I don’t know that it has to be creative. Set an Intent and appropriate Task, and roll. These tasks will probably span considerable time.
“I travel the land seeking the best blacksmith in the land to come to work in my castle bailey.”
“Are you Circling?”
“No, I wouldn’t know the best already, and anyway that would be an awful Ob. I’ll stop at each village and give a speech at the crossroads or in front of the biggest building, mentioning a substantial pay, so that the people will know and spread my message. The best blacksmith will come to me.”
“Sounds like Oratory, and a couple months travel.”
“Can I link in Resources?”
“No, that will come later. The best blacksmith will be quite the asset, but the pay will be a whole +1 Ob on your maintenance tests. You better make good use of their skill!”
“Ouch, but okay. Rolling Oratory.”
Similarly, say how you’re going about attracting people to a village, what you’re doing to encourage tradespeople, or farmers, or craftspeople to seek out a new life in this domain. How soldiers are recruited, how the town will be funded, how merchants are lured to this new trade route. Generally, say how news of this new place is spread for your Task (minstrels? proclamations sent by rider? rumours spread of new wealth to be had? personally travelling to spread word of mouth? writing a letter to persuade a neighbouring lord to send some settlers?), and what that is intended to accomplish as Intent (any of the above, for example), and agree and roll.