welcome back to game . since you have a count pledge i would say ask if any kingdoms will let u join thier discord.. chk thir chats and see thier maturity or naivetee lvls .. shortlist one or two kingdoms... then chk the dukes and duchess within that kingdom.. and figure out which duchy u want to be part of.
if time is short and u havnt made up ur mind or made contacts... chk thecontinent map and chk out various counties on ur own. shortlist some of them. ask in discord if anyone is from that kingdom/duchy.. talk to them.. see if u like what they say .. more importantly ask for access to their discord .. scroll some 4-7 days earlier and see the type of talk to see if they are type of peeps u want to above u in game.
in short- start by perusing the map for potential countys- shortlist. If u think trying to find out which dukes would be ok (that one of ur shortlisted countys is in ) is gonna be a major hassle with the short time before count selections next week , then wait for duchy selection to nearly end.. then chk the duchys that have no player selected and would have a npc duke/duchess... and try to choose a county within that.
u still have time to make some intelligent good choice for urself using that map atm and during the ongoing duchy selection at the time this reply post . GOOD LUCK and WELCOME BACK!.. also get some gaming freinds in ur other game to get in ur county with a bloodline pack and a currently available stand alone mayor pack.
as u would be the count in urcounty- u can easily sell parcles of land to thier small selttments in ur county and make them grow later on. it is not yet late to have freinds and play and expand from ur county :D