Sanctified Order of the Crucifix

From Encyclopedia Westarctica
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Sanctified Order of the Crucifix was created on 20 September 1995 as an Order of Kolios. The intention of the order is to honor those who have excelled in Christian service. Membership in the order is currently awarded by Prince Garibald, as the head of House Bärenhalb.

History of the Order

Badge of the order from 2003-2022

The order was created the day that the then Kingdom of Kolios was founded as the higher of two orders. When Kolios became a principality within the Empire of Agber on 7 January 1998, the order was restructured as an order of the Empire. This move left the Order of Kolios as the only order exclusive to the Principality. The order was returned to Koliosian control on 18 June 2020, instead of being returned to its original position in the precedence of Koliosian honors, 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 when he assumed the throne on 26 February 2022. These included a redesign of the regalia, re-focusing the honor to its originally stated intent, shrinking the number of active members, and transferring authority over the award to House Barenhalb.

Loss of Records

The original records containing the list of members was lost sometime in the mid-2000's. While Empress Arlene was able to recall a few of the members, the names of thirteen of the Knights and Dames were thought to be lost forever. Due to this fact, Princess Arlene stated that she often considered either opening up the number of members allowed, or abolishing the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix altogether. When she reconnected with Margrave Jordan in 2020, his personal records were able to restore eight names to the register.

Five names are still unknown. Although there have been attempts to reconnect with others involved in the Empire's early history in hopes one of them may have personal records that can fill in the gaps, none have thus far borne fruit.

Structure of the Order

The official intention of the order is to honor those who made significant accomplishments that are Christian in nature. Unofficially, it was typically bestowed in recognition of general achievements until 2022, when Prince Garibald returned the order to its original intent.

The Sanctified Order of the Crucifix is largely based on the United Kingdom's Order of the Garter. Much like the Order of the Garter, the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix has a limited number of members, fifteen (as opposed to the Order of the Garter's twenty-four). Unlike the Order of the Garter, there are no supernumerary categories, although the Sovereign of the Order does not count towards this number.

The order has only one class; Knight. Members of the order may wear the star of the order. In the Koliosian tradition, there are no title differentiations for genders.

List of Knights

This list is current, as of 3 March 2022.

No. Name Seq. Year App. Awd. Sovereign Reason for appointment Notes
00 link={{{2}}} Prince Garibald von Kolios 05 1995 Stephen Founding member of Kolios fons honourum for the Order
01 link={{{2}}} Stephen Kuss 01 1995 Stephen Founding member of Kolios Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997
02 link={{{2}}} Duke Arlene von Lingen 02 1995 Stephen Founding member of Kolios Former Sovereign of the Order
03 link={{{2}}} Thomas O'Brian 03 1995 Stephen Founding member of Kolios
04 link={{{2}}} Lacey Grant 06 1995 Stephen Founding member of Kolios Served as the 2nd Chancellor of Kolios
05 link={{{2}}} Steven Schmidt 09 1996 Stephen Personal Achievement 4th and 5th grade teacher for many of the founders
06 link={{{2}}} Tanja Mantel 11 1996 Stephen Personal Achievement Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
07 link={{{2}}} Amber Wilkinson 14 1997 Stephen Personal Achievement Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
08 link={{{2}}} Count Ashleigh von Pix 24 1998 Arlene Personal Achievement
09 link={{{2}}} Duke Gilbert of Liguria 25 2003 Arlene Personal Achievement Awarded while Baron of Cordova
10 link={{{2}}} Nicole Ameriss 26 2004 Arlene Personal Achievement
11 link={{{2}}} King James of Greater Hanover 28 2022 Garibald Christian example and achievement
12 link={{{2}}} King Erik of Scone 29 2022 Garibald Christian example and achievement
13 link={{{2}}} Lucille Grayson 30 2022 Garibald Christian example and achievement
14 link={{{2}}} Yael Rosenbaum 31 2022 Garibald Christian example and achievement
15 Dracul flag.jpg President Stephen Luke of Dracul 32 2022 Garibald Christian example and achievement

