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Operation Essex

Operation Essex is a group created by Dr. Edgar Allan Wright, to get players to investigate the mysteries of the Niantic Project, with some support from official sources.


Anyone can join by finding the current set of questions (listed in the g+ group, which can be seen publicly) and messaging any member of Essex with the answers.

An overview of the resources shared by members can be found Operation Essex Resources


It was first mentioned in this g+ post

The fever of yesterday has passed, leaving clarity.

I must throw everything I have into this investigation. I don't have money like the corporations. I don't have data like ADA or Omnivore. I don't even have the intel of the NIA, nor to I benefit from the knowledge of those who were actually on the Niantic Project. But I do have, at my disposal, the best investigators in the world. I commence Operation Essex in memory of an ancestor.

It is our mission to assemble all of the data we have and follow the Ingression… For the future the present and the past depend on our success.

Who will join me in Operation Essex?


The fever that he mentions was a post made by him the previous day (26 of October).

It is as if the phrase 13MAGNUS was a key that unlocked hidden parts of my memory… Dormant… A synapse bridged… It coming back in waves… Images… Flashes… Seattle… The Space Needle… The Assassin from Parallax View… We live in a world forged by our imprints… Seattle… Felicia. I knew her, but from where? Waratah… Who is she? Is IQTech Parallax in code? Is 13MAGNUS my Coronet Blue… Do we all have one? It's coming back… But not clear… Associations without firmament… 13MAGNUS is an idealized condition… Somebody said that… It exists for a moment, leaving traces… Leaving clues… But you have to know how to follow them.“ Somebody said that. Was it Lightman? Calvin? Kureze? Devra? What do they know? What have they forgotten? Is it only me?

The Sharding… What is the Sharding within and without… I got a call from a Niantic Operative… Mumbai… Searching for the Awakening or the Transcendence or something… It all added up to the Enlightenment. Osiris… Yama… Kala… Annubis… Ascention… That was it…. Ascention… Tamarind… The Sacred Spices…. All eyes will be on Atlanta… But see Mumbai from the other… 'Swingin' on the Bombay one day… Every move he makes… Its tangled. Cluttered. Reality. Art. Music. Movies. All of it in a stew of consciousness… Marinating… Curry Land… Atlantis… Did I really get that call? Yes. Yes. It is here on my phone.. I really did.

I have done my best to record a thought stream. Fractal thoughts that assemble to a truth. I would not say that it is coming back. I would say that it is crystallizing. Yes. That's the word. Make of this what you will..


Origin of the name

Edgar explained in this post

Somebody asked about the significance of the Essex: One of my ancestors was aboard that ship. The Essex went down when rammed by a whale and was the stimulus for Moby Dick. I trying to stop the Leviathan that is coming, I feel like Captain Ahab. My ancestor, by the way, survived the Wreck of the Essex and died in a hurricane alter on.

This is a reference to William Wright that after surviving the Essex incident returned to whaling and drowned during a hurricane in the West Indies


Essex Recruitment Tests

Posted by Dr. Wright as a means of gauging entry into the Operation Essex Group.

1st test - 28th of October

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Recruitment Test Starting Week of October 28th Questions
THE ESSEX RECRUITMENT TEST FOR THE WEEK STARTING MONDAY THE 28TH:
ESSEX AGENT VERIFICATION TEST
THE ESSEX TEST FOR THIS WEEK:

