Garill has an interest in local history, often thinking and talking about the legendary hero who defended Fort Hateno during the Great Calamity. Like most people, Garill is unaware that Link is the hero who defended the fort in the past. However, he does correctly suspect that the hero is not completely responsible for all the broken Guardians that litter the area around Ash Swamp and Blatchery Plain, as Princess Zelda was partially responsible for shutting down the remaining guardians after Link was injured using her newly awakened powers. Throughout the day, he can be found gazing the ruins on the east side of the fort. At night or when it is raining, he takes refuge under a tree next to the cooking pot.