Nicholas Mora is a pitcher for the Vault Legends, and has been with the team since the ILB Semi-Centennial. Mora has played for the Philly Pies, Hades Tigers, Canada Moist Talkers, Hawai'i Fridays, Kansas City Breath Mints, and Rising Stars.
Official League Records
Mora was traded to the Canada Moist Talkers in exchange for Lachlan Shelton during the Season 21 elections via the Moist Talkers' Equivalent Exchange will. They were then recruited to the Hawai'i Fridays via the Recruit Ego blessing.
On Season 22, Day 87, Mora retreated to the Fridays' Shadows in exchange for Samothes Dembélé at Hawai'i Viberight Field via the Ratified Voicemail. During the Season 22 elections, Mora's star ratings were completely randomized as a result of the Shadow Alternate Trust blessing, resulting in Mora becoming an Alternate and gaining the Negative modification.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Box of Nicholas Mora 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-10.89 and start reading...
Nicolaus Mora (anglicized as Nicholas Mora on his official records) is considered extremely difficult to coach, as he only speaks the Latin language, which unfortunately is unknown to anyone else with the team. While his teammates find him friendly enough, the language barrier often isolates him, causing him to sit alone in the locker room poring over astronomical maps. It is unknown how Mora is a seemingly native speaker of Latin, a language which has not had native speakers for thousands of years. When asked, he responded, "Cum matre tua heri nocte cenavi et sermone longo et alto fructi sumus." This did not shed any light on his background.
The Gray Sessions/History
An interview with Latinist Arnold Gray, intended to be confidential, was recently leaked, indicating that Mora was raised by in the mountains of Germany by extremely religious parents who followed an unusual creed. They only spoke Latin, based on the idea that it was the language of God. His childhood was spent reading his parents' heavily edited Latin Bible and looking at the night sky. When his parents died in an avalanche, Mora left the mountain for the first time. One of the first memories he has from this experience is seeing a Blaseball game on TV, which instantly enthralled him.
He dedicated himself to the splort and, after bouncing around various teams in the European Underleagues, he was picked up by the Pies. Because he has been around people speaking a variety of languages, he has not been able to pick up any language other than Latin with any degree of fluency. While not religious himself, he nevertheless retains a lot of habits from his parents' religion.
Mora has refused to comment on the Gray Sessions interview.
Career with the Philly Pies
Throughout his time with the Philly Pies, Mora has insisted on pitching despite his consistently poor performance on the mound. This has created a troubled relationship with fans, who faithfully chant "AUT CRUSTUM AUT MORTEM" (Latin, roughly, for "Pie or Die") to cheer Mora on while also expressing their frequent wish that he be targeted by Rogue Umpires for incineration.
Pies management has tried repeatedly to reassign Mora to the batting lineup, but sources within the organization say that every time they broach the subject Mora merely nods sagely, mumbles something in Latin, and heads for the bullpen.
Mora: The First Pie
Following SIBR's controversial publication stating that Mora used to play for the Hades Tigers, many Pies players were interviewed. All of them distinctly remember Mora being on the team since the very beginning. Bright Zim says that Mora was the first person to greet him upon entering Tastykake Stadium, while Ruslan Greatness confirmed, "Mora is Pie. Mora always Pie." When approached about this discrepancy, Beasley Day began barking angrily before running away, as he always does when Mora's name is mentioned.
In response to this controversy, Pies management has erected a small exhibit honoring "Nicolaus Mora: The First Pie." The tasteful display was met with almost universal praise except by a small group of critics, who wondered why it had so many eyes. This ultimately led to their firing, as the display depicting Mora obviously has two eyes, as, of course, does the actual Mora.
Relationship to other Moras
It has been speculated that Mora may be related to Yellowstone Magic batter James Mora and Chicago Firefighters batter Swamuel Mora. Popular theories include that they may all be the same person from different timelines, that they are the three fragmented parts of the long since incinerated blaseballer Mora Prime, or that they are siblings; some outliers potentially link Mora to the Daedric Prince Hermaeus Mora. None of these theories have been confirmed by any of the three.
Mora is the subject of the following fics:
ad astra by Cori
Mora as some claim to see him, art by @this_is_onjit
Nicolaus Mora by @isitsernik
Mini-Blaseballer by @HetreaSky
art by @AAzurelos
Mora being attacked by Consumers, art by @tigrishades
Nicholas Mora by @Osmocean
Nicholas Mora about to eat dirt by @PomegranateSee3
Propaganda of Nicholas Mora from season 18, by Tigrishades
Nicholas Mora and Frasier Shmurmgle fall off the grind rail, by Tigrishades
Nicholas Mora creates Frasier Shmurmgle. By Tigrishades
Nick when he exploded the sun, by Tigrishades