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Social Contract Confederacy

A White Shimmering Monolith

As you hop out of the carriage, you are immediately struck with awe at the skyscraper gleaming like ivory in the sun. Walking towards the tower, people in smart business suits are bustling around talking in clipped voices. You overhear a small group of them talking about buying nearby tracts of land and great business deals. Walking into the extensive, open space of the lobby, you are hesitant to interrupt these obviously very busy capitalists for directions. Luckily, there is a massive directory on the wall. Scanning the huge list of names, you see: Buchanan, Gauthier, Grotius, Hobbes, … as you skim the list you notice that even Socrates maintains an office here. Not sure where to begin, you decide to jump on the elevator and see where you end up.