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CardinColor Cardin Winchester
RusselColor Russel Thrush
DoveColor Dove Bronzewing
SkyColor Sky Lark

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Cardin Winchester


Beacon Academy

CRDL (pronounced "Cardinal") is a team in the world of RWBY. The team was first seen in the episode "Players and Pieces." During the initiation, the team brought back the black bishop relics.

Beginning in "Jaunedice," at least two of the members appear to be bullies, with Cardin Winchester picking on Jaune Arc. Meanwhile, Russel Thrush is seen calling Velvet Scarlatina a freak, while Sky Lark and Dove Bronzewing simply laugh at Velvet in agreement.

The first battle with the four members together takes place in "Extracurricular" against Pyrrha Nikos.


Cardin Winchester is the leader of Team "CRDL."
Russel Thrush is a member of Team "CRDL."
Dove Bronzewing is a member of Team "CRDL."
Sky Lark is a member of Team "CRDL."


  • The team seems to have a bird motif, similar to Team RWBY's fairytale motif and Team JNPR's cross-dressing mytho-historical figures motif. Each member's name is synonymous with or similar to the name of a bird.
    • Furthermore, the birds lend credence to the possibility this group shares a heraldic motif. While the cardinal is an obvious allusion to the religious station of the same name, the others (Thrush, Lark, Dove) are figures which were typically used on heraldic shields.
  • As revealed during "Forever Fall," each member of the team has eyes which are all a shade of blue.
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  • Team CRDL's role in the story...

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  • CRDL

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    • His first post basically stated that Lark is a coward. The second post doesn't really offer much.
    • 73.Anon.52 wrote:a lark is a joke/laugh.... that somewhat connects Loki(not that I am for that atm, I would rather not speculate much into C...

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