I've been trying to rewrite a novel I wrote in high school, but this time actually have it make (some) sense.
Basically there's a decently sized company in the novel that takes over a private/secret city in the clouds.
How do I make this at least somewhat realistic when the city does have a police force and a council that is competent?
How do I show the company is transforming the city's government, lifestyle, etc.
I don't want the citizens to be treated very well.
The company's main goal is to make the city a tourist attraction because it's hidden in the sky and all of the citizens have given themselves wings.
The company itself focuses on exploration and discovering artifacts.