Vana'diel Bestiary: Stray Mary  

Found in:Konschtat Highlands
Found at Location:F - 8
Level:19 - 20
Grants Title:Mary's Guide
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sight
  • Pursues by Scent
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Weak against Water
Stolen Items:
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Mon Apr 12 20:10:11 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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Mary's Horn
# Jan 04 2005 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
Wat is the drop rate for Mary's Horn?
Stray Mary
# Jan 04 2005 at 5:47 AM Rating: Default
I am trying to finish the quest for the milk, but it is being near impossible since there are countless Greedy B@$t@rds camping Stray Mary for Gil. Please leave NMs that are quest related alone so others can finish the quests. It's not like there is enough to go around. If you are such an @$$ho!e that you can't stop being greedy, than at least sell the quest drop items in the AH at no higher than the quest reward. (i.e. Stray Mary's Milk gives 5k. Sell it for 5k or less, NOT MORE!)
You say you did the work so others don't have to in order to finish the quest and you should be paid for it? Well if you aren't doing a quest and camp the MN to make Gil, then you are keeping others from finishing the quest on their own. You are not helping them by killing NMs on them and the selling the drop for more than the reward. You are being a real f#c&ing @$$ho!e though.

Edited, Tue Jan 4 05:54:50 2005
RE: Stray Mary
# Feb 15 2005 at 7:32 PM Rating: Decent
186 posts
umm...i may just be wrong here...but isn't Mary's Milk buyable at the AH for around 5K?
RE: Stray Mary
# Feb 26 2005 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
umm...i may just be wrong here...but isn't Mary's Milk buyable at the AH for around 5K?

Um..yeppers..it sure is.
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 04 2005 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
At least the Selbina Milk isn't Rare/EX or EX so if you need the milk and see someone get it ask if s/he got the milk and if you can have it, because people looks for it for Mary's Horn that sells in 100k (diabolos)not the milk.

RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 09 2005 at 1:42 PM Rating: Default
Unfortunately, I haven't even seen Stary Mary yet.
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 04 2005 at 6:42 AM Rating: Default
You seriously need to shut up... no one wants to hear you whine about this... camp it just like everyone else does... if you get it then good... guess what.. you all have equal opportunity to get it... and if you want milk so bad.. buy it...and stop complaining ... its part of game
RE: Stray Mary
# Feb 03 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
That is ridiculous and people like you are the reason that I get pissed off. You have to have respect for others no a game like this and share. If you don't need the quest item and someone else does then just let them have Mary and you can get her the next time she spawns. If you just want her for the gil then go on to another NM that isn't quest related. I am very glad you are not on my server. I would have blisted you a long time ago.
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 25 2005 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
i dont think he should shut up
and i dont think he was whiney

i think he has a valid concern

camping nm's is good
but npot respecting other players needs in the games is just rude

have you ever tried to grab a NM to finish a quest
without provoke
if i mwant my thf to grab a nm i have to shoot it
which takes forever and i do not have the same chance as someone with provoke

the difference ebing
when youa re finishing a quest you probaly use your highest character

and when you camp an NM
you use the character thats going to work the best for what youare doing

it sucks having to share nm's but seriously
where people lack repect
i say let the complaints be heard
RE: Stray Mary
# Jan 09 2005 at 1:40 PM Rating: Default
I did camp it more times than I can remember, which is why I posted in the first place. I have yet to even see Stray Mary let alone have a chance at grabbing it. There are usually at least 10 people camping it when I tried. I have even rode a chocobo around looking for it a few times. I have to guess that it was killed before I had a chance to see it. I spent 6 hours camping it several times. I'm not whining about it, I would like to finish the quest as it was meant to be done. The idea of playing a game is to do it the way it was meant to be played. Paying for the milk (especially since it cost more in the AH then you get for the quest) is lame. My "whine" is that I'm not competting against others who need the drops for quests, but have to compete against players who have nothing better then camp NMs.

Edited, Sun Jan 9 13:47:35 2005
RE: Stray Mary
# Apr 13 2005 at 1:35 AM Rating: Decent
doesnt mary drop a horn, not just milk?

isnt it perfectly valid that someone may want that horn, or the money that can be made from that horn?

isnt the milk for the quest on the ah anyway?

if you answer no to any of these questions, you are a n00b and should give up the game, thanks for your time.
# Jan 02 2005 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
90 posts
grrr 5 times now i have camped mary for hours on end, 4 of the five i had a rng with me using wide scan, every time not even a pop. I would not be as frustrated if she had appeared and been taken but that i have spent about 20 hours camping her and not even seen her is very discouraging, if anyone has any tips for me please, please tell me.

