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Tabitha Smith left to help take care of her sick grandmother, while Felicia Hardy returned from her extended time away overseas, after a brief tete-a-tete with David North. A powers accident while working at a soup kitchen in District X resulted in a powers overload for Adrienne Frost - in order to save her sanity, her sister Emma Frost was forced to put her in a coma after she was transported to Muir Island, for an indefinite period. Garrison Kane and Tandy Bowen were able to say goodbye on the Astral Plane, taking the loss hard. Laurie Collins ended her polyamorous relationship with Wade Wilson, Doug Ramsey and Marie-Ange Colbert, saying her life had gotten too busy for relationships, in typical Laurie fashion.
The poison emerald investigation continued, with the source of the not-so-lucky charms nailed down but further news of a much larger stone still missing, and news that the Sapien League had resurfaced and were planning to use the emerald as a weapon of mutant destruction on the west coast. More urgent matters took priority, however, as Jean Grey's telepathic patient, Parker Matthews came to the mansion after vetting by X-Force as well as Charles Xavier, Emma and David Haller. His 'illness' was revealed to be the parasitic entity the Shadow King, who attacked Jean, Emma and Haller and then disappeared. It was thought he had been defeated, but to be sure, Haller asked Amanda Sefton to recreated the spell she'd used on the previous incarnation, 'flushing' the Astral Plane with magical energy. Amanda did so, recruiting the Frankenberry Cat versions of those originally involved in the spell to assist - Stephen Strange, Illyana Rasputin and Wanda Maximoff, with Haller acting as spotter. The spell worked rather too well - it drew the Shadow King from his hiding spot in Quentin Quire and attacking the group. Jean, Amanda and Haller were nearly overwhelmed, but Quentin managed to regain control of his body long enough to self-destruct, rather than let Jean sacrifice herself for him. It appeared he had died, but days later Jean, Emma and Haller found his psyche adrift on the Astral Plane, still battling the Shadow King. After finally defeating the entity, Quentin "returned" as a hitchhiker in Jean's brain, before Marie-Ange and Rachel Kinross-Dayspring used their knowledge of ectoplasmic bodies to help him build a new one. It worked, with one flaw - Quentin lost his telepathic abilities.
in the wake of the incident, there was a lot of upheaval, especially when it was thought Quentin was dead. Gabriel Cohuelo especially took the 'loss' - and the resurrection - very hard, while Stephen asked his magic tutor Amanda to teach him offensive magic in order to help his friends in the future. She agreed, with the caveat he learn physical defence as well under the tutelage of Doug Ramsey and Domino.
Sep 1 - Tabitha emails Alison to let her know she’s leaving.
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Sep 4 - Tandy asks if there’s a way to remove zombie smell from clothes.
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Sep 6 - Laurie texts Wade, Doug and Marie-Ange, asking them to meet her for a serious talk. Psi War: During some light gossip, Jean tells Rogue she is dating a former patient by the name of Parker Matthews.
Sep 8 - Green-Eyed Monster: - Alex lets X-Factor and the science types know that the source of the pendants has been tracked down, but there is still a lot more of the poison emerald somewhere out there.
Sep 9 - Green-Eyed Monster: Emma notes the Sapien League is active again and asks X-Force to investigate a potential attack they appear to be planning. Clea gets a package from her parents for her birthday; Topaz gives her an adult colouring book with cats; Stephen offers to take Clea out for her birthday.
Sep 10 - Psi War: Amanda emails Rogue and the Phase 1 X-Force members with an update that Parker Matthews apparently had some friends in the magical world who haven’t been seen for a while.
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Sep 13 - Hope emails Doug to ask about one of his bot programs, and asks for help cleaning info about her off of the web. While helping out at the District X soup kitchen, Adrienne has an encounter with an unknown mutant and her powers go haywire, so Tandy and Garrison enlist Emma's help to try and help her. Emma gives both Tandy and Garrison some time with Adrienne on the astral plane before essentially shutting Adrienne's brain down. Tandy texts Topaz, Hope, and Julian about Adrienne’s situation. Garrison makes an announcement about Adrienne being placed in an induced coma until she can get the help she needs. Jean texts Garrison to see if he needs anything. Psi War: Jean emails Charles looking for guidance regarding telepathy and symptoms of its manifestation in relation to her patient, Parker Matthews; Charles emails Emma and Haller about Jean’s encounter with Parker Matthews. Julian, Hope and Topaz try to comfort Tandy.
Sep 14 - Emma makes a journal post about Adrienne’s situation. Psi War: Haller and Emma take a closer look at Parker Matthews to discover the origin of his malady, and they learn this Parker Matthews is worlds away from the man they used to know; the Shadow King returns, parasitizing Jean in hopes of consuming her power, causing Haller and Emma to pull out all the stops to fight; Cecilia posts to xp_staff about things becoming complicated; Quentin observes the psychic battle from afar, and Topaz just rolls her eyes; Cecilia makes a journal post acknowledging the medlab’s in a mess. Gabe makes a journal post lamenting this being the week when all the crazy bullshit happens.
