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| [[ADJECTIVE COLOUR leather-bound book|{{abbr|<adjective> <colour> leather-bound book|This is a large, squarish book bound in <adjective> <colour> leather.  The spine has been tooled with a small runic invocation against rain, fire, and mice.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4719|purchasable}} || 20 || 2.7222˙ || 0.1361˙ || 12 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$29.36}} || {{Dollars|AM$1.47}} || imposing black leather-bound book is similar. Adjectives and colours include: metallic bronze, ???
 
| [[ADJECTIVE COLOUR leather-bound book|{{abbr|<adjective> <colour> leather-bound book|This is a large, squarish book bound in <adjective> <colour> leather.  The spine has been tooled with a small runic invocation against rain, fire, and mice.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4719|purchasable}} || 20 || 2.7222˙ || 0.1361˙ || 12 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$29.36}} || {{Dollars|AM$1.47}} || imposing black leather-bound book is similar. Adjectives and colours include: metallic bronze, ???
 
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| [[COLOUR book|{{abbr|<colour> book|This is a rather plain book with a simple <colour> cover.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4334|purchasable}}, also available from legibles alcove in the BP Wizards' Guild: [[Bes_Pelargic L-space Bubble#Legibles_shop]] (shop is not on Kefka's site)|| 25 || 2.5 || 0.1 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$11.20}} || {{Dollars|AM$0.45}} ||  
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| [[COLOUR book|{{abbr|<colour> book|This is a rather plain book with a simple <colour> cover.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4334|purchasable}}, also available from legibles alcove in the BP Wizards' Guild: [[Bes Pelargic L-space Bubble#Legibles_shop]] (shop is not on Kefka's site)|| 25 || 2.5 || 0.1 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$11.20}} || {{Dollars|AM$0.45}} ||  
 
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| [[ledger|{{abbr|ledger|This is a ledger, used for keeping track of business operations.}}]] || {{Itemdb|1697|purchasable}} || 10 || 1.1666˙ || 0.1166˙ || 8 || 10 || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> ||  
 
| [[ledger|{{abbr|ledger|This is a ledger, used for keeping track of business operations.}}]] || {{Itemdb|1697|purchasable}} || 10 || 1.1666˙ || 0.1166˙ || 8 || 10 || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> ||  

Revision as of 08:25, 15 November 2018

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 Weight (lb) Notes
<colour> soap 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> wax crayon [2] <colour> crayon Can be used in colouring books as well as for writing.
ancient kauri pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> chancery hand Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
antique silver fountain pen [3] <colour> ink Needs ink.
bamboo reed pen [4] rusty black ink
barbed quill [5] blood Does a small amount of damage when held; uses faith.items.scroll to hold.
black fountain pen [6] <description> <color> italics Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
bloodwood oblique pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> roundhand Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
bone stylus [7] scratches
buckeye burl oblique pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> ladies' hand Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
clerk's quill [8] <colour> ink Needs ink.
deep blue fountain pen [9] <description> <color> italics Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
ebony fountain pen [10] <colour> ink Needs ink.
ebony pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> heavy gothic script Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
elegant black fountain pen [11] <description> <colour> ink handwriting Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
elegant golden plume [12] warm cinnamon-coloured ink
enamelled calligraphy brush [13] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink.
expensive ebony calligraphy brush [14] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill. You can also "paint" words on blank paper with this brush (which does not require ink).[1]
gold nib pen [15] <colour> ink Needs ink.
golden quill pen [16] <colour> ink Needs ink.
green glass stylus [17] subtly green-tinted indentations
grey goose quill [18] <colour> ink Needs ink.
holly clockwork pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> italics Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck. This gives off chats.
humble wooden calligraphy brush [19] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
Hwel quill stall in Thespians' Yard messy, scratchy black ink
jaunty crimson plume [20] crimson ink
lacquered calligraphy brush [21]  ?  ?
longtail oblique pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> ornamental script Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
midnight black quill pen [22] <description> <colour> ink secretary hand Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
old leaky quill [23] messy, splotchy dark blue ink &&&&+100 1/9
ornate silver fountain pen [24] <colour> ink Needs ink.
quill [25] ink &&&&+300 3/9
rainbird quill [26] <colour> ink Needs ink.
rose-coloured glass italic pen [27] <description> <colour> handwriting Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
seagull feather quill [28] sepia ink
shimmering blue iris pen [29] <description> <colour> handwriting Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill.
silver dragon fountain pen [30] <colour> ink Needs ink.
silver fountain pen[2] [31] <colour> ink The ink changes colour; see silver fountain pen for details. The current colour is apparent in the description.
silver scrollwork fountain pen [32] <colour> ink Needs ink.
sleek black plume [33] rich black ink flecked with silver
slim black fountain pen [34] <description> <color> italics Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.
slim ivory calligraphy brush [35] <description> <colour> ink calligraphy Needs ink. Description of writing depends on crafts.arts.calligraphy skill. You can also "paint" words on blank paper with this brush (which does not require ink).[3]
souvenir fountain pen [36] <colour> ink Needs ink.
small neat quill [37] fussy green ink
stormy petrel quill [38] <colour> ink Needs ink.
sturdy purple plume [39] rich purple ink
swan's wing plume [40] elegant black ink
swansdown quill [41] <colour> ink Needs ink.
typewriter [42] typed characters "Put" a piece of paper in it, then "type on typewriter".
vulture feather quill [43] <colour> ink Needs ink.
wooden pencil [44] pencil &&&&+300 3/9
zebrawood oblique pen Brookless calligraphy shop <description> <color> copperplate Needs ink. Description of writing seems to take skillcheck.

