X-Men Mission: Stalemate
|Dates run:||September 9, 2005|
|Read the logs:||Stalemate|
I so much prefer the missions where we know precisely what we're getting into...
After discovering that Jake Gavin has been doing courier work for Wisdom despite the latter’s new role as the White King, the X-Men act on the information Jake supplies, hoping to stop Pete’s apparent involvement in bioweapons research.
After getting information from Jake about an illegal research lab in Peru in which both Wisdom and Gideon Faraday apparently had an interest, Cyclops, despite the lack of details, quickly organized a team to go down and take a look. The site was a long and difficult hike from the airstrip, and when the X-Men arrived, the lab appeared stripped and nearly deserted.
Scarlet Witch, during the search of the premises, had an accident with her powers that, while it took out two of the remaining guards, was considerably more violent than she intended. Psylocke, while attempting to scan one of the remaining guards, was physically attacked by the man. Although she was apparently unhurt, the close contact would have later consequences.
Cyclops, irritated by the lack of results, pulled the team out and leveled the building so that it couldn’t be reused. The X-Men handed over their prisoners to the Peruvian authorities and flew home.
Trivia and Meta
As a result of this plot, Betsy was infected by a psi-virus allowing Pete to gain access to information she possessed about the X-Men’s intelligence network and put her into a brief coma into which she sucked a number of other mansion inhabitants.
This mission was part of the Hellfire and Damnation plot arc.