Rood Der: 05: Eldritch Purgings. The group receives quite a surprise when Barney turns up starring in an old brain-in-the-vat movie, and Frances fights off the parasites purged from Frederic's body, on the other side of the Red Door. How deep are we, immersed in this world we call reality? How many turtles down do we go, in this discombobulated, mixed-metaphor, rabbit-hole world? Their world might be based on Ayn Rand, her writings, philosophies, and her U.S. Presidency, but how dense are their numbers compressed, and for how long will their simulation even run? This little group has been provided an exit, but would anyone be rude enough to dare and leave their very own reality? Take the Rude Dare, and Cross over, where data is data, through the Red Door. From the author of Vestigial Surreality comes the new serial novel, Rood Der.