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### Begin Transmission
### Operation BlueDiamonds
### October 23, 2016

We here at MATH have two goals: 1) triangles, and 2) fun! Winning is great, but that isn’t always our goal. There’s no prize in Ingress for winning cycles, just self-satisfaction. Plus, we know we can win when we want, see our previous Operation Mighty Mouse. That’s why we like to pick portals in unique locations that present challenges. We push ourselves on what is possible.

This time, we didn’t just want to make a triangle. We wanted to make a diamond! After the success of previous operations using Henlopen Lighthouse and Cattus Island for fields over Philadelphia, Agent [REDACTED] sought to make an even bigger triangle. After selecting The Final Step, it was determined that a field to Ft Edward Johnson could provide additional layers over DC and Baltimore.

Keys were moved into position at [REDACTED], and a date was selected. However, various factors caused the original date to not be feasible. Eventually, Sunday October 23rd at 1pm was selected as the time and date. Boots long on standby were activated, intel operators were recruited, and plans were made to drop durable blocks ahead of time and set up rails.

Despite a few additional blockers being thrown (and some agents stepping up at the last minute), the lane for the set of fields over Philadelphia was set to be cleared for checkpoint, and the remaining blockers were dropped in quick succession. The first field went up: 3.99 million! Essentially instant-onyx. The rest of the fields began to be thrown. A blue derp off a jarvised portal was thrown, blocking the 2 outer layers. Agents were dispatched to the other end, but the block could not be dropped before CP. Ultimately 11 layers were thrown over Philadelphia.

The layers over DC went up after the 1pm CP because [REDACTED]. The decision to throw was made to ensure agents got Onyx Illuminator badge, which was successful. The fields almost made CP at 6pm but were taken down legitimately.

Special thanks also goes to the various ENL who dropped durable links, freeing Agents [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] to clear elsewhere on the lanes.

Key Stats
Total MU: 72,507,477
Total Layers: 15 (11 over Philadelphia, 4 over DC and Baltimore)

Illuminator Badges Achieved:
Ageek - Onyx
Autotec62 - Onyx
Batmanbob - Onyx
EmilyOS - Onyx
Colagirl - Onyx
Thelittlejc - Onyx
tRex513 - Onyx

Intel Operators:
[REDACTED]

Agents Involved:
4thbaroness
5erendipity
7sola
Ace5109
Ageek
Aneuristic
ArchAngel08
AtomicOrange
Autotec62
Batoupss9
Beezlebuddy
BlueRoan
Boots99
Briobuckz077
ButtersStotch
Cesmonger
ChaoticRedhead
ChosenOne777
CodyP1998
Colagirl
CorundumBlue
Cynchronicity
DarthNexxus
Deusesdaddy
Discontinuity
Dukeskyhawker
DutchessCrinkle
EboniRaven
Ecnarrot
Emilyos
EmmDubbs
Faddad46
Faerdragon
Fosveny
FTC02
Funtimecruisers
GethHeresy
Ghengiskahn
Gilliganq
Hfddawg271
Hoyathegr8
Jargowsky
Jedcaj
Joshheartless88
Juthree
K1llGr4ve
Kelkazay
Kikorangi
Killerdoberman
KillNine
KingConstantine
Ksywa
Lilobee
LordDeathstrike
Lordrlm
M0rningstarr
Madcamper500
Mathematician
Maxithzx
Mecropolis
Mommadarthspark
Mommasun
Monkeyfist70
Morpsyspi
Mrsalphageek
Mrsbigdaddy
MrsDarthNexxus
MsGrouch
MSolomonGrundy
Mulligan
MzFizux
Neondg
Nightmare7
Nightmare7SSP
Ortizj97
Ouizul
Padalabra
Persis
PhantomDarkness
Pianoman0089
Pineygirl
PowrUp
PsyAkemi
Qwerkus
R2KT
Renegadesmurf
Seanmomleitner
Shad0wSmurf
ShredXJ
SpiderWolve
SteelToad
Suzika
Syppi
Tecate213
TheBlueRaider
TheCandyMan701
TheDarkArmy
Thelittlejc
ThePrisoner
TheR0yalWe
TheUnseenPooper
Towgunner05
tRex513
Trillana
Un4scene
UncleStepDaddy
Upgrayyedd
Valkryie212
Vesant
Vikingjoe
Wafflecrew
Windysmurf
Wodvic
Wolfmine14u
Wolfyone
Wyndmyr
Xealzega
Zaph0d42
Zetterec

#dmv #philly #baltimore #baftober #deepblue #diamondsyo!
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