Presto had lost an arm, yet his determination intensified as a result. Steam and gears had transformed the city at a frightening pace, usurping all organic forms of life. Those who advocated a return to the natural way of living were regarded as crazed heretics and thrown into the smelting pits. Though part of this radical group, Presto reluctantly grafted the mechanical abomination onto his body, for it allowed him to carry on in the name of his prized ideal.
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Presto is an Italian tempo performance direction indicating that a passage may be played with extreme speed; the term translates from Italian as "quickly, fast; soon, early".
The Luddites were 19th-century English textile workers who protested newly developed labour-economizing technologies from 1811 to 1816 and destroyed machinery because it would harm their livelihood. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work. Although the origin of the name Luddite is uncertain, a popular theory is that the movement was named after Ned Ludd, a youth who allegedly smashed two stocking frames in 1779, and whose name had become emblematic of machine destroyers.