The Council in charge of London all have their own problems, keeping them from working together as well as they once did. This has given the renegades (a coterie that looks a lot like the Council in demographic terms, but averages a few decades younger) an in to oust them.
Both sides are Invictus.
The Holy Lance of the Hawksmoor Churches and the Circle will probably take opposing sides because of each other rather than their political purposes.
No Carthians or Dragons unless someone wants to play one. Other power blocs in the city (the drug lords and slavers) are covenant-free.
I have a page about prominent mortals in my notebook.
And a page about VII... which is deliberately left blank.