  • EASY: What is the name of the New York Times Bestselling Author who has been collaborating with Hank Johnson on the Alignment: Ingress and now ‘The Shaper Glyphs’ (tentative title?).
  • EASY: Who was the first member of the Niantic Project Investigation Team to encounter Dark XM?
  • EASY: Who is the Scientist who sacrificed her life to prevent the Shaper Self-Destruct Code.
  • MEDIUM: Who was Carrie Campbells ‘significant other?
  • MEDIUM: Which two Niantic Progject Researchers battled two weeks ago in Bangkok.
  • MEDIUM: Who are the two authors of the prank academic document: Inquisitorial Contact?
  • MEDIUM: Who showed up, by surprise, at the Los Angeles Event and for extra credit, who arranged the meeting?
  • MEDIUM: What is the name of the Secret Society associated with the Myth of Osiris?
  • HARD: Who is the Niantic Researcher most instrumental in translating Glyphs since the end of Operation:
  • Cassandra?
  • HARD: What is the name of the Hulong Executive who appeared in San Jose?
  • HARD: What became of Jarvis after he defeated Dr. Lynton-Wolfe in Bangkok.
  • VERY HARD: Speculation: What information do you think Hank Johnson wants to suppress by gaining control of Felicia Hadjra-Lee’s manuscript.
  • VERY HARD: What are the basic alignments of the three corporations and why do you think so?
Recruitment Test Starting Week of October 28th Answers
  • EASY: What is the name of the New York Times Bestselling Author who has been collaborating with Hank Johnson on the Alignment: Ingress and now ‘The Shaper Glyphs’ (tentative title?).
    • Thomas Greanias
  • EASY: Who was the first member of the Niantic Project Investigation Team to encounter Dark XM?
    • Hank Johnson
  • EASY: Who is the Scientist who sacrificed her life to prevent the Shaper Self-Destruct Code.
    • Carrie Campbell.
  • MEDIUM: Who was Carrie Campbell's ‘significant other?
    • Enoch Dalby.
  • MEDIUM: Which two Niantic Progject Researchers battled two weeks ago in Bangkok.
    • Dr. Lynton-Wolfe and Jarvis.
  • MEDIUM: Who are the two authors of the prank academic document: Inquisitorial Contact?
    • Hank Johnson and Devra Bogdanovich.
  • MEDIUM: Who showed up, by surprise, at the Los Angeles Event and for extra credit, who arranged the meeting?
    • Klue – extra credit, ADA.
  • MEDIUM: What is the name of the Secret Society associated with the Myth of Osiris?
    • 13MAGNUS
  • HARD: Who is the Niantic Researcher most instrumental in translating Glyphs since the end of Operation: Cassandra?
    • Stein Lightman.
  • HARD: What is the name of the Hulong Executive who appeared in San Jose?
    • Catherine Fan
  • HARD: What became of Jarvis after he defeated Dr. Lynton-Wolfe in Bangkok.
    • He sharded.
  • VERY HARD: Speculation: What information do you think Hank Johnson wants to suppress by gaining control of Felicia Hadjra-Lee’s manuscript.
    • That he discovered Roland Jarvis’ body at the Niantic Facility (that would take a very good reasoning in the game). The easy answer, that he was part of the attack on the Niantic Facility at CERN and learned some things there.
  • VERY HARD: What are the basic alignments of the three corporations and why do you think so?
    • Hulong – Enlightened. b) IQTech Resistance. c) Visur goes both ways. Devra is Resistance, however. Accept any thoughtful, informed answer to this question.

test - 9th of November

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Recruitment Test Starting Week of November 9th Questions
  • EASY: What objects were revealed in portals this week?
  • EASY: Where did Devra hold a briefing recently?
  • MEDIUM: How are the newly revealed objects transported?
  • MEDIUM: What is the significance of the San Francisco destination site?
  • MEDIUM: What horrifying revelation did Devra deliver at the end of her briefing?
  • MEDIUM: Where were we first introduced to Antoine Smith? HARD: What does Smith want from Oliver Lynton-Wolfe?
  • HARD: Who was the murderer in the ancient myth that Jarvis has referenced?
  • V. HARD (Speculation): Who is the Daedalus of Ingress?
  • V. HARD (Speculation): What is the significance of the Buenos Aires destination site?

Test for week of November 16 2013

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Recruitment Test Starting Week of Nov. 16 2013 Questions
  1. EASY: What was the name of the Track Enoch Dalby released this week?
  2. EASY: Who is interviewing Susanna Moyer in the Ingress Break-in videos?
  3. EASY: Who has been accused of mind-hacking Klue?
  4. MEDIUM: What does Devra Bogdanovich say there will be no time to do with an anti-XM Vaccine?
  5. MEDIUM: What are the two destinations for the Jarvis Shards?
  6. HARD: What Niantic Investigator is associated with uncontacted tribes in South America?
  7. HARD: Who is in control of the NIA at this point?
  8. HARD: If Jarvis is Osiris, who is Set?
  9. VERY HARD: (reasoned opinion, grade on quality of thought): Is the NIA good or evil? If both, explain.
  10. VERY HARD: What real world projects was Susanna Moyer’s father involved with?
  11. VERY HARD: Despite revelations that the NIA is behind the Ingress Report, can you trust it or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Recruitment Test Starting Week of Nov. 16 2013 Questions with answers
  1. EASY: What was the name of the Track Enoch Dalby released this week?
  2. a) Epiphany Night
  3. EASY: Who is interviewing Susanna Moyer in the Ingress Break-in videos?
  4. a) Ken Owen
  5. EASY: Who has been accused of mind-hacking Klue?
  6. a) Ada
  7. MEDIUM: What does Devra Bogdanovich say there will be no time to do with an anti-XM Vaccine?
  8. a) Test it
  9. MEDIUM: What are the two destinations for the Jarvis Shards?
  10. a) Cupid’s Span
  11. a) Buenos Aires
  12. HARD: What Niantic Investigator is associated with uncontacted tribes in South America?
  13. a) Yuri Nagassa.
  14. HARD: Who is in control of the NIA at this point?
  15. a) As far as we can tell Ken Owens.
  16. HARD: If Jarvis is Osiris, who is Set?
  17. a) Opinion. Probably Ada.
  18. VERY HARD: (reasoned opinion, grade on quality of thought): Is the NIA good or evil? If both, explain.
  19. VERY HARD: What real world projects was Susanna Moyer’s father involved with?
  20. a) Echelon and Bletchley Park.
  21. VERY HARD: Despite revelations that the NIA is behind the Ingress Report, can you trust it or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

