SWEET MOTHER OF FU
I just learned that the Antagoniser does not actually need to be in the Sphere's company to make it hate me. Which is bad, because the Sphere planet is right in the middle of my undefended centre, providing patrols for the hinterland. And I haven't spotted that damned Antagoniser yet, either - in fact, I doubt I will. It's a 120-planet map with most worlds still unexplored.
And my fleet can't move to intercept the Gatlings because there's a devourer golem in the way. Or maybe I could transport them past it? In either case, my economy isn't strong enough to support sustained fleet efforts against the Gatlings while simultaneously going on a clueless search for the antagoniser while there's L8 Spire Hammer waves and hybrids and all kinds of nasties swarming around everywhere.
Be blunt, gentlemen: How screwed am I?
Update: Transported my Fleet into the Beast's Belly, pushed the Gatlings back far enough to build a base on top of a wormhole - as well as a Cursed Golem. Didn't intend to take it before, preferring to leave things to the Dyson, but by now it hardly makes a difference, eh? Lost half my starships and my entire base fleet, trashing my economy right now to rebuild the latter. Trying to get some stationary defences set up, but I doubt I'll have the resources. mkIII counterattack wave coming in, too, in addition to tonnes of hybrids from alerted planets I couldn't neuter yet, as well as threat waves from where I pulled fleet and patrols away. The remaining allied Gatlings are doing their defensive duty so far, but they're being thinned out bit by bit. Also, they apparently can't be arsed to go back to the Dyson Sphere and clean house. Hostile Gatlings are accumulating faster than I dare to count.
So, the situation is FUBAR as per the usual. I may have mere minutes left. How can I locate the antagoniser?