Endless Night

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Endless Night
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First appearance The Wind Waker (2003)
Country Great Sea
Occurrence Once
Purpose Preventing Link from obtaining Nayru's Pearl
Characteristics Perpetual night
Endless rainfall
Unique music while sailing
"So...that foul rain and endless night were indeed elements of a curse brought on us by Ganon! He must intend to cast this land into pure darkness for all time..."
King of Red Lions

The Endless Night is an event from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It is a period of time when a curse is cast over the Great Sea by Ganondorf in an attempt to stop Link from obtaining Nayru's Pearl. During the Endless Night, the seas are stormy, and the sun never rises even if Link tries to use the effects of the "Song of Passing". As long as the Endless Night continues, most characters remain inside, and many side quests cannot be finished until it ends.

When sailing, the music will be an altered version of the usual great sea music. It sounds ominous, and also has Ganondorf's Theme mixed in.

During this event, the setting of some islands change, whether they be major or minor. The main change during the "Endless Night" is that areas seem to be much more gruesome and foreboding. The only major change is on Outset Island, however, where nobody comes outside and ChuChus and Miniblins appear randomly.

A similar curse is placed around the Forsaken Fortress, which prevents night from ending until Link defeats the Helmaroc King and confronts Ganondorf there.


Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

After Link and the King of Red Lions arrive at the destroyed Greatfish Isle, they are informed by Quill that Jabun has fled the island and is hiding on Outset Island. Link sails to Windfall Island and acquires Bombs from Tetra's Pirate Ship. Immediately after getting them, Tetra uses the Pirate's Charm to catch him red-handed and tells him that he has until morning to get to Jabun's cave after deducing that this is his intent. Because of the Endless Night, however, there is no imminent threat, and Link uses the bombs to blow open the door leading to Jabun's cave. After Link receives Nayru's Pearl, Ganondorf's curse is broken, and the Endless Night ceases.

Spoiler warning: Spoilers end here.

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