The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night

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The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night is a 2007 video game and the second game in the "Legend of Spyro" trilogy.


[The mountain itself looked like no ordinary mountain ever shaped; it had malicious carvings all around it and its tip to be the shape of a dragon's head, pointing towards the sky. A huge purple beam of energy is then seen being cast directly into its mouth from above; first lines]
Cynder: My master returns.
Spyro: We're too late!

Spyro: She is just like me.
[The ground began to rumble and the portal that sealed the Dark Master then began to pull a force of gravity towards it]
Sparx: We've got to get out of here...NOW!
Spyro: I can't leave her behind...I've got to save her.
Sparx: What?! Save the beast that's been trying to kill us?!
Spyro: That wasn't her fault...she was being used by the Dark Master!
[The gravity pull soon brought Cynder towards the stairs of the portal, bringing her straight inside the light. Without a moment to spare, Spyro released his grip from the floor and went into the portal with her, after two seconds of tension, he re-emerged from the portal, carrying Cynder with his paws and flying away from the scene]
Spyro: Now we can go!
[Spyro's face was shown to be confident as he flew away, but his face soon dropped when a whispered voice soon came into his hearing range]
Ominous voice: S-S-S-Spyro...S-S-S-Spyro...
[Spyro turned back, looking at the battle area with a more melancholic look. And after that, the scene was black]

[The scene quickly re-emerged at a Dragon Temple at night. It turned out that the flashback was a dream that Spyro was having]
Sparx: S-S-S-Spyro...
[Spyro awoke with a start, looking around at a calm evening sky ahead of him. From his right, Sparx made his re-emergence]
Sparx: Hey, Spyro! Some night, huh? Beautiful.
Spyro: What is it you want, Sparx?
Sparx: Huh. Why do I have to want something? I'm just ready to begin the best day ever now that the evil-psycho-she-dragon is gone.
Spyro: What!? Cynder? What do you mean, Sparx?
Sparx: Whoa! Calm down, big fella. Gosh. you're awfully tense. Hmm, haven't been sleeping much? you should listen to Volteer tell of his stories. That'll put anyone to sleep.
Spyro: Sparx, what happened?
Sparx: Okay, you ready?
[The scene fades to black and fades into a flashback showing Sparx moving his way towards the Dragon Temple interior]
Sparx: I get up to get some fresh air...since I don't sleep much myself these days with ah...the female-of-fright hanging about. Low and behold...there she was, sneaking out into a garden...Oooohhh.
[The scene then fades back to the present]
Sparx: [shivering sound] She gives me the creeps dude. Hear my teeth. [His teeth then clatter amongst the tips of his fingers, expressing his fear]
Spyro: Come on. We have to find her. It's dangerous for her to be outside the Temple at night. [He makes his walk towards the interior, but Sparx soon zoomed in front of his face, stopping him in his tracks]
Sparx: It's dangerous for any of us to be outside at night. Besides, Ignitus said you have to wait til your powers return...[whisper] cause you're weak. [snickers]
Spyro: No time to argue. Come on.
Sparx: Ah, [cough] you'd be helpless without me. I better [cough] come with you.
[Sparx catches up with Spyro and they both go through the Temple together]

[Their progress was halted when they came into another room, where the Guardians were seen sleeping together]
Terrador: [deep baritone] Hmmmmmmmmph...
[With the obstacle at hand, Spyro tilted his head towards Sparx]
Spyro: [whispering] Quiet...we mustn't wake them.
Sparx: [shouting] What!? I can't hear you over all this snoring!
[With not a moment to lose, Spyro tiptoed his way across the room to the exit at the other side, being careful not to distract anyone in the process]
Cyril: [mumbling in his sleep] Yes of course...
Volteer: [mumbling in his sleep] In the truth of the matter...
[Finally, Spyro reached the other side; he turned around, waited for Sparx to catch up, and then they left the room together]

[Finally, Spyro managed to catch up to Cynder]
Spyro: Cynder, what are you doing out here? It's dangerous.
Cynder: You shouldn't have followed me, Spyro.
Sparx: That's good enough for me. Let's go. See ya! Huh.
Cynder: Please, don't make this harder for me than it already is.
Spyro: I'm just trying to understand.
Cynder: I'm leaving, Spyro. I don't belong here. After all you've done, after all I've put you through, I can't stay.
Spyro: Cynder, nobody blames you for what happened.
Sparx: Huh, I do. Speak for yourself.
Spyro: Sparx.
Cynder: No. Sparx is right. And every day that goes by, I'm reminded of it. Spyro, your place is here. Your destiny is here. But mine is somewhere out there for me to find.
Spyro: Cynder, I don't want you to go.
Cynder: Goodbye, Spyro. [She then runs away, leaving the scene. Spyro then shakes his head with disbelief now that she had made her departure]
Sparx: Now, can we finally get some sleep around here? I've been only sort of half-sleeping, with one eye open for weeks now. alternating eyes of course. It lessons the strain, but I tell ya, It's taken a toll. [gesturing at one of his eyebrows] Hey, was this twitch always there? [He then drew his attention to Spyro, whom at this point had both of his eyes half open, struggling to stand on all four feet] Spyro? You okay, buddy?
[Spyro didn't answer. Instead, he collapsed on the floor as if he faced a fainting spell]
Sparx: Hey... I want to sleep too, but I didn't mean NOW! Let's at least get inside... it's... it's dark out man... and I don't like it.
[Sparx then zoomed his way towards the dragon, trying to bring him back onto his feet]
Sparx: Hello? Anybody home? Yoohoo!??

[Spyro regained his senses, but he didn't find himself at the Dragon Temple. Instead, he saw himself in a strange area with floating rocks and stars around his field of view. He went to the end of the platform he stood on and looked down at the abyss below]
Spyro: Hello? Is anyone there?
[An aged voice is then heard from nowhere]
The Chronicler: Do not be frightened, young dragon. You are not alone.
Spyro: Who are you? What is this place?
The Chronicler: I have summoned you here so that you might be warned. The Celestial Moons are counting down and time is running out.
[With an uncertain glance, Spyro took several steps back towards the center of the platform. Not long after he stopped, he then heard several whispers around the empty space, steadily increasing in volume until it became an unbearable display of noise]
Spyro: Make it stop!
[Time froze in front of him, causing the rocks nearby to freeze in mid-air]

[Spyro used some of the rocks to cross over to another platform, and as he did, time unfroze]
Spyro: How did that happen?
The Chronicler: The purple dragon can wield many abilities that others cannot, including time itself. Learn to master this ability and you will be able to see things almost before they happen. But...use this gift sparingly, only when circumstances demand. Manipulation of time is not to be done without the utmost care. [As Spyro nodded with understanding]

[Spyro glided towards it and leant his head towards the glow]
The Chronicler: You seem to have abandoned your true calling. It is your destiny to harness the powers of the elements. Yet, you possess not.
Spyro: I haven't been able to use my abilities for some time now.
The Chronicler: Yes. Right now, your powers lay dormant within you. Let's see if we might not awaken them.
[Spyro then stepped into the light and allowed it to channel through his body]
The Chronicler: Clear your mind, Spyro. and feel the fire that flows through your veins. Allow it's heat to consume you, and breathe with it. Now, rise up, and release the firestorm with you!
[Within the confined space, Spyro unleashed a fire element fury. It resulted with his body being engulfed by flames, albeit causing no harm to him whatsoever]
The Chronicler: Excellent, Spyro. You're a natural. But now that a primal fire rages inside you, show me you have command of it.

