When the eighteen foot guardians jumped to the defence of the city, the red Triskull thing lured them to the Orb of Spawning. There he used it somehow to change them, and they became different.
It seemed to drain them... They became emaciated... and loyal to him.
He used them to enslave us to begin work on some strange manner of structure.
A few of us evaded the turned guardians and managed to hide. We escaped to the outskirts of the city to the old ruins where we are now. It took me a while to find a mirror to summon you...
...And to say your name six hundred and sixty six times.