At the Haven, a castle on the Hudson River which has been acting as the surrogate home for the Knights of Wundagore, Bova informs the White Tiger of all that has happened in her absence. She tells of how Exodus and the Acolytes took over Wundagore and that the High Evolutionary's own genetic structure was unstable, causing him to shift between states of power to the level of a sub-human. White Tiger is then introduced to the remaining New Men, who are preparing to retake Wundagore but do not know her. She reveals how she was created to battle and destroy the Man-Beast, the Evolutionary's greatest failure who has plagued him for years.
The High Evolutionary arrives and questions the Tiger about her hunt for the Man-Beast. She reveals that she's not been able to find him since he escaped from the Vault. She offers the Heroes for Hire's assistance in re-taking Wundagore and leaves to retrieve them, watched by Lord Anon.
At Oracle Inc, Danny Rand (Iron Fist) has returned from his time away to find a family in the mix of people who make up Oracle; Dane Whitman (The Black Knight), Scott Lang (Ant-Man), (The Eternal) Thena, Jim Hammond (Oracle CEO), Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk), and Luke Cage. White Tiger arrives, tired from her trip, asking for help. Hammond feels the team should live up to its other obligations but Danny thinks it's time to prove the emphasis lies on heroes not for hire. Hammond agrees to cover the team for 24 hours while the team goes on the mission. Danny confronts the White Tiger apologizing for hurting her feelings but he doesn't love her, he loves Misty.
Back at the Haven, Lord Anon informs the Evolutionary that the Knights' leader, Quicksilver is still absent. This angers the Evolutionary who believes that Quicksilver has been a disappointment to him. Lord Anon takes special note of a sceptre the Evolutionary's created to house and channel Isotope E, the powerful mutagenic. The Evolutionary decrees that the Knights will not wait for Quicksilver.