Pottermore Clues: Beta Sign Up Closed!

Pottermore

Pottermore is simple still, but we're all hoping that they kept some of the goodies from us Beta Testers!
Pottermore is simple still, but we're all hoping that they kept some of the goodies from us Beta Testers!

Harry Potter is never over!

If you've been down and in a depressed-like state for the past couple weeks, ever since the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere in fact, then it's probably because you are upset about the end of the Harry Potter generation.

Well, I'm here to tell you that IT'S NOT OVER!

For the past 7 days, millions of Harry Potter fans around the world have been watching one site: pottermore.com.

Pottermore will be an interactive website where you will be able to go through the Harry Potter books chapter by chapter. You will be sorted and have to purchase materials for your first year at Hogwarts. If you are sorted into a house other than Gryffindor, you will learn more about the history of that house as well as who the prefects and what other current events are in your common room!

Early registration is now closed, but here is how it worked.

The significance of the number 7 is prevalent everywhere in the series!
The significance of the number 7 is prevalent everywhere in the series!

We asked the fans to not be selfish.

There were already enough people trying to get into Pottermore. We asked that they please not make multiple accounts. This is only Beta Testing! This means that they were only allowing us to get in early so that we can go through everything and report problems. They're doing this so that the site will be perfect for us in October.

My ONE account for Pottermore is under my student's name Irisa Verity. My username is KeyGoblet105. =) Look for me if you can!
My ONE account for Pottermore is under my student's name Irisa Verity. My username is KeyGoblet105. =) Look for me if you can!
Register for Pottermore!
Register for Pottermore!

Rules for finding the quill.

Suffice it to say, I'm super excited. The site does not open until October, but this week there were 7 chances to register early. Each day, the Magical Quill had a clue. on July 31st, the clue pertained to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (American title). On August 2nd, the clue pertained to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and so on.

The registration URL.

You just had to read the clue, figure out that answer, and then go to the appropriate page to find and click on the Magic Quill. Just like the above example explains, if the clue eas 70, then you needed to add it to the URL quill.pottermore.com/70.

Each day, I added the latest clue and answer to this hub.

Read the following to see our (the fans') journey. =)

Pottermore Clue Day 1
Pottermore Clue Day 1
Day 1 is closed!
Day 1 is closed!

Day 1, Clue 1, Book 1

“How many breeds of owls were offered on the Eeylops Owl Emporium sign, then multiply this number by 49.”

Answer: Eeylops Owl Emporium sells tawny, screech, barn, brown, and snowy owls. This is 5 breeds. 5 multiplied by 49 is 245.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 245, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/245 in order to register early for the website.

Pottermore Clue Day 2
Pottermore Clue Day 2
Day 2 is closed!
Day 2 is closed!

Day 2, Clue 2, Book 2

"What is the number of the chapter in which Professor McGonagall cancels the Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff? Multiply this number by 42."

Answer: Chapter 14 is when this happens in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 14 multiplied by 42 is 588.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 588, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/588 in order to register early for the website.

Pottermore Clue Day 3
Pottermore Clue Day 3
Day 3 is closed!
Day 3 is closed!

Day 3, Clue 3, Book 3

“In the Gryffindor versus Slytherin Quidditch match, in Harry's third year, how many points is Gryffindor leading by before Harry catches the Golden Snitch? Multiply this number by 35.”

Answer: Griffindor was leading by 60 points before Harry caught the snitch. 60 multiplied by 35 is 2100.

Pottermore Clue Day 4
Pottermore Clue Day 4
Day 4 is closed!
Day 4 is closed!

Day 4, Clue 4, Book 4

"How many students take part in the Triwizard Tournament during Harry's fourth year? Multiply this number by 28."

Answer: 4 Students are selected for the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 4 multiplied by 28 is 112.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 112, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/112. The site had technical difficulties with the challenge, so it was easy. That url redirected you to the page that says, "Congratulations, you've found the quill!" and there was a button to register.

Pottermore Clue Day 5
Pottermore Clue Day 5
Day 5 is closed!
Day 5 is closed!

