As the final day of the Grand Magic Games starts, Fairy Tail divides to two teams, the Team Fairy Tail, which has the task to battle in the arena and the Rescue Team, which has to save Lucy. The rescuers make their way to the castle unnoticed. They even manage to free Lucy and Yukino. However, when they try to get out, the castle's floor suddenly opens up and the team gets dropped into an underground area, where through a video feed, Hisui tells them that this place is the Abyss Palace, where all the criminals get eliminated.
The group finds a narrow pathway, where they find Arcadios, beaten and from the shadows, mysterious people appear and attack the Rescue Team one-by-one. Arcadios tells them that they are the Garou Knights, an independent execution team. After a fight, the Mages find themselves fighting against a member of the Garou Knights, with Panther Lily having to fight Neppa, who utilizes Acid Magic.
Neppa starts the battle by creating an acid flow and sending it towards Panther Lily. As Panther Lily realizes he can't block the attack with his sword. As the knight continues to mock and attack Panther Lily, the latter remembers his training with Gajeel. He remembers that only flesh and spirit could defeat Gajeel's iron, and with this, much to the knight's surprise swings his sword and he cuts through the acid. With another swing of his sword, Panther Lily defeats the knight.
While Panther Lily defeats Neppa, the other Mages defeat the other knights: Lucy and Yukino, with the help of Aquarius, beat Uosuke; Wendy uses her advanced spell and defeats Cosmos with Plant Magic; Mirajane takes out Kamika in her demon form and Natsu defeats Kama. The Rescue Team Mages soon regroup and celebrate their victory over the Garou Knights. Natsu then threatens Kama and asks him to reveal the exit or else he will execute them.
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 303, Page 18
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 303, Page 21
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 305, Pages 14-20
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 307, Pages 16-20
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 309, Page 6
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 310, Pages 9-10
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 310, Page 16
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 310, Pages 17-18