"....Her soul be currupted by by darkness, her heart a fortress of solitude to which there is no admittantance......"
These words were quoted again and again thoughout the interplanetary kryll wars. this is an allusion to how steadfast cynder was on the issue of protecting her side during the civilwar. though 'she' committed atrocities against her enemies during the civil war, her soul is said to have been currupted from the inside by malefor, who, by use of dark, unstable magic posessed her. upon her eventual defeat in the unstable relam of convexity, this dark magic is removed. however, she never forgets it. during the siege of the great dragon temple, when the illuminati are trying to destroy the high council, they decide to tempoary corrupt her using the unstable black crystals from casprion.