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Sit-Rep for Operation Horny Toad

A new twist on an old field, this field was designed after the extremely successful, larger Austin Anomaly field. While the anomaly field only called for 2 layers, slight changes were made to the anchors, and a solid plan soon materialized into 47 layers. Our key farmers and transporters +Adam B​​​​​​​​​ (Who got onyx guardian off of an anchor he keyfarmed) +Kyle Porter+Ekto Gamet+Justin Hall​ll​​​​​​​​​ +Deke Fillmore​​​​​​​​​ +Honu McTurtle​​​​​​​​​ began to farm the well over 100 keys that were needed for this op. Several key transfers later, with a date selected and fields waiting to be thrown, it was time to move.

Waking up as early as 3am to drive incessantly for hours, our extremely dedicated and incredible blocker busters +Kelli Hughes+Ekto Gamet​​​​​​​​​ +Ray Fuller​​​​​​​​​ +Barby Fuller​​​​​​​​​ +mooch moocherini​​​​​​​​​ +Ashley C.​​​​​​​​​ +Cory Maddox​​​​​​​​​ +Nicole Perdue​​​​​​​​​ +Mark Harrill​​​​​​​​​ +Flor Santos​​​​​​​​​ +cletus melvin​​​​​​​​​ +FlyMaster Jay​​​​​​​​​ +Eric Ortego​​​​​​​​​ +Jason Decou​​​​​​​​​ +Kelli Ringle​​​​​​​​​ +Yon Korevec​​​​​​​​​ +j provo​​​​​​​​​ +shannon sterling, whoisgadget​​​​​​​​​ +Amy Field​​​​​​​​​ +Brian Martin​​​​​​​​​ +William Rodriguez​​​​​​​​​ +gupp gupp​​​​​​​​​ +Jeremy Goldsmith​​ +Chuy Reynoso​​​​​​​​​ and +Hisham Eid​​​​​​​​​ diligently cleared all blockers in an extremely smooth fashion. Sitting at the anchors ready to throw, the suspense grew as blockers fell and the time to throw approached. Without a hitch, the last blocker fell, and exactly on time, the anchor teams consisting of Myself, +Mike Sheppard​​​​​​​​​ +Justin Hall​​​​​​​​​ +Ekto Gamet​​​​​​​​​ +Tundra Sama​​​​​​​​​ @Cazzuto +Michelle Gagnon​​​​​​​​​ +Kyle Porter​​​​​​​​​ +Honu McTurtle​​​​​​​​​ +Deke Fillmore​​​​​​​​​ +Eric Ortego​​​​​​​​​ +Doug Gagnon​​​​​​​​​ +D Gordy​​​​​​​​​ +Arms Brown​​​​​​​​​ +Angela Rice​​​​​​​​​ immediately lept into action, deploying and throwing links and fields flawlessly. Each monstrous field clocked in at an average of a staggering 7,620,000 MU per layer, and when the first checkpoint was measured, the first 11 layers scored, immediately and effectively launching the Enlightened to the lead in all of the cells engulfed in the field... but the fun was not over. While the original plan only called for 47 fields, for the next hour we ended up throwing a total of 58 fields due to extra keys, which resulted in a whopping total of 441,960,000 Mind Units captured, with 10 new onyx illuminators to boot.

Thank you to all that made this epic Operation a reality, and I eagerly look forward to our next op.
Keep Texas Enlightened-
Mason Sheppard - Flash0ut

#TexasFieldingSyndicate #GreenGoblins

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How I spent my Fourth of July with +GORUCK​ Tough Class 1559.

14 hours and 22 miles covered

#gorucktough #goodLivin 
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22 miles, 14 hrs 
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well done, we did a little over 12 hours in Jacksonville, FL
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Satellite Focus: Jakarta

The #Persepolis  Anomaly #3 came to SE Asia and Oceania. The series was underway and as exiting as ever. After anomaly #2 the Enlightened was just a few points behind, but gaining fast with shards scored and preparations for this series.
Where Perth and Sendai chose for mega fields, Jakarta chose to battle it out on the ground and stopping resistance from fielding the site, in which they succeeded perfectly. See a great video of the day here:

The Enlightened of Jakarta were able to win all 4 measurements by making skilled links and fields within the clusters. Only in the last measurement did the resistance figure out to counter the tactics used, but it was already too late. Resistance - 239 - Enlightened - 410.