P.S. sorry for the rant but as I said I am very frustrated at the moment

40 Brd / 20 Whm
Carbuncle server

**edited for clarity

Edited, Sun Jan 2 18:10:16 2005
what was that???
# Dec 29 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
One day i went to kill rams and elementals to
the highlands. then i saw with wide scan
Stray Mary. Ran to see where and a BST had mary
(fighting) lost hate, but attacked again with
her sheep and when the sheep started attacking
mary... comes a guy (ninja i think...) and uses
something called Chi-Blast and killed mary.
The BST was looking for party, so they
were not in a party, and i don't know what was
well also want to say that mary always drop 1
mary's milk.
RE: what was that???
# Feb 26 2005 at 5:01 PM Rating: Default
comes a guy (ninja i think...) ....and uses
something called Chi-Blast and killed mary....

chi blast is a MNK ability around 40 just to let you know
# Dec 25 2004 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
545 posts
after camping Stray Mary 5 times, im still 0/5 on the horn for my brd.

i use whm/rng so i get widescan, LS mate use whm/thf and is now 3/3...

this bugger has a 2hr then lottery pop, following here is a time gap of when she popped

1st time: waited 20 mins, there she was on my Widescan

2nd time: logged and set alarm 2 hrs later, she popped 2.5 hrs later

i then stayed another 3 hrs, but couldnt see her, i went afk for 10 mins during that time, maybe she popped... no idea..

3rd time: next morning logged in and saw her there after 2hrs ish...

4th time: popped exactly 2hrs later

5th time: ~~2hrs 45 mins later...

LS friend said she popped over 30-60 mins which i think is unreal, however he did sell 3 mary horn's in the AH in 2 days...

i highly recommend having widescan to find her, she likes to spawn in F-6 and wanders behind hills and windmills which is annoying seeing the message: "Unable to cast Dia because you cant see Stray Mary"......

i wont give up on this NM... im getting the horn off her some day!!!!
Great Expectations
# Dec 22 2004 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
I camp rams for fun and I saw my friend standing around the big mountain. I talked to him and asked him why he was standing there. He told me about stray mary. So I continued to kill rams until and i saw her and got there before him. hehe. I got the milk and got all excited, then he toldme that that wasnt the main drop that the drop was a horn. pleh lucky me. BUt thats another nm on my list.
Joy, Glorious Joy
# Dec 19 2004 at 7:12 PM Rating: Decent
62 posts
Decided to get the horn for BRD finally. Spent 4 hrs camping (with DRG friend killing) with not even a sighting (with WideScan). Came back on a whim 2 days later. Scanned a few times, 4th scan saw her about 2 map blocks away. Ran like hell. Groaned as I spotted someone closer than I. Shouted for Joy when he passed @@. Claimed her, killed her, got the drop :D. 3 minutes made up for 4 hrs of torture ^^. Stray Mary ~ 1/1
Not all she's cracked up to be...
# Dec 08 2004 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
43 posts
Im 2/2 on her milk, not had the horn as of yet...

Is the horn all she is camped for? ive heard its a mega rare drop...id camp her but 1) i dnt have the patience and b) she gets camped so bad on Fairy

Maybe ill buy the horn for 100k and sell it for like 150k....=D

*edit* Found her at F-8 first time, last time was at G-6

Edited, Wed Dec 8 17:03:27 2004
Not Worth 100k !~
# Dec 06 2004 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
39 posts
OMG, im tired of it, this horn is 100k on Asura and it used to be 150k.I dont like the idea of lowering the price of a drop that I am right now 2/5 on and im 4/5 on mary, but man her drop isnt easy enough for the price to be only 100k, it should be at least 200k because if it was more money it would be more camped and it would be just as good camped almost as emp and the lizzy.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 04 2005 at 5:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) PLEASE STOP CAMPING NMs THAT DROP QUEST ITEMS !
RE: Not Worth 100k !~
# Apr 13 2005 at 1:54 AM Rating: Decent
well, if you look at the post you replied to, they mentioned NOTHING about the milk. They did comment on the HORN however, so unless you want to see if SE will make some other mob drop MARY'S horn, then shut your trap
Funny story
# Dec 01 2004 at 11:05 PM Rating: Decent
Hahaha very funny story with Mary. I've camped her for a total of about 4-6 hours (I don't really count) while on my THF/RNG (but mostly farming rams and sheep), but i've never actually seen her until today. I'm walking back to bastok after finishing a dunes party as my 11RNG/NIN, and I check my widescan for kicks. First, I see a tremor ram, and I laugh because the past few times I've been there there were 10000 people farming there, and I was wishing I had my THF main. Then a few steps later, I spam it again, and as you guessed it, Stray Mary is at the top of my list. I wouldn't have noticed her if she wasn't on the bottom of my widescan -_- maybe that's why I never see her.

