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History Overview Since 2010
Current Year: 2020
Developments (Updated 04 November 2014)
Illusions and Shadows - Renee and Jason return to the mansion.
Revenge is a dish best served cold - The rescue mission of Izaak Shaw.
Developments (Updated 04 November 2014)
Rescue Mission. The mansion had been on high alert due to several
kidnappings of X-men and students alike who had former affiliations with the
Brotherhood and Exalted X. 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. Once the headmistress, Cat, had not
received a transmission check-in from the two young X-Women, she assigned Sara
Zander "Inferno" to track them down. Sara was able to track down the missing two
women, and a rescue mission was put together. The mission, consisting of Cat,
Piotr Rasputin "Colossus", Izaak Shaw "Six-Pack", Ayami Horobi "Charm", Alicia
Horobi-Weiser "Magic", and Basis. The mission was a success with mostly minor
2. 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. The mansion was
rocked by the shock of the brutal display and the sorrow of losing one of their
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Danger Room sessions. Given the increased and brutal nature of the
Exalted X attacks, Cat had the team go through several training sessions. In one
training session, they were split into two teams and fought against each other
in order to better prepare for a future fight with David Hartford "Remus", who
could control a mutant and their powers. In another training session, they were
all separated in a compound with the priority goal to regroup and fight as a
team. Each person was attacked by a simulated mutant who resembled a known
Exalted X member.
Secret Meetings. After discovering that David Hartford was intent on
capturing Izaak Shaw, Sara Zander set out to find out why. She only had a few
former contacts who had turned over to the Exalted X group from the Brotherhood.
Sara met with Lillian Coron to get intel. According to Lillian, Mae had a
prediction that Izaak would be a prime reason for Austin Carr losing his
leadership position in Exalted X. As a precaution, Austin had ordered David
Hartford to capture Izaak alive and bring him to their secret headquarters.
Lillian, however, did not know what Austin intended to do with Izaak. After a
day or two, Sara received word that Lillian wanted to meet with her again. Sara
arranged the meeting place. However, upon arrival, Sara discovered it was a
trap. Lillian had been discovered as a traitor and had returned to the Savage
Lands for protection from Exalted X. After a brief battle, Sara returned to the
mansion with only some minor injuries. Sara met with Cat, Izaak, and Madi. Sara
requested that Izaak leave the Xavier Institute with her to train and prepare
for the inevitable fight against David. Cat agreed, and Sara and Izaak departed
for one of the safe houses to train.
Danger Room Malfunction? While working out in the danger room, Veronica
Rasputin was suddenly overwhelmed by over a dozen Brotherhood simulations. V
barely managed to escape the fray and sustained severe injuries as a result. V
contacted her husband Piotr Rasputin as soon as she was safe. Once Piotr reached
V, he contacted the medibay. Ayami Horobi-Weiser arrived and patched up V enough
to be transported to the medibay. Once in the medibay, V was treated for her
injuries and placed in a recovery room. Piotr and Cat investigated the danger
room malfunction to discover that it was not actually a malfunction. Someone had
changed the danger room controls from auto to manual, and had initiated the
dozens of enemies for V to fight. Cat noted that V was lucky to be alive.
Realizing the danger room had been tampered with, Cat shut it down temporarily
until the entire system could be checked for any other issues. Cat also informed
the X-men team of the problem, and told them to be on alert for a potential
traitor within the mansion.
Unexpected Run-in. While in town to get some fresh air and a change of
scenery, Jayden Amberry and Alicia Horobi-Weiser were being escorted by Madi.
As the two younger girls bonded, they were unexpectedly attacked by Leslie
McCully "Hex," an Exalted X member who had stumbled upon the women. Leslie was
only intending to toy with them, but ultimately caused a car accident and an
explosion. The antics drew the attention of the police, firefighters, and an
ambulance. Madi managed to find Leslie in the crowd and hit her with an energy
blast, sending Leslie through a shop window. Madi contacted Cat at the mansion
for an emergency teleport back to the mansion's medibay for the treatment of
minor injuries. Cat arrive in town and teleported the group to safety. Madi had
some minor injuries to her arm and leg, Jayden had a slight concussion, and
Alicia was relatively unscathed.
