The Postman Always K.O.s Twice  

Start Area: Windurst Walls
Start NPC:Ambrosius (J - 12)
Related Areas:East Sarutabaruta
Tahrongi Canyon
Related Mobs:Ambrosius (J - 12)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
Grants Gil:500
(Average from 7 ratings)
Items Required:Damp Envelope
Muddy Bar Tab
Odd Postcard
Torn Epistle
This Quest is Repeatable
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Letters drop from various creatures that are needed by Ambrosius, who is in Windurst Walls by the Auction House North West corner of J-12:

  • Muddy Bar Tab and Torn Epistle - Torn Epistle only drops in West Sarutabaruta, Muddy Bar Tab drops in East Sarutabaruta. Both are found on Rarabs.
  • Odd Postcard and Damp Envelope - Both Drops off Canyon Rarabs in Tahrongi.

Turn in 1 for 50 gil, 2 for 150 gil, 3 for 250 gil and 4 for 500 gil.


This page last modified 2007-09-21 11:06:48.
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Making the most fame
# Feb 06 2008 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Would it be worth more fame to hand in all the items together, or separately?

Edited, Feb 6th 2008 3:43am by InvincibleShield
what a pushover
# Apr 08 2007 at 8:18 AM Rating: Decent
All I have to say about it is: What kind of pooner gets owned by a lvl 10ish non-aggroing rabbit, then gets his mail stolen? Well thats my 2 gil ._.
what a pushover
# Mar 15 2009 at 8:24 PM Rating: Decent
# Mar 07 2007 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
its pretty easy to get these items and still gain lvls (on a lower lvl job)and prolly get ur fame up atleast a lvl
All 4 Items
# Mar 13 2005 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
To prevent confusion during this quest, since I was confused a little bit after reading everything here.

I just did this quest, and YES, you can recieve all four items in one trip. In Tahrongi Canyon specifically, just keep killing the Canyon Rarabs and you will eventually land both the Odd Postcard and Damp Envelope.

Of course you can not recieve multiple of one item. But you can carry all four items in your inventory.
Newer Question:
# Aug 30 2004 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
I have the Muddy Tab bar and Torn Epistole in my inventory.but when I talk to the J-12's man he always repeat one sentence and it seem i can not finish my quest.
RE: Newer Question:
# Sep 02 2004 at 4:39 AM Rating: Default
Finally i know why,should use 'Trade' not just 'Talk' to him.^^
# May 04 2004 at 6:05 PM Rating: Decent
793 posts
so... wouldnt fame go up faster if you just turn in one at a time?
RE: fame
# May 27 2004 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
229 posts
Not necessarily. Turning in one at a time gets you less gil than turning them in all at once. So why wouldn't it be the same way with fame? Either way, I don't think there is a good way to tell either way. However, there are easier quests to do for fame then running around killing rarabs in three different zones.
How to pass in at once?
# Jan 16 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
Should I store the letters in mog safe and then turn them in all at once? Or can I turn them in one at a time until I've passed in 5 to get 500 gil?
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 13 2004 at 7:52 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) trade any 5 of them u get 500
RE: How to pass in at once?
# Feb 13 2004 at 9:19 PM Rating: Good
Bar Tab and Epistle are both Rare/Ex, so i assume the others are as well.
thus, to pass in more than one at a time, you need to find more than one different type.

ie, you can't have 2 Torn Epistles at the same time. but you could turn in a Torn Epistle and a Muddy Bar Tab.. and thus get 150.

it's 4 items, for 500gil, btw.
# Jan 09 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Default
If you can't get the quest, just give the Muddy Bar Tab to Ambrosius at J-12 first. It works like a charm.
fame and gil
# Jan 09 2004 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
I was just wondering if handing in the 4 seperately, even tho it gets you lots less gil, might give you more fame (completing the quest 4 times instead of once). Any thoughts?
Turning In
# Jan 07 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
Do make sure you are holding on til you have multiple pieces. I didn't and turned them in one at a time and only got 50g each...guess next time I'll read the site first...
conceited letter
# Jan 06 2004 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
Be careful that you dont turn in the conceited letter. the postman will take it and give you a little gil. but this letter is for another quest and you get alot more money.
# Dec 28 2003 at 5:33 AM Rating: Default
I've killed dozens and dozens of Rarab in the Tahrongi Canyons... I started the quest about 200 xp from level 12 and now I got 1k xp left to go to level 13.. get the picture? heheh And I've gotten the postcard, but no matter what I do, I dont get the damp envelope. Is there something I need to do to trigger it? I 've got the other three pieces of mail already
RE: Envelope
# Jan 04 2004 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
you can only carry one at a time

you have to give the one you have and then get a second, and so on...
RE: Envelope
# Feb 21 2004 at 1:14 AM Rating: Default
not true i had the odd postcard and damp envalope in my inventory at the same time
RE: Envelope
# Feb 25 2005 at 2:56 PM Rating: Good
634 posts
exactly. you can only have one of _each_ of these items at a time.

