PathFinder Holder

Runt

The Green Opal

PathFinder

At the end of Diamond Quest XI, a new rank came into being in the Outback. The six that placed highest among the seventeen competitors took home gems that night, only one of them was the coveted diamond.

There has been speculation far and wide about what the opals actually are, or what purpose or power they serve. All we know for sure is that it is a highly competitive title among those in the Duel of Fists, obtained only by those willing to pit their skills against the best of the best. Each of the rocks conveys certain small powers to the fighters who hold them, what follows are the details of PathFinder and the combatants to have carried it.

Minor Power

Animation - This power can animate *small* plants (ones no bigger than ferns) to do the weilder's bidding. They could be used to heckle an opponent by distracting them or possibly to retrieve items, pass mugs of ale, etc., by using their fronds. This power is only useful for brief periods of time (again the larger the plant the less time you have to control it).

Major Power

Camouflage - The user of Pathfinder's major power has the ability to slip through walls or objects that are or were at one time animate. (i.e., The Opal could slip easily through a wooden wall or another dueler because they are living objects but they would not be able to pass through things such as stone or steel.) Also, if used at the wrong moment, it is possible for the user to miss on a winning strike or cause themselves a misstep and fall.

Reign Summaries

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Duelist Name Dates of Reign Days Held Defenses
Runt 2019-05-20 - Present 57 0
Eden Parker 2018-05-16 - 2019-05-20 369 0
Hope Naharis 2017-06-12 - 2018-05-16 338 0
Andrea "Apple" Anderson 2016-12-18 - 2017-06-12 176 1
(vacant) 2016-11-07 - 2016-12-18 41 0
Melanie Rostol 2015-06-05 - 2016-11-07 521 0
Harris D'Artainian 2014-06-24 - 2015-06-05 346 2
Vincent Smith 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-24 12 0
Rakeesh Sah Tarna 2014-03-18 - 2014-06-12 86 1
Gren Blockman 2013-12-16 - 2014-03-18 92 1
Clarice Queen 2013-11-08 - 2013-12-16 38 0
Andrea 'Apple' Anderson 2013-08-25 - 2013-11-08 75 1
Harris D'Artainian 2012-09-06 - 2013-08-25 353 1
Kheldar 2012-08-23 - 2012-09-06 14 0
Jake Thrash 2012-06-10 - 2012-08-23 74 1
Seirichi 2011-12-12 - 2012-06-10 181 0
Harris D'Artainian 2010-07-28 - 2011-12-12 502 5
Soerl Lute 2010-06-15 - 2010-07-28 43 0
Jaycy Ashleana 2010-01-07 - 2010-06-15 159 0
Jigglypuff 2009-12-07 - 2010-01-07 31 0
Tasslehofl Momus 2009-11-13 - 2009-12-07 24 0
Jaycy Ashleana 2009-10-16 - 2009-11-13 28 0
Vincent Smith 2008-07-29 - 2009-10-16 444 1
Matthew Algiers Simon 2007-07-23 - 2008-07-29 372 1
(vacant) 2007-07-23 - 2007-07-23 0 0
Anjolie Quinn 2007-03-01 - 2007-07-23 144 2
Dizzy Flores 2006-12-22 - 2007-03-01 69 0
Harris D'Artainian 2006-05-23 - 2006-12-22 213 1
Anubis Karos 2006-05-07 - 2006-05-23 16 1
Kheldar Drasinia 2005-05-14 - 2006-05-07 358 1
(vacant) 2005-01-23 - 2005-05-14 111 0
Cassius Maximius 2004-08-19 - 2005-01-23 157 1
Layne Jenkins 2004-06-14 - 2004-08-19 66 0
Alexandria Wells-Graziano 2004-04-17 - 2004-06-14 58 0
(vacant) 2004-03-20 - 2004-04-17 28 0
Cassius Maximius 2004-02-08 - 2004-03-20 41 0
(vacant) 2004-01-20 - 2004-02-08 19 0
Mur Ollavan 2003-12-15 - 2004-01-20 36 0
Angelina Darkling 2003-11-24 - 2003-12-15 21 0
(vacant) 2003-10-19 - 2003-11-24 36 0
Tareth Thorn 2002-12-01 - 2003-10-19 322 2
Dustin Manjahcapery 2001-12-13 - 2002-12-01 353 4
Cory Havoick 2001-10-29 - 2001-12-13 45 0
Anubis Karos 2000-09-27 - 2001-10-29 397 3
Kheldar Drasinia 2000-01-16 - 2000-09-27 255 1
Kelli Elan 1999-06-12 - 2000-01-16 218 0
(vacant) 1999-03-01 - 1999-06-12 103 0
Falablah Dalegate 1998-11-14 - 1999-03-01 107 0
(vacant) 1998-10-16 - 1998-11-14 29 0
Walker 1998-09-26 - 1998-10-16 20 0
(vacant) 1998-08-21 - 1998-09-26 36 0
Harris D'Artainian 1998-05-23 - 1998-08-21 90 0
Falablah Dalegate 1998-04-04 - 1998-05-23 49 1
Marzan DeBurgo 1997-10-11 - 1998-04-04 175 0

