Sleepless Nights  

Realm:San d'Oria
Start Area: Southern San d'Oria
Start NPC:Paouala (M - 8)
Related Areas:Konschtat Highlands
Related Mobs:Paouala (M - 8)
Stray Mary (F - 8)
Min Level:10
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:5000
(Average from 6 ratings)
Items Required:Mary's Milk
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 01:00:36 2009

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Paouala cannot sleep, so bring her some Mary's Milk to cure her insomnia.


Paouala is located in the second floor of a house located at (M-8) on your map. She is having trouble falling to sleep at night and wants you to fetch her some Mary's Milk to help her sleep. This drops from a named sheep called Stray Mary who spawns in the Konschtat Highlands.

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# Jun 28 2008 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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i have a Question is this quest Repeatable?
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# May 09 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Also gives you the title "Sheep's Milk Deliverer"
Got her not even realizing
# Nov 06 2005 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I was just out farming Mad Sheeps for the skins and I come up over a hill following one.. out of the corner of my eye I see another sheep just disappeared... so leaving my marker on the one I was following I decide to go over and get the other first... target.. attack... not paying attention I was talking to my wife about dinner... turn back to the pc and sheep still isnt dead... and I realize its Stray Mary... only get the Milk though.

What is needed in order to get Quest?

Edited, Sun Nov 6 17:11:20 2005
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# Sep 15 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I was in the Highlands one day farming elementals.I was lookin on wide scan and saw it pop.I had never seen/heard the name before so I went to check it out.I one shotted her w/ Barrage n got the drop.My BRD friend was talkin about it,and I've been letting him borrow it till this day.
too easy
# Jul 10 2005 at 7:57 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
was farmin some beehive chips today for sumthin to do. Well i see this whm fleeing so I pop up ws bam!! stray mary! I flee , im 65 thf/rngr btw and run past whm ,there she is get to her, steal, claim few hits,
believer obtains : giant sheep meat
mary's horn
mary's milk

btw i was there for 20 min lol any way gl keep tryin if u want it^^
Just killed
# Apr 23 2005 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Just killed her 2 minutes ago, only got milk.
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RE: Just killed
# Apr 26 2005 at 5:37 PM Rating: Decent
1,276 posts
That's All I Need, is the Freakin Milk! Am I just not being patient enough to wait? I kill all kinds of sheep....some tiny taru bas**** must be following right behind me....
"but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror."
nothing happens
# Mar 24 2005 at 11:34 PM Rating: Default
hi all..um I was able to get the milk but now nothing happens when I try to give it to the person..I have sat there and tried to give it to them every hour and nothing works..thanks
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# Mar 20 2005 at 10:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I was on my way to valkurm with a bunch of boyahda moss for fame on my chocobo, about to zone into valkurm when i see a shout from some lowbie who was running away from stray mary. I turn around to see a couple low level people running into valkurm zone training mary & 3 or 4 other sheep into the zoneline.

I hop off my chocobo and sleep it once the name goes white when they zoned. I already had a horn so i sent a tell to a friend to teleport to dem in case the horn dropped. i must have stood there for a good 2-3 minutes recasting lullaby on it while waiting for friend to get a tele. Was kind of funny had a few people pestering me saying they needed the horn.. I spent 250k on mine i'd like to get that money back too, just because i already have one doesnt mean i shouldn't get my gil back.

Anyways friend teleports, i kill it and just get the milk. Oh well, at least now i can complete this milk quest. Question, is this quest repeatable?

Edited, Sun Mar 20 22:13:44 2005
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Camped Tonight
# Mar 15 2005 at 4:33 AM Rating: Default
58 posts
Alright i'm a lvl 46 blm and i actually was there just to fool around with my new scythe :) But i was also farming to make a litte money by camping tremors. But i figured what the ****, and went and trained like 20 sheep, give or take a few and about 5 minutes later i picked up mary on wide scan. Tracked her down and killed her in matter of minutes. Didn't get the horn though, kind of sucks i could have used the money.
Stray Mary
# Feb 25 2005 at 11:30 AM Rating: Decent
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doh, kinda double post.

