And that one pirate that had gotten away apparently told his other friends. And they set an ambush in a small clearing near a cliff, stabbing Markus, and pushing him down a good 500 feet or more. I was too busy fighting to be of help.
I fared better than Markus, however. Not being so close to the slippery ground at the edge of the cliff probably helped.
I stabbed the one pirate rushing up to me on my right, and ducked the other pirate's blade behind me.
And caused him to decapitate his friends head.
I'm not usually a back-stabber, but this time it had to be done.