Runt     2019-05-20 - Present   ( 57 days )

♦ 05-20-19 After issuing challenge in a unique Runt-like manner, Runt kept his promise to not crush Eden (at least in the literal sense) as he defeated the incumbent Opal holder in two straight matches (5-2; 5-3) that each lasted seven rounds.

Eden Parker     2018-05-16 - 2019-05-20   ( 369 days )

♦ 05-16-18 Hope called out for all challengers and Eden was the first to enter the fray. As it turned out, anybody else getting in line would have just been wasting their time. Eden took the rock in 2 bouts. 5-4 and 5-2.

Hope Naharis     2017-06-12 - 2018-05-16   ( 338 days )

♦ 06-12-17 Hope defeats Apple in two bouts to break up the green rock from the tower of Earth. 5-0 in 6 and 5-4 in 7.

Andrea "Apple" Anderson     2016-12-18 - 2017-06-12   ( 176 days )

♦ 12-18-16 Wins through a field of 7 to place first in the Terra Master Tournament, earning both the PathFinder Opal and the Tower of Earth.
♦ 01-25-17 Apple defends against Jewell Ravenlock in a two fight rout of the Empress Overlady's first opal attempt. 5-2 in both

(vacant)     2016-11-07 - 2016-12-18   ( 41 days )

Melanie Rostol     2015-06-05 - 2016-11-07   ( 521 days )

♦ 06-06-15 Third times the charm for Melanie, who claims the green rock after three close bouts. 5-4, 4-5, 5-4.
♦ 11-07-16 Opal revoked after three months of inactivity.

Harris D'Artainian     2014-06-24 - 2015-06-05   ( 346 days )

♦ 06-24-14 Harris challenged Vinny almost before Vinny could claim he'd held it. Defeating Vinny in a best of three (5-2 in 11, 3-5 in 7, and 5-1 in 8), Harris takes the Green Opal for the 5th time.
♦ 07-16-14 Defended against Melanie Rostol in a hard fought best of three (5-3 in 10, 4-5 in 12, 5-1 in 7).
♦ 08-31-14 Defense #2 against Mel, again in straight sets, 5-4 and 5-3.

Vincent Smith     2014-06-12 - 2014-06-24   ( 12 days )

♦ 06-12-14 Vinny gave challenge to Rakeesh, and defeated him in two straight duels (both 5-1, the first in 9 rounds, the second in 7) to claim PathFinder.

Rakeesh Sah Tarna     2014-03-18 - 2014-06-12   ( 86 days )

♦ 03-18-14 Rakeesh Sah Tarna gave challenge to, and dominated, Gren to claim the Green Opal in 2 straight duels (5-2 in 8 and 5-2 in 6).
♦ 04-20-14 Defended against Claire Farron in two straight duels (5-3 in 6, 5-3 in 8).

