Originally posted by TheCountAlucard
The colonial silver mines devoured more than eight million real people. I'm not trying to paint things as black-and-white, I'm saying that cities were emptied to feed an empire's demand for silver. Not every Exalted game that incorporates slavery has to have that sort of atrocity sitting in the spotlight, but to write it out of the setting in the name of promoting nuance is to deny reality.
The Athenian silver mines at Laurium were also operated through slave labor, who likewise endured notoriously squalid living conditions and short lifespans.