Quill of Carving Item in Melyria | World Anvil

Quill of Carving

The Quill of Carving is specialised writing and drawing tool enchanted and manufactured by the Royal Academy of Knowledge of Tel'Taurn Tal, mostly used in the marking of materials, samples, research areas or to carve runes and magical diagrams on items one usually wouldn't write on. This is because this quill, as the name suggests, doesn't exactly use ink, paint, coal or any typical writing medium. It literally carves an indentation to mediums like leather, wood, bone, glass, softer metals like gold and minerals that are not too hard or not too fragile for carving.

Quill recognizes the density and the hardness of the carving material, to avoid accidentally ruined clothes or papers, and any possible injuries which might come from such a tool hitting living flesh. As a carving tool, the Quill of Carving is much more gentle and able to do a lot smaller and cleaner indents as a chisel, however, it isn't made for artistry and as such not a tool for incredible masterpieces. As a marking tool, though, it is irreplaceable for those who attempt to make quick and clear markings on surfaces other than traditional paper.

Quill of Carving cannot mark lead, due to lead's magic warding properties.

Manufacturing process

Supply of the Quills of Carving is limited, as they are specially made to the Royal Academy of Knowledge of Tel'Taurn Tal, and custom made. The nib of the Quill must be made from magically charged crystal, attached to a feather from a bird that carves wood, usually one of a woodpecker. The enchanting process usually takes about a week.

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Raw materials & Components
Feather of a Woodpecker or another wood-carving bird, and writing nib made out of crystal, like Glimstone, Firestone or Vontiaty


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Jul 10, 2021 15:16 by Bob O'Brien

Not sure what you're doing, but this was the second of your articles that I could not get to because the link in the Notification brought me to your world page instead of the article. Are you changing the article slug AFTER you're posting it? I suggest you check your competition page and make sure that all of your summercamp entries are accessible!

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Jul 11, 2021 12:49 by Tiirikka

Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, this problem has plagued me the whole SummerCamp, for some reason, it seems that when I post a link to my entries to discord to my friends, in 20 mins or so it might stop working, regardless have I edited the entry at all after I posted the link... I'm starting to wonder if there is some bug or delay on the script that makes the slugs or something. Even if I manually edit the slug, it might still use whatever the slug was previously, like, an hour later before switching the one I made it use... But I'm happy someone else notices there is something going on than just me. xD I was paranoid that I was accidentally hitting extra buttons or something when copy-pasting my URLs to Discords. xDDD It's weird...

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