The Gatekeeper appears inside the Palace of the Four Sword blocking the path forward. When talked to, it asks for 20 Rupees in exchange for a hint. After defeating Ganon and completing Four Swords, the Gatekeeper will allow Link to continue through the Palace after paying the 20 Rupee fee. The Gatekeeper vanishes afterwards.
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 228 (ALttP)
- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 388 (ALttP)
- "Actually, only true heroes can enter this palace." — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)
- "Hey! I'll tell you a profitable story if you pay me 20 Rupees. How about it?" — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)
- "Heh heh! Thanks! Actually, this palace is here precisely for heroes like you. I bet you can get through it. ...But it will take everything you've got!" — Gatekeeper (A Link to the Past)