Two years have passed since the death of Professor Charles Xavier, the world's
greatest telepath and mentor to countless youth.
Magneto and his
brotherhood of mutants
have continued to reside in Magneto's countless hideouts scattered through the
United States and Canada.
In the early months of 2012, a team of mutants under the control of Scarlet
Witch broke into one of the largest mutant detention centers in the southwest
United States. Through the use of mutant teleporters, they transported more than
1000 mutants to their hidden base in Wyoming. The complex is located
underground, accessible only by a hidden elevator shaft at the northeast corner
of the complex.
Over the next several months, Scarlet Witch and several other members of the
brotherhood worked to brainwash the mutants into joining Magneto and the
brotherhood of mutants. Once trained in combat and given a crash course in
developing their mutant abilities, these new recruits were sent out to Magneto's
various mutant bases around the United States and Canada to replenish the
assorted teams with fresh soldiers ready to fight and die for Magneto's cause.
Among the new recruits sent to New York to join Quicksilver and his Acolytes
were Jordan Scott, Lillian Coron "Rayne," Rachel Elliott, and Rebecca Holst
"Aerial." These recruits stood apart from the rest; they were well in control of
their powers and held abilities that Quicksilver found to be rather useful in
fighting the X-Men. Quicksilver even sent Jordan Scott to infiltrate the X-Men
division, having him join the school under the pretense of being a new arrival.
Prior to Jordan's departure, Quicksilver had a low level telepath block out the
ability for Jordan's mind to be infiltrated by the telepaths residing at the
Xavier Institute, notably Jean Grey and Emma Frost. The block would only last
for roughly a month, enough time for Jordan to access the Cerebra Chamber and
download its files. Jordan's mission, however, ended in a failure toward the end
of the spring season. Upon attempting to access the Cerebra Chamber, his
presence was discovered by Sara Zander "Inferno", and he promptly fled the
mansion. Despite the failure, Quicksilver knew Jordan would become useful later,
and thus allowed him to live when he returned empty handed.
During the summer of 2012, Austin and Renee Carr infiltrated the Xavier
Institute without the permission of Quicksilver. They tracked down Damien DeVol,
an X-Men and council member at the Xavier Institute, and attacked him. Austin
held a grudge against Damien and was intent on killing him. His plans were
foiled when Damien's long time girlfriend, Jade Bennington "Nightwish" arrived
on the scene and fought off Renee Carr. With Renee out of the way, Damien fought
back, causing Austin and Renee to flee the mansion grounds.
During the fall of 2012, Rachel Elliott and Roxie Rieser were sent to the Xavier
Institute on a mission. Their objective was to capture Veronica Fieron "V" and
Ayami Horobi, two X-Men who possessed the ability of magnetism. Even though they
were only able to capture Veronica Fieron "V", the mission was still considered
to be a success. They transported her to an abandoned warehouse in Maine where
they waited for a more permanent transport to the base in Arizona. Meanwhile
they attempted to gain information via torture. Before any information was
spilled, the X-Men broke into the warehouse. Halfway through the fight,
sentinels arrived on the scene. After both sides had fled, the death toll was
taken. The Acolytes lost Kendra Rickkers "Slinger," considered to be a peon by
Quicksilver. The X-Men had lost Seta Yasha "Hell", also considered to be a peon
by Quicksilver, but a beloved teammate by the X-Men.
Around December, Quicksilver appointed SilverBlade as a co-leader of the
Acolytes. The two had become romantically involved toward the end of the year,
and Quicksilver wanted her by his side. The remainder of the year was spent in
constant battles between the X-Men and Quicksilver's Acolytes.