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| [[sheet of papyrus|{{abbr|sheet of papyrus|This is a sheet of papyrus of good quality.}}]] || {{Itemdb|3778|purchasable}}, also not listed on Kefka's site but available from: guild supplies store in DJB [[Guild of Embalmers]] || 18.00 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} ||  
 
| [[sheet of papyrus|{{abbr|sheet of papyrus|This is a sheet of papyrus of good quality.}}]] || {{Itemdb|3778|purchasable}}, also not listed on Kefka's site but available from: guild supplies store in DJB [[Guild of Embalmers]] || 18.00 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} ||  
 
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| [[piece of writing paper|{{abbr|piece of writing paper|This is a nice sheet of writing paper.}}]] || {{Itemdb|205|purchasable or npc}}. also not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: Aunie's General Store in Genua, William de Worde/businessman (around Speedwell Street) in Ankh-Morpork  || 4.50 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} ||  
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| [[piece of writing paper|{{abbr|piece of writing paper|This is a nice sheet of writing paper.}}]] || {{Itemdb|205|purchasable or npc}}. also not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: Aunie's General Store in Genua, William de Worde/businessman (around Speedwell Street) in Ankh-Morpork, tearing a page from [[notepad]]/[[yellow book]]/[[red book]] || 4.50 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} ||  
 
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| [[Piece of writing paper with COLOUR edges|{{abbr|piece of writing paper with <colour> edges|This is a nice sheet of writing paper with the edges dyed <colour>.}}]] || {{Itemdb|1221|purchasable}} || 4.50 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} || Edge colours available, pale pink, black, grey, white, brown, violet, blue, moss green, yellow, orange, red, ???
 
| [[Piece of writing paper with COLOUR edges|{{abbr|piece of writing paper with <colour> edges|This is a nice sheet of writing paper with the edges dyed <colour>.}}]] || {{Itemdb|1221|purchasable}} || 4.50 || 8 || 12 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} || Edge colours available, pale pink, black, grey, white, brown, violet, blue, moss green, yellow, orange, red, ???
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| [[sheet of parchment|{{abbr|sheet of parchment|This is a sheet of good quality parchment.  Clearly, someone thought that writing was extremely important, to go to the effort of producing such a beautiful, smooth, translucent piece of soft supple skin as this.}}]] || {{Itemdb|88|purchasable}}, or from tearing a page from blank books from Ecclesiastical Curiosity Shop || 11.00 || 4 || 6 || {{Dollars|AM$0.716}} ||  
 
| [[sheet of parchment|{{abbr|sheet of parchment|This is a sheet of good quality parchment.  Clearly, someone thought that writing was extremely important, to go to the effort of producing such a beautiful, smooth, translucent piece of soft supple skin as this.}}]] || {{Itemdb|88|purchasable}}, or from tearing a page from blank books from Ecclesiastical Curiosity Shop || 11.00 || 4 || 6 || {{Dollars|AM$0.716}} ||  
 
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| [[small piece of cigarette paper|{{abbr|small piece of cigarette paper|item description}}]] || {{Itemdb|651|purchasable}}, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: [[book of cigarette papers]][http://dw.daftjunk.com/items/index.php?item=649] || 0.99 or less || 1 || 2 || {{Dollars|AM$}} ||  
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| [[small piece of cigarette paper|{{abbr|small piece of cigarette paper|item description}}]] || {{Itemdb|651|purchasable}}, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: [[book of cigarette papers]][http://dw.daftjunk.com/items/index.php?item=649] || 0.99 or less || 1 || 2 || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> ||
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| [[large piece of cigarette paper|{{abbr|large piece of cigarette paper|This is a large piece of paper that you can use for rolling your own cigarettes.}}]] || {{Itemdb|650|purchasable}}, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: [[book of large cigarette papers]][http://dw.daftjunk.com/items/index.php?item=5097] || 0.99 or less || 1 || 4 || <nowiki>{{Dollars|AM$}}</nowiki> ||
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| [[sheet of glittery pink paper with a prancing cartoon pony|{{abbr|sheet of glittery pink paper with a prancing cartoon pony|This is a sheet of flimsy paper, dyed a candyfloss pink and dusted with pretty sparkly glitter.  A smiling pale blue pony, with a yellow and white daisy on its bum, cavorts around in the bottom right-hand corner.}}]] || not on Kefka's website, this is available from tearing a page from [[cheerful sparkly pink notepad]][http://dw.daftjunk.com/items/index.php?item=7656] || 3.00 || 4 || 6 || {{Dollars|AM$0.354}} ||  
 
