“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 is a large floating crystal wasteland far from the Dragon Temple.

In the past, it was a private study for Volteer and other Electric Dragons to learn and harness the power of Electricity. However, once Malefor's forces claimed this area, it was known as Cynder's Lair. The sky has since become dark and rages with unbalanced, unchecked electricity under Cynder's cruelty, the best deterrent for intruders.[1] It is here that Spyro comes to rescue Ignitus and fight Cynder for the first time.


After defeating Ignitus in battle, Cynder took the Fire Guardian to her lair, Concurrent Skies, in order to drain his energy into a crystal that would help free the Dark Master, Malefor. After learning how to utilize the element of Earth, Spyro went to Cynder's Lair to rescue Ignitus. After venturing 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 by 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.


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


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