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A world first we believe, achieved by the hard working team that is the Enlightened team in NR02-Juliet-13.
At the beginning of March 2014 Agent @LausDeo aka +Tony Benson a recent L8 convert was looking at the +Ingress Regional Intel Septicycle MU score of NR02-JULIET-13 cell. He was on lunch break under an Enlightened control field when an idea formed in his mind. Moved by this wonderful shaping he dropped his cake and contacted his local Manchester G+ Enlightened Community to share this news.. And with that, *operation #FourCorners
* was born.
The idea was beautifully simple and yet technically difficult, covering the whole cell using the four corners of the regional area as anchor points for the fields. After a few G+ hangout discussions around portals to be used a community was set up and a date was set the 17th March, St Patricks Day, and work commenced. The corner anchor portals were identified by agents @fourwinds, @Chazmarko, @biolistics and ?@d1g1tal1s? as NW corner +Walney Lighthouse in Barrow In Furness, NE corner +Brinham Rocks National Trust Park +Flying Dutchman +The Royal Oak in North Yorkshire, SW corner + Saint Marys Church at Coton in the Elms, SW corner 4 portals at Powis Castle, thus making 7 fields.
As agents were assigned jobs for key farming, key exchange and blocking links it soon became apparent that the task in hand was far bigger than expected and would require the enrolment of even more agents from local surrounding areas within the NR02-JULIET-13 cell. As more agents came on board it was obvious the op team would not be ready so a new date was agreed, 30th March.
During the weeks up to the op date, there were agents running around the cell link fire flys @Fourwinds made several trip into Wirral and north wales clearing and blocking and fielding,@st02cmc and his son @st02amp(one of the younger players) made trips into the NE Yorkshire Clearing and blocking,@Chazmarko and his team cleared Fylde and blackpool leaving a beautiful narrow path for our Diagonal link to pass through and the Smurfs helped greatly with this by putting a link in between Hindley train station Hindley, Wigan and Leek,@Gangledore made some amazing fields and blockers in and round welshpool wrapping around the portals we were using to protect them,@st02amp made some nice blocking links on the inner field in the NE corner.
On the day of the op, after checking the blocking links we still had a lot of work to be done - Hard working @Fourwinds went to Hilbre island at 6am to clear the Western corridor,@LausDeo took agents @Sanghangyo and @GreyTrilby on a trip around the Peak District, whilst @Geofenator was busy in the North East corner of the field, where the links would cut through the densely populated Leeds/Bradford area.
As the links started to clear and path became open we waited for our anchor linkers to be in place, then oh no big issues!
All of @Fourwinds work was being taken apart- and yes a smurf field went up over the Wirral courtesy of @Bandolier- but like superman @DBash responded rushing to the Wirral and started taking the offending links down one by one.
While @DBash worked on the Wirral Agent @Arnieuk was extremely busy in keeping 3 very active smurfs chatting away just along the middle link path (and as you may see from the pictures when the fields went up they all looked at their phones in shock!).
On the SE - NE link other issues arose, agent @mrlmuk left work just to ada a portal to clear a late blocker, and people were being rushed to Leek for clearance there with @NeoUK the quickest in the end..
As the last blockers fell in near unison, the all clear was given to start the links of the north fields. Like magic 2 massive fields went in totalling 4.6MU within seconds of the announcement and the op was half complete. Already the COMMS was full of congratulatory messages from good friendly agents on both sides, but those out there in the field still had work to do.
@DBash was still running around the Wirral like a madman smashing links, only to discover that he was on one end of the peninsula - and a portal on the other side was the last one stopping the southern fields being deployed! Upon finally arriving at the other end, a quick check was made that every other path was clear and @DBash was asked to take the portal so he Flipped and as he did @Chazmarko could see the end points and deployed the 4 links required to make the southern fields totalling 9.2MU. The four corners of NR02-Juliet-13 were connected, and the cell felt true enlightenment reach the masses.
Total of 13.8 MU captured for the #enlightened
First successful cell field op in the world to our knowledge
1000s of combined miles travelled
New friends made
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@LausDeo( Idea, planning , Link Clearing and Blocking )
@ST02CMC( Key Farming, Key Swapping, Link Clearing, Map Planning, Map coordinating, Eyes in the Sky )
@Fourwinds( Key Farming, Key Swapping, Link Clearing, Blocking, Map Planning )
@eiviitsi(linking and clearing)
@Chazmarko(Key Collection and Linking)
@MapMan1( Eyes in the Sky )
@godsbrother(key farming, transport and anchor set up)
@DBash( Link Clearing and Blocking last links on the NW to SW corridor)
@Arniuk ( master of distraction holding back 3 smurfs , Clearing and blocking ).
@Boff666 ( chief flipper )
@ST02AMP( Link clearing and Blocking )
@Rdced ( blocker and linker , courier of ada's and Jarvis's to agents )
@mrlmuk( Link Clearing and Blocking = Left work to ADA a portal for the cause )
@Gnyque ( Leyland and Preston clearing and blocking links )
@kojiante(transport for clearing and linking)
@Skullmember ( Master Destroyer of anything blue )
@Dhenry( Link Clearing on the day )
@GreyTrilby( Link Clearing and Blocking on the day)
@Sangahyando( Link Clearing and Blocking on the day)
@Z3us01D( Link Clearing )
@OneShot80( Link Clearing )
@NP2190( Link Clearing )
@Superlamb( Link Clearing )
@Turtleshead( Link Clearing )
@GreenWeevil( Flipping portals and blocking links )
@Bluevanman( Link Clearing )
@DanzigRazor( blocker and linker )
@Armigedon( blocker and linker )
@Salfar( Link Clearing )
@FlyinKite( Link Clearing )
@Neelam( Planned link clearance organiser )
@Rossler( Link Clearing )
@BlackSp1der( Link Clearing )
@Eaglewol( Link Clearing and Blocking )
@j0nny( Link Clearing and Blocking )
@NeoUk-(Link Clearing )
@Geofenator( Link Clearing and Blocking Last links on the NW to SE corridor )
@Fatlad( Link Clearing and Blocking )
@SmurfKicker( Link Clearing and Blocking )
@AshFR( Link Clearing )
@Gangledore( Link Clearing and Blocking )
@iinni( Link Clearing Blocking )
@SundownF( Link Clearing )
@andytwb-(Link Clearing Buxton )#Enlightenment #ingressreport #sitrep #lighthouse
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