The Fygul Cestemus cult had been
pushed to the brink of annihilation by Astaroth,
with the cult's survivors doing their best to preserve their lives. Eventually,
two priests who survived the struggles came up with a plan of taking down
Astaroth. Since attempts to control the golem, who was created based on a human,
all ended in failure, they decided to make a soldier that has no soul.
Eventually, she, or
"it" as it isn't a living thing, was completed. An artistic mass of
gears and shafts locked together in an intricate and arcane configuration, what
the world would call a "machine", made this executioner doll tick,
while features of unparalleled grace masked the mechanical components within.
However, although she could talk and act like a normal human, she had no
emotions and was set on her goal of eradicating Astaroth.
Given the name Ashlotte
Maedel, she emerged beneath the sunlight, sending tremors through the
hall-collapsed underground shrine, making it crumble into ruin. She was not
distracted by the destruction; she simply set off across the desert to complete
her appointed task.
She was designed by
Ito Ogure (better known by his pen name, Oh! Great) who is well known for his
work on the Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear manga. She uses Astaroth's
fighting style in Soul Calibur IV.