Hil grew up in Skyrim, and showed skill with magic even then. He fled and became a priest when he grew older to avoid serving in the Imperial Legion; because of this, there are some who consider him a coward.
Hil spends most of his time inside the Chapel of Arkay, devoted to his job and to the Nine. He can sometimes be found standing out by the river outside. He is available for training during the day, when he is not busy praying.
Cheydinhal "I came here because I love nature. And because I didn't want to serve as a boot wizard in a mountain legion in Skyrim."
- Although he claims to be a trainer in Alteration, with others in Cheydinhal saying he is proficient in shield spells specifically, he will only ever train the hero in Illusion.
- If he is killed, he is replaced by Esbern, but only if Knights of the Nine is installed.
- When Fighter's Stronghold is installed, his schedule may alter slightly.