Rings of Honor

Rings of Honor
The Black Opal

Minor Power - Create Darkness: The holder of this Opal can create a globe of darkness about the size of a basketball, or use several smaller forms of darkness that would add up to roughly that amount. For example: The Opal can use ShadoWeaver's minor power to blind an opponent for a limited time (roughly a minute to 30 seconds; the larger the amount used the less time you have). It can also be used to hide various items from view.

Major Power - Confuse: Allows the dueler the ability to create several "Shadow" forms of themselves that can potentially confuse and misdirect their opponent. The use of this power is incredibly draining and should be used with caution as it requires a great deal of the Opal's concentration to not only perfect and land the move that will score, but to control the various shadow forms that are seeking to confuse the opponent as well.

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.

Duelist Date Acquired Notes
Ian Munro 10-11-97 10-11-97

Placing first in DQ XI, Ian chose the black opal, ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Matthew Simon.

Robert Braxxx 01-22-98 01-22-98

Sucessfully challenged Ian for ShadoWeaver.

Kel Killer 02-23-98 02-23-98

Sucessfully challenged Robert for ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Malefestra.

Matthew Algiers Simon 08-22-98 08-22-98

His challenge unanswered, Matthew gained control of ShadoWeaver by default, though he later defended his right to hold it.


Defended against Roland Sal Roa.


Defended against Jaycynda Ashleana.


Defended again against Jaycynda Ashleana.

Jaycynda Ashleana 03-29-00 03-29-00

After three back-to-back challenges, Jaycy finally wore Matt down enough to take the opal from him.

Tareth Thorn 06-19-00 06-19-00

Sucessfully challenged Jaycy for ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Face Loran.


Defended against Matthew Simon.

Matthew Algiers Simon 05-05-01 05-05-01

At the end of DQ XXV, Tareth retired his claim on ShadoWeaver to take a leave from the Outback. With so many opals long vacant, the Outback staff decided that the three highest finishers of the Diamond Quest should recieve rights to the vacant opal titles. Matthew, taking fourth behind Dustin, Tareth and Daelin, claimed ShadoWeaver.

Shawn Andres 06-11-01 06-11-01

Sucessfully challenged Matt for ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Jaycynda Ashleana.


Defended against Tim Enralyte.

Tim Enralyte 11-11-01 11-11-01

Came back and sucessfully challenged Shawn for ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Shawn Andres.


Defended against Xerzes Maureen.

Anubis Karos 02-19-02 02-19-02

Sucessfully challenged Tim for ShadoWeaver.

Jigglypuff 04-07-02 04-07-02

The pink puffball sucessfully challenged Anubis for ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Tim Enralyte.


Defended against Stick.

Angelina Darkling 01-03-03 01-03-03

Sucessfully challenged the pink puffball, winning in three duels.

Ticallion Carter 01-23-03 01-23-03

Sucessfully challenged Angel, winning in three duels.

Harris D'Artainian 03-31-03 03-31-03

Fearing for his significant other's safety, Harris challenged Ticallion in her stead. Harris would then progress to the title of Diamond, leaving the opal up for tournament.

Alexandria Graziano 08-02-03 08-02-03

Ria placed first in a double-elimination tournament of two contestants to take home ShadoWeaver once again.

Matthew Algiers Simon 11-18-03 11-18-03

The Boss takes it to Ria, winning 2 of 3 to lay his third claim to the title.


Defended against Chris Graziano in two.

Max Blue 06-14-04 06-14-04

Max defeats Matt in 2 straight duels to claim ShadoWeaver.

PJ Ramirez 07-16-04 07-16-04

PJ took on Max and beat him down in 2 straight duels to win ShadoWeaver.

Dizzy Flores 08-18-04 08-18-04

Dizzy took ShadoWeaver away from PJ by defeating her 2 duels to 1.


Defended against Max Blue.

Mur Ollavan 05-09-05 05-09-05

Mur won ShadoWeaver by beating Dizzy in 2 straight duels.


Defended against Cassius Maximius.


Defended against Max Blue.


Defended against Rakeesh Sah Tarna.


Defended against Jaycy Ashleana.


Defended against Grayson MacLeod.


Defended against Rakeesh Sah Tarna.


Defended against Anubis Karos.

Rakeesh Sah Tarna 02-06-06 02-06-06

Rakeesh won ShadoWeaver (on his third attempt), by defeating Mur 2 duels to 1.


Defended against Cassius Maximius.


Defended against Cassius Maximius.


Defended against Matt Simon.


Defended against Jaycy Ashleana.

Cassius Maximius 02-19-07 02-19-07

Cas won ShadoWeaver by beating Rakeesh in two out of three duels. The first duel went to Rakeesh, 5-2 in 6 rounds. The second and third duels to Cas, 5-1 in 10 and 5-1 in 8.

Jaycy Ashleana 03-22-07 03-22-07

Jaycy defeated Cassius in two straight duels to become the new holder of ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Cory Havoick.

Vanion Shadowcast 06-20-07 06-20-07

Vanion won ShadoWeaver by beating Jaycy in two out of three duels. The first duel went to Vanion, 5-3 in 11 rounds. The second went to Jaycy who won 5-1 in 9. And the third duel went to Vanion, 5-1 in 7.


For failing to efficiently defend his claim to ShadoWeaver, Vanion was stripped of his title.

Koyliak VanDuran-Simon 01-20-08 01-20-08

Though this Opal was put up as the second place prize for the 52nd Diamond Quest, it was awarded instead to third place finisher Koyliak VanDuran-Simon on the grounds that the official second place finisher already possessed an Opal of his own.


Defended against G'nort Dragoon-Talanador.


Defended against Tasslehofl Momus.


