Overview of 2015
1. Frozen in Time!
- In early June, Emily Fieron decided to escort any students and residents into
town who wanted to go shopping. She accompanied Basis, Madison "Sage," and Izaak
Shaw "Six-Pack." Upon reaching town, Em and Basis went to the post office while
Madison and Izaak went to a store not far down the street. Once outside of the
shop, Madison suddenly found everyone around her frozen in place, as though time
had stopped. It was in this instant that Jocelyn Rodriguez "Cadence" emerged
from around the corner of the building. Jocelyn was the ring leader of a former
mutant gang that Madison had belonged to before coming to the Xavier Institute;
Jocelyn had enlisted the help of Austin Carr, a member of the Acolytes, to kill
Madison for betraying her group. Austin dragged Madison into the backroom of a
store before using his control over vital systems to essentially kill her. When
Jocelyn's time warping effects wore off five minutes later, Izaak found that
Madison was nowhere in sight. He quickly comlinked Em and Basis for help.
Arriving on the scene, Basis attempted to use his heightened hearing to listen
for Madison, but the overpowering noise from the crowded streets was too much
for him to handle. Em comlinked Cat and informed her of the situation. Cat
teleported to the scene with Sam Guthrie "Cannonball." A search began of the
immediate area; it wasn't long before Em stumbled upon Jocelyn, Austin, and
Madison in the backroom of a store. Em informed Cat of the location and the rest
of the group arrived at the given coordinates. A plan was quickly set in to
motion to rescue Madison. Cat teleported into the room, tackling Jocelyn and
teleporting her into a holding cell at the Xavier Institute. Basis burst into
the backroom seconds later, tackling Austin as a distraction before Em could
'port' Austin into a holding cell as well. During this small rumble, Cannonball
flew into the room, scooping up Madison and bursting out the other side of the
room while Izaak remained outside the door to catch anyone attempting to escape.
Cannonball flew Madison back to the mansion where she was given immediate
attention from the medical staff. Three days later, Madison was released from
the Medibay under strict orders to rest for the remainder of the week.
Meanwhile, Jocelyn Rodriguez "Cadence" and Austin Carr were mentally
interrogated by Emma Frost for clues and information about any future plans the
Acolytes or Magneto may have in store.
a traitor? - Veronica Fieron "V" began viciously attacking Madison "Sage". The
two had been previously best friends, thus causing the attack to be quite the
surprise. It was later revealed that there was a chip implanted in V that
connected with her physiological and mental capabilities, preventing her from
stopping her own violent actions. After the chip was removed, V was immediately
placed on temporary leave from all teaching and training duties to recuperate
from the traumatic experience.
Carnival, Danger Room Style! - On the third weekend of June, Katherine Pryde "Shadowcat"
unveiled her newest Danger Room simulation. The featureless room was suddenly
transformed into a carnival, complete with rollercoaster rides, bumper cars, and
carnival games in which any prizes a resident won was more than a hologram and
could be taken out of the Danger Room with them. It was a huge success with more
then half of the entire Xavier Institute population attending.
Modern Ninjas? - In early July, a plot was set by the brotherhood subgroup the
Acolytes. The Acolytes assigned Dorian Lynd "Fury" the mission of destroying one
of the largest buildings lining Times Square in NYC. The destruction of this
building would cause high casualty rates among the human civilian population. A
bomb was placed inside a public trash can outside the building, the explosion of
which would trigger countless other bombs nearby, creating a domino effect of
sorts. Dorian was supposed to use his heat vision to ignite the explosive
device; however, he was stopped short by Shirina Elson "Ariel," who tackled him
to the ground. Ayami Horobi lifted to trashcan from the ground and placed it
safely in the air. Dorian attempted once more to detonate the explosive by
hurtling fireballs towards the trashcan and then shielding Shirina with a dome
of fire. The fireballs were deflected by the team efforts of Madison "Sage" and
Ayami Horobi. Unbeknownst to Dorian, Mayumi Akita "Acid", a well known assassin
amongst the brotherhood underground, had been ordered to follow Dorian to
confirm the mission was a success. Upon seeing the X-Men intervene in the
mission, Mayumi leapt in to assist Dorian. She captured Shirina as Ayami
captured Dorian, creating a standoff as Cat, Emily Fieron "Em", Veronica Fieron
"V", Izaak Shaw "Six Pack", and Madison "Sage" arrived on the scene. Dorian, not
wanting any mutants to get hurt, convinced Ayami to trust him. When she threw
Dorian at Mayumi, Dorian managed to snatch Shirina from Mayumi and create a fire
wall to blow any of Mayumi's attacks. Simultaneously, Em ripped a portal beneath
Mayumi, causing her to fall through only to remerge from a portal over the bay.
Dorian was taken captive and placed in a holding cell until an interrogation
could take place.
