Order of Carthage

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Order of Carthage
Order of Carthage Arms.png
Awarded by the
Grand Duke of Carthage
TypeChivalric order with three ranks
Awarded forAt the discretion of the Sovereign
StatusDefunct
SovereignGrand Duke Eric
Statistics
First induction7 January 1998
Last induction24 April 2020
Total inductees38
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Arlene I
Next (lower)Order of the White Lion

The Order of Carthage was an order of chivalry within the Empire of Agber and the highest order of the Grand Duchy of Carthage. The intention of the Order was to honor those who have provided a service to Carthage. It was created on 7 January 1998 as the first order of the newly established Grand Duchy, and was officially dissolved with the nation on 5 April 2021.

For much of its early history, the Order of Carthage was considered a "National Order," and was funded by the Empire, with Empress Arlene serving as the font of honor. Control of the order was given to Carthage in 2020.

There were three classes of the Order, each with their own unique regalia:

  • Knight/Dame which was denoted by the wear of a medallion suspended from a white and green drape ribbon.
  • Knight/Dame Commander which was denoted by the wear of a medallion of the order affixed to a white and green necklet. Dames Commander could elect to wear the medallion attached to a white and green bow.
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross which was denoted by the wear of the star of the order and a white and green sash, worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.

History

The Order of Carthage was established the same day as the Grand Duchy, with Empress Arlene serving as the font of honor, in her role as the Grand Duchess of Carthage. When she abdicated this role in favor of Grand Duke Andrew in mid 1998, he became the Sovereign of the order.

In late 2003, the Empress declared that the newly established Carthagean Order of the Rosy Cross be disbanded. In protest of this decision, Grand Duke Andrew broke off contact with all persons within the Empire of Agber. After months of unsuccessfully attempting to reach the absentee Grand Duke, Empress Arlene revoked all of his titles and awards. As part of this sequence of events, all remaining pieces of the original regalia for the Order of the White Lion were lost to Carthage. As these pieces were funded by the former Grand Duke, Empress Arlene found this unfortunate, but acceptable. However, she had helped fund the pieces of the Order of Carthage that remained in his custody, and decided to create a new category of "National Orders." These orders would be the highest honor in each nation of the Empire, with the Empire's Sovereign serving as the financier and font of honor for them. This is a policy that would continue until 2020, when control and responsibility for these orders was given over to their respective nations.

The order was officially dissolved on 5 April 2021, with the nation of Carthage.

Sovereign of the Order

The final Sovereign and font of honor for the order was Grand Duke Eric, as the reigning monarch of Carthage. While his rank of Knight Grand Cross officially was equal in precedence with others who hold that rank, his status as Member Ex-Officio gave him functional precedence within the order.

Name Year Current Rank Reason for original appointment Notes
Eric, 8th Grand Duke of Carthage 2020 Knight Grand Cross Service as Grand Duke of Carthage

List of Dames and Knights Grand Cross

Regalia of a Dame or Knight Grand Cross of the Order

This list is current, as of 5 April 2021.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Princess Arlene of Kolios 1998 Service as Grand Duchess of Carthage 1st Grand Duchess of Carthage
Former Empress of Agber
Charlotte, 3rd Grand Duchess of Carthage 2004 Service as Grand Duchess of Carthage
George, 5th Grand Duke of Carthage 2009 Service as Grand Duke of Carthage elevated from Knight Commander in 2011
Margrave Jordan of Sulli 2020 Heraldic and historical work for the Grand Duchy First non-Carthagean Sovereign named to the rank

List of Dames and Knights Commander

This list is current, as of 5 April 2021.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Ashleigh Sinodis 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Ingrid, 1st Comtesse of Rulison 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Philip, 1st Comte of Turning 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Julio, 1st Comte of Sobek 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Lynne, 2nd Comtesse of Sobek 1999 Support of the Grand Duchy
Thomas, 2nd Comte of Rulison 2000 Support of the Grand Duchy
Alvin, 3rd Comte of Rulison 2002 Support of the Grand Duchy
Nicholas, 4th Grand Duke of Carthage 2005 Service as Grand Duke of Carthage
Anne, 6th Grand Duchess of Carthage 2012 Service as Grand Duchess of Carthage
Gregory, 1st Comte of Black River 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy Originally awarded as Knight, upgraded in 2014
Queen Barbara of Maevis 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy Awarded while serving as 4th Comtesse of Rulison
Originally awarded as Dame, upgraded in 2015
Christian, 4th Comte of Sobek 2014 Support of the Grand Duchy Originally awarded as Knight, upgraded in 2015
Xavier, 5th Comte of Rulison 2018 Support of the Grand Duchy Originally awarded as Knight, upgraded in 2019

List of Dames and Knights

This list is current, as of 5 April 2021.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Gina Harper 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Tony Ogden 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Steven Nicholson 1998 Support of the Grand Duchy
Kevin Donalds 1999 Support of the Grand Duchy
Elena Moore 2000 Support of the Grand Duchy
Butch Moore 2000 Support of the Grand Duchy
Percy Elgin 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy
Constance Connells 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy
Doug Turing 2002 Support of the Grand Duchy
Phillipe, 2nd Comte of Turning 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy
Ralph, 3rd Comte of Sobek 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy
Sharon, 3rd Comtesse of Turning 2014 Support of the Grand Duchy
Edgar, 4th Comte of Turning 2015 Support of the Grand Duchy
Oscar, 5th Comte of Sobek 2016 Support of the Grand Duchy
Ian, 5th Comte of Turning 2016 Support of the Grand Duchy Upgraded to Knight Commander in 2017, downgraded to Knight in 2018
Charlotte, 6th Comtesse of Sobek 2017 Support of the Grand Duchy
Yvonne, 6th Comtesse of Turning 2018 Support of the Grand Duchy
Ophelia, 7th Comtesse of Sobek 2019 Support of the Grand Duchy
Quentin, 7th Comte of Turning 2019 Support of the Grand Duchy
Diana, 3rd Comtesse of Black River 2020 Support of the Grand Duchy

Former and Deceased Members of the Order

  • Andrew, 2nd Grand Duke of Carthage: Named a Knight Grand Cross as the Sovereign of the order in 1998. The honor was stripped from him when he abandoned the throne in 2004.
  • Brian, 2nd Comte of Black River: Named a Knight in February 2020, as he was named Comte. Passed away in June of that same year.
  • Louis, 7th Grand Duke of Carthage: Named a Knight Commander in 2013, as he was named Grand Duke. Elevated to Knight Grand Cross in 2015. Passed away in August 2020.