Basically, this is a variation on my long standing issue with this game, the enemies appearing out of nowhere, e.g. turning 360 degrees in an open area with no-one in sight only to be backstabbed one second later. The reason why I’m reporting this is because I would like to know if this is how it is supposed to work in this game so that I can stop complaining if that is the case.
This particular incident happened on the upper level of plaza in the Screaming bell, near the entrance to the second grim. There were no enemies in the area for at least five seconds, no corpses, nada. I was moving forward with my guard down when a Skavenslave suddenly appeared in front of me, point blank, and hit me hard enough to kill me (I was wounded, but my temphealth was over 60%).