Lord or Lady Cardinal (Cardinal for short) was an office of the High Council of the Time Lords of Gallifrey. (TV: The Deadly Assassin, et al.) The Cardinals were the highest ranking members of the various Chapterhouses of Gallifrey. The most senior Cardinal was known as the Cardinal Prime. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)
Somewhere between Under Cardinal (A sub office of Cardinal, ranking below it) and Cardinal, there was the rank of Junior Cardinal, a rank held by Borusa at the time of the Morbius crisis. They wore grey robes. (PROSE: Warmonger)
Known Cardinals Edit
Both Ollistra (AUDIO: Only the Monstrous, The Side of the Angels) and Padrac (AUDIO: The Eleven) were Cardinals during the Doom Coalition crisis. Ollistra continued as Cardinal through into the Time War.
Franilla, Sendok, Zass, (PROSE: Divided Loyalties) Helron, Pandad, (COMIC: The Legacy of Gallifrey) Leabind, Tachen, (AUDIO: Lies) Luvis, (AUDIO: Omega) Morissa, (AUDIO: Lies) Tortheth (PROSE The Quantum Archangel) and Undercardinal (AUDIO: Neverland) were all Cardinals at one point.
One Cardinal wrestled with the Garvond in the Matrix. It ate away his remaining lives, killing him without hope of regeneration. This was recorded in The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. (PROSE: The Dimension Riders)