- [Voiceover] She wondered how much Shaper influence
she was standing within.
- Hello Agents, I'm Susanna Moyer
and this is the Ingress Report.
Recently we learned of a new series of XM Anomalies
starting this week.
The name of these Anomalies is Darsana,
a word of Sanskrit origin meaning auspicious site.
Throughout the Helios Anomalies, Roland Jarvis
warned us that the Artifacts could lead us
to knowledge that we as a species
are not yet prepared to face,
knowledge that artificial intelligence,
such as ADA, may help humanity uncover.
- [Roland] We can break the universe.
- [Voiceover] Break it?
- [Roland] It was made for us, not them,
not for the machines.
- [Susanna] When Hank Johnson witnessed the activation
of the Helios Artifacts, he too warned us that
they had become beacons to a powerful ancient force
that the Shapers feared.
- [Hank] It's a beacon.
- [Voiceover] A beacon?
Who is it signalling?
- [Hank] Something mankind has been
hiding from the past 5,000 years.
- [Voiceover] The Shapers.
- [Hank] They're worst nightmare.
- [Susanna] A series of recent journal posts
on his Google+ page, as well as breadcrumbs
discovered in Portals around the world,
revealed that this force is called the N'zeer.
He claims the word has ancient origins,
but has been meticulously erased from myth and history.
What are the N'zeer?
Why do the Shapers fear them?
What is the Darsana Point?
I believe the answers lay in the Darsana Anomalies.
One thing is certain,
if Roland Jarvis is shaken by the knowledge
that they will bring, it must indeed be a powerful force.
Agents have been busy gearing up for the first
Darsana Anomalies beginning this weekend,
October 18th in Brussels and Salt Lake City,
with satellite sites in Aarhus, Berne, Vilnius,
Pune, Anchorage, and Honolulu.
On November 15th an Anomaly will
take place in New Orleans, with satellites
in Oklahoma City, Santo Domingo, and Virginia Beach.
It is also rumored that this Anomaly will feature
a massive struggle activating 100
regional Cells across the globe.
The final Darsana Anomalies will take place
on December 13th in Tokyo, Barcelona, and Charleston,
with satellites in Auckland, Manila, Seoul,
Pretoria, Stuttgart, Toulouse, Hartford,
Rio De Janiero, and Santa Cruz.
Last Tuesday, author James Frey
and John Hanke of Niantic Labs
took part in a panel to mark the launch
of the Endgame book series, an alternate reality game.
Hundreds attended, including many Ingress Agents
who will now gain early access to the
Endgame mobile app during its beta phase.
An Endgame book signing tour is currently underway,
covering multiple cities in the United States,
as well as London and Toronto.
I've been studying a website called ancientsocieties.com
that delves into the Endgame material.
It is not yet clear how it's tied to the Niantic Project,
but I'm guessing former Niantic Project lead,
Ezekiel Calvin, knows more than he's admitted so far.
In Brazil, Enlightened Agents launched
Operation Jaboticaba Flag,
covering 170,000 square kilometers
and capturing 27 million Mind Units
spread across 19 Cells.
Their massive series of layered
Fields lasted over 20 hours.
Dozens of Agents were involved,
including Agents Russia, Ucrania, sirius,
Fado, and kingofvenom.
In the United States, Resistance operatives
fought for Operation Yankee, creating a 19 layered
series of Mega Fields over the Mid-Atlantic region,
a feat thought to be impossible
due to the Portal density of the area.
Spread out over 11 states and affecting 25 regional Cells,
the Fields controlled 514 million Mind Units.
Over 150 Agents were involved in the plan,
including KingConstatine, Padalabra, Philadelphia,
Stago, GrouchoSmurf, and SLA68.
In Japan, Agent Wasabi0522, as well as many others involved
in Artifact Operations, revealed a series of Sitreps.
They recounted how teams from Indonesia, Korea,
Russia, Hawaii, the Philippines, and across Japan
coordinated during the final weeks of Helios
as they attempted to capture Artifacts 9 and 40.
It was a reminder of the massive global scale
of the Helios Artifacts struggle.
And finally, in Stockholm, Agents from both Factions
joined together to paint a Cross Faction ribbon
to mark International Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
The dedication and commitment in your Sitreps
continues to be a source of inspiration.
Good work, Agents.
In Tech news, we've been seeing a steady stream
of impressive Missions created by Agents around the world.
A few of our favorites include Medieval Heart in Prague,
which features a number of historic buildings,
and the Prague orloj,
an astronomical clock dating back over 600 years,
The Historic Center, a path through a beautiful
series of historic monuments reflecting Munich's
nearly 1,000 year history,
and the Heart of all Russias,
which takes Agents across a series of major
sites in Moscow, including the
Bolshoi Theater and Red Square.
Over the course of Helios,
the scale of the event rose exponentially
from hundreds to thousands,
culminating in the massive Anomalies which
took place in Munich and Tacoma.
There is an escalation taking place
as Agents from everywhere join the world of Ingress
and take the future of humanity into their hands.
Good luck to all at the Darsana Anomalies this weekend.
For the Ingress Report, I'm Susanna Moyer.
- [Voiceover] The Darsana Point has been revealed.
(intense dramatic music)