Anyways, I was camping this sheep for 3 hours today, 2nd time ive ever camped it. I was 57blm/rng for widescan. Usually I stay still when i camp, but i figured it would be better to move around, so I kept running in a big circle around the mountain and down south near all the windmills.
*useful stuff*
After 3 hours of camping i looked at widescan and saw mary + tracked it down. I was at G-9 in case if neone is wondering. I also had just trained a ton of sheep maybe 20 minutes before. I killed it pretty quickly, its not hard at all if ur lvl 30 i guess.
Sadly the horn didnt drop. I dont know why its not worth alot more than it is, cuz its really hard to camp and the horns not a definate drop, however there were hardly any people camping it.
Just thought i'd share my story for those who are interested.
Stray Mary
# Feb 25 2005 at 11:25 AM Rating: Decent
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title given
# Feb 10 2005 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest gives the title "Mary's Milk Deliverer" I believe... I'll have to re-check to make sure...
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Lucky Me...
# Jan 30 2005 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I had to do this as part of a quest, didn't give a hoot about horn, if I got it, it was nice little quirk! But if not, still got meh milk!

Well anyway, I was walking along killing mad sheep, must of been doing it an hour or so, got bored so decided to rest, go to next to max mp and Stray mary pops literally on top of me! I get up, kill it easily (29Blm/14Whm), get my milk and no horn! Still happy! ^_^
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RE: Lucky Me...
# Feb 11 2005 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
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AAAAAAARGH!!! I have spent HOURS upon HOURS out there. Ppl MUST have thought I was lost. i know she spawns anywhere by the windmills, but my Gods!, I've beat down four or five of those Rampaging Rams, and still no Mary. She sure is one Shy-a$$ biznatch
"but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror."
Stray Astray
# Jan 20 2005 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
whats funny is your all fighting over MILK for gil..

Maybe you didnt know, mary is hunted for the horn, not the stupid milk, the horn sells for near 100k...

Well i dont know about others but I want to have every quest available in the game completed. It just feels **** good. First time i'm fighting mary i'll take milk over horn anyday. Second time it's a different story. And i do hate whn ppl camp nm, especially the ones that are needed for quests, it's just very annoying.
#DonCorneo, Posted: Dec 30 2004 at 7:43 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) It would be nice if the Gil Mongers would camp other NMs that aren't quest related. I need gil as much as the next person, but I don't ***** it up for people who are doing quests. I have found easier, quicker ways to make more Gil faster than camping an NM for hours/days. Most of which you don't even have to leave the town. If I spent as much time 'farming' the town/AH as others spend camping NMs like Mary, I could pull nearly 50k a day. Basically, as one who is looking to finish the quest for the milk at least even, I ask the NM campers to find some other way to make Gil and leave Stray Mary (and other NMs) to those who are doing the quest. If MNs popped every 15 minutes, it wouldn't be so bad. But since they don't stop being greedy b@$tards and leave the NMs for quests.
RE: Stray Mary
# Apr 18 2005 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
3 posts
But what if you need the Horn for your Bard like me? Is it wrong to camp it then? What's so wrong about camping for the Horn just for money anyways? If you can make money "farming the town" then just buy the milk with the money you earned from a day of that. That way you don't have to spend hours camping something and getting mad at people who want the Horn like me. I am way too poor to afford this and I plan on camping Stray Mary till I get it.
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RE: Stray Mary
# Oct 23 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Default
Late reply, but figured since you asked a question I should give you an answer.
If you are going after Mary because it is related to completing a quest, then THAT is cool, even if it is to help someone. That is what Mary is all about. But if you are just trying to get the Horn to sell, you are interfering with others who are questing and THAT is just being an a$$ho!e. If she spawned often it wouldn't be a big deal, but her spawn rate is low.
Maybe SE will do us a favor and make all quest/mission related items EX so less players would be camping the related mob.
I was looking for the milk drop because it was going for 100K at the time on Carbuncle. The return from the quest is not worth paying that much.
Though I do buy quest/mission items from AH (when possible, and reasonably priced) on occassion, I much rather do it myself when I can and play the game as it was intended.
If I'm farming and someone comes along neesing to kill the mobs I am killing, I let them have it just because it is what I would like for someone to do for me. In most cases I will even help if I can.
#DonCorneo, Posted: Jan 04 2005 at 5:54 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLEASE STOP CAMPING NMs THAT DROP QUEST ITEMS !
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 04 2005 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
33 posts
please shut up...
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 09 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Default
I guess you most be one of them.
RE: Stray Mary
# Jul 08 2006 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
Why the **** would you want to spend 3 hours camping an NM for a 5k gil reward? You can obtain fame much easier from other quests. But I'm sure you'd be noble to the cause of the quest and throw away Mary's horn if it dropped to you right? Give me a break. Some people are camping it for their BRD (most noble cause in my opinion), some are camping for gil (perfectly acceptable, everyone needs money to advance in this game), and some are camping for a ridiculous quest.

The biggest problem with Stray Mary campers isn't that they're interfering with people who want to do the quest. It's killing all the sheep in the area that people level up on.

