Debt refers to a series of Player Modifications seen through the Discipline and Expansion Eras, first seen during the Season β6 Election after the resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers via the Lottery Pick blessing, as the modification Debted.
Since then, there have been four additional types of Debt - Refinanced Debt, Consolidated Debt, Debt (Observed), and a return of the original Debted as simply Debt.
Debt (formerly known as Debted) was the first form of Debt seen, given to Seattle Garages pitcher Jaylen Hotdogfingers after the Season β6 election where Hotdogfingers was resurrected as a result of the Lottery Pick blessing.
When a Player has the Debt modification, there is a chance that certain game actions committed by the player will cause players on the opposing Team to become Unstable. Unstable players are more likely to be incinerated under Solar Eclipse or Supernova Eclipse weather, with the flavor text "A Debt was Collected.".
Hitters with the Debt modification will occasionally hit the ball at opposing fielders, giving them the Unstable modification with a Weekly duration.
Pitchers with the Debt modification will occasionally hit opposing batters, giving them the Unstable modification with a Weekly duration.
The events of Ruby Tuesday were also a result of the Instability spread by Debted, which saw 4 players - Moody Cookbook, Mclaughlin Scorpler, Elijah Bates, and Antonio Wallace - incinerated in two games. Kiki Familia was also incinerated, however they were not Unstable.
During the Season β20 election, the Flowers received the Reform will, which rerolled Silvaire Roadhouse's Flinch modification to Debt. This is the first time that the Debt modification was permanently earned outside of necromancy, which came as a shock to Fans.
Roadhouse's Debt was proven to be identical to Hotdogfingers' original Debted modification on Season 21, Day 11, when Roadhouse hit the ball towards Breckenridge Jazz Hands fielder Walton Sports, giving them the Unstable modification.
When a Player has the Refinanced Debt modification, there is a chance that certain game actions committed by the player will cause players on the opposing Team to become Flickering. Flickering players are more likely to experience Feedback events and change teams with their opponent, with the flavor text "X flickers!".
Hotdogfingers is the only player to have had this modification, and they would occasionally hit opposing batters with the ball while pitching, giving them the Flickering modification with a Weekly duration.
Flickering also resulted in two games where there were two Feedback events involving the same players:
- On Day 44, Moist Talkers batter Eugenia Garbage experienced two Feedback events, with the first sending them to the Charleston Shoe Thieves in exchange for Lachlan Shelton, and the second sending them back to the Moist Talkers in exchange for Simon Haley.
- On Day 90, Pies batter Eduardo Woodman experienced two Feedback events, both of them targetting Alyssa Harrell, which swapped the two players between the Pies and the Hawai'i Fridays before they ended the game on their original teams.
When a Player has the Consolidated Debt modification, there is a chance that certain game actions committed by the Player will cause Players on the opposing Team to become Repeating. Repeating players will bat again after they get a hit under Reverb weather.
Hotdogfingers is the only player to have had this modification, and they would occasionally hit opposing batters with the ball while pitching, giving them the Repeating modification with a Weekly duration.
Throughout Season β9, Hotdogfingers hit 36 batters with pitches in 19 total games, giving all hit batters the Repeating modification.
Of Hotdogfingers' Debts, this is the only form of Debt that didn't cause roster changes, as the only result was players being able to bat more under Reverb weather.
When a Player has the Debt modification, there is a chance that certain game actions committed by the player will cause players on the opposing Team to become Observed. Observed players had a chance to become Redacted after playing under Coffee, Coffee 2, or Coffee 3s weather, or did become Redacted after entering a Secret Base.
Hitters with the Debt modification would occasionally hit the ball at opposing fielders, giving them the Observed modification with a Weekly duration.
Pitchers with the Debt modification would occasionally hit opposing batters, giving them the Observed modification with a Weekly duration.
York Silk and Chorby Soul
Between Seasons β15 and β17, both Silk and Soul would hit players of the opposing teams with balls, causing them to become Observed. Either under Coffee weathers or via the Secret Base, these players had the chance to become Redacted, and eventually gain the Attractor modification, which caused them to randomly appear in other Ballparks with the Secret Base modification to join different teams.
On Season 15, Day 24, Garages hitter Wyatt Mason X Echoed Soul, causing them to gain the Returned and Debt modification, and more importantly, caused the remaining Receivers in the league to also gain these modification. Dallas Steaks pitcher Sixpack Dogwalker, and San Francisco Lovers pitcher NaN both gained the Debt modification, causing even more players to become Observed, and then Redacted. NaN would go on to also Echo Soul on Day 37, sending out the Debt modification to Dogwalker once again.
As a result of these Echos, Dogwalker hit 7 players with their pitches, NaN hit 6, and Mason X hit the ball towards 6 fielders.
During the Season β23 elections, the Lottery Pick blessing was available once again, which was used in a Fan campaign called Niqromancy to resurrect incinerated Atlantis Georgias batter Niq Nyong'o. The plan was a success, with Nyong'o rising from the Hall of Flame, and joining the Pies' Rotation. As a result of necromancy, Nyong'o was given both the Returned and Debt modifications, proved to be Observed Debt on Season β24, Day 4 when they hit Fridays batter Cordula Standlake with a pitch. Nyong'o would hit 10 batters with a pitch during Season 24 before being sent to the Shadows via the Ratified Fax Machine.