Stealthy units can move without being seen on the strategic map. This allows them to try to infiltrate hostile territories. Patrolling units and the inherent patrol effect from province defense can however discover them.
Stealth strength = (Leader's stealth ability) - (number of stealthy units under their command with stealth ability < 50)
Sneaking units are discovered if:
Destealth + 2d25 > Stealth + 2d25
Both of these rolls are open-ended.
A stealthy commander has a number of interesting uses, such as being able to ferry and carry gems and items for an army. A commander set to perform a stealthy order does so before other orders such as rituals or assassinations, which can make them very difficult to catch, and rather effective at raiding. Using a ritual such as or on top of a stealthy raider that has switched orders to hide or sneak will therefore not initiate combat.
Commanders set on stealthy orders (hide or sneak) are unaffected by:
Commanders set on stealthy orders are still affected by: