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Guilds
Kanji

ギルド

Rōmaji

Girudo

Information
Leader

N/A

Located In

Earth Land
Edolas (formerly)

Purpose

Allow Mages to take Jobs and earn Jewels
Allow Mages to train and hone their Magic powers and skills

Guilds (ギルド Girudo) are organizations of Mages in Fiore.

Overview

Generally, there are three different types of Guilds: Legal, Dark, and Independent.

A Legal Guild is one that has been approved and registered by the Magic Council while a Dark Guild is one that has not been approved by the Magic Council and is treated as a criminal organization.[1] An independent guild is one that is not approved by the Magic Council, but at the same time is not considered a criminal organization. Very little has been shown about independent guilds, though it appears that they can do whatever they can as long as the Magic Council doesn’t disapprove of them.[2]

There are many other guilds besides Magic guilds, such as merchant, mercenary, treasure hunter, even bandit guilds. Happy once implied that there are workmen guilds, too.[3]

In general, guilds are formed for Mages to take Jobs and earn Jewels, and also for them to train and grow stronger. Legal Guilds also work to defend against Dark Mages and other criminals; this can go the same for Independent Guilds, as well.[2]

Government

Guild Structure

Hierarchy of authority in Fiore

The main power in the Kingdom of Fiore is the King and his Government.

Under his order is the Magic Council, which enforces rules over the guilds to uphold lawful employment of Mages and other forms of employment while making sure they do not cause trouble.[4][5] When Guilds cause destruction or other disturbances to the peace, it’s the responsibility of the Magic Council. The Council is made up of very powerful Mages, some of whom have the power to legalize or disband Guilds.[1]

Organization

Guild masters

Some Guild Masters from one of the provincial leagues

Legal Guilds are under recognition by the Magic Council and are all connected to one another. Guild Masters are members of a Local Guild Master League and they meet at various meetings. There is more than one league,[6] and during the meetings they have fun and talk about their own guilds.[7]

The hierarchy within Guilds typically ranks from the most powerful to the weakest. From top to bottom, it starts with Guild Master, S-Class Mages, and then Mages. There are usually many teams formed within guilds; these teams are composed of various members of their Guild and can vary in strength.

Guild Ranks

Guild Master

A Guild Master is a Mage who is the head of the guild that he or she is affiliated with. Typically, Guild Masters are very powerful, often being the strongest Mage in their guilds. Occasionally, they are even members of the Ten Wizard Saints, as with the case of Makarov.[8] As the heads of their own respective guilds, they virtually have complete authority over their subordinates, and can thus dictate their actions. As such, they are also able to excommunicate members of their guilds or even reappoint them as an official member, as seen with Laxus.[9]

S-Class Mages

An S-Class Mage is a powerful Mage that is recognized by the Guild Master and is able to undertake S-Class Jobs. The jobs they take are so dangerous that even the simplest mistake can cost them their life. However, the pay for S-Class Jobs is good.[10] The overall strength of S-Class Mages differs from guild to guild. In some instances, an S-Class Mage is considered the strongest within their respective guilds, as with the case of Jura.[11]

Mages

Mages are simply users of Magic that are able to undertake Jobs. Regular Mages are not allowed to undertake S-Class Jobs unless they are under the supervision of an S-Class Mage. However, it is possible for them to become an S-Class Mage. Fairy Tail’s guild is known to have a special tournament to decide whether or not a Mage can be promoted.[12] No other known events have been seen or mentioned with other guilds.

