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Mrs. Pentstemmon is an extremely powerful sorceress who lives in Kingsbury. For many years, she has tutored apprenticing wizards and witches, and has taught some of the most powerful. Wizard Howl was her last apprentice, who left halfway through his tutelage and never returned to complete it. She is quite old and quite regal, giving off a more royal air than the King of Ingary himself.

She was murdered by the Witch of the Waste when she refused to tell the Witch of Howl's whereabouts.


Mrs. Pentstemmon taught young witches and wizards for many, many years. Some of her apprentices mentioned are: