Sanctified Order of the Crucifix
The Sanctified Order of the Crucifix is an order of chivalry in the Empire of Agber. The official intention of the order is to honor those who made significant accomplishments that are Christian in nature. Unofficially, it has typically been bestowed in recognition of general achievements. It was created on 20 September 1995 as the higher of two orders in what was then the Kingdom of Kolios. The order was reimagined as an order of the newly established Empire of Agber on 7 January 1998.
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 is limited to twenty-four living members. Unlike the Order of the Garter, there are no supernumerary categories. While members of the Royal Family and foreign Heads of State may be named to the order, they are counted as one of the twenty-four available knighthoods. As such, new memberships in the order have not been awarded since early 2004.
The order has only one class; Dame/Knight. Members of the order may wear the star of the order with an accompanying red sash, worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.
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, Empress Arlene 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, and Empress Arlene has been attempting 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 gap.
List of Dames and Knights
This list is current, as of 28 April 2020.
|No.||Name||Seq.||Year App.||Reason for appointment||Notes|
|01||Stephan, 1st Duke of Reese||01||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997|
|02||Arlene, 1st Empress of Agber||02||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Current Sovereign of the Order|
|03||Thomas, 1st Duke of Fryar||03||1995||Founding member of Kolios|
|04||James, 1st Duke of Cramer||04||1995||Founding member of Kolios|
|05||Jordan, 1st Margrave of Sulli||05||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Served as the 1st Chancellor of Kolios|
|06||Lacey Marie, 1st Baroness of Sheridan||06||1995||Founding member of Kolios||Served as the 2nd Chancellor of Kolios|
|07||Paul Johnston||07||1995||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|08||Alli Rogers||08||1995||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|09||Steven Schmidt||09||1996||Personal Achievement||4th and 5th grade teacher for many of the founders|
|10||Eric Suarez||10||1996||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|11||Tanja Mantel||11||1996||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|12||Nicholas Stubbs||12||1996||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|13||George Lucas||13||1997||Achievement in Entertainment|
|14||Amber Wilkinson||14||1997||Personal Achievement||Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen|
|15||Michael Jordan||15||1997||Athletic Achievement|
|16||Leonardo DiCaprio||16||1997||Achievement in Entertainment|
|17||Member's name unknown due to loss of records||18||1997||Personal Achievement|
|18||Member's name unknown due to loss of records||20||1998||Personal Achievement|
|19||Member's name unknown due to loss of records||21||1998||Personal Achievement|
|20||Member's name unknown due to loss of records||22||1998||Personal Achievement|
|21||Member's name unknown due to loss of records||23||1998||Personal Achievement|
|22||Ashleigh Sinodis||24||1998||Personal Achievement||Cousin of Empress Arlene|
|23||Gilbert, 1st Baron de Cordova||25||2003||Personal Achievement|
|24||Nicole Ameriss||26||2004||Personal Achievement|
Former Knights of the Order
Currently, there are only two former Knights of the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix.
|Name||Seq. No.||Year App.||Reason for appointment||Year Dep.||Reason for Departure from Order||Notes|
|Fred Rogers||17||1997||Achievement in Entertainment||2003||Death of member|
|Andrew, 1st Grand Duke of Carthage||19||1998||Founding member of Kolios||2004||Revoked for negligence of duty and treason|