The Civil War was the collective term for all violent conflict in the City of the Saved. There were no straightforward sides, since the City had a nearly infinite number of opposing blocs, factions, parties, and persons.
Officially, there was no Civil War, just the City Council suppressing uncivil elements like terrorists, enemy agents, and organised criminals. However, some of these uncivil parties were led by City Council members, like Lucius Cassius Ignotus. Other leaders of important factions included Godparent Pinocchio of the Rump Parliament, Pope Beatrix II of the Catholic Church, and Krisztina-Judit Németh of the Sons of Tepes.
Iris Wildthyme requested entry to the City to remove some of her friends from the conflict.