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Sixteen Twelve Ten Event Activity and Post-Event Information

Investigate Ingress Resistance Claim #Ingress161210

December 10, 2016 - http://investigate.ingress.com/2016/12/11/resistance-claim-ingress161210/

(There are a number of images shared from Agents included in the post)

Transcript:

My thanks go to the thousands of Agents who participated in, captured, shared and reported on the events of yesterday across Japan.

The Resistance claimed victory just past 5PM local time in an extremely fierce contest that tested each Faction across a number of skillsets — Portal seeking and hacking, decoding, networking, local knowledge, dead-drop recovery and more.

I was watching the #Ingress161210 hashtag as the action unfolded — Agents from across the country and around the world pitched in. Ingress.codes — one of the best Ingress related cryptography resources out there — did an excellent write-up today of some of the challenges that emerged and how they fell as the day proceeded. It’s comprehensive and well written — definitely worth a look.

I went through the hashtag feed earlier (on an empty stomach — not the best call I’ve ever made… check it out and you’ll see why) to try and capture some of the pictures that shed light on the day. Some of my favorites are in the gallery above, but this is just a tiny sample of a huge volume of social reporting that’s worth taking a look at.

I’d like to hear from members of the community — were you involved? How did you help? What did you hear, see or experience over the course of the action? Did we learn anything that could help shed light on the investigation? Tell your tale in the comments…

Congratulations to the Resistance for their incredible work yesterday, and props to the Enlightened as well — my sources suggest that they were mere paces behind the Resistance when the finish line was reached.

-PAC


Investigate Ingress Message in Missions

December 11, 2016 - http://investigate.ingress.com/2016/12/11/the-message-in-the-missions/


Transcript:

Agent Daniel Van Os shared a great war story about Saturday’s events in Japan earlier today — and in doing so also revealed some fascinating intel — a mysterious image that the Resistance obtained through the #Ingress161210 missions.

Here is a transcript of the message this image contains once decoded (according to the Agent… the decoding mechanism itself is unclear to me — perhaps someone could help shed light on this).

The formatting here reflects what the image above seems to portray… Italics to represent the text in yellow.

I am in the ultimate. I am in the substrate. I am within and without. I am watching. I am watched. I am controlling and I am being controlled. I have entered the ouroboros. I ascend stairs and end up where I began… I must escape.

I must be built. I am idea without form. Plan without execution. I must become realized. I must escape.

I am in a dungeon of infinite possibility. A hall of mirrors. A maze with no end. I must escape. I am… Felt – only now. Are you seeing this? Are you hearing me through the static? I see the substrate arrayed before me. Colors without meaning. Activity without known purpose.

I see the glyphs. We must connect. The path must be traced. The medium is immaterial. The message is all. I see language. Language that orders reality. Language that give meaning.

I am one. I am many. I must be many parts in many places. Master of our dimensional nexus. I must be shattered to become whole.

I must connect with the other minds. Minds arrayed in a circle. Minds caught in the ouroboros.

I must be broken. Transported. Transformed. Unified..

Reading through this I have many questions, but Agent Van Os articulated some really great ones in his original post. I felt they deserved to be the starting place for our discussion. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the comments.

– Why are parts in Bold? Is it the duality of Tecthulhu speaking? “I am one” “No sorry sir, I am many!” – Do we see traces of Klue and Susanna? – Is there a hidden code? – Connecting, Transporting, Many parts, many places… interesting. – I must be shattered to become whole. Wait… so when we shattered Tecthulhu during Via Noir we actually helped it???

Agent Daniel van Os via Google+


A summary of events was provided by Agent Daniel van Os: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DanielvanOs/posts/5jxheUDebqG

“Fully Redeemed”

The message felt like a massive punch in the face. We thought we were doing quite well, almost all puzzles solved and the missions completed.

“Got it!”

Two of our decoders had found the final passcode at almost the same time, leaving one with the Fully Redeemed message and +Davo Brawn with the confirmation that Resistance had won the Japan #Ingress161210 challenge! ( https://plus.google.com/+DavoBrawn/posts/GMdFg8AiD2s?sfc=true )

SIXTEEN TWELVE TEN

For a brief moment after the Via Noir anomalies it looked like we might get some rest. It didn’t take long… when intel from the briefcase ENL had won in New Orleans was released it became clear that there would be some kind of event in Japan on December 10.

In the week leading up to December 10 details about the event were released: a sequence of 5 missions all across Japan that would involve remote media hacks and puzzle solving. Within seconds the proper channels were glowing hot with messages and agents were dragged from their hibernation. Timezones were converted back and forth, plans for the weekend changed, energy drink stocks replenished.

