Back at the X-Mansion, Cerebro alerted the team to the presence of two new, powerful mutants, one in Chicago, the other New York City. Wyngarde and the Hellfire Club saw all of this because they'd hired a man named Warhawk to break into the mansion and bug the whole place. They then set in motion a plan to intercept the mutants before Charles' people could.
Wyngarde was seen to be working with Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost, the White Queen! She managed to get to Kitty Pryde's parents in Chicago before thee X-Men, but the other group made a much better impression on the teen, so Frost sent armored attackers after them, eventually using her own mental powers to know Storm, Wolverine, and Colossus unconscious.
Around that same time, Hellfire minions tried doing the same thing to Cyclops, Phoenix, and Nightcrawler when they went to NYC to meet Dazzler. Thanks to Alison Blaire's help and a warning from Ms. Pryde—who had escaped the Frost-lead attack—this squad fared much better. After securing the new mutant, the group also captured a Hellfire Club minion, who inadvertently spilled the beans on the group when Jean Grey read his mind. With that information, they infiltrated the facility where their teammates were being held and freed them, thanks in great part to Phoenix's ability to take on Emma Frost head-on.