A cardinal is a priest who administers over several bishoprics of a particular god. This can mean anywhere from four to four hundred temples, depending on the god and kingdom. The area a cardinal administers is called a diocese. Cardinals are usually attended by a number of paladins, under-priests, and other officials to help them administer the temples in their diocese. Cardinals are appointed by a disciple of their god and often given additional responsibilities, such as safe-guarding a particular relic of the church, building projects, administration of non-temple sites or peoples, and often funding projects in the name of their god.