Gnomeregan. Never forget. Never again.
This is no mere slogan; it is the uniting philosophy of those us who survived the greatest tragedy that has ever befallen gnomekind. In one night, most of my race was killed and our civilization toppled. None of us who survived were unchanged. Some of us deny it, some run from it, some rage in anger, some seal themselves up inside and refuse to come out, and some few try to deal with it and move on as best we can. We all still hurt, but I find that writing about it makes it hurt a little less.