[After several tests concerning combat with the element of fire, Spyro found himself inside a temple at the end of the passage of platforms. Blue kelp was seen waving around in the air in the hallway leading to the interior, which was seen to be a large room with a blue projecting light in the middle. He headed directly for that light, looking into it like he did with the fire platform]
The Chronicler: You have done well...and now it is time for you to return. But be careful, Spyro, the enemy approaches.
Spyro: Wait! you still haven't told me who you are!
The Chronicler: You shall know me as the Chronicler. Seek me out...
[An image of a great tree in a forest is seen through the viewing pedestal. And then, the scene faded to white]

[The scene then restored itself to the Dragon Temple's guardian, where Sparx is still seen around Spyro's side, trying to get him back onto his feet]
Sparx: Hello? Hello, hello, hello? Anyone home? Hello, hello?
Spyro: [he awakened, bringing his head up, standing back on his feet and observing his surroundings] Something is happening Sparx. I can't explain it.
Sparx: No kidding. while you were catatonic, this whole place has been hooting and howling. Listen.
[The sound of explosions were heard from the distance]
Spyro: [whispering] What is that?
[A bomb then landed its way not far from the pair, causing them both to stumble back, Spyro rolling backwards and Sparx landing chest first into one of thenearby dragon statues before falling to the ground on his back]
Spyro: What's happening?
[Spyro looked up, and above the mushroom growths at the top of the Temple's garden he witnessed a flock of Dreadwings flying their way towards the scene. More bombs were thrown, this time sending down boulders to seal the path from the Temple that they initially used to get out]
Spyro: The temple is under attack! The others are still sleeping, we need to get back!
Sparx: Are you crazy? you wanna run towards the danger?
Spyro: We're going to have to find another way in. Come on! [runs off]
Sparx: Ugh! I like you better when you were sleepin'.
[And so they both ran towards another path to find a way back to the Temple]

[Along their way, they found themselves at an entrance to one part of the Temple interior. Several bombs dropped to the floor, and a selection of Ape mercenaries were seen standing nearby. They all marched to the tip of the platform they were on and stopped, with the leader looking on at the pair using one of his hands above his eyes as a means of focus]
Ape Leader: The purple dragon!
Sparx: Hey! Ugly ape guy! Oohh ooh ooh. Now that we've exchanged pleasantries, can we fight?
[The leader ordered the two to charge by gesturing with his sword, causing one of the nearby soldiers to leap into the scene. The other didn't budge, preferring to stay on the platform so the leader shoved it into the scene with its shield]
Sparx: Or at least you two can fight and I'll watch.

[Spyro then found himself at a rocky platform near the entrance to the temple. There, he saw several ape soldiers fighting Ignitus at a nearby balcony. He tossed one enemy over the side, only to be greeted with four more from behind, in which he countered with a stream of fire from his mouth and one of which getting kicked into a pillar. Six more soldiers then made their arrival, causing him to jump into the air as they landed by means of bombs. A fireball was then seen landing towards the ground, causing them to back away and give Ignitus room to land. He used a tail whip to counter two of which, turned around and noticed another one of the apes from behind; it quickly ran away from the red dragon. From behind him, six more soldiers landed and he continued to fight them, using fire to cause them to back away. But all too soon, the apes had him cornered on the path between the Temple and the balcony]
Spyro: Ignitus!
Ignitus: Get down here, young dragon. [Just after he finished his sentence, one of the apes lunged towards him, knocking his head back] We need your help.
[Ignitus then focused on attacking the enemies around him by means of using his head to melee them. During that time, Spyro glided his way down towards the balcony. From nearby, an Assassin wearing thick armor and riding on a Dreadwing paid attention to the action]
Assassin: [muffled] Focus your attention on the purple dragon!

[After fighting more apes, the Assassin came flying into view]
Sparx: [terrified] You're on your own with this one fella.
Spyro: This one? How is that different than the last one? Or the one before that?
Assassin: [muffled] Prepare to die!
Spyro: Huh?
Sparx: He said something about preparing to die... either that, or he wants you to repair a pie. Yeah.
[The duel with the Assassin commenced]

[Spyro easily overcame the Assassin, but he didn't perish]
Assassin: [still Incomprehensible] You haven't seen the last of me.
[And so the Assassin flew away from the scene and the attacks on the Temple came to a stop]
Sparx: I'm just going to assume you said it was great meeting you and have a nice day...In which case we thank you.
[Ignitus managed to re-emerge from the temple, looking out to the scene ahead]
Ignitus: Is everyone alright? [Spyro and Sparx made their way across the pathway towards to him] Where's Cynder?
[Spyro and Sparx looked towards each other, before turning to Ignitus ready to explain everything]

[Spyro and Ignitus were seen at the Pool of Visions, the latter trying to sense her location]
Spyro: See anything, Ignitus?
Ignitus: No...I can't see where Cynder has gone...just darkness.
Sparx: Wait. Cynder...darkness...aren't they the same thing?
Ignitus: What's this? Something is coming to focus. [Through the pool, an image is seen of Spyro standing in front of a giant tree] This is peculiar. I see the base of the great tree...Amidst a lake of mist and gloom.
Spyro: [excited] A tree! I've seen that tree!... In my dreams... [somber] only they usually feel like more nightmares.
Ignitus: Young've been keeping secrets. What is it you these dreams of yours?
Spyro: I'm sorry, Ignitus...I thought they would go away...but they only get worse.
Ignitus: Relax, Spyro. Think.
Spyro: [Then sealed his eyes shut as he recollected his thoughts] I keep seeing...a mountain draped in shadow...A face of stone beneath two moons...and darkness.
Terrador: The mountain of Malefor.
[The Dojo room illuminated with a flash of lightning upon the mention of the location]
Sparx: [looking around] I only one that thought that was weird?
Spyro: ...There was another... but it was more like I was seeing into the past and the future all at once. And there was a voice...calling himself the Chronicler. That's when I saw the tree.
Terrador: Impossible.
Sparx: (still looking around) Yeah, no kidding...there isn't even a storm.
Cyril: The Chronicler?
Sparx: What? Don't encourage him.
Volteer: I don't believe it, either. I'm not heard that name in ages.
Ignitus: Nor has anyone. But there is no way that Spyro could have known. This is fascinating.
Spyro: Who is the Chronicler?
Ignitus: The an ancient dragon of immeasurable wisdom. Though I've only heard stories. In fact I've had my doubts as to legitimacy of the tales. Yet, now I am left to wonder...
Terrador: As are we all. But if it is true, it is unsettling that the reemergence of the Chronicler would coincide with an attack on the temple...not to mention these other visions that Spyro is having.
Ignitus: Yes...very. Tales of the Chronicler are often interwoven with tales of doom.
Sparx: Oh goodie! I was afraid we might have to spend the rest of the night without anymore doom.

