Age of Ashes

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For another meaning of "Age of Ashes", please see Age of Ashes (adventure path).
For the Absalom Reckoning analogue to the Age of Ashes, see the Age of Darkness.

The Age of Ashes is the earliest historical time period in the Imperial Calendar of Tian Xia. It begins with the impact of the Starstone, an event known as Earthfall, which caused significant natural disasters in Tian Xia despite striking the opposite side of Golarion.

The age is named for the dust thrown up by the meteorite's impact and the large amounts of ash expelled by countless volcanoes, which blotted out the sun for many years and caused harsh winters across the world. The Age of Ashes came to a close with the rise of humanity in Tian Xia and the founding of the empire of Yixing in 1 IC.1


  1. James Jacobs, et al. “Regions of the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 15–16. Paizo Inc., 2011