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Vana'diel Bestiary: Stray Mary  

Family:Sheep
Found in:Konschtat Highlands
Found at Location:F - 8
Level:19 - 20
Grants Title:Mary's Guide
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  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Weak against Water
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Updated: Mon Apr 12 15:10:11 2010

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General Information

    • Respawn time can be up to three hours after its last Time of Death.

  • Susceptible to Paralysis, Gravity, Bind, and Stun.

  • Grants Title - Mary's Guide

Stray Mary's Special Attacks

  • Lamb Chop - Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Rage - Self target Berserk effect (Effect can be dispelled).

  • Sheep Charge - Single target physical damage with an additional Knockback effect.

  • Sheep Song - AoE Sleep effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

Historical Information

Stray Mary is a reference to the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb", about a stray lamb that follows around the main character of the rhyme, a girl named Mary.

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Attar for the Stray
# Apr 17 2010 at 4:05 AM Rating: Decent
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So I'm trying to camp Stray Mary, and either some idiot is camping/killing the sheeps, because I can't find the group of 4/5 sheep in the north camp... or any player killing them!

So I've been having to go back and forth a lot.

I get ****** off about 3 hours in so punch a sheep.
Brown Chest.

So I'm all "Alright.. why not?" So I enter 50, go higher.

Put in 70, correct combination.

Open it up, get the Attar of Roses Rare/EX item. Which is awesome since I wanted it for level my 11 Samurai.

So, couldn't get a sheep for a horn for my Bard, but I got an Ammo +8 HP piece for all my other jobs! (Until I put in my Happy Egg when +1% adds up to more than 8!)
What I've learned
# Oct 17 2009 at 3:38 AM Rating: Default
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additional:

you don't ever seem to get a group of 5 at BOTH camps at the same time. The PH will spawn in one camp, then spawn again after 5 mins (in either camp? does it alternate? not sure). Just use /flee and run between camps.

Edited, Oct 17th 2009 5:44am by gsuk
mary pop
# Oct 01 2009 at 8:52 AM Rating: Default
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I camp this a lot and have found that the PH only seems to pop in one camp at a time.

Also, there have been several times where mary has spawned very soon after she has been killed (15mins ish). Have found that it always pops in the other camp. does she alternate camps when she pops? maybe.
Only seen her once
# Aug 25 2009 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I've been playing this game since 2005 and I've only seen Mary once. She was giving a Beastmaster a hard time and I saved him by killing her. Got the milk.

When I am looking for her, I can never find her. Up to the point when I finally saw her, I hunted her for hours and hours with no luck. I was thinking of writing a post here called "The Stray Mary Conspiracy" to make the probable claim that she actually was a clever hoax by Square Enix with numerous shills talking about her here on zam. My theory was finally debunked, however ;)
Mary
# Aug 10 2009 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a real puzzle.

Everyone here says that Mary's PH is the 2nd in the list for the south camp. However, all the rangers that i see camping it on my server will kill the top one. Also, ffxiclopedia says top one for both camps. Can anyone confirm?

I'm around 5/20 on this but still don't really know which is the PH! I tend to kill the top 2 on the list in the south camp just to be sure.

Also, the pop area for Mary on this map is incorrect, as I have seen her spawn around the south camp plenty of times.

Secondly, on the subject of there being 2 Marys, I have killed the southern-most Mary, and got no drop, hung around and she has spawned 15mins later at the north camp. This has happened a few times too. This doesn't mean there are 2, but it seems worth hanging around.

**** sheep.
Mary
# Oct 10 2009 at 7:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping Mary a lot lately. Selling her Horn a few times got me my Harpe. Anyways, I've been going with the second at south camp and top with north camp and I have had no problems. I'm actually camping her as I type. Check out my post below this one. I explained some stuff about Mary.
What I've learned
# Jun 26 2009 at 9:34 AM Rating: Decent
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What I've learned from experience and research is that one PH shows up at one of the two camps. And when you kill the PH, Mary can spawn at one of the two camps or the PH.
In North camp, there is a group of 4 but if the PH is there there will be 5 and it will be the first sheep of the 5.

In south camp, there is a group of 4 (the whole group is in the upper half of F-9) and if the PH is there, there will be 5 and it will be the second sheep in the list.

