Tonya was a child during the Salem witch trials. She was practicing witchcraft with a few girls from the village and her teacher, Mrs. Tysbourne. During a ritual for a girl named Sarah Williams, the group was caught by someone. Everyone ran home to hide from whomever it was who had seen them. Soon, people were being put on trial for witchcraft.
Mrs. Tysbourne made Tonya a special ring and told her never to put it on unless she needed protection. She was then forced to watch Mrs. Tysbourne be hanged.
After a long time had passed, Tonya decided it was time to be baptized. But the baptism failed, and she was placed in jail and sentenced to be hanged the next day. She put the ring on her finger. After she was hung, she found herself in a grave.
She decided to travel the world in search of others like her. She also embarked on a search for a way to break her curse—for she would later discover that she was now a vampire. On her journeys, she met Count Dracula and traveled with him for a while. She also discovered werewolves, along with elves who had come to fight a war started over using her ring to open the gates of hell.