Updated: Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge, Day 4, Now Closed


Aug 03, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Update: Registration for day 4 is now closed; tomorrow’s clue will revolve around Order of the Phoenix. No word yet on what time to expect the latest challenge.
Day 4 of Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge is now open with a clue from Goblet of Fire.

How many students take part in the Triwizard Tournament during Harry’s fourth year? Multiply this number by 28.

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.

67 Responses to Updated: Pottermore’s Magical Quill Challenge, Day 4, Now Closed

Avatar ImageAcelineWeasley says: ughh i tped the answer and it says page not found, soo sad:(Avatar Imagenotamuggle says: I had that problem on day 2 make sure you are typing it at the end of http://quill.pottermore.com/ Avatar Imageearlll says: For me at least, the response URL http://quill.pottermore.com/... from the Help page at https://www.pottermore.com/en/help#magical-quill did not work. My daughter thought to try https://quill.pottermore.com (note the https), and that did work for me. Good luck!Avatar Imagetrontech says: This link described above works. quill.pottermore.com/Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: lol im on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagetrontech says: Ha ha. I put "answer" after the slash but Leaky has a way of deleting the lack of information I put in.Avatar ImageWeasleyWonder says: i finally got registered!!! hooray!!Avatar Imagehysterogenic says: I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehysterogenic says: i got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagetrontech says: Wow! Gone in 30 minutes! It's closed! 11:05 AM EST.Avatar Imagetrontech says: I'm so excited! I don't want to close the page that says, "Thank you for registering"...ever! so I saved it as Web Page, Complete.Avatar Imagemencia says: I'm in yeeeeeeppppppyyyyyyAvatar Imagecamila_black08 says: It was so easy!!! My Phone's internet didin't work :( I'm sad now :( really sadAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Yes I did itAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Yes I did itAvatar Imagewillsc says: I am sooo upset, got the answer and then on Step 7 of the registration, there were no names to choose from and no picture to type in the words. This is so unfair. Help. What could have gone wrong? I am so sad and don't know whether to try again, was so happy to get for my son and then the disappointment when the system stalled and we could not go farther. :(Avatar Imagewillsc says: I am sooo upset, got the answer and then on Step 7 of the registration, there were no names to choose from and no picture to type in the words. This is so unfair. Help. What could have gone wrong? I am so sad and don't know whether to try again, was so happy to get for my son and then the disappointment when the system stalled and we could not go farther. :(Avatar Imageroseteaxx says: Yay! I got it :)Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: im sorry!!! all i can tell u is to report this and try again:( but with the amount of people trying to get in theres bound to be something that goes wrong:( i tried on day 2 and never got my email even though i dont have yahoo so i just think that this whole thing could have been a little better thought out to avoid things like this happening!!Avatar Imagepurpleleafgirl says: I GOT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo excited!!!!Avatar Imageboywizard says: Yeah! I managed to register and validate my account before it closed my username is WolfsbaneFirebolt55Avatar Imagesarshao says: Keep trying! It worked today! I was not happy yesterday. I got to the part where you had to levitate the quill and it wouldn't go up more than half of the window no matter what I tried. Finally ran out of time. Today was not as tricky. Just got the confirmation email and activated it so I am official! Look for OakCharm164 when the site opens up.Avatar ImageImablack says: @DreamingDrama...what probably happened was that all of the slots were taken before you finished registering. That bites. What I did, starting at the begining of the time window, I refreshed the site about every 10 or 15 minutes until the question apeared. You really have to be quick. The question was up sometime between 10:15 and 10:30 and all the slots were gone by 11:00. Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Congrats to all who managed to get in today, in spite of the 'technical difficulties.' My son will be so pleased when he gets off work and finds out that he made it in! I just hope that the name MarauderFang suits him : [Avatar Imagetrontech says: The way this registration procedure works is like a "Denial of Service" attack. When bad guys do this, they send thousands of simultaneous requests at a web site in order to crash it. When Pottermore does it, some people don't get through. It seems inevitable that this method will have problems...unless there aren't enough Potter fans to crash a server... LOL! of course there are enough Potter fans to crash a server! That's why some of it always goes wonky.Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Congrats all! I got in a couple days ago (after staking out in front of the computer for nearly 24 hours straight -_-). See you all on Pottermore!Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: Day 1: First learned of the contest by thinking, hey, I should check out that pottermore site, then seeing the "Day 1 closed" notice Day 2: checked site at 3 am EST, back asleep, checked again at 6 am, too late, smiled at the collective enthusiasm of everybody Day 3: set alarm 6 am, got clue right, got to Guardian webpage, kept refreshing thinking something was wrong, googled it, realized duh! the quill is right there LABELED "This is the Magical Quill!", then couldn't levitate it grr!, then googled that, then finally - I'm in! (and I agree with both trontech above who said s/he didn't want to close the acceptance page-ever!