Former Knights of the Order

Name Seq. No. Year App. Reason for appointment Year Dep. Reason for Departure from Order Notes
James Nales 04 1995 Founding member of Kolios 2022 Rule of Funfundswanzig
Paul Johnston 07 1995 Personal Achievement 2022 Rule of Funfundswanzig Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
Alli Rogers 08 1995 Personal Achievement 2022 Rule of Funfundswanzig Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
Eric Suarez 10 1996 Personal Achievement 2022 Rule of Funfundswanzig Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
Nicholas Stubbs 12 1996 Personal Achievement 2020 Death of member Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen
George Lucas 13 1997 Achievement in Entertainment 2022 Revoked due to efforts to return Order to original intent
Michael Jordan 15 1997 Athletic Achievement 2022 Revoked due to efforts to return Order to original intent
Leonardo DiCaprio 16 1997 Achievement in Entertainment 2022 Revoked due to efforts to return Order to original intent
Fred Rogers 17 1997 Achievement in Entertainment 2003 Death of member
Member's name unknown due to loss of records 18 1997 Personal Achievement 2022 Removal of unknown Knight
Andrew, 2nd Grand Duke of Carthage 19 1998 Personal Achievement 2004 Revoked for negligence of duty and treason
Member's name unknown due to loss of records 20 1998 Personal Achievement 2022 Removal of unknown Knight
Member's name unknown due to loss of records 21 1998 Personal Achievement 2022 Removal of unknown Knight
Member's name unknown due to loss of records 22 1998 Personal Achievement 2022 Removal of unknown Knight
Member's name unknown due to loss of records 23 1998 Personal Achievement 2022 Removal of unknown Knight
Donald Trump 27 2020 Excellence in fighting for Christian values 2022 Revoked due to efforts to return Order to original intent


Orders of Westarctica
Active Westarctica Orca-Ribbon.png OrcaOrder-Snowflake-Ribbon.png SnowflakeOrder-Desert-Ribbon.png Desert HeartOrder-Westarctica-Ribbon.png WestarcticaSilver ribbon.jpg Polar CrossOrder-Sword-Ribbon.png SwordOrder-Peace-Ribbon.png Legion of Peace
Kolios Order-Merit-Ribbon.png Kolios
Defunct Westarctica Order-Cross-Ribbon.png The CrossOrder-Merit-Ribbon.png Merit
Calsahara Order-Thespians-Ribbon.png ThespiansOrder-Masters-Ribbon.png Masters of the Universe
Kolios BWRibbon.jpg Rose ThroneBlue ribbs.png Crucifix
Awards of Westarctica
Royal Guards Westarctica Cross.png Westarctica Cross • Defense Commendation.png Defense Commendation • Distinguished Service.png Distinguished Service • Defense Security.png Defense Security • Antarctic Service.png Antarctic Service • Construction Service.png Construction Service • Foreign Service.png Foreign Service • C2 Training.png C2 Training • Good Conduct.png Good Conduct
Civilian Corps Activity Ribbons BallenyExpeditionRibbon.jpg Balleny Islands Expeditionary • Civ-Cor-Calsahara.png Calsahara Expeditionary • Civ-Cor-Achievement.png Achievement • Civ-Cor-Achievement.png Commendation • Civ-Cor-Service.png Service • Civ-Cor-Human.png Community Outreach • Civ-Cor-Global.png Global Campaign Service • GovernmentServiceRibbon.png Government Service • Civ-Cor-Ice.png Iceberg Award • Civ-Cor-Long.png Long Service • Civ-Cor-Nobility.png Nobles • Civ-Cor-Recruit.png Recruiting • Civ-cor-westarctica.png Westarctica Expeditionary
Honored Westarctican Civ-Cor-Artist.png Artist • Civ-Cor-HonCitizen.png Citizen • HonoredConservationistRibbon.png Conservationist • Civ-cor-hondiplomat.png Diplomat • Civ-Cor-HonInno.png Innovator • Civ-Cor-HonService.png Servant • Civ-Cor-HonVol.png Volunteer
Kolios Friendship Cross.jpg Friendship CrossRibbon-W-GR.png Quartercentennial medal