List of Guilds

Legal Guilds

Guild Name Description Guild Master Status Symbol
Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is the most powerful guild in Fiore.[13] This guild is greatly disliked by the Magic Council because of the destructive nature of its members.[14] Fairy Tail allied with Lamia Scale, Blue Pegasus, and Cait Shelter so that they could defeat Oración Seis, one of three Dark Guilds in the Balam Alliance.[15] The guild lost its status as the top guild in Fiore due to the disappearance of several of its core members. After seven years, the Tenrou Team finally returned and has decided to regain their title as strongest guild by entering the X791 Grand Magic Games.[16] Two teams were sent to represent Fairy Tail and both managed to pass the Preliminaries.[17] Makarov Dreyar Disbanded Fairy Tail symbol
Sabertooth It is formerly the most powerful guild in Fiore,[18] having gained five powerful members in the past seven years. Sabertooth participated in the Grand Magic Games of X791 and their representative team was able to place first in the preliminaries.[19] Sting Eucliffe Active Sabertoth mark
Twilight Ogre Representative Guild in Magnolia Town.[20] They were one of the many guilds who participated in the X791 Grand Magic Games, but were also among the majority who did not manage to move past the Preliminary round.[21] Banaboster Active Twilight Ogre
Lamia Scale Currently the #2 guild in Fiore,[22] not much is known about this guild except that they allied with Fairy Tail, Blue Pegasus, and Cait Shelter to defeat the Oración Seis, one of the three dark guilds of the Balam Alliance.[15] Ooba Babasaama Active Lamia scale
Blue Pegasus One of the top four guilds in Fiore, the guild is mostly a guild for women and effeminate males known for having beautiful members.[23][24] Blue Pegasus allied with Fairy Tail, Lamia Scale, and Cait Shelter to defeat the Oración Seis, one of the three dark guilds of the Balam Alliance.[15] Bob Active Blue pegasus symbol
Quatro Cerberus A guild lead by former Fairy Tail member, Goldmine. Members of this guild are known for their eccentricity, and most wear spiked collars, a reference to their guild's name.[25][26] Quatro Cerberus participated in the Grand Magic Games of X791, placing 7th in the Preliminaries.[27] Goldmine Active Quatro Cerberus Symbol
Mermaid Heel An all-female guild. They participated in the Grand Magic Games of X791 and placed 6th in the Preliminaries.[27] Unknown Active Mermaid Heels symbol
Raven Tail Raven Tail is a powerful Guild that was founded by Makarov's son, Ivan.[28] It was formerly a Dark Guild but was approved by the Magic Council in the past seven years following the Tenrou Team’s disappearance. Raven Tail participated in the Grand Magic Games of X791 and placed 3rd in the preliminaries.[29] Ivan Dreyar Disbanded Raven Tail symbol
Titan Nose Nothing is known about this guild except that Bora is a former member[30] and that Nalshe Mikagura is a current one.[31] Unknown Active Unknown
Phoenix Grave Nothing is known about this guild except that Mace Orlando is a member.[31] Unknown Active Unknown
Gramlush Nothing is known about this guild except that Bomb Sentense and Elena Alteria are members.[31] Unknown Active Unknown
Hound Holy Nothing is known about this guild except that Reisha Whiteday and Bernicka Rilafille are members.[31] Unknown Active Unknown
Carbuncle A powerful guild from the Principality of Veronica.[32] Unknown Active Unknown
Phantom Lord Once, Phantom Lord was the most powerful Magic guild in Fiore but over time, Fairy Tail started gaining recognition until both guilds became the signature guilds of Fiore. The guild master, Jose Porla, one of the Ten Wizard Saints, then instigated a guild war with Fairy Tail out of jealousy.[33] After Phantom Lord was defeated, the Magic Council dissolved the guild and stripped Jose of his positions.[34] Jose Porla Dissolved Phantom Lord Symbol
Cait Shelter This guild sent delegates to participate in the alliance against the Dark Guild, Oración Seis.[15] After all the members of the Oración Seis were defeated and Nirvana was destroyed, the guild master Roubaul revealed that the guild never truly existed and that its members were all spirits of the Nirvit. Roubaul used his Illusion to create the guild and its members for Wendy and Carla after he was left to take care of Wendy.[35] Roubaul Never Existed Caitshelter

Fire Angel 

(Fanmade)

Fire Angel is a Guild in the Kingdom of Fiore. The name comes from the nickname of the former Masters Tenshiru . This guild even has its own "army" - the so-called Kasai no Senshi. The members of this unit wear all armor. Tenshiru Active
Fire angel guild

Independent Guilds

Guild Name Description Guild Master Status Symbol
Crime Sorcière An independent guild formed by Jellal, Ultear, and Meredy after Jellal was freed from prison. The guild works to eradicate evil brought forth by Dark Guilds and Zeref, but also to redeem the members of their dark pasts. Crime Sorcière is noteworthy to have eradicated several Dark Guilds in the seven years following the disappearance of the Tenrou Team.[2] Unknown Active Crime Sorcière Symbol
Cats in Hats (Fanmade) An independent guild formed by an Exceed named Koboshi shortly after the Edolas Arc. Every member of the guild is powerful enough to rival the Ten Wizard Saints. They spend most of the time trying to make the world a better place while taking on extremely important, difficult and dangerous tasks and missions that nobody else has been able to complete. They are also known to take on diplomatic missions that prevent war between countries and guilds. Koboshi Active

Other Guilds

Guild Name Description Guild Master Status Symbol
Southern Wolves A mercenary guild. The Southern Wolves mainly use martial arts and counter Magic spells to defeat Mages. Their Guild leader is a person called Mama who was mentioned but never seen.[36] Unknown Active Southern Wolves
Love & Lucky A merchants guild. Not much is known about the guild except that Lucy Heartfilia's parents once worked at the guild and they named Lucy after they saw that the "k" in "Lucky" had fallen down from the sign.[37] Unknown Active Unknown
Unnamed Bandit Guild Not much is known about this guild of bandits, except that they were hired by Arcadios to capture Lucy during X791 Grand Magic Games.[38] Members wear masks covering the upper part of the face and use guns as weapons. Unknown Active Unknown
Sylph Labyrinth A treasure hunter guild. Not much is known about this guild except that they are trying to retrieve the Eternal Flame.[39] Unknown Active Sylph Labyrinth Mark

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 11, Page 16
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 263, Pages 14-15
  3. Fairy Tail manga: Chapter 7, Page 8
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 2, Page 21
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 10, Page 4
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 10, Page 3
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 15, Pages 2-3
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 47, Pages 14
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 259, Page 15
  10. Fairy Tail Manga, Chapter 24, Page 16
  11. Fairy Tail Manga, Chapter 132, Page 18
  12. Fairy Tail Manga, Chapter 201, Page 15
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 322, Page 25
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 2-3
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 131, Page 17
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 258, Page 10-19
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Pages 4-7
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 322, Page 25
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Pages 12-13
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 254, Page 10
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 266, Page 19
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 256, Page 8
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 73, Page 3
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: chapter 132, Page 6
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 268, Page 18
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 273, Page 8
  27. 27.0 27.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 267, Page 12
  28. Fairy Tail Manga:Chapter 128, Page 19
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 267, Pages 16-18
  30. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 1, Page 54
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Volume 16, Limited Edition: World Sorcerer Express
  32. Fairy Tail Movie: Priestess of the Phoenix
  33. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 64, Pages 9-10
  34. Fairy Tail Anime:Episode 30
  35. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 164, Pages 8-17
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  39. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 343, Page 12

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