Somebody used glitter glue to put a bunch of stickers in the Book. Think it pissed Mr
J off pretty bad and he torched the church.
I think part of the draw for chipping in for communal influence/allies is it lets you gain access to much higher caliber a lot faster than a character would usually be able to get on their own. Mechanically, you can spend 3 xp for one dot of a personal ally/influence/contact, or throw that same 3 xp into a shared pool and get access to a 3 or 4 dot version of the same, and not have to spend weeks or months working up to that level.
The characters don’t have total personal control over it since it’s a Guild asset, but they can still probably draw on it occasionally for personal tasks. And it’s there for the things that are city-wide issues as well as threats to the character personally (e.g. the crazy imposter Malkavian currently on the loose trying to stir up breaches and draw the Second Inquisition down on everyone. Bad for the city as a whole, and also bad for characters on a personal level since, y’know, Second Inquisition).
I threw my hat in the ring.
Spine owes me a minor, and Tucker’s trying to sell me a vote from each member in exchange for calling it paid. He’s being damn pushy and trying to say I gotta make up my mind by Friday if I want the votes. Frankly, there’s folks in there I’m pretty sure’d vote for me anyway and I don’t like how he’s trying to put conditions on the way his debts can be called in. Plus he doesn’t seem to have actually run this by any of the folks who’s votes he’s trying to pawn. So I’m likely gonna tell him to get fucked.