To suneaters, Erj’s coming Night has classically been considered a foregone conclusion—something which augury has determined is inescapable, and thus must be accepted without protest. Notably, this somewhat contrasts the erjan concept of the Abrogation, the threat of which is ever-present, but not guaranteed.

Over time, younger, less dogmatic generations of suneaters have increasingly questioned the coming Night, and pondered if their advanced comprehension of various sciences may be employed to delay, or perhaps avoid completely, the extinguishment of life in Erj.