Welcome to Magneto's Legion
History Overview Since 2010
2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018,
1. Choosing Sides.
Initially Magneto considered the extremist views festering within the Acolyte
team to be insignificant. After all, the group was doing their duty and keeping
the X-men out of his way. However, when members of the team took on a new name -
Exalted X - and declared themselves a separate group entirely from the
Brotherhood, Magneto stepped in. In a powerful display, he told the Acolyte
members that it was time for them to choose sides. They could either remain
within the Brotherhood of Mutants, or they could turn their backs on their
brethren and join the Exalted X group, led by Austin Carr. However, Magneto
warned that they would no longer be welcomed by the Brotherhood and would be
seen as an enemy of the cause. In truth, Exalted X was preaching ideas and
tactics that were even beneath Magneto's own morality. When the metaphorical
line in the sand was drawn, several Acolytes chose to remain with Magneto,
whether out of fear or loyalty. Those who chose to follow Austin Carr were dealt
with swiftly and without mercy. Magneto would not tolerate insubordination and
did not want this idea of betrayal seeping into and throughout his other ranks.
However, around a dozen former Acolytes escaped. They regrouped under Austin
Carr's leadership. With the group satisfactorily diminished and weakened,
Magneto sent in two or three Acolyte members as spies, working their way back
into the ranks of Exalted X to feed him information. Should Exalted X try to
rise against him again, he would give them a sentence worse than death. Exalted
X would spend most of the year strengthening, plotting, and planning their
revenge on the Brotherhood and on the X-men who continuously got in their way.
So it begins. Exalted X wanted to start with a warning to the X-men, one
that would not be taken lightly or in jest. Therefore, Exalted X started by
kidnapping several X-men and students who had former affiliations with the
Brotherhood and Exalted X, but had betrayed their brothers and sisters by
joining the X-men. Veronica Fieron Rasputin "V" and Madison "Sage" had
gone on a recon mission to follow up leads that might potentially to the rescue
of the mission Xavier Institute residents. However, the mission was a dead end
and ultimately led to V and Madi's capture. Exalted X leader allowed two of his
more well-trained interrogators work on V and Madi, attempting to get as much
information as possible. However, both women were equally trained in resisting
interrogations. Deciding to use them as bait, Austin had an explosive collar
placed on V which would detonate if she was taken from the building or if it was
removed. He then reactivated Madi's comlink to allow the X-men to track them.
The X-men fell into his trap easily enough; however, their team was able to work
around the trap and rescue the two women with only minor injuries sustained to
3. Bodies Hit The Fence. Exalted X decided to finally show their cards by
unveiling the reasoning behind the kidnappings. They brought the six kidnapped
victims, consisting of Dorian Lynd, Lucas Weiser, Jayden Amberry, and three
unnamed students, to the Xavier Institute in the black of night. Exalted X
members tied the badly beaten and tortured six to the Xavier Institute fence,
and then Austin Carr used his abilities to stop the hearts of all six victims.
Exalted X had one of their speedy mutants attach a note to the Xavier mansion
door with a warning stating that the X-men should stay out of their way, and
hinted that they should check the fence line to see that Exalted X meant
business. Cat and Piotr Rasputin were the first on the scene, followed shortly
by Veronica Fieron Rasputin. They were able to get the bodies off the fence
while Cat teleported them to the medibay, where Dr. Ayami Horobi-Weiser was on
standby. All were revived with the exception of one student.
4. Dorian Lynd Attacks. Upon waking up in the medibay, Dorian Lynd's mind
was not his own. A device planted in his head caused hallucinations that he was
still being held captive by Exalted X. While trying to escape the presumed
captivity, he inadvertently attacked his own friends and teammates. Veronica
Fieron Rasputin was able to remove the device from his head, but not before
Dorian had severely injured and melted sections of Piotr Rasputin's organic
metal, sending him to the medibay for medical treatment.
5. Bethany Returns. Bethany returned to the mansion, bypassing security
in her sand-shifted form. She attacked Dorian Lynd who was on the beach of
Breakstone Lake. She tried to find out if he had killed or injured anyone.
Dorian, in a weakened state and still recovering, was unable to fight back.
However, before Bethany could do any serious damage, Jayden Amberry, Piotr
Rasputin, Veronica Fieron Rasputin, and Cat arrived in time to save him. Bethany
was captured in a joint effort by Cat and Piotr. Bethany was sent to the medibay
to recover, and then later sent to the holding cells as a prisoner. Naturally,
sending Bethany to the Xavier Institute was a calculated move, one in which
Austin wanted to end with her in the medibay and then later the holding cells.
6. Visions of
Mae. Mae revealed one of her visions to Austin Carr, explaining that Izaak
Shaw would be a key player in the undoing of his leadership. Austin ordered
David Hartford the task of bringing Izaak Shaw in, alive.
7. Alleyway Fight (Rescue Lauren). Lauren McCully was the last of the
kidnapped victims and unable to be located. Out of the blue, Lauren contacted
Madison via comlink, claiming she had escaped and needed to be picked up in
town. Madison and Izaak Shaw immediately notified the X-men. The team formulated
a plan and then went into town. Madison and Izaak approached Lauren in town,
with Izaak masked by Madison's invisibility. The moment Madison entered the
alleyway where Lauren was, Leslie McCully emerged into the alleyway and
attacked. Veronica Fieron Rasputin and Alicia Horobi-Weiser filtered into the
alleyway to help, only to be surprise attacked by David Hartford "Remus." The
moment the surprise attack happened, Piotr Rasputin and Jayden Amberry joined in
the fight to help the team. Cat surveyed from above to step in for emergency
teleport if needed. Leslie used her telekinesis to slam her sister Lauren
against a wall and render her unconscious. David ordered Leslie to restrain and
capture Izaak Shaw. David used his abilities on V, and then later Piotr to
control them like a puppet and help Leslie in attacking Izaak, while David then
worked against the others. Cat emergency teleported V away from the fight to
off-set David's control over her. Upon Cat's return, and the focused teamwork of
the other X-men, David called a retreat. David and Leslie retreated from the
fight, loosening his control over Piotr just before he severely injured Izaak.
Cat teleported the group back to the mansion, sending Lauren and Izaak to the
medibay for treatment.