Ran into something weird. I’ve equipped a Buckler (Light “L”) & Rapier (Bulk “B”) = 1.1 Bulk. I had various items that were in my inventory and also created a Container (Backpack). The Backpack holds 4 B but the first 2 Bulk shouldn’t be included. I moved various items back and forth to try to reduce my total Bulk so as not to be encumbered (Strength 8 so 5 Bulk = Encumbered). While moving things back and forth my Backpack currently contains 4.5 Bulk total and my total encumbrance is now 6/4 - Encumbered.
Here is a list of what is in my backpack:
Musical Instrument, Handheld 1B
Hand Crossbow L
Bolt x2 2L
Survey Map L
Chalk x10 –
Flint and Steel –
Rope(50 ft) L
Rations x2 2L
Torch x5 5L
Quilted Armor B
Total Bulk 4.5
I’ve removed .5 (5 Torches) to see what happens and it increases my total Bulk to 7/4 - Encumbered. All this equipment should be 5.6 B
I removed all the items from the backpack and put them back in. Backpack shows 4/4 B and I’m still at total Bulk 6/4 - Encumbered.
If I’m not mistaken, I should only be a 1.5 B Equipped and 2.5 B Backpack (4.5 B in the backpack - 2 B as per the backpack rules) for a total Bulk of 4/4.