Anyone else seeing too much of this message lately?
Are you sure you want to Rescue <thrall>? Rescued followers lose all their items and equipment.
Ever since the follower AI has been changed, thralls have been getting stuck under the world. And you can get them back by going to Follower Management and selecting the ‘Rescue’ option…
But the problem is you lose all of the equipment on the thrall when you do this. I know this was put in as a means to prevent some sort of exploit. But right now the bugs are worse than the exploit. And I’m not even sure what kind of exploit this is supposed to prevent.
The solution is simple. Let rescued thralls keep their equipment. At least until you fix the game.
And patch this in ASAP.