You can carry more than most people twice your size. You know the proper technique for loading and balancing material to be moved from point A to point B. Individuals in your profession develop this skill under different circumstances, but the end result is always the same- if something needs to be carried from here to there, you are the person for the job. You could have developed this expertise in a number of different ways, including the following:

d4 Background Path
1 Packmule. You have done everything from bearing a noble’s litter through town to carrying supplies for parties of adventurers.
2 Porter. You worked at the docks or market square loading and unloading goods.
3 Mountain Guide. You have intricate knowledge of the logistics of mountain climbing and carried large amounts of gear up the mountain to prepare rest sites for the climbers that came after you.
4 Voyageur. You worked at a busy boat route where you carried boats and equipment over a stretch of land before depositing the boat back in the water where the waterway resumed.

Skill Proficiencies: Acrobatics, Athletics

Languages: One of your choice from among the standard languages

Equipment: A climber’s kit, a backpack, a pouch, a waterskin, 50 feet of hempen rope, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a pouch containing 5 gp

Feature: Light as a Feather

You are a master of ergonomics, packing efficiently and positioning your body just right to carry a maximum load without straining muscles or twisting ankles. For the purposes of determining your carrying capacity, treat your size as one category larger. For example, if your size is Medium, you would be treated as Large, and therefore your carrying capacity and the amount you can push, drag, or lift is double the amount a Medium creature can carry. (Medium creatures can carry their Strength score multiplied by 15. They can push, drag, or lift a weight in pounds up to twice their carrying capacity.) Furthermore, while pushing or dragging weight in excess of your carrying capacity, your speed only drops to 10 feet rather than 5 feet.

Suggested Characteristics

d6 Personality Trait
1 I enjoy running.
2 I can walk for hours without tiring.
3 I love challenging people to arm wrestling competitions.
4 I have something for every possible need in my backpack.
5 I like the challenge of finding ways around difficult terrain.
6 I lift a series of heavy objects every morning to stay conditioned.
d6 Ideal
1 Competitiveness. I like being able to do things others can’t. (Chaotic)
2 Determination. I will not give up. Others are depending upon me. (Good)
3 Fitness. My body is my livelihood. (Any)
4 Karma. I curse every ungrateful snob that treats me poorly. Someday they’ll have to resort to manual labor, and I want to see them grovel. (Evil)
5 Preparation. Planning is key. I can carry a well-packed load anywhere. (Lawful)
6 Service. My duty is to assist others. (Neutral)
d6 Bond
1 My physical fitness is my bread and butter.
2 I’m proud of my endurance, bigger men collapse under the loads I carry.
3 You can’t underestimate the value of good footwear. I always invest in sturdy boots.
4 My backpack is my lifesaver- there’s always something in it to help me out of a jam.
5 I cherish a rock I collected from the top of the highest mountain on my continent which I climbed carrying 96 pounds of gear on my back.
6 I always form a plan before undertaking a job. Without one, valuable resources are wasted.
d6 Flaw
1 I brag about how much I can lift.
2 I spend a ridiculous amount of time organizing my gear every morning.
3 I know the best route to take when traveling. Period. End of discussion.
4 I’m oblivious to the difficulty others have doing things that come easily to me.
5 Just because I can carry something, doesn’t mean I should…carry your own stuff!
6 I do 125 push ups every morning just before my companions rise, calling out each number shrilly as I go. I can’t figure out why my mates don’t appreciate me making sure they wake on time every day.
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