The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted the hidden link in our ‘You ask, we answer’ blog post from 19 July, which took you to an interview J.K. Rowling gave in 2000. In that interview was some interesting information about a Magical Quill, located in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The Magical Quill detects the birth of a magical child & writes their name down in a large book. Every year, Professor McGonagall checks the book and sends owls to the children who are turning eleven, to inform them they have a place at Hogwarts. Each day for seven days, from 31 July to 6 August,
We will be placing a clue on the Pottermore homepage to help you locate The Magical Quill. If you find it, you’ll have chance to gain early access to Pottermore. There will be a new clue every day, and each clue will relate to a different book in the Harry Potter series.
On Day 1 the clue will relate to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, on Day 2 the clue will relate to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and so forth. The clues will also vary in difficulty. On Days 1-3 the clues will be harder, and on Days 4-7 the clues will be easier. To find The Magical Quill, you need to solve..
..the clue and add the answer to the end of the web address. This will lead you to a website where The Magical Quill will be located while early access places are available. The Magical Quill’s location will change every day.