Whenever you run into trouble...I can't do anything...and that's what I hate the most
- —Kloe's intro quote, Sora no Kiseki SC HD-Kai
Kloe Rinz is a main character in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy. She is a support in its subsequent sequels. She was a student at the Jenis Royal Academy while concealing her real identity, Klaudia von Auslese, successor to the throne and granddaughter to Queen Alicia von Auslese II.
Kloe has eyes and short hair of the same purplish color. In the First Chapter (FC) and Second Chapter (SC), she wears the standard Jenis Royal Academy female uniform during her enrolment. The uniform consists of a white skirt covered by a purple vest, and her collar is kept together by a green gem holding onto a handkerchief. During times, she is accompanied by Sieg, a pet white falcon trained by Julia Schwarz for long communication purposes across the continent.
After her coronation during the events of SC, Kloe's wears a light-violet business suit as a public formal address as the crown princess. Alternatively, Kloe wears a typical white long dress with a long-hair wig matching her hair color during important royal matters.
Kloe is a very kind, smart, and compassionate girl who always assists to those she cares for while fighting when necessary self-defense. Her greatest trait is her love for the children, especially with the orphans at the Mercia Orphanage. Both Joshua and Estelle compare her overall personality to his deceased older sister Karin Astray especially her kindness towards others.
Klaudia von Auslese was born and raised through unknown origins, due to her parents passing away during a trip. Since then, she enclosed her true identity under the name "Kloe Rinz" while posing as an ordinary teenage schoolgirl studying at the prestigious Jenis Royal Academy. Kloe was little sure of what to personally do with the limited freedom given, as she was next in line to the royal throne.
With encouragement from her fellow classmates and words of a certain slacker who was formerly the student council president, Kloe was able to live her life freely becoming the school's fencing champion while visiting the Mercia Orphanage and attending to the orphans during free-time. She eventually gains much support from the school's council and staff, especially with Jill Ridonor, Headmaster Collins, and the Orphanage's matrons before Teresa's husband passed away.
- Prior to the English release, her name was dubbed as Klose Rinz, with an "S" in her first name.
- During her stay at Jenis, she joins the Fencing Club being exceptional at the sport from Julia Schwarz's tutelage.
- Kloe's true name is defined by the following German etymology:
- The name Auslese for "selection", and von means "of/from", which usually denotes nobility in lineage to the family tradition.