The Niantic Investigation: Nov 2016 Status Update

Hello there and welcome back to Fev Games as we explore the Niantic Investigation in 2016. So what’s the most important thing or things that you need to know in order to jump in?


This month saw the Via Noir Anomaly which took place on November 12th. As the events began to unfold, both Oliver Lynton-Wolfe and Devra released a number of videos (transcripts available here for OLW and here for Devra).



In these videos, it became clear that OLW had managed to build the powerful ‘Tecthullu” — a machine discovered by Nigel Moyer, Susanna’s father. Fearing its power, Nigel had gone to extreme lengths to hide its existence before his death, going as far as to make Susanna the only person who would receive any info on it.


Last month, Susanna left on a journey.  Along the way she went to confront Jahan over her father’s demise — an experience that may believed had left her dead.  Fortunately she had actually met up with the Acolyte, who provided a companion to accompany her on her journey.

That companion was the comatose investigator Klue.


That journey culminated with Susanna and Klue facing off against OLW and the Tecthullu.  In this case, however, it did not end well. Losing the battle, they were both absorbed into OLW’s Tecthullu. As Devra would later say, during an impassioned plea to get agents at the anomalies to help her stop it: “There’s more – Susanna wasn’t alone when she tried to stop Lynton-Wolfe. Klue was with her… what was left of her. The Machine took them both. I don’t know how, but it destroyed both of them and made them both part of it.” 


The activity drummed up on site caused OLW to lose his connection to his machine but not before this cryptic warning: “I have crossed the bridge, Agents. The Machine cannot be unmade. Where there is one… there will be many.”


As for the winner of the Via Noir anomaly? The Enlightened succeeded, and as a result it would be revealed that the Acolyte was able to locate the chamber where Dr. Lynton-Wolfe had been working.  There her operatives began exploring the now ruined laboratory for clues and information.


Shortly thereafter, a series of special cases began to emerge from the Anomalies. One in particular, from New Orleans, revealed this:


The location: Japan. 

The calm is ending and the storm is coming….

Serious investigators dig deeper. Seeking the truth, no matter where it may lead, is our calling. Faction, race, gender, age – none of these things matter here. To potentially dig down the rabbit hole, join us at Operation Essex. Keep a close eye at Investigate:Ingress as well as pages of the Niantic Researchers, sensitives and Corporations to learn more. 


Until next time!