The Starfall Doctrine is a series of prophecies written in Azlanti that predicted that the god Aroden would return to Golarion in 4606 AR and lead the human race in a millennium of prosperity known as the Age of Glory. He was supposed to lead the world from Cheliax, which he would personally rule and which would also become the pre-eminent nation in the world.
When the appointed year came, instead of Aroden's appearance, his clerics lost all connection to the god, and he has been assumed dead ever since. The Age of Glory never commenced and was replaced by the Age of Lost Omens. The monarchy of Cheliax, robbed of its divine mandate as a precursor to Aroden's god-rule, descended into anarchy and civil war.
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