Sorano was downstairs, chatting with the bartender when the front doors creaked open, causing both she and the employee to look up in interest. The guild hall was typically pretty quiet on weekdays, with the mages usually out taking jobs or doing some other kind of business - those who came in were usually aspiring clients or interested tourists who wanted to see what was so exciting about Fairy Tail. Such tourists were usually pretty disappointed to find that the guild hall was really not that fascinating, being a simple office building (with its own secrets, of course, but they needn't know that). However, occasionally there were people like the one who just walked in, a faint aura of magical energy around them, signifying their status as a mage.
Sorano's suspicions about the newcomer's intentions would be quickly confirmed, as they walked into the guild hall, announcing their desire to join the guild. With a parting nod at the bartender, Sorano stood up to approach the mage, trying to allow a small smile on her face before erasing it, remembering how obviously fake her expressions of emotion appeared to others. After all, the girl was incapable of feeling emotions, and any attempt to pretend like she did usually ended up unsuccessful. It would be easier for everyone involved if the newcomer realized her lack of feeling early on, anyway.
"Hello, welcome to the Fairy Tail guild hall," she announced, inclining her head respectfully. "My name is Sorano Granon, and I'm the guild master here. You're certainly welcome to join, but before we get started with the registration process, I'd like to make sure you know what you're getting into. Many new mages have misconceptions about our guild, and I hope you understand that we are merely an independent organization of mercenaries, and not the wild child we were known as in the past."