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If you're on the hunt for an affordable #Android Wear smartwatch, the original ASUS ZenWatch is now on sale for $149.99, a full $50 off of its normal asking price.
Earlier this month, ASUS introduced the ZenWatch 2, its newest Android Wear smartwatch with two different size options. The ZenWatch 2 isn’t actually launching until Q3 2015, though. If you don’t feel like waiting that long for a new Android Wear smartwatch, you can now get a deal on the original ZenWatch.
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After the Pune cell was announced as connected cell for #persepolis anomaly on June 20th there was need to block any green control fields from North of Mumbai and Gujarat.

Agent chorsale +hemal patel​​
Agent joelzzcool +Joel dzousa and
Agent SupremeKai +Nikhil Samre​​ did a brilliant work by linking portals in Virar and Vajreshwari (North of Mumbai) to Kota, Rajasthan thereby blocking anything from Gujarat.

#Ingress #Resistance #ResistanceMumbai

+Ingress​​ +Brandon Badger​​ +Joe Philley​​ +Anne Beuttenmüller​​ 
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I am Just happy to be India's #Second  L16 Player after +Vidyasagarreddy V  .   
Has been waiting for a #platinum badge and had planned for platinum Control field + Resos Deployed, Just with new #TrekkerBadge   #ingresstwoyears  badges it made easy, Just 20 Lakhs for L16 and here i am done with it :)...
The game turned good with exploring new places and making new friends all over #India  
Thanks to every #Resistance  and   #Enlightened  players.
Thanks to +Ingress Resistance India  and +Ingress Resistance Bangalore (Unofficial) 
Thanks to +Madan A  who gave me invitation to play this game :).
Chalo lets wait for new releases in the game now ... :) 

+Ingress  +NIA Ops +Niantic Project  +Brandon Badger +Anne Beuttenmüller +Pooja Srinivas +Joe Philley +Matilde Tusberti +Brian Rose 
#India   #Ingress   #IngressL16   #ingresstwoyears  
  #IngressIndia   #IndiaResistance   #Resistance  
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Well done Avon :D
Hope to see you reach 32, 64, 128....

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Portals Names are in screen shots attached.
All the portals submitted are remote portals.
Request +NIA Ops kindly check these portals . they all got rejected.

Many more in the list which got rejected.. Daily all of my portals submitted are getting rejected.

Some are actually #Portalgem . ashoka piller, kittur rani chenamma , ambedkar statue. #Portalappeals

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As promised, lesson's 1-3 of #SmurflingLessons   Check back tomorrow for 4 & 5
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Operation   #BleedBlue  

To be able to resist, is to be free. To lose the ability to resist is the same as living in oppression, as if in a datura induced dream. The ability to resist defines Our freedom, Our independence. 67 years ago our ancestors resisted alien control of our beloved nation. We became free and independent. Our forefathers fought for our humanity. Thanks to their Resistance.To celebrate this day, India's Independence Day, we continue their legacy of Resistance by covering the country in control fields to remind our fellow Indians of our history fraught with struggle for freedom and to help each and everyone of us to resist control of destiny by aliens in whichever shape they may transpire.

The OP was conceived by an L5 agent @pr1nc3 +Siva Sagar Udatha. Like any new agent, he dreamt of covering the country in resistance fields. Unaware of all the challenges faced in executing an OP of this scale, he started to initiate contact with other agents across the country. The more experienced agents of RES India realized the zeal this young agent had and attempted to fulfill his dream. This Op is a tribute to our free nation and the decision to execute it on Independence Day was taken. The aim was to cover as much of the country as possible at the same time.

A team was formed and the OP was named #BleedBlue. Agents from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives were ready in no time for execution.

Keys were exchanged over the following months. Plans were created, modified and finalized only to be modified and redone again.

The East

The day was fast approaching. The Seated Tigers in Visakhapatnam was made ready to be able to link across the country. The day before the OP saw the arrival of two ENL L8 players in Visakhapatnam. The Seated Tigers was destroyed by agent @Zaangetsu a day before the OP. This left the Visakhapatnam team with the challenge of recreating the portal with enough range to link to The Somnath Temple in Veraval, a good 1400 km away, without raising suspicion. The portal was deployed and jarvised and left overnight with the intention to flip it back and upgrade it just before the OP. The night was tense.

The OP started with @sasispartan and @hemuspartan setting out to clear the blocking links in the north of Visakhapatnam. The Portals that were required to make layers possible were upgraded and prepared for linking. Agents @sasispartan, @hemuspartan, @redyellowgreen and @AllIsMind arrived at The Seated Tigers and waited. As soon as the command to proceed was received The Seated Tigers was Ada'd, upgraded and linked to The Somnath Temple, Veraval setting up the base for the fields.@sasispartan and @hemuspartan departed to the north and @AllIsMind and @redyellowgreen to the west to make the inner layers. The first set of layers went up quickly between Vizag-Delhi-Veraval and Vizag-Delhi-Kolkata were topped off from The Seated Tigers.@AllIsMind and @redyellowgreen waited at The Seated Tigers for enemy agents to show up while the South Team set out to execute the remainder of the plan. Enlightened Agent @jsriz arrived to find our agents ready to defend the target. Handshakes done, the battle began (the battle on the ground continued as we took pictures to remember the event). Unable to take the portal down with ultrastrikes and XMPs @jsriz finally resorted to the use of a Jarvis Virus by which time, the planned OP had already been successfully completed.

MU Captured from Vizag: 288 Million

@sasispartan +Sasidhat T
@hemuspartan +hemanth taninki 
@redyellowgreen +mehta ankush 
@AllIsMind +Ashish Rawat

Basar and Hyderabad:
A link between Basar and Naldurg, West of Hyderabad stood as a cross for Alibaug to link to Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundary. The cross link blocked the entire southern half of the OP. We turned to our saviour @bheeshma(the agent who had famously made two 400+ km trips solo on his bike from Warangal during #Interitus ). With so much at stake, he came to our rescue yet again, agreeing to take up the 520+ km journey from Warangal to Basar and back. As the links passed close to Hyderabad, a team of agents was on standby in Hyderabad to take out any last minute cross links. Agents @kotaraj, @scremino, @kashyap09 waited patiently, unaware of all the action that was going on, for their part to come. Fortunately no cross links were made from Hyderabad and our links were up at the first opportunity.

@bheeshma +ChandraShekar tumma
@kotaraj +Nikilesh Kota
@scremino +sumanth putta
@kashyap09 +Kashyap Kompella


Agent @godassasin had prepared Rajahmundary for the incoming links from Alibaug and the outgoing link to Vizag.@godassassin was blanketed over by Sri Lankan Agents before he could complete the field to Vizag. The field was then completed from Vizag. Many thanks to @godassassin for keeping Rajahmundary ready for this OP.

@godassassin +sudheer akkala

On his first ever Ingress trip, agent @horowitzski of Kolkata recently visited Vizag, 900kms away to make a crucial transfer-meet happen for this Operation. ADAs n Jarvis viruses provided to him by @AllIsMind helped upgrade the Kolkata anchor portal for the required range. Young agents @DrAkOwVsKii and @Morzaski were happy to help flip the portal for the L8 agents to upgrade.

On D-day agents @horowitzski and @barcalow were on field from noon, clearing all the cross-links across Kolkata. Starting from the South, i.e. Sonarpur, to the portals in the South West and then in the East where ENL had links to Kharagpur, out of the city, they were wiping clean the pathway for #BleedBlue links.
The Enl were also making fresh blocking links within the city that needed to be taken down. They headed straight to the anchor portal after clearing the entire link path. However, this was not the end of the hurdles. Agents on field had to face heavy rains leading up to the OP. Unfazed, they reached their destination portal and executed their part flawlessly.

MU captured from Kolkata: 133 Million

@barcalow +soheb jamil
@horowitzski +Huzaifah Akhter
@DrAkOwVsKii+Mohammed Mehmood
@Morzaski+Muzzammil Muhammed

West: Mumbai (Alibaug) and Pune

The Base link from Alibaug to Vizag for the Southern fields was to pass through the most active Ingress area in Pune. Agents were requested to keep the area link free for a week. They happily obliged and it was a pleasant surprise for Intel operators to see no Jarvis Viruses were required to clear such an active area. However, the new crop of ENL agents there, took full advantage of Res inactivity and put up a mess for our agents to clear.
Special mention for agents @namank008, @ScorpioVenom, @Goldi3, @LorenzM, @MonsterSnail who took up the challenge on a short notice. They took out every single blocking link at the right time under the Intel Operators’ precise guidance, leaving just enough clear space for the Alibaug team to throw links through Pune, to Vizag and Rajahmundary.

