The FFXIV retainer NPC isn't something that you automatically starts with in game. But once you get to around the level 20 quest in the main story line it will become available to you. So, what is a retainer and what can it do for you? A lot.
Once available, You can create a NPC that stores your items and extra Gil you may want to put away for a rainy day in Eorzea. You can also sell from your retainer. there is a lot to do in this game but getting associated with the retainer system is something you want to jump into when you can.
Questions, comments and pictures are all welcomed.
My retainer is super hot!
I made mine look just like my character. I did that because the character creation was already saved and I'm lazy, not because I'm some weird narcisist that needs 3 versions of himself to look at all the time. That would be crazy...