Re: End of a era ?
I agree. For me too, I found the upcoming of Acnologia not well-defined. I'm pretty sure that the dragons are the ultimate villains of FT.
Originally Posted by Caliburn
Zeref is the Dark Mage and by saying that this marks the end of an era is surely right - if he considers the future upcoming events. He surely defines that this era where Mage "redefined" is going to end as the "new era" marks the rise of Dragons. I believe too that the disappearance of those dragons are no coincidence. The attack of Acnologia was something "planned" or even "destined". He may have only destroyed an island but this was for starters and for me, destroying the most promising Guild is a very alertful starter.
Personally, I don't think Hades summoned Acnologia. I think he only knew that that revolt of Dragons was approaching and on sensing that, Zeref punished him. Now whether, there's some other mastermind behind those dragons uprising is plausible but it might also be that all those dragons are acting by themselves.
My guess is that there's a mastermind who made those dragons flee in Year X777 and in Year X784, sent Acnologia to Tenrou Island to send an alert of things to come. So yeah, coming back, to your question, if Zeref also sensed the same thing, then he might be right as the Dragons will create a new era most surely. After all, Acnolgia destroyed Fairy Tail alone, now imagine an army of Dragons...