[Spyro, Ignitus, Volteer, Cyril, Terrador and Sparx were seen outside the temple, looking out towards the Celestial Moons and their position in the sky]
Volteer: It was only matter of time, Ignitus. We've all felt it. A great evil is on the horizon.
Ignitus: Perhaps, but we mustn't rush to judgment. This evening has brought about many unexplained things.
Cyril: We may not have time, Ignitus. The celestial moons are almost at the eclipse, this we know for certain. We must prepare for the worst. The Night of Eternal Darkess draws nigh.
Sparx: If "nigh" means soon, I'm outta here.
Terrador: Your Instincts, though faint of heart, are true. We are no longer safe here. This recent attack is likely the first of many. The forces of the Ape King know of Spyro's existence and will not rest until they witness his demise.
Sparx: [mimicking Terrador] Demise... [chuckles]...Hate to be you. [He turned around to face the guardians, noticing that they were all giving him a cold stare] What? you guys need to lighten up.
Ignitus: I'm afraid Terrador is right. As uncertain as things are, none of us can remain idle as our worst fears unfold before us.
Sparx: Exactly! We need a good hiding place.
Ignitus: Volteer, you and Cyril must go to the mainland to learn what news you can. Terrador, make haste to the Shattered Vale and warn the inhabitants of that region that darkness is spreading in Malefor. I shall stay back and search for Cynder. These are dangerous times for a dragon to be wandering about. [Spyro looked up to Ignitus with a melancholic glance] May our ancestors look after us and keep us these dark times.
Spyro: What should I do, Ignitus?
Ignitus: Young dragon, you must travel by another path and seek out the tree form your dream. If the stories of the Chronicler are true, there may be hope for us yet...and I think I know where to begin.

[Various drawn images are seen of the dragons dispersing across the region; they eventually focused on Spyro flying his way along a meandering river towards a forest in the distance]
Ignitus: There is an Ancient Grove within the forest at the end of the Silver River. It is a secret place, untouched by civilization.
[The depths of the forest are revealed, along with traces of the river's flow through it and various monsters hiding among the trees]
Ignitus: The waters there are poisonous, as well as the creatures who are nurtured by it...but you shouldn't encounter any real danger. Trust your Instincts.
[The final image showed Ignitus waiting at the Temple's balcony]
Ignitus: I shall be waiting for you here at the temple when your task is complete.

[It didn't take long for Spyro and Sparx to make their arrival at the Grove]
Sparx: Oh yes, lovely. He always sends us to the nicest places.
Spyro: Come on, Sparx, it's not that bad.
[They both look at their surroundings. Various glowing shifty eyes were seen hidden among the silhouettes of the surrounding flora]
Sparx: [terrified] Well sure, if you ignore all the evil beasts and visions of doom and eternal darkness, which sounds lovely by the way, oh, and the fact the we now get to frolic through the magical creepy forest in search of some stupid tree! What's not for love?
Spyro: you're psyched. Let's go.
[And so, they both start to venture their way through the forest]

[After a brief amount of time travelling, the pair found themselves near a clearing]
Spyro: What are we doing here? I'm not even sure what I'm supposed to be looking for. I think we're lost.
[Sparx, however was seen paying more attention to a set of butterflies hovering around the scene]
Sparx: Hey! Have you tried these yet? Hmm... they're delish. [He then proceeded to eat a pair as they flew towards him] Mmmm...come on, try some.
Spyro: Sparx. Don't eat don't even know what it is.
Sparx: [belching] Nonsense. They're perfectly edible.
[Spyro and Sparx advanced further into the clearing, only to come to a stop when a voice was heard nearby]
Skavenger (Tuhekar): Alright, maggots! Time to spread out! Don't bother snaring anything smaller than a scurvy wing. Skabb only wants prize fight this time. And double the bounty for the one who captures Arborick!
[During this time, Spyro and Sparx took hiding behind a nearby tree root]
Spyro: Hey, this isn't right. Ignitus said this place was uninhabited. We must have taken a wrong turn. [He then proceeds to head back the way he came]
Sparx: All those in favor of turning back?
[In the middle of Sparx's sentence, Spyro faced another fainting spell. The sound of his body colliding with the floor attracted the pirates' attention]
Skavenger (Tuhekar): Aye! It came from over there. Go see what it be.
[Sparx then hovered his way towards Spyro, his face showing concern for not only the dragon's move, but also for a coming reaction from feeding on the Grove's butterflies]
Sparx: Oh, [burps] Not now.
[Unable to hold himself together, Sparx released his grip from around his mouth and unleashed one loud and lengthy belch. Unable to hold himself together, Sparx released his grip from around his mouth and unleashed one loud and lengthy belch]
Sparx: [sheepish] Uh... So... Uh... How is everyone today?
Skavenger (Azear): Hah hah! Little bug isn't much bigger than a bog-rat!
Sparx: Hey! Who you callin' a bug you crazy eyed, mangy drool mutt? [His reaction just caused the minions to jump on the spot with rage]...Uh-oh.
Skavenger (Tuhekar): Get him!
[Skavengers started to chase after Sparx in retaliation]
Sparx: Mommy!

[The next vision that Spyro saw was the same mystical area in which he first met the Chronicler and regained his fire power. An immediate difference was felt as he stood on all four feet - a chilled draft strong enough to make him shiver on the spot]
Spyro: It's cold here... [He quickly gained his composure and glided his way towards the same platform where he obtained the fire breath from, only this time the pool of light had a blue aura shining around it and snow drifted around it] Chronicler? Are you there? I've done what you've asked of me, But I'm afraid I'm lost.
The Chronicler: As long as the spirits of the ancestors are with you, you are never lost. Calm yourself, Spyro. and cool your thoughts.
[Spyro stepped into the light, channelling its energy through his body]
The Chronicler: Do not let your fire control you. There are other elements at play here. The power of ice also moves through you, just as the chilled winds whip through your wings. Let it...expand!
[Spyro then performed an Ice Fury within the confined space, resulting in him being covered with a chilled aura around his body]
The Chronicler: I knew you'd remember. Life seeks out balance, young dragon. And one who can master fire and ice is truly powerful in the shifting face of danger.

[After facing several tests with his new power, Spyro eventually made his way to the same temple where he departed the area from before. He instantly made his way to the blue projecting light in the middle]
Spyro: Okay. Now what? What is it you want me to do? I think I'm entitled to know what's happening.
The Chronicler: You already know what is happening... of the great evil that is awakening. But there is more that you must understand.
[The viewing pedestal projected a vision in front of Spyro]

[The resulting vision was one of the Mountain of Malefor in its full glory]
Spyro: I've seen this place before. It frightens me.
The Chronicler: This is an evil place Spyro. It is called the Mountain of Malefor... asylum to the wandering phantoms and lost spirits of those who had turned to darkness. But to the spirits themselves and the black hearted, it goes by another name...
[At the tip of the mountain came a group of apes, led by their monstrous king, an armor-clad creature with a glowing green eye, a broad staff in his hand and gray hairs showing elsewhere]
Gaul: The Well of Souls.

