Arcadia climbed up onto the reception desk to have a seat closer to Mythal's eye level. She nodded somberly, "For the very start of Fairy Tail, you may have t talk to Master Sorano herself or someone like Mura. That would be fresher in their heads than mine. But the bit of history I can tell you is an important part of the orientation. For that follow me."
She hopped down from the desk and lead the way to the elevators that lead down tot he basements. She muttered as she summoned the elevator, [color=#28b463["I hate these things, but there's no other way down. Thankfully it's only a short ride. The fairies you see at the reception desk and basically all over the guild hall keep things running smoothly around here. If you ever need to send a message to Master Sorano, an ace or any guild member, they can relay it for you if they are somewhere in the building."[/color]
Arcadia tapped on a panel the elevator's glass doors closed. Tapping the panel again and the elevator started down. The little slayer looked queasy most of the way down. She was quite relieved when the doors finally opened, and she stumbled out the doors. Just as well-lit as the main lobby, down here was a second jobs and requests desk for the illegal jobs the guild was given. The area was mostly empty except for the fairies that ran the business side of things. Several large doors loomed around the floor, and the middle was a glass display containing two swirling portals. In the opposite corner was a crystal statue. A statue Acradia found quite unsettling and creepy every time she looked at it, for reasons she could never quite a put a finger on.
Once her stomach settled back down, Arcadia gestured toward the desk and around the floor, "Interns are not allowed down here. This is where all of Fairy Tail's illegal jobs come through, if any of them interest you. One of those portals goes to an island, part of Fairy Tail since the beginning... full of spirits. The other goes to an old guild hall. And that brings us to that little bit of history I promised.
Once Fairy Tail was a legal guild. Quite powerful and prosperous. Everyone was thought of like family, loyal maybe to a fault. May have been known for causing its share of damage. Until one of one of its members, a young girl named Lucie became a Coming Storm. I don't think she was as young as I look, but still her teens or something. And after one incident, the Magic Council came for her. And true to their trademark loyalty, they defended Lucie, refusing to give her up.
For that, Fairy Tail was made a dark guild, and forced to leave Magnolia. Many, if not most members ended up leaving. Those that were left like, Master Sorano and I believe Mura.. they had to fight through hard times, take on jobs they would never have before to keep the guild going. That's when it became more mercenary. And that's how they fought there way off the dark guild list By showing they were willing to play ball, but keeping the jewel jobs of a darker nature can bring.
And to stay off the dark guild list we keep those things a secret. If you plan on taking more illegal jobs, you will be expected to disguise yourself, your magic and anything else that could identify you. Maintaining Fairy Tail's reputation is paramount to keeping our independent status. No one wants Fairy Tail to be made a dark guild again, especially Master Sorano. The guild won't be sticking its neck out for one member the way it did for Lucie again.
She slowly walked toward the portals, feeling more comfortable there then anywhere close to that crystalized statue. She then decided to head over to the jobs desk, climbing up to stand on it, once more eye level with Mythal. "But you can still find family here, if you're looking for that kind of thing. I did. Because we still stick by each other, as long you don't do something to endanger everyone. Then again not everyone is looking for family... and that's okay too."
After she was told where he would like his guild mark, she gently placed the stamp against his right bicep. Activating the runes along the stamp's side lit up a magic circle underneath it. The first pass created the famous Fairy Tail symbol in an outline of black. Arcadia had to run over the process in her mind a moment to remember how to activate the next step, it was her first time giing a full mark, and maybe only the second time she'd used the stamp ever. Activated the stamps in slightly different order lit up a different magical circle beneath. This time the mark was left solid black. She smiled, setting the stamp down on the desk for the fairies to store away, "Congratulations! Welcome to Fairy Tail! And full membership. Got any other questions?"