This update also casts IPTSF 46
in a new light. That's the update in which fugitive Jillian and Crapsack encounter the Archons.
We all assumed at the time that Haffaton simply couldn't afford Charlie's fee. But we didn't know Charlie had a paternal relationship with Olive. Here's what actually happened in the update:
Jillian happens upon the trio of Archons
One -- Chynna -- is on a call
The Archons offer Jillian a "right of first refusal" (I.e., pay us to not contact Haffaton)
Jillian refuses (having no purse)
Chynna continues her call
The Archons confer (and Jillian gets ready to attack them)
The Archons announce that "Charlescomm was unable to negotiate any sort of agreement with Haffaton this evening".
Jillian speculates that Haffaton couldn't afford Charlescomm's rates
Chynna closes their interaction with this: "Actually, most times, when a client refuses such an offer, it is because the target is of little worth. We’ll be moving on now. It’s still our turn, and your presence compromises the security of our mission. Good bye.”"
Knowing what we do know, I see what happens from Charlie's persepctive as follows:
Charlie is always monitoring Haffaton with some Archons veiled near Haffaton's airspace. Chynna and her sisters are on a "mission" in Haffaton airspace, after all. No doubt, Charlie wants to keep an eye on Olive ot make sure she doesn't come after him again.
Three archons happen upon Jillian.
Chynna realizes this is a business opportunity. (I doubt she or any of the field Archons know about Charlie's personal interest in Olive and Haffaton.)
Chynna contacts Charlescomm, reports on finding the fugitive and asks to sell this information to Haffaton.
Charlie doesn't deal with Haffaton but doesn't want his units to know that. So he defers, telling Chynna to offer Jillian the right of first refusal. If Jillian has found any Schmuckers during her flight, she would offer them, Charlie gets free money, and a plausible reason fro not ratting out Jillian.
Jillian refuses (by necessity).
Chynna asks Charlie again to sell this intel to Haffaton. After all, the information is valuable now, but by next turn, Jillian and Crapsack could be anywhere.
Charlie keeps up the ruse by pretending to contact Haffaton. In fact, he does no such thing. He just keeps Chynna on hold for a while and then tells her that they couldn't conclude an agreement with Haffaton. Chynna relays that information, tosses in the snide specuulation that Jillian isn't a valuable suspect (which we know to be untrue -- though Chynna does not --as Jillian is Fated to kill Olive).
So I don't think Haffaton and Charlescomm have ever done business. But I don't think Charlie makes that information public, even to his own Archons. It would reveal too much about him personally and affect his carefully constructed public persona of someone who has no personal interests.