[Spyro then awakened, only to find himself at the edge of the river, far away from the clearing that he was in before. He brought himself up on all fours and looked around for any trace of Sparx]
Spyro: Sparx? Sparx? Sparx, where are you?
[Almost instantly, Sparx made his appearance from behind a tall rock, with the group of pirates still chasing after him]
Sparx: [panting] Uhh! Spyro! I'm outta shape.
[Skavengers then slowed down and stood directly in front of the pair]
Skavenger (Tuhekar): What have we here? Arrr first catch of the day!
[Spyro and Sparx turned to each other, knowing what must be done in order to vanquish the Skavengers]

[After much pirate combat and exploration of the Grove, Spyro and Sparx found themselves at a thicket deep within the forest. Standing right in the middle of it was a lone willow tree with a red aura surrounding it]
Sparx: Is that your dumb tree? It's beautiful. Can we go now?
Spyro: This feels like the right place, but... I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here.
Sparx: Wonderful, I'm going to go wait over there... you know, give you a few minutes. Maybe there was a lily pad you forgot to sing on or a rainbow you can talk to...
[Sparx hovered away from the scene, leaving Spyro alone as he continued to glance at the tree]
Spyro: Hello? I'm here! Give me a sign or...something.
[The tree then sunk into the river with a roar; that soon caught Sparx's attention as he too witnessed the scene. From the tree's place came a titan formed entirely out of wood and leaves, standing at a monstrous height in comparison to Spyro and Sparx]
Sparx: Uh, it's my turn to pass out. You're on your own, buddy.
[True to his words, Sparx drifted towards the ground, obviously doing a fake faint]
Spyro: Oh brother.
[Spyro was left to focus on the wooden monster, which then proceeded to pound on its chest and roar at him. There was no choice but to fight it]

[Finally, the monster was weakened. It was left to hop on the ground, clutching one of its feet in pain, before falling from the platform into the water. At the same time, Sparx re-emerged from his "fake faint"]
Sparx: [exasperated] What the...!? Oh, you killed it. We came all this way so you could kill it?
[It didn't take long for Sparx to hover his way towards Spyro's position]
Sparx: [mockingly] Spyro... I am the mighty treeee...calling you from across the voiiiiid. Journey hither and vanquish meee.
Spyro: Yeah. I don't think I was supposed to do that. Wait! You don't suppose that was the Chronicler.
Scratch: Alas...[The call caused the pair to turn in the direction of a group of Skavengers along with their captain, presuming to be Skabb. It donned a parrot on each of its shoulders, referred to here as Scratch (the brown one) and Sniff (the purple one)]...The purple dragon who's been wandering lost in the Ancient Grove. You've been quite a nuisance to us.
[Skabb reacted with a series of roars and a hyperactive nod from his head]
Sparx: Whoa! What's with the gurgling nitwit?
Sniff: If I were you, I'd shut my mouth. I ain't going to say it again!
Spyro: Sparx, maybe you should stay out of this one.
Scratch: Yes, mind yourself. To answer your earlier question...No! That isn't the Chronicler, whoever that is...that was Arborick and he was going to be main attraction in our tournament...and now it's ruined.
Spyro: Gosh. I really feel bad about that.
Scratch: Oh really, no need for remorse...You'll do just fine.
Sparx: What does he mean by that?

[The scene then shows Spyro and Sparx inside a prison cell; the former was seen pacing around the room while the latter]
Sparx: [singing] Swing low, sweet chariot. Coming for to carry me home. wawawawawa...
Spyro: Sparx. must you do that?
Sparx: Well maybe I do must I do that! And you know, it might be just crazy enough for work. [singing] Come on, Spyro. Put that sorrow behind you and clap your hands with me.
[Spyro reacted with a shake of the head before continuing to pace the room]
Sparx: Let the joy come pouring down, rain on me and you. Hmph, hmph, hmph. Can't you feel it? Hmph... Can't you just feel the love in room tonight? Hmph, hmph.
[Spyro was left to pace his way towards the door of his cell, and as he looked out to the corridors, he ended up noting Mole-Yair come into his view]
Spyro: [excited] Mole-Yair?!
Mole-Yair: Spyro? Is that really you, old friend?
Spyro: It's me. Where are we? Can you get us out?
Mole-Yair: [whispering] You are on Skabb's ship, and will likely be made to compete in the arena fights, like the other prisoners. I, too, am prisoner here, as are many of my kinsmen. But we moles are too frail to make for worthwhile entertainment, so we are made to serve grog to these scavengers.
Spyro: Mole-Yair, you have to get us out.
Mole-Yair: Shhh! We'll talk later. Someone is coming.
[Mole-Yair then left the scene back the way he came. And from the other side of the corridor, Skabb made his appearance with Scratch and Sniff in tow as well as several minions nearby]
Scratch: I trust your living quarters are to your liking?
Sparx: I dunno. My roommate could be more fun though.
Sniff: I thought I told you to be quiet, fool! And you... get ready to fight. It's hurtin' time baby!
[Skabb then made his departure from the viewpoint of the pair]
Sparx: I really, I mean more than really, hate those birds.
[Skavengers then approached the door to the cell, ready to escort Spyro out]

[Fellmuth Arena was a packed circular one, with minions filling the decks above the fighting area and Skabb occupying a throne directly opposite the arena entrance. The crowd was cheering madly, ready to embrace whatever would happen down below]
Scratch: Fiends and felons! Scoundrels and swindlers! Welcome... to the first event of the evening! Tonight, we bring to you a very special battle, sure to quence your thirst for brutality!
Sniff: Enough of this jibba jabba! Let's bring on the pain!
Scratch: Introducing...a creature both rare and powerful...A creature of might and magic! Prepare yourselves...and feats your eyes...on Spyro...THE DRAGON!!!
[The arena gates were opened and Spyro and Sparx stepped towards the fighting area]
Sparx: Wow! If we weren't about to die, I'd say this is pretty neat.
Skavenger: Ohhh, he's no dragon! just a whelpling!
Spyro: I've got a bad feeling about this.
Sparx: Ah, that's a butterflies in your stomach. Trust me, I know.
[Finally they were settled onto the playing field]
Scratch: And his opponent...You've seen them before, and loved them! We offer you, none other than the twins of terror themselves, the Blundertails!
[The Blundertails arrived into the arena, shown to be two pirates each riding a scorpion with a cannon mounted onto its tail. One of which swiped its pincers towards Spyro, whom quickly jumped back before he could get hurt]

[The fight was over not long after it started Spyro overcame the Blundertails and the audience applauded his efforts]
Sparx: Great crowd, huh? I wonder if I can get 'em to do the wave...
Scratch: Well done. Well done indeed. Step forward, little dragon, and receive your glory.
[Before Spyro could make as much of a step towards Skabb, he suddenly fainted once again]
Sniff: You waiting for someone to move for you boy? Don't just stand there...this ain't no puppet show!
Sparx: Oh, no! Not again!
[Sparx then hovered around the fighting area as the audience started to retaliate with frustration]
Sparx: Don't worry! There's nothing to see here! It's all under control! And allow me to entertain you with the healing power of love while you wait. Um...umm... uh [singing] swing lowwww...I don't hear you, come on! [sings] Swing low, sweet...What's the matter you all?
Skavenger: You stink!
[Sparx retaliated by folding his arms with disgust, but he quickly showed panic as one of the arena cannons launched fire on him. He barely dodged it however]

[Meanwhile, Spyro faced another vision; he made a return to the same mystical area where he re-obtained his fire and ice breaths and came to a stop at a pool of light, which was seen glowing with a green aura]
The Chronicler: You've come far, young dragon.
Spyro: What?! Ignitus said you would help, but you've only led me on a path to nowhere!
The Chronicler: Our path through life is not always the path we chose. Sometimes our paths are chosen for us... and it is our destiny to follow it. Wherever it may lead.
[Spyro responded with an understanding yet insecure shake of the head before stepping into the light]
The Chronicler: Be steady, Spyro, and use the power of the earth to feel your way.
[Another fury attack was unleashed, with a rupture of clovers and small leaves surrounding him as he pulled it off. The energy was unleashed, leaving his body to have a green glow around it]
The Chronicler: The power of earth and nature is the mighty one. For as the earth moves, so does everything in it. Be mindful as you wield it.

[After a series of tests concerning the earth ability, Spyro soon found himself once again at the temple right at the end of the path]
Spyro: I want to know what is happening. I've done what you've asked for me, and followed your path.
The Chronicler: Yes...But a time will come when you will have to choose your own path...and you are not ready. Open your eyes.
[Spyro halted feet away from the viewing pedestal and another vision was shown]

[The vision showed several drawn images of the apes advancing towards the Mountain of Malefor and the Celestial Moons coming closer together]
Spyro: Why are they going towards it?
The Chronicler: It is their calling. black hearted creatures of their world cannot resist it's temptation. The Well of Souls beckons them as the Night of Eternal Darkness approaches.
Spyro: What is the Night of Eternal Darkness?
The Chronicler: It is the night when the Celestial Moons come together in a great eclipse...that shrouds our world in darkness. The Well of Souls is a pinnacle of it's terrible shadow...stirring the spirits of a deceased from their eternal rest and permitted them to roam freely within the halls of the mountain...if only for a short while. And soon, the Night of Eternal Darkness will be upon us...Find the Celestial caves of the White Isle...

[Spyro awakened back in his cell, only to be greeted with Skabb at the door and Sniff flying inside]
Sniff: Get up, lazy fool! It's time to bruise, not time to snooze! know, I-I can't even look at you. You disgust me.
Sparx: Hey, you and me both pal-y.
Sniff: Don't touch me.

[The arena was packed again for the next fight, and Skabb, Scratch and Sniff have already taken their positions to witness it]
Scratch: Are you ready for more?!
[The audience provided a loud cheer in response]
Scratch: The without further ado...please give a hAAAArrrty Spyro the Dragon!
[Spyro and Sparx both made their arrival into the fighting area]
Scratch: And his opponent...needing little introduction...
Sniff: The captain of crunch...the prince of pain himself...
Scratch: The one and only...RAVAGE RIDER!!!
[Ravage Rider was shown to be a small flying vessel standing to be roughly twice Skabb's size. Cannons and flamethrowers were seen armed onto its sides]

[Once again, Spyro overcame the battle and they were greeted to a brash applause]
Sparx: [to Spyro] We totally rule. Maybe now we can ask for a room upgrade.

[All too quickly, Spyro and Sparx were thrown back into their cell]
Sparx: Can we at least order some room service?
Spyro: Sparx, we need to get out of here. Something terrible is going to happen.
Sparx: I know. If I don't get some food, I am gonna freak out! [A brief pause for thought occurred] I got it! Why don't you shoot some sparkly magic outta your face and blow the gate up?
[Spyro responded with a shake of the head. But before anything else could happen, Mole-Yair appeared at the door]
Mole-Yair: Spyro, you are in danger. I have a message for you from another prisoner. Here, take it. [He gave Spyro a scroll for him to read]
Sparx: Yahoo! Fan mail!
[Spyro then proceeds to read it]
Spyro: "Dear friend... There are whispers going about the ship. Word of your captivity has traveled quickly. Many of the prisoners are uneasy. They say that the Ape King himself has placed a bounty on you... and all of the dragons. These are dark times. But know this, you have allies. I look forward to the day when we can meet. Hunter of Avalar."
Sparx: That was thoughtful. I particularly like the part about the dark times and the danger.
[Just then, a Skavenger appeared in front of the door]
Skavenger: It's showtime.

[And so, it was another return to the arena for Spyro and Sparx]
Scratch: Guests of the arena! We have exciting news for you regarding one of you combatants...Shall we bring him out?
[Spyro and Sparx advanced to the fighting area]
Scratch: There is a rumor about that this little purple dragon may be of great importance. What you say, dragon? What greatness can you offer?
Sniff: The only thing great you'll be showing GREAT PAIN!
Scratch: Bring out the Executioner!
[The Executioner was shown to be a gladiator clad in yellow armor and red tunic, and holding a crimson-tinted sword in one hand and a shield matching its armor in the other. It pointed its sword towards Spyro and laughed at him mockingly]

[Not surprisingly, Spyro overcame the might of the Executioner and won another battle]
Scratch: Well, well. It appears we are amongest greatness. This little dragon has defeated everything we've thrown at him.
[The audience started to howl loudly]
Scratch: But fret not, oh faithful fans. Tonight... we have a special bonus match!
Sparx: Cool, a bonus match!
Scratch: Spyro the Dragon... versus... the former queen of conquer herself... Cynder!
[Spyro turned around and saw Cynder at the arena entrance. His first response was a shake of the head with disbelief]

[Cynder advanced into the arena, ready to make her assault]
Sparx: AAH!!! I told you she was evil. Hehe, look, my eye's twitching again.
[True to Sparx's words, one of his eyes was seen twitching with tension. The audience, however, were amused by the clash of the two dragons, both seen circling each other]
Cynder: Just like old times, huh Spyro?
Spyro: Cynder, I'm not going to fight you.
Cynder: Relax. I'm just trying to put on a show for the crowd while we figure out what to do.
Sparx: Don't trust her. She wants to eat me!
[The sound of a roar was then heard over the arena. Several dreadwings were seen flying towards the scene dropping a stream of bombs, causing the arena to be shrouded in a cloak of dust]
Spyro: W...w-what's happening? [coughing]
Sparx: [He proceeded to head around the sides of the arena in panic] I want out...I want out...[All too quickly, he'll soon found himself looking directly at the face of a passing dreadwing] I want in...I want in!
[Rubble started to fall around the arena. In that time, Spyro tried to search for Cynder amongst the dust]
Cynder: Get away from me! Help!
[He finally noticed her, but she was being carried away by a dreadwing]
Spyro: Cynder!!
[Before he could react, Sparx returned to his side]
Sparx: Spyro! This way! There's an opening!
[And so they both leave the arena together]

[During their escape from the scene, the pair found themselves at a landing outside the ship. Down below were dreadwings flying away, and ahead of them were leaking gas pipes placed between wooden planks gracing the ship's lower deck]
Spyro: I think things just got more complicated.
Sparx: Good. I was afraid that escaping the burning ship would be too easy.

[During their traversal of the ship, the pair found themselves approaching Mole-Yair, whom at the time was seen standing outside a cell containing his 'kinsmen' inside]
Spyro: Mole-Yair! The ship's under attack. We have to get off this thing!
Mole-Yair: [panicked] Spyro, please, my companions are still being held prisoner...and the chamber gates locked! We'll need to find a way to open them.
Spyro: Okay. Sit tight. I'll come back for you.

