As Storm leaves Forge’s Plaza, the building is attacked by the Dire Wraiths. Nazé saves Storm from getting killed by the alien invaders, and together they try to reach Forge in the top floor. While they fight their way through the sky scrapper, they get separated. Ororo is attacked by a Wraith on the roof of one of the Plaza’s tower, but she manages to lock it out and weakened by the cold of a snowstorm it can’t use it‘s magic to save itself. Nazé apparently gets influenced by the Wraiths and his outcry unleashes in a thought wave of agony. Colossus and Rogue of the X-Men arrive and help Ororo and Forge to fight the sheer never ending amount of Wraiths. Finally Forge has the idea that saves the day. He creates holographic images of the Space knights, the Wraith‘s archenemies, and while they are distracted preparing to fight them, the Plaza’s laser equipment kills all invaders. The heroes think the battle is over as suddenly a hole in reality opens and shadow beings emerge.