"This is an evil place, Spyro. It is called the Mountain of Malefor...asylum to the wandering phantoms and lost spirits of those who turned to darkness. But to the spirits themselves and the black-hearted it goes by another name...."
—The Chronicler
"The Well of Souls."
Gaul, the Ape King

The Mountain of Malefor, also known as the Well of Souls, was the location that was Malefor's first fortress as well as his prison. It made its first appearance in The Eternal Night and later reappeared in Dawn of the Dragon.



The Mountain of Malefor was a mountain where Malefor was exiled by the dragon elders when he turned to evil. He soon created an army of Apes to defeat the dragons and taught them how to artificially harness the power of the Spirit Gems, which are the Dragons' lifeforce. In his seclusion, his malice was so great, that it split the earth and created a pit of despair where all the unruly souls of the world could go to rest, called the Mountain of Malefor, also known as the Well of Souls, where he was later imprisoned.

On the Night of Eternal Darkness, all those souls are freed from the pit and walk freely amongst the halls of the mountain during the eclipse only for a short while. However, a powerful spirit, like Malefor, is able to escape the Well of Souls when the Night of Eternal Darkness occurs, after his essence was freed from Convexity by Cynder.

The Eternal Night

Spyro initially saw visions of the Mountain of Malefor in his dreams before the events of The Eternal Night. He later ventured to the Well of Souls to save Cynder from the Ape King, Gaul, and his horde of apes, as well as to stop Malefor himself from escaping his imprisonment within the mountain. In the ensuing fight, the Lunar Alignment occurred, temporarily infusing Spyro with Malefor's evil power, with which Spyro used to destroy Gaul. After the Lunar Alignment passed, the mountain began to crumble, trapping Spyro, Cynder, and Sparx. In an effort to save them all, Spyro encased them in crystal using his Time Fury, protecting them from harm as the entire mountain collapsed around them. They were later seen sleeping inside the crystal within the ruins of the mountain, with Hunter of Avalar observing them from nearby. Shortly after the heroes' disappearance, Malefor finally escaped from the Well of Souls and the world fell into darkness.

Dawn of the Dragon

The crumbled remains of the Mountain of Malefor could be seen briefly in the beginning scene as Grublins ventured into the ruins and freed Spyro and Cynder from their three-year sleep, chaining them together to be sacrificed to the Golem under Malefor's orders.



  • In the Gameboy Advance Version of The Eternal Night, The Well of Souls is called The Well of the Night.
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