[Spyro opened the chamber gates by sealing various gas pipes above the prison doors, causing a machine nearby to explode. All the prison doors were opened, allowing Mole-Yair and his companions to escape by a small boat nearby]
Spyro: Okay, Mole-Yair, you're safe. Get far away from here.
Mole-Yair: Merci, mon frere, thank you very much. I hope we can meet again...perhaps under better circumstances, hmm?
Spyro: [He responded with a nod] Good luck, Mole-Yair.
[The boat departed, taking Mole-Yair and his party away into the distance]
Sparx: Hey! That guy just gave me an idea! Why don't WE get off the burning boat?!
Spyro: Not yet. We need a map to a place called the White Isle... and I think I know where we can find one.
Sparx: You know I hate you, right?

[Upon further exploring the burning ship, Spyro and Sparx found themselves in a treasure horde on a lower deck]
Spyro: Whoa...Look at all this stuff.
Sparx: Oh sure...Take your time. Look around. It's not like we're about to plummet to our DEATHS in heap of FLAMMING ...
Spyro: Alright, You've made your point. Let's find the map.
Sparx: One step ahead of you buddy.
[Sparx gestured to a sea chart on a nearby desk, but before they could look at it properly...a familiar figure came into earshot Skabb and his parrots]
Scratch: Well...if it isn't the purple menace. We hope you weren't...thinking of leaving.
Sniff: Yeah! We've got a score to settle, CHUMP!
Sparx: Hey! Who are you calling chump!?
Sniff: You, fool! You!
Scratch: It's astounding...the amount of trouble you managed to cause.
Spyro: You've only brought it on yourselves.
Sniff: [to Skabb] You gonna let him talk to you that way, doodle-brain?
[Amusingly, Skabb reacted with a childish nod]
Sniff: Shut up, fool! Fire the cannon!

[Skabb tried to attack Spyro, but the dragon overcame every attack thrown at him and weakened the pirate captain. But not long after knocking him down, he came back on both feet. He used his cannon arm to blast open a nearby window]
Scratch: This is where we part ways.
Sniff: So long, CHUMPS!
[Skabb jumped out of the window and somehow flew his way away from the scene]
Spyro: What the...? How is that even possible?
Sparx: We can't just let them get away. We're going after them, right? [Spyro turned to him with a raised eyebrow] Wait...Did I just say out loud?

[The pair finally caught up with him on a circular deck among the fleet]
Sniff: SUCKA, you just don't know when to quit.
Sparx: Then you don't know us very well. I quit all the time...[Spyro turned to him with an irritated leer] Sorry...I thought that was gonna sound cooler.

[After a final bout, Spyro managed to weaken Skabb to the point that he staggered his way towards the edge of the platform and fell from the edge into the waters below. But Scratch and Sniff managed to keep dry and hovered their way towards the platform's edge]
Sniff: That ain't nothin'. We don't need him to take out this punk! I pity the fool that messes with us! Welcome to the world of hurt!
[Sparx retaliated by punching Sniff, causing him to fall from the pedestal he was on and fall to the floor before passing out]
Sparx: Hooo-aah! That felt good!
[Scratch reacted by fleeing the scene before the same could be done to him. His reaction left Spyro to turn to Sparx, who just responded with a shrug. Finally, they both left the scene and the fleet all together]
Sparx: Did...did you see me back there? I was like...BAM! and he was all...oof! An...Which reminds me...where are we going?
Spyro: I didn't get a very long look at the map, but... there's gotta be some sort of landmark.
Sparx: Sure. I'll just keep my eyes peeled for the flashing sign that says SPOOKY MOON TEMPLE.
[Suddenly, Spyro started to face another fainting spell, causing him to drop from the sky towards the water]
Sparx: Oh no. Please tell me you're just pulling over to go to the bathroom.
[Concerned for his safety, he hovered down towards the water]

[As the turtle surfed across the ocean, Spyro faced a vision of himself back at the mystical area once more. The pool of light at the start of the path had a yellow tint this time around]
Spyro: [to himself] Somethings not right. [He then approached the pool, louder] W-Why is it so dark here? Can you hear me? Is anyone there? I wanna know what has happened to Cynder!?
[From above the archway leading away from the area, a lightning flash was seen]
The Chronicler: A flash of lightning is born of the sky and it's tempers, young dragon. You must learn to control your own emotions if you are to tame the free spirit of electricity.
[Taking the words into account, Spyro stepped into the yellow light]
The Chronicler: Surrender to it's erratic nature. Allow it's energy to charge through your body and anticipate it's movement...then unleash it...willingly.
[He then unleashed an electric fury attack inside the confined space, resulting in his body giving out electric sparks when done]
The Chronicler: This power is accentuated by your impulsive nature. Trust your instincts, Spyro.

[Several tests were underdone with the electric power, and after he was done, Spyro made his way towards the temple at the end of the path]
Spyro: Okay, I've completed your test. What do I do next? How can I find you? Are you there?... Great, now the voice inside my head is ignoring me. Maybe I'll just take a peak. [He looked into the viewing pedestal, where another vision is seen]

[Inside the mouth of the Well of Souls, Cynder was seen being taken towards a group of apes, tied to a chain. Obviously leading the apes at the other side of the room, was Gaul the Ape King himself]
Gaul: So... the traitor returns!
Cynder: You can't go through with this Gaul!
Gaul: [laughing evilly] Nothing can prevent this. We are merely here to welcome our Master back into the realm and join him at his side. But fear not Cynder... You've been such a faithful servant, I'm sure he'll take you back... And if not, you will have the honor of being the first to perish by his hand. Long have we waited! Long have we suffered! But soon, our Master will return... and his coming shall bring forth a new age of power for the Apes... and we shall have our revenge!

[Meanwhile, the whale-turtle had already dropped off Spyro and Sparx at a deserted beach. The sky itself was tinted a dark blue]
Sparx: Goodbye, freaky little turtle monster! Goodbye, goodbye, thanks for everything!
[At this point, Spyro awakened and brought himself back onto all fours]
Spyro: What happened?
Sparx: Well, let's see... You've been hearing voices in your head and have led us all over the place... which has been great because we're having so much fun...
[The pair then proceeded to walk towards the back of the beach]
Sparx: And now we're stranded on an enchanted island and I just can't wait to see what happens next!
[They both stop at the opening to a cave]
Spyro: [somber] Wait...I think we're here...
Sparx: Oh goodie.

[After getting through the cave and passing the surrounding areas, Spyro and Sparx found themselves at the entrance to a temple, bearing a large courtyard and two dragon statues near the front door]
Mysterious Voice: [Echoing] Sacred Threshold...Hallowed Ground...Pathways Unfold...Lost in Found...Prove your Worth with Quick Desire...Ice and Earth, Electric...Fire...
Sparx: What I'm hearing voices.
Spyro: What does that mean?
Sparx: How would I know? Wait! I'm having a thought! [pause] Nope, nope, yea...nope...never mind. I lost it. I got nothing.
Spyro: We must've missed something. Come on, let's look around.

