Halitoads were large, predatorial, toadlike reptiles found in the Deepwoods. They used their toxic breath to kill their prey, then swallowed the hapless creature whole.
Role in Beyond the Deepwoods
Twig ran into a halitoad shortly after leaving his woodtroll village. He managed to run far enough away so that the halitoad's breath didn't kill him, but in his haste to get away, he became completely lost.
Role in Vox
During the events of Vox, Rook saw a tile on the floor of the hall leading to the personal chambers of Vox Verlix, with an image of a white halitod on it. Rook carefully avoided this tile, because he knew that all white tiles were booby-trapped.
Role in Clash of the Sky Galleons
Behind the Scenes
The name "halitoad" was a play on the word "halitosis", which means "bad breath".