Darkness Falls on Earth with dragons blood they arise once again following the ancient pledge the four dragons will gather to protect the sovereign the sword and shield will awaken and the Crimson Dragon will finally return from dawn
"Darkness has fallen upon the land.
The blood of the dragons will revive once again,
and the ancient pact will be kept.
When the four dragons are gathered,
the sword and shield which will protect the king shall awaken,
and the Red Dragon shall restore the dawn at last."
Dissecting the Prophecy Edit
Dragons' Blood and the Ancient Pact Edit
- The blood of the dragons will revive once again, and the ancient pact will be kept.
- "Warriors of the four dragons! From now on, you are our other halves. With Hiryuu as your master, protect, cherish, and never betray him for as long as you live!"
The ancient pact is about protecting King Hiryuu, and this was received and done by the first dragon warriors. Their successors however, have no one to protect as Hiryuu died even before the original dragon warriors died and since then, they have been waiting for the king’s reincarnation.
The Sword and Shield Edit
- "When the four dragons are gathered, the sword and shield which will protect the king shall awaken"
After Yona gathers all the dragon warriors, they go back to Ik-Soo to ask about the sword and shield. However, the priest tells them that the sword and shield needs time before appearing.
It is possible that the "sword" may be literal, as there are multiple panels of Yona holding a sword with a unique hilt that only appear in the first few of pages of the manga. This seems to reference a future event that has not yet occurred.
The "shield" is most likely Zeno because in the Manga he states that he's the shield that'll always protect Yona. His body is immortal and he cannot die so him being the shield is the most plausible answer.