Order of Kolios

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Order of Kolios
Order of Kolios Arms.png
Awarded by the
Grand Duke of Westarctica
TypeChivalric order with two ranks
Awarded forService to Kolios
StatusCurrently awarded
SovereignGrand Duke Travis
Statistics
First induction20 September 1995
Last induction26 February 2022
Total inductees16
Precedence
Next (higher)none
Next (lower)Sanctified Order of the Crucifix (formerly)
Order of the Rose Throne (formerly)

The Honorable Order of Kolios is the highest (and currently only) order of chivalry in the Westarctican Protectorate 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 as the lower of two orders in what was then the Kingdom of Kolios.

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.

Original regalia of the Order of Kolios

From 1995 to 2022, 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 green ribbon in a tri-fold (sometimes called Windsor) style.
  • Knight/Dame Commander which was denoted by the wear of a medallion of the order affixed to a green necklet. Dames Commander could elect to wear the medallion attached to a green bow.
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross which was denoted by the wear of the star of the order and a green sash, worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.

When Garibald took the throne on 26 February 2022, he implemented a number of changes:

  • Elimination of the official use of the term "Dame." All members would officially be Knights, although any member could elect to utilize the term Dame and/or use the traditionally female versions of the regalia at their own discretion.
  • Shrinking the number of ranks to two: Knight and Knight Commander. Those members holding the rank of Grand Cross at the time were changed to Knight Commander.
  • Introduction of new regalia. Knights would wear the badge of the order suspended from a green ribbon around the neck. Knights Commander would be given the star of the order for wear. The Sash of the order would be reserved for the Sovereign of the order.
  • Less than 36 hours after taking the throne, Prince Garibald would abdicate the throne and make Kolios a protectorate of Westarctica, making Grand Duke Travis the Sovereign of the order.

As part of the Marana Accords that made Kolios a protectorate, Westarctica affirmed they would not absorb the Order of Kolios into the Westarctican system of orders for a period of at least 15 years.

Sovereign of the Order

Regalia of a Dame or Knight Grand Cross of the Order

The current Sovereign and font of honor for the order is Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica, as 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. He has given Prince Garibald permission to continue wearing the sash of Member Ex-Officio, despite him abdicating the throne.

Name Year Current Rank Reason for original appointment Notes
Grand Duke Travis 2022 Knight Commander Friendship with Kolios

List of Knights Commander

Regalia of a Knight Commander of the Order

This list is current, as of 21 December 2022.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Stephen Kuss 1995 Founding member of Kolios Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997
Duchess Arlene von Lingen 1995 Dame Grand Cross Founding member of Kolios. Former Sovereign, 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
Prince Garibald von Kolios 1995 Founding member of Kolios Former Sovereign of Order
w:United States Butch Moore 2000 Personal Achievement Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen
w:United States Elena Moore 2000 Personal Achievement Former resident of Kolis, but not a citizen
Margrave Nicholas von Abraxas 2014 Contributions to Kolios For service as 4th Chancellor of Kolios. Raised from Knight to Knight Commander in 2015
Shogun Devon of Tenshukyō 2021 Honoring role as Emperor of Agber For service as 2nd Emperor of Agber
Margrave Samantha von Grunkachen 2022 Dedication to the Principality
Margrave August 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 Dames and Knights

Regalia of a Knight of the Order

This list is current, as of 21 December 2022.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
w:Sweden Jenny Berggren 1995 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
w:Sweden Jonas Berggren 1995 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
w:Sweden Linn Berggren 1995 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
w:Sweden Ulf Ekberg 1995 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
Timothy Albertson 1999 Contributions to Kolios For service as 3rd Chancellor of Kolios
w:Sweden Clara Hagman 2011 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
w:Sweden Julia Williamson 2011 Contributions to Kolios Awarded as a member of Ace of Base
Duke Maximillian von Flak 2022 Dedication to the Principality
Count Jeremy von Raetia 2022 Dedication to the Principality
Countess Amber von Mahntel 2022 Dedication to the Principality
Count Benjamin von Tiberius 2022 Friendship to the Prince
Austenasia Emperor Jonathan of Austenasia 2022 Work with MicroWiki
Aerican Empire Emperor Eric of Aerica 2022 Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince
Ruritania Queen Anastasia of Ruritania 2022 In friendship between nations
King George of Slabovia 2022 Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince
Principality of Aigues-Mortes Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes 2022 Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince
Federal Republic of Lostisland 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
Ruritania Grand Duchess Juliana 2022 Friendship, service, and counsel to the Prince
Molossia Vice-President Adrianne Baugh of Molossia 2022 In friendship between nations
Westarctica Deputy Prime Minister Brendan Cook of Westarctica 2022 Service to Kolios