Crew of Umpires

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This page is about the Crew of Umpires reviewing play in the Coronation Era. For the umpire entities in general, see Umpires.

The Crew of Umpires is a group of four umpires assembled to enforce the rules of play and herald the Tournament of Champions. They first appeared in Season 1 after the re-opening of the Forbidden Book.

The crew of Umpires consists of the Bard Umpire, the Mage Umpire, the Knight Umpire, and the Rogue Umpire. They are led by their Crew Chief, the Bard Umpire, as of the Season 2 elections.

History

The crew of Umpires first appeared during the Season 1 elections after the re-opening of the Forbidden Book. At this time, they declared league play to be Under Review due to the power vacuum caused by the lack of a league Ace due to the events of Season 尾24. The umpires announced that they will be enforcing the rules of play and heralding the Tournament of Champions. Little is currently known about the Tournament of Champions, except that only Teams that hold a Golden Record (have won a championship) can participate and that the Tournament will name a new Ace.

Over the course of the first Offseason, the Umpires revealed the partially-redacted contents of the Forbidden Book.

At the start of Season 2, the Umpires announced that Fans were to name their Crew Chief to enforce the rules going forward. As a result of Fan voting in the Season 2 elections, the Bard Umpire was named Crew Chief.

During the course of play in Season 2, individual umpires in the same roles shown by the crew of Umpires began to act on players during the new varieties of Solar Eclipse weather. Sometimes, these umpires ruled in favor of Players. The eligibility of a Player to receive a favorable ruling appears to far to correspond to the Season 尾24 endzone modification of their Team. Rogue Teams appear to be favored by the Rogue Umpire, Entangled Teams by the Mage Umpire, Forced Teams by the Knight Umpire, and Scattered Teams by the Bard Umpire.

Takeovers

At different times during the Season and Offseason, the crew of Umpires appears to make announcements to the League. These are also mirrored as Messages for later viewing.

Season 1

After the Election, the Crew of Umpires first appeared, declaring the future of Internet League Blaseball.

PLAY IS NOW UNDER REVIEW
A POWER VACUUM IS DETECTED
SECTION 6 RULE G STATES
IN THE EVENT OF A POWER VACUUM
A TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS SHALL BE CALLED
TO NAME A NEW ACE
AND CLAIM THE MOUND.
SECTION 6 RULE H STATES
A CREW OF UMPIRES SHALL ASSEMBLE
TO HERALD THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
AND ENFORCE THE RULES OF PLAY.
SECTION 6 RULE I STATES
A TEAM MUST HOLD A GOLDEN RECORD
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
ONLY OFFICIALLY NOTARIZED GOLDEN RECORDS SHALL BE RECOGNIZED
SO SAY THE RULES.
MORE TO COME.

Offseason 1

On the first Earth day of Offseason 1, the umpires partially revealed Section 2 of the newly opened Forbidden Book.

BEHOLD
SECTION 2
THE LEAGUE
THE RULES MUST BE ENFORCED
READ THE RULES

At the same time the following Earth day, the umpires partially revealed Section 3 of the Book.

BEHOLD
SECTION 3
THE SEASONS
THE RULES MUST BE ENFORCED
READ THE RULES

At the same time the following Earth day, the umpires partially revealed Section 4 of the Book.

BEHOLD
SECTION 4
THE GAME
THE RULES MUST BE ENFORCED
READ THE RULES

At the same time the following Earth day, the umpires partially revealed Section 5 of the Book.

BEHOLD
SECTION 5
FANDOM
THE RULES MUST BE ENFORCED
READ THE RULES

At the same time the following Earth day, the umpires partially revealed both Sections 6 and 7 of the Book, along with tidings for the following season.

BEHOLD
SECTION 6
LEAGUE MANAGEMENT
AND SECTION 7
THE IMMATERIAL PLANE
READ THE RULES
THE RULES WILL BE ENFORCED
HEATING UP
PREPARE FOR PLAY
THE REVIEW BEGINS MONDAY

Season 2

On the Opening Day of Season 2, the Umpires appeared to speak:

THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS IS COMING
THE REVIEW BEGINS NOW
MAKE YOUR APPEALS
NAME YOUR CREW CHIEF
AWAIT JUDGEMENT
THE RULES MUST BE ENFORCED
WAKE UP PLAY BALL!

Prior to the reveal of the Election results, the Crew of four Umpires appeared to announce the new Crew Chief.

APPEALS HAVE BEEN HEARD
JUDGEMENT PASSED
A CREW CHIEF IS NAMED
THE BARD IS BOUND
THE BANDWAGON PLAYS ON
PLAY REMAINS UNDER REVIEW

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