@namank008 +naman kanwar
@ScorpioVenom +Amit Nama
@Goldi3 +Kunal Sonawala
@LorenzM +Harshveer SAINI
@MonsterSnail +Snehal Ghone

Alibaug, Mumbai:
Mumbai had an important role to play as all the major fields were to be anchored at Alibaug. The drive to the anchor portals was 3-5 hours long, one way. Expecting rainfall and bad roads, agents were required to start at least 2-3 hours ahead. The entire OP was dependant on Team Alibaug reaching well in time for other cities’ convenience. Agents started their journey early morning.

Agents @ShankyNirvanaa @SupremeKai&@SlimSano started at 0800 IST to meet at a local portal The Fountain, Mumbai ENL’s favourite portal. Without feeding much into the opposition’s suspicions, agents met with @MJuana and were headed for their next meeting point in Navi Mumbai. Agents @Jwala @Kalva @DartStrike @MH43 @mrsMH43 at Belapur were ready to join them and begin their journey to Alibaug. Maintaining silence on the COMM, they drove through rocky and kaccha roads, facing heavy traffic, taking pit stops to have a sip of Mumbai’s famous stress-breaking-essential Cutting Chai (street side Tea). As expected, the agents were delayed on their journey by about 2 hrs but with their early start, they were able to reach an hour before other teams across the country were ready.

Keys were exchanged with fellow agents such that everyone gets to make a field. To avoid any new crosslinks to come up from Mumbai Enl during the Op, agents patiently waited for the final confirmation from Intel Operators that the last cross link was down and Vizag-Veraval base link was established. On receiving the Go Ahead they quickly launched their scanners to make their presence felt, capturing and upgrading portals swiftly to make layers on the base link. The first field went up, covering one of the most active Ingress City in India, Mumbai. Soon, the Faction COMM was flooded with queries over the field and its remarkability.

Meanwhile, agent @SupremeKai was standing on the last anchor portal of Alibaug making it alive for agent @batzee from Sri Lanka who was waiting to thread a needle through South India.

The Alibaug Team successfully completed their 9 layers of fields worth 310 Million MUs covering their beloved home Mumbai. It was a scene to watch for the local crowd when the Alibaug team erupted with joy, celebrating their fields!

City coordinator for the OP, agent @DartStrike was waiting on further instructions to complete their last field with Maldives. On receiving the Go Ahead from Sri Lanka and Maldives, the Alibaug team put up the final field worth 67 Million MUs.


Field Agents
@MJuana +Meghna Kunnath
@mrsMH43 +Jyoti Jadhav
@DartStrike +Ashish Shelke
@MH43 +Rahul Jadhav
@ShankyNirvanaa +Shashank Jain
@SupremeKai +Nikhil Samre
@SlimSano +Sanoj Menon 
@Jwala +Raj kumar meena 
@Kalva +piyush bhanushali
@Qdalz +Amberdeep Singh (Intel)

*Integral Key Transfers:
Special mention for agents’ prompt help in arranging key transfers between India and SriLanka for the success of BleedBlue.*
@finagler+Carlton Jacob
@InsaneSmurf +Siddharth Bandhu 
@ov3rcast +Ali Ghasia 
@SaintBilleJoe +Varun Kumar 
@ShankyNirvanaa +Shashank Jain 

MU Captured from Alibaug: 377 Million

North: Delhi and Nepal - “Houston, we have a Problem”

Daadha Echo Water Tank is one of the most well known portal ever since it came into existence near Greater Noida, the city famous for India’s first and only F1 track. And yet again it was chosen to be the North India anchor. The biggest hindrance coming forth for using Daadha was a huge green field done with the nearest anchor in Neemrana 100 kms South West of New Delhi.
It was easy to chalk up a plan involving Daadha, but it was not going to be easy fulfilling it, on account of players’ unavailability due to prior commitments. On the eve of OP day, Delhi NCR and Daadha’s involvement seemed impossible and it was indeed jeopardising the whole Operation.

Neemrana - @LorenzM’s persuasion at its best, on the night of 14th Aug agent @runvijay rose to the occasion and volunteered to go to Neemrana. Inventory starved, he set out early in the morning for a farming session at Lodhi Gardens, filled up his coffers with XMPs, levelled up and got ready for a 2.5 hrs long and lonely bus ride to Neemrana in the humid North Indian weather supported just by a can of RedBull and some 50+ Smurfs on tenterhooks, across the Indian Subcontinent. While the onward journey to Neemrana was in a comfortable AC Volvo, which on the hindsight actually prepared our tiger for the long walk to the portals without anyone giving him a lift. On a previous occasion, agent @dpest had managed a hitch hike a bike ride to the portal Ancient Step Well. And thus Neemrana was reclaimed.

Sohna - The number you are calling is currently switched off is what we heard when a call was made to check on @TheGautamGupta. All hopes had sunk and the trip to Neemrana was almost going to go waste…. and suddenly @TheGautamGupta popped up on the HO. With his juice starved phone plugged into his laptop, charging in flight mode and his mom’s phone for communication, he set out to KR Mangalam University Portal near Sohna, Haryana. A joyful message was sent to the Command Center Daadha is back in Business. It sure did bring the Cibaca Smile to a lot of faces!

Daadha - At the Daadha Anchor @CaptSaxena @OhmResistance had some deja vu moments of the U8 OP which shook the entire Ingress Community around the World and numerous other OPs done alongside scanner to scanner. Eagerly awaiting the blocks to go down and despite threatening calls from home (somehow wives always behave like the Enlightened) both the agents ensured completion of the OP without a hitch.

Nepal - Across the border in the Himalayan Country of Nepal, @samit22 braving the heavy rainfall waited eagerly under an umbrella for his turn to throw links to Daadha, Kolkata, Gaya & Nainital. Following Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi’s footsteps we have further strengthened our links between India and Nepal. Thank You so much @samit22 for your support in this OP.

Lastly Execution is the Key to any Operation or rather Keys are key to execution of any Operation. @MrBojanglesKY, a colleague of @CaptSaxena, from Kentucky was visiting Delhi followed by a visit to Nepal. He very gladly transported keys for this OP. Thank you Corey!


@MrBojanglesKY- +Corey Johnson 
@samit22- +Samit Ghimire
@runvijay- +Jaisurya Jai
@TheGautamGupta- +Gautam Gupta
@OhmResistance- +Bipul Keshri
@CaptSaxena- +Rohit Saxena
Numerous other NCR Smurfs for their unending support

MU Captured from Delhi & Nepal - 422.62 Million

South: All of South India with Sri Lanka and Maldives

South India: Threading a Needle

As part of Operation #BleedBlue , RES Bangalore, Tamil Nadu and Kerala were asked to execute a massive cleanup operation to allow the creation of a 1400km-long link from *Markas Puttalam in Puttalam, Sri Lanka to Alibag Beach Entrance in Alibaug, Maharashtra*. South India is by far the most active region on the map. It was always going to be difficult, but it was a challenge we felt we were up to.

The operation was to occur over 3 geographical regions:The Southern States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala; areas around Bangalore city; and North Karnataka.

Leading up to #BleedBlue :

The South was already locked in a series of controlled blocks that isolated the ENL stronghold of Coimbatore. We made full use of this. Links were to be taken down from 4 locations: Erode, Chennai, Tanjavur/Trivandrum and Trichy. The links erupting from Erode and Thanjavur/Trivandrum were friendly. There existed five enemy links from Trichy to Madurai.

Green links Kolar-Panaji, Magadi-udupi, Magadi-Mysore were to be taken down around Bangalore city. There was a friendly link from Mandya the previous day. Luckily, the portal was taken down by some hapless Enl agent.

Further North, friendly crosses were set up from Dharwad on 13th August by Bangalore agent @Drag0nwarri0r, who left for Koppal the next day. Bangalore agent @pBrane replaced him to jarvis the crosses.

Chennai agent @pulsecoder007 set up an extra block from Vandalur to Gundlupet on the morning of the 15th and was on standby to Jarvis it on requirement.

Agents took position at 1830hrs on the 15th: @gow25 in Erode, @KarVe in Thanjavur, @anishsheela in Trivandrum, @pulsecoder007 in Chennai. From Bangalore, agents @SlickThief, @SanpoKenjuu and @gyromitrin drove down to kolar to make an l7 farm in the toad stronghold; while @SM0KESCREEN made the journey to Magadi to clear the only other cross links around the city. @pBrane was on standby to jarvis our blocker at Dharwad. Enemy links from Trichy to Madurai were taken down by @KarVe on the 14th and the remaining by @KidAlpha earlier in the day on the 15th.