Gren Blockman     2013-12-16 - 2014-03-18   ( 92 days )

♦ 12-16-13 Gren, winner of a free challenge (from the 20th Anniversary Trivia Contest), challenged and defeated Clarice (5-3 in 8 and 5-4 in 9) to claim the green Opal.
♦ 02-03-14 Defended against Rena Cronin in three duels, the last of which was a close-fought sudden-death match (5-2, 2-5, 5-4).

Clarice Queen     2013-11-08 - 2013-12-16   ( 38 days )

♦ 11-08-13 Not content with her previous loss, Clarice Queen challenged Andrea "Apple" Anderson again. This time, Clarice won in dominating fashion in two straight duels, the latter being a perfect shut-out (5-2 in 7 and 5-0 in 5).

Andrea 'Apple' Anderson     2013-08-25 - 2013-11-08   ( 75 days )

♦ 08-25-13 Apple went undefeated in an 11 person Opal Tournament to claim the vacant PathFinder.
♦ 09-07-13 Defended against Clarice Queen in three duels (3-5, 5-3, 5-2).

Harris D'Artainian     2012-09-06 - 2013-08-25   ( 353 days )

♦ 09-06-12 Harris wasn't able to beat Jake for PathFinder, but wasted no time challenging, and defeating (5-2 in 9, and 5-2 in 7), Kheldar for it.
♦ 07-19-13 Defended against G'nort in two straight duels during the 2013 Hydra Cup Tournament (5-2, 5-2).
♦ 07-21-13 Surrendered the Opal after winning DQ LXXIV.

Kheldar     2012-08-23 - 2012-09-06   ( 14 days )

♦ 08-23-12 Kheldar challenged Jake for PathFinder during the Hydra tourney. Jake dominated the first duel, (5-2 in 6), but then Kheldar took the next two duels (5-4 in 8, and 5-4 in 8 again) to claim the Opal (and earn points for the Crew).

Jake Thrash     2012-06-10 - 2012-08-23   ( 74 days )

♦ 06-10-12 Jake won out over Ria, Mur, G, and Nayun in a Slugfest rules round-robin tourney. *Making it the second time Jake has won an opal via a Slugfest rules tourney.
♦ 07-05-12 Defended against Harris in 2 straight duels.

Seirichi     2011-12-12 - 2012-06-10   ( 181 days )

♦ 12-12-11 Seirichi challenged and defeated Harris (2-1 in a best of 3) to end his 500+ day reign.
♦ 04-22-12 Surrendered the opal after winning DQ LXIX.

Harris D'Artainian     2010-07-28 - 2011-12-12   ( 502 days )

♦ 07-28-10 Soerl held the green opal for a little over a month before Harris took it for his own, after emerging victorious in two of three matches.
♦ 02-04-11 Defended against Jaycy Ashleana, 2-1 match victory.
♦ 04-05-11 Defended against Jaycy Ashleana, two back-to-back duels 5-1 in 8, then 5-1 in 6.
♦ 05-31-11 Defended against Sarah, 2-1 match victory.
♦ 08-22-11 Defended against Sarah, 2-1 match victory.
♦ 10-27-11 Defended against Sarah (again!), 2-1 match victory.

Soerl Lute     2010-06-15 - 2010-07-28   ( 43 days )

♦ 06-15-10 Soerl defeated Jaycy in two of three bouts to take PathFinder.

Jaycy Ashleana     2010-01-07 - 2010-06-15   ( 159 days )

♦ 01-07-10 Jaycy defeated the creature known as Jigglypuff in two out of a total of three complete matches to reclaim this Opal for the second time in her career.

Jigglypuff     2009-12-07 - 2010-01-07   ( 31 days )

♦ 12-07-09 The creature known as Jigglypuff defeated Tasslehofl Momus in a total of 2 out of 3 consecutive matches to claim Pathfinder. Let the record state that the creature known as Jigglypuff then promptly consumed the Opal for reasons yet unknown.

Tasslehofl Momus     2009-11-13 - 2009-12-07   ( 24 days )

♦ 11-13-09 Using the Opal Challenge Grant awarded to him by Kheldar Drasinia in the 2009 Masquerade Brawl, Tasslehofl Momus challenges Jaycy Ashleana for the right to hold PathFinder, and defeats her in two of three complete consecutive matches.

