Ah, see, that makes a decided difference. You neglected to mention the Assamites being hired. Their honour changes things immensely.
I must admit, I may be a little rusty with the politicking. *lol* As I said before, my fellow PCs weren't very underhanded. My personal favourite was a player character caitiff that foolishly told off my primogen before several other members of the city council. The player falsely scoffed, declaring that since vampires could not slay other vampires what was I to do, especially one that espoused adherence to Camarilla law?
Unfortunately for the poor Caitiff, she soon found that her herd (and extended family) savagely butchered, her mobile home used to travel between cities burned asunder and every single mortal she tried to make friends with ended up dead all without lifting a finger. I was well on my way to starving the poor vampire into frenzy when the GM called the series to a close citing that most players didn't understand vampires.
I do think, however, that caitiff's player was starting to understand- the hard way