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Comic #2733

1 Kyros: All right. Here goes. Rock... Move!
2 Alvissa: Sunlight! You did it! You opened a passage to the surface!
3 Dwalin: See, thus is why dwarves dinnae go in for magic.
4 Alvissa: Huh? I'd think the ability to move rock would be useful for an underground race.
4 Dwalin: It'd put thoosands o' miners oot o' work!

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It seems to be a common thing that technological progress and labour-saving devices and methods are opposed because they'd put people out of work. It's a theme you don't see explored so much in fantasy settings, where magic has the potential to displace enormous numbers of workers.

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