Sanctified Order of the Crucifix
|Sanctified Order of the Crucifix|
|Awarded by the|
Princess of Kolios
|Type||Chivalric order with one rank|
|Awarded for||Christian Achievement|
|First induction||20 September 1995|
|Last induction||Early 2004|
|Next (higher)||Order of Kolios|
The Sanctified Order of the Crucifix is an order of chivalry that has found itself under a number of jurisdictions throughout its existence: the Principality of Kolios, the Empire of Agber, and currently as a dynastic order of House Bärenhalb. 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, but was returned to Koliosian control on 18 June 2020. On 27 February 2022, issuing authority was passed to House Bärenhalb when the government of Kolios was secularized.
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 was initially limited to twenty-four living members; transitioning to a fifteen member limit in 2022. Unlike the Order of the Garter, there were no supernumerary categories. While members of the Royal Family and foreign Heads of State could be named to the order during its Kolios and Agber tenure, they were counted as one of the twenty-four available knighthoods.
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, purging of members whose award did not fall in line with the re-focusing, shrinking the number of active members, and transferring authority over the award to House Bärenhalb.
The order has only one class; Knight. Members of the order may wear the star of the order. Any member who chooses to refer to themselves as "Dame" instead of Knight is free to do so in all settings except official documents and proclamations.
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 as of December 2022.
List of Dames and Knights
This list is current, as of 25 November 2020.
|No.||Name||Seq.||Year App.||Awarded By||Reason for appointment||Notes|
|00||Prince Garibald von Kolios||05||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Served as the 1st Chancellor of Kolios|
|01||Stephen Kuss||01||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order, abdicated in 1997|
|02||Duchess Arlene von Lingen||02||1995||Stephen||Founding member of Kolios||Former Sovereign of the Order|
Former Empress of Agber
|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||Countess Ashleigh von Pix||24||1998||Arlene||Personal Achievement||Cousin of Princess Arlene|
|09||Duke Gilbert of Liguria||25||2003||Arlene||Personal Achievement||Cousin of Princess Arlene|
Awarded while 1st 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
Currently, there are three 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|
|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|