Musician from Novgorod. Water tsar likes his music, has him make a wager with merchants that he’ll catch a golden fish. He wins, and uses his winnings to build a merchant fleet. However, he doesn’t honor the water tsar for 12 years and is nearly consumed in a storm. He throws himself into the sea, goes to the bottom, and must entertain the water tsar. This causes a storm, St. Nikolai intervenes (tells Sadko to break his strings) Relations:
- The water tsar dances and causes disastrous storms on top
- He must be acknowledged with gratitude (usually bread & salt) or else they will wreak havoc.