If you have any questions, ask me.
My only problem, is, there are so many groups of sheeps that it makes it hard to find the group you want as well as other people getting in your way.
What I've learned
# Oct 17 2009 at 3:36 AM Rating: Default
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yes that's right. the top group is easy to find on widescan, the bottom group less so, but here's how:

There are a number of groups of 5 sheep around F-9, but the one you want is INSIDE the square.

One group tends to be right on the border of F-8 and F-9. this is not the group. its the one to the south of that. they are dotted around the square. There is one more group slightly further south (spawn in F-9/10) but this is also not the group you want.

Hope this helps. Ive finally nailed this one after lots of trying.

roughly 15/40 on this. Not the easiest NM to spawn but drop rate makes it worth the effort.

GL
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# Mar 13 2009 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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http://www.imagebanana.com/code/47qsd394/ffxi_2009.03.13_18.30.21.png
Got the milk *********** no /thf
Was in 9-E ..was farming sheepskins for crafting lol
Maybe I#ll see her again :(

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1/1 on horn
# Feb 28 2009 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I just got the horn on my first Stray Mary kill and I wasn't even camping her.

I was running to the dunes from Bastok, and I recall passing by the Leaping Lizzy camp thinking "Boy it'd be funny if I just walked past and LL was here" and he wasnt. Sad.

Then on my way through Konschat I said the same. Went in a straight line north. First sheep I saw was stray mary. No one around for miles.

Got off chocobo, killed her, got horn and milk.

Horn sells for 200,000 on kujata. Yay for me.
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stray mary
# Feb 25 2009 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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where the f*** is the stray mary sheep.Ive spend the whole weekend trying to find it.lord hamercy.GOD WHAT A PEACE OF S***.
stray mary
# Feb 25 2009 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
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what the **** is wrong with these people.they dont want to tell me where the freakin stray mary sheep is.GOD ITS FRUSTRATING
stray mary sheep
# Feb 25 2009 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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does anybody know how to find the dawm sheep.I spent the whole night looking for that freakin sheep.

test this next time guys
# Dec 23 2008 at 5:28 PM Rating: Default
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imma have to say that next time you guys get mary on the radar fight her but keep it alive for at least 5 min for all the other ones to spawn so we know which group of 5 sheep to look at. get all the sheep to spawn then record your pos and then look at the widescan and tell us which group of five it is the top one we know for sure that is the first one in the group of five but the southern half we have to figure it out yet


Edited, Dec 23rd 2008 8:40pm by brotzvang

Edited, Dec 23rd 2008 8:42pm by brotzvang
test this next time guys
# Jan 16 2009 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
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Quote:
mma have to say that next time you guys get mary on the radar fight her but keep it alive for at least 5 min for all the other ones to spawn so we know which group of 5 sheep to look at. get all the sheep to spawn then record your pos and then look at the widescan and tell us which group of five it is the top one we know for sure that is the first one in the group of five but the southern half we have to figure it out yet


Depends where you are standing. If you one on the 4 corners that it is the first group.
Lottery
# Oct 23 2008 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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After camping this mob for quite some time I'm gonna say it's a lottery pop on the Phs.
Ive killed this mob and had it respawn in 20 min and I've waited 3 hours for another and then another 2 hours after that.
There are not 2 Marys.
The PH does work. Just have to kill it over and over.
One thing to consider is that if you kill the ph at it's camp does not mean Mary will pop at that camp.
Bah
# Oct 13 2008 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
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first claim/kill on this nm was on my thf running from sandy to bastok to do mission for rank3, killed it and got marys milk. thinking this was it's drop i went on and flee'd the rest of the way. this was in '04, 4 years later and this is my first time coming to this camp just for her. yeah i've seen her and even gotten 2 or 3 kills but never gotten horn.

here's my problem, i've done the widescan/ph method at many camps, LL, VE, orctrap, etc. and never had a problem with them. now on mary... this is the thing.

