My character, little Gangrel fledgling, went the "plain dumb luck" route to acquiring political influence.

She's nominally Cammie, living in a Camarilla city and honestly liking the stability there, but having been Embraced into the Sabbat and living as a runaway autarkis since early on, she's fairly open-minded about things the Camarilla deems "threats." For instance, she built an easy friendship with an Akunanse who showed up in the city and even helped him pass off as part of her clan so he wouldn't have to hide. Knowing her Nossie buddy at the docks would love...