Master Craftsman

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The Master Craftsman is a character in Ocarina of Time.[3]


During Link's childhood, the Master Craftsman is the boss of a group of Carpenters who are working on building up Kakariko Village on the orders of Impa, who hopes the village will someday be a "true city."[4] He can be found during the day, standing next to the Tree in Kakariko Village. The Master Craftsman's daughter is the Cucco Lady and he has a son, who he is ashamed of for "sitting around all day."[5]

In the future, the Master Craftsman and his Carpenters have set up a tent in Gerudo Valley next to the bridge that the Gerudo thieves destroyed to ward off intruders.[6] The Master Craftsman wants to repair the bridge, but his workers have left him to become thieves at the Gerudo's Fortress.[6][7] The Gerudo thieves reject the Carpenters instead, holding them prisoner in separate cells throughout their Fortress. Link frees each of them and after a scolding from the Master Craftsman,[8] the Carpenters rebuild the bridge in Gerudo Valley.

The Master Craftsman plays a role in the Biggoron's Sword Trading Quest. After giving him the Poacher's Saw that his son left behind in the Lost Woods, he gives Link the Broken Goron's Sword in return. After receiving the Saw, the Master Craftsman comments that he thought he left the Saw with his "old lady."[9]


Names in Other Regions
大工の親方 (Daiku no Oyakata) (OoT)Boss of the Carpenters
The French Republic
Chef des charpentiers (OoT)[12]Chief of the carpenters
The Italian Republic
  • Maestro Carpentiere (OoT)[10]
  • Capo dei carpentieri (OoT3D)[11]
  • Master/Chief Carpenter
  • Carpenters' chief
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See Also


  1. "Married" (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 239(OoT))
  2. "Master Craftsman's Son" (Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 239(OoT))
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 239
  4. "I am the boss of the carpenters that Impa hired to improve this village and make it into a true city!" — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Even my own son doesn't have a job, and he just wanders around all day! They're all worthless, I tell you!!" — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Those Gerudo thieves...they broke the bridge. I want to fix it, but all of my workers are gone!" — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "They said working as carpenters isn't cool, and they went to the Gerudo's Fortress to become thieves..." — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Hey, I heard you saved my men. When they returned, we built this bridge. Look at this! Isn't it a fine bridge? They may be wimpy carpenters, but once they all got together, they got the job done." — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "Hey, that saw! It's mine! But... I thought I left that saw with my old lady... Oh well..." — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time)
  10. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 239
  11. "Sono il capo dei carpentieri." — Master Craftsman (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  12. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 239