Everything was set till the last minute, when some ENL linked to Mandya from his home portal, threatening to foil our plans. Agent @APIND, who was on standby, rushed to the portal, took down the link and guarded it to prevent further crosslinks. Agent @SunStr3aker joined @APIND at the portal soon after as @APIND’s battery was low. The Northern fields were up by this point. Intel broke. A further delay of a few minutes was caused due to this, as old links were still showing. On verifying that the links in fact did not exist, the signal was given- all crosses went down smoothly, the Sri Lankan team linked and we were covered. The needle was threaded.

@anishsheela +Anish Sheela
@KarVe +Karthik Velayuthan
@KidAlpha +Joel Sherwin
@gow25 +gow tham
@pulsecoder007 +Kishore Kumar
@SM0KESCREEN +Sachin Rampure
@SlickThief +Allan Moses
@gyromitrin +Pawan Kumar 
@Sanpokenjuu +Ajay Balakrishnan
@pBrane +Samuel Rajkumar
@APIND +achyuth kalyan 
@SunStr3aker +Dinesh MN
@Drag0nwarri0r +Avinash Desai
@D1nk4n +Anivar Aravind
@stalactite +Rahul Ashok

Sri Lanka

The plan was for Sri Lanka to select a portal and link it to portals in Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and Alibaug. The selected portal was also to be linked to the Maldives to help the Maldives link to Alibag to cover the West coast of India.

The Sri Lankan leg of #BleedBlue was critical as India were depending on #ResistanceLK to cover the bottom half of the country. Markas Puttalam ( was selected as the portal from Sri Lanka. The plan involved linking Markas Puttalam to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and Alibaug. It was also to be linked to the Maldives to help the Maldives link to Alibaug to cover the West coast of India.

A few days prior to the 15th of August #ResistanceLK realized that a few links of our own from Valvettithurai (in the North of the island, close to Point Pedro) to Kilinochchi was blocking our links to Kolkata and Visakhapatnam. Agent @Deenster took up the task to travel to the Jaffna Peninsula to take them down! On the 14th morning he headed to Jaffna, and after approximately 12 hours of traveling the three blocking links were Jarvised and taken down. The path was now clear!

While he was returning to Colombo on the 15th morning agents @thinir, @batzee, @dumira, @CrazySuda, @MagaMaruwa, and @kevin9 gathered in Colombo around noon to head to Puttalam. They reached well within the expected time and sat down and relaxed until Resistance India confirmed the clearing of blockers for us.

The blockers were cleared and the northern part of India was covered in blue. It was finally Resistance LK’s turn to show up. Markas Puttalam was linked to Visakhapatnam and Alibag which saw almost the whole of India covered in Blue. Just for kicks the agents decided to link Mansoon Villa ( also to Visakhapatnam and Alibaug and then Monsoon Villa to Markas Puttalam to create 3 more overlapping fields. All that remained was to link to Maldives from Monsoon Villa . Once the link was established, @ShankyNirvanaa linked from Alibaug to Male covering the entire southern half of India in blue. The agents in the field also decided to link to Addu along with the Maldives team to create another field which added the cherry on top!

Credits (on field):
@thinir +Thilanka Niroshana
@Kevin9 +Charles Aneslem
@dumira+Dumira Athukorala
@MagaMaruwa+Pasan Dias
@Batzee +Amalan Dhananjayan
@CrazySuda +Sudam Liyanage
@Deenster +Shahidheen Hamzy

Off field agents
@chamith +Chamith Nilanka Wijesinghe
@pasindu007 +Pasindu Kw
@navin83+Navin Gunaratne
@Yakaa +Yasiru Welandawe
@cc89+Chathura Chamikara

MU Captured from SriLanka: 260 Million


The role for the Resistance MV in this OP was to provide a pivot portal enabling coverage of the western coast of India with links originating from a portal south of Mumbai and from the western coast of Sri Lanka. The small island of Male’, the capital is home to more than 200 portals in just under 2 sqkm, which means a portal on average every 100m in whichever direction. Blocks and the ease of access for the enemy were the primary challenges.

On the eve of #Bleedblue , a flash mini OP took place covering the capital island with a control field between two of Male’s satellite islands Villingili and Hulhumale’, and Hakura island about 140km south of Male’. Agent’s @Phenol33, @Danielneo and @Senju went to Villigili island. Agents @triplockd, @estrul1an and Sri Lankan expatriate agent who came to Maldives specifically for the OP @Yajith were in Hulhumale’. Male’ island was completely covered.

The next day agent @Phenol33 went to Hulhumale’ island early in the morning to take part in a ground search operation for Resistance agent @moyameehaa, who had been reported missing IRL.@Phenol33 led the Hulhumale’ squad with the Sri Lankan expat agent @Yajith and coordinated the removal of blocking links north of Male’ island.
As the Indian and Sri Lankan agents got ready, the Male’ squad mobilized. With teams assigned to immunize portals, remove blocks, create control fields and gather to defend the primary pivot portal Boduga Monument.
The Male’ squad was led by the Fallen Commander General @psyph. @pysph took the lead with destroying blocks along with @AM1CO. Agent @0ptimus went on a lone rampage of sort as did @d1nd1n. Agent @VlET was on clearance duty in central Male’. Agents @triplockd and @estrul1an immunized the pivot portal Boduga Monument and met up with the Boduga defense team @GraveBone, @HEX4IRE, @Shubbaa. The Boduga defense team grew in number within minutes with agents @Danielneo @demhareesan @haesham @Senju. The clearance teams soon joined in. Little Sara, fondly called #ResistanceMV ‘s L1 resonator, appropriately sporting yellow attire and @wisam joined in the fun.
It being a weekend Boduga Monument area was a hive of activity with people celebrating India’s Independence Day. Little did they know that we were doing the same in support of our wonderful neighbors.

@Phenol33 +Phenol Adhly
@Yajith +Yajith Ajantha Dayarathna
@pysph +Saif Latheef
@AM1CO +Shafie Mohamed
@VlET +thakuru viet kong
@triplockd +toy razee
@estrul1an +najfa razee
@GraveBone +Ahmed Nazim
@HEX4IRE +Abdulla Shaheed
@Shubbaa +Shuaib Azeez Mohamed
@Haesham+Haisham Mohamed
@demhareesan+Ahmed Naseer
@Danielneo+daniel love
@Senju +Ahmaday Azeez
@0ptimus +Mohamed Siraj
@d1nd1n +Shafiu Ali
@wisam+Wisam Mohamed and L1 reso Sara

Total MU - 1.57 billion
Largest East-West span - Kolkata to Veraval: 1871km
Largest North-South span - Nepal to Meedhoo Island, Addu Atoll: 3407km

Total area covered: 2,869,908 km²
Total Perimeter 8,148 km

Congratulations and many thanks to all the agents for this wonderful Operation #BleedBlue !!

+Ingress +Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger
#ResistanceMV #ResistanceLK #ResistanceNepal #ResistanceIndia
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ResistanceLK go out all guns blazing to create first ever field art in Sri Lanka

The #ResistanceLK had decided to hold a Faction Meetup in September, as there have been scores of new agents joining the Resistance and a meet and greet seemed essential. When the ResistanceLK were considering ideas for an operation to celebrate the biggest faction meet in the country, +Shahidheen Hamzy (@Deenster) suggested a field art, which had never been successfully attempted in the country.

ALDPI is born

Quite quickly, he plotted an idea on the map and shared it with a selected group of active and higher level agents. After a few initial discussions, the field art had a name: it was to be called ‘A Little Diamond in the Pearl Island’ (ALDPI). The name was quite appropriate as Sri Lanka is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and the plan was to create a bunch of fields that together would be shaped like a diamond.

The plan called for #ALDPI to be created right in the middle of country’s largest city, Colombo. Colombo is also the most densely populated in terms of portals. This was not going to be an easy task and a massive team effort would be required.

While the plan was being refined, the ResistanceLK looked for available agents (of which there was no short supply) to take on the daunting task of implementing this top-secret operation. However, one key issue the faction faced was the lack of agents who had vehicles. So the hunt for suitable agents continued, with the Resistance reaching out to previously inactive agents to join the mission.

Discussions, discussions, discussions

Almost a week before the faction meet up, a few agents met at +Navin Gunaratne's (@navin83) home to discuss and finalize plans for the meetup and the ALDPI mission. As always, +Thilanka Niroshana (@thinir) was full of ideas and with his encouragement further changes were suggested to improve the design of the diamond. With +Pasan Dias (@MagaMaruwa) and  +Dinusha Wijesinghe (@dinmil) by his side,@Deenster went to work on implementing these suggestions. What resulted is the beautifully shaded diamond that you now see attached. A few doubts were expressed as to what the shading of the fields might look like in reality, so @MagaMaruwa made some sample fields on his way home to make sure the plan and design were feasible.