-mine's been open since yesterday - I'll save it! and I also agree with someone else somewhere who posted: my 10-yr-old self was running around saying, I'm going to Hogwarts!) Day 4 - wanted to see today's, but clue came on line JUST as I was starting a work conf. call; got it right (while working! shh!), got to Sony page, but decided didn't want to google it but find the quill myself (since I'm already in, the pressure's off), but trying to wave cursor around and click on links while on conf. call didn't turn it up. After mtg I did google it, realized if I had just refreshed the page it would have come up (which is ironic, cause the day before I must have refreshed the Guardian page 50 times! why didn't I today?), but then when I tried refreshing the page came up saying it was already closed (in <40 minutes!). Glad others got in, and today it didn't matter for me, but I wanted to see the floating quills.... does anyone know if there's a screenshot or something of it somewhere? Avatar Imagemiss molly says: I got in and got the cool username of Wizardseeker37. I was not going to do it because of the time of the first three questions. When I saw the forth one was going to be out during a time when I was awake I thought I would give it a try. I refreshed right when the question appeared figuring they would put it up in a 5 minute interval. Meaning I refreshed at 9 9:05 9:10 etc.. I can’t even remover when the question went up but I know it was in the 10:00 hour EST. I had my book ready but was thinking I would not get in because it has been a while since I read GOF and that book is big.When I saw that easy question I was happy until the site malfunctioned and the quill was not appearing. I kept putting in the quill.pottermore.com/112 and kept getting the Sony store. I almost gave up but then went to twitter and saw a lot of people were having this problem so I decided to just keep putting the URl in and hoping I would see the quill. Then I put in the URL and it just came up that I had found the quill. I did not question it I just went on with my registration. It turns out that Pottermore was having difficulties with the quill appearing so they just rerouted everyone to the registration page. :) Phoenixfrom the flame-there was no quill today they had technical difficulties and the quill did not appear so they reouted everyone to the registration pageAvatar Imagealexweasley12 says: IM IN ! WitchFelicis130 it was glitchy but i still got it ! good job to everybody else who did, and keep trying for the people who didnt !!Avatar ImageVane-Ale says: Congrats to all of you who managed to get in! So... how did u find the quill? Where was it? I got to the sony page but didn't know where to look... I kept clicking everywhere and nothing... Any tips will be much appreciated since I'm trying again tomorrow. Avatar ImageHiren58 says: I got in on the 2nd day! And I really like my username: RainDragon178!Avatar Imagedipsofairy says: DreamingDrama, that happened to me yesterday at step two of the registration. Screen just seemed to hang and timer going round and round. Finally I thought of refreshing the page and Lo ! it came back and I could proceed without shutting all down and trying again. I hope you get in okay for your son tomorrow.Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: Thanks, miss molly. Guess I didn't really miss anything. But the Sony page must have worked briefly because someone had posted on yahoo answers: "refresh and then you seriously can't miss it, it's floating around with other quills and you just have to pick the one that's glowing." But just after that the posts said people were getting rerouted, so the glitch must have popped up during the onslaught. I guess many of the European time zone fans got in days 1-3, but now the Eastern-Pacific time zone fans who didn't stay up all night days 1-3 or didn't get in swamped the site today. Does anyone know if the numbers at the ends of the usernames are actual counts? For example, the previous poster's username is WitchFelicis130 - are there at least 129 other WitchFelicisXXX members? Avatar Imagemiss molly says: The quill never appeared today or only appeared for some people. I guess it was suppose to be in somewhere on the Sony store page but they had difficulties. If you kept trying to put the URL with the answer in it eventually brought you to the registration page without having to find the quill.Avatar Imageknitulus says: I got it! already got my confirmation email and validated on the site! Avatar Imageradish_earrings says: I'm IN!!!! :D YAY!!Avatar ImageLions4thecup says: I'm in!!!!! yay. Got the validation email but may have to wait a while for the Welcome email...Avatar ImagePTBartman says: I got in today, first day I found the question before it closed. Got up at 6am to do it. I'm OakCloak190Avatar ImagePTBartman says: Has antbody actually been in? It said I have to wait for a welcome packet in the next couple weeksAvatar Imageroonwit says: PhoenixFromTheFlame: There will be other WitchFelicis members, but it may not be a simple count - they might only use certain numbers and pick the number offered with some randomness rather than sequentially.Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: roonwit: Cool. Thanks. I think it makes sense that they assign names but I'm glad they gave choices (I turned down YewSwordxxx (think that was it...it was early and I was in a hurry not to miss registration) - too Dark for me!) Avatar Imageroonwit says: PTBartman: I expect they won't grant access until after the early access allocation has finished - it would keep things simpler and limit the load on the site to the early access process. I expect they will start letting people in the next week or two after this week (though the Terms and Conditions say they can let people in this week).Avatar Imagetrontech says: Squee! I'm validated! It took a bit over 2 hours to get the validation email. Got the same message...wait a few weeks for the "Welcome email".Avatar ImagePhoenix1946 says: Got my confirmation letter! Took them 1:30 to send it and an additional 45 minutes for me to get it on gmail. Anyone else feel like you just got your Hogwarts letter?Avatar ImageCusato.s says: Hi. Can anyone help me here? If I received the e-mail to confirm my accont and if I log in and they say that I validated my account does that mean that I've got it? Will I be able to acces before October? Thank you!!! Avatar Imagenotamuggle says: They said that they weren't opening it until after the Magic Quill is over and that they will send welcome letters out in spurts so not everyone tries to get on the site at the exact same time and crash it. So look out for your letter starting maybe next week? Congrats to everyone who got in so far! I know I was so excited I didn't close any of the pages after I got in for a full 24 hours. :)Avatar ImageNargles_in_Jax_FL says: I'm in and got my validation email!!!! Pixiecentaur123 :-) Avatar Imagepeeves16 says: I got on! the challenge was really easy. the answer was 112. now i have to wait a few weeks till i can get on :)Avatar Imagewillsc says: Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. I felt like a kid again when I got in and my son was dancing around so happy. Maybe tomorrow. We are playing Lego Harry for the 7th or 8th time, so I figure that when the site goes up we will have wrapped it up or started again :) In the meantime, Atticus and me will keep reading and hoping too. Thank you all, Deborah Avatar Imageroonwit says: Cusato.s: If you have validated your account then you will get in some time during the early access period. They will tell you when in a later email.Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: figures. the one morning i was awake at the time the question was posted I was out jogging. hopefully they post it early am EST tomorrow so I can get on before workAvatar ImagePTBartman says: @Pheonix1946: I was gonna say that, but then I thought it might be a bit over the top. but Yeah.Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I am in...."DawnLumos154!" Hooray!Avatar Imagechelseabgreen says: I GOT IN!! AFTER ALL THESE EARLY WAKING UP IN MORNINGS!! it was kinda annoying at first when I keep on typing the quill.pottermore thing but hardwork paid off!! WHOOOOOO!!! username: ProphecyWizard55 <--- I think thats a cool username :D :PAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: So is Leaky posting all. the questions now?? If so thats great!! I'm trying again tomorrow! :)Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I already got in on the first day but I like to check the clues and test myself! Does anyone think that this is REALLY easy?Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I mean the clue for Day 4 (:Avatar ImageCusato.s says: @roonit Thank you!!! You guys have no idea how long it took for me to get this...I'm waiting since last Sunday, but then I fell asleep and didn't manage to get on the right time all the other days...the thing is that the clue wasn't hard today, the problem was to get the access to it...Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: @j3anthony03: ProphecyWizard is a very cool username! Leaky should make a simple page where people can just post their pottermore usernames - no extraneous details, maybe even leaving out the ###, not even identify the posting-person - just so we can see the cool list! (maybe like an excel file and it could even be alphabetized, or searchable, so people can see if there's other names like theirs, since there seem to be shared terms)Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: Ok I'm off tomorrow, has the site said what time tomorrow's will be? I HAVE to make it! It's my turn and it's my favorite book!Avatar ImageCassandraT says: I can't believe I even made it in. Yes this was an easy question but still was a very frenetic process as I couldn't even see the bloody quill on the Sony page and so had to just keep clicking on everything like mad and refreshing the page over and over again with ever increasing frustration until the magic somehow happened and I got routed to the name selection page thingy. A few hours later got my confirmation email and managed not to screw up that process more than once so I had to reset my password. Now I can finally get some sleep tonight. Pottermore may have disrupted my sleep pattern for months! I can't believe I was so excited that I actually took and saved screen grabs of my username and confirmation screens before I could stand to close the browser windows. What a dork.Avatar ImageSmitch says: I am PixieSun210! I found the registration process quite easy, and was lucky to get in quickly. I wish everyone the best of luck during the final two days! Don't worry, you will get in! :) Hope everyone has a magical evening. Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Best of luck to everyone who is trying to get in! Constant vigilance!Avatar ImagePhoenixFromTheFlame says: This post has screen shots of what the magical quill apparently looked like for those answering the Day 4 clue correctly and getting to the Sony webpage, before the glitch happened and the pottermore people began directing people straight to the registration page. There was a banner across the top with the glittery magical quill floating by quickly amid others. See here for images: http://www.cheatswhiz.com/pottermore/2011/08/pottermore-day-4-clue-cheats/Avatar ImageChasingIdeas says: On Day 3, though I had the right answer, I could not view the feather on the Guardian's web site. I figured out that Ad Block Plus was blocking the Magic Feather as an ad. If you have Ad Block Plus, turn it off when you are looking for the feather!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: coolAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: Missed them all :(

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