North Camp i get something like this

huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
strolling sapling
strolling sapling
mist lizard
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep <-- all my online research tells me this is supposedly the PH
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
strolling sapling
strolling sapling
bunch of random mobs always different, gobs, lizards, etc.
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep


now South camp........... few more ....'s ..... i get......

gob
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
strolling sapling
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
strolling sapling
strolling sapling
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep <all my research tells me it's this one.. dunno for sure.
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
strolling sapling
strolling sapling
couple random gobs
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep (yes another group of 5, making 3 total on south camp)
strolling sapling
strolling sapling
mad sheep
huge wasp
huge wasp
mad sheep
mad sheep
mad sheep

anyways you get the point, that's problem #1, where is the ph in south camp?

problem number 2. i decided not to kill any of the ones that popped up in groups of 5 to test out a theory. checked widescan, had 3 groups of 5 at south camp after i used my 5min timer (sharpshot on 31thf/5rng) didn't touch any of em, flee'd to north camp, checked widescan, north camp had a group of 5 at top and below the saplings and wasps a group of 4. so why would this be? i tried everything, i killed 2nd from bottom of all 3 groups at south camp using steal, ss, flee as timers, and made my way to north camp and killed the north supposed PH, checked my steal timer it was almost at 0, made my way to south in time to see bottom group of 4 turn to 5, middle group of 4 turn to 5, top group 4 to 5, ran to north camp and top group of 4 was already 5 again. so 4 groups of 5, and i know i wasn't mixing north and south together, as a lvl 5 rng (30thf/5rng) i would stand at the center, right side of F-8, and north camp i would stand at middle right side of F-6, and i was keeping tabs on where the top of the 4 groups of 5 were, i know they were all different groups.

This ph/widescan method seems impossible to keep up with in any way without having at least 2 people together taking out PH's. and i can tell you now, even that would prove a challenge at this point without knowing which group of 5 the ph is in. every forum and nm entry i've read from tons of sights say this has a n and s camp with 2 groups of 4 sheep, which will always have 4 unless it's the PH (5th) or stray mary (bottom) the north camp is easy. never seen 2 groups with 5, but south has 3.. noone says which group it is. i'm just gonna go on my instincts on this and assume this is like LL as some other sites have stated, having 2 ph's with 1 nm, but a little twist that one camp happens to have 3 groups and finding the PH is the puzzle. i'll just assume it's the middle like the poster from sep 29th 08 said.

Edited, Oct 14th 2008 2:13am by Ortega
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Bah
# Apr 19 2009 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I just confirmed that Mary does not pop in the group you said in South camp, its the next group of 5 up.
Right now, the group you said she was is, there are still 5 of them, so its gotta be another group.
South Spawn
# Sep 29 2008 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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North camp is F-5 G-5 area intersection and PH is always the top one of the
5 sheep in that group.




Here is some info on the South spawn F-10, G-10 area and there are 3 possible groups of 5 sheep that will appear and looks something like this.

Goblin Thug
Goblin Butcher
Mist Lizard
Huge Wasp
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Strolling Sapling
Strolling Sapling
Huge Wasp
Huge Wasp
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep---------Place Holder
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Stray Mary
Strolling Sapling
Strolling Sapling
Huge Wasp
Huge Wasp
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Mad Sheep
Strolling Sapling
Strolling Sapling

Edit: The group of five you need to worry about is always the second group and the placeholder always appears second in the group of five. Stray Mary appears at the bottom of group of five when it spawns like I showed in example.

Also it seems PH can jump from north to south so check them both.


Edited, Mar 24th 2010 10:29pm by BlueLand
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# Aug 08 2008 at 10:10 AM Rating: Decent
I'm now 1/3 on Mary after getting it twice in about 5/10 minutes of each other.

First was at (F-9) at southernly camp, then 5/10 minutes later at (F-6) at northenly camp. I was farming sheep leather so wasn't trying any place holder techniques.

Should have also said did it as 33MNK/15THF without any problems.

