The Nova Corps are responsible for arresting Gamora, Peter, Rocket, and Groot since these with his fight made a fuss in Xandar. Then Denarian Saal informs Irani Rael the capture of Gamora, an ally of Ronan. Later, Rhomman Dey and Saal presented the group, hearing their criminal records, Saal says they are a bunch of A-holes.
While a meeting took place, Dey enters and informs Rael that Ronan has an Infinity Stone and Peter and his friends were going to help them, skeptical Saal not believe him but Dey tells them he does believe in them.
During the Battle of Xandar, many Nova Corps gave their lives in battle to protect Xandar. Later, Irani Rael put the Orb in confinement in a high-security vault.