The ResistanceLK then worked on creating the different teams that would take on different roles in the operation. A responsible and experienced leader was appointed for each team. Teams started taking shape even while the ResistanceLK continued looking for agents to join the mission. The teams were eventually finalized and comprised a mix of experienced higher level agents together with fresh young guns and an agent who was pretty much considered crazy (though he considered himself sexy)!

No-fire zone

A week before the mission was to be carried out, the ResistanceLK declared Colombo a no-fire zone. In order to ensure all agents would abide by this, they introduced Weaponsmith 2014, thanks to an ingenious idea put forward by +Vidula Hasaranga (@vihalk), whereby the agents with the most firepower (weapons) on the day of the faction meet up would be rewarded.

Two days prior to D Day, a representative from each team met for a briefing of the final plan. The agents also collected a sizable arsenal of weapons for the operation, following a massive farming session at Rajagiriya, in the rain, under umbrellas.

The Teams

Linking Team #Ashberg
+Pasan Dias (@MagaMaruwa)
+Yasiru Welandawe (@Yakaa)

Linking Team #Black
+Dinusha Wijesinghe (@dinmil)
+Rumesh Wickramathilaka (@D3ucalion)
+Manura Rathnayake (@Gotaimbara)

Linking Team #Chloe
+Amalan Dhananjayan (@Batzee)
+tishan pubudu kanishka dahanayakage (@Tikz)

Linking Team #Dresden
+Kalindu Sachintha Wijesundara (@Inf3rn0z)
+Aruna Herath (@RoonyH)

Breaker Team #Edcora
+Yajith Ajantha Dayarathna (@Yajith)
+Janani Hansakinkini Thilakarathne (@hansakinkini)
+Safraaz Reza (@Kaiju7Jaeger)
+Lahiru Halkewela (@Corvieness)

Breaker Team #Florentine
+Pasindu Wanniarachchi (@Pasindu007)
+Supun De Silva (@ElectroZz)
+Fayas Ismail (@simfyz)
+Tharuka Sanuja (@TSMP)

Breaker Team #Graff
+Navin Gunaratne (@navin83)
+ŚăŁĩnda Malalgoda (@sexyatom)
+Thayaashangar Theivendran (@Tsangar)
+Abdur Rahman (@ARRP)

Breaker Team #Hope
+Chamith Nilanka Wijesinghe (@chamith)
+yohan madushanka (@yohanzee)
+Ruchira Seneverathna (@RUCHII)
+Amila Meegahawatta (@madtechmed)
+Theekshana Abayawickrama (@GordonPlax)

Command Centre
+Thilanka Niroshana (@thinir)
+Ravinga Wickramanayaka (@Cluzuu)
+Shahidheen Hamzy (@Deenster)

Details maketh the plan

Even though a no fire zone had been declared within Colombo, the ResistanceLK was prepared for all eventualities. Every minute detail was poured over, checked, re-checked and triple checked! Jarvises were collected, every link confirmed and every team member assigned a task. Just in case the Enlightened had any plans of playing spoilsport and endangering the mission,  ResistanceLK requested #ResistanceIndia to put up a blocker, which they were more than happy to do.

And so it begins…

It was decided that all agents would meet at agent @Deenster’s and +Salma Nazar (@ladycatniss) home, which would be the command centre for the operation. Agent @simfyz was previously instructed to capture the Anchor at Baudhaloka Mawatha portal ( as it was inaccessible after dark, and in doing so on the eve of D Day, he set in motion an operation that will be remembered by many for years to come. Late on Friday night, all agents flocked to the command centre. An image of the planned field art was projected onto a wide wall, weapons were exchanged and each team individually briefed. The excitement built.

It is time to wrap up the planning and start the action. Agent @Deenster takes up the task of briefing an excited and eager group of agents in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Every link that had to be made and every blocking link that needed to be taken down is explained. For the first time, all the agents involved realize the immensity of the task at hand, but everyone is motivated to accomplish it.

Agents @Inf3rn0z and @RoonyH are the only agents who don’t meet up at command centre, as they live very close to the base portal in Rajagiriya and it was impractical for them to travel all the way to command centre and back. They are briefed on their tasks over the phone and they await instructions on when to begin.

Shape up and ship out

Finally, it is time to set the plan in motion! Around 4am on the morning of Saturday, 27th September, all teams head out from HQ command centre with handshakes and a round of “good luck’s”, everyone nervous, yet excited at the same time. The agents break off into their respective teams, get into their vehicles and head to their pre-planned destination. Numerous sets of eyes are glued to the COMM, but no Enlightened agent is seen to be active yet. The breaker teams are the first wave of attack and the blockers go down like dominoes.


Although progress is being made, the intel team back at command centre notices Enlightened activity in the vicinity. Hoping the agent is heading home and will not spoil the group’s plans, the intel team decides to continue as originally planned. But we all know trouble is heading our way as soon as we see this agent on the field and he very quickly makes his way right to the middle of it. He takes down our portals and throws blocking links at a furious pace. Command centre is inundated with calls from agents on the field requesting advice on how to proceed. The intel team urges all agents to remain calm, but continues to track the enlightened agent’s path diligently with some worry.

The original plan was to commence linking portals only once all blockers had been taken out, and that idea paid dividends in the end. Even though this agent is trying hard to interfere with the team’s plans, none of his blockers are proving to be a hindrance and all the base portals he takes down are being recaptured quite efficiently by the agents on the field.

Link away!

The intel team decides to create a diversion by sending Breaker Team Graff away from the diamond area, in the hope the enlightened agent will follow, but this proves to be futile. In the meantime, Breaker Team Edcora informs command centre that all blockers have been taken down. After ensuring all the key portals were lit up, base station gives the command “EVERYONE LINK!!!!!” and everyone throws their planned links in a perfect sequence.

While Linking Team Ashberg heads to Independence Square from Jawatta Road to create their second set of links, the lonely Enlightened agent takes down Jawatta Road. Still, everyone remains calm. It was obvious that his next destination would be Independence Square, so the intel team back at command centre orders all agents to head to Independence Square while Linking Team Ashberg heads back to Jawatta Road to recreate their first set of links. While they head back Jawatta Road, the lonely spoilsport agent starts attacking Independence Square as expected, but all agents are now converging on Independence Square and are close by.

Confrontation in the rain

After completing their linking from Jawatta Road, Linking Team Ashberg now moves back to Independence Square while Breaker Team Florentine starts a three-on-one battle in the pouring rain against the Enlightened agent, whom they at first sight believed to be a security guard! Linking Team Black then makes its way to Lion’s Mouth ( on Horton Place, as they now have to link back to Independence Square. Breaker Team Florentine is soon joined by Breaker Team Edcora (there, however, still remains doubt as to who made it to battle ground first, Florentine or Edcora) and the Enlightened agent is clearly outnumbered.

The rain is now pelting down and Linking Team Ashberg finally arrives back at Independence Square and they too confuse the Enlightened agent for a security guard and believe that agent @Yajith is in fact the Enlightened agent. It may have been due to the rain, the darkness and possibly because both @Yajith and the enlightened agent are of the same build! Meanwhile Breaker Team Hope is missing in action later revealed to be due to a stalled car, which they had tried push starting all the way around Town Hall, without the key in the ignition. Yes, without the key in the ignition!

Shine bright like a diamond

Agent @MagaMaruwa of Linking Team Ashberg makes the rest of his team’s required links, but is frustratingly out of a key for the final link to UoC Post Office ( and agent @Corvieness steps in to create this link. Linking Team Black is by now positioned at Lions Mouth, and at 5.32am it was left to agent @dinmil to create the final link to complete mission ALDPI.

The defeated Enlightened agent heads off grudgingly, escorted by @Yakaa and @MagaMaruwa to ensure he does not interfere further. The intel team at command centre are the first to see the beautiful completed diamond and are on their feet in ecstasy as ALDPI finally appears on the projected screen. All the agents on the field are equally thrilled although thoroughly drenched in the rain. None of the agents will ever forget the experience or the feeling of relief and jubilance when they first saw ALDPI on their screens.

All the teams are now dispatched to different areas within ALDPI to take down other spots of slime and a pumped up Linking Team Black heads off to the inaccessible BMICH ( They walk pass a bemused security guard (an actual guard this time!) at his post and clean the cluster of slime to make the ALDPI completely blue and bring to a visually stunning conclusion what has been an amazing effort from everyone involved.

We did it!

All agents are now instructed to head back to command centre for a celebration with a well-earned cup of tea. Even agents @Inf3rn0z and @RoonyH drive all the way to command centre to meet up with the rest of the group. Teams arrive at base station one by one, welcomed by fist bumps, high fives, hugs and smiles. Still on an adrenaline high, they exchange innumerable stories of the challenges faced and experience gained during the op. (Hearty regales of their adventures are even still being played out on the group hangouts) The atmosphere at HQ is one of pure jubilance and triumph.