Books

Item Source Pages Weight (lb) Weight/pages Width (in) Height (in) Print shop copy AM$ Print shop copy AM$/pages Notes
cheap flimsy chapbook purchasable 32 0.2777˙ 0.0087 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&+1196 AM$2.99 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+36 AM$0.09
black book purchasable 25 0.3888˙ 0.0156 3 4 &&&&&&&&&&&+2240 AM$5.60 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+88 AM$0.22 In the Stationery Warehouse: Suddenly a deep voice says out of nowhere: "NO BLACK BOOKS, BAH, STATIONERY SHOPS THESE DAYS!"
ricepaper book purchasable 31 0.3888˙ 0.0126 5 8 &&&&&&&&&&&+6360 AM$15.90 &&&&&&&&&&&&+204 AM$0.51
brown book purchasable, also available from A simple makeshift stall[45] (not listed on Kefka's site) in Sto Plains 25 1.1666˙ 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+4480 AM$11.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+180 AM$0.45
red book purchasable, also available from murky little shop[46] in Ephebe and A simple makeshift stall[47] in Sto Plains (not listed on Kefka's site) 25 0.2777˙ 0.0111˙ 3 6 &&&&&&&&&&&+2016 AM$5.04 &&&&&&&&&&&&+100 AM$0.25
yellow book purchasable, also available from murky little shop[48] in Ephebe (not listed on Kefka's site) 20 0.2777˙ 0.0138˙ 3 6 &&&&&&&&&&&+2240 AM$5.60 &&&&&&&&&&&&+112 AM$0.28
golden book purchasable 25 1.1666˙ 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+6080 AM$15.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+244 AM$0.61
leather-bound book purchasable 25 1.1666˙ 0.0466˙ 3 3 &&&&&&&&&&&+6080 AM$15.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+244 AM$0.61
blue leather-bound book purchasable, also available from murky little shop[49] in Ephebe (not listed on Kefka's site) 30 0.8333˙ 0.0277˙ 7 10 &&&&&&&&&&&+8160 AM$20.40 &&&&&&&&&&&&+272 AM$0.68
imposing black leather-bound book purchasable, loot or npc 20 3.5 0.175 12 12 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}} <adjective> <colour> leather-bound book is similar (stationery is spelt wrong in the notes for the full shop list on Kefka's site)
<adjective> <colour> leather-bound book purchasable 20 2.7222˙ 0.1361˙ 12 12 &&&&&&&&&&+11744 AM$29.36 &&&&&&&&&&&&+588 AM$1.47 imposing black leather-bound book is similar. Adjectives and colours include: metallic bronze, ???
<colour> book purchasable, also available from legibles alcove in the BP Wizards' Guild: Bes Pelargic L-space Bubble#Legibles_shop (shop is not on Kefka's site) 25 2.5 0.1 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&+4480 AM$11.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+180 AM$0.45
ledger purchasable 10 1.1666˙ 0.1166˙ 8 10 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
guest book purchasable 10 1.1666˙ 0.1166˙ 3 3 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}} Cover is written on in Morporkian: Wedding Guests & Happy Memories
cheerful sparkly pink notepad purchasable 20 0.2777˙ 0.0138˙ 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
green notepad purchasable or npc, also not listed on Kefka's site but available from: mosquito watchers in Bes Pelargic or Fat Sandra at Fat Sally's on the Isle of Gods 5 0.1666˙ 0.0333˙ 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
notepad purchasable or npc, also available from but not listed on Kefka's site: Petra Protest in Ankh-Morpork or lost-looking cartographer in Ramtops terrains 10 0.6111˙ 0.0611˙ 2 2 &&&&&&&&&&&+1136 AM$2.84 &&&&&&&&&&&&+112 AM$0.28
cheap papyrus notebook purchasable 16  ??weight??  ??weight/pages??  ??width??  ??height?? &&&&&&&&&&&+1072 AM$2.68 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+68 AM$0.17
bundle of papyrus sheets purchasable 16 0.7222˙ 0.0451 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&+4720 AM$11.80 &&&&&&&&&&&&+296 AM$0.74
scale-embossed book purchasable 32 1.8333˙ 0.0573 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
silver-blue silk book purchasable 32 1.8333˙ 0.0573 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
linen-bound book purchasable 32 1.9444˙ 0.0608 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+19616 AM$49.04 &&&&&&&&&&&&+612 AM$1.53
sturdy pocketbook purchasable 32 2.1666˙ 0.0677 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
speckled fluffy book purchasable 32 2.0555˙ 0.0642 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
slim leather-bound book purchasable 32 2.1666˙ 0.0677 4 6 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}
rumpled leather-bound book purchasable  ??pages??  ??weight??  ??weight/pages??  ??width??  ??height?? {{Dollars|AM$}} {{Dollars|AM$}}  ??notes??

See also

Footnotes

  1. This requires around 36-58 crafts gp, and the result looks like "Written in <size>, <description> calligraphy in Agatean". It can only be done in Agatean and if your skills are too low you may get a garbled result.
  2. Those who can see in octarine see: This polished silver pen sits comfortably in the hand, and the nib is shaped for a flowing, easy to read copperplate. Just above the nib, the shaft has been decorated with a small rainbow, including the eighth colour of the spectrum, octarine. The nib glistens with <colour> ink. The pen shimmers with an octarine rainbow of colourful potentiality.
  3. This requires around 36-58 crafts gp, and the result looks like "Written in <size>, <description> calligraphy in Agatean". It can only be done in Agatean and if your skills are too low you may get a garbled result.