Tempering Hall

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The Tempering Hall is a combat school located across the main street from the Seventh Church in the Ascendant Court district of Absalom.1 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.1 However, in recent years, the Hall has started accepting anyone dedicated to fighting evil.2 A specialism of the school is teaching mastery of a god's favoured weapon to that deity's followers.3


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.2


Evandor Malik is the Knight Lord of the Tempering Hall,4 a position previously occupied by Rochae Swiftblade.1


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Owen K.C. Stephens. “Places” in Guide to Absalom, 14. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Paris Crenshaw, et al. “Melee Schools of the Inner Sea” in Melee Tactics Toolbox, Inside Front Cover. Paizo Inc., 2015
  3. Alexander Augunas & David N. Ross. “Weapon Masters of the Inner Sea” in Weapon Master's Handbook, 7. Paizo Inc., 2015
  4. Erik Mona, et al. Ascendant Court” in Absalom, City of Lost Omens, 104. Paizo Inc., 2021