Flawless and meticulous planning, (mostly) calm and collected team management, a solid bunch of agents in the field who each knew exactly what was required of them, and motivation by other agents who unfortunately could not make it for the mission,resulted in ResistanceLK creating the first ever field art in Sri Lanka.

This is a story about a community making a statement, this is a story about dedication, hard work and fun, this is a story about an Ingress mission; but to us this is really a story about community. We have made many friendships in Ingress. And true friends are like Diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.

Chief Architect
+Shahidheen Hamzy (@Deenster)

+Pasan Dias (@MagaMaruwa)
+Dinusha Wijesinghe (@dinmil)
+Thilanka Niroshana (@thinir)

Associate Architects
+Yajith Ajantha Dayarathna (@Yajith)
+Janani Hansakinkini Thilakarathne (@hansakinkini)
+Navin Gunaratne (@navin83)
+Amalan Dhananjayan (@Batzee)

Special thanks to
+Vidula Hasaranga (@vihalk), +Amila Prasanna (@akunlumited), +Yasiru Rangana (@yrangana), +Dumira Athukorala (@Dumira), +Sachinda Karunarathna (@SandiR), +Altaaf Anver (@bkchogo), +Asantha Ranathunga (@BlueLeoperd),+Rajitha Wichramasinghe+ (@wickyboy), +Baladewa Welathanthri (@RBW),+jagath kumara (@Sentinaljk),+Thushara Fernando (@mistybeast), +Shan Fidelius (@shanfidelius), +Dinuk Wijeratne (@commandervenom),+Shivalingam Prashanth+ (@shana1991),+Thanura Manthila+ (@millesoya) and #ResistanceIndia

+Salma Nazar (@ladycatniss) and +Shahidheen Hamzy (@Deenster)

Special thanks to Catniss (the cat- no, really) for the lively entertainment and keeping the agents on their toes (literally)

+NIA Ops +Niantic Project +Brian Rose +Brandon Badger +Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller 

Signing off for ResistanceLK this is +Salma Nazar (@ladycatniss)

Avinash Desai

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India Gate, New Delhi: Enlightened Target Portal for Helios Artifacts.
August 27th to September 10th 2014

Resistance agents in Delhi NCR woke up to @CaptSaxena shaking all local and National hangouts, alerting them to a new episode in the #Helios artifact game:
New Delhi would be hosting the Enlightened target portal for two whole weeks!

Two days’ notice was enough to gather ourselves and our resources to make sure Resistance India denied the Enlightened any possible victory:

     Travelling agent @Preski was handed over some crucial keys, which he dropped off at the right stations during his train journey, while agents @CaptSaxena, @dpest, @isceman and @nickdex recced the target area on Day 1 and formulated a plan to guard it in shifts as a routine for the next 14 days. A fair number of strategic blockers were placed throughout the city and around the target area.
        The National Capital was scene to a battle of cross links. Any attempt to clear the blockers or capture the target was to be dealt with quickly- @dpest and @isceman would guard the target and Central Delhi, blockers were planned from nearby portals for quick response; @nickdex would keep control of the Northwest; @CaptSaxena and @AntzgoMarching of the South; while @OhmResistance and @FluffyMonster were to operate from the Resistance stronghold in the East. 
 With a framework for defense in place, #Delhi tensed and prepared for the battle ahead.

The first 2 threats came from South India when Malaysian and Australian ENL sent artifacts #17 and #18 towards Chennai on two consecutive days. On high alert, crosses were put up throughout Central India to contain the packages...

Chapter 1: Artifact #17
     The evening of #17’s arrival in #Ennore , Chennai had no active agents to welcome it. Cross links were instead set up from #Tirupati and #Pune . The night passed. Just before dawn, #Hyderabad Enl were seen clearing crosses, perhaps to make a direct transfer to the Delhi target. A visiting ENL at Tirupati jarvised the cross links erupting from the temple town and the Pune-Rajahmundry link came under attack. Luckily, Pune agent @iRobinhood was able to successfully defend the link for 2 consecutive hours, stealing a Jarvis Virus from the aggressing ENL in the process. His quick reactions bought us enough time to wake Chennai agent @Allflash, who headed straight to the artifact location with @sayandhan. The two rushed to the ENL home portal in Ennore at top speed to reach in time for the 730am jump. 10mins to the jump time, the portal was ADA’d and linked to ‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’ in Rajahmundry; the move was successful and the crisis averted.
        #17 spent a few hours at Rajahmundry, guarded by @godassassin, while we searched for a possible exit route. With no immediate options and only 1 p7 in the city, a decision was made to send the artifact to Tirupati- where agents @vidyasagarreddy, @psprakashreddy and visiting Bangalore agent @APIND could spawn p7s at will to keep the Artifact under control. After some jarvising, #17 was sent to Tirupati and we moved on to thinking about possible exit routes.
About half an hour into this process, agent @samit22 from #Nepal appeared on Hangouts to inform us that he had keys to ‘The Seated Tigers’ in Vizag and a high level portal from which he could potentially make the link! @vidyasagarreddy promptly cleared the path and @APIND linked to Vizag the following hour. 

       At Vizag, agents @AllIsMind and @redyellowgreen prepped and guarded The Seated Tigers, hopeful of getting rid of the Artifact as soon as possible. Agent @samit22 set off for an isolated portal in a forested region on the outskirts of Kathmandu and prepared to link, only to be foiled by signal issues. We had to wait another hour…

       Enthused at the prospect of having Artifacts in our country, perhaps, the ENL successfully convinced their Vizag-based agents to attempt a takedown of ‘The Seated Tigers’ before the next jump. The link was made but ENL reached the portal in time and, unable to destroy it with xmps, resorted to the use of a Jarvis Virus 90 seconds to jump time... 

       Delayed by another hour and with only 90 seconds to flip and link the portal before the next jump, we watched with baited breath. @samit22 waited nervously in southeastern Kathmandu while @AllIsMind aligned The Seated Tigers for the use of an ADA Refactor. Thanks to the quick fingers of our agents and the blessings of the Network-Provider-Gods, the link was made! #17 moved to ‘Durga Idol’ in Kathmandu, Nepal and we had successfully stolen our first Artifact!

Chapter 2: Tada!
Next came Artifact #18 from the Australian Enl, this time to the town of Tada, a good 75 Km away from Chennai. While we contemplated sending agents to Tada, @Allflash agreed to catch an early morning train and repeat his grand theft of #17. However, not being at the best of health that morning, he was advised to drop the plan.

Later in the day, @patchboy rose to the call of duty and took a lengthy bus ride in the searing hot weather. The bus was running late and all would be lost if #18 made a random jump before we could reach it. Luckily, it didn’t.
@patchboy ADA’ed and linked ‘Vinayagar God Temple’, Tada to ‘The Seated Tigers’ in Vizag; nervously watching his surroundings for hiding ENL till the jump was made.
 Number 18 had been patched and dispatched away from enemy control! 

     Artifact #18 joined #17 in Nepal through Vizag in two consecutive jumps through the previous days’ path, which the ENL had failed to destroy. 

Chapter 3: Kaos in Kathmandu 
Agents of #ResistanceNepal had had no previous experience in handling artifacts. India being the target for the ENL and Russia for the RES, our awesome friends across the border wanted to shift artifacts to Nepal. Nepal has very few L8 agents and it was a difficult task for us to to prepare L7 portals. Two days prior to the artifacts’ arrival in Nepal, we prepared 3 L7 portals on southeast corner of #Kathmandu ; safe from the Enl. L8 agents @samit22, @suj17 and L6 agent @beebayek contributed to make this possible.

 The battle began when the ENL shifted #17 to India. When #ResistanceIndia successfully stole #17 and sent it to Vizag, we made our first attempt. Unfortunately, network issues prevented the jump in the 1st hour and the portal in Vizag was jarvised at the very last minute in the 2nd. Our third attempt on the next UTC was successful and #17 was shifted to ‘Durga Idol’ in Kathmandu, Nepal. We kept #17 moving over these three portals.

 The very next day, agent @dejavu1987 destroyed all ENL P7s and made preventive crosses. India then received  another artifact- #18- which #ResistanceIndia again managed to steal and send to Nepal using the same uninterrupted route. Both artifacts were in Nepal. This was a truly new experience for us!
  There were only 3 L7 portals and 2 artifacts. We needed more p7s. Agent @dejavu1987, committed as ever, travelled 20 km early the next morning and aided @samit22 in preparing additional p7s. Unfortunately, #17 jumped randomly to a portal in the heart of Kathmandu by the time this task was completed.
We had to retrieve it before the ENL could reach the site. Agents @suwish and @samit22 were more than up to the task; retrieving the artifact and bringing it back under RES control.