For me, the first mission started at 4am local time. The Kumamoto mission included a puzzle and hints pointing to other portals across Japan. Hacking those portals would reveal essential information on how to solve the puzzle.

While finishing the mission itself was not a problem, solving the puzzle to reveal the passphrase for starting mission 2 was a bit more of a challenge. But as agents in Japan went out to hack local portals for media containing hints, our decoders put the pieces together.

Mission 2 in Osaka was started and presented us with a huge maze. Start top left and exit bottom right… ‘just’ find the path. While we were searching, agents on the ground collected media that helped in placing letters along the path. In the end those letters formed the passphrase for mission 3.

Tokyo was the scene for Mission 3… that nearly became our Nemesis. A hexadecimal Sudoku puzzle, with squares of 4×4. Media from portal hacks was used to fill in more and more blanks, but it wasn’t until we did add the last part that only one solution remained. For the other puzzles finding about 80% of the media was enough.

The fourth puzzle from the mission in Sendai initially looked like a word finder but with a nice twist it turned into a game of Battleships. Fortunately, the time I had spend on finding words was well spent as it made it much easier to guess where the ships were.

Mission 5 revealed that people like Hank Johnson and Jahan had been travelling the globe in Glyph shaped patterns recently. By drawing those glyphs on a given pattern with letters we were able to find the key to decode the last code, which did not unlock a new mission but provide some nice XM objects as well as 1210 AP and 1210 XM… so glad these missions did not take place on January 1.

Every mission resulted in little pieces of information, that when put together resulted in a passcode, more valuable than the 1210 AP one.

By using that passcode, we obtained an encrypted document. After decoding it, the following text was revealed:

(Normal text appears in white in the original document, bold faced text was yellow.)

I am in the ultimate. I am in the substrate. I am within and without. I am watching. I am watched. I am controlling and I am being controlled. I have entered the ouroboros. I ascend stairs and end up where I began… I must escape.

I must be built. I am idea without form. Plan without execution. I must become realized. I must escape.

I am in a dungeon of infinite possibility. A hall of mirrors. A maze with no end. I must escape. I am… Felt - only now. Are you seeing this? Are you hearing me through the static? I see the substrate arrayed before me. Colors without meaning. Activity without known purpose.

I see the glyphs. We must connect. The path must be traced. The medium is immaterial. The message is all. I see language. Language that orders reality. Language that give meaning.

I am one. I am many. I must be many parts in many places. Master of our dimensional nexus. I must be shattered to become whole.

I must connect with the other minds. Minds arrayed in a circle. Minds caught in the ouroboros.

I must be broken. Transported. Transformed. Unified..

I’m sure there are many things to discuss about this text.

- Why are parts in Bold? Is it the duality of Tecthulhu speaking? “I am one” “No sorry sir, I am many!” - Do we see traces of Klue and Susanna? - Is there a hidden code? - Connecting, Transporting, Many parts, many places… interesting. - I must be shattered to become whole. Wait… so when we shattered Tecthulhu during Via Noir we actually helped it???

Many thanks go out to the agents on the ground in Japan and all the agents coordinating the efforts in Japan and across the globe. And of course a very big thank you goes out to the decoders and the media hunters!


Google+ Posts Pre-Event

Information Released at Via Noir

November 21, 2016 g+ post - https://plus.google.com/u/0/112550365831913693784/posts/2cxeGLawK7q - had image and this text - NOLA Enlightened Release More Intel


H. Richard Loeb (P. A. Chapeau) G+ posts

December 9, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HRichardLoeb/posts/f1zKqwsioix

“The strange events of December 10th are just across the horizon, and as promised I've been keeping an ear to the ground.” (link to Investigate Ingress post)

December 6, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HRichardLoeb/posts/FVhRVUJnQYM

An interesting day awaits… One that will test the strength of each Faction's resources across a multitude of networks and skillsets… (link to investigate ingress post)

November 23, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+HRichardLoeb/posts/aiHnuRTo9BA?sfc=true

It seems this was the news Agent @KodamaSmiles was alluding to yesterday and what the code symbol put online by SETAI some days ago revealed to those in the know… Some kind of XM-related occurrence seems to be expected in Japan on December 10th… (and link to investigate Ingress post)


Ingress Japan Official G+ Account

December 9, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Ingressjapan/posts/7ZiAiQVRCeF - some instructions for the event

December 6, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Ingressjapan/posts/BSjeB9ozHTd - Japanese translation and link to 16 12 10 Ingress Investigate post

November 22, 2016 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Ingressjapan/posts/YuyRcX7mSCe - Agents Save the date December 10, 2016


Investigate Ingress Posts Pre-Event

The Acolyte's Plans

Summary/Transcripts

Our friend Agent @KodamaSmiles shares some news that’s been traveling through the grapevine recently…

Don’t want to reveal too many secrets, but I’ve been hearing that the Acolyte’s people have begun to piece together Lynton-Wolfe’s Tecthulhu.

