Jahan is a biotech researcher and leader of the Anti-MAGNUS.
The Anti-MAGNUS is an ancient society that is working to bring the N’zeer to our world and is the ancient incarnation of the Resistance faction.
Jahan was born into a familial clan that has been at the center of the Anti-Magnus organization since its inception. The clan is believed to pass leadership from one matriarch to the next through a complicated blood ritual. The clan believes that this ceremony creates a conscious link from one generation to the next forming an unbroken chain of memory going back to the inception of the organization. As the designated matriarch of the clan, Jahan sees it as her duty to preserve the clan’s collected library of knowledge about the N’zeer and to seek out and collect so called ‘Prime XM Artifacts’ that are believed to directly embody N’zeer technology.
The palace in India where Jahan was raised contains a vast archive of knowledge and powerful treasures related to XM, the Shapers, and the N’zeer, and represents the hard-won fruits of her family’s efforts throughout the centuries.
Despite a relatively comfortable upbringing, however, Jahan’s history is nonetheless marked by struggle and tragedy in equal parts: both her mother and sister were murdered—poisoned—by those acting on behalf of the Azmati clan. The Jahan family clan believe that the 13MAGNUS cult and other agents of the Shapers have been attempting to eliminate their family line and purge all traces of the N’zeer for thousands of years.
After returning to India, she worked a well known multinational Indian pharmaceutical organization before leaving to start her own pharmaceutical research company. She is a founding member of multiple organizations involved in healthcare, poverty alleviation, education and microfinance for rural populations in India, the most notable of which, the Reason Foundation, may also have ties to XM research.
She met Hank Johnson while volunteering as a nurse at a small temple in a village near Pune. Whether their meeting was a coincidence, destiny, or something planned by her all along is currently unknown. What is known is that she took Hank Johnson under her wing, nursing him back to health from severe combat-related wounds. During the course of Hank’s recovery, they developed a close bond. However, their relationship ended abruptly when Jahan forced Hank to help recover the Shōnin Stone and then made him lead her to a 13MAGNUS Nest in Afghanistan in order to co-opt the technology within it and further the N’zeer cause.
At the Nest; however, she was foiled by Azmati, and the results were catastrophic. The 13MAGNUS Nest was destroyed, forcing Jahan to seek out and attempt to activate the technology contained in an Anti-Magnus nest in Persepolis. There, she was confounded by ADA, who had beaten her to the nest and bonded with the N’zeer substrate. In a tenuous alliance, Jahan and Hank Johnson then worked together to recover an XM Artifact that would unlock the ABADN chamber beneath CERN and free the simulacra of the original Niantic Project researchers.
She proposed a reconciliation between 13MAGNUS and Anti-Magnus forces (as well as between the Enlightened and the Resistance Factions) following Abaddon, but it is likely that her offer was merely a ploy. Both she and the Acolyte are fighting bitterly as both seek to control the Obsidian Shield for their own purposes.
Don’t let this timeline fool you, though; Jahan has likely been working behind the scenes to manipulate the events of the Niantic Project for some time. She’s been in the shadows, working with Ezekiel Calvin, Antoine Smith, Visur Technology, and the NIA… She was once a student of Devra Bogdanovich and may even have anonymously helped her develop her Portal virus.
Beyond this, Jahan seems to have the wisdom of many lives, which lends some credence to the blood-ritual theory I mentioned before. According to some observers, she may have been entwined with Hank Johnson in another life. She may even rely on oracular connections to the past.
She has attempted to build an alliance with ADA and holds ties with a number of researchers currently aligned with the Resistance: Devra Bogdanovich, Stein Lightman, Misty Hannah, Enoch Dalby, Carrie Campbell, Victor Kureze, Martin Schubert, and Roland Jarvis.
She was, during the Obsidian series, attempting to find the Obsidian Shield (Circle of Obsidius) to re-engineer it to block Shaper influence.
Following the Obsidian Anomaly in Seattle, Enlightened Agent BigMatty gained control of the box Susanna Moyer brought with her. Both Jahan and the Acolyte tried to make deals to gain the box but in the end, the Acolyte obtained the contents.
Regardless, Jahan moved forward. She reached out to Stein Lightman with the goal of utilizing his knowledge of Shaper Glyphs and an ancient codex(book, novel) in order to obtain her goals but ultimately failed to stop the Acolyte from raising the Obsidian Shield.
During the Aegis Nova anomaly series, she became focused on finding the Aegis Nova XM weapon, going as far as to order the kidnapping and interrogation of Nigel Moyer, the father of Susanna Moyer, to obtain the data. However the interrogation methods of her associate Antoine Smith were too extreme and Nigel would die. Jahan, regardless of the loss, moved forward to protect ADA, who was being threatened by The Acolyte and Roland Jarvis. She would attempt to leverage the knowledge of Japanese XM Researcher Akira Tsukasa to gain Nigel’s knowledge from beyond the grave through the Ulitmate and then attempt to stop the Enlightened surge by capturing Tokyo. She met failure on all fronts and ADA was attacked.