FFXI has a big competitive element to it, you should already know this by now.
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not repeatable
# Sep 16 2004 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got this quest today and am not looking forward to camping Stray Mary. I personally have zero patience when it comes to sitting and waiting for a NM to spawn. But anyway NO this quest is not repeatable.
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# Jul 20 2004 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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I heard it spawns quicker when you kill the sheep. I'm not sure if it's true though....
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# Jul 07 2004 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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ez quest thats all
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Location of Stray Mary
# Jun 21 2004 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
9 posts
You ppl really think you're something must take you all day to think of how to tell your stories. OMG!
Why doesn't ANYONE include the grid? Where'd you see it? "I saw it to the left of the windmill, just about in the middle of the map" Cripes.. do you know there's more than ONE windmill?? In the middle of the map.. whoe's map? ..and another "I saw Stray Mary when I was only a Lvl 10" WHERE??? WHERE???
If you just wanna brag.. got a chat line.. if you have something HELPFUL to say, that's what we need..
I can't believe the loads I see typed on a website that's all about helping.. not about BRAGGING!!
RE: Location of Stray Mary
# Aug 07 2004 at 2:14 AM Rating: Decent
307 posts
chill out jerk, if you'd actually check the mobs listings ud be able to see all this
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RE: Location of Stray Mary
# Jun 25 2004 at 9:56 AM Rating: Excellent
37 posts
Dude, over there to the left:

Mob Lookup...

Click it, type in "Stray Mary".

Voila, grid, spawn area, drops, level, weaknesses. Everything you ever wanted to know.
RE: Location of Stray Mary
# Sep 07 2004 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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-.- use some common sense
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Milk Price
# Apr 10 2004 at 11:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted to say that on Lakshimi the milk only sells for 5k and occasionally for 6k for about the past 5 days. (There are currently 9 up for grabs.) I am a BRD and have been trying for Mary's Horn for about a week now. My milk just chilling in my mog safe fridge, waiting for the price to go back up some.

Edited, Mon Apr 12 14:30:15 2004
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# Mar 19 2004 at 7:03 PM Rating: Default
31 posts
Milk sells at the AH for 9k gil, quest grants 5k gil. Unless you are in desperate need of fame I suggest either A: forgetting this quest or B: Selling the milk at the AH for people who need the fame.

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# Mar 11 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
This quest gives you the title Sheep's Milk Deliverer.
# Feb 20 2004 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
I suggest buying the milk, b/c trying to find mary is a pain in the ***. Plus many ppl camping the area.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 13 2004 at 6:53 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I recomend doing ranger quest if you are high enough, and sub it for the quest, that track might be useful
# Jan 18 2004 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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In response to my own question, I got this quest when I had 11 or 12 quests done in San D'oria.

- D.
Do need*
# Jan 12 2004 at 9:50 PM Rating: Default
"u don't need to be lvl 20, i got it at 7"

The reason it says lvl 20 cuz thats the suggested lvl to beat Stray Mart ;)
How much fame?
# Jan 12 2004 at 2:20 AM Rating: Decent
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I've done 10 quests in San D'oria (I'm from Bastok) and I can't get this quest.. anyone have any ideas?

- D.
RE: How much fame?
# Jan 14 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Default
I'm from Windurst, and I got this quest after having completed 19 unique San d'Oria quests + 3 or so repeats. Since I had not been checking for this quest, I'm not sure exactly how much you need. You may be able to get it with less fame.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 10 2004 at 2:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) To those people arguing about people whining because they can't buy the Milk off the AH for less than 10,000, shut up. Sure, quests are meant to be done yourself, but let's face it...if I can turn in the milk for 5k and minimal fame which I can obtain just as easily by turning in bat wings, or selling the Milk on the AH for 10k, which would I do? I'd take the 10k, thank you very much. So yes. This quest sucks.
RE: don't need
# Jan 09 2004 at 11:24 AM Rating: Default
You can get the quest at any time, thats the reccomended level to beat the queest, meaning that would be a good lvl to be able to beat the monster. try to kill Mary at lvl 7, then go try at lvl 20, see how much easyer it is? and look, you actually survive

is this quest?
# Jan 05 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
is this quest repeatable?

Cause if it is, haha, i already have 5 mary's milk, so let me see thats, 5 by 5000=25 k, or if its not, atleast i would be able to sell it for alot, the price for it in jueno is 5k or 6k, thats in siren server, not sure about the others, so anyway its quite a good bargain!
RE: is this quest?
# Jan 27 2004 at 4:32 AM Rating: Default
you can get 7k+ in San Doria
RE: is this quest?
# May 22 2004 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Depends on server. I got mine in San D;oria for less than 5k. That's the only reason I did the quest in the first place. I'm not high enough lvl to go kill Mary yet, but I plan to eventually.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 05 2004 at 6:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) is this quest repeatable?
How to make Mary Spawn
# Dec 29 2003 at 11:02 PM Rating: Default
You need to kill the sheep arround the specified area for Mary to spawn. The "normal" sheep are "placeholders". Keep the area clean of "normal" sheep and Mary is much more likely to spawn.


