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The Battle of Morag was the first battle in the Quest for the Orb. The Orb was hidden with the Power Stone stored inside, on the planet Morag, storing it in a secret tomb that was hidden beneath the planet's vast ocean. The ocean would recede every 300 years, making the tomb accessible.

Background

The Ravagers are hired by a Xandarian merchant called the Broker to recover the Orb from the planet Morag. In an attempt to separate from the Ravagers, Star-Lord travels to Morag alone to recover the Orb.

Battle

Star-Lord entered the Temple Vault and retrieved the Orb from the containment device with a Gravity Mine. Korath the Pursuer arrived with a group of Sakaarans to retrieve the Orb for Ronan the Accuser.

The Sakaarans surrounded Quill and Korath demanded the Orb. Quill turned the Orb over but kicked a Plasma Sphere at the two Sakaarans which broke and disintegrated them. Quill shot Korath with his Quad Blasters and retrieved the Orb. Korath got to his feet and shot at Quill who ducked and escaped through the hole in the wall created by the blast with his Jet Boots.

Quill headed for the Milano as Korath pursued him. Quill threw the Gravity Mine near the Sakaarans guarding the Milano, pulling them to the ground and allowing Quill to enter the ship. Quill was able to lift off and dodge several blasts from the Necroblaster canon. The Milano is caught in a geyser before Quill is able to escape into space.