As best I can tell, The X-Men showed up, they got shot out the sky, they got completely tactically overwhelmed save for few victories, the Giant Robos showed up, Matt earned their ire, putting the X-Men completely on the ropes with various wounded and incapacitated members, then Ashlynn went nuts and tapped into the Phoenix.
This turned all attention to her and the X-Men for a moment, making even retreat an extreme hardship for them. Quite a few more X-members got injured in the defense attempt, some on the brink of fatal injury, and Darkfang being slain by Ashlynn's outburst.
Things are looking grim.
And now, with their backs against the wall, the X-Men are throwing what seems like a last Hail Mary to get the injured out of dodge, and cover their trails, as victory now seems impossible.
As far as the opposing factions, Delta Squad is now currently under orders to divert all offensive options to Ashlynn, as the Phoenix is a threat that cannot be allowed to return, and must be eliminated before it can manifest. Due to the chaos, the Chidren of the Corn are making a strong retreat of their own, aided by the lack of opposition. (end of narrator mode)
Edited by .:Advent Aeternale:., Feb 13 2013 - 03:06 AM.