Jailbreak! - A few weeks after the Time Square plot was foiled Ionian Lynd
"Flames", Dorian's twin sister, attempted to break him out of the holding cells
at the Xavier Institute. The attempted breakout was halted when the duo ran into
Cat and Shirina Elson who were on their way to visit Dorian, who Shirina wanted
to thank for saving her life during the Times Square debacle. When Ionian moved
to strike Shirina, Dorian moved between the two women and took the hit intended
for Shirina. Cat was able to subdue Ionian briefly before she escaped to the
main level where she was ultimately stopped by a swarm of X-men. Dorian was
taken to the medibay and treated for injuries. He was later released and
welcomed as a student and resident of the Xavier Institute.
than a week later, a student attempted to absorb energy from the power grid of
the Xavier Institute, causing a massive outage. Large sections of the Institute
were rendered inactive until security was able to reboot the system and bring up
the power grid once more. During the brief 15 minute outage, several brotherhood
members being detained in the holding cells attempted an escape, among them:
Renee Carr "Illusion", Ionian Lynd "Flames", and Roxie Reiser. The X-men were
quickly alerted to the breakout when Cat noticed the power had been deactivated
to the holding cell level. The group made it through the tunnels leading out of
the holding cells and in to the elevator, but were immediately intercepted by
several X-men and a few notable students/residents, including: Cat, Shirina
Elson "Ariel", Dorian Lynd "Fury", Sam Guthrie "Cannonball", Izaak Shaw "Six
Pack", Madison "Sage", Veronica Fieron "V", and Basis. Through their combined
efforts they were able to recapture Roxie and Ionian; however, Renee escaped.
Kidnapped - Renee Carr "Illusion" returned to the Xavier Institute with
Alexandra Engler "Tether". These two were able to kidnap Madison "Sage" and
transport her to a hideout in upstate New York. Madison was held captive for
three full days and sustained several rib fractures, a cut to the side, and
innumerable bruises. Early in the morning of the fourth day, a team was
organized and sent forth to retrieve Madison after Cat was finally able to
confirm her location. The mission was a success with only minor injuries for
some of the members who participated.
attacks! - Renee Carr "Illusion" returned once more in an attempt to kidnap
Madison "Sage". At this point in time, Madison was still recovering in the
medibay, having only been in the mansion for two days. Renee managed to gain
control over Pua Leilane "Flora" while she was in the green house. Using her
general mind control, she was able to force Pua to attack the mansion, diverting
the X-men's attention while she forced Pua to launch a second attack upon the
medibay. Luckily, Izaak Shaw was visiting Madison at the time and was able to
rescue her from Pua's forced kidnapping attempts. When the X-men finally broke
free of Pua's vine hold over the mansion, they were able to hit the back lawn
and begin a form of offense. Shirina froze Pua's feet in place before Cat
appeared behind Pua to catch her as she fell. Realizing she had lost, Renee fled
the scene empty-handed. Pua was sent to recover in the medibay.
turned enemy? Part 1 - After a training session in the danger room, Jason Knight
"Obscurity" began antagonizing Dorian Lynd "Fury". This was the second instance
after a training session that the two young men had almost broken into a brawl.
Proceeding to the medibay for the required after training examinations, Madison,
finally fed up with Jason, began to give him a piece of her mind - telling him
to be quiet and stop bother Dorian. As they reached the medibay, Madison told
Jason to "shove it", to which Jason replied, "Don't mind if I do." He cast dark
lightning - two bolts of darkness and energy. Luckily Madison had entered the
waiting room of the medibay and was surrounded by light, this part of Jason's
dark lightning (the bolt of darkness) was weakened. The dark lightning attack
struck Madison in the back and immediately caused her to collapse. Izaak,
Madison's boyfriend, used all his strength to shove Jason into the hallway
before Ayami used her barriers to separate the two men. Shirina comlinked Cat
immediately and she arrived on the scene as Ayami and Shirina took Madison back
into surgery -- Ayami being a surgery apprentice under Jean Grey and Shirina
being a med student. Cat transported Jason to a holding cell. It was later
discovered that a supposed chip, similar to one found in V Fieron, had been
controlling him -- although many of the X-men and residents are skeptical.
