The Tempering Hall is a combat school located across the main street from the Seventh Church in the Ascendant Court district of Absalom. The facility traditionally trains paladins of Iomedae as well as those called by Abadar, Irori, and Shelyn, a few of whom supplement the dozens of paladins of Iomedae trained by the elderly priests. However, in recent years the Hall has started accepting anyone dedicated to fighting evil. A specialism of the school is teaching mastery of a god's favoured weapon to that deity's followers.
The three-year course of study and training overcomes many prospective paladins who undertake it, though its rigors and renown are such that even a single season of training is considered valuable preparation against powerful foes.
- Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
- Paris Crenshaw, Ron Lundeen, and David Schwartz. (2015). Melee Tactics Toolbox, p. Inside Front Cover. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-732-1
- Alexander Augunas and David N. Ross. (2015). Weapon Master's Handbook, p. 7. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-796-3