Headcount: Wolverine is off on a solo series. Rogue went through the Siege Perilous in #247 and hasn't been seen since (she'll make only two more appearances until 1991). Longshot leaves in this issue, and won't appear again until Chris Claremont leaves. The X-Men are down to a mere five: Storm, Colossus, Dazzler, Psylocke and Havok: the smallest that team has been since the 1960s.
So, since the Reavers wish to attack Wolverine, and he's not around at the moment, they wait and watch as as Nanny and the Orphan-Maker attack the X-Men. This results in some transient de-aging, and a dead Storm, which I am going to be enormously cynical about and will therefore predict will not last very long. Four X-Men! X-Factor outnumber them! All in all, this Australian trip is proving to be a bit of a disaster. No wonder they don't like to talk about it much.