Allan Kranch

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Allan Kranch is a player in the Shadows for the Core Mechanics, and has been with the team since the Season 18 elections. Kranch previously played for the Boston Flowers.

Official League Records

Kranch joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Boston Flowers on Season 17, Day 36 after the incineration of Hiroto Cerna.

Kranch was traded to the Core Mechanics in exchange for Jaylen Hotdogfingers during the Season 18 elections via the Flowers's Equivalent Exchange will, becoming a pitcher in the process.

On Season 19, Day 50, Kranch retreated to the Mechanics' Shadows in exchange for Mindy Kugel via the Core Pillar Center's Fax Machine.

On Season 22, Day 5, Kranch joined the Mechanics' lineup in exchange for Cannonball Sports at the Core Pillar Center via the Ratified Voicemail. On Day 44, Kranch was swept  Elsewhere... and gained the Negative modification as a result of Cannonball Sports's Undertaker modification

On Season 23, Day 14, Kranch retreated to the Mechanics' Shadows in exchange for Mindy Kugel at the Core Pillar Center via the Ratified Voicemail.


COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

History

Before the Flowers

Allan Kranch was a notorious pirate that sailed in the Boston waters in the early 1700s, pillaging and harassing the Massachusetts coast, until they passed in their midlife. In an ironic twist of fate, this powerful sailor was reincarnated as an incredibly long-lived crawdad that lived in the Boston Fens until the present day. Their identity is currently shared with a water elemental that is derived from the Boston Fens as well. The two of them are now in the process of figuring out how to adapt to modern-day life, all through the lens of the splort they share together. The pair prefer to be referred to as one being and go by they/them. The elemental side’s voice is nothing more than the sound of bubbling water, so they communicate using sign language. The crawdad has a human voice with an Irish accent.

Joining the Flowers

On Season 17, Day 36, longtime hitter Hiroto Cerna was incinerated in an away game against the Ohio Worms. The Boston Garden’s frustration and pain at losing another player to the Rogue Umpires caused it to manifest its anger in the form of a water elemental in the Fens. Part of its creation process caused the crawfish form of Allan Kranch to be sucked up into the elemental’s body. The two agreed to share this watery form, and sloshed their way to the Boston Gardens, where the Flowers discovered their new player upon returning for their next home series against the Atlantis Georgias and graciously allowed them to join the team. The elemental part of Allan catches in the outfield, and the crawfish bats.

Time With the Flowers

In Day 94 of Season 18, Allan Kranch hit their first-ever grand slam against the Atlantis Georgias and their pitcher Jan Canberra. In the Bottom of the 8th with two outs, the blases filled after a walk and a pair of Singles put together by Lenny Spruce, Margarito Nava, and Scores Baserunner. When Kranch came to bat, they only took one strike looking before blasting it out of the Gardens to score four runs. When approached for comment on the event, Crawdad!Kranch said, “I’m really enjoying my place here with the Flowers, and I’m glad to do my part. Hitting that Grand Clam -- er, Slam -- was exciting. I think it shows that I’ve come a long way from being just a 300-year old pirate reincarnated as a crawfish.” Fen!Kranch signed their agreement and added, It feels good to be part of something bigger like this; a lot like being part of the ecosystem back home. Always a fun experience. Great game too.

Personal Life

Relationship Between the Parts

Most fans are unsure whether both the elemental and the crawfish are both Allan Kranch, whether the crawfish considers itself Allan and the elemental considers itself Kranch, or whether the crawfish is just Allan Kranch and the elemental is considered someone else entirely. The pair have answered this question a different way each time, which only adds to the confusion. The two are close, even though they sometimes squabble. The crawfish side doesn’t know much about Blaseball, so the elemental teaches them, while the elemental learns about social norms from their partner. 18th-century social norms, granted, but social norms all the less.

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