Flash Point

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Flash Point is a short story from The Road to War, volume two of the Course Books. It focuses on a critical problem on board the Saratoga, the cause of which is hinted but not fully disclosed.

Chronologically, this story takes place after Forbidden from The Concourse to Victory, as proven by the ship's Mithrill and Adamantium armor, which causes the problem.

In the story, Kendrick explains to Rian Wildfire that he has written a divination program for the ship's computer, supposed to help the Wildfire targeting system. Unknown to Kendrick, his computer program is super-charging the ship's buffer.

The story ends with Hunter and Jason emptying the buffer, in the process shutting down Kendrick's program. In the final seconds before they succeed, the near-death experience gives Hunter an important revelation.

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