Fairy Tail 302 explains the true plan of the Eclipse Plan, we learn that it’s proposed use is for someone to back around 400 Years Back to stop Zeref from ever becoming Immortal. We also learn that both Yukino and Lucy are captured and told to be jailed so no more of this nonsense doesn’t not occur.
Fairy Tail 302 starts out as Arcadios walks up to Fairy Tail, he introduces himself as the Leader of the Holy Ouka Knights from the Fiore Army. Yukino Agria also introduces and tells them her temporary rank. Gray asks why such a hotshot in such a place with Fairy Tail.
Arcadios explains that a certain battle plan is underway and that they require the power of a Celestial Mage. Natsu quickly gets and to tell Arcadios to stop what he’s saying because he doesn’t get what he’s saying, Natsu just tells Arcadios to cut the crap and reveal what he wants.
Arcadios compliments Natsu on the great fight which he had against Sting and Rogue today, Natsu doesn’t give a crap about any of that, he gets into Arcadios’ face and tells him what he’s plan is with Celestial Mage’s, he there’s something he wants to say, he should spill it out.
Arcadios turns around and tells Natsu to follow him, Yukino asks Lucy that she comes as if this plan works then they’d be able to both defeat Zeref and Acnologia. They all reach a large castle like mansion, Arcadios reveals that his Majesty resides within the large building. Arcadios also apologizes for what he did during the kidnapping of Lucy, he says he’s sorry.
They keep travelling down towards the bottom of the mansion. He keeps on revealing that the Magic Tournament is actually a camouflage for them to collect Magical Powers in order to power the great machine. He reveals that the opening of the Gates will change the world.
They all set their eyes on a great machine, Arcadios explains that when the Sun and Moon intersect to create an Eclipse, Twelve keys will be used to open the gates. When they open, they’ll travel 400 years in time, they’ll then eliminate Zeref before he became an immortal, that is the purpose of the Eclipse Plan.
They are all shocked at the plan, Yukino reveals that since the time in the Celestial World is different form that on Earth, it is a unique dimension plan for them to jump around 400 years back. Arcadios had once tried before but it seems as though it failed.
Arcadios reveals that when the Sun and Moon Intersect on the 7th of July, which is three days from now, they would like to borrow Lucy’s powers to open the gate. Natsu, Gajeel and Wendy all notice that this is the date in which their dragons had disappeared.
Out of nowhere, soldiers come running, they surround them, they calls themselves the imperial army. Darton appears and tells them to come with them peacefully. Arcadios asks him what the meaning of this is, Darton reveals that outsiders could now leak this classified information.
Arcadios tells him that they are not outsiders because they can help them with the plan. Arcadios tells him that he knew he was opposed to this plan, he should now stop with all this nonsense at once. Darton shouts at Arcadios to tell him that he was opposed it because he doesn’t know how dangerous changing history is.
Darton then apprehends Arcadios, Yukino and even Lucy. Natsu once again gets pissed because he brought Lucy into this situation. Natsu gets ready to punch Arcadios when he shouts that he must use magic here. The machine activates and it swoosh Natsu’s powers up. Natsu falls down unconscious.
Darton reveals that the Machine steals small amounts of magic from the Mage’s from the Grand Magic Tournament, it sends them into this Eclipse. Therefore using Magic this lose to the Eclipse will only result in all of the Magic being taken. Both Yukino and Lucy are taken while the others are chucked out of the mansion.
Darton says that they should not misunderstand everything he’s done, it’s all for this country. He mentions that his Majesty appears to have taken a liking towards Fairy Tail, if they win the Grand Magic Tournament, they might get a chance to meet him, this could help them reduce the sentence on Lucy. Fairy Tail 302 ends here.
Finally we know what the purpose of the Eclipse Plan, we also know what the machine can do. The image and the Arc is starting to get clear, all the plot holes are starting to connect each other pretty well. Can’t wait for the continuation of this arc with next week’s Fairy Tail 303, titled “A Battle on Two Fronts”.