Desmond sat within the inner most room of his large complex. His eyes were narrowed as he watched the screen in front of him. Even after all these years he still had no real love for technology but he could not argue its worth. He paused the video and rewound it and watched it again.
His informants had brought him the tape..a bank robbery that had taken place a few days ago. A robbery that had been started...and been ended by mutants. Desmond being a man who craved power in every form decided to watch it to see if any in the video would be worthy of his attention. He was generally unimpressed. The small one looked as though he would make a passable snack but over all the robbers had left him unimpressed. The other group had performed much better and because of that he had already made arrangements to check out that new school that had been built.
It was clear it was time to step up his control in this area..an action he was more then happy to do. The small time crimes and want to be thugs in the area would soon learn what real power was, but he was not a savage, he was refined and would go without dirtying his own hands unless he had to.
So with that in mind he began a new wave of recruitment. There would be plenty of people, human or mutant, that would join and Desmond always enjoyed having spare pawns around.