All this was made possible by the crazy amount of people that flew into Jakarta from all places. 
The newly formed Enlightened Foreign Legion gathered 80+ agents from 7 nations for the Battle of "PercyPolice" Jakarta and emerged victorious!

Agents from the Philippines also flew over and were ready to take another battle after their shardnanigans:

Another great story from +Max Darmawan about his Semerang team and their fight over the last volatile without backup. In a single day they had walked for 20+ km in blistering Jakarta sun. He himself had it alright, because it was the third day of holy Ramadhan month, where Moslems fast from sunrise to sundown. So some had a bottle of water with them, but others were not able to even drink a single drop.

That great flag you see in the background on some of the photos belongs to the Enlightened of Bogor. The glyphs read Stick.. Together.. Defend.. Truth. And that's exactly what they did!

And we mustn't forget the agents that stayed behind that had to battle for their connected cell:

All in all, this was one of the best sites to look at. The fun and the spirit around deserves another Indonesian anomaly next series!

To find out more about the Indonesian Enlightened, visit their page at
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Just some fields, no biggie
Operation K9
On June 19 and 20, to coincide with the Perth Persepolis anomaly, the Western Australian ENL in partnership with Mauritian ENL conducted a series of fielding operations that culminated with 300 points being awarded to the Enlightened for the anomaly.
The Distraction Fields
At 7:30pm on the 19 June (27 hours until first measurement) the Enlightened began a series of distraction fields from a secure location in Mauritius to a hard to access location near Millstream in Australia’s far north, to the second highest elevation in Western Australia, Bluff Knoll. Throughout the night further layers were added to anchors at country towns Tambellup, Boyup Brook, Bremer Bay. The purpose of the fields served two primary purposes. Firstly, to protect corridors for the primary field, and secondly to drag Resistance fielding and counter fielding agents out of position. Although the Resistance were able to remove 2 of the layers, the final 2 layers remained standing until they had achieved their purpose.
The Primary Fields
At 8:30am on the day of the anomaly (3 ½ hours until first measurement), the team at the secure northern anchor linked from a secondary portal at Millstream to McMurdo Station in Antarctica, setting the primary fielding plan in motion as the Millstream team got in place to drop the distraction fields. The Mauritian and Millstream fields were then dropped in sequence with a series of corridor protection, allowing for a hard anchor in Hamelin Island to link to Millstream as well as Antarctica to close the field. The Resistance were unable to reach the Hamelin Island anchor, although attempts were made.
The Aftermath
The fields allowed the ENL to control the Perth anomaly and contributed towards a 590 – 116 point victory on the day.  However, unintended consequences have resulted in the field standing for many days (and is still standing 99 hours after establishment at the time this sitrep was published), resulting in the Enlightened being able to reduce the Resistance score to 0 MU for the Perth cell (AS-November-09).

Special thanks to the following agents who did not attend the anomaly due to this operation:

Agents Involved:

Apologies if I missed anyone, it is a long list.

+John Hanke  +Matilde Tusberti +Brian Rose +Linda Besh +Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller 
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Great work to the all Enlightened out there that shut down a blue field over Dallas and Austin. Especially those that drove till 5 am to keep it blocked.
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So many great fields out there.
Some more of the great stories that get shared with us:

Have you ever made a field so amazing that the pictures of it spread like wildfire through the Ingress communities? And then announced to the world that that field was just the decoy for the REAL field about to go up?
This is exactly what happened during the Perth #Persepolis anomaly. The first field stretched from Mauritius all across the Indian Ocean to cover large parts of Western Australia. Then, because these fields might be taken down, the Perth Enlightened took no half measurements and took down the field themselves, only to replace it with a field from Antarctica!
Read the amazing story of Operation K9 from +Mathew Fogg​ here:

And while we're on the subject, #Persepolis in #sendai was just as legendary. Great fields covered the site and it was a joy to behold.
Read the japanese Sitrep from +Kyoko Toshinoh​ here:

More amazing fields came from New Mexico where +Mike Hansen Kilgada​ shared with us operation Green Gas Guzzler (3G) where they covered 57,933 km2 and gained about 2.66 Million MU in 5 Layers

Incredible stories coming from +Kent Long​ about Operation Ghostbuster as well! The objective was to continue an incredible 72-0 cycle win streak. This proved no easy feat. The big blue field that covered Europe stayed behind as a ghost-field for 2 cycles after being taken down. The #bergen enlightened had it all to do with field after field and multilayer after multilayer.
Read about their amazing battle here:

And last but not least, +Matilde Tusberti​ shared screenshots of the 3429 (!!!) links that went into Estonia today. Dear agents, we honestly can't wait for the SITREP for this one!

