The Screaming Skulls were feared elite warriors of Count Siculus, the vampire lord. They terrorized the land at his behest, concealed behind these macabre masks. Rumor held that their faces were even more horrific.
The dread armor worn by the Screaming Skulls was not crafted from metal, but from the bones of their victims. Through the vile vampire's necromantic powers these bones were made hard and sturdy, able to resist the thrusts of swords or swings of maces.
The Screaming Skulls hunted for beautiful maidens across the land as prizes for Count Siculus. Throughout the dark lord's realm, mothers would have nightmares of these glaring gauntlets grasping hold of their daughters.
In time the blood of peasant girls became bitter to Count Siculus. He longed to taste the sweet crimson nectar of noblewoman. So it was that he sent his Screaming Skulls to seize Mina von Richten, the Red Baroness. She was a prize worth of him.
The Screaming Skulls' greatest triumph led to their destruction. They stormed the von Richten castle, and seized Mina for their lord, But once he saw her, Count Siculus desired her to be his bride in darkness, He turned her, and this gave her the power to seek her revenge.