15th August .. a day of prime importance to all Indians as we celebrate our Independence Day.
Opportunist Indian Resistance leaves absolutely no opportunity to conduct an operation making BAFs, having already stunned the enlightened on this same date in previous years with the likes of #BleedBlue
So, continuing on our tradition we made plans for multiple multi-layered fields.
The following anchors were chosen and plans were made to liberate close to 2 billion MU from the shaper influence.
The CP chosen was 5:30 P.M (IST) on the 15th of August 2015.
1. Layered Field 1 - Bidar(central) - Kadapa(south) - Rajahmundry(east)
2. Layered Field 2 - Satara(west) - Puducherry(south) - Kolkata(east)8:40 A.M
Intel watchers were looking for cross links and the field was mostly clear with plans for the existing cross links in place.10:30 A.M
Chennai Resistance team left to Puducherry
for the OP.12:30 P.M
As expected ENL executed their OP to cover Bangalore in multi-layered fields. But when they flipped the anchor portal to make bigger fields, blockers were promptly thrown to deter them and Operation Fireflies
was pulled off in Bangalore.
The landmark #OperationFireflies
, India’s first ever all-women operation was a huge success and kudos to the agents in Bangalore for the blue cover. https://plus.google.com/104404370545779744516/posts/cgszdoVrsL4
A seemingly innocuous small cross link popped up near Yelagiri, which threw the wrench at the Layered Field 2 plan blocking all links from Puducherry to Satara. The crosslinked portal was a good 3 to 4 hours away for the nearest Resistance agent. The blocked field was about to generate at least 1.5 billion MU and the 3 hour trip to Pondicherry by Chennai Resistance agents was about to get wasted. The Layered Field 1 was much smaller with less number of layers.2:30 P.M
Quickly, the Intel watchers and field agents improvised the plan and began to look for ways to salvage the OP. Keys were tallied and there was an opportunity for a mid-sized field among gazillion cross links. Combining the two field plans a set of new anchors were chosen Bidar - Puducherry - Kolkatta with plans for about 6 layers.4:30 P.M
Meanwhile crosses from Rajahmundry
were meant to be jarvised by @godassasin
luckily a local Enl attacked the same portal and took those down for us saving a virus for us. Hyderabad Resistance
agents reached Bidar Fort and began to prep the portals for linking. To get the required linking range it was decided to use the SBULA.
After the last minute chaos, wonky internet at Bidar one by one 6 beautiful layer of Blue fields of 76 million each went up over major cities such as Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.
Just for kicks: @horowitzski
was asked to write the sitrep for the Kolkata part and he came up with this.Us din bada maza aaya when we found out ke Victoria apun log ka, 15 Aug ko band rahega.. Bole to mamu ek din pehle hi Victoria capture kar liya bhai.Phir ye mendak log idhar udhar sala block mafik phek diya..mamu log ka dimag me kya chal raha tha ke rapchik Andaman ko direct link kiya re bhai.Last minute me pata chala ke koi toad humra op screw kiya re bhai... Phir bhi humlog ka circuit wala plan chala re bhai..bole to improvise karke dusra plan nikala keys check kiya aur mauka dekh ke chauka mara. Phir last minute cross udaya horowitzski ne garia side and Stallion001, NightWingBeyond and Diab10 Victoria side pe...phir dharrrr se block pheka aur field pe field banta chala gaya.. Sala solid lag raha tha intel me... Humlog khush aur mendak log bhi congrats likhe kahi Hyderabad ke to kahi Kolkata ka.Lekin picture abhi baki tha mere dost. 25 minutes apun log ko defend karna tha, bohot jaldi humlog ka op ho gaya.Par kehte hai na ke agar kisi cheez ko shiddat se chaho to poori kaynaath use milane me lag jaati hai aur dekho kya...chutzpa ho gaya, koi nahi aaya aur poora 6 fields CP survive kar gaya.
Forgive us for the rather difficult to translate Mumbaiiyaa slang. However the story is same as the following.In Kolkata
, amidst uncertainty over the Op, the local Resistance had begun prepping a couple of days before the big day.
There were crosslinks from Victoria Memorial Hall
which needed to go down and the Kolkata anchor was also inside the Victoria Memorial premises. Agent @horowitzski
found out that Victoria Hall would be closed on 15th August for security reasons so he went all in on the 14th itself, captured the portals and kept them ready for the incoming links from the west and south. This however alarmed the enlightened beings of Kolkata, who went all haywire to an extent of linking to Andaman island in the Indian ocean, to make a blocker, they made some more blocks however we kept our calm until the day arrived.
Just few minutes before the op commenced, agent @horowitzski
cleared the link from south kolkata and agent @Stallion001
travelled to Howrah to clear the blocks from west. As soon as the links were taken down field agents threw the links to Victoria and the Op had commenced.
Agents @NightWingBeyond and @Diab10
were inside Victoria Memorial Park guarding the portals and upgraded the portals with resonators and AXAs. Victoria stood through the checkpoint.5:30 P.M
The fields successfully crossed the CP adding about 500 million MU
to the global score. Not less than an hour later Chennai Enl started taking down the fields from Puducherry. 7:30 P.M
At this point of time when agents at Bidar,@Magiee n @LordSrini
were supposed to take a bus back home to Hyderabad. Intel operators checked if something could be done again from Bidar before they left. They found a field possibility and quickly informed the ground agents to confirm keys. The portal at Rajahmundry had no range to link any where and yet another SBULA comes to the rescue. With @AsteroidZ
promptly agreeing for the 100th time to flip his portal carrying a planned cross link, the field was up and covered Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Mangalagiri.
@godassasin from Rajahmundry captured 20 million MUs
with that field and it stood untouched for the next 2 days.TriviaOur prolific agent @Magiee completed 1 year of Ingress on this day.@LordSrini got the black Illuminator medal thanks to the fields.
Chennai Linkers@Allflash +Venkat Ram @patchboy +Mohit Reddy @ruunker +Runeshkrishna M @V3NQM +Vishnu Menon
Hyderabad Linkers@Magiee +Shaifali Gupta @LordSrini +CV Srinivas
Kolkata Anchor@horowitzski @Diab10 +TAREQ ISLAM @NightWingBeyond +Rupayan Bhattacharya
Cross Links @Stallion001 +Shirsh Malviya @horowitzski +Huzaifah Akhter @TejTrooper +sai teja @AsteroidZ +Avinash Desai @godassasin +sudheer akkala
Intel@kmk7 +Gowtham Hegde @SankalpJraj +Sankalp Raj @Speleothem +Rahul Ashok @KarSha +Karthik Shanmugam