Fiveday, 7th Firstmonth, 315
ELSMOORE FACTORY GRAND OPENING!
By Connie Searden
The Elsmoore Corporation has opened a new textile factory in Dreth with great fanfare. This facility is the largest Elsmoore has yet built and boasts an impressive seventy-eight looms. At the opening ceremony, Mr. Elsmoore promised his new factory will make it possible for even the poorest families in Dreth to clothe themselves warmly.
Mr. Brenton Elsmoore, owner of the rapidly growing Elsmoore Corporation, visited Dreth in person yesterday to oversee the opening of his new textile mill. “This is a momentous occasion for the city of Dreth,” he announced. “This factory will provide over two hundred new jobs, not to mention dozens of varieties of high-quality fabrics that will begin appearing in shops within a week!” Mr. Elsmoore went on to describe the innovative loom designs his factory uses. “The details are patented,” he said with a wink, “but I can tell you we’ve incorporated more dragon-bone components for faster, cleaner, and ultimately cheaper production.”
The factory began production immediately on its opening, with nearly a hundred men, women, and children already working the looms. Onlookers were amazed by the small quantity of smoke and soot put out by the mill. Some machinery still relies on coal power, but the large number of magic-driven components makes this mill a far more pleasant addition to the city than most new factories. Mr. Elsmoore asserted that the new mill is also safer for the workers “because there won’t be so much smoke in the air. It’ll be easier for the workers to see what they’re doing, and there won’t be any worries about them catching the sooty lung.” When asked if the faster loom operation created any new safety concerns, Mr. Elsmoore replied, “It’ll take the workers a while to adjust, I’m sure, but as long as they’re careful, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about.”
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Well-written with subtext leaving wonderful hints about the dark luck some workers will encounter. Sooty lung indeed.