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| {{abbr|grey goose quill|At first glance, this seems to be an ordinary grey goose quill, a flight primary from the right wing, the curve sitting perfectly in a writer's hand. On a closer examination, though, the shaft is made from fine ivory and the barbs are finely woven silk, artfully damasked for a perfect semblance of life.}} || {{Itemdb|7028}} ||  ||  
 
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| {{abbr|humble wooden calligraphy brush|A simple straight stick, with a bundle of dark wolf-hair bound to one end, this is the sword that won an Empire and the mattock that built it.
 
| {{abbr|humble wooden calligraphy brush|A simple straight stick, with a bundle of dark wolf-hair bound to one end, this is the sword that won an Empire and the mattock that built it.
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| {{abbr|jaunty crimson plume|Doubtless obtained from some exotic Howondalandish bird, this long, fluffy, curling feather is a bright, vivid crimson, shot through with swirling patterns of darker red.  The lower third of the shaft has been trimmed smooth for a good grip, and a small brass reservoir sits just above the gold nib.}} || {{Itemdb|6841}} || crimson ink ||   
 
| {{abbr|jaunty crimson plume|Doubtless obtained from some exotic Howondalandish bird, this long, fluffy, curling feather is a bright, vivid crimson, shot through with swirling patterns of darker red.  The lower third of the shaft has been trimmed smooth for a good grip, and a small brass reservoir sits just above the gold nib.}} || {{Itemdb|6841}} || crimson ink ||   
 
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| {{abbr|midnight black quill pen|This long, nicely-balanced quill was cut from the right wing of a black swan, and cut to a businesslike nib. The barbs have been trimmed back to the last few inches, where a broad plume of silky black waves and nods with the writer's motions, perfect for emphasising a gesture or adding that touch of theatricality to an official document.}} || {{Itemdb|5968}} ||  ||  
 
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| {{abbr|old leaky quill|Trimmed back to the shaft apart from a lonely tuft of feather at the top, this quill is slightly bent and discoloured from years of use.  The brass nib is battered and crossed, and there's a small split surrounded by a blue stain where it meets the shaft.}} || {{Itemdb|82}} || messy, splotchy dark blue ink ||  
 
| {{abbr|old leaky quill|Trimmed back to the shaft apart from a lonely tuft of feather at the top, this quill is slightly bent and discoloured from years of use.  The brass nib is battered and crossed, and there's a small split surrounded by a blue stain where it meets the shaft.}} || {{Itemdb|82}} || messy, splotchy dark blue ink ||  
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| {{abbr|swan's wing plume|Long and gleaming white, with a slight but very graceful curve, this feather could have come from no other bird.  The lower third of the shaft has been trimmed smooth for a good grip, and a small brass reservoir sits just above the gold nib.}} || {{Itemdb|6837}} || elegant black ink ||   
 
| {{abbr|swan's wing plume|Long and gleaming white, with a slight but very graceful curve, this feather could have come from no other bird.  The lower third of the shaft has been trimmed smooth for a good grip, and a small brass reservoir sits just above the gold nib.}} || {{Itemdb|6837}} || elegant black ink ||   
 
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| {{abbr|swansdown quill|This quill is small and delicate, its upper half shrouded in a soft fuzz of down. Looking at the tiny threads, stirring with every breath from the writer's lips, one could almost believe that nothing hurtful or bad could ever pass to paper from the tiny, artfully curved nib.}} || {{Itemdb|7020}} ||  ||  
 
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| {{abbr|vulture feather quill|Snaggly, scraggly, and oily black, this quill pen has a decidedly malign air about it, as if not even the writer could ever predict what odd, wonderful, evil, unexpected words might scratch their way onto the paper.  The nib looks rather crooked and spiky, but writes quite well for all that.
 
| {{abbr|vulture feather quill|Snaggly, scraggly, and oily black, this quill pen has a decidedly malign air about it, as if not even the writer could ever predict what odd, wonderful, evil, unexpected words might scratch their way onto the paper.  The nib looks rather crooked and spiky, but writes quite well for all that.

Revision as of 16:29, 19 November 2010

You can write on paper, books, and some other things with various writing implements.

Syntax

write with <object> on <object> in <language>
write on <object> with <object> in <language>
write with <object> on <object>
write on <object> with <object>

The "write" command will drop you into your chosen editor to write on the item. You'll finish writing when you save--if you quit without saving, you won't actually write anything.

scribble <message> on <object> with <object>
scribble <message> in <language> on <object> with <object>/pre>
The "scribble" command lets you write one line on the item, immediately.

<pre>sign <object> with <object>

The "sign" command adds a signature to the item. It looks like this:

Written in cursive <ink> is the authentic and attested signature of <your name>:
<your name including title>

Language

Unless you otherwise specify the language you want to write in, you will write in the language you are currently speaking. This is true for all of the writing commands.

When reading something in your native language, the writing looks like this:

Written in <ink>:

If it's in a language other than your native one, it looks like this:

Written in <ink> in <language>:

Signatures also have the "in <language>" bit added to them.

If you write something in a language you don't have a high enough level of written in, it may be partially unreadable even by someone with 100 levels of written in that language. That is, parts of it may not translate properly.

Writing instruments

Some writing instruments need ink. For these, you need to get a bottle of ink, then "dip <writing implement> {in|into} <ink well>" before you can write with them. You can then "wipe <writing implement>" to remove the ink from it (this is necessary to change colours).

Item Source Appearance of ink or other Notes
<colour> crayon [1] <colour> crayon Can only be used to write on people; washes off with water (causing bubbles)
bamboo reed pen [2] rusty black ink
barbed quill [3] blood Does a small amount of damage when held; uses faith.items.scroll to hold.
clerk's quill [4] <colour> ink Needs ink.
elegant golden plume [5] warm cinnamon-coloured ink
golden quill pen [6] <colour> ink Needs ink.
grey goose quill [7]
humble wooden calligraphy brush [8] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
jaunty crimson plume [9] crimson ink
midnight black quill pen [10]
old leaky quill [11] messy, splotchy dark blue ink
quill [12] ink
rainbird quill [13] <colour> ink Needs ink.
seagull feather quill [14] sepia ink
sleek black plume [15] rich black ink flecked with silver
souvenir fountain pen [16] <colour> ink Needs ink.
small neat quill [17] fussy green ink
stormy petrel quill [18]
sturdy purple plume [19] rich purple ink
swan's wing plume [20] elegant black ink
swansdown quill [21]
vulture feather quill [22] <colour> ink Needs ink.
wooden pencil [23] pencil

See also