Shard #6, (Omniscient), Încredere. Global sitrep.

PapaverisPapaveris ✭✭✭
edited October 4 in SITREPs

To all the Italian agents who did an awesome job working towards the scoring of this shard, no matter the target. ❤️ 🇮🇹


Shard #6, Omniscient, spawned in the capital city of Romania, Bucharest, in the night of the 17th of September. It was soon very obvious she (cause #6 is a she) was a special needs shard, loved by many and displaying a bit of a temper. Taking #6 to a target was going to be a hard job for a lot of people, and we named her Încredere, which is Romanian for trust.

It didn’t take long until the first threats about stealing and burying Încredere reached our ears. Even the most shard loving agents had to give a second thought to an event that’d prove hard not only because of the transport of the fragment, but also cause of the cross and in-faction crises it was sparking all over the world.

It was clear we were running out of time but, as much as we all wanted Încredere scored safely in Milan, every path researched was risky or crossed areas refusing to deal with a xf event. The Romanian agents put #6 behind many links, and fielded over it to protect it from stealing attempts while we could find a way out.

Danish take on the event :D


Patience is a virtue, but so is decisiveness, and we had an objective. We were dealing with no common shard, so… why trying to make it a normal one? Încredere had been born to shine (and drive us all crazy ;) ), so we helped her shine.

Some crazy agent stepped outside the box and proposed #6 to be sent to Africa, and the whole team quickly jumped in with the idea of sending Încredere to warmer places. 

Some crazy agent with equally crazy friends (note the lack of pineapple in that pizza*)


It only takes one step to start a journey, but, of course, that’s usually the hardest one. To reach Otranto, the first stop of Încredere outside Romania, and first in Italy, the agents from the Serbian Resistance needed to do quite a lot of cleaning of the area, having to leave some hard to reach portals in the hands of decay. In an awesome job of coordination, they managed to set a date for the path to be open. We were all in their hands, and they turned out to be extremely trustworthy ones.

Awesome Serbian cleaning team being awesome 😍


While waiting for decay and fighting a couple of new blockers, the agents in Accra (Ghana), worked to make the landing portal for Încredere a safe place; keys from Milan were moved to France just to be ready, and some of the agents in the Mediterranean were warned about the chances of an event happening soon in their waters, since it was going to be the next step to reach the target. (Right?)

Agents in charge of deporting Încredere to Italy 😅


The beautiful Ligurian Sea made us change our minds again: clearing a path for the shard to reach Milan wasn’t an easy task, and Încredere clearly wanted to see the world and go on with her holidays. Apulia became the first and last stop of #6 in Italy, and we decided to send her island hopping through the Atlantic Ocean and make her reach the target in Oklahoma, knowing the agents in there would welcome her with open arms.

Faro di Punta Palascìa ♥️ I'd have stayed :D


The first stop from Accra was the Canary Islands, where a group of really enthusiastic agents joined the plan to make it a great success; they organized themselves in record time for 2 different paths, always ready to adapt to what was needed to make the shard reach a target. The plans for the jumps between the Canary Islands and Azores had to be changed due to accidental blockings in different island groups (Madeira, Azores). The stop in the Canaries was a celebration, the agents slept with Încredere during that night, and I’m sure they told her all about Saint Brendan's Island.

Part of the team in the Canaries. It doesn't get more beautiful than this. 😍


As the sun was rising, Încredere left for the Azores, where the agents in São Miguel were ready to arrange things for the next jump to Corvo, last before the arrival to Florida. But their scanners had a different plan, and they had to wait for an hour to be able to link the 2 portals. Several jumps after (including one backwards inside Azores and a stealing attempt) and with more awesome agents joining the Atlantic adventure of Încredere, the shard was ready to be pulled from the USA.

Hard working shard herders in Açores. 🐳


Încredere was pulled to America to go on with her trip. An impressive 6599km long link from the USA to Spain welcomed her while she was jumping from Azores, because, why not? The North American agents did, again, an astonishing job allowing the shard in behind their defensive links, and carried #6 to the target in Oklahoma, where she (and then we all) could rest, at last.

Crazy Americans, licking #6 😨



Musical support:

Elisa ❄️ :D

Modena City Ramblers - Bella Ciao

Fanfare Ciocărlia- Born to be wild

Reel to Real: Move it

Daft Punk- Around the world

The Beach Boys: Kokomo

Toto: Africa

KFT: Afrika

Van Halen: Jump

King Africa: Salta

Dead Can Dance: Kiko


Name suggestions:

Încredere was a life changing shard; while trying to get it out of Bucharest, the team came out with several ideas to name her. Love and hate and love :D

  • The pineapple (the target portal in Milan being the pizza, it’d never score there)
  • he who must not be moved
  • The brat
  • Bucharexit
  • Godot (Godot never arrived... please, don't scare me -DugongHugger-)
  • Lazy boy
  • Fievel
  • Dracula shard (He drinks our time like blood)
  • Vlad
  • Dragoste
  • Speranţă
  • Încredere
  • I just wanna call it gone (-Lynoocs-) :D
  • we should have called it heartbreaker, whatever happens it's going to break some 😅😂

