Natsu attempts to stop Toby from continuing the ritual, but to no avail, as Zalty blocks him. Meanwhile, Gray defeats Lyon in their battle, but Deliora is freed. Gray comes to the conclusion that his only option left is to use Iced Shell to seal Deliora once again.
The ice that is sealing Deliora begins to melt. Natsu attacks Zalty who asks if using his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic is wise. Natsu ignores him and continues to attack so that he can defeat Toby, who is the reason for the moon drip ritual occurring.
The ruins shake. This means the ceremony is nearing its end, and Lyon tells Gray of everything they did in order to achieve this. Gray thinks it is pointless, and when Lyon chastises him for playing in some guild, he simply counters by saying he followed Ur’s advice of finding more powerful opponents to the west. He then tells him of his first day at Fairy Tail, when the master told him that Ur’s condition was eternal. He then proclaims his disgust at Lyon’s actions, who can only see his ambitions. Lyon attacks, but Gray disarms him, and blocks his Ice-Make: Snow Tiger using his Ice-Make: Prison. The tiger cannot release itself, which Gray explains that it is because Lyon's creatures are out of balance, having been created with one hand. He then uses his Ice-Make: Ice Cannon to finish Lyon off.
As he does so, a cacophonic noise fills the air. Deliora is freed, and Gray’s only apparent choice is to use Iced Shell.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Battles & Events
- Natsu Dragneel vs. Zalty (Ultear Milkovich)
- Gray Fullbuster vs. Lyon Vastia: Rematch (concluded)
- Temple Catastrophe (concluded)
- The Demon's Awakening: Deliora's Release
Magic, Spells, and Abilities used
- Dragon Slayer Magic (滅竜魔法 Metsuryū Mahō)
- Fire Dragon Slayer Magic (炎の滅竜魔法 Honō no Metsuryū Mahō)
- Time Magic (時の魔法 Toki no Mahō)
- Arc of Time (時間のアーク Toki no Āku)
- Molding Magic (造形魔法 Zōkei Mahō)
- Ice-Make (氷の造形魔法 Aisu Meiku)
- Fire Dragon's Claw (火竜の鉤爪 Karyū no Kagizume)
- Ice-Make: Sword
- Ice-Make: Snow Tiger (白虎 Sunō Taigā)
- Ice-Make: Lion
- Ice-Make: Clone
- Ice-Make: Prison (牢獄 Purizun)
- Ice-Make: Ice Cannon (氷雪砲 Aisu Kyanon)
- Hand-to-Hand Combat
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