Well, then I realize, "If i try to kill her solo I'm screwed" so I go to her pos, and I figure I'm gonna see someone fighting her, but to my amazement, no one. I just stand there looking at her from a distance until I realize that i can split the drop with someone. I have to message 4 people before anyone even responds. "Oh, I'm doing something with my LS" one guy responds...

I decide that someone is gonna wanna kill it, so I shoot it and run. So there I am, a level 11 ranger, with Stray Mary chasing me across the Highlands. Luckily, I explain to the guy that I HAVE MARY CHASING ME ^^; and he helps me out. I got Mary's Milk and a delicious peice of sheep meat, but no horn, but a funny adventure none the less.
# Nov 28 2004 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
154 posts
She finally dropped last night, making me 1/12 on her. I quickly told my LS WHM/aspiring bard to tele dem and traded it to her. Damn she was happy. I stuck around and farmed sheep for another two hours and making sheep's wool, and pop goes mary, kill her, and she drops some milk...YAY... 1/13.
nm experience
# Nov 26 2004 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
This 1 was a long but also lucky hunt for me. I needed the milk for the quest forever so i said might as well hunt mary instead of hoping to see her. I started off hunting her 1 day (in the wrong spot btw) and wasted 6 hrs and 20 sheepskins doing so. 1st of all i started clothcraft while hunting her then 2ndly it was only after me and a friend went to hunt her that i realized of the right spawn spots hehe So when i started getting skill pts for clothcraft, synthing sheep wool like mad, and hunting in the right spot i was making good progress^^ cept for the 1st 5 mins into the hunt when mary popped really far away. By the time i got to her she was dead:( but that didnt stop me. Spent another 6 hrs hunting her and wasnt losing her this time. The next morning i was still hunting the 6 hr period when a high lvl rng came to hunt too. I spammed him bad even though i had rng subbed. My advantage was VOKE^^ and sure enough mary popped a little while later right next to both of us. While the rng was still widespamming i had it claimed and half killed. Bet u can guess y this was another lucky nm hunt:) (didnt even have thf) since i had no use for the horn (dont have any future plans for brd) i jus sold it for a few gil lol I completed my quest as well of course and never put anymore camping into mary. I always take a quick peek while passing through like every smart person would. I almost got it another time>>was drk vs drk>>i casted poison and he drew his weapon but i jus moved that extra inch while casting that screwed it. What can u do? Mary is another random spawn as well, for me, a long 1 but i did hear a few stories of mary spawning like 5 mins apart. Hmmmmm??? sounds like another lizzie. Oh ya, in case u havent figured it out KILL SHEEP! (mad 1s^^) in, well, jus make the circled area on the map jus a little bit bigger k.

Edited, Fri Nov 26 03:52:00 2004
camped for a friend
# Nov 23 2004 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
75 posts
i killed her today while goofin around talkin to my friend that wants the horn. i told her id camp it one pop....she popped at F9 while i was at F6....figuring she was already claimed i got there ASAP see her unclaimed Spam Shadowbind get her and engage. Dropped Meat, Selbinas Milk, and Mary's Milk...no horn....this time.
just farming
# Nov 21 2004 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
I was out farming in Pashhow, i got bored, so i head out to the highlands. grab a choco to head to san, and decide to roam around her spawn. i was drk/rng for widescan, you know how it goes. i hit widescan a few times see a rampageing ram, go kill it get his horn (now if i can get other for the purple belt). I hit widescan again, and i see stray mary. I think to my self, someone must already have it, owell. i should just go watch. i get there, see mary and no one. i look around, see nothing. And long story short, she dies and only drops milk, like every other kill. she spawned right there where F6,7 meet G6,7. mabe ill head back out there another time
For Bard who need the horn
# Nov 14 2004 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
I needed the horn for my bard so i decided to camp this already overcamped NM, i brought the material to craft Sheep Leather, i saw mary twice already claimed by one of the many Ranger/Thief roaming the area but i made 100k with all the sheep leathers, enough to buy the horn! :D

Edited, Sun Nov 14 04:40:48 2004
1 for 1
# Nov 14 2004 at 12:31 AM Rating: Good
649 posts
Finally after weeks, yes weeks lookin for this stupid ewe I got fed up did bst quest and came back on a choc. I hit wide scan and five minutes later i was fightin her. First time I've ever seen her, beat a 37 rng to her.... F-7 got the kill

WOOT! :) dropped skin, milk and horn yay me!
# Nov 12 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
This sheep was cake for me. I was just farming skns when I claimed her. I wasn't really paying attention and when I saw 'Stray Mary' out of the corner of my eye I was like OMG! After about 2 minutes she bit the dust and dropped the milk, but no horn. I look foward to our next encounter! :D
# Nov 04 2004 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
146 posts
Stray Mary, 0/2 for me... dropped the milk both times, but no horn. I killed it the second time today... the weirdest thing was, that after killing it, I went to G-9 on the map, and there it was again. Engaged in battle with someone else, tho... Either there were two Mary's at the same time, or that spawn location map is wrong...

