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| {{abbrl|barbed quill|Wicked-looking barbs jut from the shaft of this long quill, placed just right to pierce the user's hand.  The nib is wickedly sharp, and the three inches of feather remaining at the top are a bright, bloody scarlet.}} || {{Itemdb|5122}} || blood || Does a small amount of damage when held; uses [[faith.items.scroll]] to hold.
 
| {{abbrl|barbed quill|Wicked-looking barbs jut from the shaft of this long quill, placed just right to pierce the user's hand.  The nib is wickedly sharp, and the three inches of feather remaining at the top are a bright, bloody scarlet.}} || {{Itemdb|5122}} || blood || Does a small amount of damage when held; uses [[faith.items.scroll]] to hold.
 
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| {{abbr|bone stylus|Carved out of bone, the stylus has a pointy end for writing and an ornamental hippopotamus head carving at the other. You could probably write on things with it.}} || {{Itemdb|3772}} || ? || ?
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| {{abbr|bone stylus|Carved out of bone, the stylus has a pointy end for writing and an ornamental hippopotamus head carving at the other. You could probably write on things with it.}} || {{Itemdb|3772}} || scratches ||  
 
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| {{abbr|clerk's quill|Formed to precisely the most comfortable curve for a writer's hand, with a short tuft of plain pale-grey feathering at the top, this is most certainly the implement of choice for someone who spends a great deal of their time writing.  The neat, almost fussy curve of the nib reflects the amount of care such a writer puts into their work, and the precisely chosen character of their words.
 
| {{abbr|clerk's quill|Formed to precisely the most comfortable curve for a writer's hand, with a short tuft of plain pale-grey feathering at the top, this is most certainly the implement of choice for someone who spends a great deal of their time writing.  The neat, almost fussy curve of the nib reflects the amount of care such a writer puts into their work, and the precisely chosen character of their words.
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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|ornate silver fountain pen|This is an elegant silver fountain pen, light and responsive in the hand, with a pure gold nib and gold tracery forming Klatchian arabesques across the shaft in the distinctive fluid, looping style of Eritor.  A discreet lever on the side indicates that it could probably be dipped into an ink well.}} || {{Itemdb|3770}} || ? || Needs ink.
 
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| {{abbr|quill|This is a nice, long, feathery quill.  You could write on things with it.}} || {{Itemdb|81}} || ink ||  
 
| {{abbr|quill|This is a nice, long, feathery quill.  You could write on things with it.}} || {{Itemdb|81}} || ink ||  

Revision as of 17:35, 13 March 2011

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>

The "scribble" command lets you write one line on the item, immediately.

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; the writing washes off with water (causing bubbles). They run out after being used a certain amount.
<colour> crayon [2] <colour> crayon Can be used in colouring books as well as for writing.
bamboo reed pen [3] rusty black ink
barbed quill [4] blood Does a small amount of damage when held; uses faith.items.scroll to hold.
bone stylus [5] scratches
clerk's quill [6] <colour> ink Needs ink.
elegant golden plume [7] warm cinnamon-coloured ink
golden quill pen [8] <colour> ink Needs ink.
green glass stylus [9] subtly green-tinted indentations
grey goose quill [10]
humble wooden calligraphy brush [11] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
jaunty crimson plume [12] crimson ink
midnight black quill pen [13] <description> <colour> ink secretary hand Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
old leaky quill [14] messy, splotchy dark blue ink
ornate silver fountain pen [15]  ? Needs ink.
quill [16] ink
rainbird quill [17] <colour> ink Needs ink.
seagull feather quill [18] sepia ink
sleek black plume [19] rich black ink flecked with silver
souvenir fountain pen [20] <colour> ink Needs ink.
small neat quill [21] fussy green ink
stormy petrel quill [22]
sturdy purple plume [23] rich purple ink
swan's wing plume [24] elegant black ink
swansdown quill [25]
vulture feather quill [26] <colour> ink Needs ink.
wooden pencil [27] pencil

See also