Dockworker background

Proficencies: Athletics, Intimidation
Tool Proficiency: Loading hook
Language: Any spoken language
Equipment: a membership badge for the Dockworker’s Society, a loading hook, 50 feet of hemp rope, a set of common clothes, a pouch containing 10gp

Loading Hook

A loading hook is a one-handed weapon that does 1d6 bludgeoning or piercing. It has the attribute heavy. It may also be used as a tool for certain athletics checks for breaking or moving things.

Feature: Loading crew

You can get your dockworker buddies to provide a significant amount of manual labor, and since they are loyal to you, they will come quickly. This will work anywhere within 4 hours travel of the docks at any port city. They can build crude structures, dig ditches or tunnels or move large amounts of almost anything.

Personality Trait

  1. I can barely speak two sentences without saying something very, well, earthy.
  2. I like things that are exotic and foreign, and I want to learn more about them.
  3. I don’t give a rats ass for any of these snobby nobles.
  4. Most people move away from the fight, I move toward it.
  5. I am passionate in my likes and dislikes.
  6. I’m slow to trust people who aren’t dockworkers.


  1. Solidarity My fellow dockworkers sustain me, and I sustain them.
  2. Generosity If good things happen to me, they happen to my friends, too.
  3. Strength If we don’t stand up for ourselves, no one will.
  4. Tolerance All kinds of things come off the boat, and all kinds of people.
  5. Mutuality We scratch each other’s backs, and everybody feels good.
  6. Greater Good Everybody’s got to think of the bigger picture.


  1. I nearly got crushed when the crane slipped, and my buddy saved me, I owe him everything.
  2. I owe everything to the person who brought me in to the Dockworkers.
  3. It wasn’t much of a house, but it still hurt when the gangsters burned it because I couldn’t pay my gambling debt.
  4. I keep an eye on the urchins around the docks so they won’t have to suffer like I did.
  5. That High Administrator said we broke his stuff just to get out of paying. I’d like to settle the score.
  6. I love this town. I’ll fight to preserve it.


  1. I love to play the dice. Some day my luck will turn, I know it.
  2. I get mad pretty easy.
  3. Some say I’m too proud for the docks.
  4. I got a big mouth, and it always seems to be saying the wrong thing.
  5. I am easily talked into things that later seem dumb
  6. I collect things that are just lying loose – they need a better home.

Dockworker background

The Empire of Light Toldain