War breaks out on the home planet of the Galactic Federation. G-staff personnel are turned against each other. Phasor bolts of demon-fire red---set to kill, and cool blue---set to stun, light up the sky. And phasor cannons tear apart the barracks of the G-staff.
The outcome is chaos, exactly what Thorne, the second in command of the Galactic Federation, was striving for. After causing wide spread confusion, Thorne starts his travel to the computer control center at the middle of the computer planet. Once there he will be able to take control of the Federation starfleet, and then no one will be able to stop him from usurping the Galaefship.
Ben races after him, but Thorne has a one day head start, and it doesn't look as if Ben will be able to stop him.
A loud crashing sound, like thunder in the night, caused Lyil to roll over in bed and sit up. In a state of somewhere between sleep and semi-consciousness she was wondering if she had dreamed that horrible noise. Suddenly another one, but this time louder and closer caused her to jump out of bed wide awake with her adrenalin flowing like water out of a broken water pipe. She knew it was no dream. She grabbed her phasor-proof vest off the stand next to her bed and started to put it on, but just then a phasor bolt from a phasor cannon tore out the side wall of her bedroom. It caused a deafening explosion and catapulted her against the closet door. Her head hit the metal, and her eyes rolled up into her head. She fell to the floor in a state of stupor and remained like that for several seconds. Finally, she regained enough consciousness to push herself up on her knees. Her body ached, and she had to shake her head in an attempt to chase away the blackness, which was closing in. Something is terribly wrong, she thought, and this is no time to blackout.