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The Cardinal is the female Prefect in charge of Kett Command on Voeld.


Mass Effect: Andromeda Edit

The Cardinal is first seen in Kett Command giving a "fortunate welcome" to the angara who have been "chosen to be exalted". Following the diversion that Pathfinder Ryder's angaran allies trigger, she is quickly questioned by the Archon if the Moshae is ready for transport. She replies that she is being prepared for final exaltation, the process of genetically transforming angara into kett soldiers.

By the time Moshae Sjefa is about to be exalted, Ryder has successfully breached the chamber they're in, prompting the Cardinal to escort the Moshae to a hangar bay. The Pathfinder's team persistently pursues her there, where she challenges them into a fight, all the while frantically shouting to her subordinates to defend the Moshae.

After the Cardinal is defeated, she pleads mercy to the Pathfinder, begging to have the base (or temple as she calls it) to be spared, in return the Cardinal will order to have all captured angara at the base to be released. Jaal Ama Darav votes on keeping the base so that the Resistance can rescue the captives, while Moshae Sjefa declares that the base must be destroyed. If Ryder accepts the Cardinal's offer, she keeps her word while interpreting Ryder's decision as them seeing the merits of becoming a kett. If Ryder rejects her offer, she is dismayed but powerless to stop them. Whichever the Pathfinder chooses, the Cardinal will attempt to walk away from the scene. An interrupt option will allow Ryder to kill her, otherwise Ryder simply refutes her and warns her to leave before Ryder changes his/her mind.

Fight Strategy Edit

Firstly, be aware that the Cardinal is able to execute an instant-kill attack by trapping Ryder inside a stasis field. Of course, this will only happen as long as the Cardinal's barrier is active and the Ryder stand too close to her.

The Cardinal is able to continuously summon kett forces during the fight. If possible, use light weapons to deal with the minions and keep the strong/heavy weapons to damage the Cardinal when her barrier is down.

 Trivia Edit

  • Within the Catholic Church, the word "Cardinal" is the title of a senior ecclesiastical priest, next below the Pope and appointed by him to assist him as a member of the college of cardinals. The word is also used to define something of the great or fundamental importance.