Riley Firewall

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Riley Firewall is a pitcher for the Breckenridge Jazz Hands, and has been with the team since Season 18, Day 6. Firewall has played for the Miami Dale.


Official League Records

Firewall joined the ILB as a lineup player for the Miami Dale on Season 13, Day 43 after the incineration of Raúl Leal.

During the Season 17 elections, Firewall became a pitcher due to the Dale's Move will.

On Season 18, Day 6, Firewall was exchanged to the Breckenridge Jazz Hands due to Feedback. Firewall was replaced by Howell Rocha.

During the Season 19 earlsiesta, Firewall was given the Undertaker modification as part of the seasonal reading.

Over the course of Season 23, Firewall entered and exited the Jazz Hands' Shadows two times as a result of Breckenridge Community Field Fax Machine events, ending the Season on the pitching rotation.


COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

Testimony on Riley Firewall's Background

Stories swirl about Riley Firewall in the Interdimensional Rumor Mill. Wiki archivists have dutifully recorded some of them in a Rumor Registry, summarized for easy research. These are the notes for one story from IF-9.1919...

Personal History

Firewall is a highly compressed sound wave, the sophomore effort of DJ/part-time scientist Melvin Ochoa created after the success of Raúl Leal. They are reported as sounding something like tire screeching and smashed guitars. Firewall was covertly installed in Worldwide Field as an emergency security measure sometime between the Season 7 election and the beginning of Season 12.

First Game

On Season 13, Day 43, Firewall first appeared to the world when current lineup player and Fire Protector Raúl Leal was incinerated. According to many witness accounts, Firewall suddenly leapt into action in an attempt to protect Leal from the attack. Following their failure to protect their predecessor, Firewall played the rest of the game in Leal's place and Mr. Wide quietly signed them onto the team.

Personal Life

Firewall is nonverbal, communicating mostly through body language and signals. Their hobbies post-emergence include glowering, cutting the sleeves off of shirts, and striking poses.

Firewall is often seen attending parties with the rest of the team. Interviewed partygoers describe Firewall as very quiet and distant, usually standing around with a drink "looking cool," although a few question whether Firewall is having fun at all. When asked about Firewall's presumed lack of party spirit, fellow Dale players respond that they seem to "just be like that." Firewall uniformly rejects any request for interviews or photographs.


Breckenridge Jazz Hands

Riley Firewall joined the Breckenridge Jazz Hands in Season 18 after a Feedback swap with Howell Rocha. Firewall handled the Feedback well, taking it as an opportunity to get away from Miami and the ghosts they left behind there. Firewall was sent off to Breckenridge by Rocha, who manifested to Firewall as Raúl Leal during and after the swap.

In Breckenridge, Firewall participates in local outdoor activities that generally involve disappearing periodically into the mountains, such as snowboarding and nature walks. They also try to participate in the theatre culture of The Pocket by helping run door for tragedy productions that they pretend not to have interest in. Despite generally pretending to not care or have interest in their teammates or their activities, Firewall still partakes in team activities such as the regular team jam sessions where they play guitar and sing. Firewall even recruited Steph Weeks into their band to play drums. They also have been learning more ASL from Weeks and Mikan Hammer.

The Firewall

While playing for the Jazz Hands, Firewall became known by fans as just “The Firewall.” On Day 54 of Season 18, then-new to the team Firewall watched the incineration of Bauer Zimmerman from their spot on the mound, a second incineration in one season for the still-mourning Jazz Hands. From that point, fans and players noticed that Firewall was unusually focused during Solar Eclipse weather. It also became clear that Jazz Hands players were coming out the other side alive. Firewall became known amongst fans as a good luck charm in an otherwise harrowing situation.

Firewall truly became The Firewall on Day 23 of Season 21 when they faced the Debt-having Silvaire Roadhouse in a game versus the Boston Flowers. Firewall pitched a shutout until the eighth inning when Roadhouse stepped up to the plate. Teammates reported seeing Firewall pause on the mound as if listening for something, before walking Roadhouse. When asked about their performance in a postgame interview, Firewall said “I could hear Them, feel Them around me. I thought I heard Raúl, and then another voice. It told me to let Silvaire walk, so I did.”

Firewall upheld their reputation in Season 23 when the Day 14 eclipse against the Hellmouth Sunbeams went by without an Incineration, breaking what fans call the “JazzBeams Double Incineration Curse.” The curse became something fans feared after the double incineration of Combs Estes and Sutton Bishop occurred ten seasons after the double incineration of Ogden Mendoza and Velasquez Meadows. Ultimately, with Firewall on the mound, a third double incineration did not come to pass, and the curse was broken.


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