Rusk was one of the Wellsians who took part in the invasion of Earth in 1897. Together in Shogorf, he piloted a Tripod during the ransacking of Paris. Of the two, Rusk was the milder and more fearful one, worrying about the possibility of retaliation from the humans more than his fellow.
However, both ended up being terrified when they saw the Eiffel Tower, believing it to be the human equivalent of a Tripod. Fleeing, they ended up accidentally piloting their Tripod into, and eventually beneath, the sea.
Behind the scenes
Rusk and Shogorf first appeared in 2019 in Towering Success.