This goes for almost every NM, they all have placeholders that you have to kill to increase chance of spawning.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 28 2003 at 5:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I'm bastokian with no Sandorian fame, and the lady would NOT give me the quest. I have the milk, but can't give it to her.
# Dec 15 2003 at 5:10 PM Rating: Default
Where can i find stray mary, and how often does she spawn?
# Dec 15 2003 at 2:00 PM Rating: Default
I've been wating for this sheep for days and NOTHING!!! Its driving me nuts
Notorius monster
# Dec 12 2003 at 9:49 PM Rating: Default
Mary is a NM so that means she will just pop up randomly

like the battering rams in la thienne

just camp in the areas mentioned above (windmills)

you will eventually see her but its going to be a wait or a luck thing
stray astray
# Dec 07 2003 at 9:35 PM Rating: Default
any time at day it would be more likely to see this sheep? I have looked and looked and looked but no sight of a stray mary yet...
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 02 2003 at 6:00 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a 14whm and was with a 13war and 13blm and we killed her. Me and the war had to use 2 hour job abilities, but still got her.
Stray Mary
# Nov 29 2003 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I was able to spot Stray Mary once, and that was when I was still lvl 10 in the Highlands. Of course, at the time there was no way I could fight her then.

However, since then I have not spotted her at all. Any ideas how often she spawns, or how to make her spawn?

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RE: Stray Mary
# Mar 02 2004 at 12:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Me too, I saw her by the windmills towards the mid-left side of the map. I can't really remember, but I remember her being around windmills.
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# Nov 25 2003 at 8:51 PM Rating: Default
anybody know if this quest is repeatable??
# Nov 17 2003 at 12:40 PM Rating: Decent
"that mary milk sells for 10000 gil at auction this quest sucks"

You, sir, are a moron. Try actually doing some of the quests instead of wanting to buy everthing at the auction house. You are probably the same kind of person who sits in a group and goes AFK all the time to leech exp.
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 27 2003 at 2:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) nah fool your the ****** idiot, he asked a simple question and you had to act like a hardass, im sure all the gear you were is from quests so ah is only other place to really get anything
RE: Retarded
# Jan 09 2004 at 10:03 PM Rating: Default
Umm.. buying armor and buying items to finish a quest are two entirely different things. The "hardass", as you called him, has a point. Why bother playing the game if you're just going to take the easy way out and finish quests without trying to fight for the items? And where in the original guy's post did he ask a question? He just said this quest sucks because he couldn't buy the milk. Stupid anonymous posters trying to talk crap! =x

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RE: Retarded
# Aug 12 2004 at 12:05 PM Rating: Decent
113 posts
So says the Anonymous Poster. But really, it's just a matter of profiteers. You kill Stray Mary, you get the milk, you can do the quest, or you can sell the milk on the AH and get twice as much. Since they've already done the work (ie: Gettting the milk), they sell it on the AH for more then the quest as a handling fee of sorts. Same thing as selling Crawler Calcalus for 300 (which happens some times), the "price" is only 200, but the extra 100 is for them having done all the work. You want to make a profit on the quests? Do the work for it!
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RE: Retarded
# Aug 30 2004 at 5:36 AM Rating: Default
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People have asked many of times if this quest is repeatable i dont know my self i wish some one say i will be doin the quest to find it out post back soon if some one has not yet said if it is or not repeatable
the insomniac
# Nov 16 2003 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent
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on the Alexander server it's called Sleepless Nights.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 09 2003 at 8:08 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) that mary milk sells for 10000 gil at auction this quest sucks
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 08 2003 at 11:33 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) u don't need to be lvl 20, i got it at 7
There's something about Mary
# Nov 08 2003 at 6:11 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone give a general idea WHERE Mary will pop up??
There's something about Mary
# Feb 12 2004 at 9:49 AM Rating: Default
Mary's Milk is what kind of item in the Auction House? Is it alchemy material? Is it cooking ingredients? I can't find it. I saw it once but now I am going nutz looking for it.
RE: Where in The AH?
# Mar 13 2004 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
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You will Find Mary's Milk. 2k Higher then the reward, but if yer looking to clear those Missions, you know the Sandy Price ;)
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RE: There's something about Mary
# Nov 12 2003 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
she tends to roam around the windmills
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