Dark Athena, commonly called 'Dark Dragon City' is Malefor's base of operations. the city was built in the 13th century as a colony in the Fort'e Badlands. after subsequently being taken over by malefor during the dragon civil war, which he used to care for Cynder after he had corrupted her. after the war, a spire was erected in the center of the city. this spire was his his palace untill his imprisonment in the well of souls by the ancestrial High Council. after escaping following siver's battle with the then-young Cynder, he set out on spree of destruction, cuminating in Cynder attacking the city and destroying it following an attack on warfang.