Starfall Doctrine

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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.123 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.1

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.1

Copies of the text

Just below the domed ceiling in the Cathedral of Aroden in Almas, the Starfall Doctrine, in Azlanti, is still written in fine calligraphy along the encircling railing. The building has more recently been repurposed into the Almas Lodge of the Pathfinder Society.2


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 2: The Inner Sea” in Campaign Setting, 68. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steven Robert. At Shadow's Door, 8. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. James Jacobs, et al. “Faith: Aroden” in Humans of Golarion, 27. Paizo Inc., 2011