 The job now was to shift the artifacts to Russia, who had a key to 'Biruwa Jagaran Samaaj', a portal in the RES safe house in southeast Kathmandu thanks to the foresight of @samit22 in transferring keys to a travelling Russian.
There were a few internal cross links- green links were cleared by @nrjbhusal and blue jarvised by @dejavu1987 and @mdpes. We kept moving #17 and #18 around the 5 portals until #18, quite surprisingly, random-jumped to the middle of Kathmandu. Before the ENL could gain any kind of advantage, we again managed to retrieve the artifact. @suwish, @droidpp and @dejavu1987 upgraded the portal and got it back in control.
The ENL made their first attempt at this point and tried to gain control of #18, which they managed to capture but failed to upgrade to P7 for any movement. @suj17 and @mdpes recaptured the portal, upgraded it and sent the artifact back to the RES safe house located in southeast Kathmandu.

  Due to crosses in a remote part of #Kazakhstan , we were unable to shift the artifacts to Russia immediately; and running low on flipcards, we decided to let both artifacts jump around randomly. There was no confirmation as to when the crosses would be cleared. 

  On the third day of random jumping, we got the message that all crosses from Nepal to Russia would be cleared. Come the morning of 4th sept, agents @samit22,@suj17 and @dejavu1987 upgraded the portals housing #17 and #18. @dejavu1987 ADA’ed a portal to clear the way to merge both artifacts at a portal near the proposed portal to shift to Russia, again, located at the said RES safe house in Kathmandu.

 The ENL managed to create a few blockers the same day and agents @nrjbhusal and @mdpes cleared them. Our hearts sank when the proposed portal to shift artifacts to Russia, ‘Biruwa Jagaran Samaaj’, was destroyed by ENL. @suj17 travelled 15km late at night to aid @samit22 in recreating the p7. 

We were set. #17 and #18 were united at the proposed portal at 12:45 am, local time.

All eyes were on #Russia . Around 4:35 am local time, the #CrazyRussians  cleared the innumerable crosses between Nepal and the target portal in one go and successfully made a direct link 3800 km long to Nepal from the target! 

#17 and #18 disappeared from the faithful portal in southeast Kathmandu, re-appearing directly on the RES target in #Yekaterinburg* , Russia!* 

A week-long struggle finally came to an end as we congratulated each other on a job well done.

@Allflash +Venkat Ram 
@sayanthan +Sayandhan p 
@godassasin +sudheer akkala 
@vidyasagarreddy +Vidyasagarreddy V 
@psprakashreddy +Prakash Reddy P S 
@APIND +achyuth kalyan 
@patchboy +Mohit Reddy 
@AllIsMind +Ashish Rawat 
@redyellowgreen +mehta ankush 
@hemuspartan +hemanth taninki 
@iRobinhood +Narendra Thadani 

@samit22 +Samit Ghimire 
@dejavu1987 +Anil Maharjan 
@suj17 +sujan chapagain 
@suwish +Sovita Dahal 
@beebayek +Bee Bay Ek Katwal 
@mdpes +Dipesh Khanal 
@droidpp +Pujan Piya 
@nrjbhusal +Niraj Bhusal 

Chapter 4: #BehindEnemyLines* - Nashik*
     Artifacts #7and #8 were brought to an enemy safe house in #Nashik from Dubai on Sunday 31st August as per a ‘deal’ made in agreement with global ENL and RES.

The deal was honoured when #7 and #8 reached Indian soil and #RESIndia* knew that it was time to move.

   Agent @TheRaiden’s timely help in Nashik ensured that the package was contained for the night, while the quick response of agents in Delhi secured the target location as well. Agents @GolDi3 and @ScorpioVenom linked to Ajmer from Pune later in the night, securing the corridor for the time-being.

Over the next couple of days, remote cross replaced remote cross as the ENL watched their efforts being repeatedly foiled.

 *A notable attempt was made by the ENL on the evening of the 1st of September: 
     There was a strange and sudden lull in ENL activity and we knew something was up. The take-down of our safest link, #Haridwar   to #Pilani , was a dead giveaway. All agents were ready and waiting.
Back in #Delhi , @CaptSaxena, expecting the obvious, went to check on ‘Daadha Echo Water Tank’ in Noida- the source of several blockers due South of the target- at 2115 hrs... 

     Clear-sighted as always, @CaptSaxena noticed a shadowy figure crouched in a dark corner near the portal clutching a mobile phone with an #Ingress scanner running, “Guys, Captain Saxena is at the portal”, came the voice of a known ENL. The message was promptly transmitted and agents were at their stations, ready to man them. Our links fell like dominoes: Pune-Ajmer, Noida-Neemrana, Jaipur-Nainital, Ajmer-Haridwar; all went down in quick succession ten minutes to jump time. The ENL had really pulled all stops!
Agent @isceman shot out cross links from the AIIMS campus before the blockers went down completely, while @dpest rushed to Lodhi Estate to create more blocks than existed previously!  Meanwhile, agent @AllIsMind calmly stood by the The Seated Tigers in Vizag, waiting for the Pune-Ajmer link to go down. Once it did, he linked to #Nakoda in #Rajasthan , putting an end to their feeble attempt.

     The ENL had sent their agents far and wide; we didn’t expect them to give up. 2230 passed without incident.
For the 2330 jump, precious Intel of another attempt by them trickled in. Agent @vizay waited at NRI Water Tank in #Jaipur , ready to foil them once again. As expected, blockers started going down too early. He waited patiently for the Vizag-nakoda link to go down and linked to #Buxar and #Ajmer , effectively cutting Nashik off from any linkable p7 up North. @CaptSaxena and @FlufflyMonster made more links to #Neemrana from Noida, putting an end to ENL efforts for the day.

Following this was the unsavoury incident of a green spoofed link between #Satna* and **#Jodhpur** . The ENL took the opportunity to invent seven lakh eighty nine thousand four hundred and fifteen(789415) uncreative ways of blaming us for this and more. The incident was reported to NIA separately by us along with a request to take down the link. Play was halted for two days until this was done.
     Come the weekend, agents from the neighbouring cities of #Pune and #Mumbai , having watched their comrades in #Delhi and across the country defend the target on a regular basis; decided to take ownership of and extract the artifacts from the ENL safe house.

There was chatter on all channels and a possible route for extraction was drafted, while agents drafted their own route for the journey that awaited them.

     On Saturday, September 6th 2014, @LorenzM and @ScorpioVenom set off early morning from Pune and rendezvoused with Mumbai agents @MH43, @mrsMH43, @DartStrike and @GhOsTRiDeR007(Team A) to begin an eventful journey to Nashik... 

    ENL movement was unmonitored between 0430 and 0930hrs. We cursed ourselves as we realised that the take-down of a crucial blocker from #Bhopal had gone unnoticed, giving the ENL an opening. Bolstered by the rare chance, ENL from Mumbai swarmed around #Nashik in the morning, ready with a potential strategy that would take both the artifacts to the ENL target under a green megacover. Our agents were still at least 3 hours from the location. Luckily, enlightened attempts failed for two consecutive hours, following which #7 made a random jump; giving us a few extra hours to orchestrate our mission. Ground and Intel alike rejoiced!

      Agent @MH43 realized we had ourselves a very brief window of opportunity to steal at least one if not both artifacts and left a message for @ShankyNirvanaa regarding the occurrences on ground. @ShankyNirvanaa sprung into action and assembled a second team (Team B) consisting of himself and agents @Mjuana and @WackySmurf. Responding promptly to their #CallOfDuty , Team B headed straight to the location without a moment’s hesitation.

*Our agents were an hour away when the ENL succeeded on perhaps their 5th attempt since morning and sent #8 to the target in Delhi. * 

     We watched in horror as the ENL anchor for the #Delhi cover was shifted to #Anantapur from #Nashik , keeping the same base.
The cliff had suddenly become steeper. The enemy would attempt to move #7 to Anantapur and from there to the ENL target and all would be lost. We prayed and hoped and waited for Team A to arrive at the location… and arrive they did, 15 minutes to jump! 

      The path east was blocked by the Anantpur-Patna link and we had no immediate options. Agents quickly went through their key lists and a snap decision was made to deliver the artifact to a RES safehouse, out of the crossfire until a further course could be charted. Agents waited in stealth till 3 minutes to jump time. The portal housing the artifact was ADA’d and the first attempt to move #7 somewhere safe was made- but alas, the message “link cannot be established; crosses another existing link” flashed on their scanners. Blocked by 4 metres by an inconspicuous link! We beseeched the fate of our agents- the element of surprise was lost and the artifact continued to sit #BehindEnemyLines .

