Thank you, everyone, for your patience during the EGSNP break! I really, really needed it. I'll probably take another short break after this storyline is over, though I might not. I'll figure it out when we get there.
My understanding of sneak attacks in some games is that they're not necessarily that sneaky? This might just be because of video games, but when I think of a sneak attack, I think of an attack outside of battle that no one was ready for, but I suppose it also makes sense that an attack could be sneaky mid-battle.
It IS my understanding that being hit by an unexpected attack mid-battle is a thing that can actually happen. Apparently, when people fight for real, it's not even turn-based? It's all very strange.