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[[File:BloodQuill.jpg|thumb|The result of the blood quill on Harry Potter.]]
 
A '''quill''' is a writing instrument made from a feather whose tip has been cut into a pointed shape. It is the standard writing instrument in the Wizarding world, as opposed to pens and pencils in the [[Muggle]] world. They usually have to be dipped into [[ink]]. There is a great variety of quills, some plain and simple, some (like [[Fwooper]] quills), more fancy-looking, others enhanced with magical properties.
 
   
Numerous types of feathers are used including Pheasant, [[Eagle]], [[Peacock feathers|Peacock]] ([[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s favourite), and perhaps [[Phoenix]]. [[Augurey]] feathers, however, are no good for this purpose as they repel ink.
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A '''quill''' is a writing instrument made from a feather whose tip has been cut into a pointed shape. It is the standard writing instrument in the Wizarding world, as opposed to pens and pencils in the [[Muggle]] world. They usually have to be dipped into [[ink]]. .
   
In [[1994]], [[Harry Potter]] used an eagle feather quill to write a letter to [[Sirius Black]]. In [[1995]], while at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] for his hearing, he noticed an [[Auror]] dictating a report to his quill. [[Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop]] sells pheasant-feather quills. [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] bought a black-and-gold one during the first [[Hogsmeade]] visit of the [[1995–1996 school year]]. [[Albus Dumbledore]] had a "handsome scarlet quill" on the desk in his office; since it matched the colour of [[Fawkes]]' body feathers, it might have been a phoenix-feather quill.
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== History ==
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In [[1994]], [[Harry Potter]] used an eagle feather quill to write a letter to [[Sirius Black]]. In [[1995]], while at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] for his hearing, he noticed an [[Auror]] dictating a report to his quill.
   
==Types of Quills==
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[[Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop]] sells pheasant-feather quills. [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]] bought a black-and-gold one during the first [[Hogsmeade]] visit of the [[1995–1996 school year]]. [[Albus Dumbledore]] had a "handsome scarlet quill" on the desk in his office; since it matched the colour of [[Fawkes]]' body feathers, it might have been a phoenix-feather quill.
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==Types of quills==
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[[File:Peacock-quill-lrg.png|thumb|left|a peacock quill|149x149px]]There is a great variety of quills, some plain and simple, some (like [[Fwooper]] quills), more fancy-looking, others enhanced with magical properties.
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Numerous types of feathers are used including Pheasant, [[Eagle]], [[Peacock feathers|Peacock]] ([[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s favourite), and perhaps [[Phoenix]]. [[Augurey]] feathers, however, are no good for this purpose as they repel ink
 
===[[Anti-Cheating Quill]]s===
 
===[[Anti-Cheating Quill]]s===
 
*Used at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during written exams. They are charmed with an [[Anti-Cheating spell]], making it impossible to cheat.
 
*Used at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] during written exams. They are charmed with an [[Anti-Cheating spell]], making it impossible to cheat.
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*They are banned during written exams at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]]. They probably write their own answers.
 
*They are banned during written exams at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts School]]. They probably write their own answers.
   
===[[Dolores Umbridge]]'s [[Blood Quill]]===
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===[[Dolores Umbridge]]'s [[Black Quill]]===
[[File:Blood_Quill.jpg|thumb|The [[Blood Quill]].]]
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[[File:Blood_Quill.jpg|thumb|The [[Black Quill]].]]
*This quill does not use ink, but uses the writer's own blood to mark the paper. Harry had to use this quill to write lines in [[1995]] while serving detentions with Professor Umbridge. His hand is now permanently scarred with ''I must not tell lies'' from writing with this quill. [[Lee Jordan]] also was forced to use this quill for joking about a rule Professor Umbridge imposed. After [[Dumbledore's Army]] was uncovered all of its members were put into detention and had to write lines with this sort of quill.
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*This quill does not use ink, but uses the writer's own blood to mark the paper. Harry had to use this quill to write lines in [[1995]] while serving detentions with Professor Umbridge. His hand is now permanently scarred with ''I must not tell lies'' from writing with this quill. [[Lee Jordan]] also was forced to use this quill for joking about a rule Professor Umbridge imposed. 
   