EDIT: And now thanks to +Marvin Ljungqvist​ we have a video :-)
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Nice way to wrap up the series
Lately there have been a few stories that caught our eye coming from the anomaly sites in #Portland   and #Nashville  and were definitely worth sharing 

For starters the amazing Operation: Sock It in Portland, shared by +Daniella Arianne . On any given night over 4,000 people sleep on the street or in shelters in Portland. While we can't solve these problems overnight, there are little things that you that go a long way. And that is what they did.
Donating socks! Socks are the number one most requested item at homeless shelters. By providing a shelter with socks we can help free up their funds to assist in programs to help people get jobs and off the streets on a permanent basis. It's a simple and inexpensive act that goes a long way. 
This operation was such a great success that they were able to collect 1057 pairs of brand new socks to help the homeless in their community. This warms our hearts here. #deploywithcompassion

Also, if any of the visiting agents to the Portland anomaly wondered why that Morisson Bridge was so lovely green when you arrived and left? Was that Shaper influence? Yes! But the Portland Enlightened helped a bit by donating to the Light Brigade to welcome our fellow enlightened agents to the city!

From Nashville, we certainly can't forget this great anomaly day field that stayed up for almost 3 measurements. Where even the people that oversleep get badges (we hope the speeding ticket was worth it ;-)) Thanks for sharing this sitrep for Operation IllumiNadia +Jason Sanderson

While under this lovely green field, more magic happened when two Enlightened agents attending the Tennessee anomaly from Arkansas got engaged! We can't wait for the Ingress-style wedding photos Bethany Robbins!

Keep tagging us with your stories, fellow Enlightened!
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Battle for Connected Cells

During the last few anomaly series we've seen the connected cell becoming more and more interesting. Entire cells go all out. Where the last series was a battle for an entire fielding cycle, in #Persepolis  there was a 5 hour window in which you either had to increase your own MU, or decrease your opponents'. These are a few of the great stories we received

One of the most amazing stories came from +Ibrahim Abdul Rasheedh who shared the battle for [AS09-Foxtrot 15] aka as the island group of the Maldives.
By amazing teamwork between both the Sri Lankan and Maldivian Enlightened agents, they were able to field almost all of the cell!

+Kwang Lee gave us a quick count on the 12 layered fields totalling 275,592,981 MU's in the South Korean cell [AS16-ROMEO-13], where they made sure that they showed Koreans are not only masters in throwing blocking links to stop shards reaching the resistance target, but they field like legends too!

In Guatemala they also took no half measures. +Gerardo Diaz showed us the final fields they made from the 6 ideas they had for cell [AM06-Hotel-04]. With a lot of resistance in the area, they had to switch plans in the build-up to measurement constantly, but finished with a field between three countries; Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador. This was probably their biggest operation yet, but judging by this sitrep, there is definitely more to come!

In [AM05-FOXTROT-04] many good things happened leading the Enlightened to a great victory in Guadalajara Mexico as connected cell for third time. +Saúl Castro shared with us a great sitrep with over 100 great pictures of the sites they went, agents in the field and in the war room, and the bad weather.

In the south of the African continent, the goodness just keeps on coming. Operation Gridlock Green was a great success, where only a last minute drop of the field before measurement stopped them from winning the cell. But 61 players were part of the larger fields planning and execution and did amazing!
Thanks for sharing +Paul de Kock !

For connected cell [AM-12-SIERRA-15] in Brasil, +Thales Vieira and team were almost certain neither side could field the entire cell, so the Enlightened split up in multiple groups, some to break down most of the blue on the map, other setting up fields across the cell. Their delta was over 80.000 and they certainly made sure they won!

And last but not least the story of +lester avila for [AS10 - ROMEO 12] Davao City. Read all about it on their blog:

Thank you all for sharing your stories with +Enlightened Grassroots  agents, and keep them coming!

If you want to know what is happening on the other side of the fence, head over to +Julia Vivienne Loverdose page, she writes great weekly roundups for the blues.
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