One such Dragon was condemned to Desmurian Ty, a slaughterhouse dedicated to the processing of Zeenium. Chained and hopless, Cael Cyndar faced his imminent demise. But at the last moment, in a sudden flash of power and fire, Cael was able to break his chains! Within mere moments, he laid waste to the Orcs' horrible legacy. This was only the beginning.
Now, with his newfound elemental power, Cael Cyndar seeks revenge against the Orc bureaucracy and freedom for his Dragon brethren. It won't be easy. The Orcs' unopposed power has spread far and wide, their armies growing stronger day-by-day. They have hunted Dragon-kind to near extinction, and the lands grow more and more barren with the Orcs' malicious harvesting of its resources. Then there is Galthran Etuk, the powerful Orc Monk, whose true loyalties are unknown.
The time has come. Revenge is at hand...
In this game you play as the Dragon Cael Cyndar, who is trying to free his race from the Orcs.
It's unrelated to the board game with the same name. Same goes for the Pokémon move.
This game provides examples of:
- Alternate Company Equivalent: How many games are there were you get to play as a heroic dragon that has a small insect-like sidekick, collects dragon eggs, and saves not just his own race but others as well. Ironically, after this game was made Spyro started using elements other than fire.
- An Ice Person: Water elementals are this by firing ice at enemies rather than using any liquid water.
- Anti-Magic: Unless Cael is enchanted with the same element Fire, Water, Air and Earth wards are pretty much this.
- Armies Are Evil: Cael fights the Orc bureaucracy's army.
- Artwork and Game Graphics Segregation: Zig-Zagged, The artwork one can find on the game's box art resembles Cael in gameplay, but not the cutscenes.
- Babies Ever After: The dragon eggs Cael saved have hatched and they think he's their mother.
- Big Eater: Cael Cyndar and General Mandek.
- Ceal eats entire unites to either regain his health or Mana.
- Mandek is never seen not eating something.
- Cutscene: Hardly a surprise since most games have at least one of these.
- Deflector Shields: Dark Wards can't be passed.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Cael can create earthquakes when he's under the earth enchantment.
- Divine Intervention:
- Down on the Farm: There's always a farm some where, cause you gotta eat.
- Elemental Powers: Several examples exist, but Cael's the best example having control over fire, water, air and earth.
- Elephant Graveyard: The Bonelands are this, plus it's the games tutorial level.
- Fairy Companion: Adara and at times other Sprites are this to Cael. Some Orcs also have them but in this case they're less of a companion and more of slave.
- Fire Is Red: Cael turns red when he's using his dragon powers while under this element.
- First-Person Shooter: Most of Cael's attacks function like this.
- Fan Art: Has a bit for being such a underrated game.
- Fireballs: Cael being a dragon naturally breaths fire in this form, but only when he's fire enchanted.
- Forced Tutorial: The Bonelands serve as this.
- Game Over: You get this if Cael dies to many times.
- Hand Wave: Just how did the Orcs nearly wipe out/enslave the entire dragon race when just one is capable of destroying their Entire Army.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Cael Cyndar and Adara are a nonromantic version of this.
- La Résistance: Cael and Adara are part of one against the Orc bureaucracy.
- Life Meter: It's inside your Dragon Status Gem. See Status Line below for more information.
- Limit Break: The Fury Attack.
- Mana: Cael's mana is represented by the particles swirling around your Dragon Status Gem.
- Mineral Macguffin: The elemental gems are sort of this.
- Monsters That Eat Other Monsters: Cael; the dragon, eats orcs. Several failed campaigns mention that Cael himself gets eaten by orcs.
- No Name Given: Whatever General Mandek sends out to kill you in the last level.
- Our Dragons Are Different: They appear to be elementals, if Cael is any indication. Plus they generate Zeenium.
- Our Fairies Are Different: For one thing they can upgrade your elemental enchantments.
- Our Orcs Are Different: Probably some of the smartest Orcs out there with both their magic and technology.
- Playing with Fire: In the form of Fireballs.
- Sequel Hook: In the end of the last level we are given this.With their leaders dead and their cities in rubble the Orcs flee like rats. For the first time in a thousand years, this land is at peace. There will be celebration, a time to raise the new generation of Dragons and to prepare. The Orcs will be back... and Cael will be waiting.
- Shining City: Grognar is this to Orcs, to everyone else not so much.
- Shock and Awe: Though other examples exist Cael is the main one breathing out balls of lightning when he's air enchanted. His Fury Attack when he's air enchanted is a literal thunderstorm.
- Slave Liberation: Cael Cyndar has both freed sprites from orcs and was originally himself freed by the sprite Adara. In fact Cael Cyndar's entire war on the orcs is this. In fact the game's Instruction Manual even refers to it as The Dragon Rebellion.
- Slave Race: And how, the Orcs have enslaved the Sprites, Dragons and many other unnamed races.
- Soul-Powered Engine: A basic requirement to cross the Godzilla Threshold or you know just to kill everything.
- Status Line: Referred to as the Dragon Status Gem◊ by the game's Instruction Manual. The number is the Life Meter. The particles swirling around the gem are the Mana Meter. The gem's color shows what element you are using. The cut of the gem shows what level your element is.
- Unobtainium: Zeenium is a magical element only found in dragons.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: All animals and several orc units are defenseless against Cael.
- Video-Game Lives: Cael has a few of them.
- Water Is Blue: Cael turns blue when his dragon powers are activated when he's water enchanted.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Galthran tries to do this to Cael.