Jaycy Ashleana     2009-10-16 - 2009-11-13   ( 28 days )

♦ 10-16-09 Jaycy defeated Vinny twice in a total of three matches to claim this Opal as her own.

Vincent Smith     2008-07-29 - 2009-10-16   ( 444 days )

♦ 07-29-08 Vincent defeated Matt in two out of three complete matches to claim PathFinder as his own.
♦ 09-12-08 Defended against Cassius Maximius.

Matthew Algiers Simon     2007-07-23 - 2008-07-29   ( 372 days )

♦ 07-23-07 As 2nd place finisher in the 50th Diamond Quest, Matt Simon was given PathFinder as a prize.
♦ 01-07-08 Defended against Cassius Maximius.

(vacant)     2007-07-23 - 2007-07-23   ( 0 days )

Anjolie Quinn     2007-03-01 - 2007-07-23   ( 144 days )

♦ 03-01-07 Anjolie defeated Dizzy Flores in two out of three duels to claim the Opal from Dizzy.
♦ 04-15-07 Defended against Artemus Kurgen.
♦ 06-11-07 Defended against Jigglypuff.
♦ 07-23-07 Returned to the Outback after Anjolie's reported death.

Dizzy Flores     2006-12-22 - 2007-03-01   ( 69 days )

♦ 12-22-06 Not satisfied with their last meeting, Dizzy challenged Harris again, and this time beat him in two straight duels, 5-4 in 9 and 5-4 in 10 to claim PathFinder.

Harris D'Artainian     2006-05-23 - 2006-12-22   ( 213 days )

♦ 05-23-06 Harris defeated Anubis in back to back sudden-death duels to claim the Opal from Anubis.
♦ 07-05-06 Defended against Dizzy Flores.

Anubis Karos     2006-05-07 - 2006-05-23   ( 16 days )

♦ 05-07-06 Anubis wins PathFinder by defeating Kheldar. No official results posted, so details unknown.
♦ 05-10-06 Defended against Farek.

Kheldar Drasinia     2005-05-14 - 2006-05-07   ( 358 days )

♦ 05-14-05 Kheldar Drasinia comes on top of first-ever SlugFest tourney to claim PathFinder.
♦ 01-10-06 Defended against Dizzy Flores.

(vacant)     2005-01-23 - 2005-05-14   ( 111 days )

Cassius Maximius     2004-08-19 - 2005-01-23   ( 157 days )

♦ 08-19-04 Cas wins PathFinder by defeating Layne in two straight duels.
♦ 10-28-04 Defended against Mur Ollavan.
♦ 01-23-05 Given up when he won the Diamond.

Layne Jenkins     2004-06-14 - 2004-08-19   ( 66 days )

♦ 06-14-04 In an unscheduled challenge, Layne took on Ria, and defeated her 2 duels to 1, to take control of PathFinder.

Alexandria Wells-Graziano     2004-04-17 - 2004-06-14   ( 58 days )

♦ 04-17-04 The XXXVII Diamond Quest occurs. Kheldar defeats Ria 5-0 in 5 in the title match to earn the Diamond. Ria and Harris are left to fight for PathFinder. Harris refuses to duel Ria on the grounds of her use of a hologram to fight. Ria takes PathFinder as her prize for second place.

(vacant)     2004-03-20 - 2004-04-17   ( 28 days )

Cassius Maximius     2004-02-08 - 2004-03-20   ( 41 days )

♦ 02-08-04 A special Tag Team Tournament is held as an Opal tournament. The winning team of two received the vacant Opals - PathFinder and MoonBeryl. The unlikely team of Tareth Thorn and Cassius Maximius win the tournament with a 4-0 record. Cassius claims PathFinder.
♦ 03-20-04 Cass forced to give up the title when he drops below the minimum rank requirements to hold.

