Campos Arias was a pitcher for the Boston Flowers, and was with the team from Season β23, Day 69 until Fall Ball. Arias has previously played for the Breckenridge Jazz Hands.
Official League Records
Arias joined the ILB as a pitcher for the Breckenridge Jazz Hands with the Return of Blaseball.
Arias previously held the record for pitching the longest game by innings played, having gone up against PolkaDot Patterson of the Baltimore Crabs for twenty straight innings on Season β2, Day 52. This record was broken on Season β4, Day 99, with the Protest Picnic.
At the end of Season β4, Arias was affected by the Alternate Reality Decree, resulting in a rating.
On Season β13, Day 64, Arias became a batter due to Reverb.
During the Season β18 elections, Arias retreated to the Jazz Hands' Shadows in exchange for Mikan Hammer as a result of the Jazz Hands' Foreshadow will, resulting in a combined 12.0 → 12.7 stat increase.
On Season β23, Day 69, The Garden Thieves' Guild stole Arias from the Jazz Hands and gave them to the Boston Flowers. On Day 73, Arias joined the Flowers' pitching rotation in exchange for Baldwin Breadwinner as a result of the Boston Garden's Fax Machine.
Over the course of Season β24, Arias entered and exited the Flowers' Shadows four times as a result of Boston Garden Fax Machine events, ending the Season on the pitching rotation.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Personality & Appearance
Arias wears glasses to correct her vision, but does not have eyes. Her stare is rumored to shake the soul of even the most seasoned of Blaseballers.
Arias is famous on the Immaterial Plane as a jet-setting singer who can sing in a broad range of styles, from jazz lounge singing to operatic arias. She initially started playing Blaseball for the Jazz Hands as a way to fill time between gigs. Multiple commentators have pointed out that, despite her twice-a-week pitching schedule, she has repeatedly called Blaseball a "relaxing break," leading some to speculate on just how absurdly hectic her gig schedule must be under normal circumstances.
Once an unremarkable pitcher in a further unremarkable rotation, Arias shot to prominence among Jazz Hands fans due to her unrelenting performance in the infamous twenty-inning game against the Crabs.
Original Arias and Her Hearts
Arias was discovered to have eight hearts after pitching the then-record twenty-inning game against the Baltimore Crabs on Season β2, Day 52, who fielded the legendary PolkaDot Patterson as their pitcher. While the Jazz Hands ultimately lost this game, fans were inspired by Arias' unrelenting stamina and courage. After her later Season 2, Day ██ game against the Miami Dale, Arias mysteriously acquired a ninth heart. This heart was then lost at the end of Season 2, Day 102 after playing the Hades Tigers. Leading for most of the game, the Jazz Hands dugout began performing a ritual to grant Arias her tenth heart. The Tigers then tied it up in the bottom of the 8th, and ultimately shamed the Jazz Hands in the 9th, causing the ritual to backfire spectacularly.
Alternate Reality Campos
After the Season β4 elections, Arias was replaced with the Arias from the alternate reality where the Jazz Hands won against the Tigers on Season 2, Day 102, and she earned her 10th heart. She then gained an eleventh heart at the end of Season β6, Day 95, after she pitched a shut-out game 3-0 against the seemingly unstoppable Baltimore Crabs. This was also her last game of the standard season, and clinched a perfect win streak for Season 6, the first known perfect season in Blaseball.
According to interviews, Arias and the alternate reality version of Kathy Mathews originated from the same dimension. Starting in Season β5, fans of both players noticed that they were spending increasing amounts of time together. In particular, Arias was noted as the only person capable of rapidly parsing Mathews' complex formulas for communication. At last, during the Jazz Hands' Season β9 Party Time, Arias was seen gifting Mathews one of her eleven hearts for safekeeping. The two publicly confirmed their relationship shortly thereafter.
After being shadowed in the Season β18 elections, Arias announced her temporary retirement from Blaseball. When asked what she intended to do with her newly free time, she declared her intention to “relax for a while”. Tickets for the Campos Arias No City Unvisited World Tour went on sale a week later. This tour, in which Arias performed in over 3000 venues across 6 continents, would continue without breaks for almost ten years, and is considered Arias’ most successful tour.
While on tour, Arias balanced singing with her Stagehand role as a vocal coach for the Jazz Hands band and pit orchestra, making regular visits to Breckenridge in between gigs. This allowed her to spend time with her former teammates. In particular, Arias visits and video calls Kathy Mathews regularly and the two maintain a close long distance relationship, even after both left the Jazz Hands in the late Expansion Era.
On the Flowers
On Season β23, Day 69, Arias fell victim to the Garden Thieves Guild while travelling with the Jazz Hands in her Stagehand role. It has been theorised that her Grass blood type and psychic power drew the Garden’s interest, but Arias herself has neither confirmed nor denied this.
A short time into Arias’ time on the Flowers, she was joined by fellow Season 1 Jazz Hand Lowe Forbes. While Arias had previously acted as an emergency Lowe Wrangler on the Jazz Hands, she turned down the offer of a full time position on the Flowers due to the potential effect on her gig schedule. However, Arias does semi-regularly help Margarito Nava wrangle Forbes and other “chaos players” such as Sutton Bishop and Zesty Yaboi, and as a result has struck up a friendship with xem.
While her return to the mound on Season 23, Day 73 necessitated the end of the No City Unvisited tour, Arias continued to perform regular outdoor concerts in the Garden. In an apparent token of appreciation from the Garden, Arias’ concerts were attended by an increasingly large flock of crows and ravens, who acted as backup singers. This effect has been described by onlookers as “like some sort of eldritch Dilsney Princess”, intensified by Arias’ preference for elaborate high heels which are impossible to walk in (Arias simply floats).
- Members of the Jazz Hands Band are known for chanting "No eyes,
eight nine eight teneleven hearts, can't lose" during games while Arias is pitching. The art of pronouncing the struck-through numbers is a closely held secret by the Band. They are occasionally elided from the chant for the sake of speed.
A Tlopps card of Arias while she had eleven hearts
Campos Arias' Jazz Hands ID, by @VoxiSour
Campos Arias' ID portrait, by @VoxiSour