I decided to try cloak and dagger stuff in this game. There is a small bandit camp with 3 bandits just north of Ledetchko at the forest border.
"Great" - I thought - "I'll poison their cooking pot with Bane potion and loot stuff from their cold hands".
The last guy went to bed around 10:20 PM. I sneaked in right after that and put 2 bottles of bane into their cooking pot. Then I speed-waited till 6 AM since wiki says it's 7 AM when they have their breakfast.
I waited till 11 AM in real time (no speed-waiting) nearby behind a bush to see them dead, but when I approached them - they were quite alive! And they murdered me. While wiki says it takes only 50 seconds to kill main character when Bane-poisoned.
And I did several attempts. And every time they were alive. Not a single of them were cold on the ground. I also tried to steal their stuff from their trunk while they were asleep, but they were waking up in the process every time even when I opened chest (in a single attempt, mind you).
So in the end I murdered them naked with my sword when they agroed me at the last steal attempt.
But I still can't understand why they were alive every time when they should be dead from poisoning and how they hear me opening their trunk when I have zero noise (because of my choise of clothing) and opened it at my first attempt?
Could you explain, please?