Deal with the Devil
A most curious day. I received both these messages within about 35 minutes of each other. At some level, that’s not surprising… we know that every major power structure in the world of Ingress is watching the other like a hawk.
It seems the bottom line is this… the Agents in control of the contents of the box from Seattle have been given a difficult choice:
- Trade their precious knowledge with Jahan, and gain highly beneficial intelligence in return.
- Or, share what they have discovered with the Acolyte. What she offers in return is less valuable, but unlike Jahan, she and the Enlightened Agents who control the box share a common cause.
I do not envy their position. They have been given until this weekend to take advantage of either option.
Here are the two messages I received:
Chapeau. I have a message for the Enlightened Agents who possess the Harlan box. I request you share this letter publicly so that they see it.
I know that your vision of the future differs from mine. I respect you for that, but know also that in times of upheaval even the most stubborn of enemies have found common ground. The Journals of Obsidius have shown us that members of 13MAGNUS and Anti-Magnus came together once they understood the power of the Obsidian Shield. Today, the opportunity presents itself once again.
I am willing to provide you with valuable intelligence. Intelligence that many among your Faction would be thrilled to possess. All I ask in return is that you share the contents of the Harlan box with me. I seek detailed images of each Artifact, and I will wish to examine the Artifacts in person in Orlando.
You must make your decision by Sunday. If you wish to accept my offer, post an image of the Resistance Glyph in your Isthmus Google+ Community and state that you accept my offer. I will arrange to have you contacted in private to make the exchange.
Talk amongst your Friends and Faction. I believe your fellow Agents will agree with me: When the stakes are high, we must work together despite our differences.
That was the message I got first. The second one arrived just minutes later:
I am aware that Jahan has offered something valuable to the Isthmus Agents in exchange for the contents of the box. Surely by now they are wise enough to know that nothing she says can be taken at face value. She seeks only to further herself, to chase her own destiny, to forge a path that would imperil the rich and beautiful future promised to us by Our Friends.
I too will offer a gift to these loyal and wise Agents. What I can share is not as valuable as the information that I believe Jahan possesses, but I will give it to them with an open heart in exchange for access to the Artifacts in Vienna and detailed information about them now.
The N’zeer would rob us of our journey into the Ultimate. The Obsidian Shield is our best chance to preserve our goal and our vision.
Stand with me, Agents. Post an image of Enlightened Glyph on your Google+ page by Sunday, and I will know that you are truly one with the Enlightenment. I will arrange for you to contacted if you make this wise and principled choice.
So, Agents. It looks like the ball is in your court. Like I said… I don’t envy your position.fjhiuxcgtfwfoqfstfqpmjtygpvscuisffx