Updated: Now Closed, Day 5 Clue for Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge

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Aug 04, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Update: Registration for day 5 is now closed; only two more days left!

Update #2: The Pottermore Insider has revealed the times for the last two registration days.

Day 6 will be released between 1:30pm and 4:00 pm BST (8:30am – 11am EST)
Day 7 will be released between 12:30am and 3:00am BST (7:30pm – 10pm EST)

The clue for Day 5 of the Magical Quill Challenge is now live, referencing Order of the Phoenix.

What is the house number of the Headquarters for The Order of the Phoenix in Grimmauld Place? Multiply this number by 21.

Think you know the answer? Add the number to the end of this website address (http://quill.pottermore.com/) and find the magical quill for a chance to be one of the first million Pottermore beta users. Please do not post the answer or link in the comments!

Be quick! Registration will only be open while spaces are still available each day.





59 Responses to Updated: Now Closed, Day 5 Clue for Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge

Avatar ImageJennyLA says: I'm so confused! So I'm looking for a quill on the website that the http://quill.pottermore.com/ url with the answer leads me too? maybe I'm reading too much into thisAvatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: YESSSSS! I registered. Now waiting anxiously for the email. But I think I am in!Avatar Imageglow_freak says: Yay I got in finally! Good luck to everyone else! Avatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: @JennyLA: yes, it will take you to a website and there is a box at the top of the page where you click on the quill. That then takes you to the registration page.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @JennyLA: There are lots of flying feathers but click on the one that kind of glows.Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: First attempt I got the message that the page had disappeared "...as if somebody had thrown an invisibility cloak over it." Subsequent attempts to go to the destination url do nothing but erase the url I typed in. I hope others are having better luck.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Excellent!!!! I FINALLY got in! This is sooooo great! Avatar ImageJennyLA says: Oh, thanks guys. I did click on it but nothing was happening, but I have it now! Here I am playing games to try to find it. haha. I guess I was reading into it too much! :) So exciting!!Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @JennyLA: Glad you got it!Avatar ImageTheGryffindorFox says: @Pheonix1946: I had the same problem at first. Make sure you type in the url right - http://quill.pottermore.com/ and then answer after the slashAvatar ImageEskimoJill says: Why do I get redirected to the HP scholastic page? I typed the URL correctly, but there's nothing interesting happening.Avatar ImageMollycairn says: @EskimoJIll: Did you get to the Scholastic page? If so, the quill is at the top. If not, enter the URL again as mentioned above.Avatar ImageEskimoJill says: Nevermind... I had an ad blocker activated. That's why I couldn't see it. I'm in!Avatar ImageJennyLA says: there should be what looks like an advertisement up at the top of the page. the magic quill is floating around in there and you have to click on it. It took me a few times but a link w/in the advertisment finally poped up.Avatar ImageEeyore says: I'm curious why the question is being posted here on TLC. Is this the answer to the email that I sent to Pottermore? What I suggested was that it would be nice if those of us who were already in could see the question just because it's fun to try to solve the puzzle/riddle of the day. When I first saw the question posted, I thought it seemed like it would be going against the rules but now that I think about it, it doesn't. People still have to get the right page to come up. So, thank you, Pottermore - I think - and TLC.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: @EskimoJill, at the Scholastic page is where the quill is hidden. Look at the top of the page... where the adds ussually are... there you'll see a bunch of quills... try to catch the glowy one... good luck!Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: Has anyone else taken an extraordinarily long time to receive their validation email from Pottermore? I made registration yesterday but haven't received my email yet and I didn't use a yahoo address so that's not the problem. I went through the fires of hades to find the bloody feather yesterday. I don't want to lose the registration.Avatar Imagedobbyzgirl says: Oh my dear Godric's Hollow!! I'm in and I got my email confirming, but I still can not log in! Is that normal??? /i'm so excited!! Thank you lord!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I can't believe I went to Pottermore expecting it to tell me Day 5 was closed, but it was still open! My username is "HexSnidget172". One problem though - I forgot to write down the password I chose and now I can't remember it! I don't know whether to laugh or cry.Avatar ImageStixvix says: Yahoo !! I got in. Username: ScarletSun9. Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait for Pottermore !! I thought it would be harder to figure out the feather section once it popped up, but a fluffy pink sparkly feather on which your pointer turns into a hand pointer...a lot easier than expected. I am sooooo happy. :-) Good luck everybody.Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Did you notice that this day's clue was available longer than the other 4 days? Perhaps almost all HP fans are already in...Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Well, I tried four different browsers on two different devices: FireFox5 and IE8 on a pc and google and FireFox on a droid x. With and without adblocker, rebooted both devices twice, I never got past the pottermore.com homepage. It's easy to understand why frustration levels run high on this quest!Avatar ImageDeona says: AAH! Finally got the verification email, but now I have to wait "a few weeks" to actually get into the site.Avatar ImageMr.Bones says: I got in yesterday but i tried today just for the hell of it and it happened exactly the same; Firefox kept loading a page saying there was high demmand on the website and to wait 15 seconds before the page would reload itself but with Internet Explorer the thing took me to the Scholastic page and BAM! Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: I got in!!!!!!! Good luck to everyone who is still waiting for a chance!Avatar ImageCathrynOCamdentowne says: Is it that people are so intense about trying to get in or is it that so many people really seem not to get that the answer sort of behaves like a portkey?Avatar ImagePotterPanda10 says: I'm in!!!Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: I'm registered people! I am getting into Pottermore early, now I just have to wait for my welcome e-mail and I'm free to check the site. Also for those who need help finding the magic quill, the site that it leads you to at the top has owls flying around and quills, click the one that's shinier than the others.Avatar ImageMaestra2 says: How did I miss the registration redirect page??? I clicked on the right quill, then it said CONGRATULATIONS!, then my page just stayed there at Scholastic - nothing happened! Avatar ImageCathrynOCamdentowne says: Rotten luck Maestra2 -sounds like maybe you were on when the clue was closing -seems like when that happens people just get frozen wherever they are in the process. Hope you have better luck tomorrow!Avatar ImageCatrinJane says: I can't believe the first 2 days' questions were really hard,even for me and I've read the book at least 5 times each...and now such easy q's that a non-fan can answer them....I don't think it's fairAvatar ImageSon of Hagrid says: GREAT! I got the quill, received the e-mail and completed the registration. Can't wait for the follow up message that I can go into the site.Avatar Imagepattiann27 says: What time did the question get posted today? (Day 5) Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Finally got in!!! My username's AccioThestral111! See everyone there when it's open!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: @pattiann27, not sure what time it started, but it was still open at 1:58 (NYC time). I went back just after 2:00 and it was closed. On the positive side, the frenzy seems to be dying down. I never expected to get in before October.Avatar Imageroonwit says: CatrinJane: It is however what they said they would do beforehand, make clues 1-3 hard (presumably to give an advantage to hard core fans) and then clues 4-7 easy (perhaps aimed at younger fans who haven't read the books as much but are still very keen on Harry Potter).Avatar Imageroonwit says: pattiann27: It was 6pm UK time or 17:00 GMT/UTC, open for about an hour.Avatar Imageangel7 says: I'm in...At first I didn't wait for the message to appear after the "Congratulations" note and went back to the pottermore website to look for the register link. When I coudn't find it I got really freaked out. I was so afraid I wasn't gonna make it. Then I returned to the page and saw J.K.R's message. Thank God...I cannot wait...so happyAvatar ImageVoodooPadfoot says: I'm so glad i got it on the first day - I'd be stressing by now otherwise! xxxAvatar Imagerainbowapplefizz says: @Eeyore, you can also go to PottermoreHype.com, and they list the clues for each day. The only trouble is that it gives you the answer right underneath. :(Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Day 7's clue comes out at the perfect time for me! Yes!!!XD LUCKY 7 for me!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Does anyone think the questions got so much easier? xD Well, good luck to everyone who's trying! =]Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I do not know if this is true or not... But I was told that possibly, there will be an advantage (not my choice of words) for those who registered first... What that 'advantage' might be was not forthcoming... We shall see... In any event it is absolutely great that so many Leaky Cauldron members are on the Pottermore Beta Team! :+DAvatar ImageBandersnatch says: NOTE REGARDING TIMES OF CLUES 6 AND 7 IF YOU LIVE IN U.S.: If I am reading the Pottermore Insider blog correctly, the last two clues will BOTH take place on FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 in the United States. In the Eastern time zone, for instance, Clue 6 will happen between 8:30 AM and 11 AM on the morning of August 5, while Clue 7 will happen LATER THAT SAME DAY between 7:30 PM and 10 PM. So if you miss Clue 6, don't wait until Saturday for Clue 7!Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: @ Won_Two - that would be cool; I got in on day 3. Do you remember where you heard that possibility? Maybe the advantage is just that we'll get our welcome e-mails in the order in which we got in...Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: Make sure you do NOT type in "www" because it will just say "Server Error". This happened to me and I got really frustrated, but I figured it out in the end. :)Avatar Imagecarole44 says: I have tried for the five days. And each day I ran into some of the same issues ya all have posted here. I have become very fraustrated. With only two days to go and other issues to deal with my hopes are fading. My family think I have truly lost it. You see I am a over 60 adult with a great respect for a great author. And really hooked on Harry Potter Avatar Imageroonwit says: Won_Two {CastleWitch96}: The terms and conditions are a bit ambiguous, but one interpretation is that those who registered first will get access first (except that they might move non-English speakers up the queue). They aren't letting everyone in at once, so some will ahve to wait longer than others.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: @bandersnatch thanks for posting! I read this too and thought, "hey,it's the same day yeah! good time for me.I had it made hoping I was getting in today I was off,then got called in to work,was so miserable.Being my fav book,5.But I should be able to finally get it tomorrow.And reading how you click the feather.I like the names they have.Avatar ImageClarissa Blotts says: If you solve the clue and type in the answer after the last forward slash on the URL that the Pottermore site gives you, you should look all around on the web page you are transported to. If you find the quill, you will have to figure out how it wants you to interact with it. I had to levitate the quill, and it took me about three minutes to deduce how I could do that to the quill's satisfaction. Different posts have reported different behaviors and even numbers for the quill(s). If thinking like Hermione doesn't work, try thinking like Luna!Avatar ImageClarissa Blotts says: If you solve the clue and type in the answer after the last forward slash on the URL that the Pottermore site gives you, you should look all around on the web page you are transported to. If you find the quill, you will have to figure out how it wants you to interact with it. I had to levitate the quill, and it took me about three minutes to deduce how I could do that to the quill's satisfaction. Different posts have reported different behaviors and even numbers for the quill(s). If thinking like Hermione doesn't work, try thinking like Luna!Avatar ImageClarissa Blotts says: If you solve the clue and type in the answer after the last forward slash on the URL that the Pottermore site gives you, you should look all around on the web page you are transported to. If you find the quill, you will have to figure out how it wants you to interact with it. I had to levitate the quill, and it took me about three minutes to deduce how I could do that to the quill's satisfaction. Different posts have reported different behaviors and even numbers for the quill(s). If thinking like Hermione doesn't work, try thinking like Luna!Avatar Imagetrontech says: So glad I got it right yesterday. The clue came up right after I went to lunch and I would have missed it completely if I really needed it. That would be so frustrating! Congratulations to you that got it. Encouragement to the rest. There are 2 days left and the times are better for USA than the first 3 days. Good luck to all!Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: I'm in! I'm in!!!! Yeah!! finally! Was easy too.9:03am. Something like that.Took you to WWOHP.Got my email in 5minutes!! ok now i can go to work happy!Avatar Imagecarole44 says: YES YES YES I did make it in at 9:28 AM this morning. It only took me 6 days and alot of help from ya all postings. So thank ya all for helping a very grateful 67 year old great-grandmother. I registered so we will see how long it takes to get my email. I am so very excited.Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: Congratulations, carole44! I can relate - my family thinks I'm nuts - but I did also get my niece in today, who JUST finished book 7 15 minutes ago and was feeling the daze of "it's over..." so this helps a LOT. We've crossed the generations here :)Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: haha that's great! carole44! I'm in my 40s and I love the HP no certain age required fandome.It's what makes it so universally wonderful!Avatar Imagevkooly says: Woohoo, I got the quill.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Missed them :(

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