All is peaceful in the land of Fiore, at least on the surface. Business goes well in all the towns and cities, everyone is thriving. It is truly a time to enjoy life. Dark mages and dark guilds appear every now and then, but they are quickly put to an end by the light guilds before any real harm can come. Yes, Fiore is a truly peaceful place. If no one looked to what was going on below the surfaces. Word of a discovered magical artifact has spread throughout the country, being protected by the Rune Knights as it is transported to the capital, where it will be stored in the heavily-guarded castle of the King of Fiore. Acnologia is on the rise, seeking to get their hands on the artifact. Fairy Tail's sixth generation, having been informed of the dark guild's plot by the previous generation, are on the move to foil their plan, seeking assistance from some of the other light guilds as a precaution.
Despite the best efforts of the light mages, the artifact has been lost, taken by Acnologia, bringing them one step further in reaching their goals. Licking their wounds, they return to Fairy Tail with heavy hearts and dismay, as one of their own has been kidnapped.