Now I will write what I believe will happened in the next chapters:
1) The title “battle on two fronts” could be about the tournements, what would happened in the 6th day.
I think that this scenario it’s unlikely because I don’t think that we will skip the 5th day, the day where there are not any battle or contest.
2) Battle on two fronts could be that made of Fairy Tail.
One will be that of the tournament, they will try to win it, the other could be using diplomacy (it is really unlikely, this is not Fairy Tail way to do the things).
3) A front could be Fairy Tail, the other could be another part that is involved in this arc.
One of the team that participates to the tournament, most likely Sabertooth (we will know what happened to Gemma and to Sting (I believe that Minerva will try to brainwashed him, she will try to convince him that Natsu and Fairy Tail are the true responsible for Lector’s death)), in second positions came Mermaid Hell with Minerva.
The second front could even be the mysterious girl, Igneel or other dragons, or even Crime Sorciere (we will know what they decided to do after that Gerard met with the mysterious girl, or perhaps Fairy Tail will ask their help for solve Lucy situations).
4) Not only one as the third point, but all the two fronts will be made by part that are not Fairy Tail.
5) This could be part or the strategy of Arcadias.
He might want to shift the focus of Fairy Tail from Lucy to the tournements, so he could do his plan without inferference by them.
In the truth of what happened in the previous chapters of this arc I don’t think this was decided by Arcadia, even if I still believe that he has evil intentions (I will explain my reason in the next days, if I will have enough time).
P.S: I hope that someone will comments what I wrote.
weren't gunma told sting and rogue to erase their guild emblems? does that mean they are no longer ST and not participate in the last day event?
well from what we see Arcadias actually "is" trying to save the world,
the problem is that most people (including myself) still doesn't trust this Captain of the Knights...
and the Defense Minister's intention don't make him a villian, cuz understand the risk when it comes to juggling Time~
Fairy Tail is gonna win the Tournament i think we can all see that (unless if the game is interfered), the highlights we might see are the Kagurya vs. Erza, Minerva vs. Erza, Laxus vs. that black lightening dude, Gray vs. the masked long-hair dude from Sabertooth, Gray vs. Leon, Ichiya vs. Natsu, and don't forget that always Jirya(?)!!
i think it's possible that somehow it'll turnout to be the Dragon King Festival...the Black Dragon Acknologia will come and all the dragon slayers will eventually turn into a actual dragon to fight it~ (but then it turned tagic or something that's why they have to go back in time, and it will sort of be a start of new mission or should i say saga.)
Surprised no one has mentioned the obvious right now as of yet. Arcadios may have just planned the capture of Lucy by taking the group to the Eclipse gate and had his minister buddy come to "stop" him and use that as an excuse to only capture Lucy out of the whole damn group and take Yukino as well for appearances sake.
Also what better way to get energy for the gate then to not mention the draining effect on Natsu who has a HUGE pool of magic and kidnap Lucy as motivation for the FT team to go all out and rescue Lucy and spend more Magic power. Not to mention Arcadios specifically mentioned how Natsu had a "marvelous magical battle" out of everything he could have said as a compliment.
Natsu is not going to mess around when he wakes up I believe. Erza or someone will stop him from rampaging to save Lucy and convince him to fight in the tournament to save her.
In the middle of all this Arcadios will reveal the "true" plot behind the Eclipse gate. I mean how does Arcadios know that Zeref turned immortal exactly 400 years before? Not to mention the Eclipse plan must have been put into effect a long time ago, specifically 14/21 years ago?
The minister guy admitted himself that they use Eclipse gate to steal magic from contestants, but why steal magic if he doesn't want the gate to be used?
The fact is that Arcadios said that the price of a single girl's life is cheap in "The Gateway Hidden In Darkness" chapter pretty mjuch gives away his scumbag personality.
BTW going from Chala's vision, when did Lucy change clothes back to that heart shirt in the Mercurius castle crumbling or is Mashima going to ret-con it out?
Also need to reveal who is behind the hood and what Jellal found out about the hooded person hopefully.
I can't help but think that the Eclipse gate is nothing more than another one of Zeref's evil magic objects like Lullaby and time travel is the least it can do. >.>^
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They already have celestial magician with them who is capable of opening more than 2 gates at the time. at max they just lucy's keys and it was not worth showing the original plan to get them.
anything and everything we see is because of the zeref, so either that gate was his creation or his followers.
I think the king is zeref and the mysterious lady is lucy from future
Arcadias can seriously go either way. I means, from the moment he appear, he look like a villain. So turning him into a good guy would already be a twist. But for a villain to remain a villain just means he is where he started. I actually like where he is right now a lot.
I think he meant the king of Fiore...Things seems very intriguing ATM...I am indifferent to the whole time travel plot device...I would have liked to see another way of defeating Zeref but i am not against it either. I can't wait to see what is gonna happen...Things are finally starting to add up, Acnologia's past, the origin of dragon slayer magic etc...Still need to know who the hell the mysterious woman is...I see alot of people think that it is Lucy from the future who already traveled to the past and now has come back to maybe stop FT from making the same mistake again....I guess we shall see...FT is probably the best manga out right now IMO...I am so psyched for every chapter lol
anyone who is king of dragons and slain so many dragons will be king of humans. who is more powerfull than him? and don't go around saying zeref.
he might have a big ego with god syndrome. can you blame him? he is most powerful in the world. we know atleast 3 dragons are hiding from him and many were slain in dragon's graveyard. probably hate is his thing and he just wants to see everything destroyed like zero.