The Book of Unwritten Tales

Shad Mar 9, 2013 @ 2:59pm
Won't let me write in Book of Death
I've checked among a couple of walk-throughs, and I've done as much as I can until I write Wilbur's name in the Book of Death, except it won't let me write in it. Any suggestions?
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mendel Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
Well, if Death won't let you write in the book, maybe you ought to distract him somehow. While Death is distracted, you're free to write your name into the book.
Shad Mar 9, 2013 @ 6:18pm 
No, I mean, I can't even try to use the feather & ink to write in the book. Death doesn't have a clue that I'm trying to write in the book.
mendel Mar 9, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Have you combined the feather and the ink? Also, do you know why you need to die, i.e. have you examined the gateway after you got the quest to use it?
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Shad Mar 13, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
I've tried combining the feather and the ink, but other than just trying to combine them in the inventory, I haven't tried any special way of combining them. And the gateway as in the mirror to the land of the dead? Yes, I have examined it numerous times since talking with Death.
mendel Mar 13, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
Ok, I reloaded an old savegame from when I had just received the tasks to become a mage, and you're right, initially you can only examine the book of the dead because Wilbur doesn't know what it's for. After he had a good long talk with Death, he does know, and he can then attempt to write in it, i.e. the cursor goes red over the book when I wield the feather.
If you did talk with death to the point where Wilbur knows what the book is for and how it works, have combined the feather with the inkwell (it should say something like "now I can write something"), and knows about entering the mirror (it's a conversation point with death, actually), and still can't write in it, I don't know what you could be missing.
Of course when you get that far, you still need to stop Death from preventing you from writing in it... ;-)
Shad Mar 14, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
I've tried combining the feather with the inwell and it said "Now I can write something! But what? And ON what?", and I believe I've talked with Death about entering the mirror.
Shad Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:24pm 
Oh, I was simply continually trying to combine the feather and ink instead of using the feather to try to write in the book. Thanks for your help anyways!
Kanyl Mar 18, 2013 @ 5:20am 
I think you may have completed it, but here's how to do it:

1. Use the fireworks from the Merchant and put them in the stove
2. Wait for Death, he will look away at the stove, so you can write in the book
3. Now you just pick the feather, while having the ink in the bag also, and then click on the book

Voila! You do not have to combine things, just distract Death before doing it!
mendel Mar 18, 2013 @ 6:26am 
Yeah, just as I wrote, "he can then attempt to write in it, i.e. the cursor goes red over the book when I wield the feather." I think the game tought us how to use items when we were still an elf on the back of a dragon...
Shad Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:53am 
Yeah, that's probably when we were first taught. And yes, I've already completed that segment. *laughs* I'm now trying to help some zombies, and haven't had a problem since the deal with the book. Thanks for y'all's help, anyways!
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