 
===[[Magical Quill]]===
 
===[[Magical Quill]]===
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===[[Sugar Quill]]s===
 
===[[Sugar Quill]]s===
*A confection that looks like a writing quill, so that it can be nibbled on discreetly during classes. This treat is [[File:Quill-lrg.png|thumb|A blue quill on [[Pottermore]].]]sold at [[Honeydukes|Honeydukes Sweetshop]].
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*A confection that looks like a writing quill, so that it can be nibbled on discreetly during classes. This treat is sold at [[Honeydukes|Honeydukes Sweetshop]].
   
 
===[[Smart-Answer Quill]]s===
 
===[[Smart-Answer Quill]]s===
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==Appearences==
 
==Appearences==
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book)]]''
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book)]] ''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (book)]] ''
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]] ''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]] ''
 
 
*''[[Pottermore]] ''
 
*''[[Pottermore]] ''
   

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Quill-lrg
Quill
Object information
Usage

Writing

Owners

Most of the Wizarding world Some Muggles

"Quills are useful for writing."
—Description [src]

A quill is a writing instrument made from a feather whose tip has been cut into a pointed shape. It is the standard writing instrument in the Wizarding world, as opposed to pens and pencils in the Muggle world. They usually have to be dipped into ink. .

History Edit

In 1994, Harry Potter used an eagle feather quill to write a letter to Sirius Black. In 1995, while at the Ministry of Magic for his hearing, he noticed an Auror dictating a report to his quill.

Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop sells pheasant-feather quills. Hermione bought a black-and-gold one during the first Hogsmeade visit of the 1995–1996 school year. Albus Dumbledore had a "handsome scarlet quill" on the desk in his office; since it matched the colour of Fawkes' body feathers, it might have been a phoenix-feather quill.

Types of quillsEdit

Peacock-quill-lrg

a peacock quill

There is a great variety of quills, some plain and simple, some (like Fwooper quills), more fancy-looking, others enhanced with magical properties.

Numerous types of feathers are used including Pheasant, Eagle, Peacock (Gilderoy Lockhart's favourite), and perhaps Phoenix. Augurey feathers, however, are no good for this purpose as they repel ink

Anti-Cheating QuillsEdit

Auto-Answer QuillsEdit

  • They are banned during written exams at Hogwarts School. They probably write their own answers.

Dolores Umbridge's Black QuillEdit

Blood Quill

The Black Quill.

  • This quill does not use ink, but uses the writer's own blood to mark the paper. Harry had to use this quill to write lines in 1995 while serving detentions with Professor Umbridge. His hand is now permanently scarred with I must not tell lies from writing with this quill. Lee Jordan also was forced to use this quill for joking about a rule Professor Umbridge imposed. 

Magical QuillEdit

  • Detects the birth of each wizard or witch, then writes his or her name down in a large parchment book at Hogwarts. The Deputy Head checks the book every year, and then sends owls to these children as they approach their eleventh birthdays to invite them to attend Hogwarts.

Quick-Quotes QuillEdit

  • Great for reporters, this quill writes what the speaker dictates - often exaggerating the story. Rita Skeeter has an acid green one.

Self-Inking QuillsEdit

  • These quills are sold at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, these quills probably ink themselves without needing to be manually dipped in an inkwell.

Sugar QuillsEdit

  • A confection that looks like a writing quill, so that it can be nibbled on discreetly during classes. This treat is sold at Honeydukes Sweetshop.

Smart-Answer QuillsEdit

Spell-Checking QuillsEdit

Self-Spelling QuillsEdit

  • Presumably similar to the above and a banned deviced in examinations.

AppearencesEdit

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