With plans for the future, Emma Frost recruited Magneto to procure her an island. Magneto located Mykines and approached Namor to lease the island. After helping Namor battle a Kraken and a group of Sirenas, Namor agreed to let Magneto use the island. To prepare the island for Emma, Magento built a large tower featuring a Sentinel head and planted a Krakoan Gateway.
As a protectorate of Krakoa located away from the main island(s), Mykines served as the ideal location for the first HellfireGala of the Krakoan Era.