“Cynder's Lair is where hope goes to die, Spyro. A dark, foreboding place in which Cynder broods and sulks and plans her next assault. You must make your way to her fortress, where I am sure Ignitus is being held.”

Concurrent Skies, also known as Cynder's Lair, is a crystal wasteland far from the Dragon Temple, the personal domain to the black dragon. It is here that Spyro comes to rescue Ignitus and fight Cynder for the first time.



In the past, Concurrent Skies was a private study for Volteer and other Electric Dragons to learn and harness the power of Electricity. The spires surrounding the region were brilliant conductors, and the Electricity dragons there channeled and diverted lightning if and when needed. However during the war, Cynder was able to bypass the lightning deterrent that surrounded Concurrent Skies with her superior flight and evasion skills, allowing her to reach the dragons hiding there and and kill them off.[1] The area was then left in ruin, allowing Malefor's forces to claim the private study and repurposed it as Cynder's Lair. With no one to manage the electrical elements of the landscape, the sky became dark and rages with unbalanced, unchecked electricity under Cynder's cruelty, the best deterrent for intruders.[2]

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

Years later, after defeating Ignitus in battle, Cynder took the Fire Guardian to Concurrent Skies in order to drain his energy into a crystal that would help free the Dark Master, Malefor. Spyro ventured to Cynder's Lair soon after to rescue Ignitus. After making his way through Cynder's towers, fighting her Ape henchmen along the way (including the Electric King), he soon found Ignitus, confined and his powers were being drained into a crystal. Cynder stopped Spyro from destroying the crystal, and after a short battle, she escaped with it. Spyro noticed that there was something familiar about Cynder by her eyes, and Ignitus told him the truth.

Cynder was actually born from the same brood of eggs as Spyro (they are not siblings), and she was taken by Malefor's forces, corrupted by his poisonous powers and becoming his tool of destruction. Malefor was using Cynder to gain the Guardians' powers so she could unlock the portal, which served as his prison, since only a dragon born in the Year of the Dragon, such as Cynder, could open it. As the vortex to the world of Convexity opened, Ignitus feared that they were too late, but Spyro refused to give up and followed Cynder through the portal to stop her from freeing the Dark Master.


Concurrent Skies/Gallery


  • The word "concurrent" means coexisting or accordant, or intersecting at the same point.


Spyro - Sparx - Ignitus - Volteer - Terrador - Cyril - Cynder

Flash - Nina - Kane - Mole-Yair - Exhumor - Conductor

Swamp - Dragon Temple - Dragon Dojo - Dante's Freezer (First Flight)
Tall Plains - Munitions Forge (Escape From Cynder) - Concurrent Skies - Convexity
Ape Soldiers - Ape Leaders - Ape Commanders - Disciples (DS) - Ape Gunners - Ape Cannons
Frog Weeds - Growths - Bulb Spiders - Ape Dummies - Dreadwings - Trolls - Ogres - Troll Horsemen
Spider Tanks (DS) - Angler Fish (DS) - Armardillos - Rubble Brutes
Buffalo Beetles - Magma Worms - Fire Beetles - Electric Leeches - Nataloids (DS) - Crystal Brutes - Conduits

Ice King - Stone Sentinel - Steam - Electric King - Cynder

Fire - Electricity - Ice - Earth - Aether
Dragons - Dragonflies - Apes - Spirit Gems
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