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The Eternal night is an event feared by the citizens of Innistrad: a night that may never end.[1][2] It is an unnatural darkness with a weird magical hoarfrost covering the world, and causing strange reflections in the sky.[3][4]

When Emrakul entered the Innistrad Moon, the day/night balance of Innistrad was totally disturbed. With the sun rising later and setting sooner each day, and the days getting colder, the werewolves went mad and tried to take control of the plane. Crops started dwindling, the chill was bad for them, and they weren't getting enough light either.

The citizens turned to the hope of the Harvesttide festival and a ritual with warlocks to restore the balance. After a battle with werewolves the witches tried to finish the ritual, but Olivia Voldaren suddenly appeared, interrupting the ritual and taking the Moonsilver Key with her.[5][6] This leaves the ritual unfinished, and the Eternal Night a fact.

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  1. Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  2. Prepare for the Harvesttide Festival – Innistrad: Midnight Hunt (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (September 2, 2021).
  3. Doug Beyer and Ari Zirulnik (September 9, 2021). "Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. K. Arsenault Rivera (September 2, 2021). "Episode 1: The Witch in the Woods". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. K. Arsenault Rivera (September 29, 2021). "Episode 5: Night Closes 'Round". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Olivia's Midnight Ambush