"But if I let something so small get to me, my dear father will scoff at me from beyond the mortal coil."
During his lifetime, he worked as a butler for the Royal Family of Hyrule. He also was very interested in the mysterious City in the Sky. For most of his life he researched the city and its inhabitants, the Oocca. Having worked hard trying to find the secrets of the floating city, he passed on numerous manuscripts and notes to his son. These notes and manuscripts contained information on the Sky Cannon, Sky Writing, and Owl Statues. Shad would inherit not only the information, but a great interest in the City in the Sky.
Although he never reached his goal of finding the City in the Sky, he passed on enough information to his son to help Link and Shad discover the Sky Cannon and send Link there.
- ↑ 1.1 1.2 "When Shad was a child, his father (who was a butler with the royal family) told him a tale about a city floating in the sky." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Strategy Guide, pg. 16
- ↑ "Dear [Link], After we parted, I tried that word on all the statues I could find in Hyrule, but it was a disaster! How disappointing! ...But if I let something so small get to me, my dear father will scoff at me from beyond the mortal coil. I'm going back to the sanctuary in Kakariko Village to see if I can't find another lead. I certainly hope that if you find any more information, you will share it with me posthaste. The dream chaser, Shad" — Shad, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "Shad is also a member of the Resistance..." — Card description, Shad Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ "Shad's father started this research, believing that the Oocca are the ancestors of the Hylians." — Card description, Shad Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ 5.1 5.2 "I've found it at long last... Observe this statue! It's the same as the one in the manuscripts my dear father left me." — Shad, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "Amazing! Spectacular! This must be the Sky Cannon I read about in my father's notes!" — Shad, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ 7.1 7.2 "This, too, was in my father's notes... It is called Sky Writing, I believe." — Shad, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "This must be the the Sky cannon he's read about in his father's notes." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Strategy Guide, pg. 375
- ↑ "At the moment I'm absolutely entranced by the sky beings known as the Oocca." — Shad, Twilight Princess.