       Team B arrived on site following another failed attempt to send #7 to a portal in #Pune the next hour. Their presence was kept under wraps for as long as possible and the Intel team wracked their brains to come up with a new plan, improvising as more information became available to them. 

There were 9 RES agents and 8 ENL at *#Nashik* . The mission had descended into a dogfight- the side that persevered would win.

      Improvisation at it’s best, a new plan was drafted: Team B were given a good number of keys to the Artifact portal and sent back to #Igatpuri hill station about 42 km south of #Nashik . The next jump was scheduled in just under 25 minutes. Team B made the ridiculously impossible journey of 42 km in under 24 minutes upon realising the gravity of the situation. The ENL, aware or unaware of the situation, managed to throw a cross from #Pune ; stalling all proceedings.
A huge #Shoutout to agents @iRobinhood and @BellaTricks, who extended their support and dropped the green link from #Pune just in time. Team B secured their corridor immediately.

       A splendid demonstration of rhythm and coordination between Team A and Team B led to extraction of #7 to an isolated portal at Manas Resort in #Igatpuri ! Team A was advised to clear a few green links coming out of Nashik as a precautionary measure, while agent @crixus03 operated from the outskirts of Pune, linking to Osmanabad; ensuring the same links were not established again.

       On successful movement of #7, Team B guarded the artifact for another 2 hours, at which point Team A replaced them. Agents then prepared for a long wait at the hillside resort while Bangalore agent @DoctorRV made his way to #Anantapur ...

Chapter 5: Stealing Artifact *#7-* The Anantapur Chapter*  
        Well before all the above happenings surrounding the artifacts were in progress, agent @DoctorRV noticed a concentrated group of ENL up in North Bangalore at around 0500; perhaps trying to bring in Artifact #7. The time was ripe for them to make a move, with less than 10 minutes remaining for the jump. Jump time passed with one of the ENL showing movement closer to the last blocker- perhaps they missed it or were planning something unexpected.

@DoctorRV ceased all activity, rushed to and waited at the suspected P7. Panicked, the ENL fell silent. With no activity for nearly two hours, he captured a nearby portal to test their reaction. Predictably, 3 ENL of the same group immediately showed activity further south. The others didn’t. These agents travelled to Anantapur and made the BAF that was to be their secondary cover over the target site for their attempted transfer of #7.

Later that day, hangouts buzzed with the news of a green megafield spread across a major portion of the country, anchored at Anantpur. With no hopes of clearing the path to steal the Artifact without taking down the field, Bangalore Resistance _being the nearest city from Anantapur was called in for action.
Four hours passed with no response; heavy rain prevented any kind of travel. Again, on his way home, agent @DoctorRV made a snap decision- “Why not extend this streak and mark this day to cherish forever? Of course, things could go the other way, but at least one would have tried.”

       He stopped halfway home, checked the route map, distance and time; finally deciding to buzz Intel- "Where is the artifact? Will it come to Anantapur? What are my possibilities if it does and if it doesn’t?" While this dialogue was ongoing, Team A in Nashik had managed to move Artifact #7 to Team B in Igatpuri.

         Team A in #Nashik had left home at 0830 that morning and managed to steal #7 only after battling from 1500 to 2130! Inspired by their commitment and perseverance and on confirming that Team A could guard the artifact for another 3 hours, @DoctorRV took the plunge and began the 217 km-long journey to the isolated town of Anantapur to honour the efforts of his comrades. He zipped along the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway while an actual plan was being improvised on Hangouts, only wishing not to get an Abort call. The journey was made in a record 2 hours and 10mins! 

      It was 0015 hrs: 15 mins to jump time. There was no activity from the ENL, who were probably busy sleeping off their disappointment. “ADA or Destroy?”, he asked. "DESTROY THE DAMN VRLA!", was the unambiguous reply. Destruction it was…

       Meanwhile in #Igatpuri , a 3-hour wait was about to come to an end for agents . Their spirits soared as news of @DoctorRV’s arrival at *#Anantapur* reached them.* Right on call, they took position around the artifact portal, waiting for the destruction of the Anantapur field. The signal was given, field went down and agent _@DartStrike_ made the link from ‘Sculpture at Manas Resort’ in Igatpuri(West India) to ‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’ in __#Rajahmundry__ (East India).

@godassasin confirmed the receipt of #7 in Rajahmundry, where it spent some hours until it was shipped to agents @AllIsMind and @redyellowgreen in Vizag.

Team A reached home only at 530am the next morning; bringing an end to their mission, a 9-hour battle and an epic 21-hour journey. We salute the efforts of all agents involved.

@Dpest +Dipesh Limbu 
@isceman +Shishir Chumber 
@CaptSaxena +Rohit Saxena 
@FluffyMonster +Rachit Saxena 
@OhmResistance +Bipul Keshri 
@runvijay +Jaisurya Jai 
@nickdex +Nick Warke 
@vizay +Vizay Soni 
@Ritz27 +Ritesh Gupta 
@preski +Preetam Gaikwad 
@TheRaiden +Aditya Angal 
@GolDi3 +Kunal Sonawala 
@jeetss +Jitesh Padhiyar 
@LorenzM +Harshveer SAINI 
@ScorpioVenom +Amit Nama 
@DartStrike +Ashish Shelke 
@MrsMH43 +Jyoti Jadhav 
@MH43 +Rahul Jadhav 
@GhOsTRiDeR007 +Pratik Chavan 
@ShankyNirvanaa +Shashank Jain 
@MJuana +Meghna Kunnath 
@WackySmurf +dhaval sudra 
@DoctorRV +Rakesh Varma 
@crixus03 +Pawan Padwal
@BellaTricks +Bhavna Thadani 
@iRobinhood +Narendra Thadani 

Chapter 6: #ItTakesFourToTango* (The Hisar Heist of #19)
      The morning after #7 was stolen, agent @Elememtal set out on a 5 hour journey from #Haridwar to #Ambala to take down the North anchor of the previous day’s fields; while agents @CaptSaxena and @OhmResistance operated from Greater Noida to restore all Resistance links and fields to their usual glory. The anchor was taken down and blocks restored to ensure no more green slime over Delhi.

       However, *another surprise was in store for us when Dubai exported artifact #19 to #Hisar *- a remote location and the hometown of an Enlightened agent, with zero Resistance presence.
#Karnal & __#Ambala__ were quickly recaptured by the Enlightened and L8 ENL within Delhi suddenly sprang to life._ 

So was another Artifact going to the target? Not really!

       An awesome web of blocking links were soon created by agents @Dpest, @icseman, @YTtheOne, @Poethacker, @nickdex and @runvijay; duly supported by @CaptSaxena.@nickdex spent the entire morning blocking the target from Ambala, from where the ENL would attempt a transfer to the target.  Sleeper L8 agent, @Silv3rhawk, was requested to go live on the scanner after ages and he gladly obliged, throwing blockers from #Bhiwani in the west to North and Western Delhi. This ensured Hisar was blocked from Gurgaon & the target. 

       Nothing happened. We waited the entire night, watching every move made by the ENL- nothing happened.
While we wondered if the Enlightened were waiting for Christmas to move the artifact or if they were trying to play safe by keeping it away from the Resistance, the unattended artifact jumped randomly on a grey portal at Hisar railway station. _Surely they had an agent travelling to the location...

        The next day, ENL appeared to be prepping a portal south of the target for the receipt of an artifact. It seemed reasonable to believe that they had agents enroute to the target; the portal was duly taken down by @isceman and a block was set up by @Silv3rhawk from Bhiwani, following which the ENL fell silent. They attempted to prep the same portal a few hours later and it was again taken down. All the while, #19 sat on an uncaptured portal in the middle of Hisar. What their real intention was, we’ll never know.

       The next day was the last that Delhi would be hosting the ENL target and we prepared to stump their final stand. It came upon the us to either wait for #19 to reach the city and fight the battle in Delhi or to stump them at Hisar. Tired of waiting and watching, #ResistanceDelhi decided to take control of the situation. It was a leap of faith as agents headed to Hisar, not knowing if the Artifact would suddenly move out and/or if they would have to return empty handed.

       Four L8 agents were required for the desired range to move the artifact to our safe house in #Rajahmundry . Agents @Toadripper, @k2roop, @dpest, driven by @CaptSaxena in his famous Tata Manza, set out for Hisar, 190 km away, at 1630 hours on 9th Sep 2014. 

The objective - To send Artifact #19 on its way through a 1481 kms long link to Rajahmundry at 2030hrs. 

