District X - Phase 1

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This page is about the Phase 1 incarnation of the location. For other uses, see District X (disambiguation).

Location: District X
First Seen: January 2009

The 11th Precinct is an area covering approximately 3 by 4 blocks of the middle east side, bordering the lower east side and Angels Clinic. The area was used as a drop zone for mutant aid during the invasion Apocalypse led of the city and, after the crisis had passed, remained heavily populated with mutants who had banded together for mutual protection. Following the events of M-Day, it has become even more segregated from the human population and is the target of anti-mutant attacks and rhetoric on a regular basis. See District X for post-2015 information.

First Appearance

January 2009


The 11th Precinct (also called District X, Middle East Side, and Mutant Town) maintains a population between 600 to 1,000; 743 is the only official count. Residents include mutants, their families, sympathizers, and prior residents who returned after the invasion lead by Apocalypse. The mutant population is estimated to be about half of the residents at any given time. The southern border is formed by Angels Clinic and the aid stations the X-Men established during Day Zero. The street the clinic is on, however, sees a higher percentage of drug abusing homeless than the rest of the area. That part of the area is riddled with drug deals and street prostitution.

Since Apocalypse was taken down the neighborhood has grown up and created an identity for itself. Businesses - mostly mutant owned - have come up to populate the area which has become a refuge of sorts for mutants, particularly visible mutants. The cops assigned to District X don't care too much what goes on there. Apocalypse did more than just structural damage to the city and as a result many of the street and beat cops who work District X aren't quite as concerned with crimes against mutants as they likely should be. In light of this, the investigators at X-Factor Investigations have become referred to as the "mutant cops" and are often the ones residents go to for help rather than the police.

Petty crime is a problem in the neighborhood as a whole. Small break ins or burglaries are considered common, as is anti-mutant graffiti. These things are rarely reported to the cops and even when they see evidence of the anti-mutant crimes they largely do nothing. Business owners and residents have learned to simply deal with it. Inside the neighborhood, however, many residents have become rather tight knit. They know one another and try to look out for one another. This isn't to say that everyone in District X is a law abiding citizen, but those who are try to band together in the spirit that things get easier if they all have one another's back.

There is a small population within District X of radicals who are pro-mutant to the point of being anti-human. While their ideology isn't widely accepted among the inhabitants of the neighborhood, it is still very present and sometimes the non-mutant residents have trouble with these individuals.

Businesses in District X often carry the free, homemade newsletter concerning mutant issues called SOME GUY WITH A PRINTER'S MUTANT NEWS FOR MUTANTS.

Business owners and other interested parties have formed a community council. The council have been meeting for several months to discuss various projects around District X, and have been successful in beginning a program to start cleaning up some of the buildings destroyed by the events of Day Zero that have not yet been developed. Their ultimate goal is to buy one of these buildings to establish a community center, but have so far been struggling to find enough funding for it. Jean-Paul and Warren have recently begun attending meetings, which happen Friday evenings, the location rotating between various businesses and private residences.

Known Residents

Sergeant Ismael "Izzy" Ortega, "Filthy" Frankie Zapruder, Daniel "Shaky" Kaufman, Tangerine, Gene Nation members, Apocalypse loyalists, Vanessa Carlysle, John Allerdyce, Angelo Espinosa

Known Businesses

Angels Clinic - non-profit free clinic, the southern border of the neighborhood.

Book End - Tiny, dusty bookstore with bookshelves up to the ceilings. Owned by an elderly couple, Marjorie and Mark Mulrooney. Marjorie has owlish eyes, incredible night vision and has a perfect memory (she literally never forgets anything). Mark has very minor aerokinesis and mostly uses it to dust the shop.

District X Hostel - Typical hostel

Empire MMA - Mixed martial arts dojo offering Brazilian Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Kickboxing, Self-Defense and MMA instruction. Fairly run down but the owner won a lot of respect when he refused to leave the neighborhood after it was mostly destroyed. Located next door to Empire Boxing which is owned by the brother of Empire MMA's owner, Alfonso Cabrera. It's been around in one incarnation or another for about 25 years.

Empire Boxing - Run down, old school boxing gym. The owner, Ignacio Cabrera, is the brother of the man who owns Empire MMA next door and like his brother he refused to shut down or relocate when the city was taken over by Apocalypse a few years back. It's been around for about 30 years.

eVolution- Clothing store centering on fashions and alterations for mutants. Co-owned by Warren Worthington and Adrienne Frost. Tangerine and Megan Gwynn work the store and act as models for the clothing lines.

Golden China - owned by Madame Wong, who has a propensity for remembering the orders and corresponding voices/names of her regulars. Chinese food, Mandarin and Szechuan style.

Puccini Cafe - Italian style cafe, serves pastries, limited lunch menu, coffee drinks, wine and beer.

Shady Ray's - Pool hall. Pretty dim and dingy. They serve burgers, hot dogs, fries (normal, chili, cheese), soda and beer as well. There's a jukebox and approximately seven pool tables.

Silver - Mutant-friendly nightclub.

The Trailer Park - Greasy spoon 24-hour diner. The owners are human but very mutant-friendly.

Walters and Worthington - law firm started by criminal defense lawyer Jennifer Walters and anti-discrimination/business lawyer Warren Worthington.

X-Factor Investigations - PI agency associated with the Xavier Institute

Zeitgeist - Bar that attracts a lot of counter culture sorts. Goths, rivetheads, metalheads, the tattooed, the pierced, fetish enthusiasts and bikers all frequent the place.

Other Landmarks

Handmaids of St. Rita of Cascia - a convent belonging to a Roman Catholic Order of religious sisters dedicated to helping mutants.


District X: Inferno

Butterflies and Hurricanes

Dinosaur Bugaloo

X-Factor Investigation: Cathouse

Second Thoughts

New Mutants: Scribblenauts


Created by Cross