If you chose to, you could sell your title ingame for EP to buy more stuff related to what you want to do, but if you wanted to do blacksmithing stuff, you could be a mayor and make your town be a blacksmithing town, or something like that. But if you wanted to just be a blacksmith on a smaller scale, i'd have room in my town for a blacksmith ;)
With your pledge at that level you'll get more than one spark of life. So you could always govern a town but make another character in your town as a blacksmith, so your doing both things. Just have one as your main and one as a side character. If they are in the same family as well, you can use the mayor to fund the blacksmith :D
If Alpha 1 is your main thought right now though, you could pledge at that level and worry about the other stuff later, because you can always drop titles or upgrade your pledge for stuff later on.
have you decided where in Nirath you plan to settle yet? if not might i recommend my own county ;) Edwinstowe County that is.
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/u7acavZ
I want to open an arena in my own town, depending on the size of town needed for that kinda of thing, and well i see taverns as working well with arena's :D so maybe our plans could align eventually..... but if you already have a county that you'll be in then np and gl hf :D
Your plans sound like they will work quite well with my town/county, so if you'd like a Discord Invite to discuss more, here you go... :D https://discord.gg/u7acavZ
Basically I'm a Count and in my Town one of the features that I'll be making sure that I have is an Arena. From this Arena your group can train for PvP in privacy and maybe have competitions against other PvP minded players. I'll also be part of a Duchy that has an NPC Duke, and we'll need PvP players to help overthrow the Duke. So plenty of siege warfare will be available, but also loads of PvP for peace time as well :D
If you want to know anything else, ask here or on Discord and I'll answer when i see you post :D
Sounds good :D might be interested in joining an existing one. Will continue thinking about what i might do though until i feel i need to make a decision :D Either that or i may randomly pick a duchy in the kingdom come land selection :D