Welcome Sam!
I'm glad that you found the site. I hope that you enjoy writing here. I have found a few different areas are good to look over when you create your character.

Clan page http://nwod.org/wiki/index.php/Clan
A page that includes how Prisci work in our site. http://nwod.org/wiki/index.php/Priscus

Some Covenants have special house rules The details for specific conditions can be explained to your character in game, but I like having the base down.
http://nwod.org/wiki/index.php/Covenant
There are a few links to explore. When you submit your character, you are sent to a special thread with a checklist. Some of the basics are covered in there and required reading. Dont feel shy about asking for clarification, but always ask the search engine as a lot of areas have their own pages.