If you want to do a bunch of repeats of this quest for fame (and if low lev possibly gil), I'd recommend doing it at the same time as some other repeatables. This way you'll get more bang for your buck so to speak, and get more repeats per trip.

For Windy fame, a good set of repeats are the Mandragora Mad and Teachers Pet quests. Kill Mandragoras for Cornettes (many per trip), Yuhtunga Sulfur (RA item so only 1 per trip), and 4-leaf mandra buds for the Mandragora Mad quest.

You will also get some 2 leaf mandra buds while you kill... turn them in with a bird feather (can drop from any of the birds in Saruta and surrounding areas) for the Teacher's Pet quest. The 2 leaf bud is also Rare, so you'll only get one repeat per trip of this one also.

While you're out there also kill rabbits to get the 4 pieces of RA/EX dropped mail. If you have the space, keep all the rabbit hides for a repeatable quest for Sandy fame, or sell in stacks (preferrably in Sandy or Bastok due to the local guilds' demand for them) at AH.

By working on several of these repeatables at once that involve RA/EX drops, you will get more completions done per hour than if you just try to repeat the one with the mail over and over again.

Edited, Fri Feb 25 17:31:37 2005
# Nov 27 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
i found a Postcard which also worked for this quest
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 26 2003 at 11:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Regine (at J-8 in the Magicmart) needs someone to help distribute his brochures. There are 15 places you need to go:
# Nov 26 2003 at 11:16 PM Rating: Default
Its 50 if you turn in one at that time 150 if you turn in two at the time and so on
# Nov 25 2003 at 6:30 AM Rating: Default
when it says turn in 1 for 50 and 2 for 150..
does that mean that if you turn in one at a time you only get 50 gil for each but if you do 2 at once you get 150?
# Nov 04 2003 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
105 posts
can you have more than one "muddy bar tab" at the same time? or you have to turn it in everytime you have it? i never able to get 2 of them at the same time....
RE: wonder
# Jul 07 2004 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
293 posts
Since it is a rare/exclusive item you can only have one at a time. Just turn that one in and you'll be good to go at getting another one.
RE: wonder
# Nov 10 2003 at 9:06 PM Rating: Default
Nope, you can only hold one at a time.
Torn Epistole
# Nov 03 2003 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
Just a note, the Torn Epistole is ONLY in West Saru, and the Muddy Bar Tab is only in East Saru.

Easy as hell to get though, I've gotten the tab like 20 times in the past two days.
RE: Torn Epistole
# Nov 21 2003 at 2:27 AM Rating: Default
I've gotten both in East AND West, and you get the other 2 from Canyon Rarabs up in Tahrongi (I got both from the same rarab actually.

RE: Torn Epistole
# Nov 13 2003 at 2:47 AM Rating: Default
Muddy Bar Tab only in East Saru

Funny, I got botht he Torn Epistole and the Muddy Bar Tab in West Saru.
Repeatable quest
# Nov 03 2003 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
My roommate did this quest and it was repeatable for the gil.
True quest name
# Nov 03 2003 at 2:22 AM Rating: Excellent
The actual quest name for this quest is "The Postman Always K.O.s Twice"

Edited, Mon Nov 3 02:23:20 2003
# Nov 02 2003 at 1:56 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
I believe the name of the Suspicious Card is actually Odd Postcard. It dropped from Rarab in the Tahrongi Canyon.
RE: Name
# Nov 03 2003 at 9:17 PM Rating: Default
That is correct. In the American version it is called "Odd Postcard"
muddy bill
# Nov 01 2003 at 3:55 AM Rating: Default
the 'muddy bill' is actually titled muddy bar tab
One of the letters is...
# Oct 31 2003 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
One of the quest drops is actually "torn epistle", which I believe is the tattered love letter.

And indeed, turned it in- kaching - 50 gil. :)
RE: One of the letters is...
# Nov 25 2003 at 6:32 AM Rating: Default
when it says turn one in for 50 gil 2 in for 150 gil...
does that mean that if i do one at a time i get 50 for each but if i do 2 at once i get 150?
or is it 50 for the first one , 150 for the second?
# Oct 31 2003 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
Ambrosius is in Windurst Walls by the Auction House North West corner of J-12
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