(vacant)     2004-01-20 - 2004-02-08   ( 19 days )

Mur Ollavan     2003-12-15 - 2004-01-20   ( 36 days )

♦ 12-15-03 Mur Olivan challenges Angelina for PathFinder and wins in two duels.
♦ 01-20-04 He would retire the opal without explaination 35 days later.

Angelina Darkling     2003-11-24 - 2003-12-15   ( 21 days )

♦ 11-24-03 Angelina Darkling wins Mega Brawl IV with four ejections, taking possession of Pathfinder.

(vacant)     2003-10-19 - 2003-11-24   ( 36 days )

Tareth Thorn     2002-12-01 - 2003-10-19   ( 322 days )

♦ 12-01-02 Sucessfully challenged Dustin a second time to claim PathFinder, becoming the first duelist in Outback history to have held all five opals. list
♦ 02-24-03 Defended against Anubis Karos in two.
♦ 07-17-03 Defended against Grayson MacLeod in three.
♦ 10-19-03 Tareth would finally ascend to the title of Diamond and leave the green opal to tournament.

Dustin Manjahcapery     2001-12-13 - 2002-12-01   ( 353 days )

♦ 12-13-01 Sucessfully challenged Cory to claim PathFinder.
♦ 02-23-02 Defended against Jaycy Ashleana.
♦ 07-13-02 Defended against Xerzes Maureen.
♦ 07-13-02 Defended against Anubis Karos.
♦ 09-15-02 Defended against Tareth Thorn

Cory Havoick     2001-10-29 - 2001-12-13   ( 45 days )

♦ 10-29-01 Sucessfully challenged Anubis.

Anubis Karos     2000-09-27 - 2001-10-29   ( 397 days )

♦ 09-27-00 Sucessfully challenged Kheldar.
♦ 08-04-00 Defended against Xerzes Maureen.
♦ 05-22-01 Defended again against Xerzes Maureen.
♦ 07-25-01 Defended against Magnus Highborn.

Kheldar Drasinia     2000-01-16 - 2000-09-27   ( 255 days )

♦ 01-16-00 Sucessfully challenged Kelli for PathFinder.
♦ 05-15-00 Defended against Xerzes Maureen.

Kelli Elan     1999-06-12 - 2000-01-16   ( 218 days )

♦ 06-12-99 Won an opal quest to gain Pathfinder.

(vacant)     1999-03-01 - 1999-06-12   ( 103 days )

Falablah Dalegate     1998-11-14 - 1999-03-01   ( 107 days )

♦ 11-14-98 Walker retired, leaving the opal vacant, rather than defend against Fala. An Opal Quest was held and Fala won it there instead. to gain Pathfinder once more.
♦ 03-01-99 The precise date is unknown, nor is the action officially recorded, but Fala facing a decline in his own ability to be around the Outback handed over PathFinder to the officials during Diamond Quest XVII. (source: see Fala's story.)

(vacant)     1998-10-16 - 1998-11-14   ( 29 days )

Walker     1998-09-26 - 1998-10-16   ( 20 days )

♦ 10-03-98 Went undefeated in an opal quest to gain control of PathFinder.
♦ 10-16-98 Rather than face Falablah, Walker gives up the opal and retires

(vacant)     1998-08-21 - 1998-09-26   ( 36 days )

Harris D'Artainian     1998-05-23 - 1998-08-21   ( 90 days )

♦ 05-23-98 Sucessfully challenged Fala for PathFinder.
♦ 08-21-98 Actual date unknow. Marzan issued challenge to reclaim the green rock on 07-21-98 and the opal next appears in an Opal quest two months later. The only hint comes from a note written by Walker, the eventual winner, indicating Harris failed to appear for the challenge.

Falablah Dalegate     1998-04-04 - 1998-05-23   ( 49 days )

♦ 04-04-98 His challenge unanswered, Fala gained control of PathFinder by default, though he later defended his right to hold it.
♦ 04-17-98 Defended against Ralez Rastlin.

Marzan DeBurgo     1997-10-11 - 1998-04-04   ( 175 days )

♦ 10-11-97 Placing third in DQ XI, Marzan chose the green opal, PathFinder as his prize.
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