs). He often surprises Kvothe by displaying a precise memory. He is well versed in artificing and sygaldry. He hopes to one day build an ever-burning lamp, an art he believes has been lost in antiquity.