The skinny man, a pair of small blades in his hands - cutlass right, dirk left - charges at Kemvar, intent on slicing Kemvar's throat open. He draws close, lunges... and is sent flying. Leaping to Kemvar's aid, you step over the skinny man and point your sword at his throat.
Before you can utter an intimidating one-liner, though, something hits you over the head. Everything goes black.