Kleo the Summermaid is a daughter of Highemperor of the High Empire and a hypericumite. She is naïve and overly trusting of those around her. She loves her family dearly but does hold animosity towards Imeryn, former queen of Hypericum, who sacrificed the lives of the entire hypericumite population that still lived within her domain. Instead she views Ameryl Hypericum as the true queen. She was emotionally affected by the betrayal and sudden death of her sister Astrid, who was actually Scarlet Shade.
Kleo is highly animated and enthusiastic. She sees Ameryl Hypericum as the true queen of her people, the hypericumites, as Ameryl's sister, Imeryn, had sacrificed the people of Hypericum in her personal vendetta and rendered hypericumites an endangered species. She loves cranberry juice, especially traditional Hypericum cranberry juice. She can be quite childish and hesitant about relationships but has been known to have a romantic interest. She does get surprised or offended by openly sexual talk. She has a great innocence of mind and is incredibly trusting of people she likes[Tales 1].
Tales from The Imperium
Shades of an Empire
Main article: Shades of an Empire
Kleo the Summermaid joined her sister, High Legatifex Astrid, on a mission to The Imperium. Their rebellious sister, Indigo Shade, had been revealed within Imperium space and they negotiated with Ameryl Hypericum to get through to the Briggan System. When Kleo met Ameryl she confessed that she, and many other remaining hypericumites, believed her to be the true queen of their people and regarded Imeryn, Ameryl's sister, as nothing but a traitor that sacrificed her entire people for her own vendetta. She is unsettled by the flirting between Astrid and Ameryl but is silenced when Astrid raised the topic of the boy Kleo was interested in. Being hypericumite like Ameryl, she is indebted to Ameryl when she revealed traditional hypericum cranberry juice was in the ship's replicator banks. Ameryl agreed to aid Astrid in the pursuit of Indigo Shade and would allow High Imperial ships through Imperium space along with Ameryl escorting them[Tales 1].