In an attempt to anger Makarov Dreyar enough so that he would engage in war, Jose Porla sends his most powerful Mage, Gajeel Redfox, to damage the Fairy Tail Guild while its members were away. Gajeel, thinking that his damage to the guild wouldn't be enough to truly anger Makarov, decides that to do something extra to get his attention.
The details of this battle are unknown.
After beating the members of Shadow Gear he nailed them to a tree near the South Gate of Magnolia Town and branded Levy McGarden with the Phantom Lord Guild Mark. After Makarov and the other Fairy Tail Guild members found their guildmates in the condition that they were in, Makarov declared war on the Phantom Lord Guild.
|Invocation of War Fights||Shadow Gear vs. Gajeel Redfox • Fairy Tail vs. Phantom Lord • Lucy Heartfilia vs. Juvia Lockser • Elfman Strauss vs. Gajeel Redfox • Natsu Dragneel vs. Gajeel Redfox • Makarov Dreyar vs. Aria|
|Payback Fights||Fairy Tail vs. Jose's Shades • Natsu Dragneel, Gray Fullbuster, & Elfman Strauss vs. Totomaru • Elfman Strauss vs. Sol • Gray Fullbuster vs. Juvia Lockser • Natsu Dragneel vs. Aria • Erza Scarlet vs. Aria • Lucy Heartfilia, Loke, & Reedus Jonah vs. Gajeel Redfox, Boze, & Sue • Erza Scarlet, Gray Fullbuster, & Elfman Strauss vs. Jose Porla • Natsu Dragneel vs. Gajeel Redfox: Rematch • Makarov Dreyar vs. Jose Porla|