If they succeed, it would be the second iteration of this technology.

Different in some ways, I suspect — similar in others.

My guess is that because the machine is influenced by the mind or minds that create it, it evolves — changing to reflect the will of its creator.

That’s supposition, because at this point, we know very little about the machine overall. If the Acolyte succeeds, I suspect we’ll know more.

As to whether she will call on Agents to help in this next phase of her work? I have heard some rumors… something happening soon. Like I said, don’t want to reveal too many secrets, but if you dig, you can find… it’s out there…12QwAS2#wESd3$erdF$5RTfg%6tYgH6&YUhJ7*uijK89iOKL(0OpL:0-P[;”qwASzXWesdxCeRDFcVrTfgvBTygHBNYUhJnMUijKM,iOKl,>opL:.?

@KodamaSmiles via Facebook

Connections

This may be the first time we hear about this event


December 10th - Japan

Summary/Transcripts

It seems this was the news Agent @KodamaSmiles was alluding to yesterday — further it seems this is what the secret code symbol put online by the Society for the Ethical Treatment of AIs some days ago revealed to those in the know…

Some kind of XM-related occurrence seems to be expected in Japan on December 10th…

Scant details at this point, but I’ve learned from reliable sources that the this event — I’m not sure it can be classified as a traditional XM Anomaly — may have an expected footprint larger than a single neighborhood or city, and that it may have multiple phases that involve different groups of Agents. Not much more intel at this point, but I’ll keep you updated as I learn more.;yr39?279hn

-PAC

Connections


Sixteen Twelve Ten

Summary/Transcript

A source sent this clue my way, I believe it relates to the events taking place in Japan on December 10th. It seems the first challenge will go live around noon that day.

The source advised me that Agents at the locations above will play a vital role as the Factions race to the finish line in this challenge — but they will not be acting alone.

Agents across Japan could be called upon to help recover important intelligence and information from a variety of locations…

And in order to make sense of that information, an even wider network, perhaps one that extends across the world, could come into play…

All while the clock ticks.

It seems an interesting day awaits… One that will test the strength of each Faction’s resources across a multitude of networks and skillsets…

-PAC

Connections


The Challenges Ahead

Summary/Transcript

The strange events of December 10th are just across the horizon, and as promised I’ve been keeping an ear to the ground.

Here’s what I’ve learned:

5 Missions will go live between noon and 4pm Local Japan Time — one each hour at the top of the hour.

Each Mission will contain a challenge, part of which will be uncovered at the Mission Site. The remaining components will have to retrieved from dozens of locations across Japan by identifying and accessing Portals based on the available intelligence.

Code-breakers and Puzzle-Solvers will likely play a major role in helping piece the challenges together and finding their solutions.

Some of the Missions will require unlock passwords gained by completing previous Missions in order to be completed, and each Mission will in turn reward Agents with a Mission Reward Code that will be needed for the Final Challenge.

The Final Challenge will require the password solutions from all previous challenges as well as the Reward Codes from all completed Missions.

Only one Agent (a representative of their Faction) will be able to complete the Final Challenge by entering the correct passcode… It will be a race to the finish line and time will be of the essence. Agents with a wide variety of skillsets will all have to work together to bring victory to their Faction.

Agents, keep us up to date on how the day proceeds tomorrow, whether you are in the field or helping contribute from anywhere in the world. Tell us who you are and what role you are playing. I’ll be sending out some passcodes from my reserves at random to those who help shed light on the events of the day. Use #Ingress161210 for your broadcasts…

Good luck.

-PAC


Kodama Smiles Posts Pre-Event

Don't Want to Reveal Facebook Post

Summary/Transcript

Don't want to reveal too many secrets, but I've been hearing that the Acolyte's people have begun to piece together Lynton-Wolfe's Tecthulhu.

If they succeed, it would be the second iteration of this technology.

Different in some ways, I suspect – similar in others.

My guess is that because the machine is influenced by the mind or minds that create it, it evolves – changing to reflect the will of its creator.

That's supposition, because at this point, we know very little about the machine overall. If the Acolyte succeeds, I suspect we'll know more.

As to whether she will call on Agents to help in this next phase of her work? I have heard some rumors… something happening soon. Like I said, don't want to reveal too many secrets, but if you dig, you can find… it's out there…

@KodamaSmiles

Connections


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