Knowing that the children of the pact must be sacrificed to the Well in order for the energies to be harnessed, Tai feared that the children might usurp the energies instead whereas she wished to make them her servants. Realizing that youths of like power could be cast into the Well instead and still cause the same result Tai and her pawn Chord encouraged Night Thrasher's formation of his super-team, the New Warriors, whom Tai planned on sacrificing in lieu of the children of the prophecy. During the first few months as a team, the New Warriors encountered Midnights Fire, Firewall, and Silhouette (the latter of whom became the first recruit to the team). Meanwhile, Tai had discovered the true fate of her daughter and grand-children, and killed Miyami and attempted to kill Silhouette as well.
Completing his studies the Left Hand began gathering the others recruiting Midnights Fire, Eric Conroy (who was re-named Bloodstrike), Smiling Tiger, and Fire Wall (who was re-named Silk Fever) into the organization which he named the Folding Circle. Left Hand also recruited Night Thrasher, who joined seeking answers about his past as they went to the Temple to discover the origins of the prophecy. Night Thrasher helped the Warriors defeat the circle when the Warriors arrived and both teams attacked Tai when she revealed the full story. During the battle Night Thrasher shot Tai and the Well was sealed when Left Hand and Tai fell into the rupture. The rest of the Folding Circle escaped and settled into Madripoor where they became leading figures in the Lowtown underworld as enforcers for crime lord Tyger Tiger. One of Tyger Tiger's rivals, Aardwolf went to war with the Folding Circle who nearly killed the mutant criminal. Night Thrasher and Silhouette became involved in the confrontation both beating Aardwolf and the Circle and forcing them to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.Since the incident in Madripoor the Folding Circle have not been seen together but Bloodstrike and Smiling Tiger were arrested and pressed into US government service as members of the Thunderbolts army, battling hordes of Wellspring empowered humans who were being controlled by the Grandmaster.