"Lair is a video game developed by Factor 5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
The player assumes the role of a dragon-riding knight named Rohn Partridge. Rohn is given the tasks of defending a certain area, destroying certain objects, eliminating enemies or creatures, and other mission-based objectives. After each stage, the player can earn either gold, silver, or bronze medals, depending on performance during the level. A platinum medal is also available, though unlike the other three its requirements are hidden. Earning medals assists in unlocking combos and behind-the-scenes videos.
Most of the game's battles are air-based combat, with some fought on the ground by landing the dragon and fighting troops and other land-based creatures. In some locations, the game features a morale system tied to the enemy; the lower an enemy's morale, the less he will fight, and it is possible that he will retreat from combat."
Source: Wikipedia, "Lair_(video_game)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.
The player starred as a mercenary, flying above battlefields, scanning the land and choosing whether or not to support a side. “Would you go down to help, or would you not help at all and just grab the money and bring it back to your lair? That’s fundamentally where the name Lair then came from,” says Eggebrecht.