[A series of tests concerning Spyro's breaths were undergone. Before long, he encountered a white pool of light inside the temple]
Spyro: Hold on. I think we found it. [yelling] Hello? Is anyone there?
Sparx: [to Spyro] Hey! If there is...could know...not wake it up? Because...everything we've met so far has tried to kill us.
Mysterious Voice: Expose your heart to summon ghost...then face alone what you fear most.
Sparx: I knew it! This place want us dead! We should've turned back while we had a chance!
Spyro: I need to do this, Sparx. [He walked closer to the light]
Sparx: Yeah? Go ahead. Expose your heart and see what happens!
[But before Spyro could step into the light, Sparx quickly zoomed in front of him]
Sparx: Wait! Don't do it! You can't leave me behind in the wacky moon temple...with all the whispering walls and crawly thingies! They wanna make me part of their freak show!
[Spyro didn't listen. He stepped into the light and was transported to the top of the temple, where he came face to face with the Elemental Dragon, a dragon that mostly resembled Cynder's adult form but instead of having black scales, it continuously changed color]

[After battling the dragon and overpowering it another door inside the temple was opened. Spyro and Sparx approached its entrance]
Sparx: You go first.
[Spyro did just that. As they both approached the room, they were greeted by a giant hourglass in the middle of the room and hundreds of books stacked upon shelves gracing its walls]
Sparx: Ooooh... what's this?... [He flew over to the hourglass] I think it's a magic wishing lamp. (whispering) Hello? Genie? You in there?
Spyro: This is incredible! The entire history of the dragon race... It looks like it's all here.
The Chronicler: [offscreen] It is. Well, most of it.
[At the sound of the voice, Sparx backed away from the hourglass]
Sparx: [in awe] Did you hear that? It spoke to me!
[From the other side of the room, there came a gray, aged dragon donning a cuff around its neck, a navy cloak around his body and a belt with a pocket storing scrolls]
The Chronicler: The records in this hall date back to the beginning of time... nearly.
Spyro: The Chronicler!
The Chronicler: Yes, Spyro... It is I... And I've been waiting for you.
Sparx: Oh, well... I hope we didn't keep you waiting too long. We got a little held up back there... with the uh... well, you know... RIDDLES OF DOOM!
The Chronicler: It was a necessary evil. I had to be sure, Spyro. (pause) I haven't had any visitors... in my solitude... for over a thousand years.
Sparx: Shocker! Try getting rid of the psychedelic dragon outside!
Spyro: You've been here for that long?
The Chronicler: Oh, yes. But I have my books...And I watch and wait...and listen for things to come...and then add them to the books of Time. You are also written in the books, though...many pages are still left incomplete.
Spyro: I am? Can I see?
The Chronicler: Of course you can. This one is yours. Look...
[A book floated down and opened up in mid-air. Spyro approached it and began reading it]

[Various drawn images are seen in the book, the first of which showing an image of Gaul and those following that concerning a past raid on the Dragon Temple]
The Chronicler: You've seen this hideous creature before...
Spyro: Why is he in my book?
The Chronicler: It was Gaul who led the raid of the temple the night of your birth... when Ignitus rescued your egg...
Spyro: ...And when they took Cynder's.
The Chronicler: Yes... that was most unfortunate. [Another image showed a younger looking Sparx playing in mud near his parents] Oh! And look... here is little Sparx.
Sparx: He-hey! Nobody needs to see that... ever.
Spyro: (interrupting) Wait. Can these books tell the future?
The Chronicler: In parts. Thought, just glimpses of the future really.
Spyro: Then I want to know what will happen to Cynder.
The Chronicler: Spyro, you don't und...
Spyro: (interrupting) Please! I must know.
The Chronicler: Very well...but hers is a darker tale.
[Spyro's book was returned to the shelves, and Cynder's was brought down. They opened it and witnessed several images of the apes torturing Cynder with dark energy from her hatchling form to her quick adult growth]
The Chronicler: Spyro, you must understand, when she was taken by Gaul, she was poisoned and corrupted, made to do the Dark Master's bidding. Her entire life has been spent in shadow. She knows no other way. And when the Dark Master returns... she will concede.
[An image of a demonic dragon was shown, presumably being the Dark Master]
The Chronicler: No one can resist the temptation... not even the strongest among us.
Spyro: I don't believe that.
The Chronicler: Spyro, let me tell you another story.
Sparx: Oooh, oooh, oooh! Can I pick the story this time?
[The next image on screen showed one of a small dragon being surrounded by elder ones in a temple environment]
The Chronicler: There was once a dragon, long ago, whose raw power was far greater than anyone had ever seen or... could imagine.
[Several images after that showed the dragon mastering several different elemental powers]
The Chronicler: At first, he mastered fire... which was odd because he was not a fire dragon. Then came ice and wind... and other abilities none not possible. Is this story sounding familiar?
Spyro: It was a purple dragon... like me.
The Chronicler: The first purple dragon... In the beginning, he was encouraged... and secrets of elemental mastery were passed onto him willingly by the elders. But his power... was limitless... it knew no boundary. He consumed... everything.
[The next set of images showed the dragon leaving the temple, establishing a fortress on a mountain and an army, and using that army to mine gems]
The Chronicler: When he would not stop, he was cast into exile. And from his new fortress within the mountain, he built an army... not of dragons, but of apes... and taught them to artificially harness the power of the gems... Our life force.
Spyro: You're talking about the Dark Master...
[The next few images showed one of the Dark Master looking over a cliff edge, a pit forming within the mountain and its resulting form, and a full body-shot of him]
The Chronicler: Yes. And in his dark seclusion, the sheer weight of his malice cracked the very foundation of the mountain, splitting the earth, creating a pit of despair...Where the lost souls of this world could reside.
Spyro: The Well of Souls!
The Chronicler: ...created by the very beast who now seeks to escape it.

[The previous tale left Spyro in concern as he looked back towards the Chronicler]
Spyro: B-but you said that the eclipse would only allow the spirits to escape for a short while!
The Chronicler: Yes, but if there was ever a spirit powerful enough...
Spyro: That how do we stop it?
The Chronicler: There is no stopping it. It has been written.
Spyro: Then why have you called us here? I don't understand.
The Chronicler: To ride out the storm...where you'll be safe...and live to fight another day.
Sparx: Well, That sounds pretty good.
Spyro: What about the others? What about their safety?
The Chronicler: I fear the worst for the others...
Spyro: ...and Cynder? Am I supposed to sit here and do anything...while she joins THEM?!
Sparx: Let me field this one...yes!
Spyro: No! You keep talking about choosing a path. But what about Cynder? She was never give a choice. I have to try...I'm going and you can't stop me.
The Chronicler: Then...I won't. Young dragon, I've waited far too long to watch you leave here stricken with grief and doubt. You'll need a clear mind and a pure heart if you are to withstand the evil that consumes that place.
Spyro: I know this is not the path you would choose for me. But I have to walk my own path... and do what I know is right.
The Chronicler: So be it, Spyro. I will show you the way. But you must hurry. The dark hour of the eclipse is near...and haste will be your only ally.
Sparx: Alright then...well...uh, just so I know why I died...The plan is to wander into the land of darkness to face an army of evil creatures that will want to kill us. So we can try to rescue another evil creature that has already tried to KILL US!? I'm pumped! Let's...let's do this.

