The Rage Curse
The People of the Mountain have had their past stolen. The men of Lexim had owned and traded dwarves for over five hundred years before the Sky People convinced Lexim to free them. Dwarves have a long history of heroes and fables amongst their people that roughly explain their way of life and values, but have no real religion of their own, or language, or writing. All of these things were stripped from them long ago.
Dwarves have taken to their freedom well. The lands in their traditional homes of the mountains are harsh, but dwarves are used to harsh living conditions. Thanks to their still-used skill with stonework, the dwarves are already making monuments to their heroes and delving back into the mountain halls their people once knew as home.