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)
During the War in Heaven against the enemy, War Cardinals held a training facility on Gallifrey XII where they taught the art of escapology. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)
In an alternate timeline, the Cardinals served under a Supreme Pontiff of Time. (PROSE: Prisoners of the Sun)
Known Cardinals Edit
Borusa was a Cardinal when the President was assassinated by Goth. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
Braxiatel was a Cardinal and a confidante of President Romana. (AUDIO: Zagreus)
Lenadi served as Cardinal Prime of the Prydonian Chapter on the High Council of Time Lords at the time of the First Doctor's disappearance from Gallifrey.(PROSE: Lungbarrow)
Matthias was Cardinal whilst Braxiatel was President, eventually succeeding him. (AUDIO: Appropriation)
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.
Valyes was a Cardinal who was chosen by the High Council as acting Chancellor. He replaced Braxiatel, who had been appointed to the position only days earlier. (AUDIO: Insurgency, Pandora)
Zero was a Cardinal, yet not a member of the High Council. (AUDIO: Spring)
Zorac was one of the Cardinals who sentenced the Fifth Doctor to death to stop Omega from taking over his body. (TV: Arc of Infinity)
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.