Nibblick Messages of No Return

Quint's ratbird, Nibblick, delivering a message of no return

Messages of no return were special messages sent by individuals who wished to cover their tracks. The message was sent by a ratbird which had been given a lethal, slow-acting poison, causing the creature to die once its message was given. As a result, messages of no return were almost impossible to trace back to the source.[1][2]

Quint message of no return

Quint holding his ratbird after receiving the message at the Tarry Vine Tavern's Table


  1. Clash of the Sky Galleons, Chapter 4: The Sky-Shipyard
  2. Clash of the Sky Galleons, Chapter 5: The Waif Assassin