[Spyro and Sparx made their arrival at the base of the Mountain of Malefor, where a harsh snow current was seen drifting its way towards the ground and flashes of purple lightning were seen in the distance]
Spyro: Sparx, you don't need to come with me. I won't think less of you if you stay behind.
Sparx: No way... and miss the opportunity to live out my worst nightmares?
[Spyro responded with a subdued nod before walking towards the fortress]
Sparx: (to himself) Yeah boy...What am I saying?
[Sparx then decided to catch up to his companion]

[During their exploration of the fortress, the pair found themselves on a balcony, coming face to face with the Assassin once again]
Assassin: [muffled and laughs evilly] Time to feel some pain!
Sparx: [screams] He wants to steal my brain!
Spyro: Actually, he said it's time for pain.
Sparx: Really? Whew! (quietly, to himself) For a second there I thought I lost you, buddy.

[After reaching the exit from the room, all that remained was a short ascent towards the mouth of the mountain. Upon getting there, Spyro looked down towards the pit and the streaming purple energy pouring into it]
Spyro: What is this?
Sparx: It looks like the entrance to a horrible pit of despair, of which we will probably never escape. But we should probably go inside to be sure. [Staying true to his word, Sparx zoomed towards the pit] Wooooo!!
Spyro: [to himself] He's so weird.
[And then, Spyro descended into the pit as well]

[Carefully, the pair floated their way towards ground level. Upon landing, Spyro observed his surroundings]
Spyro: Where are we?
Sparx: The better question is...what's that smell?
[They both looked ahead, and saw a purple beam casting straight through the floor ahead of them. They both approached it, but they were soon stopped by green gases bursting out of other nearby crevices. Once the room was illuminated, the pair got a clear glance of Gaul and various ape soldiers near him]
Gaul: [laughing evilly] The purple whelping! It's fitting that you should be here we bear witness to the dawn of a new age...and the failure of your pathetic race of dragons.
Spyro: I wouldn't miss it, Gaul.
Gaul: Then please...have a seat. [Using his scepter, he zapped a green energy beam towards Spyro, causing him to flinch with weakness, laughing evilly] Foolish are no match.
Spyro: I've made it this far, haven't I?
Gaul: Yes. You have been quite elusive. Had I but known that all it would take would be your miserable amity for Cynder.
[During his line, Sparx zoomed towards a nearby ape]
Sparx: Psst, What's "amity"?
Gaul: How tragic really...that she should be the one to destroy you.
[As Gaul spoke, Cynder swept towards the scene and knocked Spyro around the arena by means of a surprise attack]
Sparx: AGH! The nightmare never ends!
Spyro: You don't need to do this, Cynder.
Cynder: Just like old times, huh, Spyro? [Before she could respond any further, she edged closer to him] Same as last time. Line me up with his staff.
[Both dragons circled each other for a short while, and when Cynder was aligned with Gaul's staff, she jumped above Spyro and swept towards him. But he retaliated by catching her with his other hand]
Gaul: This isn't over! [Then he threw Cynder towards a nearby wall, leaving her to fall to the floor and pass out. Spyro dropped his jaw in shock and a nearby ape went to approach him, ready to fight] Don't touch him! The whelping is mine!

[Gaul was weakened down with nothing but melee attacks, but he didn't seem ready to give in just yet]
Gaul: Your time is over...dragon! [laughing evilly]
[They both took action stances before making their next reactions. Gaul jumped into the air and slammed both of his daggers inches away from Spyro's feet, causing the floor around them to collapse and for them to fall another floor down. The ape's scepter also fell alone, its crystal shattering upon landing. The sight caused the ape to lower his head to the floor. Right at that moment, the Celestial Moons made their alignment, causing a brash surge of power to be hurled straight towards Spyro. Gaul brought himself back up onto his feet, only to witness Spyro facing a change underneath the light. Though still vague, he reacted with another guttural roar as the dragon emerged from the light with darker scales and glowing pupil-less eyes. This was the transformation to his "Dark" form]

[Further combat between the two left Gaul weakened further. That left him to stop at the edge of the arena]
Gaul: [His last words before his death] What are you waiting for, dragon? Finish me! [laughs] Coward! [laughing evilly]
[Spyro finally reacted with a fury attack. It first begun with two gust-like attacks, causing Gaul to be pushed back slightly. And finally, the resulting fury revealed itself three ripples of energy that first weakened Gaul further, then turned him into stone, and finally shattered the remains. The Ape King was no more. Content that the fight was over, Spyro flew his way back to the upper level]

[Back at the top level, Cynder - now recovered from the earlier throw approached the edge of the floor with Sparx hovering near her]
Cynder: What's happening down there?
Sparx: Spyro? You okay, buddy?
[Spyro then flew up into the light, still maintaining his Dark form. Sparx screams as he hovered back as he witnessed his form. Eventually, he returned to Cynder's side, she too showing anguish over the transformation]
Cynder: Oh no!

[Cynder made her rush towards the edge of the light, still upset over Spyro's appearance]
Cynder: Spyro, stop!
[Spyro then glanced over to Sparx]
Sparx: Whoa, calm down man, it's me!
Spyro: I...I can't...
[Cynder then leapt into the light and pushed Spyro out and onto the floor nearby. His appearance then reverted back]
Sparx: Spyro...
[Spyro looked on at Sparx with a melancholic glance; he then maintained the expression as he looked towards Cynder landing near him]
Spyro: What have I done?
Cynder: You're okay, Spyro. You're with friends.
Spyro: I'm sorry...I...I couldn't stop.
[Just then, the room started to cave in, many of the first few rocks instantly showering near its entrance]
Sparx: Uh oh! That's our only way out!
[The rocks started to pile together as Cynder made her rush towards it]
Cynder: Come on! Now's our chance!
Spyro: Just go...
Cynder: Get up, Spyro! We're not leaving without you.
Sparx: Usually, I would say ignore her, but she's making sense this time.
[Spyro brought himself onto all fours, but it was all too late. The falling rocks completely sealed the passage]
Spyro: Oh no...we're trapped!
[Spyro, Sparx and Cynder all shared grim facial expression, now that they now know that they would never escape from the crumbling mountain]
The Chronicler: [voiceover] Ride out this storm...and live to fight another day...
[The words expressed from the Chronicler prior to coming to the fortress stuck to his mind. Action was ready to be taken]
Spyro: Get close to me! Now!
[Sparx and Cynder reacts to Spyro's words, huddling tight towards him. He uses his Time Fury to form a cloud of energy that soon transforms into a crystal, freezing them into place. Meanwhile, the fortress collapses into rubble, and from where the mouth of the mountain once was, a thick black cloud forms above it. The Mountain of Malefor was presumably no more]

[The final scene is shown as an illustration. Sparx, Cynder and Spyro are all seen, sealed away inside the formed crystal in the ruins of the mountain, last lines]
The Chronicler: Young dragon, all our hope now lies with you. When you wake up, it will be a different world. But know this: you are not alone. you have allies.
[The image then zooms out, and the last thing shown on screen is an armed archer making its way towards the crystal. The tale is over, for now]


  • A darkness falls, a hero must rise!
  • When darkness decends, a true hero must rise!

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