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The Anteumperial Epoch is a theorized, quasi-heretical theory of a period in Blaseball History before the advent of Umpires. Written records of games from this period are non-existent, but some archaeological evidence points to a number of games played without enforcement of rules as we know today. Primarily, a lack of ash and other Incineration byproducts in lower rock strata gesture towards a time when umpires either did not participate in the game of Blaseball or held a meaningfully different role than they do in the Discipline Era. Some players have indicated memories of playing such games, but have either remained anonymous or have since been Incinerated.
The existence of this time period is not officially endorsed by either The Commissioner or the umpires at this time.