6:00:01 - looks like the super hybrid is out there, and the signal (antagonizer-under-construction) is out there too. And we don't know where. Lovely
The dyson pop-cap bug will protect us from the antagonizer and converter, but not from the third stage, so looking for that...
6:03:37 - NRC Silo launches an EMPIII, Raid starship executes target practice.
6:06 - antagonizer is up, still haven't found it
- assassinated a hybrid spawner
6:07 - super hybrid spotted on HYBRID HERE. Odd naming coincidence. It's just passing through, no antagonizer here, but I can trace back its path...
6:08 - significant hybrid attack on Mikdesne, command station lost in hopes that the hybrids will back off after the successful attack and the system can be reclaimed; fort powered down elsewhere to prevent brownout
6:11 - Reweras falls to some hybrids that didn't give it up, but the wind is out of their sails now.
6:14 - both planets back up, sweep for antagonizer continues
6:16 - Dyson Antagonizer located on Yunsudu (boy am I glad I listened to Shrugging Khan and made the alert show the location if you'd ever scouted the system since the antagonizer was built rather than requiring current scout coverage; I didn't even notice it at first as I was desperately trying to get my scouts one more hop)
6:17 - another hybrid attack on Mikdesne; meeting it in force this time, and avoided needing to rebuild again
6:21 - NRC Lightning III kamikazes the Mikdesne garrison, taking out most of it. Irony in here somewhere.
6:24 - the bad news about the antagonizer is that it's under an FF far away from wormholes and near a gravity drain
6:37 - lost Mikdesne again to hybrids (barely), rebuilt again
6:41 - finished scraping the K off the Dyson planet; at this point I might have the resources to consider repairing the botnet, but I don't think I could pull off repairing and defending it and all that, so I'll leave it to a more experienced commander
After I found the antagonizer I made an attempt to assassinate it. Brutal failure
I made a few attempts to start clearing the first planet on the route to but without committing all my fleet assets and probably pulling some static cap into a beachhead effort I didn't think I could really work through that blob of hybrids. So basically I didn't accomplish a whole lot
But I survived!
Edit: the next commander has something like 700k m + 700k c to work with, so hopefully someone who knows how to play this game (rather than just make it painful for other people) can make progress on the botnet and/or antagonizer fairly quickly