||Something on this planet has the potential to create enormous havoc for the inhabitants if it is not kept safely contained by its keepers. Whether a massive seismic fault line suppressed by pretech terraforming technology, a disease that has to be quarantined within hours of discovery, or an ancient alien relic that requires regular upkeep in order to prevent planetary catastrophe, the menace is a constant shadow on the populace.
||Hostile outsider bent on freeing the menace, Misguided fool who thinks he can use it, Reckless researcher who thinks he can fix it
||Keeper of the menace, Student of its nature, Victim of the menace
||The menace would bring great wealth along with destruction, The menace is intelligent, The natives don’t all believe in the menace
||A key to unlock the menace, A precious byproduct of the menace, The secret of the menace’s true nature
||Guarded fortress containing the menace, Monitoring station, Scene of a prior outbreak of the menace