What did +Hank Johnson find and what has happened to him?
I was able to obtain the video first released via the #IngressReport livestream on Saturday. Hank Johnson's status remains unknown. I'm sure I share the concern of all Investigators, Enlightened or Resistance, for the safety of this charismatic, unique and well-respected XM Researcher.
The simple answer to the above question is obvious, a #13MAGNUS stronghold or sanctum of some kind, the harder question is: What does that mean? And where is it? In our discussion today of what might have happened to Hank, I would also encourage us to think of the consequences of 'the worst possible outcome.' What does Hank Johnson mean to the Enlightened and Resistance ideologies and Factions, and what would our path forward be without him? We should also consider the best possible outcome. If Hank returns to us unharmed, what knowledge might his adventure have bestowed on him, and how might we use it?
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Hank Johnson's NOMAD: #13MAGNUS
Hank Johnson's status remains unknown. I was able to obtain a copy of this disturbing video, first released via the #IngressReport livestream on Saturday.
I'm sure I share the concern of all Investigators, Enlightened or Resistance, for the safety of this charismatic, unique and well-respected XM Researcher.
The Ancient Egyptians wrote of it on their tomb walls. It's referenced in the Old Testament and obliquely mentioned in the Academies of 4th Century Athens. And it's been found in the villas of Imperial Rome...
Thirteen Magnus. It's influenced and affected and fundamentally changed the course of human history for ages, all the while remaining in the shadows. It's a secret vigilantly protected by the members of Thirteen Magnus to this very day. Why? Is it because they felt they have not only conquered life, but also death?
I'm Hank Johnson, and this is Nomad.
The mythology of Thirteen Magnus dates back to the days of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. And to the story of Osiris, which I believe is its origin. The story of a life force that can be divided, reassembled, and resurrected.
What if the ancient Egyptians witnessed an actual resurrection and then spent thousands of years trying to recreate it?
Ancient myth or modern reality?
Thirteen Magnus are sensitives entrusted with the knowledge of an ancient algorithm. An algorithm that enables them, at will, to calculate the correct shaper glyphs, the necessary Portal, and the amount of Exotic Matter required to enable resurrection.
A secret so powerful and terrifying, that the truth of it must remain buried. But no more. Not today.
I'm Hank Johnson. This is Nomad. I'm separating from my crew for their safety but will be in touch by radio. Maybe I'm being a little overly cautious. Then again, maybe not. Only time will tell.
I believe that I am very near the location of the sanctus sanctorum, the holiest of holies of Thirteen Magnus.
If my research is correct, then I am very near the Portal... the Thirteen Magnus Portal. In it, I expect to discover a body, or even multiple bodies, of sensitives who have been waiting who knows how long for someone to come along and awaken them.
(filtered through radio)
Hank, this is Nomad One. Your feed is breaking...
...ago in ancient Egypt. This is it. I'm crossing the threshold.
Nomad One, Nomad One, this is Hank. Come in.
We copy you, Hank. Lost you for a second. Signal looks strong now.
Affirmative. I'm beginning my ingress.
This place is rich with Exotic Matter. I can feel it. There's a low, resonant pulse. Unlike... unlike anything I've ever felt before. I'm pushing forward.
If I'm right, the Thirteen Magnus chamber should be just up ahead...
Someone or something knows I'm here...
Nomad One to Hank. Hank, come in. Do you copy?
Hank, get out of there!