Garth wasn't from Sandpoint but Tanrov was.  Garth grew up in an outlaying town that feeds into Sandpoint but Tanrov grew up at the Academy/orphanage in Sandpoint.   Garth grew up as a son of a blacksmith, hence, his big strengh.  Garth stands about 6'0" weighing about 185lbs with deep blue eyes and sandy blonde hair.   His age ranges from the mid twenties to early thirties.

Tanrov is an eleven year old boy, who lives in the body of Garth.