Day 5, Clue 5, Book 5

"What is the house number of the Headquarters for The Order of the Phoenix in Grimmauld Place? Multiply this number by 21."

Answer: Grimmauld Place's house number is 12. 12 multiplied by 21 is 252.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 252, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/112. The URL redirected you to Scholastic's website. The quill was once more in an ad near the top of the page. There were many quills, and you had to click on the one with a glow around it. This would have taken you to the page to register.

Pottermore Clue Day 6
Pottermore Clue Day 6
Day 6 is closed!
Day 6 is closed!

Day 6, Clue 6, Book 6

"How many chapters are there in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Multiply this number by 14.

Answer: There are 30 chapters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. 30 multiply 14 is 420.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 420, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/420. It would have redirected you to Universal Studio's Wizarding World of Harry Potter page. You had to wait through the intro and then click on the glowing quill, which would have taken you to the page to register.

Pottermore Clue Day 7
Pottermore Clue Day 7
Day 7, the last day of registration, is closed!
Day 7, the last day of registration, is closed!

Day 7, Clue 7, Book 7

"How many Deathly Hallows are there? Multiply this number by 7."

Answer: There are 3 Deathly Hallows: the ring, the wand, and the cloak. 3 multiplied by 7 is 21.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 21, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/21. It would have directed you to the Parseltongue Translator page on Warner Brother's website. If you skipped through the intro, you would see quills in yet another ad at the top of the page. You had to click on the correct one, which took you to the page to register.

Did you make the cut?

Were you able to find the clue in time and register? I hope so! Congratulations to everyone who made in. To those who didn't: there's still October! As two of my favorite characters would say, "CONSTANT VIGILANCE" (Alastar "Mad Eye" Moody), and of course, "Don't let the muggles get you down!" (Ronald Weasley).

VOTE!

Whether you were able to or not, tell us below! =)

  • YES. I got in!
  • NO. I found the clue, but I didn't find the answer/didn't register on time!
  • NO. I didn't find the quill on time to even find the clue. =(
See results without voting

UPDATE DECEMBER 15, 2011.

Because of the site taking much more time and planning than they originally thought (they use excuse of wanting to make it PERFECT for us XD) and also because of a close call on yet another person trying to spill the secrets before they're actually announced, they've decided to extend the Pottermore Beta period.

Hagrid as depicted by an avid HP fan.
Hagrid as depicted by an avid HP fan. | Source

Pottermore Insider is keeping everyone entertained currently with articles going chapter by chapter of the first book. They're showing pictures fans have drawn to depict the different characters of the book. =)

I'm as eager as you to see what Pottermore will release once they've finally come out of the Beta phase! I hope it's soon. Keep up with Pottermore Insider and let me know if you catch Some of the latest news before me!

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Hii 5 years ago

What time was the clue posted? (:


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

I hear it was posted at 3:55 am EST. =) I don't know if they'll do that again for day 2, but it was supposed to come out sometime after 8 AM in England (5 hours ahead of EST), so about an hour later isn't too much. Good luck trying for day 2! =)


Diana 5 years ago

where do you find the clues??


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Each day, the clue will be with the Magic Quill on the main page. Because I didn't get to it the first day, I am only assuming, but I think you have to click on the Magic Quill in order to get the clue. =) Good luck!


Ariel 5 years ago

I have been up all night refreshing potter more it is 2:48 am where I live! Tick tock!


Gabrielle 5 years ago

omg i'm staying awake for this! its now 3 where i live and i'm anxiously waiting!


Ariel 5 years ago

Now it is 3:12 but I will not give up refresh!!!!!!!!!!


Ariel 5 years ago

I am glad I can not sleep


jayfeatherrocks 5 years ago

i live in nz and i was asleep when the first clue came out i really wanted to find it do you no what time it came out in nz time


Liz 5 years ago

The answer for today is 588 then click on the picture of the quill.


wdqwdq 5 years ago

clue 2 is out

What is the number of the chapter in which Professor McGonagall cancels the Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff?

Multiply this number by 42.

