Haffaton was a side founded by Lex Doothis, an adventurous warlord that found a level 2 barbarian capital site and chose to split off from his original side. At the peak of its power, Haffaton was the largest side in Erfworld, possessing over 70 cities, 15 capital sites, and almost completely surrounding the secret kingdom of Faq.
Under Lex's leadership, Haffaton slowly grew. Its conquest was briefly brought to a halt by a conflict with a pair of allied sides known as Easteros and Westeregg. Charlie, the ruler of a side called El-Efbaum, who had fought a long two front war with them offered alliance with Haffaton. By pooling Haffaton's Thinkamancer and Predictamancer with El-Efbaum's Lookamancer and Findamancer, their casters managed to produce a Summon Perfect Warlord Spell.
The spell killed the ruler of Easteros outright. Judy Gale, the warlord the spell had summoned managed to croak the ruler of Westeregg by using the Arkenshoes she had claimed from Easteros and gave the Arkendish Westeregg had once owned to Charlie as per their agreement. At an unspecified point in time, the title of Overlord came to be passed from Lex to Judy.
Eventually, Olive Branch, one of Charlie's children, betrayed him. His side fell to Haffaton, though Judy Gale chose to let him go.
Haffaton continued to grow and became involved in conflict with Goodminton around the time when Wanda popped. Haffaton was unallied at the time,IPTSF Text 6 but later gets Frenemy and Quisling as allies.IPTSF Text 26 After the destruction of Goodminton, Haffaton obtained the services of Wanda.
Spurred on by a prophecy, Faq began searching for a new capital to escape their conquest at Haffaton's hands. Thanks to Jillian's recklessness, Haffaton learned of Faq's existence and fulfilled the prophecy, seizing control of Faq's cities. However, all the people on the side managed to escape, take one of Haffaton's spare capital cities, and capture its newly appointed Overlady, Olive Branch.
- Capital City of Haffaton, level 5 IPTSF Text 14
- another level 5 city IPTSF Text 14
- Kiloton, level 4, Haffaton's second-largest production center IPTSF Text 11
- Plankton, level 2
- Coolminton, level 1 IPTSF Text 25
- Efbaum, level 5, Capital site
- Faq, level?, Capital Site
- Kibo, level?
- Otoh, level?
Haffaton held the following cities before Goodminton captured them:
Haffaton held the following cities before Faq razed them:
- Olive Branch, Florist, Level 12, Overlady, former Chief Caster
- Wanda Firebaugh, Croakamancer, Turned to Faq
- Larry Ansell, Warlord, Level 7, Deceased
- Christian Sidehug, Warlord, Level 4
- Judy Gale, Overlord, returned to Stupidworld
- J. Banhammer, Prisoner, Released
- Tina, Turnamancer, Deceased
- Barton, Dollamancer, Deceased
- Komatsu, Dirtamancer, Deceased
- Maxwell, Thinkamancer, Deceased
- Maya Calendar, Predictamancer, Deceased
- Orwell, Lookamancer, Formerly Faq, now a Prisoner.
- Lex Doothis, Overlord, Presumed deceased
- War beasts
- Animated Units
- Natural Allies
According to Overlord Firebaugh, Goodminton has faced Foolamancy, Thinkamancy, Hat Magic, Weirdomancy and Carnymancy in its fight against Haffaton (in addition to Olive Branch's Flower Power). As most casters are unable to cast outside of their discipline, this likely indicates that Haffaton had a sizeable number of casters. However, by the time Jillian enters the scene, they only seem to have two left, Wanda Firebaugh and Olive Branch, with the rest of them implied to have been croaked by Olive's Heroine buds.
Real World References
The name Haffaton refers to the expression "half a ton" or "half ton" (roughly equal to 1000 pounds).
Another possible interpretation would be the expression "(to) have a ton", as in "I have a ton of units".
Haffaton may also refer to halftone - "technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing". This technique is used in printing photographic images - usually black-and-white - in newspapers (which may explain Haffaton's black and white livery).
Haffaton may also be a corruption of "half a town" implying that it is a mere shell.