It’s 2015 and the Dwarves have been summoned to the Palace of the King and Queen.
Why have they been summoned?
The King has decided to close the mine. It has not been producing the quantity and quality of jems and diamonds he is accustomed to.
There is also a much,much,much larger issue. OSHA, the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Secretary of the Interior, Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (MESA), Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act) and a number of other Government organizations and laws are finding the Kingdom run mine to be in serious non-compliance.
What are a King and Queen to do?
They must separate the dwarves from their long standing positions and downsize them.
Are there any Golden Parachutes for the hard working cadre of skilled miners?
Do they leave with wonderful parting gifts?
Or do they get the shaft?