The Quill is in Vald's Strongbox, which has a leveled lock and is located in a sunken rowboat slightly north of the halfway point between the large boat at Riften Fishery and the boat docked at Goldenglow Estate.
- The quill has the ability to replicate any writing that the user is viewing; however, it is completely useless without a specific kind of ink.
- It is not usable by the Dragonborn.
- Even if the Dragonborn kills Vald, they can still do this quest.
- The sunken boat will not appear in the water unless the quest has been started.
- When returned to Maven, she puns in response, saying she wrote it off years ago.