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Cardinal is a title held by a Sabbat vampire who oversees sect affairs in large geographical regions.


As the direct superiors of the Archbishops, Cardinals coordinate the Sabbat in their cities and direct them in the Jyhad. Further, it is their direct duty to bring any cities within their territory under the Sabbat’s sway. Most Sabbat see their Cardinals no more than once per year, if at all, as the duties of the office keep them in constant communication with Bishops, Archbishops, Prisci, and the Regent herself.

Cardinals are old, powerful and deadly, having spent many centuries or more amassing their personal and political power. Many young Sabbat wonder why vampires of this age oppose the Antediluvians at all, as they are closer to the ancients than young Cainites like themselves. For whatever reason, cardinals support and guide the Sabbat in the great Jyhad with terrifying efficiency.


Cardinals seldom answer to the Regent or the Prisci unless their activities have a detrimental effect on the Sabbat as a whole. They are responsible for all that happens within their regions, and for planning and delegating all Sabbat activities within their respective regions. There are 13 Cardinals, chosen by status within the sect and not by clan.[citation needed] The Cardinals duties include:

  • To assist and advise the Regent;
  • To handle all disputes that cannot be resolved by the Archbishops or Bishops;
  • Authority to make/break alliances and declare enemies;
  • To promote or demote those of a lesser rank;
  • To remove the initiated status from a lower-ranked member of the Sabbat;
  • Being members of the Consistory with full voting power;

Known Cardinals

Name Domain Clan Generation Time Active Source(s)
Agnes ? Tzimisce ? Circa 1933
Alleluia ? Tzimisce ? ?
Ambrosio Luis Monçada ? Lasombra 6th Circa 1933
Angelica, The Canonicus ? Lasombra ? ?
Ayelea ? Tremere antitribu ? ?
Bruce de Guy Western United States Ventrue antitribu 8th Circa 1933
Charles VI South America Lasombra 8th 1808 to the mid-20th century
Dark Selina New England Brujah 5th Dark Colony, p. 34
Donatien ? Toreador antitribu ? ?
Francisco Domingo de Polonia Eastern American Territories Lasombra 7th Since 1999
Greyhound ? Lasombra ? Circa 2000 until Gehenna
Hannibal ? Malkavian antitribu ? ?
Huroff ? Nosferatu antitribu ? Circa 1933
Kyle Strathcona Canada Ventrue antitribu 8th Since the 19th century
Lernean ? Tremere antitribu ? ?
Louhi ? Nosferatu antitribu ? ?
Melinda Galbraith Mexico City, Mexico Toreador antitribu 5th ?
  • The Chaos Factor, p. 54
  • Masquerade of the Red Death Trilogy Book 1: Blood War, p. 133
Menuven ? Lasombra ? Circa 2000
Mimir ? Gangrel antitribu ? ?
Mysancta ? Lasombra ? Circa 2000-present
Radu Bistri Transylvania, then Eastern American Territories circa 1803; currently no fixed location Tzimisce 7th Circa 1803-present
Sascha Vykos ? Tzimisce 6th Circa 2000 Clan Lasombra Trilogy Book 1: Shards, p. 15-17
Smallpox Griet North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Nosferatu antitribu 8th until 1999 Reichsgold: Aachen bei Nacht, p. 73
Timofiev ? Lasombra ? Until 2000
Velya the Vivisectionist (and Elaine Cassidy) The Land Beyond The Forest Tzimisce 5th ?
Yong-Sun ? Nosferatu antitribu ? ?