Answer: Chapter 7~~~~(294)


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks for all the comments! =)

@Ariel: Oh my goodness, you were up late! I hear that it came out at 5 am EST this morning. I hope you got in!

@Gabrielle: I hope you got in! =)

@jayfeatherrocks: It came out at 3 am on day 1 (4 PM in NZ, I think), and 4 am on day 2 (5 PM in NZ I think). It looks like it's coming out an hour later every day, so if you did not get in today, try around 6 PM NZ time (5 AM EST).

@Liz: Thanks for the help!I hope it got more people in.

@wdqwdq: Thanks! =) Adding that now.

ALSO. @everyone: There are twitter accounts that are announcing when the clue is out! Follow @hp_batsignal and/or @CheckPottermore on twitter, and set to text notification!


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Thanks for posting this hub....I have some Harry Potter fans in the house...who seem to be experiencing a Harry Potter let down...now that the ride appears to be over. I am forwarding this to them....once again thanks for sharing this information.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Sure thing! I completely understand the listlessness and lost feeling about Harry Potter being "over." Good luck to them getting into Pottermore! =)


aban 5 years ago

i've already register in pottermore. what is the next thing will happen? just curious.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

You will be getting two emails. The first one you should get immediately. It is a confirmation email. Be sure to confirm your account, or you will have to start from the beginning all over again!

The second email you will get later. I think that one will go out at the end of this clue week. I'm not sure what all will be in there, but I'm sure that most of it will be help about navigating the website, etc.

The website itself has multiple tasks that you will need to finish. =) Buying materials for class, robes, books, etc., and being sorted! And then you will be able to experience the books first hand, chapter by chapter! I think you will be allowed to choose at certain points what to do.

I'm sure that as we go, we'll see more of what the site will entail. =) For now, just be sure that you've confirmed your account, and then wait! That second email will be sent out in another 5 days or so.


Lissy 5 years ago

The second email is a welcome email letting you know when you can enter the site. Right now, it doesn't have much in it. I stayed up late with my friends and got registered at about 3:00am CST on the first day. By 4:00am CST, registration was already closed, so act fast if you want to get in. Also, the validation email doesn't always come right away. Mine came about an hour later even though my friend got hers right away.


Hi 5 years ago

I woke up at 4:00 and it said it was closed. I'm very sad.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Lissy: Thanks for the updated information!

@Hi: I hope you get in tomorrow morning then. Good luck!

@Everyone: Pottermore Insider has given us a clue as to when the next clue might come out! http://insider.pottermore.com/2011/07/magical-quil...

I've also updated above with more details. =) Good luck, everyone!


Kaitlyn 5 years ago

Ok the 2nd clue was posted around 5-5:30 a.m. eastern time and i got up to answer the clue and got it right!! But you also have to find the quill on the website it takes you to. I didnt know that so therefore I was not able to register. I'm trying again for #3. I would suggest having the 3rd book right next to you, thats what i did and it worked wonders. :) Good Luck to everyone!!!


anne 5 years ago

how to find the day 3 clue? i open during the 2nd day when it said day1 close but i cant see any clue there..


Annie 5 years ago

HELP!!!!!!!!!! The page isn't opening! It just says the invisibility cloak must have been thrown over. I thought I had the answer right but maybe not.


WildSun76 5 years ago

The answer to clue 3 is 60.

60*35=2100

Good luck!!!


kaylon 5 years ago

the quill is on the right, it looks like an ad and you'll have to levitate the quill


Nick 5 years ago

I found the magical quill but it seems the page dosent want to open. Help please!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Kaitlyn: Good luck! =) I hope you got in!

@anne: You have to get on during the time that the clue is up! Good luck! =)

@Annie: You had the answer! That page is because of so many people being on at the same time. =) Good luck! I hope you got in!

@WildSun76: Thanks for the heads up. =) GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.

@Kaylon: Thanks for helping everyone. You have to move your cursor from left to right to levitate the quill.

@Nick: You have to move the cursor from left to right! =) GOOD LUCK.

IT LOOKS LIKE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Registration is up about an hour each day. I hope you all got in! =)


Caroline 5 years ago

I got in!!!

