While I'm open to recommendations, I first need to make sure I understand the game mechanics of founding new cities. I started in the bottom left of the pangea in Strard.
I've expanded my initial city five times. I had just learned about leveling up a district before the last expansion and was lucky to get two-for-one. But I just got a quest to found a new city and level up both it and one of its new districts.
Within your Empire, raise a new City Center and a new District to their Level 2.
However, all seven regions surrounding mine--first ring of Oyvinn, Horlaken, and Menavin and second ring of Ipedan, Dels, Lodera, and Garint--contain enemy cities. And the user's manual states that each region may host only one city.
Each region can host exactly one city, never more. It you want to conquer a region which is already claimed by another empire, you must first capture its city.
Since Kentamys has no city yet, to expand must I either take a settler there (or another region without a city) or conquer one of the regions listed above. Furthermore, will I be able to complete the quest by conquering an existing city?