This review covers the module in eZine 25 'Rust and Ruin'. This is a fine accompaniment to the module 'The Whispering Affair', as both seem to be of similar ilk on face value. The focus of 'Rust and Ruin' is on the missing daughter of a Guild Sergeant, such a nice young lass who can't have possibly know anything untoward of the sinister side of Malifaux. It is up to the Fated to find news of the missing teenager, and bring her back safely to home.
The investigative sections in the module are well-designed, and offer challenge not only in gathering the clues to her location and the circumstances, but there are some politically-motivated decisions to make too. The combat encounters will certainly challenge even the most well-organised group and can be scaled accordingly. Overall, it does provide an excellent view into the seedy underside of Malifaux, and the Fated are given some difficult choices to make at the conlcusion of proceedings. Highly recommended for an evenings' session, and it can easily spawn a multitude of further adventures if the Fate Master wants to expand any of the ideas or 'loose threads' at the end.