        With absolute stealth and just one quick bio-break en route, the team reached Hisar railway station at 2020 hrs. Without sparing a moment, the team headed to the portal, captured, immunized and recaptured. The usual network issues ensured anxious moments towards the end. The portal was finally upgraded with 2 agents on tethering.
Meanwhile in *#Jaipur* ,@vizay jarvised the 42 million MU RES field and the link from ‘Hisar Railway Station’ to ‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’, Rajahmundry was made.* 
           The last few minutes were spent scanning the railway station for any likely ENL that could foil our plan. But it was our day… Bang! 2030 hrs 09 Sep 2014, #19 shifted to Rajahmundry successfully and the team had their victory moment to the utter bewilderment of a few porters, passengers waiting on the platform, a goods train and an engine shunting around… 
         Artifact exported, it was time for a clean up drive. Two long-standing green p7s and several guardians were all cleared by 2130, following which the team left for home- New Delhi. After a quick dinner stop near Rohtak, agents were home only by 0210 on 10 Sep 2014. 

The Hisar Heist was a grand success!
A message for Indian Enlightened: “Tumse Na Ho Payega” (You can't able to do ;-D)

@nickdex +Nick Warke 
@Silv3rhawk +Aditya Gulia 
@k2roop +paras rana 
@ToadRipper +Shaz Siddiqui 
@dpest +Dipesh Limbu 
@CaptSaxena +Rohit Saxena 
@YTtheOne +Yashaswi Tiwari 
@Poethacker +Ajay Ohri 
@runvijay +Jaisurya Jai 

Special mentions:
- @patchboy, @AllFlash, @sayanthan for beating the Chennai ENL back to the ground,

- @isceman @dpest @nickdex for working tirelessly to keep the target shrouded in a mesh of blue links despite being outnumbered 2:1 by the ENL

- @CaptSaxena @Toadripper @k2roop @dpest for responding to their call of duty and pulling off the Heist at Hisar,

- @jeetss for travelling to Veraval against all odds and rescuing us twice with his links,

- @AllIsMind @redyellowgreen @godassasin for blitzkrieg crosslinks and for safeguarding artifacts beyond anyone’s expectations,

- @Elememtal @vizay @Ritz27 @Thunderhunt @Silv3rhawk for making themselves available as remote agents around the target site,

- @vidyasagarreddy @psprakashreddy for being ever-ready to help with remote crosses and for making Tirupati a viable stopover throughout the anomaly,

- @GolDi3 @ScorpioVenom @LorenzM @crixus03 @iRobinhood @BellaTricks for keeping the Pune ENL at bay,

- @unknownADDY for lending us support from Ahmedabad,

- @DartStrike @MH43 @MrsMH43 @LorenzM @ScorpioVenom for agreeing to wait an additional 3 hours to transfer #7

- @ShankyNirvanaa @Mjuana @GhOsTRiDeR007 @WackySmurf for ensuring that the #SmurfStorm at Nashik was a success,

- @DoctorRV for undertaking a 217 km-long journey to ensure the efforts of our agents weren't wasted, saving the day once again.

Agents, your dedication and sharpness on field foiled numerous enemy attempts in a fortnight-long battle. We salute your efforts.

The Enlightened target shifted to Kobe, Japan on 10th Sept. *

The Final Chapter: Goodbye #7 #19
          With no plan for extraction whatsoever, #7 and #19 were allowed to jump around in Vizag. The local ENL ensured that any sort of enemy extraction was impossible, naively blocking the artifacts in a web of green links; giving our agents a much needed break. 

   Things continued this way until the evening of 13th September, when we were informed of an absolutely crazy plan to send the artifacts to the target in #Sydney , Australia: #ResistanceJapan**************** urged us to send the package through **#Con** -Dao, Vietnam to **#Okinawa** and further to the town of **#Tateyama** , Japan(a mere 400 km from the ENL target!); from where they would attempt to send it to **#Hawaii** to **#NewCaledonia** directly to the RES target!

    Eager to be part of such a bold and unexpected move, #Hyderabad was alerted. Agents @scremino and @chegu immediately stepped up and a plan was drafted. The artifacts were to be united in Vizag and moved to Suryapet by 930am; and from there to Vietnam. Agents @smokinguns and @JSR2012 did a brilliant job transporting the required inventory from @kaama to @scremino and @chegu late at night.

Unfortunately, #7 random-jumped to a portal inaccessible until 9am on the night of the 13th, setting us back a few hours. On the flip side, this saved agents in #Vizag the trouble of uniting both artifacts before shipping them out.

     Early next morning, @scremino and @chegu caught a 530am bus to #Suryapet , equipped with all they needed to make the 3000+km-long link. Agents in Vizag woke up around the same time and set about helping agent @heropanti reach l7 so as to create p7s without the need to flip before upgrading.

     In a supreme display of coordination, agents @bubloo @heropanti @AllIsMind and @redyellowgreen captured #19, upgraded, cleared all crosses in time for the 730am jump and dispatched it to ‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’ in #Rajahmundry ; while @scremino and @chegu waited patiently at ‘Laminar Fountain’ in Suryapet.

        The Vizag team moved to #7, which was perched atop #Kailasagiri hill. Having failed to convince the security guards to let them in before 830am, a morning jogger came to their rescue, pointing our agents towards an old staircase which is open at all times. Willing to do anything to get the artifacts onto their planned route, agents decided to climb several hundred steps to reach the artifact portal.  

          The ENL were awake by this time and threw a few last minutes blockers that stopped us from making the jump at 930am. Agent @shivudu set out to clear the blocking links and the jump was rescheduled for the next hour...

      The team regrouped and, ably supported by off-site agents, cleared the links in perfect sync with @tej911(who jarvised a remote cross from #Mangalagiri ) , upgraded ‘Kailasagiri Entrance Arch’ and linked #7 directly to ‘Laminar Fountain’, Suryapet in time for the 1030am jump!
Meanwhile, agent @godassasin spent 15 minutes trying to ADA ‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’, Rajahmundry in an attempt to unite #19 with #7, only to be foiled by yet another ‘portal network disruption. #19 was stuck at Rajahmundry and we were in a conundrum…

      Suryapet, 90 minutes away from the city of Hyderabad, was not safe for more than one jump. Linking Rajahmundry to Suryapet for the next jump was not an option anymore, as the artifacts would simply switch places. We decided to send #7 to Vietnam at 1130 am and attempt to move #19 through the same path over the next 2 hours. The ENL now had a 3 hour window to make a 90 minute journey and attempt a steal.

           *‘Laminar Fountain’, Suryapet was linked to ‘House of Camille Saint Saens’, Con Dao, Vietnam in time for the 1130am jump. #7 left the country. @chegu and @scremino waited for another 2 hours to foil any attempt made by the ENL while we attempted to transfer #19 along the same route.

‘Bala Tripura Sundari Temple’, Rajahmundry was linked to ‘Laminar fountain’, Suryapet by @LastingEffect in time for the 1230pm jump.

              What followed was the most tense hour since morning. Off-site agents were certain that ENL from Hyderabad would arrive and steal the artifact. @chegu and @scremino, however, were confident that they wouldn't. Having waited at the location for over 5 hours by then, our bored comrades decided to play a trick on the off-site agents: acting as if ENL had arrived with limited and low level ammo, they induced the recharging of a full-charged and unharmed portal for the better part of ten minutes prior to jump!
Luckily, their judgement turned out to be right. ENL did not arrive and #19 was successfully chased off Indian soil.

          ‘Laminar Fountain’, which was a long-standing guardian of Warangal agent @bheeshma, was then jarvised and the VRLA destroyed. We would like to thank @bheeshma for taking this in the right spirit. Agents @scremino and @chegu then headed back to Hyderabad. Mission accomplished.

Artifacts #7 and #19 are now on the Resistance Target in Sydney, Australia.

@kaama +Kaama K 
@smokingguns +Swaroop T.G. 
@scremino +sumanth putta 
@chegu +Santosh Raj 
@AllIsMind +Ashish Rawat 
@bubloo +sri harsha pullakandam 
@heropanti +bhanu singh 
@redyellowgreen +mehta ankush 
@shivudu +k shiva 
@godassasin +sudheer akkala 
@LastingEffect +Deepika chandana 
@bheeshma +ChandraShekar tumma 
@JSR2012 +Sankalp Raj 

Off-site agents:
@MonsterSnail +Snehal Ghone 
@Stalactite +Rahul Ashok 
@estrul1an +najfa razee 
@pasindu007 +Pasindu Wanniarachchi 
@3ngineer +Gowtham R 
@AllIsMind +Ashish Rawat 
@blitz79 +Dinesh Gundu 
@LorenzM +Harshveer SAINI 

A #ShoutOut to @Frito +Dwayne Maxwell  for helping us on Intel at the times we were stretched for resources.

#ResistanceIndia*********** successfully stole 4 out of 5 artifacts that entered Indian soil. All 4 were sent to the Resistance Target.*

+Ingress +Brandon Badger +Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brian Rose 

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