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| [[large piece of cigarette paper|{{abbr|large piece of cigarette paper|This is a large piece of paper that you can use for rolling your own cigarettes.}}]] || {{Itemdb|650|purchasable}}, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: [[book of large cigarette papers]][http://dw.daftjunk.com/items/index.php?item=5097] || 0.99 or less || 1 || 4 || {{Dollars|AM$}} ||
 
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| [[scrap of paper|{{abbr|scrap of paper|This is a a plain scrap of paper.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4036|npc}} || 2.00 || 3 || 6 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} || Comes with various messages (but more can be wrote on them): Written in ink in Morporkian: >To John, >Meet me on my ship. >John Brown — To the sweetest little girl, >Meet me where we first met. >Sir Ernests
 
| [[scrap of paper|{{abbr|scrap of paper|This is a a plain scrap of paper.}}]] || {{Itemdb|4036|npc}} || 2.00 || 3 || 6 || {{Dollars|AM$0.05}} || Comes with various messages (but more can be wrote on them): Written in ink in Morporkian: >To John, >Meet me on my ship. >John Brown — To the sweetest little girl, >Meet me where we first met. >Sir Ernests
 
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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

If a book has any pages torn out, copies can't be made of it at the print shop.

Item Source Pages Weight (lb) Weight/pages Width (in) Height (in) Print shop per copy(20) AM$ Print shop AM$/pages Notes
cheap flimsy chapbook purchasable 32 0.2777˙ 0.0087 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&+800 AM$2.00 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+24 AM$0.06
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$0.68
imposing black leather-bound book purchasable 20 3.5 0.175 12 12 {{Dollars|AM$}} {{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 0.6111˙ 0.0382 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&+880 AM$2.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+56 AM$0.14
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 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
silver-blue silk book purchasable 32 1.8333˙ 0.0573 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
linen-bound book purchasable 32 1.9444˙ 0.0608 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
sturdy pocketbook purchasable 32 2.1666˙ 0.0677 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
speckled fluffy book purchasable 32 2.0555˙ 0.0642 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
slim leather-bound book purchasable 32 2.1666˙ 0.0677 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91
rumpled leather-bound book purchasable 32 1.6111˙ 0.0504 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&+11680 AM$29.20 &&&&&&&&&&&&+364 AM$0.91

Papers

Print shop prices for single papers are charged A$0.002 per 10 characters, plus the base paper price.

Item Source Weight (grams) Width (in) Height (in) Print shop copy AM$ Notes
sheet of cheap writing paper purchasable, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: cheap flimsy chapbook[50] 3.00 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&+8 AM$0.02
sheet of cheap papyrus not on Kefka's website, this is available from tearing a page from cheap papyrus notebook[51] 13.00 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+16 AM$0.042
sheet of papyrus purchasable, also not listed on Kefka's site but available from: guild supplies store in DJB Guild of Embalmers 18.00 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+20 AM$0.05
piece of writing paper purchasable or npc. also not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: Aunie's General Store in Genua, William de Worde/businessman (around Speedwell Street) in Ankh-Morpork, tearing a page from notepad/yellow book/red book 4.50 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+20 AM$0.05
piece of writing paper with <colour> edges purchasable 4.50 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+20 AM$0.05 Edge colours available, pale pink, black, grey, white, brown, violet, blue, moss green, yellow, orange, red, ???
piece of <colour>-edged writing paper purchasable 4.50 8 12 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+20 AM$0.05 Edge colours available: black, yellow, blue, red, brown, ???
sheet of parchment purchasable, or from tearing a page from blank books from Ecclesiastical Curiosity Shop 11.00 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&&&+286 AM$0.716
small piece of cigarette paper purchasable, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: book of cigarette papers[52] 0.99 or less 1 2 {{Dollars|AM$}}
large piece of cigarette paper purchasable, not mentioned on Kefka's site but available from: book of large cigarette papers[53] 0.99 or less 1 4 {{Dollars|AM$}}
sheet of glittery pink paper with a prancing cartoon pony not on Kefka's website, this is available from tearing a page from cheerful sparkly pink notepad[54] 3.00 4 6 &&&&&&&&&&&&+141 AM$0.354
scrap of paper npc 2.00 3 6 &&&&&&&&&&&&&+20 AM$0.05 Comes with various messages (but more can be wrote on them): Written in ink in Morporkian: >To John, >Meet me on my ship. >John Brown — To the sweetest little girl, >Meet me where we first met. >Sir Ernests

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.