Sep 16 - Green Eyed Monster: Artie emails X-Force, attaching what info he’s recovered from his sources. Psi War: After the battle with the Shadow King using her body, Jean wakes up in a hospital bed, and Haller is there to greet her. Gabe texts Quentin asking when and where they’re meeting to celebrate birthdays. Marie hears the telling notes of Air Supply and goes to see what's wrong with Garrison and they talk about Adrienne. Kyle helps Laurie move out of the suite she shared with Doug, Wade and Marie-Ange.
Sep 17 - Green Eyed Monster: Sue emails all teams with updated info on the green jewels that was making people sick. Psi War: Rogue visits Jean while she is recuperating from the Shadow King battle in the Box and tries to cheer her up. Angel posts to her journal about wanting to travel the world in search of ridiculous food. Darcy makes a journal post about the internet having reached peak awesome.
Sep 19 - Gabriel texts Wade asking him to take him somewhere sketchy so that he can go and get lucky after Quentin brushes him off. Psi War: Haller emails Amanda to let her know that there was no sign of the Shadow King and suggesting she reproduce the ritual to flush him out of the Astral Plane; a news story is released about an escape from Westchester Correctional Facility involving Randall Bush; Quentin is over the moon about Randall’s escape, Alex not so much.
Sep 20 - Reed offers to be Hank’s mentor, an offer which Hank quickly accepts. Quentin asks Sooraya if she ever found the guys who lynched the two mutants in the city. Psi War: Amanda emails Stephen and Wanda asking for their help with the ritual.
Sep 21 - Psi War: To cleanse the astral plane, Amanda calls on Wanda, Illyana, and Stephen to recreate the grand spell she cast nearly a decade ago; Quentin tries to get uncomfortably close to Jean, but reveals he is hosting the Shadow King when the ritual ends, with the Shadow King racing to the X-Force offices in order to kill the magic users. Jean arrives shortly after and there is a battle involving her, Haller and Amanda while Wanda gets the students to safety; confronted with a terrifying choice as Jean offers herself as a sacrifice to the Shadow King, Quentin is forced to make the ultimate decision; Wanda emails Doug and Marie-Ange asking for them to come to the site of Quentin’s sacrifice with a container.
Sep 22 - Green-Eyed Monster: Artie emails all X-Teams from Santa Ana to let people know the Sapiens League plans to steal the rock and use it against mutants. Psi War: Wanda sends an email to all teams letting them know what happened at the Snow Valley offices the previous day; Jean, sure Quentin is still alive, enlists Haller and Emma’s help to track down his psyche; the three of them find Quentin and the Shadow King in the Astral Plane where Quentin has to reclaim scenes from his life before the Shadow King corrupts them and him; finally defeating the Shadow King, Quentin prepares to leave with Jean and the others and ends up in Jean’s head as a psychic ghost; Jean and Quentin are forced together come to an accord and find a new respect for one another. Gabriel snapchats Angel asking her why this keeps happening to him, he later emails Amanda and Marie-Ange to let them know he’ll be out of the office for the day.
Sep 23 - Psi War: Xavin posts to the journals asking what happened, Amanda replies with news of Quentin’s death, unaware his psyche survived and much to Xavin’s shock.
Sep 24 - Cecilia sends an email to Wanda, Amanda and Haller offering to help and to act as an ear to talk to if they need it. Wade offers to take Gabriel drinking and to see what happens from there.
Sep 25 - Gabriel texts both Angel and Wade to thank them for their caring. He then posts a cryptic message on his journal. Felicia and North meet up in Europe, and have a lovely seaside dinner while they discuss the present and returning to X-Force. Psi War: Jean posts to the teams that Quentin is actually alive... technically: he has no body, but his mind is being hosted in Jean’s; she then lets the rest of the mansion know in a journal post; Gabriel then texts Angel asking for her help in keeping Jean away from him.
Sep 26 - Xavin posts a cryptic post on their journal in relation to Quentin. Wade texts North and Felicia about the drama in the house, and dubs them Norlicia.
Sep 27 - Psi War: Rachel and Marie-Ange help guide Quentin into his new body, which he soon discovers is missing a key component: his powers. Marie-Ange texts Wade and Doug, asking for a vacation from the drama. Felicia makes an instagram post of Kiev in the fall.
Sep 29 - Quentin sends a fruit bouquet to Emma and Haller. Stephen asks Amanda to teach him offensive magic in the wake of the Shadow King incident.
Sep 30 - Felicia posts a picture of her flight back home.