Piecing Together the Plot: Introduction and The Various Nodes of the Multiverse
For the longest time, the plot line of Ingress has fascinated me. Now, this does not imply that I have even the slightest idea what is going on, it just means that what I do know captivates me. The only thing I don't like about the plot is that it’s a difficult thing to learn more about. I suspect that some of this has to do with the depreciation of Google+, as I know that a lot of Ingress-related info was stored there. Not to be defeated, however, I attempted to turn to other sources, only to find that they directed me back to the nonexistent Google+.
After my attempts to research the plot line of Ingress were frustrated, I decided to compile a compendium of plot information here, in a series of forum threads. The only issue: I took a long break, and now that I’m back, I have no idea what is happening. I’ve already tried looking on Fandom, the Niantic project wiki, these forums, and many other places, and still don’t know anything about some plot points. So, I figured that with our combined knowledge, we could piece together the plot. There’s going to be a timeline for sure, but also sections about the different universes, various entities, the Exogenous, the properties of XM, faction ideologies over time etc.
So with that explanation out of the way, does anyone know what in the fresh frick is happening with the nodes? I’ve heard the terms “Osiris node” and “Nemesis Node” Thrown around. What does “node” mean? And are there others? What’s special about these nodes?