As Lucy begins her performance for the X784 Miss Fairy Tail contest, Evergreen, a member of the Thunder God Tribe, arrives and turns her into stone. She then reveals that she had already petrified the rest of the contestants. Laxus Dreyar and the rest of the Thunder God Tribe then arrive and announce that they will have a game to determine the strongest member in Fairy Tail. Laxus adds that if anyone breaks his rules, he will crush one of the petrified girls.
As the Fairy Tail Mages express their shock, Evergreen states that if they want to save the contestants, they would have to defeat the Thunder God Tribe and Laxus within three hours or the girls would be turned to dust. Laxus and the rest of the Thunder God Tribe then disappear and the rest of the Fairy Tail Mages run out of the guild to find them.
After some time, numerous battles between the Fairy Tail Mages spring up at the same time throughout the town of Magnolia due to the conditions set up by Freed's runes. Rivals Wan and Joey find themselves trapped within these runes and are forced to fight as only one of them will be allowed to leave and continue with his search.
- The details of the beginning of this battle are unknown.
Wan activates his Iron Dog Magic and punches Joey, sending him flying several meters away. Wan later emerges victorious, enabling him to continue looking for Laxus and the members of the Thunder God Tribe.
Back at the guild, Natsu, Happy and Makarov are informed by Freed's runes about the results of the battles. Makarov yells at his guild members to stop fighting while Natsu expresses his wish to join the battle, having been forced to remain within the confines of the guild by Freed's runes. The three are then forced to watch as the number of participants falls to forty two.
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 107, Pages 11-19
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 108, Pages 3-7
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 109, Pages 2-4
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 109, Pages 4-5
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 109, Pages 5-8