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On Season β6, Day 1, Forbes's batting ability was siphoned by Yellowstone Magic lineup player Annie Roland in a game with Blooddrain weather, bringing it from to . Forbes was the first to be subject to Blooddrain's weather effects.
On Season β10, Day X, Forbes pitched against THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS, and lost after a single hit. Forbes then gained the Mild modification. Due to the Crabs' subsequent Ascension, Forbes was absent from the ILB from the Season β10 elections until the Descension.
During the Season β12 elections, Forbes' defense was increased by 3.3 → 4.0 as a result of the Crabs' The Rack blessing. Additionally, Forbes benefited from a 3.7 → 4.3 increase to pitching as a result of the Firefighters' Tag Team Pitching blessing.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Box of Brock Forbes Files
- Dust billows as the file box lands on the table. While many archives in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill are unified in some way, this... definitely isn’t one of them. The accompanying Rumor Registry explains all of the contents... wherever it is... but for now you grab the folder labelled IF-97.1 and start reading...
Brock Forbes’ haboba, Rashuana Jayed Zamir Forbes, was a well-regarded bay witch, having joined the community after she immigrated in the mid ‘90s from Omdurman, Sudan. A young child at the time, Forbes was raised by both his haboba and the bay witches which eased his adjustment to the new environment. Even the Chesapeake was its own comforting presence for Forbes, reminding him of how the White Nile ran east of his home in Omdurman. Forbes had settled into the city relatively smoothly and even started showing signs of physical carcinization earlier than most children his age.
Having not yet been diagnosed with autism at the time, Forbes had difficulty learning within the rigid confines of the United States’ education system. However, he did excel at his school’s Blittle League team, quickly earning his place as the team’s ace pitcher. He continued into junior varsity then later varsity, but stopped after high school to pursue a degree in accounting.
The next major event to follow was the Great Crab Reckoning, of which Forbes played an integral role in its success. Forbes has not spoken much on the events that occurred, but Baltimore residents consider him to be a local hero for his contributions (note the popular fan chant “Brock Our Rock.”)
Forbes performed Hajj not long after the reckoning, citing it as the catalyst for his reaffirmation of Allah and reconnection to his Sudanese heritage. Upon return from Saudi Arabia, Forbes aided in various reconstruction efforts around the city. He also worked as a volunteer at BARCS, a local rescue animal shelter. After joining the Crabs and no longer having the time to volunteer, Forbes instead would monetarily donate to the shelter on top of his annual zakat.
Forbes has select stone crab features due to carcinization, namely along his upper torso and face. Cracks in his skin reveal a pearlescent design: a result of his proximity to the Olde One at the time of her bodily death.
Forbes stands at 5’5” while wearing his signature platform tennis shoes.
The Rock Collection
Brock Forbes is plural and the host of the Rock Collection system. Forbes has stated his relationship with his headmates is moderately co-concsious, meaning there is usually two headmates co-fronting at any time. The two most frequent co-fronters are Rafiq and Salam, having both made public appearances at various off-the-field events.
Asim Sakhr Rafiq is a post-fictive man in his mid-thirties who considers himself to be Brock’s right-hand. Close friends have described Rafiq as “compassionate albeit in a hot-headed way,” “an athletic junkie,” and “a great roommate if he would just quit drinking milk from the jug.” He would most often be seen paddle boarding or jogging on the Chesapeake boardwalk around sunrise. Rafiq shares a deep interest in splorts with Forbes but favors flootball (sloccer) and vlolleyball, deeming any of his pitching advice moot. Rafiq is known to wear Afrocentric street fashion from the ‘90s, specifically bold patterned tracksuits.
Yusra Jawhar Salam is a middle-aged hijabi woman and is considered by many to be a level-headed individual. She is well-liked amongst Forbes’ teammates, but her general reserved nature makes it difficult to get in contact with her directly. Salam is the most creative of the three, having once co-fronted to assist Forbes and teammate Sutton Dreamy in designing prayer mats to keep in the locker rooms. Her beverage of choice is cinnamon tea.
Rafiq nor Salam are seen much on the field as it is Forbes’ area of expertise, but Salam is deferred to for most press conferences. Even then, the Collection prefers to remain out of the media’s eye.
Forbes is the only headmate married to Adalberto Tosser.
Relationship to The Olde One
Forbes has always felt connected to the Olde One since his arrival in Baltimore. As a teenager, he would venture out into the bay to try and find her, even against his haboba’s wishes. Despite the risk, he always managed to return home safely.
Forbes was no prophet with regards to the reckoning despite lingering rumors. Spending countless hours by the bay simply sharpened his eye to the subtle shifts in the tide and the changing disposition of the Olde One. To Forbes, the signs of a future calamity were visible months prior to the actual event, and in his words, “spoke only grim outcomes if no one acted.”
Forbes’ relation to Debrah was strictly that of a caretaker or familial relation. Even though there was no religious affiliation, Forbes was deeply dedicated towards the upkeep of the Crabitat and the sanctity of the stadium. Time not spent on the field was spent working alongside janitor Yurts Trunbo to ensure that any decomposition or degradation of the stadium was well-managed.
Ascension was a particularly strenuous event on the Crabs, separating the team from their home. Forbes had made little comment on Ascension and Descension but was firm in his disavowal of the renovations made to the Crabitat in his absence. Any of Forbes’ attempts to revert the Crabitat to its original design were heavily blocked by the ILB.
Relationship with Adalberto Tosser
They are married.
Relationship with Dunn Keyes
Forbes’ introduction to the Flowers was intense and untimely, witnessing his first incineration on the mound during his debut match. Moses Mason was a deeply beloved teammate and the team’s first incineration in 10 seasons. After idly taking part in the Flowers’ memorialization process, Forbes sought to assist in the maintenance of the Memorial Bat Forest.
“He knew next to nothing about gardening, but his willingness to try was a nice change of pace,” captain Margarito Nava once noted in a post-game interview.
Forbes was taught the fundamentals of gardening from teammates Zeboriah Wilson and Dunn Keyes. In turn, Forbes adopted the role as the Flowers’ new pitching coach, assisting Keyes in improving her performance on the field.
Keyes’ relationship with Forbes extended beyond just gardening and pitching. Keyes’ Ilnstagam page offers insight into their personal lives including road trips, beach visits, and feeding peanuts to squirrels. Rafiq and Keyes have been spotted together frequenting one of Boston’s many Dlunkin’ Donuts, later corroborated by a Tlwitter thread of Keyes describing the expedition in intimate detail. Salam and Keyes have also bonded, practicing henna on Keyes’ hands. Keyes would make a point to show it off during her next game.
Keyes formed a similar yet not identical bond to Forbes’ partner, Adalberto Tosser, upon xir arrival to the team.
- When signing autographs, Forbes opts to use his legal Sudanese name, Barakah ( بركة in Arabic.)
- Forbes is left-handed and has only mentored other left-handed pitchers.
- While in Boston, Forbes adopted a Yorkshire Terrier named Barkolomew. Keyes has shared custody.
- "Can't stop the Brock"
- "Brock our Rock"
Runolfio Peeper, the Crabs Poet Laureate, wrote the following ditty about Forbes:
A haze of smoke drifts from the pitcher’s mound
Where Brock (or “Fat Joint”) Forbes can now be found.
All know performance boosting drugs are banned
But drugs that make you worse? Those are just grand!
In terms of blaseball rankings Brock is meager
His bat is weak—his blunt is the big leaguer
Dazed and high, Brock often flunks his pitch
But measured by his chill Forbes is thrice rich.
- Forbes can frequently be seen spacing out on the pitcher's mound before a pitch.
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