The Artisans Homeworld is Spyro’s lush, green homeworld. The residents pride themselves in their homes, which is a vast meadow of healthy green grass, several tall trees, and gentle waterfalls feeding into many different ponds in the area. Statues and intricate portals dot the landscape, as well as some marble hallways running through the tall hills. Homes here are made up of small castles, large stone buildings, and the occasional high towers. Flower gardens can be found among the gem-encrusted stone walls, as well as within a few private meadows. Up above, the sky is always blue with a small bit of pink on the horizon.
Stone Hill is a peaceful, sunny countryside realm surrounded by green, rolling hills on three sides, with a bluish sea on the fourth side. A perfect blue sky arches overhead and white clouds mingle on the horizon. The realm contains two large areas, each with grassy knolls surrounded by a stone wall with simple fountains and stubby stone towers.
An archway leads to the tunnel that connects the two areas. In the first area, there is a dried-up well with a dragon, Gavin, several gems, and a Locked Chest at the bottom. The key is hidden in a cave in a secret coastal area. In the center of the second area, there is a tower that Spyro can glide from to reach the upper hills that surround the two main enclosed areas.
The terrain here is even more hilly, with wispy, round trees and a blue egg thief. Large stone pillars mark the boundaries of the realm, and if Spyro tries to pass between them, he runs into an invisible wall. A main castle lies on the edge of the realm, right on the coast. Spyro can access the inside of the castle from the first grassy area, and can explore the top of the castle from the upper hills.
Dark Hollow is a mysterious and dreamy realm, set late at night under a starry, deep-colored sky with clouds on the horizon illuminated softly by a rising moon. It has some stone structures similar in appearance to Stone Hill. The realm is characterized by hopping, croaking frogs, grassy stone platforms, steps, and lanterns emitting a warm glow.
There is a checkered-floor tunnel hidden underground, which is patrolled by Gnorc Sentries. It leads to a round, stone room with platforms and a pool of murky, indigo water illuminated from beneath. The key to the Locked Chest from the central platform is in this room.
Town Square is a small Tuscan-inspired town settled on a large island in the middle of a blue lake. The town has plenty of buildings that serve all sorts of needs, such as stores, housing, schools, and other necessities.
Courtyard fountains are spread across the island, as well as ivy growing along the walls and cliffs that manage to poke between the buildings. The sky is pure purple with clouds of orange. Alvar nearly had a fit when he saw the thieves make off with the eggs.
Sunny Flight, as its name implies, is a realm filled with sunlight in a mid-summer setting. The world itself consists of a series of train tracks going over, around, and through a hilly, green island which is littered with clusters of large, blue crystals and surrounded by tranquil water. There are distant, rainy-blue mountains seen in the background.
Trains puff around on the tracks, each containing two explosive barrels with targets painted on their sides. Pilots in single-propeller planes encircle a tower in the water on which a giant, luminescent green gem rests. A tunnel lit by blue crystals protruding through the walls leads to an outcropping at the center of which a large purple crystal cluster stands, illuminating the walls with a lavender hue under a similarly colored sky and an enormous, peaceful crescent moon.
The shepherds from Stone Hill return in Toasty, this time with dogs instead of rams. The dogs pounce on Spyro should he get to close to them or flame them. Before you encounter Toasty, Nevin tells you that Gnasty Gnorc put one of his most devious henchmen in charge, hinting that the dragons don’t know that Toasty is in fact a sheep.
It is unknown why a sheep would attack a dragon, but it is believed that they are seeking revenge on them since they have served as fodder for the dragons for so long. It is possible that Toasty defected to Gnasty’s side due to the dragon’s cruel treatment to the flock of sheep that live in Artisans, or because Sparx, Spyro’s sidekick, needs butterflies to survive (which can be found after killing sheep and other animals).
The Peace Keepers homeworld and realms are quite possibly the harshest worlds to live in. The homeworld itself is a desert with rocky terrain and cliff walls. Tar pits fill the land as well. The only sort of water the Peace Keepers get here are bubbling underground hot springs, which they use to collect condensation.
Various stone structures are built up from the cracked ground, though most of them are simply archways and lookout towers. The Peace Keepers make a notion to not live in their homeworld, and instead live their militaristic lives in the seclusion of their realms.