At some point I thought "why didn't I leave that stupid TG when I had the chance"

I am happy that everything turned out well!
#ForTheResistance
So… according to our Vanguards, the beautiful town of Lucerne, Switzerland has been chosen for a #DarkXMCure Resistance Linkstar for Saturday, March 24th 2018 (DarkXM phase 1, day 2).

Lucerne is a rather small city (~80k) and the number of players in the area is not very big compared to more urban areas. Also, with preparation time of less than a week, it was decided right away, that this operation needs the support of Resistance agents from all over Switzerland. The location of the town in the blue/green Ingress landscape and the distribution and play style of the local frogs also suggested, that this has to stay as secret until the very last stage of planning. Frogs like to cover Lucerne with green layers every now and then, and could have easily prevented a link start if they did that again.

Stealth key farming on the green L7 target started right away. No hack mods could be used, so it was 2 or 3 visits per day for 4 hacks each visit. The two key farmers eventually farmed 130 keys, which was considered more than enough for 50+ links.

The strategy was to start the action as late as possible, in order to not allow the enemy any reaction time. Until Saturday 15:50, nothing on intel or scanner suggested, that there was a major operation going on with more than 30 agents keeping quiet and getting themselves into position. (However, a local agent on a sneaky side-quest successfully lured away the main enemy force from the city.)

15:50 the action started. Portals were flipped and links thrown. The 50 minimum links were up in no time. At the time of the measurement, 137 links were recorded. None of the enemy forces were in town when the action started and of course they did not make it back there in time either.
Also the parallel operation in Zürich might have helped keeping frogs busy and not draw any attention to Lucerne.
https://plus.google.com/+oliviametzlerLivyDai/posts/6dc5iCJ6upi

Big thanks to everyone involved (and also those who were willing to be involved if needed)!

Vanguards:
@Azhreia
@Vorticity

Planning:
@Micky
@ReptonBoxing
@sablier94

Key Farming:
@ReptonBoxing
@Yeti71

Operators:
@Micky (field)
@MissLegat (intel)
@RepotonBoxing (intel)

Field Agents:
@Aspergillus
@blitzdingser
@cash78
@Chicken3gg
@Chnorzy
@cracyscientist
@D0nDarkness
@DarkVanHellen
@dBene
@dodokiller1291
@Forafaire
@Hankytank
@HillaryKills
@KingManuV
@Malvenia
@MarcoGG
@Meliciana
@Micky
@p0c07o
@Phandogras
@Phostenhunter
@Piranja
@sablier94
@Savak
@Sayalie
@series3c
@Shirahoshi
@Shuusui
@Simier
@Taarnery
@tg95
@Yeti71
… and some more last minute joiners.

#DarkXMCure #Resistance #Lucerne #IRZS #SwissCavalry #LeistungGezeigt
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