In addition to the standard, everyday quests, there are a number of wide-ranging "grand quests" in Avalon. These are rarely attempted, let alone completed, and some, despite Avalon's twenty five year history, have never been solved despite the greatest of efforts by the Avalonian scholars.
These quests have a wide-reaching effect on all of Avalon and are - as one might expect - invariably difficult to complete. Details are often vague. The steps required are without exception elaborate and detailed. Many choose to give up their attempt in frustration yet those who continue - if successful - are certain to earn not only masses of experience but a place in the Avalon history books as determined figures of renown and great fame for their achievement.
The Long Night is an example of one such quest. It is one of the most powerful rituals in all of Avalon, which, if successfully enacted, banishes the sun from the heavens, renders the god of light himself powerless and plunges the land into eternal darkness with all that that entails. It is the unspoken mission of the forces of good and justice to never allow this ritual to occur; guaranteeing hostility to all who would seek to bring about this darkest of ceremonies...