Tip of the Spear
Despite viable direction being undertaken, war is coming.
It's not war in quite the way you might think so please don't overly think the problem.
The universe is big, vast and absolutely awesome. It's home to so many varieties of beings which make this dimension so full of life, choices and consequences. Within that context there is a revolution taking place with the latest waves of emanations merely the tip of the iceberg.
Call it the tip of the spear.
Cue Jaws and the blurb about it not being safe to go into the water.