All comments were really helpful! Thank you!!! :)


Fuzz 5 years ago

Found the clue and the answer AND registered but still haven't got a conformation email =(


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Bohemian88 5 years ago

@Fuzz - It will take a few hours, go to sleep and check when you wake up... it'll magically appear ;)

Day 3, Clue 3, Book 3

“In the Gryffindor versus Slytherin Quidditch match, in Harry's third year, how many points is Gryffindor leading by before Harry catches the Golden Snitch? ?Multiply this number by 35.”

Answer: Griffindor was leading by 60 points before Harry caught the snitch. 60 multiplied by 35 is 2100.

Using the clue.

Because the answer to the clue is 2100, you would have put quill.pottermore.com/2100 which redirects you to this article:?http://www3.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/20... you have to “levitate” the quill in the ad to the right by wiggling your mouse back and forth steadily.


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Bohemian88 5 years ago

And I think they are making the registration an hour to an hour and a half later every day, to give everyone a chance... First clue was said to be between 3 and 4 EST... 2nd was between 4 and 5 EST... and 3rd was between 5 and 6 EST...


Fuzz 5 years ago

@Bohemian88- Thanks!! I just got it!! And from where I am, its just 5pm, so no need to sleep :P


ritambhara 5 years ago

at what the clue are actually posted as per the indian time. i tried for 3 days but no luck please help


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Caroline: YAY. Congrats! =)

@Fuzz: Glad to see it worked for you! =) Congrats!

@Bohemian88: Thanks so much for all the help! =) Greatly appreciated.

@ritambhara: I hope I'm seeing the timezone map correctly...But according to your time, the clue came out today at 3 AM (in India). Check tomorrow at 4 AM. =) It looks like they're doing it an hour later every day. If you want, you can follow @hp_batsignal and/or @CheckPottermore on Twitter and have notifications sent to your phone. You will get a text at the appropriate time, which will wake you up so that you can find the clue!

@everyone: Congrats to everyone who got in this morning, and good luck for those who are going to try tomorrow! =)


Nick 5 years ago

Thankyou for all the people who helped me


Sandmoon 5 years ago

I GOT IN! I DID IT! I AM SO HAPPY!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Hey, just wanted everyone to know that there's a hint that the next clue will actually be out between 9 AM and 1 PM EST time. Good luck to those trying to get in later! =)


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

THE CLUE IS UP.


Irissa 5 years ago

Due to your link to times the clue would be posted, I was able to set an alarm and sign up for Pottermore this morning. Thanks!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Irissa: You're welcome! =)

@Everyone: Registration is already closed! It was only open for 30 minutes today. I hope everyone got in. =)


Hi 5 years ago

I DID IT but the e-mail is taking forever. How long did it take for you guys to get the e-mail.


ritambhara 5 years ago

missed it again. day 4 registrations closed.sad but hope still alive for 3 more days. pray 4 me ppl


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Hi: Sometimes the email takes longer. =) I hope you get it soon. Good luck!

@ritambhara: Bummer! =( I hope you get it today!

@everyone: THE CLUE IS UP RIGHT NOW.


savannah (gobletwizard121) 5 years ago

I got in! YAYY. my first day trying too. I even watched the movie to refresh my memory this morning! lol but I googled the answer. & as long as you put it in within the first hour you should get in. & it was tricky bc they had the quill in a little advertisement box that you wouldnt think to look at!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@savannah: congratulations! =D I'm so happy for you.

@everyone: This just in - update from Pottermore about the timing of the last two clue releases: Day 6 (August 5th) will be between 1:30 PM & 4 PM BST. Day 7, the final day, will be between 12:30 AM & 3 AM BST on August 6th http://bit.ly/nlr02T


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

LAST DAY. THE CLUE IS UP RIGHT NOW.


Maddie 5 years ago

Clue 7 is up!


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

And that's a rap! Early Registration is now closed. =) Congrats to all who got in!

To those who didn't, remember! "CONSTANT VIGILANCE!"

Don't let the muggles get you down. =) See you at Pottermore!


