So I was playing, actually bought the game now, and while I was trying to get to level 12, the town got invaded by several things. So I went up and killed them all.
After everyone had gone back to their places and the town was safe the 'attack' sounds and icon was still going.
I figure that's ok, I'll complete a few quests and be done with it. No such luck, ever quest done and I couldn't complete the town, I assumed it was because of the town attack that wasn't. Either way I had to start a new town