In order to setup your free deed, use your Deed Stake, from your inventory. Setting up may be tricky at first, the easiest size to maximize space is 9x9x10x10 (North South East West).
After you have named your settlement you will be taken to check your settings page. Here you want to double check a few things. First ensure your tile Cost is 4 silver or less. Second that you have 0 extra perimeter tiles. Third there are no guards right now. Lastly confirm that 0 irons will be taken from your bank.
- Too close to another deed
- Overlapping another players house
- Too many creatures in the area.
Now lets go back and add your guards you can do this via your settlement token or character window.
From character window right click the body image on the bottom left hand side and select Manage > Settlement > Manage Guards.