My first playthough, having previously only tinkered a little with the beta.
I build my settlement and explore a little...only to suddenly be informed that my settlement has been "conquered by the creatures"...upon which it is destroyed and (weirdly, given that it tells me at the start I can only found my settlement once) I can create a new settlement again.
I presume I need to stick closer to my settlement to start with...but are there no cues or indicators that it is being attacked? Does it get wiped out in a single "hit" unless I have some kind of standing army in my town?
Help for the n00b is required!
(also, what creatures?)