|the nerve-eater of Zur-en-Aarh|
I mean in a very real way, Golarion should be *the* most important place in the universe, or on that list, because it's where Rovagug is so if anything ever happens to Golarion, everybody dies.
Other gods contained Rovagug once, they could plausibly contain it again. Not without heavy losses, I would expect, but it would not have to be the inevitable end of all reality unless I am missing something in the lore.
We just get weird inconsistencies like how when a demonic invasion happens & the forces of Heaven, Nirvana, & Elysium don't charge out to meet it because of vague cosmic balance stuff that may be fundamental laws of the universe that the gods can't circumvent or may be a simple case of gods adhering to the MAD doctrine, except either way it only applies sometimes with no stink being raised when Aroden killed Deskari the first time & the celestials mounting a direct defense when the exact same thing happened centuries ago in Tian Xia to the point that it created an entire nation of aasimars.
Am I wrong in remembering that at the point at which Aroden disposed of that previous avatar of Deskari he was not all the way to full godhood yet, and might therefore plausibly not come under the scope of whatever physical or political principles restrict gods from direct intervention?
On the other subject, Starfinder appeals to me as a setting of infinite possibilities. I actually don't find the elevator pitch for either setting to be particularly insane... well, maybe Shadowrun but more so in the specifics than the general concept of "what if standard fantasy setting, but no medieval stasis, advanced to near future(for shadowrun) or space opera(for starfinder)."
And if you want space opera that actually connects on to Shadowrun, or at least to the extent that Shadowrun connects on to Earthdawn as its preceding more standard fantasy setting, Equinox is a game that exists. Not a thing that works particularly well for me because if you are doing focused cyberpunk-type research and hacking about in a setting with high magic and high technology both, the mostly relatively low levels of either you need for space opera (an aesthetic paradigm established before WWII) break my suspension of disbelief, and plausibly weird and dense transhuman settings have a much higher entry barrier IMO. To make Starfinder's infinite possibilities work in my head does require some degree of "either the really transhuman stuff is off-screen or some gods or other powers are covertly blocking it." (Maybe that's why Golarion went missing during the Gap.)