After successful gathering of the Enlightened strike force in Amsterdam ( #AmsterDAMN ) and Rome ( #CaputMundi ), Paris seemed to be a good candidate city for the next European Enlightened big challenge and reunion.

We have been used to challenging ourselves at each new operation. But this time, we wanted to reach a new level of crazyness. We decided to beat the record of P8 concurrently standing in a single city by building at least 4000 P8 portals within one night. (Previous record being 1878 P8 in Barcelona within 31 hours)

The date was set on Saturday, November 8th (hoping that no official Niantic anomalies would overlap with our event), and first invitations were sent early this summer.

More than 230 Enlightened agents from 12 countries took part in this adventure : The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Belgium and France.

The challenge started in the afternoon, when local players planned to turn Paris parks into green P8s before their closing times. In the meantime, some other local agents spent the day in the Tuileries garden to greet visiting players and offer them a “welcome pack” full of goodies and useful information.

The most difficult part of the organisation was to prevent our foreign visitors not to show any visible ingress activity before the night of the event so that we could remain as discreet as possible. But obviously that was not a complete success as everyone was also rushing for their own next achievement/medals.

Eventually, everybody gathered at 10:00 PM at the meeting point to find his team and get a last briefing. At 11:00 PM, everyone was in his area and the green P8 festival began from 19 different places accross Paris.

During 8 hours, 19 teams built up Enlightened level 8 portals within their assigned area and beyond, exceeding the initial goal after only 6 hours, under supervision of the chief operator’s delighted eyes.

At 7:00 AM, more than 4800 (or 5200, depending on the counting tools) Enlightened P8 were concurrently standing in Paris city, thereby smashing numbers from previous operations and establishing a new world Ingress record !
This huge number of level 8 portals was achieved within 8 hours, which sets an average speed of more than 600 P8/hour : fastest speed achieved being a new P8 every 4 seconds !

We would like to thank every country and every single agent who took part in this operation. Nothing would have been possible without you. This week-end was amazing and will remain a historical moment for Paris Enlightenment ! 
“We are the world. we are crazy. we are Enlightened !”

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