Sanctified Order of the Crucifix
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
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||Prince Garibald von Kolios||05||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||fons honourum for the Order|
|01||Stephen Kuss||01||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997|
|02||Duke Arlene von Lingen||02||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order|
|03||Thomas O'Brian||03||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios|
|04||Lacey Grant||06||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Served as the 2nd Chancellor of Kolios|
|05||Steven Schmidt||09||1996||Stephen||Personal Achievement||4th and 5th grade teacher for many of the founders|
|06||Tanja Mantel||11||1996||Stephen||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen|
|07||Amber Wilkinson||14||1997||Stephen||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolios, but not a citizen|
|08||Count Ashleigh von Pix||24||1998||Arlene||Personal Achievement|
|09||Duke Gilbert of Liguria||25||2003||Arlene||Personal Achievement||Awarded while Baron of Cordova|
|10||Nicole Ameriss||26||2004||Arlene||Personal Achievement|
|11||King James of Greater Hanover||28||2022||Garibald||Christian example and achievement|
|12||King Erik of Scone||29||2022||Garibald||Christian example and achievement|
|13||Lucille Grayson||30||2022||Garibald||Christian example and achievement|
|14||Yael Rosenbaum||31||2022||Garibald||Christian example and achievement|
|15||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 • 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|