Ares, the god of destruction, desired Soul Edge to dethrone his father, Zeus, so he ordered Kunpaetku, the grand priest of the cult order Fygul Cestemus, to seek it out. Astaroth, a golem, was created in hellish heat under the divine protection of Ares to head up the quest. Kunpaetku ordered his creation, Astaroth, to find the demonic blade. As he watched Astaroth depart from the shrine, the grand priest laughed to himself as he planned to keep the Soul Edge and become a god himself. Unknown to Kunpaetku, however, Ares had possessed Astaroth with his servants, the Keres, to ensure that Kunpaetku would not betray him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C
Origin: Soul Calibur
Age: 7 years old (Golem)
Attack Potency: Large Building level (Destroyed an entire landscape, an entire temple and an entire facility)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Large Building Class
Durability: Large Building level (Can take hits from characters on equal level)
Stamina: Near limitless
Range: Extended melee range
Standard Equipment: Great Axe
Intelligence: Likely very low (Due to golem physiology)
Weaknesses: Fueled by rage, craves souls.