# Ingress: Do new fields within old fields form if the old field expires?

Let's assume I've linked the neutral portals. If the 'Husson Way' portal goes down (loosing the field), do the linked neutral portals create new fields?

No. New fields cannot form on their own.

Let's assume I've linked the neutral portals

However, consider the following situation:

This will take these steps to reproduce:

• build field 1
• with two additional keys, build field 2
• with one additional key, build field 3; at the same time, the larger field also appears, giving you 313 AP for the one link, 1250 AP for the small field 3, plus another 1250 AP for the larger field

In my drawing, the third picture shows the double-layer with a darker shade of blue. Now if the anchor in the middle gets destroyed, the large outside field will still be standing.

If however one of the outside anchors would be destroyed, three fields would disappear, and it would look the same as the first, top left illustration.

• Your example is wrong. The small field 3 does not appear in this case, only the big one. Only the biggest field possible on each side of a link is create. So the 3 area should have only one layer while 1 and 2 have 2. Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 13:37
• If you destroy the upper anchor, the "small field" 3 is not created. There will only three links forming a triangle with no field. Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 13:39
• @ch7kor I actually thought that that would happen, but the other way around, that it would create field 3 but not the big one. But I am pretty certain it happens the way I described. I'll try it later today, if I find space to do it. Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 13:42
• The example is wrong but the idea is ok. For the example to work first you create filed 1 then the big field and then the link to the center portal. That will really create the layers. If the ENL destroy the central portal the external field will remain. Anyway +1 Commented Oct 25, 2017 at 16:34

No, fields are only formed at the instant when the third link forms a closed triangle (or triangles, as the case may be for a double-field).

As a sidenote, you can capture the portals inside the field and link from the edges to form fields.

No because in the first place you can not link those portals inside among themselves because you can not link portals that are inside fields.

What you can do is capture those portals and create links FROM the outside portals to them. If that creates fields, fine. If not, then no new fields will be created when the outside portals fall either.