Edited, Aug 8th 2008 2:12pm by borahorzavivatch
0/6 ; ;
# Jul 03 2008 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
Dang I'm 0/6 on her. It's gonna be a loooong weekend.
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# Mar 07 2008 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Just killed her yesterday 4th time got drop. Then I was heading back to get a choc to OP warp from valkrum and run into Rampaging ram. Claimed him b4 i buffed up so nobody else would. Bad Idea i did what I could had him down to about 50hp and was out of mana and only had my wand on me. with a lvl 9 rng subjob I died. LVL 43 Rdm/9rng. I homepointed to jeuno asked for dem buffed up claimed again killed him with 19hp left and 4mp after convert. if i had blm sub i would have pwnd him.
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To all of you campers:
# Mar 02 2008 at 9:02 PM Rating: Default
I'm sorry to tell you people out there who camp this NM for hours a day, but from what I've heard, SE did an update making this mob a basic respawn NM. It no longer has a placeholder, and the respawn time can be up to 16 or so hours.
I suppose they did this because too many people were camping it. Naturally, they should've done something like making Mary's Horn a rare/ex item, and putting a non-rare/ex item similar to it in a BCNM. Of course, I have stayed in Konschtat Highlands trying to find her, just to get the horn for a BRD friend of mine, but even though i stayed for about 6-7 hours as a RNG/THF farming Sheep Teeth, I never even saw here once on Widescan. It could be that someone killed her before i saw her on it, but I highly doubt it.

Hope this helps out anyone trying to kill the former placeholders, and good luck to anyone else who wants the horn.

Edited, Mar 3rd 2008 12:03am by GeneralHellcat
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# Apr 20 2008 at 4:46 AM Rating: Default
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I'm sorry to tell you people out there who camp this NM for hours a day, but from what I've heard, SE did an update making this mob a basic respawn NM. It no longer has a placeholder, and the respawn time can be up to 16 or so hours.


Absolute rubbish.
The PH system is still in effect & working fine on Mary.
I'm camping her atm & I'm 0/7 I should know.
I have to think this is just sour grapes, since you claim to never have seen her on widescan, you are obviously doing something very wrong.

Some people have trouble targeting the correct group in the southern camp & when people are kiling sheep there it's even worse.
I think the bigger your widescan is,the more crazier it gets.

28/14 thf/rng is pretty good, since when I open up my map there I only see three groups.
30/15 rng/thf would see many more mobs & have a worse time of it I'm sure.

Read the PH post again & keep practicing, I still can't recognise the correct group imeadiately but, I'm getting quicker at it the more I do it.
Keep practising like the man said & just kill the PH nothing more.

They ain't changed diddley.
To all of you campers:
# Mar 04 2008 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Proof?
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# Feb 09 2008 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
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I hate reading some of these posts where they just dem and find it sitting there kill it and go 1/1.

I'm a Bard that wants this and is 0/16, SE I hate you.
cant find
# Feb 08 2008 at 3:13 AM Rating: Decent
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i saw this loads off times and now i want it i cant find it lol

Edited, Feb 8th 2008 6:13am by aillie
PH
# Dec 24 2007 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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s PH only one? i mean is he popping between south and north camp? or theres 2 PH? one in north and one i south.

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# Dec 24 2007 at 10:50 PM Rating: Decent
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is PH only one? i mean is he popping between south and north camp? or theres 2 PH? one in north and one i south.

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SE doesn't hate anyone
# Oct 03 2007 at 6:15 AM Rating: Decent
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After camping this for my brd and goin 0/18, I went 1/19 then 2/20. Keep at it folks!
SE doesn't hate anyone
# Oct 11 2007 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Tele to dem, walk to valkurm, someone asks me for a tele to mea. I tele back to dem head back to Valkurm, Stray Mary is right in front of me so I figure meh I'll beat her down with my warp cudgel (didn't know what she dropped), got horn and milk first time I ever saw her.
SE hates me
# Sep 17 2007 at 1:59 AM Rating: Default
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0/25 on the last 3 days, made a lot from doing ram/sheep leather but still... SE hates me so much ; ;
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# Feb 04 2009 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Now standing 5/65. My luck improved, but droprate is nowhere near enough the 15% ish from Wikipedia.
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# Dec 03 2008 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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After some more suffering, it stands as 1/36. Considering people usually go 1/4-5 on this, I might have a great deal of luck, and I'm in need of money. The PH trick WORKS perfectly.
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# Dec 03 2008 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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So I came back to FFXI after almost a year of not logging in. 0/32 now... Is this thing for real??
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