Defended against Sarah Matthews.

Pslyder 02-18-11 02-18-11

Pslyder defeated Koyliak VanDuran-Simon, ending her over 1100-day grip on the infamous black opal.

Dizzy Flores 04-09-11 04-09-11

Dizzy gave challenge and defeated Pslyder, winning two duels of three, for the black opal.


Defended against Kalamere.


Defended against Candy Hart. Dizzy won the first duel, got shut-out by Candy in the second, and pulled out a strong 5-1 win in the 3rd.


Defended against Ellisa Morgan. Dizzy and Ellisa fought a long first duel, finally settled in Dizzy's favor with a score of 7-6 in 15 rounds, followed by a more solid 5-3 win leaving Dizzy still in control of the opal.

Tasslehofl Momus 03-13-12 03-13-12

After alleging that the opal was talking to him again, Tass challenged and defeated Dizzy Flores, besting her two duels out of three, and ending her reign on the black opal.


Defended against Myria Graziano by winning 2 duels out of 3 (3-5, 5-3, 5-3).


Defended against Xanth Bokkelen by winning 2 duels out of 3 (2-5, 5-3, 5-4).


Defended against Seirichi by winning 2 duels out of 3 (3-5, 5-3, 5-4).


Tass retired, leaving the challenge from Myria Graziano incomplete.

Jake Thrash 12-09-12 12-09-12

After Tass retired, the Opal was put up as a prize in a Slugfest tourney. Two duelists showed up for the event, and Jake defeated Seirichi in two straight duels (of a best of three) to claim the prize. This marks the 3rd Opal Jake has won via Slugfest tourney.

Seirichi 01-09-13 01-09-12

Seirichi challenged and defeated Jake Thrash, in two straight duels (payback for her loss in the SlugFest event where Jake won it), to claim the Opal from her Beat Down teammate.

Vincent Smith 05-22-13 05-22-13

Vinny challenged and defeated Seirichi in two straight duels (5-2 and 5-3) to claim the Opal.


Defended against Candy Hart, as part of Hydra 2.0 tournament, by winning 2 straight duels (5-2 in 8 and 5-3 in 10).


Defended against Myria Graziano by winning two out of three duels (2-5, 5-1, 5-3).

Melanie Rostol 09-27-13 09-27-13

Melanie challenged and defeated Vincent Smith (5-2, 3-5, 5-4) to claim the Opal from Vinny.

Kalamere Ar'Din 10-14-13 10-14-13

Kalamere challenged and defeated Melanie in a best of three to claim his first opal (5-2, 4-5, 5-2).

Anubis Karos 11-18-13 11-18-13

Anubis challenged and defeated Kalamere in two straight bouts (6-5, 5-4) to claim the opal.

Bane 12-04-13 12-04-13

Bane challenged Anubis barely before Anubis could blow the dust off his victory against Kalamere. Settled in two straight bouts (5-4 in 11 and 5-1 in 6), Bane became the new holder of ShadoWeaver.

Claire Farron 01-30-14 01-30-14

The rapid-fire challenges continue! Five months, five new holders! Claire challenged and took ShadoWeaver away from Bane after 3 very closely foughts duels. (5-3, 3-5, 5-4).

Melanie Rostol 02-09-14 02-09-14

Continuing a tradition of rapid turn-over, Melanie challenged and defeated Claire to claim the Black Opal in 3 close fought matches (4-5, 5-4, 5-4).


Defended against Terry King by winning 2 out of 3 (4-5, 5-4, and 5-3 all in 10 rounds ea.).


Defended against Matt Simon by winning 2 straight duels (5-3 in 12, 5-3 in 8).


Defended against Clarice Queen by winning 2 straight duels (5-4 in 9, 5-4 in 13).

Nayun 04-16-14 04-16-14

Melanie's grace-waiving comes to an end, as Nayun defeats her in 2 straight duels, including a shut-out, (5-0 in 7, 5-3 in 10) to claim ShadoWeaver.


Defended against Gren Blockman by winning 2 straight duels (5-3 in 9, 5-1 in 5).


Defended against Matt Simon by winning 2 straight duels (6-5 in 14, 5-4 in 11).

Queen 07-18-14 07-18-14

The dueler recently called Clarice Queen (and now going by Hope) challenged Nayun for the black opal and successfully defeated her in a best of three (3-5 in 9, 5-4 in 10, and 5-3 in 9) to claim ShadoWeaver as her own.


Retired the Opal without explanation.

Melanie Rostol 09-14-14 09-14-14

A speacial Blackout Tournament was held to award the black rock. Seven fighters entered and Mel came out on top.

Andrea "Apple" Anderson 02-25-15 02-25-15

Apple took the opal from Mel in two bouts, 5-2 and 5-3.


Apple held the back rock for just under two months before winning DQ LXXXI and leaving the opal behind.

Eva Luna 05-03-15 05-03-15

In celebration of Beltane The Great Stag Tournament was held. A 12 person mega-brawl that saw Eva Luna finish first.

Koyliak VanDuran-Simon 05-27-15 05-27-15

Koyliak challenged the first time opal holder and claimed the victory in two quick bouts. 5-3 and 5-2.


Addie Alcar makes her first opal challenge attempt and goes 3 bouts with Koy, but the Outback fashionista came out on top. 1-5, 5-0, 5-4.


Addie wanted another shot, which went somewhat less well for her than the first. Koy racks up a second bout shutout in this series and ended it 5-0, 5-4.

Kenny "KC" Chae 10-21-16 10-21-16

KC picks up the black rock for the Chae Dynasty, defeating Koy in 2 straight. 5-3 in 10 and 5-4 in12


Last Updated: 10 Oct. 2015 by Kalamere