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, Weapon of Choice, et al.)
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.