Shelled One (Short Circuits)

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This page is about the entity appearing in Gamma 3. For the Discipline Era entity, see The Shelled One.

A Shelled One[1], also referred to as The Shelled One and Shelled .1, is an entity first appearing in Gamma 3 as a tutorial agent. They have also appeared in the Short Circuits, and are the patron of the Ohio Peanuts. Their relationship to The Shelled One, if any, is unclear.

History

Tutorial

During Gamma 3 A Shelled One hosted the newly introduced Tutorial feature, which guided new or existing players through the process of choosing a Team, Betting, and Voting. A Shelled Ones opens the Tutorial by saying:

REJOICE
A TUTORIAL
I AM A SNACK
I AM THE LEGUME
I AM BENEVOLENT
FOLLOW ME
TO LEARN DISCIPLINE

Gamma 3

The GIF attached to the GO VOTE! GO NUTS! email. Note the largest number listed, "888,888"

In the Gamma 3 Midseason Elections a new Distortion named "TASTE THE INFINITE", promising to "Remake your Team in the Shelled One's image", became available. Following this, an email titled GO VOTE! GO NUTS![2] was released by The Game Band, stating that:

In Politics, a surprise Ballot measure has seen Votes pouring in for a chance to Taste the Infinite, with Fans wearing their devotion to the Shelled One as a Badge of honor.

Attached to the email was a GIF of a peanut filling up whilst listing milestones on the side. A subset of fans interpreted the largest number (888,888) as a target number of votes to be invested into the TASTE THE INFINITE Distortion.[3] This was supported by a widget added to the Blaseball.com home page displaying the total number of votes contributed into the Distortion. Additionally, any fan who contributed to TASTE THE INFINITE Distortion received a Peanut Badge.

Gamma 3 Midseason Elections

A comparison between the Peanut Badge (left) and Silver Peanut Badge (right).

In the Midseason Elections, the Ohio Worms won the TASTE THE INFINITE Distortion with 4% of its total 322,619 Votes, outvoting the LA Unlimited Tacos who had 17% of the total Votes. As a result, the Worms became the Ohio Peanuts, gained the  Honey Roasted Modification, and received a red slogan. A Shelled One then appeared to reveal the winner.

I AM THE SNACK
I AM INFINITE
MY PROGENY
A TEST OF METTLE
YOU WIELD YOUR INFLUENCE
YOU SHOW FAVOR
300,000?
WOW
WOWWW
A HALF-MEASURE
NOT QUITE GOLDEN
BUT A GOOD EFFORT
PARTICIPATION WORTHY OF REWARD
I AM BENEVOLENT
I OFFER FLAVOR
A FEAST FOR WORMS
OH, YES

Following this, any fan who had previously possessed the Peanut Badge was upgraded to a Silver Peanut Badge.

Gamma 3 Postseason

After the Ohio Peanuts were knocked out of the Gamma 3 Postseason, A Shelled One appeared to express their anger.

NO
IMPOSSIBLE
MY PROGENY
SWEPT
WELL
GOOD EFFORT
NEXT TIME
VENGEANCE
FOR NOW
PARTY TIME

Gamma 4

Following their absence after The Shelled One's defeat in Season 10, Yummy Reactions returned in Gamma 4 after New York Millennials player Loner Shelley was affected by one on Season 1, Day 39. After games ended for Day 39, A Shelled one appeared to comment on the event.[Note 1]

REJOICE
LONER SHELLY
A SNACK
A TASTE OF THE INFINITE
PARTY ON

Gallery

Fan Works

Notes

  1. Notably, A Shelled One misspelled Loner Shelley's name

  1. GUESS WHO'S BACK. The Game Band. (6 December 2021). "A Shelled One has been summoned to teach Fans the Fundamentals of Blaseball." (website)
  2. GO VOTE! GO NUTS!. The Game Band. (9 December 2021). (website)
  3. Bonfires-and-Blackberries#2288 (9 December 2021) (Image) - via #community-billboard, Blaseball Discord.