Most Honorable Order of Kolios
The Most Honorable Order of Kolios is the highest Order of Kolios. The intention of the order is to honor those who have provided a service to Kolios. It was created on 20 September 1995. Membership in the order is currently awarded by Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica, as the Sovereign of Kolios.
History of the Order
The order was created the day that the then Kingdom of Kolios was founded as the lower of two orders. When Kolios became a principality within the Empire of Agber in 1998, the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix was designated as an order of the Empire. This move left the Order of Kolios as the only order exclusive to the Principality, making it the highest order, by default. When the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix was returned to Kolios in 2020, the Order of Kolios retained its position as the highest honor.
The order was overhauled as a part of the sweeping changes enacted by Prince Garibald upon assuming the throne on 26 February 2022. These included a redesign of the regalia, contracting the number of levels to two, changing the name to the Most Honorable Order of Kolios, and the removal of the title "Dame," making all members of the order Knights.
There are two classes of the Order, each with their own unique regalia:
- Knight which is denoted by the wear of a medallion of the order affixed to a green necklet. Members may elect to wear the medallion attached to a green bow, which is the style of wear traditionally reserved for women.
- Knight Commander which is denoted by the wear of the badge (sometimes called star) of the order.
The order previously had a third rank: Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross. This rank was removed from the order as a part of Prince Garibald's restructuring.
Sovereign of the Order
The order has had four presiding Sovereigns throughout its existence The first three of these were as the head of a fully sovereign Kolios: King Stephen, Queen (later Princess) Arlene, and Prince Garibald. Despite having the shortest reign of the three, Prince Garibald inducted more members into the order than both of his predecessors combined.
The current Sovereign and font of honor for the order is Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica. This is a result of Kolios' status as a protectorate of Westarctica, making him the reigning monarch of Kolios. While his current rank of Knight Commander officially is equal in precedence with others who hold that rank, his status as Member Ex-Officio gives him functional precedence within the order. The head of the order is allowed the wear of a green sash accompanied by the order's cordon.
|Name||Year||Current Rank||Reason for original appointment||Notes|
|Travis, Grand Duke of Westarctica||2022||Knight Commander||Friendship between nations||Holds office as official Sovereign of Kolios|
List of Knights Commander
Initially the middle of three ranks for the Order of Kolios, it became the highest grade one could hold on 26 February 2022, when Prince Garibald restructured the institution as the Most Honorable Order of Kolios. The list of Knights Commander includes those initially invested at the rank of Grand Cross.
This list is current, as of 7 March 2022.
|Name||Year of appointment||Reason for appointment||Notes|
|Stephen Kuss||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997|
|Arlene, 1st Duke von Lingen||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 2022|
|Prince Garibald von Kolios||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 2022|
|Thomas O'Brian||1995||Founding member of Kolios|
|James Nales||1995||Founding member of Kolios|
|Lacey Grant||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Served as the 2nd Chancellor of Kolios|
|Butch Moore||2000||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen|
|Elena Moore||2000||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen|
|Nicholas, 1st Margrave von Abraxas||2014||Contributions to Kolios||For service as 4th Chancellor of Kolios.|
|Shogun Devon of Tenshukyō||2021||Honoring role as Emperor of Agber||For service as 2nd Emperor of Agber|
|Samantha, 1st Margrave von Grunkachen||2022||Dedication to the Principality|
|August, 1st Margrave von Rehmburg||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|Consort Jessica||2022||As partner and Consort to the Prince|
|Queen Carolyn of Ladonia||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|King James of Greater Hanover||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|President Kevin Baugh of Molossia||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
List of Knights
This list is current, as of 23 March 2022.
|Name||Year of appointment||Reason for appointment||Notes|
|Jenny Berggren||1995||Contributions to Kolios|
|Jonas Berggren||1995||Contributions to Kolios|
|Linn Berggren||1995||Contributions to Kolios|
|Ulf Ekberg||1995||Contributions to Kolios|
|Timothy Albertson||1999||Contributions to Kolios||For service as 3rd Chancellor of Kolios|
|Clara Hagman||2011||Contributions to Kolios|
|Julia Williamson||2011||Contributions to Kolios|
|Maximillian, 1st Duke von Flak||2022||Dedication to the Principality|
|Jeremy, 1st Count von Raetia||2022||Dedication to the Principality|
|Amber, 1st Count von Mahntel||2022||Dedication to the Principality|
|Benjamin, 1st Count von Tiberius||2022||Friendship to the Prince|
|Emperor Jonathan of Austenasia||2022||Work with MicroWiki|
|Emperor Eric of Aerica||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|Queen Anastasia of Ruritania||2022||In friendship between nations|
|King George of Slabovia||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|President Yaroslav Mar of Lostisland||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia||2022||Friendship, and for her work in promoting women in micronationalism|
|Grand Duchess Juliana||2022||Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince|
|Vice-President Adrianne Baugh of Molossia||2022||In friendship between nations|
|Deputy Prime Minister Brendan Cook of Westarctica||2022||Service to Kolios|
|Orders of Westarctica|
|Active||Westarctica||Orca • Snowflake • Desert Heart • Westarctica • Polar Cross • Sword • Legion of Peace|
|Defunct||Westarctica||The Cross • Merit|
|Calsahara||Thespians • Masters of the Universe|
|Kolios||Rose Throne • Crucifix|
|Awards of Westarctica|
|Royal Guards||Westarctica Cross • Defense Commendation • Distinguished Service • Defense Security • Antarctic Service • Construction Service • Foreign Service • C2 Training • Good Conduct|
|Civilian Corps||Activity Ribbons||Balleny Islands Expeditionary • Calsahara Expeditionary • Achievement • Commendation • Service • Community Outreach • Global Campaign Service • Government Service • Iceberg Award • Long Service • Nobles • Recruiting • Westarctica Expeditionary|
|Honored Westarctican||Artist • Citizen • Conservationist • Diplomat • Innovator • Servant • Volunteer|
|Kolios||Friendship Cross • Quartercentennial medal|