|S-Class Mage Promotion Trial (X784)|
S Kyū Madōshi Shōkaku Shiken
December 15-16, X784
Determine Fairy Tail's newest S-Class Mage(s)
For the X784 trial, 8 Mages were selected to participate for the chance of becoming one of Fairy Tail's S-Class Mages. This particular trial took place on Fairy Tail's holy ground, Tenrou Island. The trial had several tests that the participants had to go through, although only one was completed because the trial was interrupted by the arrival of Grimoire Heart.
Eight Mages were chosen to participate. Each participant was allowed to team up with one partner, who should be a Fairy Tail Mage and a non S-Class Mage to aid him/her in battle. The following Mages participated:
|Cana Alberona||Lucy Heartfilia||Pass||-|
|Levy McGarden||Gajeel Redfox||Pass||-|
|Juvia Lockser||Lisanna Strauss||Fail|
|Mest Gryder||Wendy Marvell||Fail|
First Trial: Power and LuckEdit
In this trial, the teams are to choose one of eight different paths.  Only one team is allowed per path, and the objective is to get to the other end. Out of the eight paths, four are connected to another path so the teams that meet have to fight against each other to continue (these are the "battle" paths), three have Fairy Tail's S-Class Mages (Gildarts Clive, Erza Scarlet, and Mirajane Strauss) in them so the teams that meet them have to fight and win against them. These paths are considered the "Hard Battle" paths. One path out of the eight has no obstacles and is considered the "quiet" path. This trial begins when the boat that transports the teams to Tenrou Island stops in the middle of the ocean not too far from the shore of the island. The teams have to fight for first choice of which path they want. Once a team enters a path it becomes sealed so that no one else can enter. The highest number of possible teams passing is six and the minimum is three.
- A. Elfman Strauss and his partner Evergreen chose this path. Mirajane Strauss, an S-Class Mage, was waiting at the end of this path.
- B. Freed Justine and his partner Bickslow chose this path. This path linked to path C.
- C. Cana Alberona and her partner Lucy Heartfilia chose this path. This path linked to path B.
- D. Juvia Lockser and her partner Lisanna Strauss chose this path. Erza Scarlet an S-Class Mage, was waiting at the end of this path.
- E. Natsu Dragneel and his partner Happy chose this path. Gildarts Clive, an S-Class Mage, was waiting at the end of this path.
- F. Levy McGarden and her partner Gajeel Redfox chose this path. This path was the "Quiet" path.
- G. Gray Fullbuster and his partner Loke chose this path. This path linked to path H.
- H. Mest Gryder and his partner Wendy Marvell chose this path. This path linked to path G.
- Lucy Heartfilia & Cana Alberona vs. Freed Justine & Bickslow
- Natsu Dragneel vs. Gildarts Clive
- Juvia Lockser & Lisanna vs. Erza Scarlet
- Mirajane Strauss vs. Elfman Strauss & Evergreen
- Gray Fullbuster & Loke vs. Mest Gryder & Wendy Marvell
- Levy and Gajeel got the quiet path, and thus advance.
- Freed, Juvia, and Mest are eliminated from the trial.
Second Exam: Locate the First Master's GraveEdit
The 5 contestants that passed the first exam were allowed to move onto this exam. In this trial the contestants must find the grave of Fairy Tail's first master Mavis Vermilion. They are given a total of 6 hours to locate and complete the task or they will be disqualified. There are numerous obstacles that make this task difficult, such as fending off giant beasts that dwell in the forest. There is also the possible risk of meeting up with other contestants. Finding the grave itself is also great challenge, since the master didn't give any explicit hints or possible clues that could tell where it is. Makarov gave no hints because this exams purpose was to test the intellect of the participants.