EDIT1: Son of a...! 0/3 now... dropped only Milk this time. I'm getting frustrated...

Current record: 1/4
After posting EDIT1, I went back, and after 20 mins. claimed Stray Mary again, and it dropped da horn! Finally!

...oh, and those who are intrested: all Mary kills were made with 50RDM/15THF... :)

Edited, Fri Nov 5 09:14:34 2004
# Nov 02 2004 at 3:20 PM Rating: Decent
189 posts

Watched it die 9:00ish watched it pop again 10:15ish. Dropped mary's horn and milk. Perfect for my lvl 26 bard. btw- whm/blm no widescan or treasure hunter... maybe cuz full moon 95% or it could just be my lucky taru ***, i am 2/30 on archers ring <hmmmm>..
# Nov 02 2004 at 3:07 AM Rating: Decent
375 posts
I really don't like this *******. And neither does it like me. I am 1/23 on Horn drop. 16 kills straight with nothing but the milk and the miscellaneous sheep drops. 17th, got the horn. Now at 23 with just that one drop on record. And no, I don't have the horn on that account. I sent it to the mule so I can take it out for whenever I lvl my BRD or its needed. Always hunting em with my 50thf/rng. HATE YOU MARY!!

Oh right, and spawn time does indeed vary from a matter of minutes, to hours. From what I've seen, it is indeed a placeholder NM (kill the Mad Sheep to make it spawn randomly) although I could be wrong. And radius of spawn is HUGE. From collumns F/G-5 (lower half of 5)through F/G-9. So basically, there's a lot of ground to cover. Which is why you NEED RNG sub to find Mary faster. The large radius discourages many players, so its not really camped very often. Most of the time THF/RNG, RNG/THF, or high lv BST/THF are going to be the ones who camp and/or find this NM.

Edited, Tue Nov 2 03:16:17 2004
I'm confused
# Oct 30 2004 at 4:04 PM Rating: Decent
168 posts
I hunted the Mary for the first time last night for about 2 hrs. I saw nuthing. I know I have to be patient. I'm just confused on the actual location of it. In previous posts it was said to be in F-6, F-7, F-8, and (the one that confuses me is) G-9. Is it really spread over that large of an area?
Never plvl and hunt NMS
# Oct 25 2004 at 6:54 PM Rating: Excellent

Well one day I was farming mary and i saw my ls friend, taynte.I completely said (Please dont pull Stray Mary if you see her)they understood and I was camping her right where I was plvling.It all went good until the japaneese player pulled mary.This party was in the lvl 10s.Sombody called for help, im not saying who.then of course if you call for help you cant the drop.I was pissed and left.
I guess its my fault for plvling while hunting Mary.I also should of noticed that i dont think the japaneese player said he understood
Lucky Me
# Oct 25 2004 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
Well ya know how it is hunt Stray Mary,get happy as hell cause you got her, defeat her, then get pissed because you dont see your Mary's horn in your invetory.Ha.Thats not how it is in my case.I got her while farming with omegawrrior.
While we were trying to get beehive chips and sheepskins to make wool by againg them with my blm, then I saw mary and I cant rememmember who got her because this was a while back.

Then when we defeated her i saw that it said you have found Mary's horn.I didnt know what it was worth.Omega was soo hapy he said thats worth 150k,at that time it was worth 150k.Now its worth around 100k.
I sold it and we each got 80k because omega told me to sell it for 160 and it sold a few hours later.
My other story was when i was going to go farm Leaping Lizzard and I decided to stay for a few minutes to see if Mary would pop.Well i got caught up and stayed waiting for about 30minutes and Mary popped.I was right by her trying to use my poison to get her but it kept messing up i had to use it 4times.I finally got her and she dropped her horn.Well when I farmed with omega that was my first time but when I had gotten it by myself that was my fourth time.
marys milk
# Oct 20 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
iam 2/2 with her milk lol no horn yet but its still really fun to beat the crap outta her :P

lv40war/20mnk :)
Poor 17THF
# Oct 15 2004 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
170 posts
So im campin Rams and such, and i see Mary on widescan, so i flee over there. Much to my dismay, i see 4 people around her. i noticed the person engaged was at half health. as people started leaving in disappointment, i checked this guy and he was fighting mary as a 17THF.. i laughed a little and got my steal macro ready for when he died or disengaged.. fortunantly he disengaged and i "stole" Mary.. after killing her and gettin the Milk and Horn i was pretty happy.. the 17THF was resting in the area, and i gave him the Milk for his trouble.. the horn was mine though:)

*had i been a mage i would of healed him, but as a THF/RNG, that wasnt an option
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