Rescue Mission. Sara Zander discovered that Brian Zander was alive and being
held in a medically induced coma in the Savage Lands. Without sharing this
knowledge with the rest of the team, Sara asked Izaak Shaw for his help in
rescuing Brian. Sara and Izaak were able to rescue Brian and return him to the
Leslie Returns. Leslie McCully returned to the Xavier Institute, demanding a
trade for current captives in a promised exchange of a "truce" from Exalted X.
When she was denied by Cat, she immediately attacked the entire group.
Fortunately, there were few injuries. The only major injuries sustained were by
Jayden; however, she recovered in the medibay.
Remus Attacks. Remus has been stalking Izaak Shaw in an attempt to capture
him, per Austin Carr's orders. He came close during an attack on the mansion
where he used Sara Zander to draw Izaak from the mansion. However, when he
realized he would be unable to retrieve him due to the number of X-men, he
proceeded to wreck havoc on the mansion before retreating to rethink his plans
and strategy. He returned again, this time attacking V and Brian while they
walked the private lane of the Xavier Institute. Brian was able to protect V
from being attacked by Remus, however, Remus gained control over Brian. Once the
X-men showed up, Remus transferred his control of Brian to Piotr. He then used
Piotr to attack Brian and seriously injure him. V was able to get control over
Remus while he used Piotr's metal form, allowing Cat to teleport him away and
transport Brian to the medibay for medical assistance.
Confrontations. After trying to get Brian to snap out of his angry
depression, Izaak and Brian nearly came to blows in the gym. A few days later,
Madison confronted Brian about his attitude, only to be dismissed. Even Katerina
attempted to talk to Brian, but he wouldn't hear anyone out. Ultimately, Brian
put even more distance between himself and his former teammates.
Katerina's Rescue. After leaving the mansion due to frustration, Katerina
was out clearing her head when she was kidnapped by bounty hunters. The bounty
hunters intended to turn her into a mutant research facility for profit.
However, Katerina managed to comlink the X-men. After a gun-heavy fight, the
X-men managed to subdue the bounty hunters and rescue Katerina with little to no
Past and Present Collide - Brian confronts Bethany. Finally receiving
permission from Cat, Brian was allowed temporary access to the holding cells in
the sublevels in order to talk to Bethany Nelson (aka Samira Qadir). The happy
reunion was short-lived after quickly turning sour upon Bethany's confirmation
about her past activities with the Brotherhood and more recently with Exalted X.
Upset and angry, and feeling betrayed by the one person he had been closest to
before his disappearance six years ago, Brian left the holding cells. He
proceeded to the gym to "blow off some steam." However, when Brian reached the
gym, he spotted Izaak. Already pushed to his breaking point by Bethany, Brian
finally snapped. He walked up to Izaak and delivered a punch to the face. The
two men proceeded to get into a fist fight, with a few fireballs mixed in.
Madison tried, unsuccessfully, to break up the fight. Finally Izaak managed to
restrain Brian and calm him down. When Brian realized he had hurt Izaak, he
seemed to snap back to reality and clarity. Guilt-ridden by what he had done,
Brian left the gym. Madison helped Izaak to the medibay for treatment for minor
Austin's Hit List. It has been common knowledge among the X-men that Austin
Carr, leader of Exalted X, has target Izaak Shaw. Even going so far as to send
his right-hand man, David Hartford "Remus" to personally collect the bounty.
Unfortunately, news of Brian's return reached Austin after Brian's encounter
with Remus a couple weeks prior. Austin, having a personal vendetta and grudge
against Brian Zander, ordered their newest recruit to bring Brian in. The
unknown female was almost successful, but fortunately Brian was able to call for
help. Ayami Horobi was the first to arrive on scene, and she was instrumental in
stopping Brian from being taken. Unfortunately, the unknown female Exalted X
Growing Pains. During a relaxing afternoon at the mansion, Jayden Amberry
woke up from a nap with a fever. She went outside to get some fresh air when she
collapsed in pain. Her mutant ability began initiating without warning. Brian
Zander was on the mansion's balcony and noticed Jayden's collapse. When he
reached her, Jayden's bone spikes had already shifted completely over her left
arm. Brian called the medibay for help. Cat managed to teleport Jayden to the
medibay, where it was identified that Jayden's powers were going through a
growth spurt and she was given treatment.
