When the Avengers arrived on the Kree homeworld, hoping to broker peace and protect Earth from becoming collateral damage in the war, they were confronted by Starforce, who believed them part of a plot to assassinate the Kree rulers. While they are there, the Shi’ar assassin Deathbird carried out the assassinations and Starforce arrests the Avengers. Starforce then headed out on a mission to assassinate Lilandra, the Shi’ar empress. Little did they know though that another group of Avengers was there and they, along with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard, defeated Starforce. The Avengers, having exposed Skrull infiltrators in the Shi’ar court, pleaded for Starforce’s lives and attempted to convince Lilandra not to deploy the Nega Bomb, a weapon of mass destruction against the Kree. Starforce was spared, but the Skrulls seized the bomb and took it to Kree space.