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Test for week of November 23 2013

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Recruitment Test Starting Week of Nov. 23 2013 Questions
Here are this weeks' Questions. Feel free to think of more and share.
  • 1) EASY: Which ex-Niantic Investigator is currently finishing his documentary?
  • 2) EASY: What Niantic Investigator released a piece of music this week?
  • 3) EASY: Whose Shards are travelling around the world at this moment.
  • 4) MEDIUM: What language was the cryptic voice in Enoch’s video on YouTube speaking in?
  • 5) MEDIUM: Whose Father was believed to be involved in both Bletchley Park and Echelon?
  • 6) MEDIUM: Who is primarily trying to stop Roland Jarvis shards from reaching Cupid’s Span?
  • 7) HARD: Which Niantic Investigator is most likely to re-connect Enoch and Carrie?
  • 8) HARD: How is Dr. Lynton-Wolfe communicating with his Acolytes?
  • 9) HARD: What do you think 13MAGNUS is?
  • 10) ULTRA HARD: Who would be most capable of compromising the RedX Phones?
  • 11) ULTRA HARD: Who would be hunting Dr. Lynton-Wolfe at this point?
  • 12) ULTRA HARD: Susanna Moyer: Do you trust her or not?


Recruitment Test Starting Week of Nov. 23 2013 Questions and Answer
Here are this weeks' Questions. Feel free to think of more and share.
  • 1) EASY: Which ex-Niantic Investigator is currently finishing his documentary?
  • a) Hank Johnson.
  • 2) EASY: What Niantic Investigator released a piece of music this week?
  • a) Enoch Dalby
  • 3) EASY: Whose Shards are travelling around the world at this moment.
  • a) Roland Jarvis’
  • 4) MEDIUM: What language was the cryptic voice in Enoch’s video on YouTube speaking in?
  • a) Russian
  • 5) MEDIUM: Whose Father was believed to be involved in both Bletchley Park and Echelon?
  • a) Susanna Moyer
  • 6) MEDIUM: Who is primarily trying to stop Roland Jarvis shards from reaching Cupid’s Span?
  • a) Dr. Lynton-Wolfe
  • 7) HARD: Which Niantic Investigator is most likely to re-connect Enoch and Carrie?
  • a) Misty
  • 8) HARD: How is Dr. Lynton-Wolfe communicating with his Acolytes?
  • a) RedX
  • 9) HARD: What do you think 13MAGNUS is?
  • a) A Secret Society
  • 10) ULTRA HARD: Who would be most capable of compromising the RedX Phones?
  • 11) ULTRA HARD: Who would be hunting Dr. Lynton-Wolfe at this point?
  • 12) ULTRA HARD: Susanna Moyer: Do you trust her or not?

Test for week of Dec. 1 2013

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Questions
EASY:	 Who is going to Buenos Aires?
EASY:	 Who is working on a documentary called Nomad?
EASY:	 Who is hinting at an alliance with Devra?
MEDIUM:	Who is Claudia Glass searching for?	
MEDIUM:	What did Jarvis caution against in his Redemption Speech?
MEDIUM:	Where do you next expect to see Hank Johnson?
HARD:	Who did Susanna Moyer select to give passage to the ex-Niantic Researcher?
HARD:	If you were to hear of something were stolen or missing this week, what would it be?
HARD:	What will Hank Johnson be looking for in Phoenix?
VERY HARD:	 Why is Susanna Moyer helping Dr. Lynton-Wolfe
VERY HARD:  Can Susanna be trusted? If so, then by whom?
VERY HARD:  If you were to hear of something were stolen or missing this week, what would it be?




Test for week of Jan. 5 2014

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Questions
EASY:	Who were the two corpses at the Zurich Train Station in the 2WillDie Poster (might want to 
put the poster in the newsletter.
EASY:	Who do you think was the female voice speaking to Katelina?
MEDIUM:   Which Faction would benefit if Calvin and Owen manage to come to an agreement?
MEDIUM:  Hank Johnson was not present at CERN on Epiphany Night, but he took something with him that 
allowed him to escape the Dark XM Portal. What was it? Where did it come from?.  
HARD:  Last time we saw Dr. Brandt, somebody died shortly thereafter.  Who was it?
HARD:	Calvin, Owen and Phillips tangled right before a critical event last year. What was the event, 
and what were the consequences?
VERY HARD:  Why did ADA select Katalina to use for her purposes?



Introduction to the Niantic Conspiracy: A Conversation with Essex


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