I shiver every time I read/hear that prophecy, it’s awesome.
turn your eyes, your wings, your fire,
to the land across the sea.
where dragons are poisoned and dragons are dying
and no one can ever be free.
a secret lurks within their eggs
a secret hides within their book.
a secret buried far below
will save those brave enough to look.
open your hearts, your minds, your wings
to the dragons who flee from the hive.
face a great evil with talons united
or none of the tribes will survive.
Here’s my interpretations in full fantheory form!
spoilers ahead, both canon and theoretical.
so, obviously the prophecy calls Pyrrhian dragons to take notice of Pantala and the dragons there. The poisoned dragons are probably the HiveWings that have been poisoned by Wasp. Wasp controls the lives of every dragon on the continent, exept maybe LeafWings, but then again they have to be in hiding because of her war. The secret in the eggs is most likely the HiveWings that Wasp stings to add them to her hive mind. The secret in the book is probably the last prophecy in the book of clearsight–to save the trees (can you believe that Wasp epically failed at the one thing the book actually told her to do?). Or, it could also refer what the book doesn’t say–there are no more prophecies after that. Wasp’s rule and commands are under false pretenses, which is a pretty big secret. The secret underground might just be that the knowledge of the mind control stings and the book’s true contents are metaphorically buried, or it could be the ‘reading monkeys’–scavengers, which fascinate Cricket and have never been seen before in Pantalan memory. They’ve been hiding, probably underground, and could very well have significant... um... significant significance. The knowledge of the truth about the hive mind and the book (and maybe some scavengers) will save the dragons, by showing them the weakness in Wasp’s rule, and now they know that they can stop any more dragonets from joining the hive mind, possibly rebel against Wasp because her rule is not destiny, and it opens their eyes to the hidden lies throughout their lives. And again, maybe scavenger will help :). The third stanza is more or less a repetition of the first, but the dragons who flee from the hive implies that Pantalans could be coming to Pyrrhia, and the Pyrrhians need to help them. This is confirmed because in literally the last sentence, Moon, the dragon with visions so who obviously knows what she’s talking about, says that they don’t need t find Luna a way back to Pantala because “they [who knows exactly who] are coming to us.” (End of book; enter epic fangirling.). The great evil–man these dragons have to face so many great evils, sorry Turtle ;u;–is probably Wasp in all her brainwashing, power-hungry evilness. But there could be another, larger, probably older, more powerful and somehow more evil something lurking behind the scenes of it all. But that has no proof, so it’s probably just Wasp. And finally, the most chilling line–or none of the tribes will survive. There would/will probably be a Great War, and unless the dragons of Pyrrhia unite and fight with the Pantalans to defeat Wasp, her non-mind-controlled followers, the more vengeful LeafWings, and anyone else who just wants violence and/or power, all or most of dragonkind will be wiped out.
So go, Blue & Cricket & Sundew & Swordtail & Moon & Luna & Turtle & Tsunami & Qibli & Co! I’d rather not see all ten tribes go extinct ;u;. Wasp is bad. Can’t wait for the rest of the arc!
Thank you to everyone for one reason or another or just because,
Wow that was a lot, I didn’t know all that was in my head,
Hive Queen is amazing,
Mods please let this through,
–Turquoise, now an ametuer fan theorist X3