Ortaak was a Drone Cyclops who fought in the Locust War. Like most Cyclops, he was highly skilled at using salvaged Seran technology, such as the Lancer and its chainsaw bayonet. During the Defense of Arethea in A.E. 8, Ortaak and a number of other Drones attempted to flank an enemy chaingun emplacement and kill its operator. They managed to dig through enemy countermeasures, emerging from behind their trenches, and Ortaak immediately charged in, chainsaw revved. The startled Gears fell one by one as he mercilessly chopped them down, but PV2 Solomon Irotaka soon engaged him in a "chainsaw duel". Solomon, much weaker than Ortaak, was overpowered and his Lancer was knocked from his hands, but before Ortaak could kill him, SGT Aidan Johnson beheaded the Locust with his Mk. 1 Lancer.