Goodwin Morin IV
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Official League Records
Morin IV joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Kansas City Breath Mints during the Season 19 Latesiesta via the Gift Shop. At the end of the Season, Morin IV faded to Dust and returned to the Vault.
Morin IV rejoined the lineup of the Kansas City Breath Mints during the Season 22 Latesiesta via the Gift Shop. During the Season 22 elections, Morin IV gained the Reload modification as a result of the Autosave blessing. At the end of the Season, Morin IV faded to Dust and returned to the Vault.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Goodwin Morin stands at an impressive 7'3". She claims to be from a long line of god slayers residing in Dark Seattle. When pressed for more info, she wouldn't comment further, saying it would hurt the sanctity of her group. After helping take down the gods of Dark Seattle, being the one to deliver the sun to its demise, running a spear through it and pinning it in place in the sky, she was recruited to the Dark Seattle Corporates, a minor league blaseball team and evil counterpart to the Seattle Garages. Morin reports not agreeing to the recruitment, but as things in with Jamazon go, she did not have a choice in the matter.
During Season 9, as a result of the Secret Weapon Scandal, Morin was blessed with shadow magic and an incredible buff to her strength. Again, Morin wasn't given much choice, but took to her new powers well. As she practiced honing her newfound strength, she began plotting an uprising with her fellow team mates, who were all kept in "company cubicles" beneath the Dedication to Equality Ballpark Tower (DEBT). As the plot was about to get underway, the power was cut by none other than the Seattle Garages, and the two groups worked together for what came to be known as Operation DEBT Collection. As they reached the surface, it became apparent that Morin would not fit on the tour bus without sacrificing a number of seats given her massive size, so Morin opted to let other escapees go in her stead. Ollie Mueller handed her two skateboards shortly before boarding the bus. After helping them push start the bus to allow for their escape, she strapped both skateboards to her feet and roller skateboarded to safety after them. While she lost sight of them shortly thereafter, she managed to find her way through the gate to Seattle, smashing through the remainders of the gum wall.
Morin reports meaning to meet up with the Garages after her arrival, but getting caught up in the less dystopian Seattle. During her time in Dark Seattle, she took to going to underground pinball arcades (which were referred to as "hot tub clubs", to avoid detection), so upon discovering pinball was legal and encouraged, she toured the various pinball arcades in the area, bumping former Garages member Allison Abbott from many of the top scoring slots. It was at Rayglun Lounge that Morin met Sparks Beans, who offered to let her crash with them. It wasn't until a few days had passed that Morin realized Beans was also a member of the Seattle Garages, as Beans had work the day of the heist and could not attend.
After Mike Townsend's return to baking in the Seattle Shadows Co-op, team captain Teddy Duende offered Morin his spot. Morin accepted and has been on the team since. She's proved indispensable, pitching with a number of her arms. On Season 11, Day 12, Morin was charmed by three different batters of the San Francisco Lovers (Kichiro Guerra, Don Mitchell, and Alexander Horne), granting her the nickname "Bi Disaster" by her fans, a title which she wears proudly. Since then, Morin has had a track record of doing poorly against the Lovers, charmed or not. Rumors suggest Morin has taken to hot tubbing with them before games, but these rumors cannot be substantiated, nor could it be clarified which type of hot tubbing they might be doing.
Pinball remains as Morin's favorite hobby, using it to calm down before and after games. Morin also enjoys a good hot tub soak, especially after working out. As pinball arcades were referred to as "hot tub clubs" in Dark Seattle, Morin enjoys confusing her teammates by telling them she's going hot tubbing and not clarifying which she's referring to. Teammate Malik Destiny learned this the hard way when, having assumed she meant pinball, followed along only to find it involved hot water.
Morin continues to room with Sparks Beans in the International District, the two practicing their magic together. Beans has begun teaching Morin the ways of Tabletop Gaming, and in return Morin shows Beans how to do pushups "the right way." Morin says she appreciates Beans' coffee making abilities, even if they do chide her for using milk substitutes.
During the siesta, Morin has taken up holding yoga classes in which she plays metal music and growls out the pose instructions. This Heavy Metal Yoga is held locally as well as by teleconference, and a number of players in the league partake in her classes.
Morin, determined to master her new shadow arms, chose the to learn the multi necked guitar and the harp. This makes Morin the first member of the team and of the band to pick up the guitar as their primary instrument. As music is forbidden in Dark Seattle, Morin has yet to settle on a favorite genre.
Morin is in a metal band with team member Theodore Duende. With Duende's impressive voice and Morin's ability to project her voice through the shadows, earplugs are mandatory at their concerts.
Box of Goodwin Morin 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-1667 and start reading...
The following accounts can be traced to a single leather-bound journal originally found in a locked wooden chest alongside a sextant-like device of indeterminate origin and a shell that matches no known species of mollusc. The chest was located in a storage room in the Legscraper’s lower levels that was described as “smelling faintly of the sea”. Subsequent attempts to locate and navigate to said room have been unsuccessful thus far. The journal details the exploits of the crew of a large sailing vessel, The Tokyo Adrift, descriptions of which are largely consistent with mid-17th century galleons.
With The Tokyo Adrift
Goodwin Morin was enlisted to the crew of The Tokyo Adrift from another crew known as the Sea Ragers. Later quotes reveal that she was an experienced hand on the seas, having previously served in "the notoriously stoic and silent crew of the Sapphire Arrow". The overstaffed ship was known to work "in terrible silence, their synergy allowing for coordination without the need for shanties or work songs". Morin escaped the Sapphire Arrow and, after several days adrift at sea, came upon the Sea Ragers, drawn to their ship by "distant echoes of music".
Roughly around the time Captain Strongbody decided to focus the ship’s efforts on mussel cultivation, he recognised the need to employ someone with relevant skills and abilities to assist in this new venture. Morin was an obvious pick, her build and stature dwarfing even the captain himself. Her reputation preceded her and she lived up to the tales told of “her remarkable speed and grace in the water”. As described in the journal, “watching her work was like poetry in motion, first diving through the sea as if it were barely there only to expertly redirect her momentum to sweep up her quarry and return to the surface in one smooth uninterrupted motion”.
Morin’s hair is described as having the appearance of “cascading currents, fading from cerulean to seafoam”. Like the Immateria the ship sails on, her hair does not seem to cause objects to get wet. If the need to defend herself arose, Morin was described as arming herself with an imposing trident that “sailed through the water smoothly as she did”. By the accounts of the journal, Morin got along well with the crew of the Adrift, especially its water-dwelling members who often expressed admiration for her aptitude at diving. During her shore leave, Morin was known to frequent hot springs which she would invite the crew to, however the journal describes the conditions as "temperatures barely below boiling, liable to rend skin from bone."
Morin’s fate is ultimately unknown as the final page of the journal is water damaged, causing the ink to run and rendering it unreadable. The last available entry, dated to 1667, describes her wrestling the [REDACTED] with her bare arms however she [REDACTED] resulting in [REDACTED]