I sorry to ask this but were can I even find the wards. I've been all over Lower L and I can't seem to find it for some crazy reason..
Also you said: (they stay exactly where you left them, either in the Wards or dismissed)
Now I have a retainer but haven't seen an option so seen him to the wards.
Does he go there after you dismissed him? I've only seen one bell to call the retainer and that's at the Inn.
The Market Wards for Limsa Lominsa are at the Southern Islands. Go to the zone line there and select the interact option from your main menu (which will be "Teleport"). Confirm that you want to go to the Market Wards and it will then present you with a list of Market Wards to choose from.
No, he doesn't go there when dismissed. He doesn't go any where. To station a retainer in Market Ward, you must call him there (you'll have an option to do so) and then select "Finished managing" from the menu. The retainer will then remain there if he has something in his Bazaar (otherwise, he's dismissed--but a retainer who gets his Bazaar emptied by buyers will remain out, however). Note that you can't summon a retainer that you've left out in a Ward; you must go back to where you left him. Incidentally, there are retainer bells in both of the large NPC vendor markets in LL in addition to the one in the Adventurers' Guild. Edited, Oct 13th 2010 11:12am by ChrisMattern