- "Well, my wife left me today. The last thing she said to me was: "What's more important, the Cuccos or me?!" I chose the Cuccos. - The Bow Master"
- — Journal of Various Worries entry
Cado (aka The Bow Master) is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is a Sheikah and he can be found at Kakariko Village in the region of West Necluda. Along with Dorian, he serves as one of Impa's bodyguards and helps keep Kakariko Village safe. He wields an Eightfold Blade and Phrenic Bow which Link can take pictures of with the Camera Rune to add them to the Hyrule Compendium. He is apparently an archer as he has two Phrenic Bows mounted in his house, along with the Phrenic Bow he wields. The Phrenic Bows in his house cannot be picked up by Link, nor are they identified as such when viewed via the Camera Rune preventing Link from taking their picture for the Compendium, though they have the same model as the Phrenic Bow and presumably are just props that reinforce the idea that Cado is a Sheikah archer. He loves the Cuccos he raises and has countless drawings of Cuccos on the wall of his house.
In the Journal of Various Worries under his alias "The Bow Master", he wrote an entry in which he reveals that his wife left him when he chose his Cuccos over her, though the given the tone of his entry, he does not seem to be too upset or bothered by this.
Phrenic Bow Glitch
There is a minor glitch that causes Cado's Phrenic Bow to fail to load with the rest of his model, which causes him to at times appear without the Phrenic Bow he carries on his back. This glitch does not effect his Eightfold Blade. If his Phrenic Bow fails to load, it can be easily fixed by passing time by a Campfire, Cooking Pot, or by sleeping at the Shuteye Inn which causes Cado's model to reset.
Related Side Quest
After completing "Seek Out Impa" and talking to Cado at least once, Link can find Cado off duty tending to his Cucco flock from Noon to 11:00 PM. If Link talks to him, he learns that seven of his beloved Cuccos have flown the coop and he asks Link to help him retrieve his runaway Cucco which can be found in various areas in Kakariko Village, thus this Side Quest resembles Anju's Cucco collecting side quest from Ocarina of Time and may be a reference as Anju's side quest also takes place in the Ocarina of Time iteration of Kakariko Village. Once Link has returned all seven Cuccos to their pen beside Cado's house, he will reward Link with a Purple Rupee.