Assault on the Mansion. Deciding to test drive their newest recruit's
abilities, David Hartford "Remus" absorbed her abilities and attacked the
mansion. At the time of his assault, Piotr and Jayden were in the danger room
training with her new abilities. David managed to get into the control room and
alter the training program. Using the diversion, David went on the hunt for
either Izaak or Brian, whoever he came across first. David eventually found
Brian, who attempted to keep him back and called in back-up. Meanwhile, in the
danger room, Alicia and Cat managed to stop the danger room program. Cat
teleported Jayden to the medibay, and Piotr ran to join Brian. Brian, however,
had already been joined by Izaak, Madi, and Katerina. Brian created a wall of
fire to keep David back while the group came up with a plan. Before their plan
was in place, Cat, Piotr, and Alicia arrived. A plan was set. Katerina sent a
toxin through the wall of fire as a first strike against Remus. Afterwards,
Alicia moved in, but her power was absorbed. Katerina used her sleeping toxin to
render Alicia unconscious so Remus couldn't use her to attack them. Piotr and
Izaak then moved into position and attacked Remus. Between the two of them, they
beat him into submission. However, they realized this Remus was only a
duplication of the original Remus - who was on the edge of the mansion's
property, a safe distance away. Remus had used the new recruit's duplication
abilities to send copies of himself into the mansion. Once all the duplicates
were subdued, the team reported to the medibay for treatment and check-ups.
Showdown on Graymalkin Lane. Security picked up activity on Graymalkin Lane,
analyzing the last few images from live camera feeds before they were
demolished. It was revealed that a group of Exalted X was heading straight for
the mansion! Cat led a team of X-men to greet the unwelcomed visitors,
including: Aidan Mitchell (Cobalt), Tara Snyder (Apparatus), and Dorian Lynd
(Fury). On their way across the mansion grounds, they were joined by Brian
Zander and Nadia Karpov (Lady Chaos). After securing the mansion's gates, they
met a group of Exalted X led by Mayumi Akita (Acid). In her team were Alexandra
Engler (Tether) and Ionian Lynd (Flames). Mayumi had been sent to bargain back
Bethany Nelson/Samira Qadir (Dust) and Leslie McCully (Hex), or take them back
by force, if necessary. After failed negotiations, Mayumi went to plan B and
tried to fight to the mansion to take them by force. However, being outnumbered,
Mayumi's team did not even make it to the mansion gates. Ultimately, Mayumi and
her team retreated. Overall, there were minimal injuries.
Alicia's Worst Nightmare. Remus returned for another attempt at capturing
Izaak Shaw. He managed to take control of Alicia Weiser and force her to attack
her friends, Basis and Jayden Amberry, on the mansion's front lawn. The fight
drew the attention of Izaak Shaw and Brian Zander. Eventually, Izaak alerted Cat
to the issue. After a steep fight, Remus eventually decided to retreat, seeing
no way of obtaining Izaak without being caught himself. Once enough distance was
put between himself and Alicia, the link was lost. Alicia collapsed, and Cat
teleported her to the medibay. Izaak and Brian took Basis and Jayden to the
medibay as well. Basis had suffered severe trauma to his hyper-sensitive
Plans Come Together. After months of planning, preparation, and
reconnaissance, Remus was finally ready to make his move on capturing Izaak.
Remus had figured out Madison's perimeter check slots and had hidden among the
woods lining Graymalkin Lane with Jason Knight (Obscurity). Once Madison moved
by them, Jason managed to capture and restrain her using his tendril shadow
attack. Using Roxie Rieser's shapeshifting ability, Remus transformed into
Madison. He used her comlink to put in a false call to Izaak, pretending that he
- Madison - had hurt her ankle and needed a lift back to the mansion. Izaak came
out to get her. As soon as Izaak went to pick up "Madison", Remus made contact
with Izaak and absorbed his abilities, reverting back into himself and revealing
it to be a trap. Jason emerged with Madison caught in his tendrils. Remus forced
Izaak to break Madison's arm and leg to prove he would kill her if he didn't
come willingly. Izaak agreed to come, even though he was filled with rage by
what Remus had forced him to do while controlling him. A teleporter appeared
from Exalted X and transported Remus, Izaak, Jason, and Madison back to the
hideout, moments after Cat and Brian arrived -- they had come looking for Izaak
and Madison when they had not returned to the mansion. Brian found Madison and
Izaak's comlinks on the ground. Cat took them and returned to the mansion,
summoning a meeting of multiple veteran X-men, determined to retrieve Izaak and
Madison as soon as possible.