Still the same issue after the 1.10 patch. I can't pledge anywhere, and the game thinks I don't need to. I should've noticed something was wrong when I could pledge areas with higher recommended power levels than Lincolnscire but now I'm stuck. I'm at power level 400 and my only areas left are Lincolnscire and Hamtunscire. There are no "king" markers on the map in their locations, it's just blank. I'm not sure when I was supposed to pledge Lincolnscire but I'm betting it was 50+ hours of gameplay ago when I lost that option.
There is a man sitting at the dock that I assume has to do with the Lincolnscire arc, and Eivor noticed him but I couldn't interact with him or anything. I can talk to Randvi and look at the map but I can't choose either place to pledge.
I've also seen other threads where people couldn't pledge, either to Lincolnscire like me or sometimes even earlier in the game. Didn't seem to be platform specific either.
I should've noticed something was wrong when I could pledge areas with higher recommended power levels but now I'm stuck. I can't pledge anything, I'm at power level 400 and my only areas left are Lincolnscire and Hamtunscire. I've also never returned to Norway, which I assume is a plot point near the end.
Also, I've tried to upgrade the Fowl Farm and Cattle Farm a few times and I'm not getting any progress, they're still level 1 although it did use my raw materials so I probably can't reach level 6 for my settlement either.