Brock Forbes

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Brock Forbes was a pitcher for the Boston Flowers, was with the team from the Season 15 elections until being incinerated on Season 22, Day 19. Forbes previously played for the Baltimore Crabs.

Official League Records

Forbes joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Baltimore Crabs with the Return of Blaseball.

During the Season 5 elections, Forbes received boosts in all ratings as a result of the Horde Hallucinations and Rollback Netcode blessings.

On Season 6, 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 10, 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 10 elections until the Descension.

During the Season 12 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.

Forbes was traded to the Boston Flowers in exchange for Parker Parra during the Season 15 elections via the Flowers' Equivalent Exchange will.

During the Season 17 elections, Forbes' Overpowerment was increased and their Unthwackability was decreased as a result of the Grounded blessing.

On Season 22, Day 19, Forbes was incinerated and replaced by Backpatch Rolsenthal.

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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-17.121 and start reading...

The Last Proselyte

Brock Forbes is rumored to have been the Mother Crab's last proselyte, a young avatar of her will, who was either given an immense power or became of interest to her due to already having immense power, and given a clear line of connection to her through which they enacted her bidding. It is unclear how they were chosen, but early reports of a young Forbes have described him as having been a great believer in her work.

Very few records exist of Brock Forbes during the period of servitude; many proselytes in history were recorded simply to walk into the Oldest Bay until their hair got wet and then some, never to return. No journalist has ever had the gall to ask them about their younger years, citing merely that "there was a look in his eyes" that set forth a deep unease at the thought of broaching the subject.

A Snuffed Out Firebrand

Reports of Forbes resurfacing do not name them speifically, but showcase a pattern of behavior that match a single individual with shifting physical descriptions, which suggests to researchers that this may in fact be Brock Forbes.

Years after dropping from the public radar, a figure was reportedly washed up on the Canton waterfront, draped in seaweed and fishing nets, coughing up a viscous black fluid, and porcupined with shrapnel wounds, broken blades, whaling harpoons, or other metal inserts depending on ineffectual eyewitness accounts. The figure rejected help from concerned onlookers, turned a corner, and vanished.

Afterwards, newpaper clippings and noise complaints mention a series of individuals drawing crowds and holding impassioned arguments or speeches about the Mother Crab. No inquiry was made about them at the time, as the crowds never grew to worrisome size and nobody was causing any trouble as a result. Inquiries made since the murder of the Crab Mother about the specifics of these gatherings have resulted in the same stonewalling behavior that journalists and investigators have faced asking about the murder itself, resulting in theorizing that the two are linked. It has been deemed unfeasible or even impossible to obtain further evidence towards or against the theory due to lack of witness testimony. The rule in Baltimore has stood firm: if you weren't there, they aren't going to tell you, and if you were, you'd know better than to bring it up.

Chants

  • "Can't stop the Brock"
  • "Brock our Rock"

In Literature

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.

Trivia

  • Forbes can frequently be seen spacing out on the pitcher's mound before a pitch.

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