Castles balanced precariously on needle-thin cliffs are a classic icon — and until the late 18th century, an impossibility.
Penny Merryweather was one of magic’s most innovative architects. Born to an artist and a witch, Merryweather took to the unimaginable form at an early age. By the time she reached her teens, she had already begun excelling at creating precarious stacks of books balanced on a previously unknown gravitational pivot point.
By the time she turned 34, Merryweather wrote the spell to discover The Mystic Balance Point – a sliding scale now used by architects to determine where to place spells in order to balance a structure of nearly any size.
Penny Merryweather retired an immensely wealthy woman and lived a long and quiet life in Scotland, balancing bemused livestock on each other.