Wolverine, Rogue and Jubilee have been assigned by Professor X on a mission to search the Savage Land to confirm or deny rumors that Magneto might still be alive. Arriving in the Savage Land, they begin to unpack and Wolverine wonders if Rogue is up to the job when they are attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. After a brief struggle, Wolverine sends the creature packing when he pokes it in the rear with his claws. They then set up their security perimeter with a force field built by Forge and call into Professor X to report in. Their communications are cut short due to the natural communications interference caused by the Savage Land. Rogue and Wolverine both head out to hunt for signs of Magneto, leaving Jubilee behind to catch up on her studies.
As Wolverine stalks through the forest, he spots a number of the Fall People being led by three of the Savage Land Mutates: Barbarus, Amphibius and Equilibrious and wonders what's going on. Rogue meanwhile is flying toward ancient citadel, worrying that her eyesight is still sensitive to light. As she searches the citadel for magnetic anomalies she is confronted by Brain Child who rants and raves about a being called the "primal flux", before she can get any answers out of him she is clubbed from behind by Gaza.