Meisjunk 5 years ago

I made it on the third day ;D did you make it too? I want to thank you for keeping me posted with the clues! I wanted to know what the other clues were.


XxTristanxX 5 years ago

OOPS! my bad Dx I put your name under the name slot but I meant to put it under the Comment box. Sorry.


Michael 5 years ago

I hate it.......i wanted to find the clue but it comes up past midnight in my country......SO UNFAIR! ;(


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Tristant: Haha that's fine! XD I was confused at first, but I figured that's what happened. =) Glad I was able to help out.

@Michael: =( Bummer! Remember that this is just Beta Testing. The site will be open to everyone in October! Constant Vigilance! ^_^ And until then, Don't let the muggles get you down.


Hi 5 years ago

Did anyone get the Welcome e-mail yet. I know it might take a while but I'm too excited to wait.


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Bohemian88 5 years ago

ME TOO! But, alas, no... still no email... I managed to get myself signed in the second day of clues, so, we'll see!

I'll keep ya posted when I get in!! ;)


LightDraconis145 5 years ago

OMG!!!!

I CANT WAIT FOR THAT E-MAIL TO COMMMEEE!!!

ARRRGGH

checking my email every 5 mins and logging in eventhough i know i cant go in T.T


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Has anyone gotten their email yet? =) The website was just claiming to be too busy; could this possibly mean that the first round of Beta Testers have been allowed into the site?! I hope so! ^_^ Let us know as soon as you all get your emails!


Check 5 years ago

there were different times for each clue each day


Hi 5 years ago

Is there maybe some type of order with the e-mail. Some people are guessing it's first day first, second day second and so on. I hope that's not true because I got in the forth day.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@Check: Yep, there sure were! =) I hope you got in!

@Hi: I don't know if there's an order. Pottermore doesn't specify one. All they say is that this is 1 million people who get into the website early. I got in on the third day myself. Here's to hoping they just scramble it up! =)


Hi 5 years ago

I just got another congratulation e-mail. It definitely wasn't a welcome e-mail because it said keep checking your e-mail until you get the other one. Weird right?


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Haha, I know right! They're sending out emails telling people congratulations but we can't yet actually do it. It's the next step though! =) Now we only have to wait until the third email that says we can actually get into the website. Antsy is my new name! XD


Hi 5 years ago

HOLY COW, the sign in thing is there. I bet they are letting people in.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

I see it too! =D And I hear from a bunch of people who have gotten their actual welcoming emails. afkljrkjfk I can't wait! XD


anonymus 5 years ago

gosh, when will my email come!


Me! 5 years ago

Thank you so much, I have a Pottermore account and without this page I wouldn't have


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Hang in there to those who still have yet to receive their emails! promise they're on their way! =)

@Me! YAY I'm so glad I could help! ^_^ Have fun!


Me 4 years ago

ok. it's WAY past october. I can't even find a page to register. WHAT THE HELL?!!!!!!! I have been REALLY frustrated not being able to registrate! I didn't get in when they were posting the questions!!!! HELP ME!!!!!


Ginny 4 years ago

yeah, same here :( @Me


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Because of the site taking much more time and planning than they originally thought (they use the excuse of wanting to make it PERFECT for us XD) and also because of a close call on yet another person trying to spill the secrets before they're actually announced, they've decided to extend the Pottermore Beta period.

Here's a link to the Pottermore Insider article about it. http://insider.pottermore.com/2011/10/making-potte...

Pottermore Insider is keeping everyone entertained currently with articles going chapter by chapter of the first book. They're showing pictures fans have drawn to depict the different characters of the book. =)

I'm as eager as you to see what Pottermore will release once they've finally come out of the Beta phase!

I hope it's soon. Keep up with Pottermore Insider and let me know if you catch some of the latest news before me!

(Also updated above with the same information.)


Shaula 4 years ago

am i too late to register?


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Yes, it's too late to register for the Beta. =(

BUT. Pottermore has been down for a couple days now. I'm hoping it's so that they can put in the last couple of surprises before opening it to the public. I hope you are able to register for it soon! *crosses fingers for good luck*

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