this vicious, Dug bounty hunter was part of the group hired by Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader to hunt down Sagoro Autem, during the months following the Clone Wars. Tartuta was able to locate Autem at the same time as the Shistavenan hunter Severian, but rather than capturing Autem, the pair fought amongst themselves. Tartuta managed to sever Severian's right hand in their struggle, and Severian was forced to retreat and get medical attention. This allowed Tartuta to confront Autem on his own. They fought briefly, and just when Tartuta managed to gain the upper hand, he was shot and killed by a hidden assailant. Autem silently thanked the killing blast, unaware that it came from Evan Hessler.