turned enemy? Part 2 - Waiting for the opportune moment, Jason Knight
"Obscurity" managed to get Dorian Lynd "Fury" alone on the back lawn of the
mansion. The two men argued over the status of Jason's allegiance to the
brotherhood and the Acolytes. Finally admitting his current allegiance to the
brotherhood, Jason threatened to kill Shirina Elson, Dorian's girlfriend at the
mansion. Jason ran off into the forest, Dorian pursued. At this point in time,
Madison "Sage" was returning from an evening walk. Spotting Dorian chasing after
Jason, she went invisible and pursued the two men into the woods. Finally
catching up with Dorian and Jason, Madison witnessed Jason attack Dorian. Being
caught off guard, Dorian was severely injured. Madison performed a sneak attack,
throwing Jason off balance with a blast before becoming visible to assist
Dorian. Dorian used his fire abilities to repel Jason's darkness manipulations
before Madison and Dorian went invisible and escaped. During the small battle,
Madison's comlink was cracked, preventing it from calling out for help. Luckily,
Madison's boyfriend, Izaak Shaw "Six-Pack" comlinked Madison to find her
whereabouts. Through crackled communication, Madison was able to relay her
location and the impending situation to Izaak. Izaak in turn informed Emily
Fieron "Em" and Samira Qadir/Bethany Nelson "Dust". Em ported the trio into the
woods. Sensing Jason's darkness manipulation, Em was able to locate him. She
gave Samira the coordinates who then took off in sand form to protect Madison
and Dorian. Em and Izaak ported in behind Jason. Samira arrived in time to find
Madison, however, Dorian had confronted Jason once more. Jason attacked Dorian
with dark lightning. Dorian collapsed. At this point, Em ported Jason in front
of her before attacking him with her own fire and darkness abilities. As she
fought him, Samira transported Dorian to the medibay in her sand form where he
was stabilized. Izaak approached Jason from behind and was able to restrain him.
At the end of the fight, Em ported the remaining people back to the mansion and
deposited Jason in a holding cell.
held an assembly for every X-men, student, and resident. She announced a new
program being put into place. She informed the Xavier Institute residents that
there would now be two teams of younger X-men and students/residents whose
training and development would be facilitated by veteran X-men, and under the
overall mentoring and tutelage of Cat.
team is the **The Corsairs** mentored by Jade Bennington "Noir", Ayami Horobi
"Charm", and Rogue. Their squad will consist of: Basis, Hearing,
Cassandra Stern "Cassie", Dorian Lynd "Fury", Hisako Ichiki "Armor", Izaak Shaw
"Six Pack", Madison "Sage", Rusty Ravelli, Shirina Elson "Ariel", and Tara
Snyder "Apparatus". Their team colors will be blue and white for training uniforms.
The second team is the **The Paragons** mentored by Gena Lee "Ajax", Damien
DeVol, and Emily Fieron "Em". Their squad will consist of: Adi Turunen "Shamandalie",
Azriel Caedex "One", Izumi, Jericho Derick, John Kingsford "Eagle", Lauren
"Steam" and Leslie "Hex" McCully, Laurie Collins "Wallflower", Lias Achron
"Brood", and Reyn Weaver. The team
field leaders will be Reyn Weaver and Tara Snyder "Apparatus". Their team colors
will be green and black with red accents for training uniforms.
Each team member would have individual training instructors to further train and
develop their own skills in mutant abilities, special skills, and combat.
Individual Training Instructors were yet to be announced.
November, several Acolyte members, including Ionian Lynd, Roxie Rieser,
Austin and Renee Carr, escaped from the holding cells with the assistance of
former X-men, Samira Qadir/Bethany Nelson. Their release was discovered when
Ionian and Roxie, disguised via Roxie's shape shifting ability, attacked Dorian
Lynd. The duo escaped to the mansion's recreation room where the other escapees
were waiting. When the X-men seemingly cornered the escapees, Samira approached
the villains under the pretense that she was going to capture them. The moment
she reached their group, she transported them into sand and they all fled out an
open window. Ayami Horobi attempted to chase them down, but ultimately the group
escaped. The mansion was once more torn as a trusted member, Samira Qadir,
seemingly betrayed them.
late November, a mission was set to rescue Kate Peters "Shrieker," Kraig Peter's
younger sister. The mission was a success and resulted in Roxie Rieser's
capture. Kate Peters returned to the Xavier Institute with Kraig and the other
X-men, insisting it would not be a long stay.
early December, Samira returned to the Xavier Institute under the false pretense
of warning the headmistress, Cat, about a planned attack on the Xavier Institute
on New Years Day. In actuality, Samira smuggled Ionian Lynd into the Xavier
Institute to assist her in returning her twin brother Dorian Lynd to the
brotherhood of evil mutants, specifically the Acolytes. Their plans were foiled,
however, Dorian sustained several injuries to which Cassandra Stern, a new
resident of the Xavier Institute, helped heal. Samira and Ionian were placed in
a holding cell to await a session with the headmistress herself, Cat.
The year came to a close with Samira refusing to remain at the Xavier Institute,
resulting in her choosing to sneak away from the X-men during a mission she had
agreed to assist with in order to escape the holding cells and officially align
with Magneto's brotherhood of mutants. Rebecca Holst, after being released from
the holding cells in the Xavier Institute, joined the X-men for a brief time,
only to ultimately rejoin the Acolytes in an attempt to sway her brother into
joining Xavier's Institute with her. Luckily, the X-men were able to ring in the
New Year with friends and family in peace, and celebrated the first year in
which they did not need to bury a fellow teammate due to some catastrophe which
always seemed to strike around the holidays.