I've seen a table marked "Disturbance" next to all my other important informational bars. The number started at zero, and as my colony grew in size and power the Disturbance number began to grow as well, up to several hundred. At first I thought it was how distressed my colonists were, but the number increased even as I improved the colonists' lodgings and workplaces. Then the sky fell, and I realized that the number did not track our disturbance, but something Else. Who are we Disturbing? Is it one gestalt entity that would crush a colony like a man squishes a bothersome tick? Is it the land itself, crying in defiance against the Empire's voracious appetites? Is it our REDACTED predecessors, treating our childish tinkering like a worldwide alarm clock? Or is it simply that our desperate steam-powered flailing is a candle in the vast dark, inviting hosts of incomprehensible horrors to scrutinize and extinguish us?