this Gamorrean was the Captain of Jabba the Hutt's personal guard at his palace in the desert of Tatooine. In addition to his duty of guarding the main entrance to the palace, Jabba had assigned Ortugg to key an eye on Tessek. When Luke Skywalker first entered Jabba's palace, Ortugg tried to stop him. Luke used the Force to choke the Gamorrean, holding him at bay until he reached Jabba's audience chamber. In the wake of Jabba's death at the Pit of Carkoon, Ortugg and his soldiers tried to hold Jabba's palace against invasion and break-in. They considered it an honor to hold the palace until Jabba's return, depsite the fact that the crimelord was actually dead.