The Forged Kingdoms has a dynamic story so it's all up to you. Become a farmer, become a knight, or maybe become a king. What would you like to be able to do?
Progression from a systems point of view boils down to a few specific types.
Charachter improvements-improving your skills, getting stronger, learning more about the world, etc.
Social improvements-making friends/alleys and gaining control over npcs.
Gear improvements-getting better swords and items, building houses and outposts, and making money.
Unlike other RPGs, there cannot be direct story progression. Nothing is "locked off" while waiting for the player to complete a checklist.