A recent statement from The +Society for the Ethical Treatment of AIs had a fairly obvious tinge of disinformation surrounding it.
This leaked transcript reveals what we've only been uncovering in rumors thus far.
The XM shortage seems to be having a negative effect on +Roland Jarvis. Since his murder at the hands of NIA Operatives in Zurich, his corporeal existence has been tied to Exotic Matter and its 'Patterning' abilities. Even after the Shards that contained his essence were reconstituted during #13MAGNUS, many suspected that the sculptor's relationship to XM went beyond mere philosophy.
And in the back of my mind, of course, is the thought: He's not the only one…
+Martin Schubert has just confirmed that the second deployment of +Devra Bogdanovich's Portal Virus has taken effect, causing Portal Decay to accelerate to 4 days (96 hours) globally.
News is also emerging that a group of Portals in Europe may hold the key to the locations of the first #Helios Artifacts, which are expected to manifest in the Portal Network early next week. According to Schubert, this information may be 'fleeting' in nature. I would advise all Investigators to begin planning and coordinating with Agents operating near those Portals so that this valuable intel can be obtained once day breaks over Europe.
About 48 hours ago, the first five #Helios Artifacts manifested across the globe, initially appearing in the USA, France, Cyprus and Sri Lanka.
Those who had obtained and shared the the precious data to emerge from the High Risk Portal Array in Europe were able to gain a critical advantage in the struggle to control them.
As of now, the Artifacts are on the move, headed to either the Resistance Target in Spain or towards to the Enlightened Target in Peru.
Time will tell who will capture them, and unleash the power they are believed to hold.
+Susanna Moyer reports on the largest Ingress Anomalies yet, which took place on August 9th in Taipei and Chicago with Satellites in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Galveston and Richmond. Over 3000 Agents took part on the ground, but many more represented their causes: Matahari, Siren's Song, Choro Verde do Oeste and the Indian Enlightened's quest for Coimbatore were among many operations to take place across the world as Agents struggled to fight back against Bogdanovich's Portal Virus and take control of the Helios Anomalies.
Agent MyGz reports from Kuala Lumpur for +Operation Essex and +Behind The Scanner reaches out to Agents who were at the Anomalies for their version of the day's events.
Meanwhile, the first #Helios Artifacts emerge into the Portal Network… what power do they hold? Does Surveillance footage of +Klue S. hold the clues?
In Tech News, new versions of the +Ingress Scanner and Intel Map bring new functionality to Agents on both iOS and Android.
And finally, congratulations to Agents @Philistine11 and @nsuneb.Together Strong Future. Begin Journey.
The first decisive move in the struggle to capture and activate the #Helios Artifacts has been made.
Earlier today, Resistance Agents captured both Artifact 03 and Artifact 04 within the Target Portal aligned to them on the southern coast of Spain. After falling behind at the last #Helios Anomalies centered around Taipei and Chicago, it seems the Resistance is determined to stay in the fight: The Artifacts will surely play a central role in that.
The remaining three Artifacts from the first group of five are poised to fly in Fiji and Hawaii… A single clear shot across the Pacific Ocean, and the Enlightened will have them all at their Target Portal in Peru.
In the meantime, Agents have already begun to prepare for the arrival of the second group. The next ten Artifacts are expected to emerge on or around the 20th of August. At that time, the Target Portals aligned to the Resistance and the Enlightened will also destabilize and reappear at new locations.
One thing is for certain, with fourty Artifacts set to emerge over the course of the #Helios Anomalies, this struggle is only beginning.
Former Niantic Researcher, +Martin Schubert, argues for his desire to research the #Helios Artifacts. Enlightened ideologue, +Roland Jarvis, struggles through his illness and grasps for lucidity, warning him to turn away…
Despite the fog of confusion and weakness Jarvis is speaking through, the warning is clear.
A portion of this surveillance audio file was initially obtained by the #IngressReport. I have now obtained and present this file in full. It is my hope that all members of the Investigative Community can come to their own conclusion about the #Helios Artifacts: Their potential for good in restoring the Portal Network as well as whatever unspoken danger they may represent.
The Resistance, through a series of well calculated transfers, capture four additional #Helios Artifacts in Yektarinburg.
The Target Portals in Russia and India are expected to remain in their current position through next week, and it is likely additional captures will be made during that window.
In the meantime, the watchlist for the #Final15 Helios #Artifact Portals has begun to emerge via coded files uncovered by +Verum Inveniri.