It was renowned for its prosperous textile manufacturing industries which contributed to Emmeria's economic prosperity.
The city resembles a Middle-Eastern town with sand covering a majority of the landscape.
After the loss of cities such as Gracemeria and San Loma, the majority of the Anean continent was under Estovakian control. As the Estovakian military approached the coast, the Emmerian Air Force's 303rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, which was usually stationed at Ortara, was transferred to Khesed Island. Eventually, Estovakia took control of the city as well.
On January 26, 2016, the Emmerians launched their landing operation which would spread across the coastline of the Anean continent. One operations during the mission was to recapture the city of Ortara and its airfield. With the combined efforts of the Quox Armored Battalion, Yellow Jacket helicopter unit and Garuda Team fighter squadron, the city and it's airfield were liberated.