Do Lycanthropes, specifically the wererats such as Slim in this adventure, lose their gear when they shape shift?
I did a search of the forums and found people quoting 4e rules that said they do, then found somewhat contradicting statements that they only lose what is held in their hands but all other gear melds into the new form. Then there are the current rules for Druid's shape shifting;
[Your gear is subsumed in the new shape, so you cannot acces such equipment to activate, wield, or otherwise benefit from it. (For instance and magic item, armor, weapon or shield you have is of no benefit to you.)]