The era of Investigation known as Darsana Prime surround two key events:
- First, the journey conducted by Hank Johnson shortly after his new Recursion that would lead him to discover the existence of a second Exogenous Intelligence named the N’zeer.
- Second, the conflict surrounding control of the “Darsana Point”: a moment in human history in which technological advancement would evolve to the point where humanity would gain the ability to deconstruct the nature of the entire universe.
So, let's break those two things down. This'll take a while.
First: Hank's back! Kind of...he's still a Simulacrum. But he's Resistance now so that's cool, right? (Guess that depends on your own alignment...) After leaving the 13MAGNUS Nest where he was reborn, Hank chronicles his journey as he finds himself being chased by another private Corporation researching XM: Hulong Transglobal. Here's Hank's reddit profile-the archives of his adventure are there.
Hank ends up evading Hulong but he's pretty banged up. Ends up seeking shelter in India from a woman named Jahan. She's described as a humanitarian worker and a scientist...but as always, there's more to the story. Remember Azmati and 13MAGNUS? Well, that group serves the will of the Enlightened. Jahan on the other hand...she's got a different master she listens to.
Jahan and her clan are members of the Anti-Magnus, the Resistance equivalent of 13MAGNUS. They serve the will of the N'zeer, another Exogenous Entity. Little is known about what their goals are, though hearing it from Jahan and Jarvis you'd get obviously conflicting stories. Jahan believes that the N'zeer will enable humanity to see and understand the universe on a level that can be interpreted as complete mastery of the universe at large. Jarvis sees the N'zeer as the mortal enemy of the Shapers and humanity, their goals a blasphemous act that would render us void of the creativity and uniqueness that makes us human.
Now, the focal point of Darsana Prime was surrounding the control of the Darsana Lenses, capable of granting its Faction the ability to see things that remained hidden to the human eye. As the conflict grew, Jarvis as well as his protege and Acolyte Gabrielle were seemingly obsessed with capturing the lenses to prevent the Resistance’s continued growth after Recursion Prime. Unlike previous Anomalies, both Factions secured a Darsana Lens and the Darsana Prime series ended with a tie.
And finally, Dunraven. Wendy would later come to discover the truth behind herself: her body and mind are being co-occupied by another person...a woman named Klue. VERY LONG STORY SHORT, she came from 1218. Should have died there...but she's still hanging around, thanks to Jarvis of all people. As for why...well, we don't fully know yet. As for Wendy...well, she made the choice to let Klue take over for a bit...
The events known as Recursion Prime center around Hank Johnson, former Researcher for the Niantic Project. Prior to Niantic, Hank had been sent on a mission in Afghanistan which ended with his **** while attempting to protect a relic site from enemy forces alongside a man named Azmati. Azmati was a member of an ancient society named 13MAGNUS....the possessor of ancient knowledge regarding XM and Portals and after Hank’s demise, used that knowledge to turn Hank into an XM Simulacrum. Hank was reborn and even made slightly immortal but with one catch: every 1,331 days his Simulacrum vessel would break down and reform in a process known as Recursion which would wipe his memories-and the clock towards his next Recursion was approaching fast.
Hank's only path to survival leads to him succeeding where even Alexander the Great failed; to obtain the 21 Recursion Artifacts, rumored to be the true reason behind Alexander's campaign in Asia. The Artifacts, when activated and aligned to a Faction, seem capable of storing a person's memories in specific points throughout that person's life. Hank's plan was simple: there was no way to stop his Recursion but if he could leverage the Artifacts, he could give his next Simulacrum cycle the knowledge he's gained up until now in order to keep going.
The Resistance were able to claim victory in this series and gain the alignment of Hank’s next Simulacrum form. We'll talk about what happens to him next in Darsana Prime.
One more thing: While present in Austin, Hank and Wendy meet up. Hank and P.A want to know everything there is to know about Dunraven and see Wendy as their key in. Wendy ends up agreeing to assist Hank...or does she? Seems like shortly after the Recursion Anomalies, she wakes up in the Dunraven chamber...and remembers nothing about going to Austin. Nothing at all. She leaves the chamber...and is seen talking to someone else.
So then....who is Wendy?
First of all, i sent a ticket with all the information. You can just look at the screenshots and thats enough to realise that this is obvious spoofer. Ticket ID: #10900868 . I Got answer from "Lambert" that they reviewed my case, but the account is still not banned.
Yesterday, after midnight, agent @shbanaka appeared on big anchor that was holding few million MU in Bulgaria.
This is agent lvl7 that we already suspected that he is spoofing since he have resonators in Serbia (https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.006006,22.875504&z=12&pll=43.016068,22.779) with borders closed between the two countries and he destroyed some portals in inaccessible warehouse after work time.
His first action was from here:
in 12 minutes:
shbanaka linked Паметник за 23.09.1923 г. (1024, 3474 Govezhda, Bulgaria) to Кметство Говежда (1024 10, 3474 Govezhda, Bulgaria)1:11AM
shbanaka captured Сърп и Чук - 1923 (81, 3517 Bokilovtsi, Bulgaria)
By map (also been on that route) you need 32 minutes
BUT the most spoofed action he did is that he climbed a mountain peak (also big anchor) in 20 minutes after that action.
1:11AM shbanaka linked Сърп и Чук - 1923 (81, 3517 Bokilovtsi, Bulgaria) to Паметник за 23.09.1923 г. (1024, 3474 Govezhda, Bulgaria)
1:35AM shbanaka destroyed a Resonator on Kom Peak. Vazov Stone (812, 3520 Barzia, Bulgaria)
You need around 35 minutes to reach the place from where you start to hike and then you need around 1:15h. - 1:30h. to reach the peak if its day time and if you are in good shape. Do not forget that this is in the middle of the night and there is already snow in the mountains. Been there many times also.
After that he went down from the mountain to a far away
shbanaka destroyed the Link Kom Peak. Vazov Stone (812, 3520 Barzia, Bulgaria) to Поща Круша 2213 (813 73, 2213 Krusha, Bulgaria)
shbanaka captured Малката чешмичка (15 13, 3240 Borovan, Bulgaria)
And this is again, without the time that you go down from the mountain. Lets say that you need 1 hour get down and they start driving to this city ...
so all this kept going and going, ruining a the game for all the people that are trying to keep it green.
Almost EVERY TIME i send a report to NIA, it goes like this ... is it a trusted source, do i have to look for vanguard or do i have to post it here or reddit? Not to even mention why NIA do not detect the spoofers automatically. Is there any way for "fast reporting" that i dont know? Sometimes spoofers are just going rampage and they need to be stop immediately.
Hope this post will have some effect.
Thank you in advance!
This month is special because we got to celebrate:
- The birth of @cluelessness's baby (pictured in the centre)
- 6 years of First Saturday
- Melbourne's COVID-19 restrictions easing with 8 consecutive days (so far) of 0 new cases and 0 deaths (double donuts)
So we celebrate these great achievements with a special image :D
Big thanks to everybody that joined and is involved!