Ashlotte Maedel is a bonus character in Soul Calibur IV designed by guest artist Ito Ōgure. She is a creation of Fygul Cestemus.
Her weapon, named Krnielk, is an axe with a lance on one end and an axe-like blade on the other that resembles a iron maiden. Like all of the bonus characters, Ashlotte's moveset is recycled from one of the main characters'; she uses the same moveset as Astaroth, which is ironic, having the same moveset as the person she was designed to kill. Oddly, since she is smaller in stature, her throws have an 'invisible' distance between her hands and the opponent. What lies in her soul is Honesty.
Fygul Cestemus 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.