*This is wrong


Încredere broke some records:

  • It took her a while to start her journey: Încredere remained in Bucharest for 32/48 jumps
  • Traveled kilometers: 18337.82 KM
  • Continents visited: Europe, Africa, The Americas (it was the only shard to set foot in Africa).
  • Countries visited:

Romania

Italy

Ghana

Spain

Portugal

USA

  • Countries crossed:

Romania

Bulgaria

Serbia

Kosovo

Albania

Italy

Libya

Niger

Benin

Togo

Ghana

Côte d'Ivoire

Burkina Faso

Mali

Mauritania

Western Sahara

Spain

Portugal

USA


Our favourite meme (thank you for the attention!)


Trivia and some quotes:

  • The path looks a bit like the glyph difficult.
  • The police kept the agents company while they were sending the shard from Horezu.
  • basszuskulcs is an actual word.
  • Romanian agent Robertton’s birthday was during the trip of the shard 
  • Agent Hhhipppo: Încredere is female. And it's not her fault she's special, she's been through a lot 😃
  • It was the only shard to touch Africa.
  • A member of the team was threatened with divorce 👀
  • Agent Zverko decided cleaning with 35% battery was a good idea. Our cardiologist thought otherwise. 
  • Punta Palascìa, where the shard entered Italy, it’s the easternmost point of the Italian peninsula
  • Azores, from where Încredere was taken to America, is the westernmost region of Portugal.
  • [Some other chat, after the jump to Accra:]

〰️What's the nearest target?

All of them.

  • It's our dragon and we love it! 😁
  • I think everyone thinks we went completely mad 😂 (ChiisaiKuma)


Shard herders

Path seekers, cleaners, linkers, map checkers, against the clock flippers, babysitters, connectors and voluntaries on call, always ready to help. (I've been told there are some extorters, too 😂). Oh, and squirrels. 🐿️ We could add more. 🙂

Austria:

axi92

Gese

Czech Republic:

Nearh

Croatia:

Jasssme

PingluPanglu

Denmark:

Hhhipppo

France:

Oxilium

Germany:

Gefijon

Yemus

zweidel

Ghana

Careyuki

Hungary:

DugongHugger

qns

Italy:

00Puccio

Alastorh

Capodileuca

carlobolla

dedo1911

DoppioM

Gingerfeel

IlMorgi

LordGreenMonkey

Se7en76

Tortoprof

Vharcan

Lebanon:

YRAR

The Netherlands:

ChiisaiKuma

Portugal:

Amadeup

Dikas10

Esquilim

Falballa

Flavio7corvo

Jon26

Rojanix

Romania:

Horicas

Lynoocs

namskill

RoberTTon

Sanshine

Serbia:

Banedukie

bubasara

DragonReturns

Jena24

Ljiljana82

RADA2

robotech4

Veljev

Zverko

South Africa:

Azhreia

Spain:

Caboguataca

CruzadoMagico

Edyak

Gofio

HRSantiago

KevinBG95

LordBloodRaven

Nightwish93

NitoNation

Papaveris

Pynguyn

RobertoHernadez

Sidalta

Tabainet

TePrensolaKK

weshale

USA:

CrossedStreams

DanielSilver

ibotpeaches

Ki11edbyDeath

❤️

ENL sitrep

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Comments

  • Great adventure, great puzzle, and great sitrep @Papaveris !

  • AzhreiaAzhreia ✭✭✭✭

    Awesome sitrep! It was really great watching everyone work together to score this.

  • Qu4rdQu4rd ✭✭✭

    THIS is a good way to write a sitrep and hope you didn't miss any! Congratulations to all agents, and may our Ingress lore stay interesting and perhaps anomaly can be "10 dollars"...PLEASE?

    haha.

    "Patience is a virtue, but so is decisiveness"

    Hear hear! XD

  • PapaverisPapaveris ✭✭✭

    I'm not saying a word without my lawyer present 🙄😂

  • GG

  • A fantastic and epic tale, and a real good job. 😁

  • This was an amazing read!! Great work agents!! 💙❤️💚

  • Ai, cansei de ler.

  • We were so happy to escort your lady to the Oklahoma target! Thank you for the beautiful sitrep 💚

  • If you don't work as a writer.... you've got another career choice open, this was a fantastic read!! We were so happy when she finally scored 💙💚💜

  • NelkonNelkon ✭✭✭

    Awesome operation. Awesome sitrep.

    I only like to add a little theory about the real reason Încredere stayed for such a long time in the Romanian capital:


    I think that we can all agree that this is a damn good reason for staying in Bucharest as long as they last. I felt very bad that I had to give this awesome portal candidate an 1* OPR rating. But after all I'm a German agent and the letter H in German stands for humor when doing OPR reviews according to Niantic's crisp and clear rules: no free cookies anymore. 13 $ for each (loot) box.

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