The Inner Sea
Among the common folk of the Inner Sea, little is known about the ancient history of Golarion. Most humans have heard of the magnificent island empire of Azlant, from which Aroden, the Last Man, rose and brought civilization to the uneducated peoples of the mainland.
The longlived elves bear their own tales of their race’s ancient exodus from Golarion, and relatively recent return to a land overrun by humans. Yet beyond these few legends, most folk know next to nothing of those ancient days, and for good reason.
Roughly 10,000 years ago, the sky opened up and pelted Golarion with falling stars in a cataclysm known as Earthfall, shattering entire civilizations and raising a cloud of dust that blotted out the sun and plunged the Inner Sea into an age of both literal and metaphysical darkness.
During this time, whole nations were wiped from the face of the earth, and new races from the depths of the Darklands made their way onto the surface. When at last the darkness receded, the folk began to rebuild. But though their new nations stretch far and wide, traces of the grandeur that once was remain, the
corpse of a world lost beneath its descendants’ feet.