Torvald Trall Traurigmyr is as the picture shows an accordion player and not any accordion player either. He is a member of "Harassed Accordionists’ Terror Squad" hereafter called HATS. HATS is a group of Norwegian accordionists who has destabilization and chaos as their goal. You might have been fooled by the almost blissful grin playing across an accordion player’s lips but think again. The smile is not a sign of enthusiasm but a fervent desire for world domination. HATS ‘s goal is that all music played on radios and TVs worldwide shall be accordion music and nothing else. And not delectable French accordion, rocking cajun or zydeco or Argentine tangos. Oh no, nothing but soporific Norwegian red-neck dance music.
When a Norwegian accordion player has been harassed, made a fool of or as much as teased a little HATS crawl out of the woodwork to terrorize the culprit. Hundreds of red-neck accordion players show up and start playing each their dead boring tune. This can last for months, often until the person or persons presumed guilty have escaped the country, is bankrupt or preferably admitted to a locked ward for the furious and frantic. HATS has been in the security police’s spotlight and under the Titano Festival last year there arose some serious commotion. Pastor Trangedal Mørk and his meagre crowd of grim music and dance hating men were also involved in these incidents.
As a person Torvald is vindictive, intolerant, set in his ways and totally without any sense of humour. Accordion music and sheep farming is the only thing that occupies Torvald’s somewhat limited cerebral capacity. Out in the sticks where he comes from women are scarce on the ground and the few times Torvald has managed to bring one of them home, she disappears quickly. Sheep bleating and red-neck accordion tunes are something any reasonably astute woman quickly tire of.