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Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge Begins July 31

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2011, 10:33 PM

The Pottermore Insider Blog and website have been updated this blog post and link, revealing more about J. K. Rowling's latest project:

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted the hidden link in our 'You ask, we answer' blog post from 19 July, which took you to an interview J.K. Rowling gave in 2000.
 
In the interview was some interesting information about a Magical Quill, located in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Magical Quill detects the birth of a magical child and writes their name down in a large book. 

Every year, Professor McGonagall checks the book and sends owls to the children who are turning eleven, to inform themthat they have a place at Hogwarts. Each day for seven days, from 31 July to 6 August, we will be placing a clue on the Pottermore homepage to help you locate The Magical Quill. If you find it, you'll have the chance to gain early access to Pottermore. 

There will be a new clue every day, and each clue will relate to a different book in the Harry Potter series. On Day 1 the clue will relate to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on Day 2 the clue will relate to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and so forth. The clues will also vary in difficulty. On Days 1-3 the clues will be harder, and on Days 4-7 the clues will be easier. 

To find The Magical Quill, you need to solve the clue and add the answer to the end of the web address. This will lead you to a website where The Magical Quill will be located while early access places are available. The Magical Quill's location will change every day.
Example
Clue: How many books are there in the Harry Potter series? Multiply this number by 10. 
Answer: 70 
Add this number to the end of the website address. (In this case it would be http://quill.pottermore.com/70) 
Hit 'Return' to go to the website where The Magical Quill is located. 
Once you have found The Magical Quill, you will be redirected to Pottermore.com. If the registration process is still open for that day, you will be able to submit your details to register to access Pottermore early. 

It's important to note that finding The Magical Quill does not guarantee you access to registration, as registration will only remain openwhile the early access places allocated for the relevant day, between 31 July to 6 August, are available. 

Don't worry if you don’t manage to register first time. There will be plenty of opportunities to find The Magical Quill as we will be revealing a new clue each day from 31 July to 6 August. For those who miss out on earlyaccess to Pottermore, please note the site will be open to all from October. Keep visiting Pottermore to find out when registration commences. 

We won't be telling you when a clue goes live, so you'll need to keep a careful eye on Pottermore.com over the seven-day period. However, we will let you know, via Pottermore.com and the Insider, when registration for a particular day has come to an end. 

Finally, please note that we will not be enabling early access to the site straight away. Once The Magical Quill challenge is over, we will send successful early access registrants a Welcome email, letting them know whenthey will be able to access Pottermore. We won’t be able to let everyone into the Beta site at the same time, so please be patient with us. You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive.

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1619 Comments

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179 Points

answer is 112

Posted by PerkinsII on August 03, 2011, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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what are we supposed to do on the sony page? i cant find the quill

Posted by Jeremyp4 on August 03, 2011, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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179 Points

neither can i HELP ME

Posted by PerkinsII on August 03, 2011, 10:59 AM report to moderator
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i just reentered the link with the answer and it says ive found the quill. im just doing it for fun because ive registered.

Posted by lunalovejoy on August 03, 2011, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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its up!!!!! where is it???

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just refresh the page or something. i got to the registration page after i reentered the link

Posted by lunalovejoy on August 03, 2011, 11:07 AM report to moderator
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The same thing happened to me. I thought the quill would be in the PSP screen since it was purple, but nothing appeared, so I reentered the address and answer and got the congrats message. I did not go further since I was registered the first day.

Posted by Mollycairn on August 03, 2011, 11:09 AM report to moderator
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today’s clue is easy lol

Posted by lunalovejoy on August 03, 2011, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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I just type in the quill address again and it worked. No idea why!!

Posted by Loader Lady on August 03, 2011, 11:11 AM report to moderator
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35 Points

Whoo! Got my registration, and pretty happy with my name:
PatronusUnicorn79

:)

Posted by DaveZee on August 03, 2011, 11:15 AM report to moderator
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yea same here i was on the sony page for like 5 min before i refreshed the page and got to the congrats screen….but i’m only doing it for fun.

Posted by Jordynn on August 03, 2011, 11:17 AM report to moderator
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ya i never got to any sony page! i just typed in the web address with the answer and it came up!!!

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“We have had a few difficulties with today’s Magical Quill challenge.
If you solve the clue, you may not see The Magical Quill but instead will be sent directly to the Pottermore early access registration page, where you will be able to register as normal.” from Pottermore Insider

Posted by lunalovejoy on August 03, 2011, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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Today’s clue was so easy that I am guessing the OOTP one will be something like the address at Grimmauld Place times some number.

Posted by Mollycairn on August 03, 2011, 11:26 AM report to moderator
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Day 4 is closed. That was quick!

Posted by DaveZee on August 03, 2011, 11:30 AM report to moderator
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