I was wrestling with a very similar question last event. For context, I play one of the Leaguish generals, so players from my nation who are interested in the military side of the game often speak to me. However, last event was unusual in that (for reasons I still don’t know) I had six characters introduced to me over the course of the weekend in exactly the same way: ‘this is X, they want to be involved in the military game, can you help them?’ Sometimes by the egregore, sometimes by their mates, sometimes on their own initiative.
This got a bit tricky after a while because I was scratching my head trying to think of stuff for them all to do (felt a bit like a quest giver in Warcraft, but resisted the urge to send any of them off to find the livers of six wild boars). Plus I was trying to assess what each of them was really interested in, what they were capable of and how much effort they wanted/were willing to put in. One of the things which came out of this was a realisation that it is much easier for me if people can give me a more specific idea of what they want.
‘Gimme something to do’ is actually kinda hard and takes a disproportionate amount of my time. However, ‘I would like to help the troops going through the sentinel gate by ensuring they have the right potions’ or ‘I want to do military espionage’ are dead easy - I instantly know who to introduce them to, how to get them started and can set them up with a mission. So from my own experience my advice is try to come up with specific areas you might want to target if you can, or at the very least have an idea of what your strengths genuinely are.