Spoilers: Months ago – Following the Secret Wars incursions, Magneto approaches Psylocke in the ruins of Genosha and asks her to be his partner in his endeavors to protect mutantkind. Eriks brings Archangel with him and tells Betsy she could help mutants and Warren at the same time; Betsy accepts.
Present – At the Hellfire Club, Magneto tells Betsy the Inner Circle are valuable allies. Black Tom Cassidy is the White Bishop, Briar Raleigh is the Black Bishop, Monet is the White Queen, Sebastian Shaw is the Black King, and Magneto is the White King. They hope Psylocke accepts to be their Black Queen. Erik explains that the Club’s agenda coincide with their own. The Hellfire Club’s spies have been digging up secrets of Someday Enterprises. Raleigh hands over a mutant’s brain matter used for cerebral encryption by Someday Enterprises. Later, Betsy finds out the piece of gray matter was used to deliver messages only a psychic could pick up. The X-Men, Black Tom and Hellfire Club goons head to Someday’s Research Station at the Atlantic Ocean. They are ambushed my mutants who were weaponized by Someday and are now used as puppets.
Months ago – At the Hellfire Club, Magneto welcomes Brian Raleigh and introduces her to his new inner circle: Shaw, Black Tom and Monet.