The one different maintain out was the White Sword of the Ivory Spire. As soon as he was a champion of the Arakkii who led a drive into the opposite dimension to confront the invaders. However now he holds a grudge in opposition to his former compatriots for “bowing to Amenth.” He considers them traitors for that, however the Arakkii are in a position to safe his providers as a champion in return for any favor that he requests. That begs the query about what the White Sword desires so badly that might trigger him to work together with his hated foes to realize.
On the Starlight Citadel, Saturnyne couldn’t resist taking part in yet another recreation when Krakoa’s champions arrived. She despatched every of them a Tarot card which will have that means of their instant future. Captain Britain, AKA Betsy Braddock, was impaled by swords within the 9 of Swords card. That is thought-about “a nasty card,” in response to the ancillary part of the difficulty. It additionally means that the bearer is “ruining your self with your individual fears and nightmares.”
Cypher is introduced with the Two of Cups, which seemingly predicts love and concord in his future. However with who? Gorgon discarded his card, whereas Captain Avalon, AKA Brian Braddock, acquired the Knight of Pentacles. That’s a card for “the person has no grasp plan, however will work for what should be performed.”
For Magik, solely the Web page of Wands will do. That card means that she is “boastful, however pal to have.” Sounds proper to us. Cable was offended that his card, The Idiot, appeared to point out him on the Peak. Nevertheless, “the idiot doesn’t know issues but, however he’ll be taught.” As for Wolverine, his card was Energy, as in strength of mind, coronary heart, and focus. “That is the one which endures.” In that case, why did the cardboard depict Summoner choking the life out of him?
Storm was horrified that she pulled the Dying card, which appeared to suggest that she could be a part of the enemy. “This isn’t the cardboard of failure, however of the harvest. The season earlier than can by no means come once more. Metamorphosis.” That’s not very encouraging.
Lastly, Apocalypse was angered by his card, The Lovers, which teases an awesome take a look at the place there was as soon as concord. When he confronts Saturnyne about it, Apocalypse comes face-to-face with Annihilation and immediately realizes who she is: his misplaced spouse, Genesis, and Ameth, joined collectively as one. When Apocalypse calls for solutions as to how and why this occurred, Genesis merely tells him “survival of the fittest.”
The battle traces have been drawn, and the principle occasion is about to begin when the second half of X OF SWORDS begins subsequent week!
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