Skullface was a rat soldier in Cluny the Scourge's horde who served as a captain. When the horse carrying the horde's cart stopped moving out of total exhaustion, Cluny needed somebody to get it to move again. He ordered Skullface to bite the horse to get it moving again. Skullface was afraid the horse would bite him back, and tried to resist, but Cluny scared him into obedience by whipping him with his tail, and threatening to kill him.
Skullface reluctantly leaped onto the back of the horse. However, as soon as he landed on the horse, the beast got frightened and bolted forward at a high pace. Skullface fell onto the road and was run over by the cart.
- Skullface has the distinction of being the very first character to die in the Redwall series.